All posts tagged: Canada

Officials complain fewer people getting tested for COVID?

Health officials in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, are complaining that fewer people are volunteering to get tested for COVID after they spent millions of dollars setting up new testing facilities. The number of people getting tested at these facilities is down 25% in some cases from the end of September. What is equally disturbing is that health officials are increasing the number of people who can get tested at Ottawa facilities from 2,500 to 4,000 by November. Of course, less testing ultimately means fewer people testing positive for COVID. The CBC explains the problem this causes: Ottawa Public Health (OPH) officials are also concerned with what the drop in testing means when it comes to interpreting the daily case counts, which have been below 100 cases a day for almost a week, dipping to 52 on Monday.  The recent numbers buck the upward trend, which hit a record 142 cases on Oct. 2, and then 183 cases on Oct. 8.   The high case counts led to the decision for Ottawa to be included among the cities forced to return to …

Canada: BLM ‘demands’ funding cuts to police

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization has been demanding cuts to police funding throughout the US with some success. Now it appears that BLM has brought the defund police movement to Canada. First thing you should notice is that these weren’t requests, they were demands. In a recent presentation to the Greater Sudbury city council in Ontario, BLM made three demands. The first focussed on more spending and the second on more inclusion. But it is the third ‘demand’ that caught my attention: Demand Three: Black Lives Matter Sudbury demands that the City of Greater Sudbury and Council to immediately defund and redirect 10 per cent of the $62-million Sudbury taxpayer dollars utilized for the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) budget. READ: Black Lives Matter Sudbury unveils list of ‘demands’ for city council Now, it is important to realize that in the US, BLM does not even represent the majority of Blacks. It is not even close. The organization is completely out of touch with the people it claims to represent. The vast majority of …

Tracking Justin Trudeau’s ethic’s scandals

Over the last few years, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has blundered from one ethic’s scandal to the next. However, some allege that the latest scandal smells more like corruption, as Trudeau’s family financially benefited from the Liberal government’s cozy relationship with We Charity. My favourite legal YouTuber, Viva Frei, provides an overview of Trudeau’s scandal-ridden dynasty.

Canada’s Prime Minister faces 3rd corruption scandal

I am not sure what bucket list goals that Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has, but he is on the road to becoming the most corrupt Prime Minister in Canadian history. His most recent scandal is now being picked up by international media involves Trudeau’s government providing a CND$932 million grant to a charity called “We” that in turn was paying his mom and family to speak at charity events. According to an article in The Globe and Mail, Trudeau’s mother, Margaret, was paid CDN$312,000 to speak at 28 events and Trudeau’s brother Alexandre Trudeau was paid CDN$40,000 to speak at 8 events. Oh, and Canada’s finance minister who was also involved in the decision to hand out the grant had family involved with the charity. Breitbart explains: On Tuesday, Trudeau faced increasing calls from both sides of the aisle for him to testify before parliament over his involvement in the federal government’s decision to grant a now-canceled $664 million [$932 million CDN] federal contract to We Charity, an organization that has paid his family …

Canada’s Prime Minister misplaces addresses

People are asking embarrassing questions about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s vaunted infrastructure program, such as where did the money go: According to Blacklock’s Reporter of the 53,000 companies, organizations and/or individuals who received federal tax dollars under the program, Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Office reported that nearly 20,000 did not have addresses or details describing the project. They all had bank accounts though. Addressing the missing information, Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux said: “It’s hard to be convinced. I have faith they do exist, but I don’t have proof that they exist.” According to reports, the total spending on the infrastructure program so far amounts to about $187 billion. If everything is proportional roughly $70 billion is MIA. READ: Audit of $187 billion worth of Liberal infrastructure spending finds 20,000 missing projects

Did you know you have been blessed?

We all know how bad the news is, these days. Sometimes a blessing comes from a curse. Some Christians decided to give a blessing to us all, and they made an interesting video. Their words may change how we feel, and if God puts good things into us, they will come out in many ways. The Spirit that made these people sing can make us all do good, and great things. I think this is a good motivation for us all, and it’s one small piece of good news, when bad news gets all the air time. In these stressful times, God bless you! READ: WATCH: Canadian churches sing Blessing over Canada during COVID-19

Is Canada’s COVID-19 death projections, a measure of incompetence?

Canada’s federal government is projecting upwards of 44,000 deaths from COVID-19. READ: Controls can keep Canadian COVID-19 deaths under 44,000, health agency says This would be the equivalent of nearly 400,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the US. Meanwhile, the US death totals from COVID-19 have been downgraded from 2.2 million three weeks ago to 100,000 to 240,000 deaths last week, and then downgraded again this week by Robert Redfield, the director of the Center for Disease Control, said the deaths would be “much, much, much lower” than last week’s computer model projections. READ: CDC Director: Coronavirus Death Toll Will Be ‘Much, Much, Much Lower’ than Projected So how do we explain Canada’s higher death rate projections, compared to the US, that resulted in the closing down of the Canadian economy? Does it suggest a certain level of government incompetence at the federal level or are the government’s projections based on highly flawed data provided by the Chinese government? READ: Ottawa won’t admit Canada’s COVID-19 plan is made from counterfeit Chinese parts

What country in its right mind would base its COVID-19 projections on data supplied by China?

April 8, 2020, posted by Bee Canada. China finally admits their COVID-19 stats are completely wrong because it didn’t include people who had the virus but showed no symptoms. Since millions of people were not included, its death rate calculations are totally exaggerated. Some even accuse the Chinese of purposely suppressing the data. READ: Ottawa won’t admit Canada’s COVID-19 plan is made from counterfeit Chinese parts So why has the Canadian government embraced the Chinese stats? In a speech, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, explains why he totally trusts a communist totalitarian dictatorship: RELATED: Netherlands Recalls 600,000 Defective Masks Sent from China AND Coronavirus: Countries reject Chinese-made equipment AND Coronavirus: Government’s testing chief admits none of 3.5m antibody kits work sufficiently

Honouring the best of the worst of government waste

Each year, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation honours the worst examples of government spending at the three levels of government, federal, provincial, & municipal. My favourite this year was the Provincial award given to the Yukon, in Canada’s far north, who spent $139,000 planting gold in a creek and flying in social media to witness the event. “The “Gold Rush II” initiative was originally intended to be funded by private money, but a crowdfunding effort to raise $100,000 only ended up raising $4,500, which was used to buy 3.5 ounces of gold to put in a creek. The Yukon government then stepped in with taxpayer money to cover the rest of the plan to pay for three social media influencers and one reporter to document the sparsely-attended event.” Read more

Do two bizarre stories out of Canada define the country’s spiritual climate?

I recently read of two events that took place in Canada that in some ways define the cultural climate of hostility against Christianity and its roots. The first involved an Orthodox Priest who was allegedly fired for praying for Israel and the second involved a leader of a political party who quickly apologized after stating in a media interview that her favorite person was Jesus Christ. Father Vladimir Tobin, 77, served as a priest for St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia. According to Breaking Israel News (BIN), he got into trouble with his overlords in the Orthodox church when he publicly prayed for Israel. BIN reports that on August 12, Tobin received a letter from America Archbishop Irénée who serves as the archbishop of Canada telling Tobin it was time for him to retire because his ministry had a “Jewish twist.” Apparently the assistant pastor at the church had contacted the archbishop complaining that during one service Tobin had asked his congregation to pray for Israel. Initially, the archbishop had asked for Tobin’s …

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Defending Saudi Arabia

Recently, a huge fight erupted between Canada and Saudi Arabia. If you have not heard about this, you are probably saying “What? Who? Why?” I worked in a large university in Canada, and I taught students from Saudi. Thousands of them go to universities in Canada. The female students removed their veils in my classroom and one of them forgot hers on a table one day. That was the only veil in lost-and-found, when I dropped it off. Canada probably trains most Saudi medical doctors in its medical schools. The two countries have a history, but it’s mostly friendly. Until the blow-up happened, most of us could never imagine those two countries disagreeing about anything. RELATED: Gunter: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince is just using the Liberals to look tough Conservative Islam is the religion of Saudi Arabia; there is no doubt. If you ask the what they believe, they will tell you, … and tell you, … and tell you; and they will try to convert you. That was my experience in the classroom. I’m …

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The hidden costs of marijuana legalization?

Earlier this month, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau said his government expects to have legislation passed this summer legalizing marijuana. According to Lifesite News, in its current form, Bill C-45 would allow children as young as 12 years old to not only have five grams of Marijuana (10 joints) but to even share it with their friends. Anyone over the age of 17 will be allowed to purchase any amount of marijuana that they want and to even grow four plants in their home, but does limit how much they can share in public to 30 grams (60 Joints). Of course, we all know how mature teens are and none of them will be taking it to school. Fortunately, it looks like more responsible provincial governments may toughen the rules in their respective provinces. This is all happening despite several studies that show marijuana is particularly dangerous for teens whose brains are still developing. In a study released in 2015, researchers at the Psychiatry Institute at London, England’s King’s College blame Marijuana for 25% of the …

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Alberta government starts a range war against Christians

The government of the Canadian province of Alberta has allegedly turned down an Edmonton couple for adoption because of their Christian faith. The unnamed couple who go by the initials C.D. and N.D are Evangelical Christians. The couple was even willing to adopt an older child who typically become stuck in the foster system with little hope of adoption. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) is representing C.D. and N.D. in a court case against the Alberta government to have its decision overturned. The married couple, who are unable to conceive, applied for an adoption in October 2016 and were initially approved by the Catholic Social Services (CSS) a representative of the government’s Child and Family Services (CFS). Then in March 2017, the couple were told the government needed them to answer additional questions on how they would handle their potential child’s sexuality. In its news release, JCCF said the couple responded that they would treat any child “with unconditional love, respect and compassion regardless of what the child chose to do, and regardless …

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Does the defeat of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pave the way for a one-world government?

I know it’s a bizarre headline, but I am not the one suggesting it. The statement was made by England’s Lord Christopher Monckton. He believes the recent electoral defeat of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper could pave the way for a one-world government. Now before you jump to the conclusion that Monckton is some type of flake, I would like to tell you a bit more about this English Lord. Monckton is the Third Viscount of Benchley. He currently serves as a policy adviser to the Science and Public Policy Institute. Over the years, he has served as an adviser to English Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and in 1986 advised Thatcher to investigate the influence of CO2 on earth temperatures. This led Thatcher to set up the Hadley Centre for Forecasting. Monckton has since changed his mind about man’s influence on Global Warming and spends his time exposing the error that man is influencing global temperatures. He is an expert on Global Warming and has been called four times to testify on the issue before …

How to annoy an evolutionist: Creationist makes important fossil discovery in Alberta, Canada

[by Dean Smith] During the day, Edgar Nernberg is a backhoe operator in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but at night he promotes his favorite pastime — Creationism. He even helped build the Big Valley Creation Science Museum in Big Valley, Alberta and sits on the museum’s board. The museum was set up to counter Alberta’s Royal Tyrrell museum in Drumheller, that promotes evolution. Edgar even wants to have creationism included in the curriculum of Alberta schools. Contrary to evolutionary theory, Edgar believes the world is about 6,000 years old. Nernberg was excavating a basement in a northwest Calgary subdivision when a sandstone with odd markings caught his attention.  It is now being heralded as one of the greatest fossil finds in Alberta in recent decades — a significant claim considering Alberta is renowned for its fossils.

Chinese government releases wife of Canadian pastors arrested in August 2014 for espionage

The Chinese government has just announced the release of Julia Garratt from custody. She and her husband Kevin Garratt were arrested by Chinese authorities on August 4, 2014 and charged with espionage. I discussed this in detail in an earlier post. People who knew the Garratts were dumbfounded by the accusation. Most believe it was no coincidence the Chinese government arrested the Garratts days after the Canadian government accused the Chinese of hacking into a government agency — the National Research Council of Canada — to steal vital economic and technological data.

The Quebec government wants to force Christians to teach paganism

In 2008, the Quebec government introduced a compulsory program — Ethics and Religious Culture — requiring schools including Catholic and private Christian/church schools in the province to teach all religions including paganism, Wicca and Christianity. The program also forbids teachers, including those in Christian schools, from presenting their personal views on the material. They must present all religions as “equally valid.” According to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom everyone has the freedom of religion and conscience and can’t be forced to compromise their religious convictions.