Urban Inuit: Nomads from the Arctic find new home in Canada’s capital

The Inuit migration south to Ottawa has picked up speed, a challenge for those used to traditional life

Al Jazeera, By Leyland Cecco, November 23

Ottawa, Ontario — Dion Metcalfe pulls up his shirt to reveal an inukshuk tattooed onto his stomach. The stone cairn, used to guide or mark a path in the North, […]

Obama Agrees with Republicans: Will Abolish Obamacare

President Obama announced today that in the spirit of bi-partisanship he will agree to repeal Obamacare. The press release follows:

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Trans-Pacific Partnership talks going on in Ottawa

CBC, By Kristy Kirkup, July 3

Trade officials from Canada and other Asia-Pacific nations are meeting behind closed doors in Ottawa to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive free-trade proposal that could create one of the world’s largest trading blocks.

The TPP currently comprises 12 countries, including Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New […]

Canada Day: July 1

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Canadian Government Conditionally Approves 731-Mile Northern Gateway Tar Sands Pipeline

Climate Progress, By Katie Valentine, June 17

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper conditionally approved the Northern Gateway Pipeline Tuesday, a major hurdle for the 731-mile twin pipeline system that will carry tar sands oil from Alberta to the west coast of Canada.

The approval is contingent on Enbridge meeting the 209 conditions for the pipeline […]

Infectious Dis-Ease

It appears our ammosexuality is contagious:

(CNN) — In a country often stereotyped for being too genteel, the Canadian city of Moncton prides itself on a special distinction: It was named the most polite.

So what happened here Wednesday seems unimaginable to residents.

A man dressed in fatigues and carrying a rifle went on […]

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to launch re-election bid

BBC, April 17

Toronto’s embattled mayor is set to kick off his re-election campaign at an event his brother and campaign aide has called “history in the making”.

Rob Ford is expected to deliver a 20-minute speech at the Toronto Congress Centre, where he celebrated his mayoral win in 2010.

Mr Ford has been stripped […]

Pro-independence party set to call Quebec election

AP, By Benjamin Shingler, March 4

Montreal – Quebec’s premier is set to call an election Wednesday in pursuit of a majority of seats for her pro-independence party, potentially putting the French-speaking province on track for another referendum to separate from Canada.

Premier Pauline Marois’ Parti Quebecois holds a minority of seats in the Quebec […]

Canada pulls ambassador from Moscow over Ukraine

AP, March 1

Canada says it is pulling its ambassador from Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.

A statement issued by Prime Minister Stephen Harper after an emergency Cabinet meeting says Canada also will boycott meetings leading up to the Group of Eight international economic summit being chaired by Russia in June.

CBC: Ukraine crisis: […]

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Canadian women’s team pulls off most sensational Olympic hockey victory ever

‘Mother Lode’ of Amazingly Preserved Fossils Discovered in Canada

Live Science, By Becky Oskin, February 11

A treasure trove of fossils chiseled out of a canyon in Canada’s Kootenay National Park rivals the famous Burgess Shale, the best record of early life on Earth, scientists say.

“Once we started to break fresh rock, we realized we had discovered something incredibly special,” said Robert Gaines, […]

Snowden leaks: Canada ‘spied on airport travellers’

BBC, January 31

Canada’s electronic spy agency collected data from travellers passing through a major airport, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reports.

The CSEC collected information captured from unsuspecting passengers’ wireless devices by the airport’s free wi-fi system over two-weeks, the report says.

The revelations come from documents leaked by Edward Snowden, CBC says.

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Justin Trudeau boots all senators from Liberal caucus

Toronto Star, By Joan Bryden

OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau is sweeping Liberal senators out of his party’s caucus in a bid to show he’s serious about cleaning up the Senate, a move sure to trigger turmoil among members of the scandal-plagued upper house.

The surprise move — announced today after Trudeau personally informed the 32 Liberal senators […]

U.S. study warns of risks and unknowns in shipment of Alberta oilsands products

Ottawa Citizen (via CP), By Stanley Tromp

VANCOUVER – U.S. scientists are warning that there are environmental risks, regulatory holes and serious unknowns regarding the shipment of Alberta oilsands products by pipeline, rail and tanker.

The findings are in a 153-page report from last September by the emergency response division of the U.S. National Oceanic […]

Israel and Saudi Ambitions

Israel-Palestine: When the Map Lies

The US and Iran are negotiating to end the over 33 years of lack of diplomatic recognition and the US-led sanction on Iran. This effort causes the Right Wing Israeli Government to scream “Nooooooo…”.

Consequently AIPAC is putting pressure, successfully we’d assert, on the US congress to pass laws […]

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