Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets late Thursday in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast primaries.
Dozens of protesters were mostly peaceful as Trump gave his speech inside the Pacific Amphitheater. After the event, however, the demonstration grew rowdy and spilled into the streets.
At least four people were arrested and one Trump supporter had his face bloodied in a scuffle as he tried to drive out of the arena. One man jumped on a police car, leaving its front and rear windows smashed and the top dented in and other protests sprayed graffiti on a police car and the venue’s marquee.
Here’s a look at some of those “children” Orest Zaworsky was blabbering on about…
And, for those worried about the eeeevil Tea Party, here is our good friend Rand Paul after his conversion had become complete:
B.C. Premier Christy Clark is taking presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to task for his anti-trade stance — equating it with building a wall between the U.S. and Canada.
“It’s not helpful when down in the States there are serious presidential candidates who are talking about building a wall between Canada and the United States. Trade barriers are just another kind of wall,” Clark said in an interview with Chris Hall on CBC Radio’s The House.
“I’d remind Americans that America was never made great, and no American president is remembered as great, because he built walls.”
The comments come as Canada and the U.S. are still haggling over a new softwood lumber trade agreement. Clark said Friday that she’s hopeful the two sides can craft a deal by summer’s end before presidential politics heat up further.
Canada’s State Broadcaster is making fewer and fewer articles available for comment. Those that are still open for comment tend to be articles with absolutely no relevance, such as a story about an British icebreaker being named “Boaty McBoatface.”
Today, CBC had several stories up on its website regarding Donald Trump. Most comments were disabled, perhaps because the comments on stories that are open are not going MotherCorp’s way.
The overwhelming tone of the comments are pro-Trump. Canadians are not anti-Trump and are demanding change in their own country as well. Comments that disparaged or insulted Trump not only had pro-Trump replies, but had significantly more down-votes than up-votes (the “dislike” button is a new innovation to CBC.ca, although they have yet to discover an “edit” button).
Canada’s Liberal government is prepared to overhaul the country’s laws governing broadcasting, media and cultural industries, with Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly announcing Saturday a public consultation on how to “strengthen the creation, discovery and export of Canadian content in a digital world.”
“Canada’s cultural and creative industries are important drivers of innovation and a vibrant part of our economy,” says Joly.
“As we adjust to the realities of rapid technological advances and changing consumer behaviour, I am launching consultations to better understand the challenges and opportunities brought on by this transformation.”
Happy days are here again for Canadian broadcasters (chiefly the CBC) now that The Natural Governing Party is back in office. And the CBC is not about to let a bunch of malcontent comment forum contributors spoil its party.
Let’s get started.
Quoting “Liberal Big Brother and Dear Leader Justin will decide what you can and should watch. Now “revenue streams” (formerly citizens) get filling out that Census Long Form and start (enjoying) your new life under C-51!!!” C-51 is exactly why I, as a lifetime conservative voter, disavowed and repudiated the Harper Regime. Obviously many conservatives fel the same way or Justin wouldn’t be our Dear Leader.
It’s pretty bad when the CBC has to resort to memory-holing history. But more than likely, ICUC’s censors are too stupid to understand.
Quoting “OH god more censorship from the all knowing liberals. Oct 2015 election was such a huge mistake.” The question is: who would go further when it comes to censorship and the unconstitutional clamp-down on our basic freedoms? The “Conservatives?” Or the Liberals? I voted NDP. And I’m a life-long conservative voter. One thing’s for sure. The censorship around this place (i.e. “content disabled” and “your comment is awaiting moderation) was ramped up big time on October 20, 2015
Prolific comment section blogger Doug McKenzie (right) pontificates about fellow commenters not using their real names.
The Canada Revenue Agency’s long-dormant court action against accounting firm KPMG, which appeared to have been resurrected last September after media reports exposed delays in the case, won’t go to court anytime soon, CBC News has learned.
A judge first ordered KPMG in February 2013 to hand over to the CRA the names of all the multimillionaire Canadians caught using an offshore tax dodge set up by the accounting firm in the Isle of Man, a scheme the agency alleges was a “sham” and “intended to deceive” the treasury.
Your humble correspondent here at LettersToTheBeast is catching up after being on hiatus for a month…
Belgian prosecutors have charged three men with terrorist offences, including a suspect who local media said appeared on security footage with two suicide bombers at Brussels airport shortly before they detonated their bombs.
Prosecutors named the third man as Faycal C. while Belgian media identified him as Faycal Cheffou.
The media reports said he was the man wearing a hat and a light-coloured jacket in last Tuesday’s airport picture that showed three men pushing baggage trolleys bearing luggage.
Prosecutors said Faycal C. had been charged with involvement in a terrorist group, terrorist murder and attempted terrorist murder. They would not confirm the Belgian media reports about his identity.
Belgian media are reporting the suspect referred to in the arrest warrant issued Saturday is Fayçal Cheffou and that his image was captured by a surveillance camera shortly before the explosions at the main airport in Brussels. (Belgian Federal Police via Getty Images)
His home had been searched though no weapons or explosives had been found, they said.
You know, CBC, often the censors you hire make you look down right stupid…
From October 1988 to September 1994 the voices of representatives from Sinn Féin and several Irish republican andloyalist groups were banned by the British government from being broadcast on television and radio in the United Kingdom. The restrictions, announced by the Home Secretary, Douglas Hurd, on 19 October 1988, covered eleven organisations based in Northern Ireland and followed a heightened period of violence in the history of the Troubles, as well as the government’s belief in a need to prevent Sinn Féin from using the media for political advantage.
Broadcasters quickly found ways around the ban, chiefly by dubbing the voice of anyone who was prevented from speaking with the voice of an actor. The legislation did not apply during election campaigns, and under certain other circumstances. The restrictions caused difficulties for British journalists who objected to censorship in various other countries, such as Iraq and India. (Wikipedia)
And, speaking of corporate media only reporting what it is allowed to report…What every happened to Jane Standley, the chick who reported on the collapse of Building Seven on September 11, 2001, 26 minutes before it happened? While the building was standing, intact, live in the window behind her?
As a relentless drizzle washed away the chalked messages of solidarity at Brussels’ Place de la Bourse on Friday, two tightly bound yet antithetical responses to this week’s attacks emerged in the aftermath, revealing with tense clarity the fragility of the grand project of European unity.
Both responses were expressed by the hundreds of mourners who came to lay flowers at the makeshift memorial site, as well as by those in corridors of power across Europe.
And, experts say, they will have a profound and definitive effect on the survival of the European Union.
On the one hand is the now-unanimous chorus of European countries saying they need to pull closer together, to fully share intelligence and tightly co-ordinate police bodies across the continent.
Yeah, so how’s that whole open borders thing working out over in Europe? Can’t wait to try it here!
…(A) family’s actual child benefit is calculated based on a family’s adjusted net income, which is the total net family income less any taxable benefits, such as the universal child care benefit, and plus any repayments to government on benefits such as the registered disability savings plan.
The Canada child benefit was the centrepiece of the federal government’s attempt to help the middle class. It kicks into effect on Canada Day and will increase payments to most Canadian families with children 17 and under.
This new tax-free benefit replaces both the income-tested tax-free Canada child tax benefit and the universal child care benefit, which was taxable.
The benefit is designed to provide more assistance to low-income families. The more a family earns the less they will receive in benefits.
Comments on this article were overwhelmingly negative, despite the efforts of the Liberal Party war room and the mindless shills doing the work for free.
The article itself reads like a press release from the finance department itself. The Shutterstock picture of an American family was a nice touch, too.
The Trudeau Liberals are continuing on the age-old government policy (which went unchallenged during the Harper “Conservative” years) of making Canadians pay for other Canadians’ kids.
I’ve already done the math: zero. But hey, I’m happy to have $1,000 every two weeks confiscated from my paycheque to pay for your kids. And I know my wife is happy to have taxes taken off her minimum-wage job for your little lones, too. “Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree!” (Senator Russell Long, D-Louisiana). Darn trees aren’t big enough for me to hide around here.
The first budget from Justin Trudeau’s government finds the Liberals compromising some of their election promises to keep others, laying out a longer and larger string of deficits to begin the kind of long-term investments they say Canada needs.
While the big ticket items match the platform that helped the Liberals win a majority last October, other commitments aren’t ready to roll out.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau called the plan “reasonable and affordable,” despite the red ink washing across the otherwise sunny tone of his rookie budget.
“Canadians told us two things: they said ‘help me and my family’ and ‘make investments for the future,'” he told reporters before delivering his budget speech.
“What we’re also going to do is be prudent along the way.”
Prudent was not the word Conservatives used while reacting from the Opposition bench.
“This is a bad day for the taxpayers of Canada,” interim leader Rona Ambrose said. “What we’re seeing now is reckless spending without a job creation plan and no actual plan in the budget to return to a balance.”
The Tories said that in total taxes were going up by “at least $1.3 billion a year.” The Liberals broke their election promise to contain the deficit to $10 billion annually, they said.
The government has been adamant for weeks: FBI investigators need to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, and Apple Inc. was the only one that could do it.
In a stunning reversal on Monday, federal prosecutors asked a judge to halt a much-anticipated hearing on their efforts to force Apple to unlock the phone. The FBI may have found another way, and Apple’s cooperation may no longer be needed, according to court papers filed late Monday, less than 24 hours before Tuesday’s hearing.
“An outside party” came forward over the weekend and showed the FBI a possible method to access the data on Syed Rizwan Farook’s encrypted phone, according to the filing.
Federal budget 2016: 5 things to watch for today
Liberal spending plan expected to focus on middle class, strategic infrastructure spending
By Kathleen Harris, CBC NewsPosted: Mar 22, 2016 5:00 AM ET
The Liberal government will table its first budget today — a crucial spending plan that will brand the party for better or worse during a challenging economic period.
Expect it to echo and put a price tag on key themes from the party’s campaign platform: strategic investments for long-term economic growth, jobs and productivity; measures to boost the middle class and lift children out of poverty; and shifting to a green economy.
But all eyes will be on the fine print details of how much — and how fast — the Liberal government will deliver.
“This is very critical. It sets the stage and the tone for moving forward,” Conservative MP and natural resources critic Candice Bergen told CBC News