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Posts Tagged ‘Canada

Big Oil about to Third World the US and Canada?

April 23, 2012

Up until 1950, the United States was the world’s leading oil producer, the Saudi Arabia of its day. In that year, the U.S. produced approximately 270 million metric tons of oil, or about 55% of the world’s entire output. But with a postwar recovery then in full swing, the world needed a lot more energy […]

US Canada border deal fuels concerns in Canada

December 3, 2011

Armed U.S. police officers will for the first time be allowed to operate in Canada along with the RCMP as part of far-reaching changes in Canadian-American border operations to be unveiled next week by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama. The joint action plan will also break new ground by introducing exit-entry records […]

Why does the U.S. refuse to probe Bush era torture?

August 20, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case of a Canadian man who contends that U.S. authorities mistook him for an al Qaeda operative and shipped him to a secret prison in Syria, where he was beaten with electrical cables and held in a grave-like cell for 10 months. And this despite the fact […]

Remembering Poppy Day, November 11

November 11, 2009

Known as Veteran’s Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day in Canada, and in the UK, more fittingly called Poppy Day, it was inaugurated in 1918 to mark the end of the World War 1. Today, in 2009, the significance of the poppy has taken on a dual meaning. The original is derived from the haunting […]

U.S. Govt officials purposely torture and enjoy full immunity

November 5, 2009

Maher Arar is both a Canadian and Syrian citizen of Syrian descent.  A telecommunications engineer and graduate of Montreal’s McGill University, he has lived in Canada since he’s 17 years old.  In 2002, he was returning home to Canada from vacation when, on a stopover at JFK Airport, he was (a) detained by U.S. officials, (b) accused […]