You are being watched

From Canada.Com David Lyon is studying the ceiling in an Ottawa coffee shop, searching for hidden cameras. A leading figure in the fast-growing field of surveillance studies, the Queen's University sociologist is only too aware of the many ways we're all being watched. Closed-circuit TV cameras, like the ones likely concealed in the coffee shop ceiling, are among the most common. Since 9/11, their use has exploded worldwide. Britain now has Continue Reading

Canadian Military Latest To Undertake “Domestic Security” planning

From Prison Planet The Canadian military is reorganizing its priorities to suit a “post 9/11-world,” by creating reservist units for each area of the country that would be tasked with providing “domestic security,” and involve roles such as the mass internment of citizens in the event of a terrorist attack. “The Canadian military has embarked on a wide-ranging plan to turn its reserve soldiers into focused units trained and equipped to Continue Reading

Anglican diocese to defy ban, perform same-sex blessings

From National Post The Diocese of Ottawa has said it will perform same-sex blessings, becoming the first Canadian Anglican diocese to make such a move since a ban was imposed on the practice by the international church. The diocese said it is developing a liturgy and protocol for the rite and once they are created it will start performing the ceremonies for gay couples on a limited basis. But critics of same-sex blessings say those steps will Continue Reading

Where you’ve been on Net not private, judge rules

From National Post An Ontario Superior Court ruling could open the door to police routinely using Internet Protocol addresses to find out the names of people online, without any need for a search warrant. Justice Lynne Leitch found that there is "no reasonable expectation of privacy" in subscriber information kept by Internet service providers (ISPs), in a decision issued earlier this week. The decision is binding on lower courts in Continue Reading

How can one defend Gay Marriage and not Polygamy? Polygamists to use Gay Marriage as defense in trial

From MNSBC Canada's decision to legalize gay marriage has paved the way for polygamy to be legal as well, a defense lawyer said Wednesday as the two leaders of rival polygamous communities made their first court appearance. The case is the first to test Canada's polygamy laws. Winston Blackmore, 52, and James Oler, 44, are each accused of being married to more than one woman at a time. The charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in Continue Reading

Ontario University Workers Call for Ban on Israeli Professors

From Koinonia House ONTARIO UNIVERSITY WORKERS CALL FOR BAN ON ISRAELI PROFESSORS As Israel seeks to defend itself by destroying the ability of Hamas to shoot rockets at its towns, the world has come to the defense of the terrorists. Last week, a Canadian university workers union even proposed a boycott against Israeli academics as a way to protest Israel's bombings in the Gaza Strip. Since May 2006, The Canadian Union of Public Employees Continue Reading

The Bias Grows – Canadian Union Calls For Ban On Israeli Professor

From National Post Ontario's largest university workers union is proposing a ban on Israeli academics teaching in the province's universities, in a move that echoes previous attempts to boycott goods and services from the Jewish state. The resolution, proposed by CUPE's Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee, is in protest of a Dec. 29 bombing that damaged the Islamic University in Gaza. "In response to an appeal from the Continue Reading

67% of Canadians believe in angels

From Canada.Com A nationwide poll shows pragmatism sometimes takes a back seat to faith for fully two-thirds of adults in this country, with 67% of Canadians believing in angels. Of the 1,022 Canadians surveyed by Ipsos Reid, 37% said they believed with certainty, while 30% said they believed somewhat. Slightly more than three-quarters of respondents in each of Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Atlantic Canada said angels exist; 66% of Continue Reading

Gay Rights Activist Look To Shut Down Christian Publications In Canada

From World Net Daily A Christian publication already cleared by the Canadian Human Rights Commission on claims its reporting on issues involving homosexuality stem from "bigotry, discrimination and hate" will have to defend itself – again – from the same charges. Officials with Catholic Insight have confirmed homosexual activist Rob Wells, whose earlier allegations against the publication were rejected, has appealed to the Federal Court in Continue Reading

Canadian Evangelist’s ministry draws kudos and criticism in Florida

People say there's a modern-day Pool of Bethesda -- in Lakeland, Florida, of all places. Canadian evangelist Todd Bentley of Fresh Fire Ministries came to the small town of 90,000 people April 2 for a weeklong revival at the charismatic Ignited Church, and reports of miracles like those from Bethesda in Jesus' day began pouring out of Lakeland. Broken elbows heal. Hepatitis C disappears. Heart murmurs are no longer recognizable. Crippled Continue Reading