Refugee Crisis

spaminator
#961
LILLEY: Illegal border crossings on the rise, could become election issue
Brian Lilley
Published:
September 17, 2019
Updated:
September 18, 2019 2:14 PM EDT
A family approaches the unofficial border crossing at the end of Roxham Rd. in Champlain, N.Y. (Charles Krupa/AP)
The number of people crossing the border illegally in August went up once again compared to the same month in 2018.
According to the latest statistics, the RCMP intercepted 1,762 people in August — 1,722 of them crossing at one spot in Quebec. That’s an increase from 1,666 who crossed at the infamous Roxham Rd. border point in August, 2018.
Since Justin Trudeau made his infamous #WelcometoCanada tweet in January, 2017 in response to the Trump administration, more than 47,000 people have crossed illegally at Roxham Rd.
The unofficial or “irregular” border crossing has seen thousands of people arrive at the Canada-U.S. border, claiming asylum after arriving in New York from Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere and making their way to seek refugee status in Canada.
The Trudeau Liberals continue to bristle at any use of the word “illegal” to describe those crossing the border. They point to Canada’s duty under international law to accept and process those who claim asylum.
Yet, signs posted by the Government of Canada clearly warn those looking to cross that it is illegal to do so and that they will be arrested. RCMP officers on the scene also make similar verbal warnings.
Since the illegal crossings spiked following Trudeau’s tweet, the government has done little to stem the tide.
E-mails to the Liberal campaign asking what they party’s policy was on this file were not answered.
The Conservative Party said in a statement that they are shocked by the August numbers and noted that July and August both saw increases.
“Clearly, the Liberal claim that this situation is under control is not as advertised,” said spokesman Simon Jeffries.
That’s fine, but what is the Conservative plan? So far the Liberals have denied there is a problem and attacked those who questioned the wisdom of allowing people to walk across from the United States at will to claim refugee status. Jeffries said the Conservatives will seek a permanent solution.
“Andrew Scheer and Canada’s Conservatives will close the loophole in the Safe Third Country Agreement, and instead, we will focus on helping the world’s most vulnerable who are languishing in refugee camps,” Jeffries said.
The Safe Third Country Agreement was designed to stop what amounted to refugee shopping between safe countries such as Canada and the United States. It says that you must apply as a refugee in the safe country you are in and if you present yourself at a border crossing, you will be turned back.
The loophole? The agreement only applies at official border crossings and not makeshift locations like Roxham Rd.
The Liberals have mused about amending the Safe Third Country agreement with the United States but then walked away when criticized by progressive groups that don’t think the agreement should exist let alone be amended.
So far, the issue of immigration and the border has yet to be raised in a significant way in this election, but it could be a sleeper issue.
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The open border at Roxham Rd. has aggravated many in Quebec where the province and municipalities have had to pick up the extra costs to school, house and provide social services for the new arrivals from the U.S.
The Trudeau Liberals announced extra funding for Quebec just before the election to cover those costs, but refused a similar request from the Ford government in Ontario.
http://torontosun.com/opinion/column...election-issue
 
spaminator
#962
EDITORIAL: Trudeau’s still stiffing us for his refugee tab
Postmedia News
Published:
September 28, 2019
Updated:
September 28, 2019 5:01 PM EDT
A family from Haiti approach a tent in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, stationed by Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as they haul their luggage down Roxham Road in Champlain, N.Y., on August 7, 2017. Charles Krupa / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is trying to bribe us with our own money to win the election, perhaps he could promise to pay Toronto taxpayers what they’re owed for caring for thousands of refugee claimants that were the direct result of his policies.
Granted Trudeau’s election promises aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.
For example, Trudeau’s promise during the 2015 election campaign that his government would have a $1 billion surplus this year, not the $19.8 billion deficit he projected in his latest budget.
In reality, whether he wins or loses on Oct. 21, Trudeau has already stuck the next federal government with a multi-million-dollar headache, which is paying for Toronto’s ongoing and growing tab for these refugee claimants (aka asylum seekers).
While the daily stories about thousands of them coming into Canada via so-called “unmanned” border crossings — actually they were manned and they were escorted into Canada — are no longer making headlines, the problem hasn’t gone away.
Nor have the increasing costs.
Currently there are 2,678 refugee claimants housed in Toronto’s emergency shelter system, 37% of all the available spaces, barely down from 40% last year.
For 2019, Trudeau has already stuck the City of Toronto with a $30 million tab for caring for them, given that the city’s anticipated costs will be $75.4 million this year, of which only $45.4 million has been reimbursed by the feds.
In 2017 and 2018, the feds provided $26 million to the city to defray the costs, $43.1 million short of what Toronto spent.
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This year the Trudeau government kicked in another $17 million to transfer asylum seekers to Peel and Durham regions and Hamilton, to ease some of the pressure on Toronto.
But the bottom line is that, as Mayor John Tory and council keep pointing out, the city is owed tens of millions of dollars by the deficit-ridden Trudeau government for providing emergency shelter services to asylum seekers.
Given that the Trudeau government’s go-to response to any criticism of its refugee and immigration policies is that those pointing out the flaws are racists, it’s difficult to engage Liberal politicians on these issues in any rational way.
We also question the wisdom of city council declaring Toronto a so-called sanctuary city in 2013 by a vote of 38-2 — with Ontario premier Doug Ford and the late Toronto mayor Rob Ford voting in favour, by the way — in which council reaffirmed “its commitment to ensuring access to services without fear, to immigrants without full status or without full status documents.”
It’s not that there are no legitimate asylum seekers, there are.
But if you don’t want to encourage people who aren’t legitimate asylum seekers to come to Toronto, then it’s a really bad idea to tell the world you won’t enforce Canada’s immigration laws if they get here.
http://torontosun.com/opinion/editor...is-refugee-tab
 
spilledthebeer
+1
#963
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Americans from Tacoma without healthcare coverage, probably.






Congratulations Comrade Curious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Your latest comment sets a new record low............................


for IGNORANCE AND STUPIDITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
+2
#964
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

Congratulations Comrade Curious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Your latest comment sets a new record low............................


for IGNORANCE AND STUPIDITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

Don't you be having a stroke, now.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
-1
#965
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

Congratulations Comrade Curious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Your latest comment sets a new record low............................


for IGNORANCE AND STUPIDITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!


Yep, when it seems things can't get any worse they do! But then that's fairly normal with certain people!
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#966
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Yep, when it seems things can't get any worse they do! But then that's fairly normal with certain people!

Don't you be stroking out either, Gramps.
 
spilledthebeer
+1
#967
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Don't you be stroking out either, Gramps.








HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The OLD FART CALLING other people "Gramps"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!


Do you know who we are, old fart?????????????????????


Do you recall making other INANE remarks to us....................


from your Fortress of Senility down there in Oldfolksville???????????????????



How much REAL NEWS filters into your gated community of Oakville????????????????????


Do you remember ever reading a news paper in the recent past?????????????????????


Do you remember even having breakfast this morning????????????????????????


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Your memory...........................................


such as it is.....................................


is fixated on Joe Clark...........................................




Who??????????????????????????????????????????????? ??
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#968
You're on a roll, Murphy.


... a repeating piano roll.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
-1
#969
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

Congratulations Comrade Curious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Your latest comment sets a new record low............................


for IGNORANCE AND STUPIDITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!


You got to make allowances for him, he's getting panicky as the king of all ignoramuses is right on his tail.
 
spaminator
#970
Poll shows Trudeau offside with Canadians on border crossers
Brian Lilley
Published:
September 30, 2019
Updated:
September 30, 2019 6:01 PM EDT
Asylum seekers sit in front of their tent in a temporary camp, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 near Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que. Winterized trailers will soon be replacing the tents providing temporary shelter to asylum-seekers who have crossed the Quebec-U.S. border, even as the number of irregular border crossings continues to drop. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson ORG XMIT: cpt106
When it comes to immigration, a new poll shows the Trudeau Liberals offside with a good number of Canadians.
Canadians remain supportive of immigration, the kind done through regular channels, but have big concerns when it comes to people crossing the border illegally at places like Roxham Rd. in Quebec. Those are the findings of a poll conducted by Dart Maru/Blue Voice of Canada Poll.
While Canadians give the Trudeau Liberals decent marks on the handling of regular channel immigrants and those who seek refugee status through normal channels, two-thirds think the government is doing a bad job of handling those who walk across at what the government calls “irregular points of entry.”
When asked if the government has done a good job dealing with “Those who are crossing Canada’s borders at unofficial points and claiming asylum,” 64% said no compared to 36% who said yes. The sentiment that the government was doing a bad job was highest in Alberta (76%), Quebec (65%) and Ontario (63%).
“A majority of Canadians view border crossing asylum from the United States as a damnable breach of our legal process and goodwill,” said pollster John Wright who added this is the area where the Trudeau government gets a failing grade.
Since January 2017 when Justin Trudeau posted his infamous #WelcometoCanada tweet, more than 50,000 people have crossed Canada’s border illegally from the United States to claim refugee status. More than 90% of those new arrivals cross a ditch between New York State and Quebec.
When Canadians were asked which part of the immigration system they want their political leaders focused on, 70% said those crossing illegally. That’s a level that cuts across all political parties.
The negative public sentiment to the government’s handling of this aspect of the immigration file is in contrast to how they view immigration and refugee acceptance through normal channels. Asked to rate the government’s handling of “Those who apply for and receive lawful immigration into Canada” and 69% said they are doing a good job. Another 55% said the government is doing a good job of handling the regular stream of refugees.
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The area where the government may be in trouble is in their determination to boost the number of new immigrants taken in each year to 350,000 from just under 300,000 a few years ago. Asked about the number of immigrants Canada takes in each year 37% said too many, 32% just the right amount and 13% said not enough.
“By and large, Canadians are not anti-immigrant. That’s clear,” Wright said. “But they have not been given the clear narrative as to why we need more immigrants to catch up with our lower birth rate and a growing, aging population.”
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...order-crossers
 
spilledthebeer
+1
#971
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

You're on a roll, Murphy.


... a repeating piano roll.






HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Poor stupid Comrade Curious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just another aging Silver Spoon Socialist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sitting pretty in his Oakville gated community......................................


smugly assuming he is IMMUNE to the messes LIE-berals are making!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And just as smugly lecturing the rest of us on what our values SHOULD BE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


even though Curious WOULD BE OUTRAGED.......................................... ....


iuf people tried to ORDER HIM to alter his life to suit others!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Curious demonstrates the CLASSIC LIE-beral arrogance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He sincerely believes that OTHERS should go SHORT..........................


just so that HIS PRIVILEGES can be maintained.............................


IN GOOD ORDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
spaminator
#972
Charity calls on Ottawa to rescue 25 Canadian kids trapped in Syria
Canadian Press
Published:
October 10, 2019
Updated:
October 10, 2019 6:42 PM EDT
Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, in a picture taken from the Turkish side of the border near Akcakale, on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, on the second day of Turkey's military operation against Kurdish forces.Bulent Kilic / AFP via Getty Images
TORONTO — At least 25 “innocent” Canadian children are trapped in a refugee camp not far from where Turkey has launched a military offensive in northeastern Syria, an international charity said Thursday as it called on Ottawa to act now to rescue them.
Save the Children Canada, which has aid workers on the ground in Syria, said the kids are largely the offspring of Islamic State militants, and some of them are orphans, while others have only one parent.
“All children are innocent and punishing them where they were born or what circumstance they were born in is not our way,” said Bill Chambers, the group’s CEO.
“We believe they should be brought home and kept safe.”
The children are largely based in Al-Hawl, a refugee camp about 100 kilometres southeast of the border region where the Turkish incursion is underway. Many of the children have family members in Canada, Chambers said.
Turkey began a military offensive Wednesday into northern Syria against U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces who are holding more than 10,000 Islamic State militants, including some 2,000 foreigners. There are over two dozen detention facilities in northeastern Syria.
Turkey’s president said Thursday his country would keep in custody Islamic State fighters who should be jailed while deporting others to their countries of origin — if they could accept them. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said women and children of the Islamic State group would go through “a rehabilitation program.”
Chambers said other counties such as Belgium, Italy, Australia, Germany and Denmark have all repatriated children caught up in the long-running conflict.
He said Save the Children has been in touch with the offices of Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale over the years about the fate of the Canadian children in Syria, but nothing has changed.
Freeland on Wednesday condemned the Turkish incursion, saying the actions risked exacerbating the humanitarian problems that already exist in Syria.
Chambers said the three main camps where the children are held in northeastern Syria have not yet come under attack, but that could change.
“The situation is only going to get worse and some of (the children) really need both physical and mental health help,” Chambers said. “They are traumatized and have lived a completely insecure life.”
The conditions in the camps are dire, he added.
“There’s no health care to speak of, there isn’t enough water, there’s malnutrition, what education there is rudimentary and not something that will provide a future for anyone and that’s before any of this happened,” he said.
“It’s really a dreadful place to be a child. The worst.”
Bessma Momani, a professor of international affairs at the University of Waterloo, said all the children staying in camps in Syria need to get out.
“The camp conditions are certainly radicalizing the children, so the sooner we get them out, the better,” she said.
Momani said the Turkish incursion is just the beginning as she expects Turkey will try to control a corridor along the border that is free of Kurds. The assault could last for months, she said.
Ihsan Kaya, president of the Toronto Kurdish Community Centre, called Turkey’s assault “genocide.”
“We need the world to open its eyes, but nobody cares,” he said in an interview.
The internet and phone lines have been taken down and Kurds in Canada cannot contact their family and friends in Syria, he said.
“It’s just more Kurdish blood being spilled and no one will do anything,” Kaya said.
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...apped-in-syria
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
+1 / -1
#973
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Poor stupid Comrade Curious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just another aging Silver Spoon Socialist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sitting pretty in his Oakville gated community......................................


smugly assuming he is IMMUNE to the messes LIE-berals are making!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And just as smugly lecturing the rest of us on what our values SHOULD BE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


even though Curious WOULD BE OUTRAGED.......................................... ....


iuf people tried to ORDER HIM to alter his life to suit others!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Curious demonstrates the CLASSIC LIE-beral arrogance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He sincerely believes that OTHERS should go SHORT..........................


just so that HIS PRIVILEGES can be maintained.............................


IN GOOD ORDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You get that impression too, eh?
 
HarperCons
#974
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Always nice to hear from the mental health community.

a native genocide-denier, there's a new one.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
-1
#975
Quote: Originally Posted by HarperCons View Post

a native genocide-denier, there's a new one.


Did you check the date on that post? Recycle it!
 
spilledthebeer
#976
Quote: Originally Posted by HarperCons View Post

a native genocide-denier, there's a new one.




Those who think we have a refugee crisis should stop and consider the policies of our Cdn political parties for a minute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The refugee crisis will be as NOTHING compared to the



DRUG ADDICT CRISIS if some LIE-berals and a LOT of



Greenies get their way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Consider::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


Here is an article illustrating a subject LIE-berals DO NOT wish to discuss!! With some comments of my own in brackets):

Successful efforts to decriminalize drugs all in the details

By: Jerry Agar

Published: September 24, 2019/ Updated: September 24, 2019 7:27 AM EDT

Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ Opinion/ Columnists

A local resident submitted images of syringes and alleged drug use the Dundas St. E. and Sherbourne St. area in Toronto, Ont.

Decriminalize all drugs. That’s the election promise from Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

She may be on the right track, but the devil is in the details.

(May is a lunatic if she thinks most Cdns will accept an expansion of the harm reduction approach that is turning neighbourhoods into cess pools littered with discarded needles, human waste and not so petty crime and prostitution!!!!!!!!!!!!)

The Green Party web site reads: “The Green Party of Canada is calling for drug possession to be decriminalized to deal with the devastating toll of the opioid crisis. The Canadian Institute for Health Information reports that between January 2016 and September 2018, an estimated 10,300 Canadians died from an apparent opioid-related overdose.”

(The carefully AVOIDED QUESTION is HOW does legalization reduce the amount of Fentanyl being sent here by mostly Chinese drug lords?? Does May expect that a new mob of civil service union HOGS will be hired at massive govt expense to PRODUCE Clean heroin and Cocaine and etc?? And how will handing out free drugs prevent addicts from committing crimes to obtain food and warm clothing and other items?????????????????????????????)

(Cdns are already worried -in spite of LIE-beral claims to the contrary - about the size of our national debt and about the risk of being rammed face first into the debt wsll - in the finest Greek style!! The Greenies have already made it clear they intend to MASSIVELY INTERVENE in our economy- forcing us to give up driving - forcing us to rebuild our homes practically from the ground up to make them easier and cheaper to heat!! And now Greenies want to create an even larger under class of drug addicts - without telling us where the addicts will live or what it will cost to keep them stoned and well fed and healthy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(In the finest Soviet Socialist tradition - Greenies simply assume that hard working people who are already struggling to pay their bills- will be comfortable having a HUGE NEW list of bills to pay - for people WHO WILL NOT WORK because they are busy being ADDICTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

In the 12 months ending March 31, 2019, Toronto saw 326 deaths from drugs. Almost one a day, a devastating number.

(Is this reality BEING HIDDEN FROM ADDICTS?? Are they NOT AWARE of the dangers?? Each addict MADE A CHOICE to become addicted so how much responsibility and care DO WE OWE THEM?? Is it fair or logical to break our economy and ruin our lives in futile hope of somehow repairing the lives of addicts who are willing to risk death with every needle?????????????????)

“We must stop treating drug addiction as a criminal issue and start treating it as a health-care issue,” said May. “This is a national health emergency.”

(Yes - it is a MENTAL HEALTH emergency - that is being driven largely by peoples despair at finding any decent place to fit into the over taxed and crippled economy!! LIE-beral GREED is driving the problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

It is a health emergency. It is also a public safety emergency. Bullets are flying in Toronto due to gang activity and gang activity is invariably tied to drugs, is it not?

(True indeed - and if drugs stop being profitable then what is to prevent gangs from turning to other crimes?? We have seen the MASSIVE PROLIFERATION of FRAUD in all areas of society and our economy!! It is that need for Easy Money that drives crime and legal drugs would not end crime - it would merely shift gangs to other illegal activities!! After all- LIE-berals report that about 40 percent of Cdns still buy Marijuana from illegal sources!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(Both Weed and prostitution have been legal in Amsterdam for several decades now and the pot shops and brothels have become havens for credit card fraud, money laundering, blackmail and human smuggling!! On one memorable day - Amsterdam cops raided and closed down ONE THIRD of all the Pot shops and brothels in the entire city due to an array of criminal activity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

The City of Toronto’s approach with the so-called safe injection sites is not working. They city’s concentration is on safe injection, with little indication they are working to get people off drugs. People are dying, neighborhoods around the sites are devastated with addicts shooting up in their backyards and defecating on their front steps.

(And HOW will legalizing drugs reduce this unwanted behaviour?? Shooting up and discarding needles in public places and defecating on front steps WILL CONTINUE with legal drugs!! UNLESS of course Greenies are planning to ROUND UP addicts and lock them away someplace safe - with enough drugs and free food to keep them happy????????????????????)

(Are Greenies telling us in some sort of code - that they want to JAIL ADDICTS?? Or are Greenies offering addicts such a good life and pleasant home in not so affordable housing that they will cease making any more trouble for the rest of us?? And have Greenies calculated the COST of such BRIBERY???????????????)

The city provides a place to do drugs, but not the drugs themselves. For people living on the street, there is no legal way for them to get enough money to buy drugs.

(And now we are back to the two questions- will Cdns PAY for this drug give away and how will give away`s stop discarded needles, defecation on front door steps and the petty crime that comes from seeking food and clothing and shelter?? Or will Greenies make us pay for all that as well???????????????)

(Will Cdns happily ante up so that useless, self serving mouths can have happy DRUGGED lives - at the expense of those working to be responsible??????????)

(Several years back there was an online comment from a woman living in TCHC “affordable housing” and she was distressed because the security cameras were broken and she did not feel safe because of all the gang bangers and drug dealers and assorted criminals operating all around her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(And some civil service union HOG wrote back and basically told the frightened woman to SHUT UP AND QUIT WHINING - because she was already getting MORE AID THAN SHE DESERVED from govt!! Our HOGS are FURIOUS that gravy they consider to be THEIRS - is being wasted on useless mouths!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(I suggest this view is more strongly held and more prevalent in the Cdn public than LIE-berals or their idiot cousins the Greenies or NDPers wish to admit!!!!!!!!)

(Cdns ARE CHARITABLE PEOPLE - BUT they do expect that those seeking our charity SHOULD BE MAKING HONEST EFFORTS to help themselves!! And VERY FEW Cdns accept that indulging in a lifetime of drug addiction is a valid life choice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(WE ARE NOT prepared to be driven into bankruptcy by a horde of addicts!! And we CERTAINLY ARE NOT PREPARED to see major limits put on our lives by greedy vote buying SELF INDULGENT politicians just so they can improve their odds of grabbing power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(The DEVIL truly in is the Greenie policy details -and in the LIE-beral details as well - since LIE-berals HAVE DISCUSSED legalizing all drugs as well - with rank and file party members in support - but with Our idiot Boy having a RARE flash of insight and speaking against the idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(But of course THAT LIE-beral CHOICE was made last year - who can say whether LIE-beral political policy weathervanes will swing in a new direction once they are safely past the October election??????????????????????????)
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#977
Avro should sell drugs not do 'em.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#978
Avro nose who avro is.
 
spaminator
#979
Lawyers for 'Snowden refugees' demand Trudeau grant asylum before election
Canadian Press
Published:
October 16, 2019
Updated:
October 16, 2019 5:34 PM EDT
OTTAWA — Vanessa Rodel arrived in Canada with her seven-year-old daughter last winter, granted refugee status in Canada as one of seven people who helped shelter American whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong.
On Wednesday she was on Parliament Hill with daughter Keana, begging the federal government to give the same refugee status to the other five, including her daughter’s father and two half-siblings, their mother and another man.
The group offered shelter and other help for a few weeks to Snowden in 2013, who is wanted in the United States for leaking classified documents from the National Security Agency that exposed the scope of massive American government surveillance operations.
The lawyers say the remaining five applied for refugee status in Canada in 2017 and have exactly the same case as Rodel and her daughter did.
Rodel made a similar plea in May, two months after arriving, but nothing has changed in the others’ cases since then, the lawyers said.
Robert Tibbo, the Montreal human-rights lawyer who helped arrange for Snowden to stay with the refugee families in Hong Kong, said Wednesday he wants the current government to approve the refugee claims before Monday’s election.
“My daughter needs her whole family here in Montreal,” Rodel said Wednesday. “She dreams of her father and sister and brothers being with her. Their absence is causing harm to her.”
Rodel is originally from the Philippines. The remaining refugees are from Sri Lanka and face deportation to their home country, where the lawyers say they face persecution. Her daughter, and her daughter’s two half-siblings, are all stateless, born in Hong Kong as refugees. Their asylum claims in Hong Kong were rejected in 2017 when a Hollywood movie led to their outing as the people who sheltered Snowden before fled to Russia.
Tibbo and the other lawyers say the refugee cases were filed during Trudeau’s first term and he has a responsibility to make a decision before the election possibly hands power to a new prime minister.
They argue that Canada’s delay of their case is because the authorities don’t want to risk upsetting the U.S. government, though they had no specific evidence to that end other than the fact Trudeau and his foreign-affairs minister, Chrystia Freeland, have met other high-profile refugees arriving in Canada.
They also said they don’t trust the Conservatives would agree to grant asylum if leader Andrew Scheer becomes prime minister.
However they based that in part on saying incorrectly that in 2015, the Conservatives were in power when Canada rejected the asylum claim of Alan Kurdi’s family. The photo of the child lying dead on a beach in Turkey as his family tried to flee Syria caused a stir in the 2015 campaign, but ultimately it was discovered his parents had not applied to come to Canada, though other relatives had.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=0G4UooFk-AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=c3JlL2xahys
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...efore-election
 
spilledthebeer
#980
Quote: Originally Posted by Messiah View Post

Who the hell is Avro????

I am more Singh or Scheer.

I do expecting of Canadian election are more radial.


I think a FLYING AVRO......................................


HIT YOU IN THE HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It would explain your brain damage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
spilledthebeer
#981
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Lawyers for 'Snowden refugees' demand Trudeau grant asylum before election
Canadian Press
Published:
October 16, 2019
Updated:
October 16, 2019 5:34 PM EDT
OTTAWA — Vanessa Rodel arrived in Canada with her seven-year-old daughter last winter, granted refugee status in Canada as one of seven people who helped shelter American whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong.
On Wednesday she was on Parliament Hill with daughter Keana, begging the federal government to give the same refugee status to the other five, including her daughter’s father and two half-siblings, their mother and another man.
The group offered shelter and other help for a few weeks to Snowden in 2013, who is wanted in the United States for leaking classified documents from the National Security Agency that exposed the scope of massive American government surveillance operations.
The lawyers say the remaining five applied for refugee status in Canada in 2017 and have exactly the same case as Rodel and her daughter did.
Rodel made a similar plea in May, two months after arriving, but nothing has changed in the others’ cases since then, the lawyers said.
Robert Tibbo, the Montreal human-rights lawyer who helped arrange for Snowden to stay with the refugee families in Hong Kong, said Wednesday he wants the current government to approve the refugee claims before Monday’s election.
“My daughter needs her whole family here in Montreal,” Rodel said Wednesday. “She dreams of her father and sister and brothers being with her. Their absence is causing harm to her.”
Rodel is originally from the Philippines. The remaining refugees are from Sri Lanka and face deportation to their home country, where the lawyers say they face persecution. Her daughter, and her daughter’s two half-siblings, are all stateless, born in Hong Kong as refugees. Their asylum claims in Hong Kong were rejected in 2017 when a Hollywood movie led to their outing as the people who sheltered Snowden before fled to Russia.
Tibbo and the other lawyers say the refugee cases were filed during Trudeau’s first term and he has a responsibility to make a decision before the election possibly hands power to a new prime minister.
They argue that Canada’s delay of their case is because the authorities don’t want to risk upsetting the U.S. government, though they had no specific evidence to that end other than the fact Trudeau and his foreign-affairs minister, Chrystia Freeland, have met other high-profile refugees arriving in Canada.
They also said they don’t trust the Conservatives would agree to grant asylum if leader Andrew Scheer becomes prime minister.
However they based that in part on saying incorrectly that in 2015, the Conservatives were in power when Canada rejected the asylum claim of Alan Kurdi’s family. The photo of the child lying dead on a beach in Turkey as his family tried to flee Syria caused a stir in the 2015 campaign, but ultimately it was discovered his parents had not applied to come to Canada, though other relatives had.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=0G4UooFk-AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=c3JlL2xahys
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...efore-election




So - Ms. Rodel is from the Philippines...............................


and thus SHOULD BE Duartes Problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Is the woman afraid she will get shipped back to Manila in a Cdn garbage container?????????????????????????

 
spilledthebeer
#982
Quote: Originally Posted by Messiah View Post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL3ngTcSoDM

Future.




Do you see yourself as the chips???????????????


or the singer?????????????????????

 
taxslave
Free Thinker
#983
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Lawyers for 'Snowden refugees' demand Trudeau grant asylum before election
Canadian Press
Published:
October 16, 2019
Updated:
October 16, 2019 5:34 PM EDT
OTTAWA — Vanessa Rodel arrived in Canada with her seven-year-old daughter last winter, granted refugee status in Canada as one of seven people who helped shelter American whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong.
On Wednesday she was on Parliament Hill with daughter Keana, begging the federal government to give the same refugee status to the other five, including her daughter’s father and two half-siblings, their mother and another man.
The group offered shelter and other help for a few weeks to Snowden in 2013, who is wanted in the United States for leaking classified documents from the National Security Agency that exposed the scope of massive American government surveillance operations.
The lawyers say the remaining five applied for refugee status in Canada in 2017 and have exactly the same case as Rodel and her daughter did.
Rodel made a similar plea in May, two months after arriving, but nothing has changed in the others’ cases since then, the lawyers said.
Robert Tibbo, the Montreal human-rights lawyer who helped arrange for Snowden to stay with the refugee families in Hong Kong, said Wednesday he wants the current government to approve the refugee claims before Monday’s election.
“My daughter needs her whole family here in Montreal,” Rodel said Wednesday. “She dreams of her father and sister and brothers being with her. Their absence is causing harm to her.”
Rodel is originally from the Philippines. The remaining refugees are from Sri Lanka and face deportation to their home country, where the lawyers say they face persecution. Her daughter, and her daughter’s two half-siblings, are all stateless, born in Hong Kong as refugees. Their asylum claims in Hong Kong were rejected in 2017 when a Hollywood movie led to their outing as the people who sheltered Snowden before fled to Russia.
Tibbo and the other lawyers say the refugee cases were filed during Trudeau’s first term and he has a responsibility to make a decision before the election possibly hands power to a new prime minister.
They argue that Canada’s delay of their case is because the authorities don’t want to risk upsetting the U.S. government, though they had no specific evidence to that end other than the fact Trudeau and his foreign-affairs minister, Chrystia Freeland, have met other high-profile refugees arriving in Canada.
They also said they don’t trust the Conservatives would agree to grant asylum if leader Andrew Scheer becomes prime minister.
However they based that in part on saying incorrectly that in 2015, the Conservatives were in power when Canada rejected the asylum claim of Alan Kurdi’s family. The photo of the child lying dead on a beach in Turkey as his family tried to flee Syria caused a stir in the 2015 campaign, but ultimately it was discovered his parents had not applied to come to Canada, though other relatives had.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=0G4UooFk-AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=c3JlL2xahys
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...efore-election

The whole works of them should be turned over to the US government.
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#984
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

The whole works of them should be turned over to the US government.

Our extradition treaty would force that to happen.
 
spaminator
#985
MANDEL: GTA criminal with troubled past loses bid to avoid deportation — for now
Michele Mandel
Published:
October 25, 2019
Updated:
October 25, 2019 6:21 PM EDT
Everad Weston Wollery Surgeon came here from Jamaica when he was 8.
Abused by his mom, he was made a Crown ward at 12 and was then bounced from foster home to foster home.
Along the turbulent way, his future would be shaped by two key factors: He fell into a life of crime, and Children’s Aid never applied for citizenship on his behalf.
Now a Federal Court has decided that despite Surgeon’s tough upbringing, it won’t overrule the decision to deport the 29-year-old criminal back to his birthplace.
Did the system fail him, as he argues, or did Surgeon fail himself?
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“His criminal history was egregious, violent, long-standing and escalating,” wrote Federal Court Justice Robert Barnes in dismissing Surgeon’s application to overturn his deportation.
“Mr. Surgeon had been warned in 2013 that further criminal conduct could result in his deportation. Nevertheless, he engaged in an armed assault in the context of an apparent drug deal gone awry.
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“This was his third conviction in about six years for a firearms offence. He was then in his late twenties and well past the point of youthful immaturity.”
Surgeon, who has a criminal record of more than 40 convictions, is currently serving a five-and-a-half year sentence for assault with a weapon, unlawful use of a firearm, and possession of a prohibited weapon.
The deportation process for “serious criminality” was triggered once he was sentenced to a term over six months.
In the first stage of the process, Surgeon appeared at a hearing by video from his prison and the official known as the “minister’s delegate” ruled he was “inadmissible” and referred him to the immigration Division for removal.
In 2018, the immigration division agreed and ordered his deportation.
Surgeon insisted the decision was unreasonable.
Like the overturned deportation of former child refugee Abdoul Abdi last year, he said the official should have considered Charter values and taken his disadvantaged background into account: as a youth, he suffered from undiagnosed bipolar disorder and without a supportive family, he had leaned on friends involved in criminality.
“As a young Black male noncitizen, a former Crown ward, and a person who suffers from mental illness, the Applicant is clearly a member of several historically disadvantaged groups,” his Legal Aid lawyer had argued.
Barnes was sympathetic to Surgeon’s difficult childhood, saying “perhaps not surprisingly, he got involved in the gang and drug culture.”
His history, though, was well known at his hearing, the judge said.
As was the clincher: that Surgeon ignored warnings that if he didn’t abandon his criminal lifestyle, he was risking deportation.
And still, he carried on.
“Surgeon had a proven and lengthy record of serious, violent and escalating criminal behaviour that amply supported the Delegate’s opinion that he had ‘absolutely no regard for Canadian law,’ ” Barnes noted.
So good riddance?
Not so fast.
Surgeon isn’t bound for Jamaica anytime soon. The judge opened the door to an appeal — to the federal appeal court and ultimately, the public safety minister.
“Surgeon came to Canada as a young child. His family life was chaotic and he was made a ward of Ontario child welfare authorities. His criminal behaviour is largely a product of a dysfunctional family, mental health issues and his Canadian experiences in foster care,” Barnes wrote.
“If public authorities failed to take reasonable steps to perfect his citizenship over a period of many years, a valid concern about the appropriateness of deportation does arise. That is, however, a matter for the Minister to consider and not for this Court.”
mmandel@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...tation-for-now
 
spilledthebeer
#986
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Don't you be having a stroke, now.




STROKE????????????????????????


OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Not me - I am quite healthy and quite sensible as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Which is why so many LIE-berals DISLIKE me so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals have such a TWISTED AND POISONED VIEW of equality..............................


they think that any person who presents a more logical or valid argument than they do..............................


SHOULD BE CENSORED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!











Doug Ford says we need tougher bail conditions for gang bangers and he says “we should throw away the key” when locking up thugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ford is ONLY HALF right!! Tighter bail conditions ARE NOT THE ANSWER - because LIE-beral hug a thug judges give THREE DAYS CREDIT FOR EACH DAY SERVED while thugs sit in jail waiting for trial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tighter bail means thugs GET OUT SOONER thanks to LIE-berals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What we REALLY NEED is an end to plea bargaining that EXCUSES AND FORGETS all manner of crimes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND we need an end to “concurrent” sentences in which a thug commits three crimes and get 3 years for one thing, two years for another and 5 years for a third crime and only a LIE-beral would think it logical NOT to jail the thug for TEN YEARS for his various offences!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LIE-berals think it is logical to look at a thug facing a total of ten years behind bars -and let him serve ALL THREE SENTENCES SIMULTANEOUSLY - meaning the ASSHAT is sentenced to ten years that are magically changed into FIVE YEARS by concurrent LIE-beral sentencing AND THEN LIE-berals GIVE TIME OFF that meager five years - FOR GOOD BEHAVIOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No wonder gang bangers think Cdn law is a LIE-beral JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Teachers whine that “Ford Cuts” are damaging education!!

But it is TEACHER UNIONS AND SCHOOL TRUSTEES who are behind the move to FIRE some teachers - so the survivors can SHARE THE EXTRA GRAVY!

Teachers have become like bank robbers who are bumping each other off so they will not have to SHARE THE LOOT with so many members!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The school Trustee gang has also embraced this method of getting a bigger share!!!!

Bump off teachers and save on salaries- so trustees will have more cash to repair schools they have neglected and allowed to ROT for so long - because so much of school board funding goes to HOG GRAVY that there is NONE left for school repairs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is an IDEAL SITUATION for Teacher Hogs and Trustees since they get to do as they please and screw both the public and govt - and BLAME IT ON FORD!!!!!!!

LIE-berals whine that Doug Ford broke Ontari-owe law by killing the LIE-beral carbon crap and trade tax SCAM WITHOUT first indulging in 30 days worth of “consultations” with the public!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But LIE-berals IGNORE REALITY - in the form of the 2018 Ontari-owe election in which Ford CONSISTENTLY STATED that if elected he would kill the LIE-beral carbon SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So NOT ONLY DID Ford offer up 30 days worth of consultation - he also GOT VOTER SUPPORT for his desire to kill the carbon SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thios of course is the GREAT ISSUE for LIE-berals and the reason for their SOUR GRAPES - that THEY WOULD BE REJECTED in favour of Ford - who most LIE-berals regard as a mouth breathing Troglodyte!!!!!!!!!!!

LIE-beral HATE of Ford is related to BRUISED EGOS and lost gravy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Would it not have been easier to pay for kids Autism treatment in Ontari-owe if LIE-berals had not wasted a BILLION dollars on the gas plant scandal???????

Would it not be easier to pay our bills if LIE-berals had not decided that hugely costly green energy price gouging was the solution to our govt debt problems?????

And would it not be easier to pay our bills if LIE-berals had not spent so very much money BUYING civil service union HOG votes???????????????

Why is it that the people who are most likely to tell us not to worry about our huge debts- are the very people who benefit most from that govt debt?????????

Why is it that teachers cry about Ford education cuts - even though his budget is two billion dollars HIGHER than the LIE-beral version????????????????

No wonder our kids cannot do math when their teachers consider a two billion dollar add on AS A CUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How is it that teachers cry about the Ford mandated “devastation” in schools -but it is actually SCHOOL BOARDS who will be making most of the cuts - to support staff, school cleaning and to heat and maintenance in order to give teachers the gravy they feel entitled to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is it fair that teachers with their monopoly stranglehold on education - should be able to FORCE elected leaders to cannibalize other sections of the system in order to dig up MORE GRAVY FOR TEACHERS????????????????????????

Toronto Sun writer Christina Blizzard did an article on the gross IMBALANCE Wynne-bag LIE-berals were promoting - in which funding for teachers rose FIFTY PERCENT FASTER than did funding for health - IN SPITE of the falling number of kids in our school system - and the SOARING NUMBER of patients needing medical care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is it fair to sick people that LIE-berals have decided that it is easier to buy votes from the education system than from the health care system and thus patients can be LIE-berally SCREWED with rationed health care - based on LIE-beral lust for power and need for votes??????????????????????????

Why is it that when a civil servant getting ONE THIRD MORE pay than a person in the private sector doing the same job- has a wage freeze- it is a sign of Conservative govt dictatorship - but when a govt union with a monopoly stranglehold on an essential service GOES TO WAR with our elected govt for more gravy -the HOGS Claim they are merely asking for fairness???????????????

How fair is it that a bunch of HOGS - who represent ONLY A MINORITY OF CDNS feel entitled to BULLY an elected govt that is struggling to keep us from sliding into bankruptcy thanks to RECORD levels of LIE-beral debt????????????

Teachers tell us that if they do not get the gravy they are demanding - then our KIDS WILL SUFFER- with lower graduation rates and lesser job skills!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do teachers not care that they sound just like MAFIA GOONS selling their “protection service” to shop owners?????????????????????
 
spaminator
#987
Russian spy Maria Butina released from U.S. prison, deported
Reuters
Published:
October 25, 2019
Updated:
October 25, 2019 9:00 PM EDT
In this file photo taken on Oct. 8, 2013, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization, speaks during a press conference in Moscow. (STR/AFP via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON — Convicted Russian agent Maria Butina was released from a Florida prison on Friday after serving most of her 18-month sentence for conspiring to influence U.S. conservative activists and infiltrate a powerful gun rights group, and taken into custody by immigration officials to be deported to her native country.
Butina, 31, had been scheduled for release from the low-security prison in Tallahassee in early November, but a change in federal law moved up her release date based on credit for good behavior, her attorney Robert Driscoll said.
A prison official confirmed she was released on Friday morning and taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) authorities.
She left Miami International Airport on a direct flight to Moscow at about 6 p.m. (2200 GMT), ICE said in a statement.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously expressed “outrage” over Butina’s prison sentence and said she did not carry out any orders from Russian security services.
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Butina, a former graduate student at American University in Washington who publicly advocated for gun rights, pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiring to act as a foreign agent and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.
The Siberia native admitted to conspiring with a Russian official and two Americans to infiltrate the National Rifle Association, a group closely aligned with U.S. conservatives and Republican politicians including President Donald Trump, and create unofficial lines of communication to try to shape Washington’s policy toward Moscow.
Her 18-month sentence included nine months she spent incarcerated after her July 2018 arrest.
In this file photo released on Aug. 17, 2018 courtesy of the Alexandria Sheriffs Office, shows Maria Butina’s booking photograph when she was admitted into the Alexandria Detention Center in Alexandia, Virginia. (Alexandria Sheriffs Office/AFP via Getty Images)
Butina’s case was separate from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, which detailed numerous contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russia. Her activities occurred during the same period as the contacts investigated by Mueller.
RUSSIAN OFFICIAL
The Russian official with whom Butina conspired was later identified as Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia’s central bank. He was never charged in the case, but was hit with sanctions by the U.S. Treasury Department.
One of the two Americans referenced in her case was conservative political activist Paul Erickson, her boyfriend. Erickson was not charged for his links to Butina, but was indicted on unrelated wire fraud and money laundering charges in South Dakota. The case against Erickson is still pending.
In addition, Overstock.com Chief Executive Officer Patrick Byrne resigned in August after confirming a report by Fox News contributor Sara Carter that he also had an intimate relationship with Butina.
Federal prosecutors have said Butina did not engage in “traditional” spy craft, but worked behind the scenes to make inroads in conservative political circles and promote friendlier U.S.-Russian relations. She arranged dinners in Washington and New York and attended events to meet prominent politicians.
Butina in 2015 appeared at a Trump campaign event and asked him a question about whether he wanted better relations with Russia. Trump responded by telling Butina that he would “get along very nicely with Putin.”
Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs last year accused the United States of forcing Butina to make a false confession to “absolutely ridiculous charges” of being a Russian agent.
“It’s not clear what she was convicted of or what crime she committed,” Putin said in April. “I think it’s a prime example of ‘saving face.’ They arrested her and put the girl in jail. But there was nothing on her, so in order not to look totally stupid they gave her, fixed her up, with an 18-month sentence to show that she was guilty of something.”
Asked whether Washington now expects Russia to release a former U.S. Marine named Paul Whelan currently being held on accusations of espionage, a State Department spokesperson said, “We continue to urge the Russian government to ensure a fair trial, including a fair and public hearing without undue delay, in accordance with its international legal obligations.”
A Russian court on Thursday ordered Whelan, detained in 2018, held in custody until Dec. 29.
Whelan, who holds American, British, Canadian and Irish passports, has denied the espionage allegations.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/rus...rison-deported
 
spilledthebeer
#988
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Russian spy Maria Butina released from U.S. prison, deported
Reuters
Published:
October 25, 2019
Updated:
October 25, 2019 9:00 PM EDT
In this file photo taken on Oct. 8, 2013, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization, speaks during a press conference in Moscow. (STR/AFP via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON — Convicted Russian agent Maria Butina was released from a Florida prison on Friday after serving most of her 18-month sentence for conspiring to influence U.S. conservative activists and infiltrate a powerful gun rights group, and taken into custody by immigration officials to be deported to her native country.
Butina, 31, had been scheduled for release from the low-security prison in Tallahassee in early November, but a change in federal law moved up her release date based on credit for good behavior, her attorney Robert Driscoll said.
A prison official confirmed she was released on Friday morning and taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) authorities.
She left Miami International Airport on a direct flight to Moscow at about 6 p.m. (2200 GMT), ICE said in a statement.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously expressed “outrage” over Butina’s prison sentence and said she did not carry out any orders from Russian security services.
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Butina, a former graduate student at American University in Washington who publicly advocated for gun rights, pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiring to act as a foreign agent and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.
The Siberia native admitted to conspiring with a Russian official and two Americans to infiltrate the National Rifle Association, a group closely aligned with U.S. conservatives and Republican politicians including President Donald Trump, and create unofficial lines of communication to try to shape Washington’s policy toward Moscow.
Her 18-month sentence included nine months she spent incarcerated after her July 2018 arrest.
In this file photo released on Aug. 17, 2018 courtesy of the Alexandria Sheriffs Office, shows Maria Butina’s booking photograph when she was admitted into the Alexandria Detention Center in Alexandia, Virginia. (Alexandria Sheriffs Office/AFP via Getty Images)
Butina’s case was separate from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, which detailed numerous contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russia. Her activities occurred during the same period as the contacts investigated by Mueller.
RUSSIAN OFFICIAL
The Russian official with whom Butina conspired was later identified as Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia’s central bank. He was never charged in the case, but was hit with sanctions by the U.S. Treasury Department.
One of the two Americans referenced in her case was conservative political activist Paul Erickson, her boyfriend. Erickson was not charged for his links to Butina, but was indicted on unrelated wire fraud and money laundering charges in South Dakota. The case against Erickson is still pending.
In addition, Overstock.com Chief Executive Officer Patrick Byrne resigned in August after confirming a report by Fox News contributor Sara Carter that he also had an intimate relationship with Butina.
Federal prosecutors have said Butina did not engage in “traditional” spy craft, but worked behind the scenes to make inroads in conservative political circles and promote friendlier U.S.-Russian relations. She arranged dinners in Washington and New York and attended events to meet prominent politicians.
Butina in 2015 appeared at a Trump campaign event and asked him a question about whether he wanted better relations with Russia. Trump responded by telling Butina that he would “get along very nicely with Putin.”
Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs last year accused the United States of forcing Butina to make a false confession to “absolutely ridiculous charges” of being a Russian agent.
“It’s not clear what she was convicted of or what crime she committed,” Putin said in April. “I think it’s a prime example of ‘saving face.’ They arrested her and put the girl in jail. But there was nothing on her, so in order not to look totally stupid they gave her, fixed her up, with an 18-month sentence to show that she was guilty of something.”
Asked whether Washington now expects Russia to release a former U.S. Marine named Paul Whelan currently being held on accusations of espionage, a State Department spokesperson said, “We continue to urge the Russian government to ensure a fair trial, including a fair and public hearing without undue delay, in accordance with its international legal obligations.”
A Russian court on Thursday ordered Whelan, detained in 2018, held in custody until Dec. 29.
Whelan, who holds American, British, Canadian and Irish passports, has denied the espionage allegations.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/rus...rison-deported






Is it not AMAZING that Jackass John, the Sorry Tory mayor of Toronto..........................


has suddenly STOPPED whining about the cost of dealing with the "homeless" in Toronto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I guess the 40 plus percent of "homeless ILLEGALS who are clogging Toronto Shelters..............................


DONT NEED help now that they are living in LIE-beral Land!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Is Jackass John REALLY so gullible that he actually thinks that Our idiot Boy Justin................................


will suddenly SHOWER Toronto with GRAVY????????????????????????????


There are two things Jackass John apparently does not understand::::::::


"DEBT WALL" - and "Minority govt"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



|The days of free wheeling LIE-beral BRIBERY ARE COMING TO AN END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals and their idiot cousins the Greenies and NDPees are entering into a DOG FIGHT...................................


to see who will control the LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The IDIOT IRONY of the Toronto situation is the city has already COMMITTED ITSELF to LIE-berals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If Toronto wants ORE GRAVY - it will have to do as Quebec does..................................


BECOME A POLITICAL WILD CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !



Toronto will HAVE NO HOPE of getting more gravy from LIE-berals or the idiot cousins.............................


unless it SELLS ITS VOTES MUCH MORE EFFECTIVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
spaminator
#989
Courts should decide if refugee board in contempt: Law society
Canadian Press
Published:
October 31, 2019
Updated:
October 31, 2019 2:36 PM EDT
Richard Odeleye (CNW Group/Richard Odeleye)
The tribunal responsible for disciplining lawyers in Ontario has asked the courts whether Canada’s refugee board is in contempt for failing to produce certain documents.
The request comes in the case of Toronto immigration lawyer, Richard Odeleye, accused by three former clients of sexual harassment. They allege he made unwelcome sexual advances and comments, or touched them inappropriately, prompting professional misconduct allegations and a disciplinary hearing.
As part of his defence, Odeleye asked the federal Immigration and Refugee Board for records related to his accusers’ refugee claims. The Law Society Tribunal agreed it should be given the records for review and possible disclosure to the lawyer, but the board has balked.
“The animus that the IRB has shown for our adjudicative processes and procedures is concerning,” Thomas Conway, chairman of the tribunal panel, said in a written decision. “The IRB’s contempt for our process is surprising, coming as it does from a federal administrative tribunal that has the same or similar obligations of procedural fairness as we have.”
In March after hearing arguments from the parties, the law tribunal ordered the refugee board to hand over the information. The board initially gave the law tribunal 90 pages of documents, some redacted. In response, the tribunal in late April asked for more records, along with unredacted copies of documents already turned over.
The refugee board refused. Among other things, it argued the tribunal had no authority to issue its order, and that the Privacy Act precluded disclosure anyway. In response, the tribunal insisted it did have such powers and again ordered the board to provide the materials by late May.
The board ignored the order and deadline, documents show. During a teleconference in July, a lawyer for the refugee board, Jennifer Harnum, said again that the tribunal had no authority to make its order.
The law tribunal was unimpressed.
“We accept that the IRB and its counsel may not agree with our decision or with our reasoning,” Conway wrote. “But Ms. Harnum, as an experienced counsel, and her client, a federal administrative tribunal, should know better than to simply ignore an order made by an administrative tribunal with the statutory authority to make the order.”
The tribunal repeated its demand for the records in June — again to no effect.
“No reasonable explanation for the refusal has been tendered for the IRB’s non-compliance,” Conway said last week. “The IRB’s conduct has been as baffling to us as it has been frustrating.”
Rather than radio silence, the “sophisticated” board could have appealed or asked the courts to get involved, Conway wrote. Simply ignoring the demand was inappropriate and would hurt the fairness of the hearing against Odeleye, he said. Instead, he said, it had deliberately defied the production orders.
As a result, Conway wrote, the tribunal has decided to ask Divisional Court whether the Immigration and Refugee Board is in contempt.
Odeleye, who is in his 60s, was charged criminally in 2015 with sexual assault related to one of the complainants. The prosecution withdrew those charges seven months later. Odeleye maintained the woman was a “disgruntled former client.”
http://torontosun.com/news/provincia...pt-law-society
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#990
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

You get that impression too, eh?

... says the dipper on the Silly Service pension ...