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11 Aug, 2015

Canada takes refugees

Moves Country

Prime Minister Harper pledges Canada will take an additional 10,000 refugees from Iraq and Syria over the next four years if the Conservative government is re-elected in October. Canada has already settled roughly 20,000 Iraqi refugees and 2,500 Syrians. The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada website shows it finalized 19,900 refugee claims from all countries in 2014. Harper:

We must stop ISIS

13 Aug, 2011

Canada imposes sanctions

Canada imposes sanctions on Syria in reaction to the ongoing government crackdown on pro-democracy activists. Foreign Affairs Minister Baird says four more senior officials of Assad’s regime are banned from travelling to Canada. In addition, the assets of the Commercial Bank of Syria and telecom company SyriaTel are frozen, and Canadians are prohibited from making transactions with these companies.

To isolate the Assad regime, Canada is taking measures to extend its existing sanctions against the regime and its backers. The Assad regime has lost all legitimacy by killing Syrian men, women and children just to stay in power. This campaign of terror must stop.

15 Jul, 2015

Canada ‘Most Admired’ country

Makes Statement

Canada is the “most admired” country with the “best reputation” in the world, according to the 2015 annual report released by the Reputation Institute based on a variety of environmental, political, and economic factors. Institute:

We all love Canada because of several things. Overall, Canada is a country that can offer something good in all different aspects.

24 Feb, 2015

Denied entrance to Canada

Brown is denied entrance to Canada where he has sold out shows in Montreal and Toronto. The exact reason for Brown’s entry ban is not known. Brown tweets, but later deletes comments regarding the ban.

Unfortunately I will not be able to perform in front of sold out crowds in Montreal & Toronto. The good people of the Canadian government wouldn’t allow me entry. I’ll be back this summer and will hopefully see all my Canadian fans!

A spokesman for the Canada Border Services Agency:

Several factors are used in determining admissibility into Canada, including involvement in criminal activity, in human rights violations, in organized crime, security, health or financial reasons.

1 Mar, 2015

Elle Canada cover

Magazine Cover

Bosworth appears on the cover of Elle Canada.

People talk about the transition that happens for child actors. There’s another transition that happens just around 30. I’m most excited about my career now because I can take what I’ve experienced and translate that into these.

1 Nov, 2006

Out Canada cover

Magazine Cover

Dornan appears on the cover of the November 2006 issue of Out Canada magazine. He talks about Chekhov and being eye candy.

I just love the attention! I don’t really mind where it comes from.

20 Feb, 1977

Gail Kim born in Ontario, Canada


Kim is born in Ontario, Canada. She develops an early interest in professional wrestling.

You always have to believe that you are going to make it. When I first made up my mind that I was going to become a female professional wrestler the one thought I always had was not if, but when, I would make it.

15 Dec, 1979

Eric Young born in Ontario, Canada


Young (Jeremy Fritz) is born in Ontario, Canada. He develops an interest in professional wrestling as a young man.

I don’t remember whole matches from 20 years ago, but I remember moments from matches. I remember where I was and who I was with and how it made me feel.

1 Jan, 1977

Bobby Roode born in Ontario, Canada


Roode (Robert Roode Jr.) is born in Ontario, Canada. He becomes a fan of WWE wrestling at a young age.

Being from a smaller town in Ontario, Canada, I was limited to only WWF stuff. It was on every weekend about 4 or 5 times a day, and I lived and breathed for Saturday Night’s Main Event.

13 Sep, 1981

Angelina Love born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Love (Lauren Williams) is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She discovers wrestling as a young girl and becomes a fan of Shawn Michaels.

I’d say Shawn (Michaels) is my all-time favorite wrestler. I don’t think I’d have gotten into wrestling if not for watching him when I was young.

17 Apr, 1954

Roddy Piper born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


Piper (Roderick George Toombs) is born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada despite being billed from Glasgow, Scotland during his career. After a dispute with his father, Piper leaves home and stays in youth hostels and works odd jobs. He begins playing bagpipes as a young man. He makes his professional wrestling debut at age 15, playing his own entrance music on his bagpipe. The announcer calls him Roddy the Piper which later sticks as his ring name, Roddy Piper.

30 Oct, 1973

Edge born in Ontario, Canada


Edge (Adam Copeland) is born in Calgary, Canada. He grows up in a small, single parent household with his mother. He develops an interest in professional wrestling at a young age. After winning an essay writing contest, he receives free training by Sweet Daddy Siki and Ron Hutchinson.

2 Jul, 1957

Bret Hart born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Hart is born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is the eighth child of professional wrestling legend Stu Hart. After pursuing amateur wrestling in high school and at Mount Royal College, he decided to follow in his family’s footsteps and become a professional wrestler. He trains with his father and brothers at the Hart Family Dungeon.

11 Jul, 1980

Tyson Kidd born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Kidd (Theodore James Wilson) is born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. After developing an interest in professional wrestling as a young man, he decides to pursue it and enters the Hart Family Dungeon training school. He makes his professional wrestling debut for Stampede Wrestling at age fifteen,

27 May, 1982

Natalya born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Neidhart is born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He father is WWE legend Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. Due to her family’s heavy involvement in the world of professional wrestling, she decides to pursue the sport as a career. She becomes the first woman to graduate wrestling school from the Hart Family Dungeon to begin her career.

1 Dec, 2014

Elle Canada cover

Magazine Cover

hilary-duff-opens-up-on-media-attention-towards-mike-comrie-split (1)Duff appears on the cover of the December 2014 issue of Elle Canada magazine. She talks about her album, the media attention over her break up, and her show Younger.

I didn’t really mean to. My agent called me and was like, ‘I have a really good show; it’s a Darren Star show and he wants you for it.’ I said: ‘I can’t do that right now. I have Luca, and I definitely can’t move to New York.’ She told me to just read it. It was really, really good…. I either take a break or just slam myself full throttle, so here I am shooting the show and making a record at the same time again.

1 Nov, 2014

Canada suspends visas

Canada becomes the second developed nation after Australia to close off immigration channels to people from the three Ebola-affected west African countries. Work on permanent-resident applications is also suspended. An immigration ministry spokesman says the measures are different from Australia’s.

We have instituted a pause, but there is room for discretion if we can be assured that someone is not infected with Ebola.

Oct 2014

Filming in Canada

The Revenant is due to begin filming in Alberta and British Columbia. Industry source:

It’s anticipated a shooting schedule in the October to March range. Eighty days of shooting.

1 Sep, 2014

Elle Canada cover

Magazine Cover

8h6je49sfcfz6hefWasikowska appears on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Elle Canada magazine. She talks about getting followed by paparazzi, advice she’d give to her 15 year old self, and why she wanted to be an actress.

I think all actors experience a certain amount of discomfort within themselves. I’m more comfortable in myself now, but as a teenager, I felt so much more secure in somebody else’s clothes than I did in my own. I got the chance to express all these emotions that otherwise were very difficult to express, like anger and rage and sadness.

5 Sep, 2014

Canada to send advisors to Iraq

A report says Canada is planning to send dozens of military personnel to Iraq, with the Canadian Forces soldiers expected to perform advisory roles from Baghdad without being involved in fighting in the field. The move is expected to be a Canadian initiative, not part of a wider NATO mission.

9 Sep, 1975

Michael Buble born in Burnaby, BC, Canada

Buble child

Michael Steven Buble is born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.  His parents are Lewis and Amber Buble.  He has two younger sisters, Crystal and Brandee.  His grandfather, Demetrio Santanga, introduces him to music, such as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, at a young age.

I wanted to be a singer and I knew this was the music that I wanted to sing.

1 Mar, 1994

Justin Bieber born in London, Ontario, Canada


Justin-Bieber-when-he-was-a-baby-justin-drew-bieber-is-the-best-3-35532474-227-222Justin Drew Bieber is born in London, Canada to Pattie Mallette and Jeremy Bieber. Bieber grows up in Stratford as an only child without the presence of his biological father. He wins second place in a local talent competition and at twelve years of age begins to post videos of himself singing on Youtube. Bieber explains that he was interested in music at a young age:

I was basically banging on everything I could get my hands on.

26 Jul, 2018

Attar: McGregor is ‘in shape, ready to go’

Makes Statement

Attar gives a statement after McGregor leaves court, having pled guilty to disorderly conduct.

Now that this is passed us, we can focus on things that have been on hold for some time. Conor’s been training. He’s in shape. He’s ready to go. Now it’s just about getting back to business and we hope to have some news to announce very soon.


McGregor pleads guilty, avoids jail


McGregor pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in a deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time from his assault on a bus in April 2018. McGregor had faced charges of included menacing, assault resulting in injury, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief. As part of his deal he is required to undergo anger management treatment. McGregor was also required to pay full restitution to the bus company, which he has already fulfilled. The plea will not affect his US work visa.

I just want to say I’m thankful to the DA [District Attorney] and the judge for allowing me to move forward. I want to say to my friends, my family, my fans: thank you for the support.

Conor McGregor Releases Statement After UFC 223 Bus Attack Sentencing – MMA Fighting

5 Oct, 2017

Conor McGregor ‘Notorious’ movie release date set


A documentary about the life and rise of McGregor will be released in cinemas in the U.K and Ireland on November 1. The film follows McGregor from his life on the dole in Ireland, right up to the historic boxing match with Floyd Mayweather in August. McGregor fans in the America and Canada will have to wait until November 8 to watch the film, which will be out in New Zealand and Australia on November 9.

Filmed over the course of 4 years, Notorious is the exclusive, all-access account of Conor’s meteoric rise from claiming benefits and living in his parents’ spare room in Dublin to claiming multiple championship UFC belts and seven-figure pay-packets in Las Vegas. Featuring unprecedented access, never before seen moments and explosive fight footage, this is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at a sporting icon and his spectacular rise from the bottom to the very top.

14 Aug, 2017

Alvarez: ‘You’re a fool if you don’t think Conor can put Floyd away’

Makes Statement

Alvarez says not to underestimate McGregor.

I think a lot of boxing fans are looking at Conor as if he’s never, ever boxed. Even the way they’re talking seems that they’re writing him off like he never boxed. He boxed, he understands boxing. I just think his chance is going to happen within the first four rounds. And Conor can. I think you’re a fool if you don’t think Conor can put Floyd away. I think he can. I think he can land a punch and put Floyd away…I think if it goes past the fourth round and gets in the fifth, sixth, seventh where it can become a technical boxing match, I think it could look look one sided. Floyd’s the king of that, he’s the king of swimming and not getting wet. He can punch and not get hit. So I think if it goes further past five, six, seven, eight he could win by TKO. But I think before that time, that’s where Conor’s time is — in the first four rounds.

12 Jul, 2017

McGregor, Mayweather trade insults at Toronto Press Tour show

Press Conference

Appearing at Budweiser Stage, Toronto, on the second date of their World Press Tour, McGregor takes to the stage first, wearing a tailored light blue suit. Mayweather follows wearing a black TMT Canada flag T-shirt. After a brief face-off the two fighters are supposed to take their seats, but they keep shouting at each other. When it is time for his speech McGregor hits the microphone and leads the crowd to chant ‘Fuck the Mayweathers!’

He won’t do shit. Do f-ckin’ nothing. Fuck Showtime too. [To Showtime Sports CEO, Stephen Espinoza] You little Weasel. You’re a f-cking bitch…When Floyd was 28 he was on Oscar De la Hoya’s undercard. Floyd is an old, weak bitch. 50 strippers on the payroll this man has. What’s he doing with that strip club? Shout out to all the stripper bitches on the payroll. At least Rob Kardashian only had one; he has 50.

A word to all the pundit pussies. You’re f-cking crazy if you think this man has a chance. His head is too small. I’ll bounce his head off the canvas and dribble that shit. he’s never fought a day in his life, he’s a runner. He’s boxings biggest bitch.

What the f-ck is he wearing? He looks like a little breakdancer. 12-year-old. He’s 40! You’re 40 years of age. What are you doing carrying a schoolbag on stage? You can’t even read.

Mayweather starts with his Hard Work chant.

One thing we do know. The f-cking fans can’t fight for you…We’re not talking about being at the top for 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years. Motherf-cker, 21 years. I can’t read but I make money. [CMG: You owe money]

Then he opens his backpack.

We gonna show you what the boss looks like. If you believe in yourself what you say you do bet your whole fight check you bitch. [CMG: No f-cking problem. Send the fu-cking contract…You know I like you [CMG: You love me]. And you all got the f-cking nerve to believe in a fighter who’s a quitter. I don’t quit. I don’t fold under pressure. I’m the best, and I know I’m the best.

Mayweather takes an Irish flag from a fan and walks around in it, prompting McGregor to grab the backpack.

There’s only about five grand in here!

Mayweather gives the flag to McGregor, who throws it at him. They then face off for a minute before leaving the stage.

Mayweather vs. McGregor: Toronto Press Conference | Sat., Aug. 26 on SHOWTIME PPV

26 Jun, 2017

McGregor-Mayweather promo tour dates announced

Appearance announcement

Schwab announces the tour dates and cities for McGregor-Mayweather Heavy Lies The Crown promotional tour. The fighters will appear in Phoenix 7/20, Salt Lake city 7/21, Toronto, Canada 7/27, Milwaukee 7/28, Chicago 7/29, and Detroit 7/30.

19 Jun, 2017

Hague left brain dead after KO

HospitalWins Sport Event

During a fight with Braidwood at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Hague is knocked out in the second round. Hague, who had a 1-2 record as a pro boxer before the fight, falls heavily to the canvas, appearing to smack his head on the mat. He is able to get back to his feet and stumble backstage, but falls seriously ill just minutes later and is rushed to hospital. Close friend and fellow MMA fighter Cody Krahn wrote:

As many of you know Tim suffered a severe knockout in his boxing match. Once we got Tim backstage and with the doctor we could tell he needed to go to the hospital. Tim is currently in a coma. He had to have surgery to relieve pressure from his brain.

26 Jan, 2017

Signs executive order authorising border wall

Signs Executive Order

President Trump signs an executive order authorising the start of the construction of a border wall with Mexico and boosts border patrol forces and increases the number of immigration enforcement officers from 20,000 to 30,000. The orders also call for stripping sanctuary cities of federal grant funding and announces new criteria that could make many more illegal immigrants priorities for deportation. The executive orders do not cover the cost of the wall.

Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders.

10 Dec, 2016

UFC 206: Holloway beats Pettis

Wins Sport Event

Holloway beats Pettis with a TKO in the interim featherweight title fight in the night’s main event at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Holloway stopped Pettis at the 4:50 mark of the third round. Holloway:

We’re trying to fight (Jose) Aldo, so I thought I’d call him Waldo – Jose Waldo. Hashtag Jose Waldo, and tell him meet me in Brooklyn in February. Let’s get the real one!

Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis | UFC 206 Highlights | Toronto

8 Dec, 2016

John Glenn dies at 95


Glenn dies at a hospital in Columbus, Ohio, surrounded by his children and wife of 73 years. He had been hospitalised for the prior week. He is expected to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.

5 Dec, 2016

Gore, Trump, Ivanka meet for climate talks


fi-gore-trumpGore meets with Trump and Ivanka to discuss climate change at Trump Tower. Ivanka reportedly wants to make climate change her signature issue. Gore:

I had a lengthy and very productive session with the President-elect. It was a sincere search for areas of common ground. I had a meeting beforehand with Ivanka Trump. The bulk of the time was with the President-elect, Donald Trump. I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued, and I’m just going to leave it at that.

3 Dec, 2016

Trump talks with Taiwan president

Makes Statement

Trump’s team say he has spoken directly with Taiwan’s President Tsai – breaking with US policy set in 1979 when formal relations were cut. The president-elect congratulated Tsai on her recent election win. They also noted the “close economic, political, and security ties” between the US and Taiwan.

27 Nov, 2016

Trump’s government ‘a who’s who of really despicable people’

Makes Statement

Hammill comments on Trump:

I’m in total denial. I’m glad I have [my new show ‘Pop Culture Quest,’] to take my mind off what’s going on. Because if you look at what’s being assembled for our government it’s like, yikes. It’s a who’s who of really despicable people…It’s tempting to say, ‘Well, I’m moving to Canada, I can’t stand it. But in other ways, it’s a challenge to stay and defend your country and do what you think is right and not retreat and hide under the covers. It’s not gonna be easy, that’s for sure.

19 Nov, 2016

Settles Trump University suit for $25 million


Trump agrees to settle three cases relating to Trump University for $25 million. The cases were brought by former students who paid $35,000 for real estate “secrets” from his “hand-picked” instructors. Trump will not admit any wrongdoing in the settlement. Schneiderman

Today’s $25 million [£20m] settlement agreement is a stunning reversal by Donald Trump and a major victory for the over 6,000 victims of his fraudulent university. The victims of Trump University have waited years for today’s result and I am pleased that their patience – and persistence – will be rewarded by this $25 million settlement.

29 Oct, 2016

MSG gate record broken

Breaks Record

White says UFC 205 has already broken the all-time gate record at Madison Square Garden. The gate record was set in 1999 with a boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis which drew takings of $13.5 million at the door. The UFC’s own gate record of just over $12 million was set at UFC 129 when more than 55,000 people paid in to see Georges St-Pierre defeat Jake Shields in Canada.

We’ve been in all the biggest and best arenas all over the world – Madison Square Garden is a big deal. All the legendary fights that have been held there, all the legendary events and we actually broke the gate record for Madison Square Garden. So far, so good. I’m excited…Obviously it’s our first time getting into MSG and it’s been such a big deal getting there [that] I wanted to make sure when we went to New York.

22 Oct, 2016

Indigogo campaign starts

Crowdfunding campaign launchInvention

SkunkLock launches an Indiegogo campaign for SkunkLock, a U-shaped lock that prevents bicycle theft by releasing a non-lethal chemical gas that induces vomiting and shortness of breath when tampered with. Skunklock says the gas is perfectly safe and can only be released by trying to cut through it with an angle grinder, and that it penetrates high-end gas masks – though most thieves are unlikely to go to such lengths. Some states have limitations on shipping chemical compounds like pepper spray, so Skunklock has an alternative formula ready for some customers.

Our formula irreversibly ruins the clothes worn by the thief or any of the protection they may be wearing.