John Baird’s convoy pelted with eggs in West Bank

Dozens of Palestinian protesters in Ramallah have hurled eggs and shoes at the convoy of Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird.

Baird travelled to the West Bank city today to meet with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki.

The protesters held signs reading: “Baird you are not welcome in Palestine.”

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Above is Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. This week, Baird made public his attempts to sway Russia away from its new anti-gay laws, saying:

As concerned as we are about the Olympics, that’s nothing. That’s two, three, four weeks for the athletes and participants and the visitors … This mean-spirited and hateful law will affect all Russians 365 days of the year, every year. It is an incitement to intolerance, which breeds hate. And intolerance and hate breed violence.

Baird has gone under fire by a conservative women’s group in Canada, accusing him of pushing his private agenda using a public platform. Baird spoke out assuring Canadians that the vast majority of people here support the government’s stance, and that “political and religious freedoms, rights of women and sexual minorities are Canadian values that the government promotes around the world.”

A+ to Mr. Baird.

from the NP

There is a hell on earth.

It’s called the passport office.

Instead of “Welcome to the Passport Office/Bienvenue au Bureau des Passeports”, it should say “Welcome to Hell/Bienvenue en Enfer”.

Seriously. I spent like 2h there this afternoon and almost got rejected. Thrice.

But I think i finally succeeded! Now I just need to obtain a new provincial ID card and then I will be set for life. Or at least I’ll feel that way and probably buy a new mascara or something equally frivolous to celebrate. But i’ll deserve it.

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Filipinos in Toronto warned against possible employment scam

MANILA, PIA-  The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto  warns the public of a possible scam targeting nurses and others in health-oriented professions in the Philippines by offering them non-existent jobs in Canada, particularly as caregivers at Ian Anderson House, an in-resident cancer hospice located in Oakville, Ontario.

The Consulate General received a report that an invitation is being circulated through e-mail for a two-day seminar, currently scheduled for March 07 to 08, in the Philippines where invited participants are asked to pay a Php 3,800.00 seminar fee in exchange for guaranteed employment at the aforementioned facility. The invitation allegedly comes from Primera Human Resource Services.

Upon consultation with a representative of Ian Anderson House, the Consulate General has verified that the facility is not seeking employees or offering employment opportunities at this time, and that it is not, in any way, connected with the purported seminar. Likewise, a check with the website of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) reveals that while Primera Human Resource Services is a licensed agency, it does not have approved job orders for Canada.

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is strongly urging the public to exercise caution when responding to the above mentioned or similar offers of employment, and to verify the same with the POEA to avoid being victimized by unscrupulous individuals. (DFA)