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Professors at Catholic University Outraged over Screening of Pro-Life Movie ‘Unplanned’

Dozens of professors at King’s University College in Ontario, Canada, are outraged over the screening of the pro-life film, Unplanned. The professors believe the screening of the pro-life film will hinder the Catholic school’s efforts to recruit “excellent” students. The school’s principal responded by stating that while professors “do not need to prescribe to the tenets of the Catholic Church,” the Campus Ministry is still allowed to share its belief that life begins at conception.

Huawei Exec’s Extradition Hearing Begins in Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar and added to tensions between China and the United States.

Senate Passes Trump’s USMCA Trade Deal by Overwhelming Margin

The Senate voted Thursday to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is slated to replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. The USMCA enjoyed broad bipartisan support in the Senate, passing by an 89 to 10 margin. The Senate has passed the modernized #USMCA trade deal. I was happy to be one of 89…

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Popeyes Gives ‘Family Feud Canada’ Contestant $10,000 Worth of Chicken After Hilarious Mistake

Many people have now seen the hilarious clip from “Family Feud Canada” that shows a contestant named Eve Dubois giving a hilarious answer to “Name Popeye’s favorite food.” Of course, anyone familiar with Popeye the Sailor would have one answer: Spinach. Dubois’ answer? “Chicken.” While that may not have been the top answer according to Family…

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Did Trudeau Just Say He Expects the US To Pay Families Who Lost Loved Ones to Iran’s Plane Attack?

It’s difficult to imagine the death of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and the subsequent shoot-down of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 ever being blamed on the president of the United States if the president of the United States wasn’t Donald Trump. Picture the situation in isolation, without any particulars: The United States makes a…

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Justin Trudeau Blames ‘Escalation’ for Iran Shooting Down Plane Full of Canadians

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a television interview on Monday that the Canadian citizens aboard Ukraine International Air Flight PS752, which was shot down by Iran shortly after takeoff from Tehran last Tuesday on the same night Iran launched missiles at two bases in Iraq, would still be alive if tensions had not escalated in the region.

Justin Trudeau Appears To Blame Trump, US for 57 Canadians Dying on Jet Iran Shot Down

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is blaming the United States, in part, for the deaths of 57 of his nation’s citizens after Iran shot down a passenger jet last week. “If there were no tensions, if there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families,” Trudeau…

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Iran Makes Arrests in Case of Downed Passenger Jet, But Still Points Finger at US

Iran is claiming that even though an Iranian pulled the trigger that led to the deaths of 176 people aboard a Ukrainian jetliner, President Donald Trump is guilty of the deed. “It was the U.S. that made for an agitated environment. It was the U.S. that created an unusual situation. It was the U.S. that…

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CEO Blaming Trump for Iran Shooting Down Plane Runs Company Responsible for 22 Customers’ Deaths

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran boiled over in recent weeks with tit-for-tat deadly strikes that targeted a U.S. base in Iraq, followed by strikes on an Iranian-backed and Hezbollah-linked Iraqi militia, which led to a fiery assault on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on New Year’s Eve. In response to the embassy attack, President…

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Iran Says Its Forces Shot Down Passenger Plane Due to Human Error

By Babak Dehghanpisheh

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it unintentionally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane killing 176 people on board due to human error, after initially denying it brought down the plane in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq.

Wednesday’s crash heightened international pressure on Iran after months of friction with the United States and tit-for-tat military strikes. Washington killed an Iranian general last week in Iraq, prompting Tehran to fire at U.S. targets.

The United States and Canada, which had 57 citizens on board, had blamed an Iranian action for bringing down the aircraft. Ottawa had told Iran that “the world is watching.”

On Twitter, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the armed forces investigation showed the downing of the Boeing 737-800 was the result of “human error at time of crisis caused by U.S. adventurism (that) led to disaster.”

An Iranian military statement, announcing that a missile had struck the plane and expressing condolences to the victims, said the plane had flown close to a sensitive military site belonging to the elite Revolutionary Guards.

It said responsible parties would be referred to a judicial department within the military and held accountable.

Mobile phone footage posted and circulated by ordinary Iranians on Twitter after the crash has indicated that it came down in a ball of flames.

Iran had said on Thursday it would download the information from voice and flight data recorders, known as black boxes, to determine what had happened, although it had said that the process could take one to two months.

Tehran said it could ask Russia, Canada, France or Ukraine for help in an effort that it said could take one or two years.

Many of the victims were Iranian with dual nationality.

Iran initially dismissed the accusations that a missile was to blame for the crash, calling such suggestions “psychological warfare”.

Grief-stricken Iranians and others have posted images related to the crash. One showed a child’s red shoe in the dirt. Another was a selfie of a mother and daughter in their seats, sent to a loved one just before takeoff.

“Why were any civilian airlines flying out of Tehran airport in those conditions?” a user named Shiva Balaghi wrote on Twitter.

Ukraine had been looking at various possible causes of the crash, including an attack by a Russian-made missile, a collision, an engine explosion or terrorism.

Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Edmund Blair and Clarence Fernandez

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Media Blames Trump for Deadly ‘Plane Crash’ in Iran

American journalists continue to behave erratically as they mourn the loss of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. The U.S. media establishment and the Democratic Party are currently going out of their way to blame President Donald Trump for the “plane crash” that killed 176 passengers aboard a Ukrainian International Airlines flight leaving Tehran.

On Thursday, after reports indicated that U.S. officials believed the Ukrainian plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile—perhaps due to incompetence rather than malice—a number of journalists seized on the news to suggest Trump was personally responsible for the tragic loss of life.

NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, in a series of since-deleted tweets, said the deaths were the result of “the crossfire” between Iran and the United States, a term that (falsely) suggests the U.S. military was actively firing at targets inside Iran. CNN analyst Susan Hennessey similarly mourned the loss of those “killed in the crossfire of reckless escalation.”

The Associated Press originally published a story late Thursday about the incident with the headline, “An Iranian general dies in U.S. attack, innocents suffer.” Although the headline has since been changed, the story goes out of its way to implicate Trump in the deaths of the victims, including at least 63 Canadian citizens.

The AP story noted that the Ukrainian jet lost contact with flight trackers 27 seconds before Trump tweeted, “All is well!” in reference to tensions with Iran. Additionally, the AP appeared to treat the general’s death as an isolated incident, while omitting the long history of Iranian-backed attacks on U.S. military and diplomatic personnel in the region, which prompted Trump to take action.

The AP interviewed a number of Canadians who viewed Trump as being personally responsible for the Iranian missile whoopsie. But the news outlet also published comments from Payman Parseyan, a prominent Iranian-Canadian who, unlike many in the U.S. media, has not completely lost his mind:

“It takes two to tango,” [Parseyan] said. “It’s not hard to see the downing as a result of the escalation between the two countries. However, Iran is responsible for its own military defense equipment. While it has the right to defend itself, as it should to protect its own people, it should also have the responsibility with that right to make sure their defensive systems aren’t targeting civilian aircraft.”

Meanwhile, some media outlets have been reluctant to describe the incident as anything other than a “plane crash.”

As they are wont to do, members of the media have responded to criticism of their coverage in hysterical fashion.

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Meghan Markle Returned to Canada After Quitting as Senior Royal

Meghan Markle has returned to Canada, leaving her husband Prince Harry in the UK to deal with the fallout of their bombshell announcement that the couple will be stepping back as senior members of the royal household to embark on a “progressive” new life.

Justin Trudeau Hints U.S. Could Be Partially Responsible for Downed Ukrainian Plane

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hinted on Thursday that the United States and Trump administration, specifically, could be partially responsible for the crashed Ukrainian plane that U.S. officials reportedly suspect an Iranian missile took down.