A recent discovery of art believed to have been created by a German soldier interned at Fort Henry more than 100 years ago is on its way to Canada’s National Museum of History. The piece is a 12-by-7.5-inch horizontal wood-carved frame with a painting of an Indigenous person in the centre smoking a peace pipe with the words Fort Henry and Canada carved on each side, with two oval openings for black-and-white photographs of a well-dressed man and woman in each opening. Luciuk, who has done extensive research into First World War internment camps for several years, said internees arrived at Fort Henry in August 1914 shortly after the war started, and the camp closed in early November 2017, one year before the war ended.
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For the new season, which begins on Jan. 13, teams will play in the Scotia NHL North Division, Honda NHL West Division, Discover NHL Central Division and the MassMutual NHL East Division, the league said in a news release. The NHL did not say whether having corporate sponsorships for divisions would be the new normal or simply a one-year-only campaign, but some marketing experts believe they are here to stay. “While some fans may protest the over-commercialization of the league, the majority understand the importance of finding new revenue streams, especially now,” Bob Dorfman, a sports marketing expert at Baker Street Advertising in San Francisco, told Reuters.
On this past International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I reread a bit of Bertrand Russell. In 1933, dismayed at the Nazification of Germany, the philosopher wrote “The Triumph of Stupidity,” attributing the rise of Adolf Hitler to the organized fervor of stupid and brutal people—two qualities, he noted, that “usually go together.” He went on to make one of his most famous observations, that the “fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
President Donald Trump has come out on top as Americans’ most-admired man for 2020, according to Gallup’s annual survey, ending former President Barack Obama’s 12-year run with the title. 18 percent of the U.S. adults surveyed named Trump when asked which man “living anywhere in the world they admire most,” while 15 percent named Obama. President-elect Joe Biden was third.
Trudeau’s objectives aren’t that malign and Canadian democracy would not permit an unconstitutional power grab. However, he did his best to avoid parliamentary accountability to an extent almost unprecedented in Canadian history. That it was accompanied by earnest appeals to progressive ideals and the defence of necessity does not detract from how seriously he breached the norms of responsible government and the Westminster tradition, dating back to the first Canadian provinces in 1848.
Amidst all the Christmas preparations, the excitement over vaccines and other general noise, Canadians likely didn’t notice the lump of coal Justin Trudeau left in their stockings. Yet there it is, all wrapped up in the Dec. 19 edition of the Canada Gazette telling us all that we will be paying more to heat our homes and drive our cars in the future.
Trudeau says government will ‘absolutely’ return to budget balance, lower temporary COVID-19 spending
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will “absolutely” return the budget to balance following the COVID-19 pandemic, saying temporary spending measures will eventually be wound down. In a wide-ranging year-end interview with CTV’s Evan Solomon that aired Sunday, Trudeau was adamant that current levels of pandemic relief would not become a permanent expense for taxpayers.
Two women in Burlington who make vegan cupcakes and donate to all the right charities have become the latest victims of cancel culture, having a contract for a second cookbook terminated. Their crime? Some people called them racist on social media and that was enough for uber-woke publishing giant Penguin Random House to cancel their upcoming book on cupcakes and good living.
Tait was in New York in April and May, but came back to Canada in June, and then returned to the U.S. in mid-November. She quarantined upon arrival in Canada. “She did not receive any special exemption from the government for her travel and continues to follow all government quarantine requirements,” said Mar’s email. Tait did not respond to requests for comment from Canadaland. She was appointed to head the CBC in July 2018.
Deltell said he saw no reason not to keep the rules in place. “We don’t know what the future will be with the pandemic so more than ever, we need to have a stable situation for parliamentarians.” Deltell said committees may want to come back during the break to examine urgent issues and by refusing to agree to an extension of the rules, the Liberals were preventing that from happening.