Fred Litwin and Salim Mansur “concerned” with those in Canada “foolishly or mistakenly inviting Gavin Boby” to build support for anti-Islamist activism

Mistaking Islamism for Islam
Too many who oppose fanaticism end up supporting the Islamist view that Muslims cannot be moderate, write Fred Litwin and Salim Mansur.

By Fred Litwin and Salim Mansur, Ottawa January 28, 2013

Unfortunately, there are non-Muslim organizations in the West that believe they are opposing Islamists but who have misguidedly turned to making all Muslims and Islam their enemies.
We are daily inundated with news of horrors from the Arab-Muslim world to the extent that for many in the West Islam as a venerable faith-tradition can no longer be distinguished from the organized terror and violence of radical Muslims, or Islamists.

There is something gone terribly wrong in the world of Islam, and setting aside political correctness there is the urgent need to publicly identify and discuss the evil of Islamism masquerading as a religion. Continue reading

Gavin Boby in Canada

Mosques, Gavin Boby, and Sam Solomon
Posted on January 14, 2013 by Eeyore
Gavin is coming to speak in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto soon. I have republished part of the ‘Act for Canada’ press release once already but will do so a few times more before the events begin.
One of the most important questions that should be asked by anyone, people on the side of the preservation of liberal democracy for example, (hopefully all of us at Vlad) is,

‘Why should we stop the construction of mosques’?

While Gavin answers this well in his Australian speech, I thought this might be a good time to republish one of my first interviews. June 2010 with Sam Solomon in Ottawa right before he spoke at the International Free Press Society/Free Thinking Films event with Bat Ye’or and David G Littman (RIP) Continue reading

Boglarka Kincses to be deported to Romania as Ottawa deemed her medically ineligible

Mother, disabled daughter face deportation

CBC News Posted: Jan 28, 2013 2:57 PM CST  Last Updated: Jan 28, 2013 6:14 PM CST 

Reka Kincses and her daugher Boglarka face deportation to Romania because the federal government says the medical costs for the 22-year-old are excessive.Reka Kincses and her daugher Boglarka face deportation to Romania because the federal government says the medical costs for the 22-year-old are excessive. (CBC)
Legal efforts are underway to stop a mother and her disabled daughter in Saskatoon from being deported to Romania Wednesday.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada wants to send the women back to the country because the 22-year-old daughter is deemed to be medically ineligible.

Boglarka Kincses has cerebral palsy and Ottawa says she places an excessive demand on the country’s health care and social systems. Continue reading

Alberta to allow Sikhs to wear religious dagger in court

Sikh wearing kirpan banned from Calgary court in 2008

The Canadian Press

Posted: Jan 28, 2013 12:56 PM MT

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2013 12:54 PM MT

Alberta has come up with a policy to allow Sikhs to wear a ceremonial religious dagger called a kirpan in courthouses.

Under the Justice Department policy, a person must tell security officers they have a kirpan and wear it in a sheath, under clothing.

The blade of the kirpan can be no longer than 10 centimetres.

(…) Continue reading

Montreal: Philippines-born artist Lani Maestro receives 2012 Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award


WAYNE GLOWACKI/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Manila-born artist Lani Maestro with her neon installation at Plug In ICA.

Philippines-born artist wins prestigious Canadian award
November 25, 2012

Visual artist Lani Maestro.

Montreal artist Lani Maestro, born and raised in the Philippines, received the 2012 Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation, Nov. 19, 2012. The prestigious award is a $25,000 prize for outstanding achievement by a Canadian artist. The awards ceremony, followed by a reception, took place at the Bourgie Hall at the Musee des beaux-arts in Montreal. Continue reading

Canada remains committed to its 2009 and 2010 pledges to resettle up to 20,000 Iraqi refugees

5,000 mostly Iranian and Iraqi refugees to resettle in Canada
January 16, 2013

Minister Jason Kenney and Parliamentary Secretary Bob Dechert at a refugee camp in Turkey on Jan. 14, 2013.

Canada will resettle up to 5,000 refugees currently in Turkey by 2018, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced during his current visit to Turkey. Continue reading

Ontario: Harinder Takhar makes final pitch for Premier’s job

Harinder Takhar resigned as government services minister on Thursday and announced his intention to join the race to replace Premier Dalton McGuinty.

Torstar Network
Jan 26, 2013 – 10:29 AM
Harinder Takhar makes final pitch: ‘Ontario can do better for everyone’

(…) Liberal leadership candidate Harinder Takhar made his final pitch for the Premier’s job today with an acknowledgement he’s not a household name in Ontario.
“Who is this guy? What is he all about?” Takhar asked rhetorically as he took the stage at Maple Leaf Gardens for his speech to about 2,200 convention delegates in Toronto this weekend to choose a successor to Dalton McGuinty. Continue reading

Peel Public Health suggests immigrants’ health deteriorates following Western diet and couch-potato lifestyle


A new report by Peel Public Health suggests the more ‘Canadian’ immigrants become the less healthy they are.

Peter Criscione
Jan 24, 2013 – 9:13 AM

Immigration can be bad for your health: Public Health

A new report by Peel Public Health suggests the more ‘Canadian’ immigrants become the less healthy they are.
“The longer people stay in Canada the more unhealthy they become,” said Dr. Eileen de Villa, Associate Medical Officer of Health. “
Titled Destination Peel, the report tracks personal behaviours and “other determinates of health” such as socio-economic factors of recent Canadian immigrants in Peel.
The study reveals immigrants are generally healthier than the Canadian-born population when they first arrive. Continue reading

Kenney’s solution for Canada’s future: Brain drain from poor countries


Kibera (Kenya) street scene. Would this be an  entrepreneur fit for Canadian permanent residency?

Immigration Canada to lure foreign entrepreneurs with prize of permanent residency
Published on Thursday January 24, 2013

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney hopes a new entrepreneur program will make “Canada the destination of choice for the world’s best and brightest to launch their companies.”
Nicholas Keung
Immigration Reporter

Ottawa hopes to lure innovative entrepreneurs from abroad to Canada by offering them permanent residency.

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Thursday the move will put Canada ahead of its competitors, such as Australia, the United Kingdom and United States, where entrepreneurs are offered only temporary residency, and their ultimate status hinges on business success. Continue reading

FBI offers 5 mil. to capture Tunisian residents of Quebec Abderraouf Jdey and Faker Boussora


Abderraouf Jdey. (


Le FBI offre 5 millions pour la tête de deux djihadistes «québécois»

Faker Boussora. (

Par Normand Lester | La chronique de Normand Lester – mer. 23 janv. 2013

Vous n’avez sans doute jamais entendu parler d’Abderraouf Jdey et de Faker Boussora. Ce sont deux Québécois d’origine tunisienne dont la tête est mise à prix (pour 5 millions de dollars) par le gouvernement des États-Unis dans son programme de lutte contre le terrorisme.

Les deux islamistes fanatiques sont arrivés à Montréal au début des années 90. Ils ont sans difficulté obtenu le statut de réfugié politique. Devenus citoyens canadiens, ils ont pu voyager facilement à travers le monde pour participer à diverses opérations djihadistes. Continue reading