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Canada: What are they trying to cover up?

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, set up the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) in 2017 as a crown corporation, providing it with a budget of $35 billion to fund projects that are of public interest and would entice outside investors. But then members of the House of Commons came up with a crazy idea, they wanted to know how much money the crown corporation was paying in bonuses to its senior management. Often such requests are an indication that Canadian MPs have been hearing some rumours. Incredibly, this crown corporation owned by the taxpayers of Canada and run by the government of Canada is refusing to release that information. Which leads to the bigger question, what is the CIB trying to cover up? The Globe and Mail provides the details: The Canada Infrastructure Bank is refusing to disclose bonuses paid to executives despite a unanimous vote by MPs on a House of Commons committee calling for the amounts to be revealed. Members of Parliament on the standing committee on transport, infrastructure and communities, including Liberal MPs, …

Canada’s earliest Christian prophets were Indigenous

In the midst of the stories of churches being burnt down and vandalized across Canada in response to the recent discoveries of unmarked graves at three Indian Residential Schools, another story is emerging out of Canada’s religious past. It provides an interesting history on the spread of Christianity amongst indigenous tribes in British Columbia, one that I had never heard of before. It makes me wonder if God is taking this bad and working it together for good as promised in Romans 8:28, because it is bringing to light how Canada’s earliest Christian prophets were in fact found among indigenous peoples. They were prophesying before the Azusa Street Revival, that broke out in 1906 in Los Angeles, which is credited as the break out of the Holy Spirit and the spiritual gifts in North America. They had also developed the office of the prophet that would not be fully functional in the church until the revival in North Battleford, Saskachewan, Canada in 1948. In a fascinating story in the National Post by Terry Gavin stated …

Actor Kristoffer Polaha shares his life changing ‘but God’ moment

In a recent interview on Pureflix, Hollywood actor Kristoffer Polaha shared the amazing experience that turned his life back to God. He has appeared in several TV shows since he broke into acting in 2001 including CSI Miami, Bones, Hawaii five-0, and Castle and as well several Hallmark Mystery 101 TV movies where he plays the role of Travis Burke. He has also had several movie roles, including his most recent, “Wonder Woman 1984”. Kristoffer is also co-starring in “Jurassic World Dominion” that is scheduled for release in 2022. Born in 1977, Kristoffer grew up in a Christian family, but as he entered high school, he decided to take a break from his faith, but God’s miraculous intervention while he was in his second year of college caused him to renew his faith. He and a friend were walking down a street in New York City. Kristoffer, who was on the side nearest the traffic, suddenly got a strange feeling that he should be walking on the other side. He switched places, telling her, “I …

Do we need the Issachar anointing today?

The men of Issachar, a small tribe of Israel, had a unique role in Israeli society. In 1 Chronicles, we are told that two hundred leaders of Issachar understood the times and seasons the nation was facing and knew what to do. “from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do—200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command;” (1 Chronicles 12:32 NIV) There is some debate on what this was actually referring to. But most believe the verse was stating that these leaders had an astute awareness of the political climate, and understood what decisions Israel needed to make. They came to this conclusion, because this description of the men of Issachar was included in a listing of those in Israel who were standing with David as the future king of Israel during the dark days when King Saul was still on the throne and was pursing David in an effort to assassinate him. Aside from the men of Issachar, the list included men from several tribes who had thrown …

Meet one of the churches vandalized on Canada Day

Meet the new Canada. On Canada Day (July 1, 2021), social justice warriors vandalized 10 churches in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The attacks on churches across Canada started shortly after stories surfaced of unmarked graves at Indian Residential Schools across Canada, including 215 unmarked graves in Kamloops and 715 graves at a school on the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan. But though these schools were largely run by the Roman Catholic Church, Calgary’s social justice warriors decided to target an African Evangelical Church, that was made up solely of refugees who had fled their countries because they were being persecuted for their faith and their churches were being set on fire. Now they see the same thing happening in Canada. The BBC explains: Alberta’s Premier Jason Kenney, said on Thursday one of the vandalised locations was an African Evangelical Church in the city of Calgary. He said its congregation was made up entirely of former refugees who fled countries where churches are often vandalised and burned down. “These folks came to Canada with the hope that …

Canadian pastor released from jail

Tim Stephens pastors Fairview Baptist Church in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was just released this past weekend after spending two weeks in jail after Calgary police used a helicopter to track down where pastor Stephens was holding an outdoor church service. On June 5, 2021, the Alberta Health Services (AHS) seized the church’s property and posted messages on its doors banning indoor services when Stephens refused to comply with Alberta’s health orders limiting church services. As Stephens noted in his tweet, the same week AHS issued the ban, photos surfaced of several senior Alberta officials breaking the COVID restrictions. As a result of that action, Stephens decided to hold services outdoors, which resulted in him being arrested in front of his children on June 14, 2021 on behalf of the AHS. After hearing of the arrest US Senator, Josh Hawley of Missouri, approached the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom asking it to put Canada on its watch list. “I am troubled that our Canadian neighbors are effectively being forced to gather in secret, undisclosed locations …

Corporate greed or government incompetence

The left-wing mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, the one who believes the best way to reduce crime is by cutting $1 billion from the police budget, never misses an opportunity to bash capitalism. And when an oil leak in a pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico caught fire resulted in stunning images of a swirling surface fire, the Democrat mayor was quick to blame corporate greed for the problem.

Those burning churches: Who should we blame?

I was in an online discussion group that I join sometimes, and one man from Russia joined us. Most of us live in Canada, and the Russian man was very unhappy that a church had been burned, close to where I live. That’s what he knew about us. I looked up the news story, and I am surprised. An old and historic Catholic church was burned, in a town called Morinville. I know the town well and I have driven past that old church many times. Many leaders have spoken against the church burning. There has also been a request for the Pope to apologize: READ: Politicians, Indigenous leaders say burning churches not the way to get justice It is easy to understand the concern. The news story about children buried near their boarding schools was carefully managed. Someone has been gathering evidence for months, and probably for years. When they had the right information, they chose the time and method to publish what they had found. I’m not criticizing them, I respect their skill …

New York: Who is really to blame?

When New Yorkers aren’t enjoying a crime wave, they are now enjoying a heat wave as the state initiated rolling blackouts and the government urged residents to cut back on electricity use. RELATED: Creep caught on video tackling woman and groping her in broad daylight in Brooklyn AND Man drags woman into Bronx woods, strangles her in broad daylight: cops Of course, the left wing pundits quickly blamed climate change for the problem, but could there be another reason for these blackouts, perhaps a political one? Say, prematurely shutting down the Indian Point Energy Center, a three unit nuclear power plant, on April 30, 2021. In fact, two days before Democrat Gov Cuomo shut down the plant, the New York Post was already predicting rolling electrical blackouts this summer. READ: Get ready for blackouts after Cuomo foolishly killed the Indian Point plant These are the same bunch of politicians who cut police funding to reduce crime and sent people with COVID to nursing homes to stop the spread of COVID. READ: NYC cuts $1B from …

God told her ‘just focus on me’ & McLaughlin sets world record in hurdles

Sydney McLaughlin, 21, is a sprinter and hurdler for America’s Olympic team and during the trials leading up to the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, McLaughlin broke the world record for the 400-meter hurdle trials with a time of 51.90 seconds. She is the first woman to ever run this event in under 52 seconds. She broke the world record held by fellow teammate, Delilah Muhammad, who ran the event in 52.16 seconds in 2019. In an interview after the record-breaking run, McLaughlin stated that it was her faith in God that contributed to her success, stating that as she was training, God told her to “just focus on Me.” In a post on Instagram after her run, McLaughlin wrote: “My faith was being tested all week. From bad practices, to 3 false start delays, to a meet delay. I just kept hearing God say, ‘Just focus on me.’ It was the best race plan I could have ever assembled. I no longer run for self recognition, but to reflect His perfect will that is …

Poll: 40% of San Francisco residents plan to leave the city?

A recent poll of people living in San Francisco by the city’s Chamber of Commerce indicates they are tiring of the woke politics that has governed the city for the past several years. It has gotten so bad that 40% of those surveyed said they are planning to leave the city over the next few years. The two major problems leading to this decision are the city’s rapidly deteriorating homelessness problem, and its rising crime rates. Earlier this year, the city council voted to defund its police force by $120 million, while in May, the San Francisco police department reported that car burglaries in May were up 753% over May of last year. The city’s homelessness problem has gotten so bad that city residents state it is now the city’s number one problem, as homeless people are now openly taking drugs and defecating on the streets, forcing the city to set up a ‘feces patrol’ to keep the streets clean. The poll revealed: 80% of residents say that crime has increased. 70% stated that the …

Poll: 57% of Americans say they have less freedom today

A recent poll of Americans conducted by the Trafalgar Group revealed that 57% believe they have less personal freedoms today, than they did before the COVID pandemic started. During the poll conducted from between June 23 and June 25, people were asked “Do you believe Americans have as much personal freedom today as we did before the COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] pandemic?” Only 36% of respondents stated that their freedoms were the same as before the pandemic, and 6.1% responded that they weren’t sure. READ: Poll: 57 Percent of Americans Believe They Have Less Personal Freedom Today than Before Coronavirus  On a related poll of New Yorkers. READ: Poll: Majority of New York Voters Prefer ‘Someone Else’ to Andrew Cuomo Winning Re-Election

Children: COVID trauma vs COVID reality

We have bike paths near our home that I ride regularly. We are outdoors and don’t need to wear masks, and nobody wears them riding or walking the paths. Well almost nobody. The only ones I have seen wearing masks are children. Absolutely ridiculous. If you read the stats, children with no underlying health issues have nothing to fear of COVID. We have had 26,000 COVID deaths in Canada as of June 25, 2021, but only 13 of them were under the age of 19. Breakdown of COVID deaths by age group in Canada as of June 25, 2021: Those over 80 account for 65% of COVID deaths Those over 70 account for 85% of COVID deaths Those over 60 account for 94% of COVID deaths. Those over 50 account for 98% of COVID deaths Those under 50 account for 2% of COVID deaths So why are children so terrified of COVID? I am just guessing here, but I don’t think children are watching the late night news, so I suspect their fear of COVID …

Did a personal prophecy play a role in actor Stephen Baldwin becoming a Christian?

With all the mockery Christians have received on the dozens of false prophecies given over the past couple of years, that then President Donald Trump would win a second term as US president, it is nice to see that legitimate prophecies have impacted people’s lives. Because it appears that a prophetic word played a key role in the salvation of actor Stephen Baldwin and his wife, Kenya, a Brazilian graphic designer. Their daughter, Hailey, also a believer, is married to mega pop star Justin Bieber. Stephen is also brother to actors Alec Baldwin and William Baldwin. Though, Stephen became a Christian shortly after the September 11, 2001 attack in New York City, in an interview with CBN, Stephen stated that the real transformation started before that tragic day, after they hired a young Brazilian woman, Augusta, as a nanny for their children. Within a week of her arrival, Augusta was singing songs about Jesus in Portuguese to the Baldwin children. Stephen said: “So we hired this lady from Brazil named Augusta, and the whole first …

Knowing God as a Forgiving Father

by Dr. Michael L. Brown As many of you know, before I came to faith in Jesus in late 1971 as a 16-year-old, Jewish, hippie rock drummer, I was a heavy drug user, even boasting about my drug use. I also broke into a couple of houses with my friends, as well as a doctor’s office. (The primary motivation was just to do something crazy.) Even more shamefully, I stole money from my father on several occasions when some of my friends needed a few bucks. This was the most despicable act of all. A few weeks after coming to the Lord, I was sitting in the kitchen one night talking with my dad, who was the senior lawyer in the New York Supreme Court. As we sat there alone, he asked me a direct question: “Michael, did you steal that money from me a few months back?” Not only had I stolen the money, but I had cut through the screen door in the back of the house to make it look as if …

Who is to blame, politicians or nameless, faceless bureaucrats?

It is easy to blame politicians for all the negative things taking place in the world today. However, often they are not the real problem. According to British historian, Niall Ferguson, much of the blame should actually be directed at the nameless, faceless, unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats lurking in the background who are pulling the strings on the political decisions.