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National Observer | February 22, 2017 | in Op-Ed
The suburban hotel ballroom was packed with more than 400 conservative activists, college students and curious reporters. On stage, a bespectacled Calgarian was railing against what he called the “fascist theocracy” of militant Islam. This was in Sainte-Foy, Que., but the crowd didn’t seem to mind that he was speaking English. They laughed,... More
Ed Hand | February 13, 2017 | in Comment
Do as I say and not as I do seems to be the message from Ottawa Police Services Board chair, Eli El-Chantiry.   I received an interesting screen capture of his Facebook page (see below).  On it, Eli is friends with Charlie Manasseri.   Mr. Manasseri is currently in prison awaiting his appeal in the murder conviction in the death of Brian Fudge.  ... More
James O'Grady | February 2, 2017 | in Comment
Former Ontario PC candidate and Ottawa Citizen columnist Randall Denley borrowed a play from the Green Party of Ontario (GPO) playbook in his column today advocating for the merger of the Public and Catholic School Boards in Ottawa.  On this we agree--The Schools Boards must be merged! The #GPO estimates $1 Billion can be saved province wide. Why... More
Unpublished Admin | January 30, 2017 | in Comment
Canada and the US did away with race-based immigration policies, and immigration policies based on national origin or religion, in the 1960s. That's the way it should stay. Canada is founded on welcoming refugees. From the arrival of United Empire Loyalists fleeing the American revolution to Irish refugees fleeing starvation and the potato... More

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(Ottawa): Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner is restating the party’s call for a moratorium on school closures until the government fixes the funding... more
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Education Deficit
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Nepean
Mike Schreiner
James O'Grady
ONPoli
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With the rise of Donald Trump, the Mosque murders in Quebec City and the Conservative Party leadership race (Canada) in full swing, racism is rapidly becoming... more
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mental illness
America
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Donald Trump
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Conservative Party of Canada
Facebook
This Matters
Canada
Traffic in the GTHA is a mess. Listening to daily traffic reports is like an endless horror show repeated over and over again on Groundhog Day. Gridlock costs... more
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Toronto
Kathleen Wynne
Mike Schreiner
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GTA
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Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson invites everyone to attend the Family Day Skating Party on the Sens Rink of Dreams at City Hall on Monday, February 20 (Family Day)... more
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Ottawa – The launch of a process for public feedback on the proposed redevelopment of the Château Laurier was announced today at the City’s Planning Committee... more
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Wellington Street West
Hintonburg
Official Plan Amendment
Kanata Centrum Shopping Centre
Kanata
Ottawa
With the tabling of the new legislation by CYS minister Michael Coteau to completely replace the Child and Families Services Act, it is time to seriously... more
Smiths Falls Police
Smiths Falls
CAS
Lanark Leeds and Grenville
Re:  East Side businesses feeling the pinch, Jane Mundy, January 27, 2017 Rising rents, taxes, cash-strapped homeowners blamed for recent spate of closures... more
Imagine Kanata and Ottawa’s most fascinating and engaging presenters, artists and thinkers coming together to share their passions and discuss their visions... more
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Connecting talent with opportunity – Register today at Discover TechNata – Kanata’s largest Tech Expo and Talent Hunt job fair! Open to both Job Seekers and... more
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It is wrong to assume that Islam is the only determining force behind family structures, gender relations and patriarchal organizations in Middle Eastern and... more
Yasser Harrak
Arzu Merali
Our hearts are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life of six individuals as a result of the terrorist attack at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec (... more
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Canada
For immediate release Ottawa – A 20th-century CRA opinion is the only barrier to infusing hundreds of millions of advertising dollars into hard-pressed... more
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Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) today received City Council approval to develop a new 216,000 square-foot Ottawa Central Library joint facility with... more
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Federal Government
National Archives
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By Mark Blevis & David Coletto In August 2016, we explored how Canadians use the internet to discuss and debate politics, get their news, and what role... more
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Social Media
Facebook
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Abacus Data
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news media
Canada
Dear Mayor Watson, Honourable Minister McKenna (and city counsellors of Ottawa),  We met briefly during clubs week at the University of Ottawa. I was very... more
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Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Report
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