True North Initiative News Scan 01 19 2018

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Haitians Flow Into Canada From The U.S. Amid Renewed Deportation Fears

More than 18,000 people filed asylum claims in Canada last year, with up to 250 people per day entering the country at one point last summer. Since then those numbers have dwindled, but the Trump administration's decision to rescind temporary protected status for nearly 60,000 Haitians in November has prompted a new surge of asylum seekers in Canada. (NPR)

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True North Initiative News Scan 01 18 2018

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Minister uses profanity as he criticizes companies' excuses not to hire diverse leaders

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains used profanity as he criticized the lack of diversity in corporate leadership positions to a group of Windsor, Ont., law students on Wednesday. "One of the issues I hear from people is 'Well, we just don't have the people. We don't have the talent. We don't have the women. We don't have the diversity in our corporation. We would love to promote diversity but we just can't find the people,'" Bains told the group of about 100 people at the University of Windsor.  "That's a bunch of bullshit." (CBC)

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Stay vigilant about Sharia in Canada

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(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)

By: Candice Malcolm

Jihadist terrorists seek to destabilize our society through acts of war; meanwhile non-violent Islamists — driven by the same dogmatic ideology — work to quietly advance their cause and spread the doctrine of political Islam across the West. 

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True North Initiative News Scan 01 17 2018

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Justin Trudeau Says 2015's Sunny Promises Will Take Canada Through 2018's Storms

Justin Trudeau sees dark clouds on the political horizon: severe weather and income inequality begetting forced migration and a growing strain to feed the dispossessed, as well as the ever-present threats of terrorism and nuclear annihilation. But halfway through his mandate, the prime minister remains steadfastly confident that the agenda that won him power in 2015 — his "progressive approach" to global affairs, income disparity, globalization angst and populism — will be enough to carry Canadians to a brighter future. (Huffington Post)

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True North Initiative News Scan 01 16 2018

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Reported hijab attack on 11-year-old girl 'did not happen,' Toronto police say

An 11-year-old girl's report last week that a man tried to cut off her hijab as she walked to school didn't occur, Toronto police said Monday. "After a detailed investigation, police have determined that the events described in the original news release did not happen," police said. "The investigation is concluded." The girl reported Friday that a man attempted twice to cut off her hijab as she walked to school with her younger brother. Police said last week that the alleged attack was being investigated as a possible hate crime. (CBC) (Global)

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Canada needs a better approach to dismantling Islamist networks

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(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)

By: Candice Malcolm

Returned ISIS fighters join the ranks of a hidden class of enemy citizens secretly embedded in our society. These radical agents have built their own infrastructure, and use our openness and freedom to wage war against us.

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True North Initiative News Scan 01 15 2018

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Trudeau defends Joshua Boyle photo-op, has ‘no memories’ of meeting Boyle in 2006

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending his decision to meet with Joshua Boyle, the former hostage now facing 15 criminal charges related to incidents that allegedly took place after his rescue from Pakistan. Boyle, who along with his wife and three children was rescued from the clutches of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network last fall, is facing charges ranging from assault and sexual assault to forcing an individual to ingest a noxious substance. (Global)

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True North Initiative News Scan 01 12 2018

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From Nazi women and Khadrs to Star Wars and torture: A look at Joshua Boyle's vast Wikipedia edits

An examination of the 62,267 changes and additions Joshua Boyle made to Wikipedia before he and his wife were held captive in Afghanistan and his recent arrest on more than a dozen criminal charges reveals persistent activity on terrorism, Nazi women, torture devices, snipers and sex acts including bondage. Boyle did extensive, perhaps obsessive, work as an avid unpaid contributor to the public-source online encyclopedia on a wide variety of subjects, spending several hours almost every day adding and deleting inform­­ation and arguing with other editors for years. (National Post)

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Tackling the underlying jihadist ideology is the real battle

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(This column originally appeared in Toronto Sun)

By: Candice Malcolm

Returned ISIS militants pose a unique threat to the West — one than runs deeper than the daily threat of yet another deadly terrorist attack.

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True North Initiative News Scan 01 11 2018

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After Trump’s TPS decision, Canada tells Salvadorans: Please don’t come here

When the Trump administration banned  immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries a year ago, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent out an unambiguous tweet about Canada's stance on refugees and asylum seekers. “To those fleeing persecution, terror and war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength,” Trudeau wrote Jan. 28. But when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced this week that it was withdrawing temporary protected status, or TPS, for 200,000 Salvadorans, giving them 18 months to sort out their immigration status permanently or face deportation, the reaction from the Canadian government was more muted. (Washington Post) (National Post)

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