Trudeau a feminist? Prove it, Prime Minister

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By Candice Malcolm

(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada’s top feminist, once said the government should avoid using the term “barbaric” to describe cultural violence against women — including spousal abuse, female genital mutilation and so-called “honour killings”.

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Man convicted in Via Rail terror plot expands his appeal

Schizophrenic terrorist Chiheb Esseghaier is appealing his life sentence for masterminding a plot to derail Via Rail train because he was delusional when he received the harshest penalty in Canadian law, his court documents stated. “When I filed my original notice of appeal, I was very ill. I suffer from schizophrenia,” stated Esseghaier in documents filed at the Ontario Court of Appeal on Wednesday. (Toronto Sun) (Global) (National Post)

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Yazidi boy with family in Winnipeg recovering with his uncle in Iraq

New video of the Yazidi boy rescued from ISIS with family in Winnipeg, shows the boy recovering from his ordeal with his uncle in Iraq. Twelve-year-old Emad Tammo, along with his father and brother, were separated from the rest of their family in 2014, while they were in captivity, held by ISIS militants in Northern Iraq. Nofa Zaghla, the boy’s mother, along with four of his siblings were able to get free and sought asylum in Winnipeg. (Global) (CBC)

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No need to fear influx of refugees into Quebec, UN says

Given the proven track record of the province and country to accommodate newcomers into their global mix, including the most recent influx, Quebec need not fear an inundation, said Jean-Nicolas Beuze, the representative in Canada for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which works to settle those displaced by war, violence, disaster or persecution. In fact, both Canada and Quebec should bring in even more refugees, for their own benefit and for those in need of safe haven.  (Montreal Gazette)

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Liberals overhaul citizenship test: Barbaric cultural practices out, respecting Indigenous treaties in

Respecting treaties with Indigenous Peoples, paying taxes and filling out the census are listed as mandatory obligations of Canadian citizenship in a draft version of a new study guide for the citizenship exam. The working copy obtained by The Canadian Press suggests the federal government has completely overhauled the book used by prospective Canadians to prepare for the test. (National Post) (CTV)

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Candice Malcolm: Trump needs to take lead on dealing with Iran

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(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)

Donald Trump once said the nuclear deal with Iran, drafted and signed by the Obama Administration, was the “worst deal ever negotiated.” Trump vowed to “rip up” the deal as soon as he took office. 

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July 21, 2017: Looking Back

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Canadians are right to be angered by Justin Trudeau’s decision to reward Omar Khadr, a convicted and self-confessed terrorist, $10.5 million. 

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Scheer says anti-Khadr campaign in U.S. media is fair game as NDP cry hypocrisy

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer brushed off suggestions that his party's campaign denouncing the Trudeau government's apology and payout to Omar Khadr in the U.S. media will negatively impact upcoming NAFTA negotiations. The new Conservative leader suggested that if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was concerned about how the reported $10.5 million payout to Khadr would play south of the border, he should have handled it issue better.  (CBC)

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Candice Malcolm: We don’t hate Muslims, we condemn terrorists

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(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)

Most Canadians understand the difference between peaceful Muslims and the radicalized sub-section of Muslims who join violent jihad.

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Liberals say Conservatives’ Khadr campaign could impact NAFTA talks

Senior Liberals are suggesting the federal Conservatives’ cross-border campaign against the Trudeau government’s $10.5-million payout to Omar Khadr could affect trade talks with the Trump administration. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, both used social media to connect the Conservatives’ condemnation of the Khadr payment with the renegotiation of the North American free-trade agreement, set to start on Aug. 16 in Washington. The Conservatives, however, say any backlash in the United States resulting from the apology and settlement with Mr. Khadr, a former inmate at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is Mr. Trudeau’s responsibility. (Globe and Mail)

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