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We came to the realisation that living in Canada was punishment enough. Judah Friedlander: America is the Greatest Country in the United States, Netflix 2017
The Montreal Ice Storm exposed our society’s Achilles heel. Our reliance on near-perfect conditions. Tony Robinson, Catastrophe V: Survival Earth, Channel 4 2008
One man masterminds the largest gold nugget scam in history. He outwitted scientists, analysts and the world’s leading investors. He turned a penny stock into a billion dollar scam and made himself millions. Masterminds e17: Fool’s Gold, truTV 2003
Back in Indonesia the prospector kept uncovering more and more gold. ibid.
There was no gold. Not one ounce. ibid.
He declares that Bre-X has the largest gold deposit in the world. Having built Bre-X into a company worth $6 billion and with its stock price at nearly $300 a share it’s time for De Guzman to start cashing in. ibid.
What he doesn’t know is the Indonesian government is about to make a move to reveal his scam. ibid.
Not one investor has ever been compensated. ibid.
He made millions of dollars stealing high-end luxury cars. The techniques he used made the thefts virtually untraceable. Masterminds s1e12: The King of Car Thieves, truTV 2004
In the early nineties thefts of high-end vehicles reached epidemic proportions. ibid.
But in spite of these measures in the late 1990s one person , found a way to steal hundreds of high-end cars off the streets of Toronto, Canada. ibid.
But in Bill Dhaliwal’s shop there’s a lot more going on than car repairs. (Gangs: Canada & Cars & Canada) ibid.
Dhaliwal’s army of young thieves spreads out across the city. ibid.
He is selling cars at a rate of six per week, and making $150,000. ibid.
In May of 1999 Dhaliwal is nabbed for possession of a stolen car and sentenced to six months behind bars. ibid.
The police have had enough of Dhaliwal; they decide to bring him down. Now they must find a way to infiltrate the organisation. ibid.
A seemingly laid back idyll. Vancouver’s port and docks mean it’s perfectly positioned as headquarters for an illegal drug industry. And where there are drugs there are gangs. Middle Class Gangsters
Police say there are more than 130 organised crime groups in British Columbia. ibid.
The Vancouver area is perfect for the export of marijuana, and the import of guns and cocaine. ibid.
Canada’s history has seen spikes in gang warfare. ibid.
The UN gang was proudly multicultural. ibid.
Probably the most violent of the middle class gangs is the Red Scorpions. ibid.
The most brutal massacre in British Columbia’s history – known as the Surrey 6. ibid.
Even if the Polynesians didn’t find North America in 1000 A.D. someone else did: a settlement in Newfoundland proves that’s when the Vikings made it to Canada. But did they reach the United States? Who Really Discovered America? History 2010
Scandinavia 1000 A.D. Still 492 years before Columbus: Viking voyagers from Scandinavia were exploring the north Atlantic, and it was only a matter of time before one of them sailed to North America. ibid.
Victory in Quebec and then Montreal totally transformed the British empire in north America. Simon Schama, A History of Britain: The Wrong Empire, BBC 2010
So Thomas Peters and thousands of other fearful, hopeful, men, women and children came to the New York dockside, desperate for passage to land and freedom on the last British sailings. And where was this promised land? About as far away from the southern plantations as you could possibly get, on the wind-whipped eastern edge of Canada – Nova Scotia. Simon Schama’s Rough Crossings, BBC 2018
The energy that fuels modern society is oil. And that too is running out. Every barrel of crude oil is getting harder and more expensive to find. Vast swathes of Canadian wilderness are being scraped away to access one of the planet’s last great oil reserves. But extracting raw fuel from oil-soaked tar sands requires intensive amounts of energy and water. Two things that are already in short supply. Doomsday, 2010
Stop the SPP Rally Toronto, Canada 16th February 2008. PSTV.tv – The Nation’s Deathbed
Social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and MeetUp have become a central tool for activists. ibid.
This first line of riot cops they didn’t have any gas masks ... most of them had a white patch on their shoulder ... stood there I would say for about an hour and a half to two hours ... A shift change ... These guys had a red patch on the shoulder ... The third shift change of riot police ... The intimidate factor has been stepped up by police. ibid.
In Alberta, if you are released from prison, it is required that you are given a handgun with bullets and a horse so you can ride out of town. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006
These two nations have been at war over a few acres of snow near Canada, and ... they are spending on this fine struggle more than Canada itself is worth. Voltaire, Candide
If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography. William Lyon MacKenzie King, speech 18th June 1936
Not necessarily conscription, but conscription if necessary. William Lyon MacKenzie King, speech 7th July 1942
The nineteenth century was the century of the United States. I think we can claim that it is Canada that shall fill the twentieth century. Wilfrid Laurier, speech 18th January 1904
This is the story of Canada going to war by incremental steps without ever fully realising it. Janice Gross Stein, co-author Path to War
I expected to find a contest between a government and a people: I found two nations warring the bosom of a single state. John George Lambton, 1792-1840, Report of the Affairs of a British North America 1839
Canada dug itself gradually deeper and deeper into the war in Afghanistan. It was a serious of ad-hoc decisions largely that were taken at particular points in time ... This is terra nova for Canada. Eugene Lang, co-author The Path to War, 2008
I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern, rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker. Robertson Davies, 1913-95, Canadian novelist
Vancouver, British Columbia: famous for staging the 2010 Winter Olympics but infamous for a series of grizzly and mysterious discoveries. On August 20th 2007 on Jedediah Island near Vancouver a young girl taking a walk on a beach made a terrifying discovery. Then on November 12th 2008 a couple walking their dog just a few kilometres away in Richmond discovered something equally horrific. But curiosity turned to fear when they looked inside. What was inside the shoe wasn’t animal flesh: it was a human foot. Two Vancouver beaches: two unrelated feet. Weird or What? s1e1: Strange Survival, Discovery 2010
As more trainers washed up, news of this macabre mystery quickly spread fear throughout the region. In little over two years a total of seven feet washed up on beaches in close proximity to Vancouver: five right feet, two left, all wearing trainers. ibid.