1. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    *shakes head*

    Did The Weeknd Diss Justin Bieber's Sex Life With Selena Gomez in His New Song 'Some Way'?
    Is The Weeknd taking it to the bedroom? The Canadian crooner teamed up with rapper Nav for a new song, "Some Way," and many fans think the collaboration disses Justin Beiber's sex life with his ex-girlfriend Slena Gomez who's now dating the "Starboy" singer.

    In the explicit nearly three-minute track, which was released on Wednesday, February 15, The Weeknd boasts about pleasing an unnamed woman sexually and stealing her from her boyfriend. "I think your girl, think your girl fell in love with me / She say my f--k and my tongue game a remedy," he sings.

    Later in the song, the two-time Grammy winner croons, "I just took that chick and I know you feeling some way / She just want a n---a like me."

    Of course Beiber couldn't just let it go but instead lashed out calling down The Weeknd.

    Come on fellow Canadians, we are better than that ... aren't we !!!
     
  2. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Here is Karma at work ...

    Douglas Garland assaulted by multiple inmates at Calgary jail
    Triple murderer was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance of parole for 75 years
    Triple murderer Douglas Garland was rushed to hospital Friday night after being attacked while in custody at a Calgary jail, CBC News has learned.

    Just hours earlier Garland was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 75 years in the first-degree murders of five-year-old Nathan O'Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes.

    According to EMS, around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, an ambulance was called to the Calgary Remand Centre after reports a man in his 50s had been assaulted.

    CBC News has confirmed the patient was Garland.

    He was taken to hospital in stable, non-life-threatening condition with soft tissue injuries.

    Calgary police confirm assault
    Calgary police said in a release they are investigating the Friday night assault at the Calgary Remand Centre, but declined to identify the victim.

    They say it's alleged several men assaulted a 57-year-old man and that both the alleged offenders and victim are inmates of the Remand Centre.

    "Investigators are working with officials from Alberta Justice and Solicitor General to determine the circumstances of this assault and obtain further evidence," police said.

    Garland Defence lawyer 'disappointed'
    Garland's defence lawyer Kim Ross said he wasn't aware of the specific circumstances surrounding the assault, but said he found the news disappointing, as Garland has been in custody for 2½ years without incident.

    "I fully understand that Mr. Garland is not going to win any Mr. Popularity contests, but the system still has a duty and is mandated to make sure that he is protected, that his physical safety, his mental safety are being looked after," Ross said.

    Ian Savage, the president of the Calgary-based Criminal Defence Lawyers Association, said his organization is calling upon the Remand Centre to explain exactly how the assault happened.

    "Obviously a child murder is one of the most horrific things that we as a society would abhor, and while he [was] awaiting trial on that matter he [needed] to be protected from potential assault from other inmates, that's just obvious," Savage said.

    "So how this could possibly happen at this stage in the proceedings needs explaining."

    Garland is expected to be released from the hospital and transported back to the Remand Centre later Saturday.

    Because of the time frame of the appeal process, Ross said Garland will be held at the centre for a short time before being transferred to a federal prison.
     
  3. freethinker

    freethinker Pervy Bear

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    Killed a five year old? And only got non-life threatening soft tissue injuries?

    Even the cons in Canada are nice...
     
  4. BigSuzyB

    BigSuzyB Porn Star

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    After googling, how to kidnap, torture and kill? He should have googled how to survive in a penitentiary after killing a child.
     
  5. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    He hadn't been transferred to the Pen yet and was in holding at the remand. He will meet the welcoming committee soon enough once they release him from the hospital.
     
  6. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    As Trump’s refugees stream into Canada, will our immigration policies hold up?
    It’s a phenomenon that has splintered the European Union, animated a surge in far-right politics across that continent and put German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s professional future at considerable risk: the uncontrolled flow of asylum-seekers from Middle Eastern and African nations. And for the first time in many years, Canadians are confronting it as well: last week, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reported more than 400 people had illegally crossed the 49th parallel from North Dakota into Manitoba this fiscal year. With six weeks left to go in the year, that’s almost five times as many as crossed three years ago. In January alone, the RCMP reports 452 asylum claims were made at the border in Quebec, more than three times the year before.

    Canadians do not seem particularly alarmed by this, and for good reason: the numbers are relatively small; the crossers are happy to report themselves to authorities; and the fact is, there’s not a hell of a lot we can do about it. On Thursday, La Presse reported the nearly comical scene of RCMP officers shouting at Omar, a 31-year-old Yemeni, that it was illegal for him to cross the border. Over he went, into handcuffs and the Canadian refugee determination process.

    “We have virtually no resources at the border,” says Christian Leuprecht, a political science professor at Royal Military College and Queen’s University. “The way (the Mounties) respond is when the Americans tip them off.” And, in any event, he says, “once someone reaches the border it’s too late (to stop them),” even if we wanted to. Anyone who can plant his feet on Canadian soil is entitled to make a claim for asylum.

    Many have attributed this phenomenon to President Trump’s executive orders suspending refugee claims and barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. It’s important to recognize this isn’t a brand new situation: people have always walked across the border and claimed asylum, and, in fact, numbers have been trending up for two years. After all, the UN Refugee Agency says there are more displaced people today than at any point in history.

    But the current Trump-related surge is real, and there is little reason to expect it to subside. This is all happening in the dead of winter, as NDP leader Thomas Mulcair told reporters in Ottawa on Wednesday. “As the weather warms up … we’re going to face a situation that we’ve never seen before,” he predicted. And there is reason to worry Canada might not be adequately resourced if that should come to pass.

    There are people who hoped to claim asylum in the United States, but now have doubts. Winnipeg refugee lawyer David Matas says he has several Somali clients in that situation.

    “There are many Latin Americans in the United States who fear return to their home country,” says Laura Best, an immigration lawyer in Vancouver. “I think it is quite likely that we’ll be seeing more of those as the crackdown on deportations heats up.”

    A Somali man breaks down after crossing the U.S.-Canada border into Canada near Hemmingford, Que., on Friday, February 17, 2017. A number of refugee claimants are braving the elements to illicitly enter Canada.

    And then there are the millions of undocumented workers from Mexico and Central America — economic migrants who are suddenly living in an even more fearful and less certain climate. President Obama deported some 2.5 million illegal immigrants, more than any of his predecessors. But Trump has vowed to deport more than that, and faster, and he clearly relishes the thought.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) isn’t just rounding up non-violent criminals anymore. Guadalupe García de Rayos, mother of two American-born children, pleaded guilty nearly 10 years ago for working under a fake ID — a lowest-level felony. When she dutifully showed up for her twice-annual check-in with ICE last week in Phoenix, she was detained and ordered deported, according to a report in the Washington Post. NPR reported last week about a Denver woman, Jeannette Vizguerra, in a nearly identical situation, who took sanctuary at a Unitarian church rather than risk keeping her own ICE appointment. And according to the New York Times, apparently unfounded rumours swirl about random checkpoints and sweeps of parking lots where undocumented day labourers find work.

    A Somali man tosses his family’s luggage over the the U.S.-Canada border in front of a U.S. Border Patrol agent near Hemmingford, Que., on Friday, February 17, 2017. A number of refugee claimants are braving the elements to illicitly enter Canada.

    “Nearly two-thirds (of undocumented immigrants) have been in the U.S. for at least a decade and a fifth have been present for 20-plus years,” he says. “A large fraction of these people have U.S.-born citizen children. I expect most … will try to remain in place and avoid deportation.”

    Still, it wouldn’t take a big chunk of them to constitute a significant burden on the Canadian system — one that still struggles to deal with 40,000 hand-chosen Syrian refugees. “I do not yet know of any individuals considering the possibility of seeking asylum in Canada,” says Denise Gilman, director of the immigration clinic at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, “but it would not surprise me at all.”
     
  7. RandyKnight

    RandyKnight Have Gun, Will Travel

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    Canada's Donald Trump? 'Shark Tank' star Kevin O'Leary runs for Tory leadership

    Canada's got its own reality TV star vying for the nation's top job.

    Kevin O'Leary, the business man-turned-reality TV star, announced Wednesday that he will stand in the now 14-person race to lead Canada's Conservative party.
    The winner will likely challenge current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the country's 2019 federal elections.
    "Canadians need a Prime Minister with a smart plan to kick start the economy; a Prime Minister who supports small businesses, who will fight for hard working Canadians and will stop wasting our money," O'Leary said in a statement on why he's running.
     
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      He is a no nonsense kinda guy and you nailed it with the "Canada's Donald Trump" part. The way our Parliament is set up though wouldn't give him near the juice that Trump has. A "majority" conservative party win would go a long way toward that though.

      It will be interesting to watch if nothing else ...
       
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    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Montreal becomes fourth Canadian sanctuary city for non-status refugees


    The designation means undocumented refugees will have full access to local services regardless of their status, but migrant rights’ groups called the measure a largely symbolic gesture.

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    Montreal city council passed a motion Monday making it the latest Canadian jurisdiction to declare itself a “sanctuary city” for non-status immigrants.

    The designation means undocumented refugees will have full access to local services regardless of their situation, with the city following in the footsteps of Toronto, Hamilton and London, Ont.

    Mayor Denis Coderre told reporters he felt compelled to act because of events south of the border.

    "One of the reasons I’ve done that is clearly because of what’s happening in the United States and what I’m witnessing in Europe,” Coderre said.

    In recent weeks, more and more people have flowed illegally across the U.S. border into Canada as President Donald Trump cracks down on illegal immigration and imposes new restrictions on refugees.

    Canada Border Services Agency says 452 people filed a claim for refugee asylum at Quebec-U.S. land border crossings in January.

    Given that current context, several Canadian cities have expressed interest in adopting similar motions, including Ottawa, Saskatoon and Regina.

    Toronto became Canada’s first sanctuary city in 2013.

    Coderre, a former federal immigration minister, assured the measures will go beyond symbolism and help those who need it the most.

    Available services would include access to municipal programs and buildings, including ibraries and recreation centres, while Coderre said he wants to discuss major issues such as health, housing and education with provincial and federal authorities.

    “The bottom line is to integrate them,” he said. “And if you don’t have a criminal case (or pose a security risk), we will normalize your situation. You will be able to remain here.”

    But some migrant rights’ groups called the measure largely symbolic as Montreal joined other North American cities such as San Francisco, Boston, New York and Chicago as designated sanctuary cities.

    A number of groups told a news conference a few hours before the motion passed that while the gesture would be in good faith, it wouldn’t provide the tangible changes to make Montreal truly a sanctuary city.

    “He’s coming from a good place, I’m not going to deny that,” said Jaggi Singh, a spokesman for Solidarity Across Borders. “But it doesn’t go far enough.”

    Singh said the city should at least ensure that Montreal police and transit officials will not collaborate with Canada Border Services Agency and hand over undocumented migrants.

    Singh said there are countless instances where an arrest on a minor infraction can lead to deportation, while the representative of a sex-workers’ rights group told the news conference that undocumented women working at massage parlours are routinely handed over to immigration officials.

    “Honestly, in many ways, having a symbolic motion can be worse than having no motion at all,” said Singh.

    “What it does is creates a false sense of security and false sense of protection and the moment where the police are deporting people, you destroy any sense of trust.”

    Coderre said after the motion was adopted the city’s public security committee would study the matter of how police and transit officials deal with the migrants.

    Opposition Leader Valerie Plante of Projet Montreal said how police work with undocumented people will be key.

    “I think this is a great decision, but we have to be cautious not to create a false sense of security for those vulnerable people,” she said.
     
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    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    This weekend some "spring forward" and lose an hour but in Alberta this may be the last time that happens as daylight savings time here is on it's way out ...

    Daylight saving time pioneers oppose move to scrap twice-yearly clock shift in Alberta

    The article goes on for days but you get the point.
     
  10. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Fort McMurray bridge officially renamed Responders Way
    'The depth of gratitude can never be repaid but it can be acknowledged'

    A highway overpass in Fort McMurray has been renamed Responders Way to honour the firefighters, police and emergency workers who were the first to battle the wildfire nicknamed The Beast.

    Transportation Minister Brian Mason was joined at Friday's ceremony by first responders from Fort McMurray Fire, EMS, RCMP, Alberta Sheriffs and bylaw enforcement.

    "The depth of gratitude can never be repaid but it can be acknowledged," Mason said.

    "It was appropriate they used that bridge; it is a fitting monument."

    In a news release, Melissa Blake, mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, called Responders Way "a powerful symbol and reminder of the incredible courage and bravery that we witnessed in 2016."

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    Jody Butz, fire chief for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, speaks at a ceremony renaming a portion of Fort McMurray's King Street as Responders Way. (David Thurton/CBC)

    Fire chief Jody Butz said 208 people in uniform from Wood Buffalo Emergency Services responded to the emergency.

    "We are probably one of the strongest group of first responders because of that experience," Butz said.

    The signs hang on the King Street overpass, which was also used as a symbol to welcome residents home in June after a month-long evacuation. Fire trucks draped a large Canadian flag over the bridge as evacuees returned.

    The wildfire destroyed more than 2,400 structures and prompted the evacuation of 90,000 residents from Fort McMurray and surrounding communities. First responders helped people get out safely.

    Premier Rachel Notley announced in October during a visit to Fort McMurray the province and the municipality was working on a plan to rename the bridge.
     
  11. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Edmonton has a new pilot project for drunk driving; just shoot and kill them.

    Impaired-driving suspect shot dead by Edmonton police officer in city's southwest
    'We know very little about the victim at this time, but we do believe he has a family in Edmonton'
    An impaired-driving suspect was shot dead by a police officer during a traffic stop in southwest Edmonton Thursday afternoon.

    The officer, a six-year veteran, and the suspect both got out of their vehicles on Hollands Landing, Edmonton Police Service Deputy Chief Kevin Brezinski told a news conference Thursday afternoon.

    During an encounter, the officer discharged his firearm, striking the man, Brezinski said.

    EMS attended the scene and life-saving measures were attempted.

    The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The traffic stop was at 1:43 p.m., police said.

    Police believe the man has family members in Edmonton and are in the process of notifying them.

    "We know very little about the victim at this time, but we do believe he has a family in Edmonton," Brezinski said.

    The officer has been placed on administrative leave, he said.

    Before the shooting, police had received two 911 calls from citizens at 1:30 p.m. reporting a vehicle swerving all over the road, Brezinski said.
     
  12. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Hey parents, do what you can to make sure your kids are able to attend their Grad. I was made aware that a lot of students don't attend because they can't afford it which is understandable in our currrent climate but they don't get a second chance to go to grad. I offered to pay for any student, male or female on a case by case basis for those that really want to go but can't. The shop with the garments will make the call and I didn't make an upper limit and there are certain times when you really want people to take your money ... this is one.

    The Sherwood park Elks are also collecting garments from all over Canada to further this worthy cause and the response is overwhelming. It is called "Gowns For Grad".
     
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    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Travelling to the U.S.? Don't worry about the border, says Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly
    Canadians travelling south for spring break should not worry about recent media reports describing U.S. border officials turning away people based on their ethnicity or religion, but they should double-check their pockets before they leave, says the homeland security secretary.

    "When someone is stopped at the border and questioned, or turned back, which is not very common, there's a reason why," John Kelly told CBC News Network's Power & Politics. "What they say to the press is their business."

    Kelly said that his administration could help to clarify those media reports by revealing the genuine reasons why a person has been turned back, but he is more concerned with respecting the privacy rights of Canadians than he is about positive press.

    "We won't do that because, again, the privacy rights of the citizens of this great country are too important," Kelly said.

    Kelly is the first member of U.S. President Donald Trump's cabinet to travel to Canada to hold meetings with his Canadian counterpart, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. One of the issues central to those meetings Friday was the rising number of asylum seekers illegally crossing the border from the U.S. into Canada.

    "We're both — your country, my country, your ministers and myself — trying to get our arms around exactly what's going on, because it's a different phenomenon," Kelly told host Rosemary Barton.

    "It's a very different phenomenon than anyone has seen in the past," he said.

    The article goes on and on and on ...
     
  14. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Here is one I found interesting and disturbing even though I was well aware of it way before the articles ever came out.

    TD Bank shares take a shit kicking after a CBC news story ...
    But the fundamentals are still in place even though they aren't too popular right now.

    As a trader we have a saying "If you haven't heard a good rumor by 10am, start one" LOL. This one is real though.
     
  15. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    This is a good story ...
    Canadian Prime Minister, Ivanka Trump see Broadway musical

    NEW YORK — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — along with first daughter Ivanka Trump as a guest — welcomed a new musical that celebrates Canadian compassion and openness following the Sept. 11 attacks.

    Trudeau and Trump and some 120 ambassadors from around the world attended the show "Come From Away" on Wednesday night at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, in one of the cities where the bulk of the 3,000 people on 9-11 died.

    The musical is set in the small Newfoundland town of Gander, which opened its arms and homes to some 7,000 airline passengers diverted there when the U.S. government shut down its airspace. In a matter of a few hours, the town was overwhelmed by travellers from 38 planeloads and dozens of countries and religions, yet locals went to work in their kitchens and cleaned up spare rooms.

    In remarks before the show, Trudeau got on the stage and said he was pleased that, "the world gets to see what it is to lean on each other and be there for each other through the darkest times."

    The show got a standing ovation, including from Trump, who sat beside Trudeau and U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley. Also in attendance was Jean Chretien, a former Canadian prime minister. Trump was seen clapping along happily as the band played at the curtain call.

    The actors did not acknowledge the special audience, but one afterward was still buzzing.

    "When do we have the opportunity to share a story about kindness, gratitude and love that takes place in a country that is known for opening their hearts to people," said actor Rodney Hicks. "It just meant the world to all of us."

    Trudeau, who champions global free trade and has welcomed 40,000 Syrian refugees, was celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary of its Confederation to reaffirm the special friendship between Canadians and Americans.

    "Our friends are there for those tough times, when you lose a parent or a loved one, when you get knocked off your path at a difficult moment in your life. Where you go through difficult times, that's when you turn and you lean on your friends," he said. "That ultimately is what this story is all about — being there for each other."

    In the show, a cast of a dozen play both residents and marooned passengers, telling true stories of generosity, compassion and acceptance, while fear and suspicion reigned in America. The show arrives just as a debate over immigration and open borders has reignited following the Trump administration's push for a ban on travellers from six predominantly Muslim nations.

    Canadian husband-and-wife writing team Irene Sankoff and David Hein wrote the book, music and lyrics, and it was directed by Christopher Ashley, the artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse. The musical veers its focus from weighty matters — a mother anxious about her missing firefighter son in New York to more silly events, like a rowdy evening at a local bar where visitors are urged to kiss a cod.

    Trudeau's warm reception was in contrast to the ones that greeted two other world leaders who recently attended the Broadway smash "Hamilton" — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Vice-President-elect Mike Pence. Both received more than a smattering of boos.
     
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    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Trump immigration policies kill work visas for specialized Canadian nurses
    Advanced practice nurses and nurse anesthetists told they no longer qualify for professional visas

    Canadian nurses working at Michigan hospitals were shocked last week when border security officers stopped them from entering the U.S. because of changes to their working visas under new immigration policies.

    Staff at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital heard reports of nurses unable to renew their working visas. Last week, a new Canadian hire at Henry Ford tried to go to work, but was turned away at the Windsor-Detroit border.
    She was told advanced practice nurses and nurse anesthetists no longer qualify for the working visas because of policy changes under U.S. President Donald Trump.

    "We really question the motives," said immigration lawyer Marc Topoleski, whose firm is retained by the hospital. "All of the immigration executive orders and all the things being rolled out have been focused on national security first, and this is clearly not an issue of national security whatsoever."

    'Livelihoods are at stake'
    Only advanced practice nurses and nurse anesthetists are being rejected. All Canadian nurses working in the U.S. have non-immigrant NAFTA professional (TN) visas.

    An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 Canadians work in the U.S with TN visas, which allow experts in certain fields — like economics and science — a fast track, provided they have a job offer.

    Henry Ford Hospital alone has hundreds of Canadians on staff, with about 25 advanced practice nurses or nurse anesthetists with TN visas.

    "Some of these things are surprising," said Patrick Irwin, vice-president human resources at Henry Ford Hospital. "We have always been able to qualify these nurses under the TN category."

    CBC News contacted U.S. Customs and Border Protection for an interview, but has yet to get a response.

    Hospital officials said they're doing everything they can to resolve this issue.

    "Their livelihood is at stake," Topoleski said. "They don't know why this is happening, they don't understand why it's happening. All they've been doing is just coming here and helping Americans get better by providing patient care."

    Michigan's Council of Nurse Practitioners is trying to make their members aware of possible problems at the border, according to executive director Olivia McLaughlin.

    "It's obviously concerning for a number of reasons," she said. "This seems like a recent opinion that is affecting the renewals."

    'It just makes absolutely no sense'
    The nurses have been advised they need to apply for H1B visa status, which is a separate category under NAFTA for more specialized employment. But those applications can cost between $3,000 and $4,000 depending on the applicant, according to Topoleski.

    Other policy changes recently announced by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will suspend a fast-track program for processing H1B applications as of April 3.

    Standard application processes for work visas could then take six months or more, said Topoleski, who worries long wait times could hurt hospitals that are in desperate need of specialty nurses.

    "These specialty nurses are hard to find. There's more positions than there are people available," Topoleski said. "They're coming here to help our patients. I just don't understand what the policy goal is by doing something like this, it just makes absolutely no sense."
     
    1. shootersa
      This should not be a shock.
      US employees first.
      In typical Trump fashion, use a chain saw when a scalpel will do, but none the less, it should not be a shock.
       
      shootersa, Mar 16, 2017
    2. justpassingthru
      But our healthcare professionals are not "stealing" your jobs, they were invited due to a shortage of american professionals qualified to do the job ...
       
      justpassingthru, Mar 16, 2017
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    U.S. government suing Canadian resident for $1.1M over bank form
    'This has been a friggin' nightmare,' says Jeffery Pomerantz
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    The U.S. Justice Department is suing a Canadian resident for the equivalent of $1.1 million Cdn, saying he failed to file a form to the U.S. government listing his bank accounts outside the United States.

    Jeffrey Pomerantz, a Vancouver-area resident with dual Canadian-U.S citizenship, filed his income tax returns to the IRS and the CRA during the three years in question but didn't file a second form called the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).

    "This has been a friggin' nightmare," said Pomerantz when reached by CBC News.

    In the case filed in the United States District Court in Seattle, the U.S Justice Department is seeking $860,300 US in civil penalties, late payment penalties and interest.

    Nor does Pomerantz appear to be an isolated case.

    Toronto lawyer Hari Nesathurai says he is seeing an increase in the past couple of years in cases of the U.S. government going after Canadian residents subject to U.S. tax law who haven't filed FBAR reports.

    "FBARs are a particular problem because a lot of Canadian [residents] don't realize that even an RRSP would require some sort of disclosure. Many people don't realize that and it's troubling because it's a penalty which applies on a non-disclosure even though there may be no tax payable."

    "The FBARs are particularly concerning to Americans and people who are U.S. citizens or green card holders who probably don't understand that they have a reporting obligation."

    According to the lawsuit, filed by a U.S. Justice Department lawyer in May 2016, the events that led to the U.S. government going after Pomerantz for not filing FBARs appear to have begun with an audit in 2010. That audit is currently before a different court.

    "Prior to the commencement of the income tax examination, Pomerantz did not file a Treasury Form TD F 90-22.1 ("FBAR") for calendar year 2007, 2008 or 2009 to disclose the existence of any foreign accounts," wrote U.S. Department of Justice lawyer Paul Butler.

    The story goes on forever but you can google CBC.ca if you care ...
     
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    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Here is one for Americans. A Boston couple missing in Canada.

    American pair believed to have been swept up in avalanche near Lake Louise

    Recovery efforts are underway for a pair of American snowshoers believed to have been caught in an avalanche north of Lake Louise.
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    Hotel staff contacted Mounties on Tuesday to report that two guests from Boston hadn’t checked out of their room in Field, B.C., just west of the Alberta border.

    Their rental vehicle was found a short time later at a trailhead north of Lake Louise on Highway 93, an area that recently saw an avalanche.

    Officials believe the duo were buried in the avalanche and search efforts led by Parks Canada are underway. However, the recovery is being hampered by weather and the risk of further avalanches.

    “Parks Canada visitor safety specialists are leading what we believe is a recovery operation for two missing snowshoers that we believe were involved in an avalanche in an area approximately 20 minutes north of the community of Lake Louise on the Icefields Parkway,” said Parks Canada spokesperson Tania Peters.

    Peters said it is currently too unsafe for a ground search, but snowshoe tracks were seen going into the avalanche debris, with no tracks coming out. A flyover was done late Tuesday.

    Peters said a ground search will be conducted as soon as it is safe to do so.

    “The thoughts of all of Parks Canada staff are with the family and friends of these individuals, and we are making every effort to get into the area and conduct a search as safely and efficiently as possible,” said Peters.

    An avalanche bulletin remains in effect for the Lake Louise area, with several small and large avalanches logged on Tuesday. The avalanche risk for the area is considered high.

    RCMP said family of the missing visitors have been notified and their identities will not be released.

    Meanwhile, Highway 93 has been closed from Athabasca Falls hostel to Saskatchewan Crossing due to the high avalanche hazard. Alberta Transportation anticipates the highway will reopen Thursday by 5 p.m. The highway is also closed in both directions from Radium Hot Springs to the Highway 1 junction, according to DriveBC.
     
  19. freethinker

    freethinker Pervy Bear

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    I hear the Canuckian equivalent of Girl Scouts are cancelling all trips to the US over der Trumper's travel policies.
     
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      "Girl Guides" ...
       
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  20. Undeniable

    Undeniable Porn Star

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    I am scrolling through an internet article that reports 2 planes have collided near Montreal over a shopping mall and one of the planes has ended up on the building with the other in the parking lot . Details are sketchy as this is still breaking from one hour ago but I hope the casualties are limited .
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