MONTREAL: Jean Carriere aiming for political comeback in next federal election

JEAN CARRIÈRE, FORMER PQ CANDIDATE Credits: PIERRE-PAUL POULIN/QMI AGENCY

Controversial ex-PQ candidate aiming for political comeback in next federal election

1:39 pm, December 28th, 2014

SARAH-MAUDE LEFEBVRE | QMI AGENCY

MONTREAL – Jean Carriere, a former PQ candidate who found himself in the middle of a media maelstrom last April, is entering politics once again.

The candidate in Quebec’s provincial election for the Parti Quebecois was the centre of controversy over some of his Facebook postings. One featured a picture of a young, blonde woman with “F–k Islam” written on her back. In another post, Carriere expressed support for Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s extreme right-wing Front National.

When the posts circulated, Carriere was forced to step down as a candidate.

Carriere announced on Twitter his intention to run for the Bloc Quebecois in the riding of Argenteuil-La-Petite-Nation in the 2015 federal election. He says he is over the controversy and doesn’t hate Islam, though he maintains the right to question the religion.

“I’ve practiced Islam myself in the past,” he said. “It’s my opinion, a lot of inhumane actions have been done in its name. Even if it’s practiced by three billion people, few of them denounce these actions.”

He defends other social media posts he has made on the subject, such as claiming that Islam encourages bestiality and pedophilia.

“Why did I post that? Because there’s a certain amount of truth,” he said.

Toronto black community leaders say the African Canadian community needs its own children’s aid society

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Black children’s aid society needed, lawyers say

Toronto black community leaders say the African Canadian community needs its own children’s aid society

Black children’s aid society needed, lawyers say

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African Canadian Legal Clinic policy and research lawyer, Anthony N. Morgan, speaks to media during a news conference at the agency’s downtown Toronto offices, December 12, 2014. The ACLC was responding to a Toronto Star investigation into the disproportionate number of black kids in foster and group home care.
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The “alarming” numbers of black children in foster and group home care mean the African Canadian community needs its own children’s aid society, say leaders in Toronto’s black community.

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Rwandan genocide commander Desire Munyaneza

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Rwandan genocide commander 

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Desire Munyaneza led a Hutu militia during the genocide that saw more than 800,000 Tutsis slaughtered.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear the appeal of a man who was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Desire Munyaneza led a Hutu militia during the genocide that saw more than 800,000 Tutsis slaughtered.

He then fled the country, arriving in Canada in 1997, where RCMP got wind of his involvement in the genocide and launched an investigation.

He was living in Toronto when he was arrested in October 2005 and charged with seven counts under the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act.

Witnesses for the prosecution testified that as a militia commander, Munyaneza organized a large number of rapes and murders in the Butare region.

GTA: The Black Experience Project (BEP) launching groundbreaking research study on GTA’s black communities

The Black Experience Project in the GTA

The Environics Institute, in partnership with Ryerson’s Diversity Institutethe United Way of Greater Toronto, and the YMCA of Greater Toronto, is launching a groundbreaking research study focusing on the Black community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

The Black Experience Project

The purpose of The Black Experience Project (BEP) is to create the first-ever comprehensive understanding of the diverse communities that make up the region’s Black population through exploring the lived experiences and views that speak to individual and collective strengths, contributions, challenges, opportunities, capacity and resiliency.

VAUGHAN, ON. : Prince Imalenowa charged in fraud scheme

Police uncover mail fraud scheme

  • 3:40 pm, December 10th, 2014
KEVIN CONNOR | QMI AGENCY
VAUGHAN, Ontario – More than 60 people have been swindled out of thousands of dollars in a diverted mail delivery scheme, according to police.
Canada Post investigators alerted police that mail was going to a post office box instead of the intended recipients. Police believe a significant portion of the diverted mail contained credit cards.

York Regional Police and Canada Post said they were able to determine who was receiving the mail and executed a search warrant on Dec. 3 at a home in Vaughan, Ont., north of Toronto.

Police found cash, gift cards, pre-paid credit cards and fraudulently obtained goods.

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“The credit card companies are taking the losses, but the hardship for these people will be getting their credit rating repaired,” Const. Andy Pattenden said.

“Police would like to remind people as we approach the holiday season to take extra care to check your credit card statements and make sure all the purchases are correct,” Pattenden said.

“Keeping informed on what is on your credit report and credit score can help spot early signs of identity theft.”

Free services such as Equifax and TransUnion can track a person’s credit report, he said.

Pattenden also cautioned people about buying online discounted gift cards.

“If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is,” Pattenden said.

Prince Imalenowa, 35, of Vaughan has been charged with redirect mail, defraud the public under $5,000 and fraud over $5,000.

Canadian lenience in Nigerian scam: Chijioke Samuel Frank and Emmanuel Asuquo fraudsters asked to leave Canada

 BY HANNAH SPRAY, THE STARPHOENIX DECEMBER 9, 2014
 Two Nigerian men caught with numerous fake identity documents have one main condition to follow on their sentences: get out of Canada as soon as possible.

Chijioke Samuel Frank, 25, and Emmanuel Asuquo, 23, pleaded guilty Monday in Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench to possessing other people’s ID with the intent to commit fraud.