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August 1st, 2018, 5:37 am

Fists fly as refugee crisis inflames Toronto...
violence broke out as pro-illegal immigration protestors disrupted a rally against illegal immigration
It was a small rally of a few dozen mainly Chinese-Canadian protesters in Markham, a city northeast of Toronto, and hundreds of kilometres from any land border with the United States. Nevertheless, as the demonstration was met by a smaller group of pro-refugee protesters, it became a flashpoint in the North American refugee crisis, with Markham’s mayor, Frank Scarpitti, as the unlikely main target.

I would call Markham a suburb of Toronto rather than "a city northeast of Toronto," and the line "hundreds of kilometres from any land border with the United States" is strange and perhaps disingenuous as google tells me that Niagara Falls is about 50 miles from Markham if that's the closest border crossing but there's a river there
And the ethnicity of one side is noted but not that of the other side
 
 
 
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August 4th, 2018, 5:11 pm

tagoma wrote:

that seems to be fake news. Some people may be talking about a boycott but...
No sign of 'Trump slump' tourist boycott, as more Canadians visit U.S.
More Canadians are visiting the US
In other words, Canadians can hold two thoughts in their minds: They may think Trump is awful, and they seem to appreciate the attractions and events Michigan has to offer.
But then there’s the steadily weakening loonie. “That will be the major factor,” Lorenz said.
 
 
 
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August 10th, 2018, 2:29 pm

another shooting in Canada
4 dead (including 2 cops) in Fredericton, NB. Suspect in custody
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August 17th, 2018, 8:37 am

there's an election in Quebec in October and there may be an upset because of the immigration crisis caused by this infamous tweet



Canada struggling with illegal border 'crisis' of its own ahead of crucial elections

However, even the Liberal government in the province declared earlier this summer that they, along with the province of Ontario, have “run out of room”.
The party is trailing in opinion polls to a nationalist opposition party known as the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), which has promised to slash even legal immigration by as much as 20%, and to force all new immigrants to learn French. Currently, most immigrants are given the option of learning either English or French. In an interview with the Montréal Gazette earlier this year, the party’s immigration spokeswoman Nathalie Roy accused the Liberal government of trying to “hide the problem [of immigration] under the carpet.”
 
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August 22nd, 2018, 10:25 am

Spokane residents launch campaign to blow smoke back to Canada
wild fires in BC are causing smoke to blow into Washington State
 
 
 
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September 3rd, 2018, 6:12 am

Churchill railway deal revitalizes hopes for northern port
the only thing I know about Churchill MB is that it's on a polar bear migration route (and they even have a polar bear jail)
 
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September 16th, 2018, 9:03 am

Canadians who smoke marijuana legally, or work or invest in the industry, will be barred from the U.S.: Customs and Border Protection official

it works both ways: if you've ever watched the canadian customs tv show ("Border Security Canada"), they've shown people entering Canada and declaring to Canadian customs that they have medical marijuana with a US prescription, and being placed under arrest
 
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September 16th, 2018, 10:06 am

ppauper wrote:
Canadians who smoke marijuana legally, or work or invest in the industry, will be barred from the U.S.: Customs and Border Protection official

it works both ways: if you've ever watched the canadian customs tv show ("Border Security Canada"), they've shown people entering Canada and declaring to Canadian customs that they have medical marijuana with a US prescription, and being placed under arrest


This is probably just random noise, but otherwise would belong in the “How the US sucks” thread.
 
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