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Canadian Politics John Baird endorses Anthony Furey for Toronto mayor

By Iron Will / May 29, 2023 /

Former Harper-era cabinet minister John Baird has endorsed Anthony Furey for his campaign to become Toronto’s next mayor in the upcoming byelection on June 26th.

Baird, a former minster of foreign affairs, transport, and environment in the government of and a high-profile figure in the Conservative movement in Canada, announced his support for Furey’s campaign in a video posted to social media, lauding Anthony’s platform to tackle Toronto’s big challenges.

“I care passionately about Toronto, I care passionately about our city, and I’m thrilled to endorse Anthony Furey for mayor,” said Baird.

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CTF praises UCP for paying down debt

By Iron Will / May 29, 2023 /

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) says Alberta’s debt is the elephant in the room.

The Alberta Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Kris Sims recalled the Simpsons episode where the peanut factory manager is vindicated for his repeated safety drills when Stampy storms through the door? What’s Alberta’s debt situation?

“The United Conservative government posted a $10.3-billion surplus in this February’s budget,” said Sims

“Alberta is still about $79 billion in debt. That costs us about $2.8 billion in annual interest charges.”

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Somalia To Introduce Direct Universal Suffrage In 2024

By Iron Will / May 29, 2023 /

Somalia’s government and federal member states said Sunday that direct universal suffrage would be introduced with local elections set for June 2024.

The move follows a pledge by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in March to end a complex indirect system in place since 1969.

“The basic principles should be that the election of the Federal Somali Republic must be one that gives the public the opportunity to cast their votes democratically in a one-person, one-vote system,” the government said after reaching an agreement with state leaders.

The reform aims to “encourage the multiparty political system” that is independent and “corruption free”, it added.

Somalia is struggling to emerge from decades of conflict and chaos, but is battling a bloody Islamist insurgency and natural disasters including a punishing drought that has left millions facing hunger.

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SEE IT: How The French Care For American Graves At Normandy

By Iron Will / May 29, 2023 /

Every year, French caretakers spend hours preparing the grave markers at the American cemetery in Normandy — nearly 10,000 of them.

In the United States, citizens spend Memorial Day remembering and honoring the service members who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms and liberties the rest of us enjoy – but for those who never made it home, some of the host nations do what they can to honor the Americans who fell defending them.

In Normandy, for example, they routinely bring sand from D-Day’s most brutal landing site — Omaha Beach — and use it to darken the names and dates inscribed in the otherwise plain white marble crosses that cover the landscape.

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Transgender women banned from female cycling competitions

By Iron Will / May 26, 2023 /

British Cycling, the national governing body for the sport of cycling in Britain, is the latest body to bar transgender women from competing in the female category, reports The Guardian.

The organization said the decision was made after a nine-month review of the latest science, to “safeguard the fairness” of the sport.

New rules are in place which include the men’s division being replaced by an open category that will include transgender men, transgender women and non-binary individuals.

The female category for races under the guise of British Cycling, from grassroots to elite divisions, will be comprised only of racers who were born as females.

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10 Calgary councillors rebel against Gondek, demand fireworks by notice of motion Calgary Councilors demand fireworks on Canada Day

By Iron Will / May 25, 2023 /

The city announced last week that it would finish off Canada Day with a pyrotechnic show in place of what’s normally a massive fireworks show. The decision was made by an unelected arts and culture manager, Franca Gualtieri, who cited “cultural sensitivities” as well as environmental concerns.

But on Thursday, ten out of fourteen city councillors signed their names to the notice of motion to overturn the decision.

“Be it resolved that council direct Administration to include an aerial fireworks display as part of the City’s 2023 Canada Day celebrations provided it can be achieved within existing budgets,” the notice reads.

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City Of Calgary Backs Off Crazy Plan To Remove Canada Day Fireworks

By Shawna / May 25, 2023 /

Here’s what they said in a statement: “We have heard from many Calgarians as well as members of City Council that while the pilot program is valued, they would also appreciate an aerial fireworks display to celebrate on July 1,” said David Duckworth, City Manager. “We are working with partners to confirm an appropriate site and will share details as they become available.”

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Target Removes Controversial Kids LGBT Products From All Stores After Boycott Threats

By Shawna / May 24, 2023 /

Target has removed a range of controversial LGBT-themed children’s products from all of its U.S. stores and its website after calls to boycott the retailer spread on social media. The retail giant cited employee safety concerns and angry backlash in some stores as motivating the move. It comes after calls spread on social media to boycott Target over its 2023 “Pride Collection,” which included LGBT-themed products for children as young as infants.

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ANDREW PIERCE: The 5ft heroine standing up to a campaign of hatred by the militant trans lobby

By Iron Will / May 23, 2023 /

As the first Muslim to serve on a parliamentary frontbench, Baroness Falkner of Margravine is no stranger to the rough and tumble of party politics.

But nothing prepared the lifelong Lib Dem, who was born and brought up in Pakistan, for the outpouring of racist and misogynistic abuse when she had the temerity to enter the highly charged arena of trans rights.

Falkner, 68, the head of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), argued last month that the Equality Act should be updated to ensure the protected characteristic of ‘sex’ was taken to mean ‘biological sex’.

In a 19-page letter to Kemi Badenoch, the equalities minister, Falkner also recommended that the Act be amended to introduce explicit legal protections for biological women in same-sex spaces, such as changing rooms and hospital wards, and to exclude trans women from female sports.

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Resentful and Bitter,’ Jordan Peterson condemns Rachel Notley’s NDP at Alberta rally

By Ian / May 23, 2023 /

Dr. Jordan Peterson labeled Rachel Notley’s NDP as “resentful and bitter” at his Take Back Alberta event.
With just one week to go until Alberta’s provincial election, Peterson was more political than usual.

“Alberta is facing a very interesting election. It’s an election of international significance,” he said.

“You’ve got 10 days on a close election, and if the net zero types win, you’ll get exactly what you deserve. The whole world will,” Peterson added.Peterson told the rally goers to call everyone they know and get them involved to take action against Rachel Notley’s NDP.

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