Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Five priests, two nuns kidnapped in Haiti

Five Roman Catholic priests and two nuns have been kidnapped in Haiti and are currently held for a US$1 million ransom.

FUREY: The troubling ideology of “COVID-zero” activists

What sort of harm to society and the economy would this cause in order to get to zero cases?

Guilbeault says online hate bill could have “nuclear” option blocking access...

Liberal Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault said regulations on online hate speech could “theoretically” include the ability for the government to block access...

Global Muslim organization dedicated solely to fighting anti-Semitism launches

Based in Toronto, Canada, the Coalition of Muslims Against anti-Semitism states that it is seeking to partner with Muslim thinkers, professionals and activists from around the world who are committed to fighting anti-Semitism in all its forms.

Montreal reels from police crackdown and weekend of COVID-19 unrest

Over the weekend, reporters were arrested, a man was violently detained by police and hundreds of people took to the streets of Montreal to protest the Quebec government’s mandatory COVID-19 curfew and stringent lockdown regime.

Trudeau government intervenes to stop award from going to Taiwan: report

Justin Trudeau’s government threatened to cancel funding to an international security group over a planned award to the president of Taiwan, a Politico report alleges.

Opinion

MALCOLM: We can learn a lot from those who fought at Vimy Ridge

Canadians today can learn a lot from the Canadian soldiers who once defined our nation’s character through their tremendous grit and determination.

Immigration

Economy

Universal basic income would cost over $85 billion per year: PBO

While providing benefits to the poorest 40% of Canadians, the report found that the top 60% of households will actually lose money as the government would raise taxes and cut other benefits to provide UBI.

Trudeau has spent nearly double what government spent during WWII: Fraser Institute

A new study comparing federal spending by past governments reveals that in the past year, the Trudeau government has spent nearly double what the Canadian government did during World War II.
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Coronavirus coverage

Montreal reels from police crackdown and weekend of COVID-19 unrest

Over the weekend, reporters were arrested, a man was violently detained by police and hundreds of people took to the streets of Montreal to protest the Quebec government’s mandatory COVID-19 curfew and stringent lockdown regime.

Montreal police raid Rebel News site in Montreal and arrest reporters

Video shows Rebel reporter David Menzies being placed in handcuffs and put into the back of a police cruiser. His colleague Keean Bexte was also handcuffed, though was later released.

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Montreal police raid Rebel News site in Montreal and arrest reporters

Video shows Rebel reporter David Menzies being placed in handcuffs and put into the back of a police cruiser. His colleague Keean Bexte was also handcuffed, though was later released.

London, ON councillors dismiss motion to research consequences of lockdowns

A motion to begin a study into the unintended consequences of lockdowns, mask wearing and other public health measures in London, Ontario was dead on arrival on Tuesday afternoon after councillors refused to support the initiative.

Jailed BC father fighting child’s hormone therapy reaches plea agreement

The father, only referenced in court documents as “CD” will be appearing before the BC Supreme Court on April 13 where he will be asking for a conditional discharge which would see him leave jail without a criminal record.

Toronto real estate board ditches term “master” bedroom over “offensive undertones”

The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board will be replacing the term “master” bedroom from all of its databases and its multiple listing service with the more politically correct term “primary” bedroom.

Podcast episodes

Liberals embrace suicide promotion over suicide prevention

CPC MP Garnett Genuis joins The Andrew Lawton Show to discuss how a Senate amendment is expanding access of assisted suicide to those suffering from mental illnesses.