Category Archives: Ottawa

Trudeau’s “Moderate” Deficits Continue to Be Not So Moderate After All

According to Globe and Mail reporter Bill Curry, “Ottawa recorded a $10.6-billion deficit in March and now expects the final deficit figure for 2017-18 will be in line with the $19.4-billion estimated in the February budget.”

This is quite worrying, as the most recent budget tabled by the Trudeau government provided “no timetable for balanced books anywhere on its horizon”.

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Toronto asks Ottawa, province for help to deal with influx of refugee claimants

The mayor of Toronto says the city will need to open an emergency reception centre over the next seven days to deal with an influx of refugees claimants.

The federal and Ontario governments should take action to relieve the growing pressure refugee claimants are putting on the city’s shelter system, John Tory said Friday, as he asked for support on the issue.

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Black parents ask Ottawa public schools to collect race data

A group of parents from Ottawa’s black community are calling on the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board to collect race-based data so they can fight discrimination in the education system.

Richard Sharpe said his 16-year-old son has faced undue discrimination at school.

“We found that he was being racially profiled. We found that he was being disproportionately penalized for small things,” Sharpe said.

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Ottawa must deny entry to Islamophobe Robert Spencer

Canada has continued to deny entry to people like Chelsea Manning, but it seems Robert Spencer, co-founder of Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) and the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), and the director of the Muslim-bashing Jihad Watch, is planning his third visit to Grande Prairie, Alberta.

I’m learning to have a lot of respect for Alberta.

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“Islamophobia” motion under review at hearings in Ottawa

“Islamophobia”, is a term that was coined in the wake of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, and it’s the use of this word specifically, that Dr. Sherif Emil objects to in Motion-103.

It was the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical Islamic organisation Emil says, that used the term “to really quell any criticism not of radical Islam, but of mainstream Islam.”

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Pro- and anti- immigration protesters face off in duelling rallies

Members of the right-wing group Storm Alliance announced a series of rallies outside border crossing points and government buildings to protest what they call the destructive policies of Justin Trudeau’s government.

In turn, many pro-refugee organizations have announced their own gatherings to counter Storm Alliance’s message, which they say is hostile to immigrants and refugees.

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