Los Angeles cocaine bust creates Canada-US cops row
On Sept. 7, 2012 US Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided an apartment in North Hollywood. They seized 15 kg. of cocaine and $2.5 million cash. Subsequently, a Quebec police inspector phoned the US embassy in Ottawa demanding the cash back.
Canadian Minister Mined Data To Target Email To Gay Voters
An anonymous reader writes "Has Immigration Minister Jason Kenney been emailing you? Maybe it's because you're gay. The minister sent out an email on Sept 24 lauding the government's efforts to protect and promote queer rights abroad. It highlights the 'emphasis . . . on gay and lesbian refugee protection, which is without precedent in Canada's immigration history.' The Ottawa Citizen's Glen McGregor broke the story, complete with reaction over the 'creepy' letter. For many who received an email from Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney about gay refugees on Friday, the message raised one important question: How did he know I'm gay? The Conservatives have targeted written messages at minority communities in the past, most notably using direct mail lists to send out greetings to Jewish voters on religious holidays. Some recipients were alarmed by the prospect of the government assembling lists based on ethnicity or religious beliefs. Surely creating such a list will become easier ...
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Analysis: Canada may have cut ties with Iran to avoid retaliation
DUBAI/OTTAWA, Sept 10 - Canada's surprise decision to sever relations with Iran may well have been triggered by Ottawa's fear of retaliation for stepping up its denunciations of Tehran and a parallel move to list Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism.
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Reuters