Canada

Islamic studies funding on the hot seat

JENNIFER O’BRIEN, QMI AGENCY LONDON, Ont. – A UWO-affiliated college is caught in the crossfire of a decision to accept money from two Muslim groups — one local, one international — to help fund a new chair in Islamic studies. Critics contend there’s a link there to violent jihadism and […]

Brampton man sues government alleging CSIS harassed him

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/997508–brampton-man-sues-government-alleging-csis-harassed-him?bn=1 A Brampton man is suing the Canadian government alleging Canada’s spy agency launched a smear campaign against him, painting him as a terrorist and pedophile because he refused to be an informant. The recently filed lawsuit comes after child pornography charges against Ayad Mejid, 48, were dropped when a […]

Five stupid things Geert Wilder said in Toronto

http://www.torontolife.com/daily/informer/immigration-whoas/2011/05/10/five-stupid-things-geert-wilders-said-during-his-stay-in-toronto/  Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders visited Toronto, where he spoke to both Sun TV’s Ezra Levant and the Canada Christian College. Wilders, for the uninitiated, is the leader of the third-largest political party in the Netherlands and the one-trickiest of one-trick ponies. His ideology can be summed up, essentially, as such: […]

Hunt for Gadhafi’s Billions

The German bank Commerzbank received an unusual transfer order in late February. The amount was €1.9 million ($2.7 million) and the bank was instructed to immediately transfer the funds from a Commerzbank account to a foreign account with another bank. The holder of the Commerzbank account was Saif al-Arab al-Gadhafi, […]

Deadly stroke risks: Sex, coffee and blowing your nose

http://www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/research/article/986931–deadly-stroke-risks-sex-coffee-and-blowing-your-nose Drinking coffee, having sex or even blowing your nose raises the risk of bursting a brain aneurysm you might not even realize you have. “No one has ever systematically dealt with the potential triggers before,” study co-author Dr. Ale Algra of Utrecht Stroke Center in the Netherlands told the […]

Women have less than 24 hours in a day

http://www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/article/986312–the-day-has-24-hours-unless-you-re-a-woman-study-finds A 25-year series of rigorous sleep studies proves men and women really are marching to wildly different drummers. The Harvard Medical School study found fully 35 per cent of women live with a circadian rhythm (the 24-hour waking and sleeping cycle) of less than 24 hours. Men typically have […]

Stephen Harper’s Conservatives win Canadian election

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party has won a majority of seats in Canada’s general election, according to provisional results. The Conservatives have won or are ahead in 167 of the country’s 308 electoral districts. The New Democratic Party (NDP) is set to come second, with the Liberals trailing, Canadian […]

Vote is refrendum on Harper Government

Who says elections are a nuisance? Stephen Harper and the media. The latter also parroted his pronouncement that this campaign was “unnecessary,” being the fifth since 2000. It’s a waste of money. It’s boring, to boot. Canadians have proven them wrong, being fully engaged from the first week to the […]

A mirror of faith on the Canadian wall

Some recent events illustrate the puzzling place of religion in Canadian life: A team of American academics declares that religion is on its way to extinction “up here” – just before 10 million people participate in Easter and Passover celebrations. Atheist signs make their latest appearance on buses in the […]