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Two GTA men facing charges in human trafficking investigation in Sault Ste. Marie

The RCMP say two men from the Greater Toronto Area are facing charges following a two-year human trafficking investigation.

The Mounties say the investigation began on May 31, 2015, after a lone female illegally entered Canada on a vessel that left Neebish Island in Michigan, and landed on St. Joseph's Island in Ontario.

They say the crossing was spotted by members of the United States Border Patrol and relayed to the RCMP in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Investigators from the Sault Ste. Marie RCMP detachment arrested a 38-year-old man from Vaughan, Ont., and a 65-year-old Toronto man late last month.

They are charged with smuggling in persons, trafficking in persons, and counselling an Immigration and Refugee Protection Act offence.

The accused are to appear in court in Sault Ste. Marie on Aug. 28.

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Toronto woman swears allegiance to ISIS, charged in store attack - A Scarborough woman swore allegiance to ISIS in a Scarborough courtroom where she appeared to face allegations that she swung a golf club at hardware store employees while screaming threats and Islamic chants.

Before Tuesday’s proceedings started, Justice of the Peace Alice Napier asked Rehab Dughmosh, 32, to identify herself in court -- but the accused woman didn’t initially answer the question.

"ISIS -- I pledge to the leader of the believers -- Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi," blurted the woman through an interpreter.

Al-Baghdadi is the leader of the Sunni militant jihadist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS) and the Levant.

Dughmosh, who wore a black niqab and a forest-green prison sweat suit, agreed to "stay in jail," rather than have a bail hearing at College Park courts Tuesday.

Dughmosh was remanded in custody and will appear via video at Scarborough Court of Justice on June 21.

Ontario gov't tells court: No opt-outs for LGBT lessons, it's embedded in all subjects and grades

If anyone doubts that Kathleen Wynne's Liberal government will overrule parental rights in favour of its inclusivity agenda on behalf of LGBTTIQ - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, intersex, queer and questioning - students and parents, the evidence - literally - points clearly and abundantly to the fact that it will, and is.

And if anyone doubts that teachers in the public school system are encouraged to bring up references to LGBTTIQ issues in any and all subjects at their discretion, because equity and inclusivity is embedded in the curriculum, again, the evidence is in.

That evidence is found in the opposition factums in the Steve Tourloukis case, heard June 23 by Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Reid, and in which the Wynne Liberal government intervened on behalf of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, as did the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario.

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Toronto man arrested on suspicion he'd travel and engage in terrorism agrees to no contact with ISIL

A Toronto man arrested over police concerns he would travel abroad to engage in terrorism agreed Friday to the terms of a one-year peace bond that requires him not to communicate or associate with ISIL.

At a court appearance in Brampton, Kadir Abdul, 27, signed a peace bond that the RCMP had sought against him after he was arrested at Pearson airport on April 15 upon returning from Turkey, where he had allegedly been detained.

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How to protect Canada from a crippling attack

While both Canada and the United States are currently vulnerable to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack that has the potential to destabilize our power grid, water systems, food supply chain and more, the solution is relatively simple. But first the issue needs to become a priority for Canadian politicians.

Part one of this two-part feature explained former CIA analyst Dr. Peter Pry’s attempts to educate policy-makers and the military on the need to protect our electrical grid. If an enemy detonated a nuclear missile above the skies of North America, it could take out our grid for months. Countries like North Korea and various terrorist groups have already shown they can successfully launch EMP missiles.

“This is a bigger threat than the classic nuclear war we talk about,” Pry explained during a recent visit to Toronto. “It will kill a lot more people. One bomb will basically end your civilization."

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Pride Toronto now owes police an apology

Just a week after a mea culpa from Chief Mark Saunders for the 1981 bathhouse raids it's now Pride Toronto's turn to apologize to Toronto Police.

If smart, they won't wait 35 years.

In fact doing so today is the only way to repair the damage and hurt that will be the fallout from Pride Toronto's executive director Mathieu Chantelois signing a Black Lives Matter document Sunday which completely threw police under the bus.

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Feds urged to relocate ISIS sex slaves to Canada

The Canadian government is being urged to resettle hundreds of Yazidis who have escaped sex slavery and torture under ISIS rule.

One Free World International (OFWI) and the Office of Refugees at the Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) recently returned from a fact-finding mission in northern Iraq, where they say they identified around 400 Yazidi girls and women who escaped sex slavery under ISIS rule and are in dire need of a safe country to call home.

"I'm talking about government sponsorship," OFWI founder Rev. Majed El Shafie told a press conference Wednesday. "Move your behind and bring (these) girls home."

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