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  1. Just imagine, the B.W.C. if the work was not being done!
  2. Also of course, how can a person prove that they didn't do something 15 or 20 years ago when the only proof(?) is the word of the accuser?
  3. What people are being accused of could be different from what they are actually guilty of, yet most organizations are taking preemptive action and deeming them guilty and firing them. That is also wrong.
  4. I spent a few years as a volunteer in Emerg. The major problem I saw was those people who came to Emeg rather than going to their local walk in clinic. Their presence impeded access for those who truly needed emergency treatment. Hang nails, tooth aches, minor cuts etc do not warrant a visit to the Emergency Department. You may find the following for Alberta to be of interest. http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/about/Page3166.aspx
  5. and of course let us also not forget that some "Foreign Cultures" are poisonous, at least according to our POV
  6. For those who flew the DC8 - TCA, 1964

    Thanks Don, here is a goto to another film that might bring back memories for some. https://www.nfb.ca/film/transpacific_flight/ 19 hour flight time.
  7. Waffling Canada

    John Ivison: Canada’s allies are killing their ISIL fighters, while we put our hope in counselling ‎Today, ‎November ‎21, ‎2017, ‏‎38 minutes ago | John Ivison Justin Trudeau batted away claims that the Liberals are soft on terror this week, as the government faces the prospect of more jihadists returning from Syria after the collapse of the Islamic State’s caliphate. National security agencies are monitoring returning fighters, revoking passports and laying criminal charges, he said in the House of Commons. Besides, the government has launched the new Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence to help jihadists “let go of that terrorist ideology,” he said. So sleep easy. Nothing to see here. Hardened extremists can be relied upon to change their minds, if given the “appropriate disengagement and re-integration support.” Ralph Goodale, the public safety minister, was equally reassuring in the House Tuesday when he was asked by Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel how many returnees are under 24-hour surveillance. Goodale said he couldn’t discuss operational matters, but said security agencies are doing everything possible to keep Canadians safe, while respecting the rights and freedoms of returnees. “The answer should be all of them,” said Rempel. But that is unlikely, according to people more familiar with the security situation on the ground than the prime minister. “You can’t monitor them all — the number of targets are exceeding capacity,” said Ray Boisvert, president of I-Sec Integrated Strategies and a former assistant director of intelligence at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. “We have a proper security dilemma that no positive progressive thinking program can easily fix.” 'Still recruiting:' Imam warns Canadian youth to beware of ISIL 'thugs' Christie Blatchford: A team of guards, an interpreter, two prosecutors, a lawyer and a judge to get one alleged terrorist to court Intervention before people become radicalized key to fighting terror: top RCMP counter-terrorism officer Other governments have been less conflicted about the solution. Rory Stewart, the U.K. minister of international development, said last week the only way of dealing with British citizens who joined ISIL is to kill them. The British have also been active in stripping citizenship from dual nationals and banning them from returning to the U.K. The U.S. has stated explicitly that its mission is to make sure that any foreign fighters who joined ISIL in Syria, die in Syria. Australia and France have taken a similar approach, with French special forces co-operating with Iraqi units to hunt down and kill French fighters. Goodale said, “Canada does not engage in death squads.” The minister said Canada will pursue criminal charges where possible and withdraw passports. Yet only two returnees have been charged with participating in terrorism and the immigration department could not supply information on the number of passports that have been withdrawn. Canada would struggle to block its citizens from returning to the country, regardless of the crimes they are suspected of having committed. The right of return has been established by the courts, not least in the case of Abousfian Abdelrazik. The Federal Court judged his right to mobility under the Charter was infringed when he was barred from returning to Canada from Sudan, after being wrongfully accused of terrorist connections. One person familiar with the situation said it is no surprise prosecutions are rare. He said the RCMP and the Crown want “hard and irrefutable evidence — the perfect case” on terror suspects, which can usually only be obtained by giving up human or signals intelligence sources. Once returning jihadists go to ground, CSIS is forced to employ surveillance teams, intelligence officers, analysts, translators and technicians to monitor as many suspects as possible. “What does that mean? It means I’m spending a ton of resources on what might be yesterday’s threat,” said one source. “The newly radicalized kid goes uninvestigated for lack of person power.” The feeling among veteran analysts is that the majority of returning foreign fighters will want to move on with their lives. At the end of 2015, about 180 extremists “with a nexus to Canada” were active in terror groups around the world, according to government figures. Around 60 have returned to Canada. However, experience suggests hard-core extremists will go to ground until courts advise the security agencies that they have “no current threat” information and resources are redeployed. “Then the danger begins,” said one person with knowledge of the security landscape. Michael Day, a retired lieutenant-general and former commander of Canada’s special forces, is sceptical about Trudeau’s emphasis on persuading jihadists to let go of the terrorist ideology. “Having profiled these gents for many, many years, (the idea) that everyone is suitable, let alone able, to be reintegrated is absurd,” he said. The Conservatives claim the Liberals are welcoming jihadists back to Canada with the promise of reintegration services and that the new security legislation weakens national security agencies at a dangerous time. The latter point is debatable — Bill C-59 retains CSIS’s threat-mitigation capacity and takes away powers it never used. But the consistent refrain of balancing rights and security will come back to haunt the Liberals, if a returning fighter commits an atrocity in Canada. Let’s remember whose rights are being protected. • Email: jivison@nationalpost.com | Twitter: IvisonJ
  8. Kip: we have all seen risky behavior associated with all modes of personal transportation by those who have no concept of the risks but who have the $$$ to purchase their new toys (fast cars, boats etc). Some survive, some donot. Sadly they leave others behind but with any luck they don't take anyone with them.
  9. For those who have the time and of course the interest: OTTAWA -- Health Canada has unveiled a consultation paper with a suite of proposed cannabis regulations, including mandatory warnings on all products, similar to those on tobacco. The regulations released today are now up for public consultation for the next 60 days. https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/programs/consultation-proposed-approach-regulation-cannabis/proposed-approach-regulation-cannabis.html
  10. Likely so, but it does show a certain lack of attention re the basic operation of the aircraft.
  11. If you look closely you will see what is wrong with how we are dealing with illegal immigrants. Seems it is the "Sunny" way to set up a tent and invite them over instead of blocking their access. Decision on Haitians’ status in U.S. has Canada bracing for new wave of asylum seekers ‎Today, ‎November ‎21, ‎2017, ‏‎4 hours ago | The Canadian Press OTTAWA — A decision by the Trump administration to end a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 Haitians to live and work in the United States has the Canadian government on alert for a potential new surge of asylum seekers at the border. The Homeland Security Department said late Monday that conditions in Haiti have improved significantly, so the benefit will be extended one last time — until July 2019 — to give Haitians time to prepare to return home. Haitians were placed on notice earlier this year, and, few months later, waves of people began crossing illegally into Canada from the U.S. to claim asylum, catching the Liberals off guard when the crowds began to number more than 200 people a day. A long line of asylum seekers wait to illegally cross the Canada/U.S. border near Champlain, N.Y., on Aug. 6, 2017. A spokesperson for Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said while Canada remains an “open and welcoming country to people seeking refuge,” anyone entering Canada must do so “through the proper channels.” “Entering irregularly is not a ‘free ticket’ into Canada,’ ” said Hursh Jaswal late Monday. “There are rigorous rules to be followed and the same robust assessment process applies. Those who are determined to be genuinely at risk, are welcomed. Those who are determined not to be in need of Canada’s protection, are removed.” “We’re following it very carefully,” Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said, adding the physical apparatus required for the RCMP and border guards to deal with an influx is in place, as are contingency plans for a variety of “what-if” scenarios. The surge this summer prompted an outreach campaign to Haitian communities in the U.S. to counter misinformation about Canada’s immigration program circulating through social and traditional media channels and blamed for some of the new arrivals. The physical apparatus required for the RCMP and border guards to deal with an influx of illegal migrants is in place, says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, seen at briefing on Oct. 5, 2017. The misinformation — and the government campaign to counter it — continue. Liberal MP Emmanuel Dubourg said that the recent announcement that Canada will accept close to one million immigrants over the next three years ended up as a story in the Haitian press about Canada opening its doors to a million immigrants this year. It was framed as proof Haitians were welcome. Dubourg said he called the paper two weeks ago to clear things up but not before he realized the story had been shared hundreds of times on Facebook. He said there is a great deal of uncertainty in the Haitian community, but the message needs to get out that Canada isn’t necessarily a default option. He’ll be taking that to New York on Tuesday in his second trip to the U.S. for outreach purposes. RCMP officers look over to the United States on March 28, 2017, at a point in the border near Hemmingford, Que., where many asylum seekers have been crossing. “I’m there to inform them: be careful before you make a decision,” he said in an interview Monday. Dubourg, who is Haitian, will also be trying to clear up a misconception that asylum is simple to obtain in Canada. He said statistics he has seen suggest the acceptance rate for Haitians who arrived over the summer now sits at 10 per cent, down from about 50 per cent previously. The Immigration and Refugee Board was unable to immediately confirm that number. About 437,000 people live legally in the United States with what’s known as temporary protected status, meaning they can’t be deported back to their home countries because it is unsafe. Latest shift in U.S. immigration policy prompts renewed Liberal outreach John Ivison: Liberals braced for another ’huge wave’ of illegal asylum seekers from U.S. Winterized trailers soon to provide shelter to asylum-seekers at Quebec border The U.S. extended temporary protected status to Haitians after the 2010 earthquake, as did Canada, but Ottawa resumed deportations there this year. Some 262,000 Salvadorans are also awaiting word of a decision on their status, as it’s set to expire in March. The Liberals have been reaching out to the Hispanic community, too. Liberal MPs Pablo Rodriguez and Randy Boissonault travelled to Miami and New York late last week and over the weekend as both speak Spanish. “We have upcoming MP-led outreach trips to New York, Texas and California where we will continue to clear up misconceptions circulating about Canada’s system,” said Jaswal. Comments (0)
  12. NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On Halliday Crash E-Mail this Article View Printable Article Text size: A A A inShare By Geoff Rapoport | November 20, 2017 RELATED ARTICLES Homebuilt Safety Record Improves Training Aircraft Collide, Four Dead Caravan Hits Car On Takeoff Airlander Deflates After Breaking Free The last data point captured by the flight data recorder on Roy Halliday’s Icon A5 before his fatal crash shows the light sport at 200 feet above the water with a speed of 87 knots, says the NTSB. The preliminary report says a witness told investigators that “he saw the airplane perform a climb to between 300 and 500 feet on a southerly heading and then turn and descend on an easterly heading about a 45° nose-down attitude. He then saw the airplane impact the water and nose over.” The NTSB did not say how often the A5’s black box samples speed and altitude data, so it’s unclear from the report how much time may have elapsed between the last data point and impact with the water. As a light sport aircraft, the A5 is required to have a stall speed no higher than 45 knots. Roy Halliday had been flying as low as 11 feet above ground level and as close as 75 feet to homes in his new Icon A5 before the fatal accident on Nov. 7, says the NTSB report. The 11-foot pass recorded by the A5’s flight data recorder shows Halliday traveling at 92 knots—cruising speed for the Rotax-powered amphibian. The NTSB reports that the safety pin on the airframe parachute was still installed in the activation handle at the time of the crash. Icon checklists call for the pin to be removed prior to flight. Halliday’s logbook included 703.9 hours of total flight experience, including 51.8 hours in the Icon A5, according to the NTSB.
  13. We have to stop them before they cross the border and this is why. November 20, 2017 7:36 pm Canada can’t deport illegal foreigners as countries are refusing to take them By Staff Agence France-Presse Early Sunday morning, February 26, 2017, eight migrants from Somalia cross into Canada illegally from the United States by walking down this train track into the town of Emerson, Man., Canada’s attempts to send up to 1,000 foreigners who are here illegally back to their home countries are being stymied by nations refusing to take them back, officials said Monday. International and domestic laws in most countries require governments to allow their own citizens entry. READ MORE: Is Canada’s reputation as a safe haven for refugees deserved?“But some countries are refusing to provide travel documents to their citizens or are just outright refusing to take them back,” Scott Bardsley, spokesman for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, told AFP. He declined to name the “recalcitrant nations,” saying this might upend diplomatic efforts to convince them to change their position on the deportations. READ MORE: U.S. ending temporary permits for nearly 60,000 Haitians, putting Canada on alert According to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the current backlog of foreign nationals facing deportation from Canada tops 15,000. This is down from 20,000 just a few years ago, while the total number of deportations each year has also fallen dramatically from 19,000 in 2012 to 7,300 in 2016. The removal list includes rejected refugee claimants and persons deemed inadmissible because of a criminal background or because they pose a national security threat. READ MORE: Canada deporting fewer people for terrorism, war crimes, crime Proponents of the US way of publicly naming uncooperative countries and in some cases imposing sanctions on them say Canada should follow suit, but others worry this would stigmatize all members of that group. “The CBSA continues to engage countries to try to obtain travel documents to facilitate the removal of foreign nationals to their home countries,” Bardsley said. China, India, the United States, Nigeria, Haiti, Pakistan, Mexico, Somalia, Cuba and Jamaica are the top countries of origin on Canada’s deportation list.