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Russian Spy Plane Allowed to Make Observations Over U.S., Canada

A group of Russian inspectors will conduct observation flights on a Tu-154M Lk-1 plane over the United States and Canada in the framework of the international Open Skies Treaty, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said.


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“The flights will be carried out on July 7-21 from Open


Leaked Documents Expose Canada as Spying on G20 Attendees

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Leaked documents suggest Canada helped the United States and Britain spy on participants at the London G20 summit four years ago.

Britain’s Guardian newspaper says spies monitored the computers and intercepted the phone calls of foreign politicians and officials at two G20 meetings in London in 2009.

The paper says the effort included penetration


Revealed: Canada Paid Ransom to Terrorists

“The government of Canada does not pay ransom,” Foreign Minister John Baird’s spokesman Rick Roth said Wednesday, moments after the publication of a lengthy internal leaked memo from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) which revealed that $1.1-million in ransom had been paid, at the behest of the Canadian government, to the terrorist


Expert Report Recommends Decriminalizing all Drugs

OTTAWA — The personal use of illegal drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, should be decriminalized as part of a federal-provincial strategy to tackle drug abuse, a B.C.-based national coalition of drug policy experts argue.

In this Nov. 4, 2010 file photo, bales of marijuana are wheeled out at a news conference in Jonesboro,


Government and Police Caught Pirating in Canada

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With several movie studios gearing up to sue thousands of ‘pirating’ Internet subscribers in Canada, the local Pirate Party decided to take a look at the downloading habits of the Canadian police and Government. As

it turns out, there are plenty of downloaders to be found on the law’s side. However, unlike individual citizens


Train Derail Plot Suspect: Criminal Code “Not Holy Book”

Only the Creator is perfect,’ accused declares calmly at conclusion of his 10-minute court appearance

Terror suspect Chiheb Esseghaier arrives at Buttonville Airport just north of Toronto on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Esseghaier is accused with another man of plotting to derail a train in Canada with support from al-Qaida elements in Iran.(Frank Gunn/CP)


Canada’s Residential School Deaths Number At Least 3,000

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TORONTO – At least 3,000 children, including four under the age of 10 found huddled together in frozen embrace, are now known to have died during attendance at Canada’s Indian residential schools, according to new unpublished research.

A tin marker, likely issued by the Dept. of Indian Affairs, marks the resting place of a


Snowboard Cops to Chase Marijuana Smokers in Canada

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Prohibition took another strange turn this week when it was reported that RCMP officers in Alberta have started to strap on snowboards and patrol the Lake Louise and Nakiska ski resorts in an effort to deter “substance abuse”.

From the CBC:

The officers, who are in uniform and carrying weapons, are focusing


Canada Disposes Digital Spying Bill

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A year ago, we had a series of posts concerning attempts in Canada to pass a “lawful access”bill, which is a nice way of saying “a bill to let Canadian law enforcement spy on your digital information.” Politicians who supported this, like Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, kicked things off in the


Canadian Housing Bubble Larger than any Other Country

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How real is Canada’s housing bubble anyway? More real than any other country’s. Canada has a new worthwhile initiative. After years of booming prices, that bastion of politeness north of the border is looking to avoid a catastrophic housing bust for something more, well, boring. Initiatives don’t get more worthwhile, and perhaps not


New Telescope to Make Huge Map of Universe


A Canadian telescope bigger than six NHL hockey rinks is expected to help scientists understand the expansion of the universe and the role of mysterious dark energy.

The $11-million project is being built at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory southwest of Penticton, B.C., where the official groundbreaking took place this week. The radio telescope


Canada Tries to Hide Information Related to the Killing of a Soldier by Israel

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Maj. Paeta Hess-von Kruedener and three other United Nations observers were killed in 2006 when the Israeli military targeted their small outpost with repeated artillery barrages as well as an attack by a fighter aircraft.

The Defence Department has quietly removed from the Internet a report into the killing of a Canadian military


Canada Deporting Hells Angels

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Being a prospective or former member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club is enough to warrant the deportation of a non-citizen, the Immigration and Refugee Board has ruled in a case that declares the bikers a criminal organization.

The decision comes as the government steps up use of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act,


Suicide of Amanda Todd (Video)

There is a video at the end of this article made by Todd several days before killing herself as a result of relentless bullying

YouTubeA still from Amanda Todd’s YouTube video telling the story of years of bullying after having a nude photo sent to classmates. Todd, 15 years old, died earlier this week


Iran Ticked off at Canada, Calling for Retaliation


Iran accused Canada of “hostile behavior” under Israeli and British influence on Saturday, threatening “immediate” retaliation to Ottawa’s decision to cut ties with Tehran.

Canada said on Friday that it was closing its embassy in Tehran and gave Iranian diplomats five days to leave the country, branding the Islamic Republic as the


Canada Closed Embassy in Tehran, Expelled Iranian Diplomats!

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Canada shut its embassy in Tehran on Friday, severed diplomatic relations and ordered Iranian diplomats to leave, accusing the Islamic Republic of being the most significant threat to world peace.

The surprise action reinforces the Conservative government’s close ties with Tehran’s arch foe Israel but also removes some of Washington’s eyes and ears inside


Cross Border Policing Raises Concerns

398517 02: A Canadian Customs and Fisheries officer watches over the U.S.-Canada border between Blaine, Washington and White Rock, British Columbia November 8, 2001 in White Rock, BC. The Peace Arch border crossing is one of the busiest crossings in North America. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

When the Conservative government passed its controversial


Astronomical Food Prices in Northern Canada

By Jess Zimmerman


Nunavut is the edge of the world in a lot of ways — it’s the farthest-north part of Canada, a broken-up spray of frozen land coming off the top of the country like a very icy mohawk. In terms of land mass, it’s


Intelligence expert says Iranian Education Ministry textbooks preaching violence used in Farsi classes funded by Canadian public school system

While Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes Iran is the biggest threat to world peace and security, some Canadian school kids taking Persian weekend classes, study from Iranian text books depicting Jews as “sons of apes”, Canadian network Sun News reported. In an interview with The Source, Director of the International and Terrorist Intelligence Program


300yr old Math Problem Solved by Teen

An Indian-born teenager has won a research award for solving a mathematical problem first posed by Sir Isaac Newton more than 300 years ago that has baffled mathematicians ever since.

The solution devised by Shouryya Ray, 16, makes it possible to calculate exactly the path of a projectile under gravity and subject to air resistance.


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