The next time some politician, bureaucrat, academic or activist tries to tell you there is a market for alternative energy (wind, solar, biomass, etc.), remember that without massive taxpayer subsidies there would be almost no wind or solar power, or electricity plants run on burning woodchips.
Palestine House has a long history of anti-semitism. That Iqra Khalid would attend should not be a surprise, the hatred expressed is not restricted to Palestine House but represents the widely held and sincere beliefs of the Muslim community.
The Liberal Party cultivates the Islamist vote, this is Justin Trudeau’s Islam, his vision for Canada.
Last Friday evening, as Mounties arrested a Saskatchewan woman as part of a human smuggling investigation, U.S. border patrol agents moved in on the woman’s husband, a Nigerian citizen and another Canadian on the North Dakota side of the border.
So far, authorities have released few details about how these individuals fell under suspicion and whether other arrests could follow. But a senior U.S. border official said Thursday the growing numbers of migrants seeking to jump the border has everyone on high alert.
“It’s on everybody’s radar,” said Alan Zeitvogel, acting division chief of operations for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Grand Forks, N.D.
On Wednesday, authorities announced that Michelle Omoruyi, 43, of Regina, was facing rare human smuggling charges after she was stopped by RCMP last Friday evening driving a vehicle near the border with nine foreign nationals from West Africa.
The lived Koran: A Gay is thrown from a rooftop as Islam commands.
On Thursday 24 March, the Liberal-controlled Canadian House of Commons passed a motion that aimed to “quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear” they say surrounds Islam.
Canadian MP Iqra Khalid, a Muslim immigrant from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, sponsored the motion for the government to condemn “all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination,” singling out “Islamophobia.” With the motion’s passage, Canada’s already frail free speech protections took another step towards the grave.
As our country’s 150th birthday celebrations get underway, we owe it to ourselves to have a mature and non-partisan discussion about Canadian values.
The topic is right up there now at centre stage. It would be a missed opportunity of the greatest magnitude if we let it slip away. Yet this is what too many Canadians, particularly those in the chattering classes, seem content to let happen.
CIBC is eliminating up to 130 jobs in its Toronto finance department and outsourcing the work to India.
As part of the transition, staff losing their positions must train other local CIBC employees. Those employees then train the workers in India who will be taking over the jobs.
Although they aren’t directly training their replacements, the situation isn’t sitting well with some affected staff who spoke with CBC News. They asked that their identity be protected because they fear repercussion from CIBC — one of Canada’s largest banks.
Last Thursday, the Canadian Parliament voted overwhelmingly for a motion to condemn Islamophobia, as proposed by rookie Liberal MP Iqra Khalid.
A reflection of Parliament’s moral position, a motion has no legal force. However, this one has certainly stirred the Canadian public, only 29 percent of whom supported it, according to a poll released on the day it came to the House floor for a vote.
Many feel that adoption of the term “Islamophobia” in the motion, which is poorly understood politically and academically, is ill-advised and potentially captures any negative comments made about the religion of Islam, thereby stifling free speech.
MP complains about government spending tens of thousands of dollars on TVs
OTTAWA — Federal government spending on television sets is out of control, a Conservative MP says after he discovered departments spent tens of thousands of dollars on TVs, including almost $14,000 for a single unit at Indigenous Affairs.
Alberta MP Chris Warkentin says an average family can pick up a flat-screen television for $500 or less, adding he expects the government to institute improved spending practices for units often used for training and video conferencing.
Since the Liberals came to power in November 2015, overall amounts spent on TVs totalled $66,631 at Indigenous Affairs, $67,559 at Health Canada, $62,348 at Natural Resources and $1.29 million at National Defence, according to figures obtained by Warkentin through an order paper question.
The basic question to ask the supporters of the contentious anti-Islamophobic motion is has it any utility? Will it do anything? Will it change attitudes for the better? If there is a stock of genuine Islamophobia in Canada, will recording this motion decrease it, or move to decrease it?
That, I presume, was the priority consideration in the minds that brought it forth. Obviously, they must have thought it would, for otherwise there would be no point in issuing it, arguing for it, and stirring the quite considerable debate it already has.
Following the passage of a controversial, though non-binding, parliament bill condemning “Islamophobia,” a national poll found that most Canadians consider the threat of discrimination against Muslims “overblown,” the product of media hype.
Canadians could have joined together and roundly condemn all forms of racism and discrimination.
The M-103 conversation should have been one about unity and consensus. We could have learned from each other and moved forward together.
This never happened. Because crass politics got in the way.
Conservative MPs and the vast majority of public sentiment had concerns about Liberal MP Iqra Khalid’s M-103, a motion to tackle racism that needlessly singled out “Islamophobia” for special treatment.
Canadians had questions. The Liberals weren’t prepared to offer answers.
There were two social media posts made in the aftermath of Canada’s M-103 anti-Islamophobia vote that perfectly illustrate where the issue is headed.
And make no mistake the issue is indeed headed somewhere. It’s certainly not over now that the vote has happened, which saw it pass 201-91 Thursday evening. If anything, the conversation is only ramping up.
This is because Liberal MP Iqra Khalid’s motion calls for a committee study to be completed within 240 days and report back to the House of Commons with recommendations on how to tackle racism, discrimination and the ill-defined phenomenon of Islamophobia.