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California Bracing for Alberta-Sized Wildfires

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 8:30am 5/10/2016 at 8:30am
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Good news for the Canadians battling the massive Alberta wildfire: the fire crews battling the blaze have received aid from cooler weather:

Alberta fire official Chad Morrison said firefighters were mak...

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Alberta’s Wildfire: Costliest Natural Disaster in Canada’s History

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:30am 5/9/2016 at 11:30am
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Mother Nature has engaged our neighbors to the North in a battle, as a massive wildfire has consumed the forests around the oil-sands region of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada since May 1.

The Canadians may finally be making some progress in containing the conflagration after one-week of intense fire-fighting.

Canadian officials showed some...

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Canadian Black Lives Matter Organizer Tweets “Allah give me strength to not cuss/kill These Men and White Folks”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 9:37pm 4/6/2016 at 9:37pm
Canadian Black Lives Matter Organizer Tweets About Killing Men and White Folks

A Toronto-based Black Lives Matter organizer, Yusra Khogali, tweeted about killing, “men and white folks,” in February before deleting the tweet and locking her account.

According to Newstalk 1010:

Many are now calling for a police investigation, calling the tweet ‘hate speech’.

There’s been no comment from Ali yet, but NEWSTALK 1010...

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Google searches for “Move to Canada” spike after Trump Super Tuesday success

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 3:36pm 3/2/2016 at 3:36pm
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A couple of weeks ago, in response to seeing an anti-Trump bumper sticker in Ithaca, I wrote:

While I’m not for Trump, I have to admit it would be a guilty pleasure to watch Ithaca progressives running through the streets pulling at their hair and screaming about End Times. Half the town...

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Anti-Israel Boycott Resolution goes down in flames at McGill University

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 7:30pm 2/27/2016 at 7:30pm
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McGill University in Montreal was the latest effort by anti-Israel students to pass a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions motion.

Initially, at a student assembly packed by BDS supporters, the motion passed:

The Student Society of McGill University has voted to boycott Israel.
The idea came up for a vote twice before in the last...

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U. Waterloo students reject academic boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 1:00pm 1/28/2016 at 1:00pm
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A coalition of anti-Israel students at the University of Waterloo obtained 4000 signatures to put a resolution to a full student body vote completely severing ties with several Israeli academic institutions:

In November 2015, the Federation of Students received a petition of over 4000 signatures to initiate a referendum for the...

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Canada’s government plans to accept Syrian refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 7:00am 11/24/2015 at 7:00am
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Canada joins the liberal leaders of the US and much of Europe and plans to go ahead with the admission of many thousands of Syrian refugees:

Canada plans to fly in 900 Syrian refugees a day as of next month, according to media reports, as the defense minister said showing compassion for...

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LIVE: Canadian Election Results (Update – Huge Liberal Party Win)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 19, 2015 at 8:33pm 10/19/2015 at 8:33pm
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[Some updating by WAJ]

Our northern neighbors are having elections today. We’re watching to see if Liberal Party’s Justin Trudeau can unseat Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Keep in mind that Canada has a parliamentary system, so the next Prime Minister is like to come from a party with less...

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Is Obama’s Team Targeting Canada’s Conservative Party?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 12:30pm 10/17/2015 at 12:30pm
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While most of us have been engrossed in the American election saga, our neighbor to the north is preparing for an Oct. 19th election that may be infused with some imported drama.

As next week’s election draws near, news is that

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Parliament Shootings an Act of Terrorism

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:30am 10/23/2014 at 8:30am
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper had strong words for the attacker who opened fire at the National War Monument before moving on to the halls of Parliament in Ottawa on Wednesday.

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No coincidence that Canadian PM Harper heckled as he skewered BDS

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 11:10am 1/22/2014 at 11:10am
Canadian PM Harper Knesset heckled

Everyone knows that Israel’s Knesset is a particularly contentious place, where views are shouted out with great emotion.  I don’t believe they have the floor brawls that take place elsewhere, but it’s not a place where rhetoric is held back.

But when foreign dignitaries visit, that’s a different matter entirely.

I noted the other...

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Canadian PM Harper: Academic boycott part of “mutation of the old disease of anti-Semitism”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 20, 2014 at 12:58pm 1/20/2014 at 12:58pm
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You can now add Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the growing chorus who recognize the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement for what it is — as former Harvard President Lawrence Summers put it, anti-Semitism “in effect” if not “in intent.”

Harper addressed the Knesset today, and voiced unflinching support for Israel (video...

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Oh, courageous Canada at the U.N.!

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:43am 11/30/2012 at 11:43am

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird gave a very strong speech (embedded at bottom of post) yesterday at the United Nations against the “nonmember” status for “Palestine,” in violation of the Oslo Accords.

Canada is following up that rhetoric,Canada recalling diplomats from...

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Oh Canada

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 10:25am 7/22/2012 at 10:25am

Robin Williams once said of Canada, “it’s like a loft apartment overlooking a really great party.” But a study released this week said that while the U.S. has been partying, it appeared that Canadians’ net worth had leaped ahead of Americans’:

The average Canadian has quietly become richer than the average American....

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Rhode Island of the North

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:22am 7/8/2011 at 11:22am

I’ve written many times about Rhode Island’s public sector pension problem, which is like an albatross hung around the necks of taxpayers. 

Although some reforms have been made, retiring at a relatively early age on full or near full salary forevever has created an absurd situation of retirees, many of whom go...

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I hereby take back all Canada jokes

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 11:34am 5/28/2011 at 11:34am

In a draft statement the G-8 nations were set to echo Obama’s call for negotiations based on the 1967 borders, the same framework which caused outrage in the U.S. Congress:

 Group of Eight leaders will give “str...
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