True North Initiative News Scan 11 17 2017

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While Western nations mark their ISIS fighters for death, Canada offers 'reintegration support'

Even the interviewer seemed surprised at the answer Rory Stewart, the U.K. minister of international development, gave about how Britain should deal with citizens who chose to join Islamic State. "I'm afraid we have to be serious about the fact these people are a serious danger to us, and unfortunately the only way of dealing with them will be, in almost every case, to kill them," Stewart told BBC Radio's John Pienaar last month. Stewart, a former diplomat, continued: "These are people who are executing people … who have held women and children hostage, who are torturing and murdering, trying, by violence, to impose their will. Our response has to be, when somebody does that, I'm afraid, to deal with that." (CBC)

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Sen. Frum stands tall against Iran's apologists

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(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)

By: Candice Malcolm

The Islamic Republic of Iran is, without a doubt, a malign regime. If you think that’s a controversial statement, consider the following facts.

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True North Initiative News Scan 11 16 2017

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Sen. Frum stands tall against Iran's apologists

The Islamic Republic of Iran is, without a doubt, a malign regime. If you think that’s a controversial statement, consider the following facts. Iran is the number one state sponsor of terrorism in the world, directly funding jihadist organizations, including Hezbollah, Hamas and the Taliban. Iran has had its hand in deadly terrorist attacks against civilians, including the bombing of a Jewish community centre in Argentina in 1994, that killed 86 people. (Toronto Sun)

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True North Initiative News Scan 11 15 2017

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Canada Welcomes Migrants From U.S. As Trump Enforces Immigration Law

Canadian officials told the Washington Post that they expect more U.S.-based migrants to seek homes in Canada because U.S. officials are promising to enforce the temporary residency rules within the huge “Temporary Protected Status” program. Under that program, the United State has hosted almost 400,000 people from Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador and various other countries. The migrants’ 18-month stays have repeatedly been extended since 1999 by officials working for President George W. Bush and Barack Obama, but are now being wrapped up by Trump’s deputies. (Breitbart)

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True North Initiative News Scan 11 14 2017

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GTA's secret world of polygamy

"I cried for six days straight. Lost my appetite, ignored the kids, even had to start taking antidepressants," said Rigby, 35. "What I couldn't understand was how such a thing could happen in Toronto, my hometown, where polygamy is supposed to be illegal." It was easy. He simply found an imam willing to break a Canadian law, in exchange for upholding an Islamic one. "Polygamy is happening in Toronto; it's not common, but it's happening," said Hindy, imam at Salahuddin Islamic Centre. Hindy, hardly a stranger to controversy, is well known for his friendship with the family of Omar Khadr, the young Canadian detainee at Guantanamo Bay, and his outspoken views on the implementation of Islamic law. In the past five years, Hindy said he has officiated or "blessed" more than 30 polygamous marriages; the most recent was two months ago. Even some imams in the GTA have second wives, he added. (Toronto Star)

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True North Initiative News Scan 11 13 2017

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Canada deporting fewer people for terrorism, war crimes, crime

A Jordanian citizen, Othman Hamdan worked construction in northern B.C. and, in his spare time, ran social media accounts that supported the so-called Islamic State and celebrated terrorist attacks in Canada. A hearing to decide whether Hamdan should be deported is planned but figures obtained by Global News show the government has been removing far fewer foreign nationals who pose security and criminal risks than it used to. The number of foreign citizens deported for security, crime, organized crime and international human rights abuses has dropped by about a third since 2014, according to Canada Border Services Agency figures. (Global)

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Civic gratitude guides our society, brings us together

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(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)

By: Candice Malcolm

It was called “the war to end all wars,” and even today, it’s difficult to grasp the rationale and various missteps that led to the great war of empires.

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True North Initiative News Scan 11 10 2017

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Liberals stripped citizenship at a record pace, new docs reveal

The Trudeau government continued to strip citizenship from dual citizens at a record pace until the day a federal court ruled that it was unconstitutional, Postmedia has learned. A new federal document reveals that the government stripped citizenship from 78 people between November 2016 and May 2017, pushing the total number of revoked citizenships under Trudeau’s watch to over 250. This represents a drastic increase in the number of revocations compared to former prime minister Stephen Harper, whose government stripped citizenship from 65 people during its nine-year tenure. (Toronto Sun) (Canoe)

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Canadians leery of mass immigration

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(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)

By: Candice Malcolm

The Trudeau government introduced its 2018 immigration plan last week, and we were told the Liberals were ushering in “the most ambitious immigration levels in recent history.”

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Liberals stripped citizenship at a record pace, new docs reveal

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(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)

By: Candice Malcolm

The Trudeau government continued to strip citizenship from dual citizens at a record pace until the day a federal court ruled that it was unconstitutional, the Sun has learned.

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