Monday, February 19, 2018

Chinese Nazis? Anti-immigration groups at Parliament Hill protest demand apology from Trudeau

Hundreds of Asian-Canadian protesters, supported by several white, far-right, anti-immigrant groups stormed Parliament Hill on Sunday afternoon to demand an apology from the prime minister.

According to plans for the protest on, members of the Asian-Canadian community feel victimized by a Toronto girl’s false claim in January that an Asian man cut off her hijab and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apparent rush to view the fictitious incident as a hate crime.

“As the real victim of the hijab hoax, our Asian community was completely ignored by PM Trudeau,” reads a statement on the website.

The group, an unlikely ally for the far right, was met with counter protesters from anti-fascist and anti-racist groups, many of whom covered their faces as they protested.

A man who identified himself as “Yuanyuan” said, “There are some out-of-town conservative Chinese racists and they are collaborating basically with some white nationalist groups here in Canada. As a Chinese Canadian, I’m pretty ashamed about that. That’s why I’m here.”  (more...)

Something doesn't smell quite right about hundreds of Chinese-Canadians getting this riled up about a school-girl's prank. It's even weirder to see them standing shoulder-to-shoulder with neo-Nazis. This CANNOT possibly be a representative cross-section of the Chinese immigrant community. Where might this astro-turf have been manufactured?

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Look into the roots of the John Birch Society.

Inebriated Bircher

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Conservative Ship of Tools

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The unstoppable zombie

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The Lolita for Life
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The crack dealer
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The other zombie
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The Princess
Champagne Siphon Fiction has been pushing all your buttons, and you want to fall for the big-eyed waif, but wait... These political lobbyists aren't the crew that Fr. de Valk founded. They've spawned a jack-booted parade of Nazi mind-slaves with brainwashing techniques refined since Josef Goebbels' crack at world dominion. The present conservative anarchy echoes the conditions that brought Adolph Hitler to power. Time to slap the power cut-off, turn off the money spigot, and rip the madmen away from the steering wheel. You owe it to the kids. They're the ones who will have to live through this wreck.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Halton board occasional teacher facing sex-related charges

An occasional teacher who instructed at more than one school within the Halton public school board is facing a slew of sex-related charges involving children.

Waterloo Regional Police says that on Feb. 14, as a result of an ongoing investigation by its Cybercrime Branch — Internet Child Exploitation Unit, a search warrant was executed at a Kitchener home, following contact from the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre regarding allegations that a male was exploiting children over social media platforms.

Waterloo investigators say officers seized digital devices.

Police say there are three alleged victims, ranging in age from 8-12.

Victor Ly, 32, of Kitchener is charged with three counts of luring a child, three counts of possession of child pornography, two counts of making sexually explicit material available to a child and extortion.

Waterloo police say that at the time of his arrest Ly was an occasional teacher with the Halton District School Board.

They say he also has experience teaching in Waterloo Region private schools as well as internationally.  (more...)

Province halts Toronto Catholic board's controversial land deal

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The province has stepped in to block a controversial North York redevelopment that would have housed a Catholic high school and the storied Columbus Centre under one roof.

The $70-million proposal, which sparked months of protests and public feuding in the neighbourhood, was a joint venture between the Toronto Catholic board and Villa Charities Inc., which runs the Columbus Centre.

Opposition reached a fever pitch within months of the announcement last spring among those fearing it would mean the demolition of the centre, built 40 years ago by the Italian community and considered a vital part of its history.

But the province, which allocated $32.8 million to the Catholic board in 2011 for a new high school, drew the line on Wednesday, saying it won’t provide funds for any project that will destroy the Columbus Centre.  (more...)


Are the Canada Revenue Agency tax evasion raids a public relations exercise?

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OTTAWA, February 15, 2018 – Tax experts say yesterday’s highly public raids by the Canada Revenue Agency, in connection with Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca and the Panama Papers data leak, are “incredibly rare,” and they question whether the CRA’s “extraordinary measures” are an exercise in public relations.

“While I agree that the public needs to know that tax enforcement is taking place, I can't help but think this news release is largely a PR exercise,” says tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch of Toronto-based Rotfleisch & Samulovitch. “After two years, three search warrants are served. Is this really significant news?”

On Wednesday, approximately 30 criminal investigators from the CRA, assisted by the RCMP and local police officials, executed search warrants in Calgary, West Vancouver and the Greater Toronto Area. In a press release, the CRA stated that, during the course of an offshore tax evasion criminal investigation, it “identified a series of transactions involving foreign corporations and several transfers through offshore bank accounts used allegedly to evade taxes.”

CBC News reporter Zach Dubinsky told national viewers on Wednesday that, “For offshore tax evasion cases, experts tell us it’s incredibly rare that the CRA takes the kind of extraordinary measures we see in a more typical criminal investigation. If you ask the CRA, they’ll tell you that they have already executed a number of search warrants with respect to the Panama Papers. But I’ve pressed for details on that for more than a year now and have never been able to verify any of their claims.”  (more...)


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Money mom wags her finger

Friday, February 16, 2018

We're famous: Ontario experience provides ample rationale for axing school boards

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With all due respect to former Education Minister Marilyn More who wrote, “the Glaze report does not offer evidence to justify the extreme leap to disbanding elected school boards,” there is more than enough evidence to justify the move.

One need only look as far as Ontario to see why the recommendation is spot on.

In 2015, the Toronto District School Board was almost paralyzed by constant scandals involving trustees and senior staff. Over the course of two years, there were concerns about of fiscal mismanagement and a forensic audit. Also, there was a police presence at board meetings, harassment allegations were made against a trustee, breach of standard practice, yelling matches, and revelations of a shady deal with a Chinese government agency.

Education Minister Liz Sandals ordered a review of the board and placed Margaret Wilson, a former registrar at the Ontario College of Teachers, in charge.

In her report, Wilson wrote, “Co-operation between trustees is too often focused on making deals for mutual support. The level of trust between the senior administration and the trustees is low…there has, to date, been no attempt to review the Board’s governance model to remove the trustees from day-to-day operational decision making and to prevent interference on the part of many trustees, in the operation of ‘their schools in their wards.’ ”  (more...)

A case study in disfunctionalism?

How tax havens like Delaware help traffickers sell children for sex

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In the US, the website is involved in seven out of ten reported child trafficking cases. In California alone, 2,900 suspected cases of child-trafficking were linked to the site between 2012 and 2016. There are several open lawsuits against, including one by the California attorney general’s office for 26 counts including money laundering, but US law law enforcement officials have so far failed to shut it down.

Backpage doesn’t deny that people use its site to traffic children for sex, but it is protected by court rulings that say a site isn’t responsible for what users post on it. It also cites first amendment defenses of free speech. The firm operates in 97 countries and 943 locations, but in the US it is formally registered in the tiny state of Delaware, where authorities said last week that it is a company “in good standing,” and that they don’t have the power to shut down because it doesn’t have a physical presence in the state.

Delaware, which has 1.3 million businesses and less than one million people, is beloved of nefarious businesses. While a lot of firms flock to the state for its low corporate tax rates, a Senate investigation found that Backpage picked Delaware for another reason: secrecy. Delaware law allows companies’ owners to hide their true identity. This makes it very difficult to crack down on criminals who launder money through them.  (more...)

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Football's Wall of Silence

Former youth football coach Barry Bennell, one of the top talent spotters in Britain with ties to major clubs like Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra, spent his days coaching children and his nights abusing them.

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit profiles six men, all victims of Bennell, and explores the long-term impact of his serial abuse.

Deborah Davies first reported on Barry Bennell’s crimes 20 years ago. She has befriended his victims and has a rare insight into their plight.

In a powerful and heartbreaking documentary, she describes how some have turned to substance abuse and even attempted suicide.  More than a few have not survived, one likely victim being his most famous player, former Wales international and manager Gary Speed.

The investigation uncovers new evidence that, according to teammates, Speed was abused by Bennell. 

The programme also reveals that high-profile clubs, as well as Britain’s Football Association, failed to protect children and in some cases failed to act on warnings.

After this film was made,  Crewe Alexandra said that the Club was not aware of any sexual abuse by Bennell nor received any complaints about sexual abuse by him.

They say the police investigated the Club's knowledge, including interviewing Hamilton Smith and found no evidence to corroborate that it was aware of Bennell’s offending.


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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Political Lobbyists and Bastardized Christianity

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They assassinated the characters of those who exposed and decried this
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They affirmed and legitimized this chameleon
Although they've found a winsome candidate to front their new campaign, the underlying problems with the Cathevangelic political machine remain and will corrupt those who get drawn into their orbit. Study the Luciferian cabal at the heart of the so-called "Christian Right":

And, listen carefully to their false prophets:

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A lucrative racket

CRA raids locations in Toronto, Calgary and West Vancouver in Panama Papers probe

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The money mom wags her finger
Canada Revenue Agency officers, backed up by police, raided locations in three provinces Wednesday as part of a criminal tax-evasion probe stemming from the Panama Papers, the agency said.

About 30 criminal investigators from the CRA executed three search warrants in the Toronto area, Calgary and West Vancouver, with assistance from the RCMP and the West Vancouver police, the CRA said in a statement online.

It's the first time the revenue agency has publicly disclosed details of any of the "several criminal investigations" it has long said it is conducting based on the Panama Papers leak, and could be a sign the CRA is preparing to bring rare criminal charges against people hiding money offshore.

"The CRA's investigation identified a series of transactions involving foreign corporations and several transfers through offshore bank accounts used, allegedly, to evade taxes," the agency said.

The CRA did not identify which people, businesses or locations were targeted. Spokespeople for the agency and for Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier would not provide further information about Wednesday's raids.  (more...)



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

How Canada became an offshore destination for 'snow washing'

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Canada is one the world’s most opaque jurisdictions when it comes to identifying the owners of private companies and trusts, according to anti-corruption campaigners who say that more rigorous checks are required to obtain a library card than to set up a company in the country.

“Anyone can start a company in Canada. It costs about C$200 and the owner of the company can remain completely anonymous,” said lawyer Mora Johnson, who recently authored a report detailing the country’s lax rules around corporate registration.

While publicly traded firms in Canada are required to disclose major shareholders, private companies need only note their directors, allowing those who own, control or benefit from the firm to remain in the shadows.

Most provinces allow nominee directors and shareholders and do not require them to disclose that they are acting on behalf of another person. “Privately held companies can easily be abused for tax evasion, for money laundering purposes and to stash the proceeds of crime,” said Johnson.  (more...)


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Trust me!

Really Bad Valentine: Patrick Brown accusers stand by allegations

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OTTAWA -- The two women who accused former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown of sexual misconduct are not backing down despite a concerted effort to refute their allegations and discredit them publicly with the help of a hired private investigator.

"I stand absolutely by the truth of what I said to CTV. There is nothing in what Patrick Brown alleges that undermines the core truth of what I have experienced with him," said the woman who accused Brown of dropping his pants and telling her to perform oral sex in his home about 10 years ago, a claim he denies.

The first accuser said she’s been besieged by vicious comments online, including pictures posted on Twitter in an attempt to reveal her identity.

"The comments made about me on social media were demeaning, victim-blaming and misogynistic. My privacy was invaded, my character was assassinated, and I was subjected to gratuitous slurs about my private life and relationships. The comments that I have been subjected to ignore altogether the abuse of power by an older sober man over a young intoxicated woman," she said.  (more...)

In a similar vein:

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Weaponizing Dostoyevsky: He’s no bot, but Russia's media guy in Canada manages to stir up controversy just the same

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Will never be interviewed on Rebel Media
Ottawa. You've likely never heard of him, but Kirill Kalinin may be one of the more influential media-relations operators in Canada.

He has a track record of generating significant coverage for stories mainstream media normally wouldn't touch with a barge pole. He doesn't usually get media to adopt his point of view, but he often succeeds at having them acknowledge it, which is important to his employer. He's not shy about controversy.

He also runs -- apparently single handedly -- a pretty savvy social media operation with more than 9,000 followers on Twitter. That's not a huge number compared with rock stars and sports heroes, but it includes a pretty high percentage of the influencers media relations specialists prize.

If most Canadians have never heard of Kalinin, it's because he Tweets under the handle "Russia in Canada." That, in turn, is to be found on Twitter at @RussianEmbassyC.

Are you starting to get the picture?

Kalinin is Press Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ottawa. If you pay attention to the news in Canada, it's quite likely you've read a news story he's promoted to reporters and on Twitter. You might even have seen his name, without really noticing it.  (more...)

When stupidity became the West's worst enemy:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Catholic Offshore: Malta company registry data to be revealed by ICIJ

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The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will add data from Malta's corporate registry to their offshore leaks database on Wednesday.

Although the Malta Financial Services Authority runs its own searchable database, which is available upon registration, it does not allow for specific searches of company directors and shareholders.

The ICIJ's offshore leaks database will allow such searches, making it easier to find the individuals linked to Maltese companies. The latest available data will be until the end of 2016.

NGO Global Witness said that putting the names of directors and legal shareholders in the public domain was an essential first step towards transparency.

Malta's registry data led to many stories forming part of the Paradise Papers leaks.

Malta was found to play host to companies linked to celebrities like singer Shakira and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, who used Malta’s favourable regime to legally reduce their tax bills.  (more...)

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Just in time for Lent

Abuse rife in BRITISH Oxfam shops: 123 cases of alleged sexual harassment in stores and NO criminal record checks for 23,000 volunteers

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The Oxfam scandal widened dramatically last night after claims of sex abuse spread to its charity shops.

A whistle-blower revealed that the beleaguered charity has faced multiple allegations, including alleged abuse of children by its volunteers.

And it emerged that Oxfam had not carried out criminal record checks on the 23,000 volunteers who staff its 650 shops. The Mail has seen figures showing that 123 alleged incidents of sexual harassment have been investigated in its stores in just nine years.

Helen Evans, the charity’s former safeguarding chief, said she had begged senior staff, ministers and regulators to act on sexual abuse allegations she had uncovered.

She also revealed that Oxfam staff had faced allegations of trading aid for sex, attempted rape, sexual exploitation, sexual coercion and abuse. A survey found more than one in ten staff from programmes in three separate countries had seen or experienced sexual assaults.

Yesterday the scandal, which began with revelations that Oxfam workers had used prostitutes in Haiti in 2011, claimed its first scalp.

The charity’s deputy Penny Lawrence said she was ashamed and took full responsibility.

However chief executive Mark Goldring was refusing to step down.  (more...)


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Sounds like a Conservative fundraiser.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sore Losers: Should Government Name Things for a Neo-Nazi?

Should the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia name something after a neo-Nazi?

It’s not a hypothetical question.

Fall River, Nova Scotia (pop. 11,526) is a little community in Halifax’s regional municipality.  By all accounts, it’s a lovely spot, and the locals are nice.  If you go hiking on a trail in the area, you may spot a bear or a bobcat or the occasional coyote.

Tillmann Brook runs alongside such a trail.  According to Natural Resources Canada, who oversee such things, Tillmann Brook’s name is designated as “official.” The decision apparently goes back to 1999, and would have been made by something called the Geographical Names Board of Canada, with some participation by Nova Scotia’s government, too.

Tillmann Brook is a river, basically, that flows from Soldier Lake into Miller Kale.  There’s a little waterfall on it, and people are known to regularly hike there to take a look.  What’s less known, however, is whether any of the visitors – or even locals – are aware of the origins of Tillmann Brook’s name.

Because there’s a problem with its name – and John Mark Tillmann is the problem.  He’s proud of Tillmann Brook’s name change, and he has even been known to pose beside a Tillmann Brook sign for a photograph.

Making a Nazi salute.  (more...)

People who bought into a false promise lost a war. Seventy years on, they still winge about it.

Soros' Vendetta? What's Behind the Panama Papers Leak

It is no coincidence that the Paradise Papers scandal, which exposed the British royal family's offshore funds and firms and the businesses of Donald Trump's entourage is being fanned by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), a global network funded by US billionaire George Soros, noted Ivan Danilov, a Russian economist, financial and political analyst and author of the popular political blog Crimson Alter.
"If one compiles a list of politicians and organizations that have been recently subjected to media attacks from the Soros-funded consortium — that can rightly be called 'Soros-Leaks' — it would turn out that it is almost entirely comprised of those who stood in the way of the magnate," Danilov wrote for RIA Novosti.
The political analyst pointed out that the Chinese government, Xi Jinping's associates, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump's entourage have been repeatedly targeted by the American billionaire.

Danilov surmised that the British royal family has been recently attacked by the Soros-funded network for its alleged unwillingness to prevent Brexit and a rapprochement with China.
"George Soros earned his first billion pounds and the nickname 'the man who broke the Bank of England' on the collapse of the British pound in 1992, and a quarter of a century later he once again demonstrated his capabilities by launching an attack this time not against the UK's main financial institution but the ruling dynasty," the economist emphasized.  (more...)


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Training school survivor haunted for decades: Was James Forbes killed?

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TORONTO—The cracking sound and almost black blood have haunted Rick Brown for close to 55 years, leaving invisible scars and one abiding question: What became of young James Forbes?

The last time Brown saw James is forever etched in his mind — moments that have stretched into decades.

As Brown tells it, the boys were drifting off to sleep in the darkened dormitory at the provincial training school in Cobourg, Ont., when a supervisor’s booted footsteps sounded in the corridor and the lights flipped on. The man walked over to James’ bunk bed and ordered him to get up. James refused. Brown, fearing a beating coming, says he whispered urgently to the boy to get up.

“I can remember it like it was yesterday,” says Brown, now 64, and living in Kitchener. “James was terrified. I remember seeing the blankets shaking. He was shaking. His hands were shaking.”

The supervisor, Brown says, pulled the hapless lad from bed and “beat the daylights” out of him right there.

“Geez, it’s hard to talk about it,” he says, his voice breaking on several occasions.  (more...)


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Male victims of sexual assault often ignored

On Feb. 8th, a 28-year-old woman in Vaughan was charged with sexually assaulting a male student. The allegations are being investigated by the York Regional Police after someone came forward with information about a supply teacher for the York Catholic District School Board who had a sexual relationship with a teen between October and December 2017.

The supply teacher was employed occasionally since 2014. She is being charged with three counts of sexual assault and three counts of sexual exploitation.

Stories like these are rarely reported. The idea of a woman sexually assaulting a man is something many can’t fathom, but it does exist. According to a 2012 UCLA study, 38 per cent of all rape and sexual assaults are committed against men. The Canadian Children’s Rights Council, a non-profit that advocates on behalf of Canadian children, estimates that 86 per cent of these victims are dismissed, which leads to an increasing amount of unreported incidents.

There is also evidence that the number of sexual violence that occurs to men and women in their teens is rather similar — a difference between one in five and one in four.  (more...)


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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Government Has Spent $2.1M Trying to deport Former Nazi Helmut Oberlander

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The Canadian government’s attempt to strip a former Nazi mobile death squad member of his Canadian citizenship has taken 23 years and about $2.1 million so far, but Jewish groups say that it’s time and money well spent.

Helmut Oberlander, who turns 94 on Feb. 15, is accused of being a member of Einsatzkommando 10a (EK 10a), which operated in the Soviet Union during the Second World War.

Oberlander was never accused of participating in executions and has claimed that he was a low-level interpreter who was conscripted by the Nazis under duress when he was 17.

The unit he belonged to murdered an estimated 23,000 civilians, mostly Jews, during the war.

The Nazis made Oberlander a German citizen in 1944, before he immigrated to Canada in 1954, settled in Waterloo, Ont., and became a Canadian citizen in 1960.

Since 1995, the Canadian government has worked to strip Oberlander of his citizenship. In 2000, a judge ruled that he lied about his membership in the death squad before immigrating to Canada. The government stripped him of his citizenship in 2001, 2007 and 2012, but it was reinstated by the Federal Court of Appeal each time, because the prosecution was unable to prove Oberlander’s complicity in war crimes.  (more...)


Friday, February 9, 2018

Debate rages online after Vaughan teacher accused of sex assault on student

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The winsome Ms. Riossi
"Let her go to trial before you judge."

That's just one of the comments posted online about Marianna Riossi, 28, the teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a male teenage student at one of the numerous schools she worked at in York Region.

Last night and this morning, Riossi's webpage lit up with comments both for and against the Vaughan substitute teacher who is alleged to have carried out a months-long relationship with the teenager between October and December.

"I have nothing but great things to say about Miss Riossi," reads one of the anonymous comments. "She has taught my son and I trust her fully. She volunteers her time ... She is a perfectionist whom strives to get the best from of her students ... because she cares. Ms Riossi is a fantastic role model for any young person in today’s world. If only there were more teachers like her."

Another post questions why she would put herself in a situation such as the one she's accused of.

"She was about to get married and just got engaged," it reads. "Why on Earth would she ruin her life? She's more than amazing."

Others cast doubt on the veracity of the allegations against her.  (more...)


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Former Trump Aide Gorka Now Writes for the Far-right Website That Published ‘10 Things I Hate About Jews’

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Sebastian Gorka, the former aide to President Trump whose ties to a Nazi-linked group the Forward exposed last year, has joined the far-right Canadian news outlet The Rebel, LobeLog reported.

The Rebel, often referred to as “Breitbart North,” has been accused of publishing anti-Semitic content. The website last year published a video titled “Ten Things I Hate About Jews.” The video was later retitled. The site’s owner, Ezra Levant, is Jewish.

“Fasten your seatbelts,” The Rebel wrote in its headline announcing Gorka’s hiring.

The Forward reported last year that Gorka, a former Breitbart contributor who had risen to become Trump’s top counter-terrorism advisor, was a member of the Vitézi Rend, a group founded by the Nazi’s Hungarian allies. Gorka had also publicly expressed support for a racist and anti-Semitic Hungarian militia.  (more...)


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Ottawa teacher sentenced after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting student

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Former teacher Jessica Beraldin was given a six-month conditional sentence with 18 months probation Thursday after she pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a student.

An emotional Beraldin said she was “deeply sorry” when she addressed the court.

“I'm very disappointed in myself and I recognize now I did take advantage of my position,” she told the court.

Court heard between the summer of 2015 and March 2016, Beraldin and a student kissed and she allowed him to touch her breasts. The Crown says it never evolved beyond that.

The guilty plea was made in June 2017. In court, her lawyer John Norris said “that guilty plea guarantees the end of a career Ms. Beraldin loved and was very good at.”  (more...)

York Region teacher charged with sexual assault

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A 28-year-old Vaughan woman has been charged with sexual assault following allegations of a relationship between a female high school teacher and a male student.

York Regional Police said the investigation began after they received information that a supply teacher for the York Catholic District School Board was involved in a sexual relationship with a male teenage student between October and December 2017.

On Wednesday, police arrested Marianna Riossi, 28, of Vaughan. She was charged with three counts of sexual assault and three counts of sexual exploitation.

Riossi is scheduled to appear in court in Newmarket on March 6.

Police say Riossi has been an occasional high school supply teacher with the YCDSB since 2014.  (more...)

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Nazis in your neighborhood? There's a FashMap for that

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A new website called FashMaps charts the locations of purported neo-Nazis, primarily across the US, but also in Canada, Australia, South America and other areas.

“FashMaps is a tool for studying the presence of fascism around the world,” reads the description of the website, which was unveiled at the end of January.

One map is titled “Nazis in your neighborhood.”

“This map is an ongoing project to study the presence of fascism around the world,” reads an accompanying text. It states that most of the locations shown are not precise.

All of the information is collected from the publicly available message boards of the American neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. The site’s message boards remained active even after the site was shut down in August 2017, when it sparked outrage by insulting the victim of the far-right “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Bankster Bust: LIUNA pension fund leads $1 billion fight over alleged decade-long conspiracy to rig foreign currency markets

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LIUNA’s pension fund is leading a $1 billion court fight against some of the world’s largest financial institutions over an alleged decade-long conspiracy to rig foreign currency markets.

The Labourers’ Pension Fund is one of two lead plaintiffs in a proposed class-action lawsuit that follows in the wake of similar actions already settled in the U.S. and Europe.

The lawsuit has not yet been certified as a class action but the judge in the case has already approved settlements totalling $107 million that have been reached by the plaintiffs with 13 of the defendants, which include global banking giants such as Bank of America, Citibank, BNP Paribas, Barclays, HSBC, UBS and Goldman Sachs.

The settlements reached to date are reportedly the second-highest amount ever recovered in a Canadian case related to price fixing.

Royal Bank of Canada, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank are the four defendants that have so far not agreed to settle.

Tens of thousands of Canadians could be eligible to participate in any eventual settlement, according to one of the lawyers representing plaintiffs in the case.  (more...)

Teacher charged in alleged sexual assault incidents at Toronto high school

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Toronto police say a 42-year-old teacher is facing sexual assault and exploitation charges after a female student was sexually assaulted three times.

Police said in a statement that between late 2017 and Jan. 29, a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a teacher inside the school.

Officers said the teacher was arrested on Monday.

Stephen Parkin, 42, of Courtice, Ont., was charged with three counts of sexual assault and three counts of sexual exploitation. He is scheduled to appear in a Scarborough court on March 20.

In a letter to parents from the principal of Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute on Tuesday, Parkin was identified as a history and music teacher at the school.  (more...)

Exposed: London’s eugenics conference and its neo-Nazi links

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A eugenics conference held annually at University College London by an honorary professor, the London Conference on Intelligence, is dominated by a secretive group of white supremacists with neo-Nazi links, London Student can exclusively reveal.

Content note: This article contains references to racism, anti-Semitism and child abuse.

The conference has taken place at UCL four times since its inception in 2014, and now even boasts its own YouTube channel bearing the UCL logo.

UCL have told London Student that they are investigating the conference. A spokesperson said: “We are an institution that is committed to free speech but also to combating racism and sexism in all forms.”

UCL professor David Colquhoun expressed disbelief that the university would host such “pseudoscience” and stated that the organizer, Professor James Thompson, “clearly doesn’t understand genetics.”

“The actual genetic difference between humans, with respect to race or sex, is absolutely minuscule compared to what they have in common,” he told London Student.

Among the speakers and attendees over the last four years are a self-taught geneticist who argues in favour of child rape, multiple white supremacists, and ex-board member of the Office for Students Toby Young.  (more...)


H/T to Spitfire List

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The real cost of tax avoidance

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The corporate glory hole
Whatever the Vancouver-based mining company Turquoise Hill Resources is paying its tax lawyers, it isn’t enough.

Over the past seven years the company has used a complicated network of subsidiaries, foreign tax havens, and a variety of financial manoeuvres to avoid paying more than half a billion dollars in Canadian tax. It’s also avoided paying another $232 million (U.S.) to the government of Mongolia, where it operates one of the world’s biggest copper mines.

All this is detailed in a report by the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations, a Dutch non-profit known as SOMO, and highlighted this past week in the Star by reporter Marco Chown Oved.

Why care about a mine in distant Mongolia or the tax dealings of a company most Canadians have never heard of?

The simple reason is that the case of Turquoise Hill provides a classic example of how so many corporations operating internationally have used tax laws, international treaties and legal structures to minimize the tax they pay.

In doing so, they are depriving governments of many billions of dollars a year in tax revenue — money that could be going to pay for everything from health care to national defence. The approach of tax season serves as a pointed reminder that we all end up paying more when others find a way to pay less.  (more...)