In order to work overseas, I needed a Canadian passport. Whatever trouble I had to go through to get it, I did so in order to work and travel.
So why are there different standards for those who live on or near the Canadian Shield?
The Iroquois nation should not be allowed to travel abroad on their own passports if other nations, such as the Québécois, do not have their own passports, the Bloc Québécois’ Indian affairs critic said Wednesday.
“We must all have a valid passport from a recognized country, not a nation. If that was not the case, there would be a Basque passport, a Québécois passport, a Scottish passport, a Corsican passport,” said Bloc MP Marc Lemay. “Last I heard Quebec was still part of Canada and, even if we are very, very sovereigntist, we still need a Canadian passport to travel.”
Mr. Lemay was responding to issues of nationality that have come to light as a 47-person delegation of Iroquois have been stuck for several days in New York because they were travelling to an athletic competition in Britain on passports of the Iroquois Confederacy. The group, whose members live on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border, refuse passports from either country as a matter of principle.
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff called for the resignation of the head of
Canada’s spy agency Thursday, saying claims Richard Fadden made last month about several politicians in British Columbiaacting as spies for Chinahave damaged ’s reputation. Canada
“What would I do as the prime minister of Canada when I have the visit of the president of another country and my director of intelligence chooses the eve of his arrival, to make unsubstantiated set of allegations about members of our national community?” he said during a stop at the Chinese Cultural Centre east of Toronto.
“I would ask for his resignation.”
Canadian Security Intelligence Service director Richard Fadden has stood by his comments, but has refused to name the politicians.
“So the question is, why is Mr. Harper remaining silent on this? Why is he letting this go on?” Mr. Ignatieff charged. “This is damaging our relations with
but it is also damaging our relationship among citizens. We think it is unacceptable.” China
Goad someone else with your mud-slinging and unsubstantiated blather (see this). I think they fixed your bus.
Maybe this judge took a page from Ignatieff's total fabrication book and smoked something peculiar with it:
The Federal Court has overturned a government decision to reject a prospective immigrant who had eavesdropped on NATO bases for the Soviets during the Cold War.
It doesn't stop there:
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff said Wednesday he would like to create a federally funded program to allow young Canadians to work overseas and gain international experience.Aqsa Parvez is my withering counter-argument to that letter. She opted not to wear those horrid coverings which, in my opinion, are more about snubbing Canadian culture and customs than they are about religion or individuality. Now she is dead.
“I don’t want Canadians to think the only good Canadian is someone who’s never left these shores,” Mr. Ignatieff said.
When thirty-three year old rape cases go very wrong:
The Swiss government asked the U.S. Justice Department to release sealed transcripts in the Roman Polanski case just days before a Los Angeles judge was told that the Swiss did not request that information, according to a letter from Swiss officials that points to apparent miscommunication in the case.
The officials said that the denial of access to the information was the key factor in the refusal to extradite the film maker to the U.S., according to the letter to the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland.
A district attorney's spokeswoman said their office was never notified of the Swiss request and did not know that the Justice Department had turned it down.
Another lesson: only the Chinese-backed North Koreans can get away with murder.
A note to the Chinese and the North Koreans: Kim Jong-Il is fat, on his last legs and is backed by the Chinese government which considers not only all Koreans but their own citizens as dirty socks. You're better off without the lot of them. Seriously.