Canada Won’t Fund Abortion In Cases Of War Rape, Child Marriage

Canada accused me of plotting a coup in 1944 before I was born – Oremade

“The device manufacturers we work with bring a number of devices to market every year. We pick which devices to carry based on the needs of our customers and the decision not to carry this model was made several months ago.” Rogers currently carries the Blackberry Z10, Q10, and Q5, which the carrier said “can meet our customers’ demands for a BlackBerry device.” The company said “this is the way we’ve always done it,” pointing out that it declined to sell the BlackBerry Storm or the 9300. BlackBerry said the Z30 will instead be available in Canada on Bell, Telus , and MTS starting on Oct. 15. As noted by the Canadian Press, Rogers’s decision not to carry the Z30 has angered some who believe the carrier is abandoning BlackBerry in its time of need. “While some media reports have suggested that Rogers’ decision not to carry the device represents a change in our relationship with BlackBerry that’s simply not the case,” Rogers said. “We remain committed to BlackBerry and look forward to continuing to work together.” BlackBerry unveiled the Z30 in late September. As PCMag’s Sascha Segan described it , the Z30 is a “Galaxy S 4-sized maxi-Berry with a 5-inch screen, a bigger battery, and stereo speakers that runs the new BlackBerry OS 10.2.” Two days later, BlackBerry said it would drop two devices from its lineup for a total of four phones: two high-end devices and two entry-level devices in all-touch and QWERTY models. The Z30 will be the company’s high-tier smartphone, while BlackBerry will “re-tier” the Z10 so that it appeals to a more entry-level audience. More recently, however, BlackBerry announced plans to sell its business to a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, which will take the troubled phone maker private in a $4.7 billion deal. Cerberus Capital Management is also reportedly interested in the company, the Wall Street Journal said . Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 2:30 p.m.

At the time, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said none of the those dollars would go toward abortion services because there were enough other worthy initiatives to support. “We’ve been clear in Muskoka, so you can think the same logic will apply here,” Paradis told reporters after a speech Friday. “There are plenty of measures that can be taken and Muskoka demonstrated that and we’ll follow it in a consistent way with Muskoka.” That’s a change from comments made by the president of the Canadian International Development Agency in 2010. While Canada has never directly funded abortions, Margaret Biggs told a committee that the agency would continue to fund aid groups who might provide referrals for abortion services. CIDA was folded into the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade earlier this year. An upcoming report to the UN Security Council from Secretary General Ban-Ki moon is expected to recommend access to abortion services for pregnancies resulting from rape during conflict, according to the Global Justice Center in New York. Speech to UN Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird delivered a speech to the United Nations last week calling for more action on child and forced marriages. He also publicly backed a British initiative condemning sexual violence during conflict. Ottawa pledged $5 million in the spring to help victims of this kind of sexual violence. So far, nearly $1 million has gone to a family hotline in Afghanistan which refers victims to legal, medical and psychological help. Paradis said further details on how Canada will address both issues will be announced in due course. The British government explicitly said earlier this year that its development budget can be used to provide abortion care where allowed by national laws. “In conflict situations, where denying an abortion in accordance with national law would threaten the mother’s life or cause unbearable suffering, international humanitarian law principles may justify performing an abortion,” reads the statement by the U.K. Department for International Development. Abortion continues to be a topic of debate in the House of Commons, coming up periodically as Conservative MPs bring forward private member’s bills on the issue.

CANADA STOCKS-Energy shares pull TSX higher as Gulf storm lifts oil

With the shutdown dragging into a fourth day, investors watched closely as Republican members of the House of Representatives held their ground in a standoff with President Barack Obama. But the market appeared to shrug off fears that U.S. lawmakers will fail to resolve the budget crisis and prevent a debt default. “There’s a certain amount of fatigue from several days of losing trade,” said John Stephenson, senior vice president at First Asset Investment Management Inc, adding that investors expect a resolution soon. “Today the story is all about energy,” he said. “Investors are looking around and saying energy looks attractive.” Investors are starting to see value in Canadian energy stocks because of consistently performing large-cap names, attractive valuations, and a world that’s becoming more energy-dependent, Stephenson said. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index closed up 23.53 points, or 0.18 percent, at 12,758.65. Rick Hutcheon, president and chief operating officer at RKH Investments, said the TSX will tread water until the U.S. political stalemate is resolved but will make gains as the economy improves and commodity prices stabilize. “Everyone is sitting on their hands, waiting for Washington to make their move,” he said. “They’ll have their bickering and fighting, but ultimately they’ll come to an agreement.” Seven of the 10 main sectors on the index were higher.

It is a country that believes that your skin is not important to them. If you tell them that you are a Nigerian, then you are dead. They have a law for the black and brown. There is a law called 34 (1)B. If you are in the military, they dont want to see you. The Canadians do things with impunity. They dont want you to challenge their wrongdoing. They use blacks against blacks, browns against browns. If they dont like you as black man, they will frame you up and call you a terrorist. The moment your Canadian co-workers know that you know the job more than them, you are in trouble. There are many Nigerians in jail in Canada because of their skin colour.