Canada

VIDEO: Trudeau’s Aga Khan island trip cost taxpayers $127,000

From Toronto Star: Newly released documents detail public cost of Trudeau’s controversial vacation. Most of it was for security. By ALEX BALLINGALLOttawa Bureau Tues., March 21, 2017 OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s controversial holiday to the Aga Khan’s private island cost Canadian taxpayers at least $127,000, newly released documents show. Most of the bill is related to security for the prime …

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2 big banks raise alarm over Toronto housing ‘bubble’

From C.B.C. Business:  Two big banks are waving red flags about Toronto housing prices, calling them “simply unsustainable” and a “bubble” in separate reports. The Canadian Real Estate Association said this week that average house prices across the Greater Toronto Area hit $727,300 in February, a figure that has risen by more than 23 per cent in the past year. The group …

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Ukraine looks to Canada to help modernize military’s ‘Soviet mentality’

As the war in Eastern Ukraine grinds on, away from the international headlines, the country’s Soviet-era military is struggling to suppress separatist forces backed by a modern, well-resourced Russian machine. And it is looking to Canada for help. Both sides in the three-year-old conflict blithely ignore commitments made under the Minsk agreement — the ceasefire plan signed in early 2015 — to …

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No Pledge To Create New Canadian Jobs As Justin Trudeau Sells Off Part Of Healthcare To Chinese Interests

From Globe And Mail: The Trudeau government came under fire on Wednesday for its decision to allow a Beijing conglomerate with ties to powerful families in China to gain a foothold in Canada’s health-care system despite a murky ownership structure. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended letting Anbang Insurance buy a retirement-home chain that is British Columbia’s highest-billing provider of assisted-living …

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VIDEO: Golden Lab Saves Three From Collapsed Snow Fort In Nova Scotia, Canada

A day of outdoor fun turned into a near-fatal experience for three Nova Scotians this weekend, when a wall of snow crashed down around them, trapping them underneath its heavy weight. Steve Bayers, his son Ben Bayers and his son’s friend, Adam Inch were building a snow fort in Lawrencetown, N.S. Saturday afternoon when the roof suddenly caved in.

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Government pressed on plan to deal with migrants illegally crossing into Canada

The Liberal government is closely tracking the influx of asylum seekers illegally crossing into Canada, but opposition critics say much more must be done to keep migrants safe and to protect the integrity of the immigration system. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said today the RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency are rearranging resources to ensure they can “deal …

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Will The U.S. And Canada Leave Mexico Behind?

America and Canada dropped their first hints that they could strike a new trade deal without Mexico. And Mexico suggested that it’s not interested in any deal that puts it at a disadvantage. President Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, emphasized Trump will seek out “bilateral” trade agreements — meaning just between two countries.

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Canadian Cabinet Minister Laughed At Because He Used To Be A Bus Driver (VIDEO)

By Paul Alves (Emergency Broadcast System) Showing just how much they think of the common working person, MPs in Canada’s parliament laughed at Minister Of Infrastructure and Liberal MP Amarjeet Sohi when he stated that he used to be a bus driver while giving his condolences for a bus driver who was killed in the line of duty.

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Female Ontario Premier Forced To Sit In Corner Of Mosque

While the men prayed, she sat patiently in the back corner of the mosque waiting to say the words many in the room were so thankful to hear. “There should be no fear ever in worshipping your God, our God, in Ontario or in Canada,” Premier Kathleen Wynne said to the worshippers who came for noon-hour prayers at the Muslim …

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