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Useless edits done to the citizenship tests:

http://nationalpost.com/g00/news/canada/...ost.com%2F

Quote:OTTAWA — Respecting treaties with Indigenous Peoples, paying taxes and filling out the census are listed as mandatory obligations of Canadian citizenship in a draft version of a new study guide for the citizenship exam.

Some of the Conservatives’ insertions attracted controversy, including increased detail about the War of 1812 and a warning that certain “barbaric cultural practices,” such as honour killings and female genital mutilation, are crimes in Canada.

Getting rid of both those elements was what former Liberal Immigration Minister John McCallum had in mind when he said early in 2016 that the book was up for a rewrite. But although work has been underway for over a year, there’s no date set for publication of a final version.

In the draft version, the reference to barbaric cultural practices is gone, as is the inclusion of getting a job as one of the responsibilities of citizenship.

Instead, the proposed new guide breaks down the responsibilities of citizenship into two categories: voluntary and mandatory.

Voluntary responsibilities are listed as respecting the human rights of others, understanding official bilingualism and participating in the political process.

Obeying the law, serving on a jury, paying taxes, filling out the census and respecting treaties with Indigenous Peoples are mandatory.

“Today, Canadians, for example, can own their own homes and buy land thanks to treaties that the government negotiated,” the draft version says. “Every Canadian has responsibilities under those treaties as well. They are agreements of honour.”

The draft guide delves extensively into the history and present-day lives of Indigenous Peoples, including multiple references to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report on residential schools and a lengthy section on what happened at those schools. The current guide contains a single paragraph.

The draft also devotes substantive sections to sad chapters of Canadian history when the Chinese, South Asians, Jews and disabled Canadians were discriminated against, references that were absent or exceptionally limited previously.

The new version also documents the evolution of the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups, as well as other sexual minorities. Bureaucrats had sought to include similar themes in the 2011 book but were overruled by then-immigration minister Jason Kenney, with their efforts reduced to a single line on gay marriage.

There’s also an entirely new section called “Quality of Life in Canada” that delves into the education system — including a pitch for people to save money for their children’s schooling — the history of medicare, descriptions of family life, leisure time, effects of the environment on Canadian arts and culture and even a paragraph seeking to explain Canadian humour.

This broader approach will result in a final product that better reflects Canada's diversity and Indigenous history, as recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Canadians like to make fun of themselves, the book notes.

“Humour and satire about the experience of Indigenous, racialized, refugee and immigration peoples and their experiences is growing in popularity,” the section says.

The rewrite is part of a much broader renewal of citizenship laws and process that is underway. In June, legislation passed that changed the age for those who need to pass the knowledge test for citizenship, among other things.

Briefing notes obtained separately from the draft copy show nearly every government department is being consulted for input into the guide. But the team inside the Immigration Department didn’t just look there.

They were also taking cues from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sharing copies of his remarks for themes to incorporate.

One of Trudeau’s often repeated mantras — “Canada has learned how to be strong not in spite of our differences, but because of them” — appears to be paraphrased directly in the opening section of the book: Canadians have learned how to be strong because of our differences.”

The briefing notes say the guide is to be released to mark Canada’s 150th birthday but elsewhere note that production time is at least four months once a final version has been approved.

A spokesperson for the Immigration Department stressed the importance of the consultations that have gone into the new guide.

“While this may take more time, this broader approach will result in a final product that better reflects Canada’s diversity and Indigenous history, as recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” Lindsay Wemp said in an email.

Some more self loathing "Congrats, you are coming here to such a mean and horrible country learn what we did in the past"

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Quote:Montrealers rally outside Olympic Stadium to welcome asylum seekers from U.S.
The Olympic Stadium is one of several venues that has been transformed into a temporary shelter to accommodate some of the refugee claimants, whose numbers have soared in recent weeks.

Several hundred people shouted “refugees welcome!” in Creole as they gathered outside Montreal’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday to show support for the waves of asylum-seekers crossing the border from the United States.

Members of the group stood on a hill near the entrance to the stadium, waving signs and balloons and chanting messages of welcome.

“We are here with them, to support them and to help them establish themselves,” organizer Serge Bouchereau told the crowd through a megaphone.

“This is a vast, rich country that can welcome many, many people who are in bad situations and can’t stay in their own countries.”

The Olympic Stadium is one of several venues that has been transformed into a temporary shelter to accommodate some of the refugee claimants, whose numbers have soared in recent weeks.

The City of Montreal says between 250 and 300 people are now crossing the Canada-U.S. border to seek asylum every day, up from 50 per day in the first half of July.
Many of those crossing the border, like 32-year-old Adline Tidas, are of Haitian descent.

In the United States, the Trump administration is considering ending a program that granted Haitians so-called “temporary protected status” following the massive earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010.

Tidas said she had been living in Ft. Lauderdale since 2009 but left the United States last week because she feared being sent back to her home country.

Thoughts from fellow Leafs? I tried getting an estimate of how many Haitians but it just says the numbers doubled to 250-300 from 50 per day...lmao.
08-06-2017 10:24 PM
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It's a disaster. The Canadian economy is not built for third world economic refugees. But I wonder how many of these Haitians will end up going back to FL or NY/NJ a few years from now, maybe with new Canadian passports...

Gay cakes and trans bathrooms: the most important human rights issues of our times, surely.
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Gay cakes and trans bathrooms: the most important human rights issues of our times, surely.
08-07-2017 01:01 PM
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(08-07-2017 01:01 PM)911 Wrote:  

I wrote my MP demanding answers as to why no Womyn of Color are represented

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(08-07-2017 01:01 PM)911 Wrote:  

CBC is pandering hard. The job should be Ian Haningmason (brown guy) as he hosted the national news st dinner time for years. He is a old school style desk reporter and is good. Nobody would of objected if the best person for the job.

What CBC does not is back themselves into a corner as they have goaded some of the best talent into the top job that we know won't be sustainable. It will be hard to give any of these four a demotion once the show flood, you can't pay them less either. Bad strategy all around but it's CBC what do you expect. Only shit the CBC does well is hockey, Olympics, Dragobs Den, Marketplace, and wierd art shit that would be on late at night.
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^^ Agreed, Ian Hanomansing is a solid reporter and doesn't come across condescending or annoying, compared to LaFlame or the Global National lady.

Funny how the more men focused stuff CBC does a good job at (although hockey is now all programmed by Rogers)
I still couldn't watch the CBC because they wasted ad space on circle jerking themselves recently over the Canada 150 talking about how diverse the CBC is while attaching voice overs by some lesbian actress.
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Sad to see Brad Wall go, I'm guessing his push to privatize SaskTel hurt him? Not too well versed on Sask Politics so if anyone could provide more information on him leaving Politics that would be appreciated.

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(07-25-2017 02:18 PM)sonoran_ Wrote:  Petronas and its partners have cancelled the $36-billion Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas megaproject they had planned to build in British Columbia.

People are saying its due to the low Natural Gas prices and market conditions but the newly elected NDP government might have some blame as well. Who wants to deal with NDP bullshit anyways.

There goes 36 billion in investments, and hundreds of potential jobs.

While the NDP & Petronas have played down the impact of politics on the company's decision, one analyst said politics is often relevant to investment decisions on such projects.

In an e-mail response, Divya Reddy of the Eurasia Group consultancy – a political-risk firm in New York – said politics do factor into these kinds of decisions, especially with large, capital-intensive LNG projects under current weak market conditions.

"It basically means that projects have to be ultracompetitive for companies to sanction them, and politics can play a significant role in either making or breaking that competitiveness. And the recent election in B.C. introduced still more political risk given more tepid reception for LNG by the NDP-led government compared with the Liberals."

The financial press in KL will also disclose the real reasons behind the PNW LNG cancellation over the coming weeks

The BC NDP has opposed it from the outset and the 3 new BC NDP ministers of Energy, Mines, & Environment respectively are all well known hard-core enviros as well as SJWs, no background/obvious understanding of finance/business/economic or resource development.

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Found this video amusing, Trans-Activists in Vancouver protesting Feminists' Womyn Library...





Found it being shared in feminists circles, with these "feminists" attacking the tall long haired guy (who claims to be a woman), claiming that he's not a woman because he's acting like a "bullying man"

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