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  1. And the wait times in hospitals might just be getting a little longer:

    The government will also accept more parent and grandparent sponsorships in 2019. The current cap of 17,000 applications will be increased to 20,000 next year.

    https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/sponsorship-parents-grandparents.html


  2. Getting a little tired of “Canadians” using Canada as a convenience....

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    Although the girls are Canadian citizens, as is their father, they've never lived in Canada. Mursal came as a refugee from Ethiopia to Canada in 1988. He married an Ethiopian woman during one of his many extended visits back to his homeland.

     

    The issue with the disputed photo on the passport application is that the photo is not Mursal's daughter — a troubling situation that isn't able to be clearly explained.

     

    Officials with Immigration, Refugee Citizenship Canada (IRCC) say the "impostor" photo was submitted fraudulently. Mursal vehemently denies the allegation.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-kenya-ethiopia-citizenship-passport-war-human-rights-1.4983010

    And then we have this little item:

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    NAIROBI, Kenya — A Canadian national and five other people suspected of helping extremist gunmen stage a deadly attack in the Kenyan capital this week appeared in court on Friday as prosecutors investigated them for suspected terror offences.

    A judge ordered five of the suspects held for 30 days while authorities look into the assault on the dusitD2 hotel complex that was carried out by al-Shabab, a group that is linked to al-Qaida and based in neighbouring Somalia.

    https://torontosun.com/news/world/canadian-among-six-suspects-held-over-nairobi-hotel-attack/wcm/64e73ba4-c177-4891-8d4a-35d945cac414#comments

    Or another favourite.....watching exasperated CBSA staff trying to communicate with wheelchair passengers holding Canadian passports, who don’t have a clue of what he’s trying to say (in either official language) !

    So, I have to laugh (cry?) when I hear a headline involving a “Canadian”...

    but..it’s all good.....a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian.

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  3. Kicking the can down the road so the Canadian military becomes irrelevant on the world stage..(if we are not there already)....but on the election trail, Trudeau will say he took decisive action to re-equip a military long ignored by the previous Harper government.


  4. And on another topic....the hypocrisy of the liberals has reached a new level...in the by election to be held in Burnaby, the liberal candidate posted material to support her candidacy. She stated because the other candidate is Indian, the voters in the riding need a Chinese mp if they want true representation.  Excuse me???

    And the Libs went ape **bleep** when the cons referred to old stock Canadians....this liberal candidate speaks of blatant racism. Funny, nothing in the Globe.

    https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2019/01/15/as-ndp-leader-jagmeet-singh-campaigns-in-burnaby-south-a-liberal-candidate-brings-race-into-the-byelection.html

     

    And on the economic front, the former president of the Liberal Party of Canada is not amused:

     

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  5. Treasury Board president resigning.....Scott Briton quitting politics.HHMmm. Just before Vice Admiral Mark Norman trial starts and just before the election. It was suggested that the investigation of the supply ship contract started after the Irving family sent an email to Brison complaining they weren’t getting their share of the pie. Coincidence?...Deny..Deny Deny....Never liked his arrogance (although he was apparently well liked on both sides of the house...anybody that is gay and goes to a fruit farm during the election must have a good sense of humour).

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    He denied that his decision to quit politics is in any way related to the current controversy surrounding his role in the suspension of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, the military's second-in-command who has been charged with leaking cabinet secrets. Brison is expected to be a star witness when the case goes to trial in August — just weeks before this year's election campaign officially starts.

    "If that issue had never occurred, I would be making the same decision that I'm making now," he said, refusing to further discuss issues that are now before the court.

    Brison has admitted to pressing the newly minted Trudeau government in 2015 to suspend a $700-million plan to build a new supply ship, a move that the RCMP alleges prompted Norman to leak secrets to Quebec's Davie Shipbuilding so it could pressure the Liberals into restarting the project.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2019/01/10/scott-brison-resigning-cabinet_a_23639407/?ncid=other_topnaventr_coabgdcpxri&utm_campaign=topnav


  6. Here’s another signal to the world that Canada is closed for business and trouble for the sunny ways pm:

    Opposition to a natural gas pipeline running through Northern British Columbia is surging, with dozens of rallies halting traffic in Vancouver and city centres, and one group of protesters forcing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to change venues for a meeting with Indigenous leaders.

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    The 670-kilometre pipeline would ship natural gas from northeast B.C. to a liquefied natural gas terminal in Kitimat, on the coast. It is a crucial link in the $40-billion LNG project the B.C. and federal governments announced amid much fanfare last fall. Elected representatives of all 20 Indigenous bands along the pipeline route have signed project agreements with the company. Five of those bands belong to the Wet’suwet’en Nation: Wet’suwet’en First Nation (formerly known as the Broman Lake Indian Band), Burns Lake, Nee Tahi Buhn, Skin Tyee and Witset.

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    Look at us, we are fierce and empowered,” said Audrey Siegl, a Musqueam First Nations member who helped lead the march. “We are uniting and rising to save Indigenous people across Canada.”

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-protests-to-lng-pipeline-erupt-as-demonstrators-confront-trudeau-over/


  7. And people wonder why there is an illegal gun problem in Toronto:

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    Two years ago, he was convicted of possession of a firearm and received time served — 45 days pre-sentence custody — and a $10 fine.

    Btw....this statement is part of the bio of the guy police arrested in Toronto, responsible for their first homicide of 2019. As they say, he was known to police.

    https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/man-arrested-in-torontos-first-homicide-of-2019


  8. Where do all the guns come from??? Here is just another source of smuggled guns:

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    Randy Jackson admitted Monday that he smuggled 67 firearms from his native Michigan into the black market in Ontario in 2017. 

    While in custody last year, Jackson said he wondered how much of Toronto’s record shooting and homicide spree in 2018 was caused by his weapons, court heard.

    “It was a painful feeling to see so many (shooting) stories break (on the nightly news)  and wonder if I had any fault in it,” the 35-year-old father of four told court Monday. “I never thought too seriously about the consequences of my actions.”

    Nice try on the mea culpa......what the hell did he think the guns would be used for??

    Just how many guns get through is anyone’s guess....stories like this make Blair and Trudeau look like idiots trying to blame gun owners for the spike in gun crimes.

    https://torontosun.com/news/crime/gun-smuggler-worries-his-weapons-fuelled-shooting-homicide-record

     


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    LeBlanc, the MP for the Beauséjour riding in New Brunswick, announced the diagnosis in a statement posted to Twitter on Wednesday. 

    The statement, which was co-signed by his physician, Dr. Nicholas Finn, says the condition is a chronic disease that must be closely monitored but can be controlled. 

    LeBlanc is scheduled to begin treatments next week, the statement said.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/dominic-leblanc-leukemia-diagnosis-1.4435564

    Alan Rock, Minister of Health, (a few years ago)was diagnosed with prostate cancer and was on the table literally the next day.

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/rock-gets-on-with-life-after-prostate-cancer/article4146229/

    Forgive me for being skeptical that there are two types of care in Canada, depending whether you have been elected.


  10. There seems to be a mentality of “its ok....I got it, it won’t happen to me”  these days.... Despite the noble goals of some travellers, people continue to put themselves in harms way.

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    The Canadian government warns travellers to avoid all “non-essential travel” to Burkina Faso, particularly the northern area and its borders with Mali, Niger, Benin and Togo because of the threat of terrorism, banditry, and kidnapping.

    https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/canada/2019/1/5/1_4241773.html

     


  11. Another message for companies investing in Canada....and the irony of the Canada’s environmental rules...

    https://www.therebel.media/syncrude-fined-2-75m-for-31-bird-deaths-but-green-energy-slap-chop-blades-get-a-pass-?utm_campaign=rb_07_01_19&utm_medium=email&utm_source=therebel

    Near Kingston, Ontario lies Amherst Island ... a renowned sanctuary for owls and other birds....

    http://www.protectamherstisland.ca/owl-woods/

    but despite the protests of residents and environmentalists...26 wind turbines have been erected.

    http://www.protectamherstisland.ca/


  12. The latest gunfight in YZ is going to get some attention....it was in the upscale Beaches neighbourhood and the duellists were driving a Mercedes and an Audi suv...  

    https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/two-injured-in-brazen-daylight-shooting-in-the-beaches

    And for all the heated debate about guns in Toronto, they were used in a little more than half the murders. The first murder in Toronto for 2019 was the result of a stab wound.