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"Given the deteriorating security environment in Canada,

I know anti-democracy extremists abhor the notion of 'evidence' but could one of y'all provide eamples of 'deteriorating security' in Canada? Beyond Native Canadian women being assaulted, which I think is dreadful and Ihope is quickly resolved.

To me Canada is among the saafest nations in the world. But Modi like other autocrats needs to fabricate enemies, like he has done for decades, even if the enemies just exist in his bigoted imagination

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Yea, be careful lest the government of India send a hit team to kill you.

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Better be careful of these dangerous Canadian,Canada is one the safest place,unless you are a Sikh activist

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To me Canada is among the saafest nations in the world.

Agree 100%

But Modi like other autocrats needs to fabricate enemies, like he has done for decades, even if the enemies just exist in his bigoted imagination

Very well said! Like I said yesterday, Modi is taking a page out of the Xi/Putin playbook. And mark my words, it's going to bite him in the A$$ like an extra spicy vindaloo

All those Autocrats surround themselves by Yes Men and so fall in love with their own legend and begin to act recklessly, and that is what is going to bring them down.

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In view of growing anti-India activities and politically condoned hate crimes and criminal violence in Canada, all Indian nationals there, and those contemplating travel, are urged to exercise utmost caution

Hyperbole and over reaction from the Indian government to a perfectly normal and natural criminal investigation, just makes everyone wonder if there is something to hide.

Some Indian analysts say Ottawa does not curb Sikh protesters as they are a politically influential group

Or alternately Canada is a liberal democratic country that espouses freedom of speech and people can demonstrate their views peacefully within the law.

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Sad that Trudeau has let this issue descend to this level. Just go to show he's utterly incapable of managing himself let alone the country.

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It not the duty of a government to enforce another insecure government policies of oppression,when people have a right to criticize it oppressive policies

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While I understand the inequalities that prevail in the Punjab, I do not agree with the Punjab becoming a separate state within India.

There is a Sikh minority out there that do and are willing to engage in violent action but if the Indian state adopts assassination of its own citizens then that will lead to further Sikh alienation.

If Trudeau is concerned about law and order then he should more closely monitor all India related persons and activities within Canada

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There are 770,000 votes for Trudeau to cultivate. There are videos of Nijjar firing an altered AK-47 at an alleged terrorist training camp in B.C.

Yeah sure this travel warning from India is political but in pales in comparison to the Trudeau government's recent warning to gay folks not to travel to the USA because they could become victims of a violent crime.

Canada has never stooped to lower divisive politics that what Trudeau displays on a daily basis to try to win a few more votes by splitting the population into identifiable groups that need to be pandered to.

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There is a Sikh minority out there that do and are willing to engage in violent action but if the Indian state adopts assassination of its own citizens then that will lead to further Sikh alienation.

In this instance it appears to be a matter of the Indian government murdering a Canadian citizen in Canada. That is a grave violation of Canadian sovereignty, very nearly an act of war.

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@Desert Tortoise

If India was involved, they took out a wanted terrorist. Canadians should be thanking India.

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Canada which generally had a good image has been allowing anti-India activity openly. Last year tableau displaying killing of ex-Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi was celebrated. Trudeau has links with the separatist terrorists and that being his vote bank is not taking action action against the unlawful activities in Canada.

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Given the deteriorating security environment in Canada,

he’s a piece of work, playing the victim, grossly exaggerating or even inventing justifications for his authoritarianism is his MO.

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If India was involved, they took out a wanted terrorist. Canadians should be thanking India.

No they shouldn't, because they executed a Canadian citizen unilaterally and extra-judicially.

If you think that is ok, you are in the wrong, and not espousing Canadian values. Canada is a country of law and order, and this is the literal opposite of that.

Or do you think rule of law doesn't matter?

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Canada which generally had a good image has been allowing anti-India activity openly.

Yes, Canada is a country with freedom of expression and protest. People here are allowed to hate India, and express anti Indian sentiment.

Trudeau has links with the separatist terrorists

Oh, another conspiracy. Interesting theory.

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To me Canada is among the saafest nations in the world.

Parts of Canada yes.

"Parts of Canada" are a "nation"?

You didn't think that through, did you.

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Canada has never stooped to lower divisive politics that what Trudeau displays on a daily basis to try to win a few more votes by splitting the population into identifiable groups that need to be pandered to.

For those who don't know, this is the Canadian equivalent of the Trumpists. They will blame anything and everything on him; he's Voldrudeau.

What they don't like to admit is that they are for Polievre, who was a convoy supporter. And they are one and all Trump supporters too, who want his policies enacted in Canada.

There are a bunch of them in the country. Fortunately, they're very small in the minority, and even now the main convoy people are on trial.

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TrueDoughnut compromised? Surely not!

Whatever the truth is here, watch him turn it into an opportunity to signal his momentous virtue and praterhuman levels of insight, judgement and compassion. Something that none of us mere mortals could ever hope to understand! Show the world how its done Justin.

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To me Canada is among the saafest nations in the world.

Agree 100%

Parts of Canada yes.

Nowhere is 100% safe. But Canada is generally speaking very safe.

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In this instance it appears to be a matter of the Indian government murdering a Canadian citizen in Canada. That is a grave violation of Canadian sovereignty, very nearly an act of war.

US has done this (taking out wanted men on its hitlist in other nations) because no country dared to declare war on the US.

If you think this is an act of war, please go ahead and ask US and Canada to declare war on India.

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Where is the evidence that it was India?

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Indians, especially Punjabis, will not stop going to Canada until and unless Canada stops taking them in.

This could be an opportunity for Canada to close the floodgates, but it will not look good for an administration espousing liberal values to go down that road. Especially since Trudeau needs the votes of the Canadian Sikhs and that community votes enmasse.

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Day 2 of this "drama" and India is already playing the victim card.

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Strangerland

Today 09:14 am JST

Canada which generally had a good image has been allowing anti-India activity openly.

> Yes, Canada is a country with freedom of expression and protest. People here are allowed to hate India, and express anti Indian sentiment

You should learn the laws of what you claim is your country!

No you cannot express hate, or Anti Indian or any other identifiable group and especially publicly, Canada does not have freedom of speech, it has a lot of restrictions on speech including forced speech all incorporated under very loosely defined "hate speech" laws.

But more hypocritical is the constant hinting of support by Trudeau and his group for a seperate Sikh country while simultaneously saying Quebec has no real right to separate as it is an integral part of Canada!

Talk about a two faces little man, his father if he was still alive would disown him!

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Where is the evidence that it was India?

Exactly.

Till now there is no evidence shared that the Indian government authorized the killing.

It's just one man's word.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.

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If India was involved, they took out a wanted terrorist. Canadians should be thanking India.

That is what India alleges but they offer no evidence whatsoever. India under Mr. Modi routinely trots out bogus allegations of "crimes" as a pretext to jail dissidents and political opponents. What the Modi government is doing to Rahul Ghandi is a great example of the kinds of lies that come from the Modi government in order to silence critics. Theirs is a truly detestable government. They have no right, moral or legal, to assassinate a citizen of a foreign nation inside the nation they hold citizenship in.

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Yeah, as if Canadians are going to go out and stalk Hindus.

I don’t think so. Canada isn’t like India.

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That is what India alleges but they offer no evidence whatsoever.

The evidence was shared with the Canadian government 5 years ago when Trudeau went on an official trip to India. Canada chose to do nothing about it because of vote bank compulsions.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/khalistan-outfits-chief-nijjar-was-wanted-by-the-nia-and-punjab-police-in-multiple-cases/article67323323.ece/amp/

Hardeep Singh Nijjar was on an Interpol RCN.

https://m.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/canada-allowed-hardeep-singh-nijjar-citizenship-when-india-demanded-his-arrest-546217

What the Modi government is doing to Rahul Ghandi is a great example of the kinds of lies that come from the Modi government in order to silence critics.

It's Gandhi. Yes, that’s political.

But the Congress party is actually supporting BJP on this issue. And of course they will, since Rahul Gandhi’s grandmother Indira Gandhi was assassinated by Khalistanis only.

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When already the two biggest democracies fight, one biggest in population the other in area, then this is surely an issue to be watched carefully and with maximum attentiveness.

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I think that India is on the way down with their policies and threats. They will be joining their neighbors soon in many decades of instability.

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Exactly.

Till now there is no evidence shared that the Indian government authorized the killing.

It's just one man's word.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.

There is no evidence that has been made public, but that doesn't mean that there is no evidence. Its impossible for us to assess it, but the fact is that neither Canada nor the US or UK (which Canada has shared the evidence with and seem to be backing the Canadian position) has any interest in creating a dispute with India of this magnitude. It has basically scuppered a valuable free trade agreement with India for Canada, and the US and UK are both desperately trying to improve relations with India (for reasons completely unrelated to Canada). None of these countries want to be antagonizing India right now and so I find it very hard to believe that any of them would be doing so over this unless the evidence they had was extremely convincing.

This whole thing is just stupid. India has some very real and legitimate security concerns with Sikh seperatist groups that are operating in Canada (and elsewhere). Canada probably wasn't doing enough to address these. But by assassinating this guy in Canada India has just thrown a hand grenade into an already bad situation and set back any sort of progress on dealing with its own interests by years. Everyone on here is complaining about Trudeau but its not just him, every Canadian political party is taking the same line on this (even the Conservatives who otherwise are never on the same side as Trudeau) - basically pissed off about India murdering people in our country, and now that is the only thing that is going to dominate Canadian political debate about this for years to come.

Its probably also going to negatively affect India's relationship with other Western countries, including the US. If they are carrying out murders in Canada (and judging from their response to Canada seem to think they are totally within their rights to do so) then what is to stop them from doing the same in any other country?

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every Canadian political party is taking the same line on this (even the Conservatives who otherwise are never on the same side as Trudeau)

Yeah because they too need Sikh votes. Can't be seen rubbing off a constituency of 770000 which votes enmasse.

If that's of any relevance, the main Indian opposition Congress party is also taking the same stand as BJP.

https://www.indiatoday.in/amp/india/story/canada-justin-trudeau-on-india-congress-backs-modi-government-khalistani-hardeep-singh-nijjar-2437726-2023-09-19

Its probably also going to negatively affect India's relationship with other Western countries, including the US.

Well looks like Modi has only calculated that the domestic support he will get over the issue will outweigh any international fallout. With Indian politicians their first priority is remaining in power (its the same everywhere basically) and if the US and the rest of the West want to cut off ties with India its their call.

India has survived being sanctioned by the West when it was a much weaker nation, no reason why it can't survive now.

If uniting the nation behind them was both Trudeau's and Modi’s plan in the first place then I would say they both are doing a good job.

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englisc aspyrgendToday  07:35 am JST

In view of growing anti-India activities and politically condoned hate crimes and criminal violence in Canada, all Indian nationals there, and those contemplating travel, are urged to exercise utmost caution

Hyperbole and over reaction from the Indian government to a perfectly normal and natural criminal investigation, just makes everyone wonder if there is something to hide.

Some Indian analysts say Ottawa does not curb Sikh protesters as they are a politically influential group

Or alternately Canada is a liberal democratic country that espouses freedom of speech and people can demonstrate their views peacefully within the law.

Canada is a diverse nation and a democracy, but it is not a hotbed for terrorists. And even if Nijar dis anything wrong, that's no erxcuse for India to be sending goons to off him. That's violating Canadian sovereignty. It's similar to when the Saudi dictatorship murdered that critical journalist in NYC. And tRump said nothing because he's not a man, he kissed Saudi fanny as well as other dictators.

StrangerlandToday  09:19 am JST

Canada has never stooped to lower divisive politics that what Trudeau displays on a daily basis to try to win a few more votes by splitting the population into identifiable groups that need to be pandered to.

For those who don't know, this is the Canadian equivalent of the Trumpists. They will blame anything and everything on him; he's Voldrudeau.

What they don't like to admit is that they are for Polievre, who was a convoy supporter. And they are one and all Trump supporters too, who want his policies enacted in Canada.

There are a bunch of them in the country. Fortunately, they're very small in the minority, and even now the main convoy people are on trial.

That 'convoy' protest in Ottawa was an attempted overthrow by Trumpian elements. There were scummy extremists with trump, neo-fascist, Nazi flags there.

Say what we will about Trudeau but he is not a divisive leader. He is not taking things out on any particular group there. He is no tRump.

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EvilBuddhaToday  09:56 am JST

Exactly.

Till now there is no evidence shared that the Indian government authorized the killing.

It's just one man's word.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.

No it isn't. I hope you seriously don't believe such foolishness.

This was the result of an extended investigation that has been going for months conducted by the Canadian intelligence agency CSIS and law enforcement such as the RCMP. They informed Trudeau of the situation.

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Yeah because they too need Sikh votes. Can't be seen rubbing off a constituency of 770000 which votes enmasse.

This is just ridiculous.

First, it might surprise you to learn that anger that a foreign government is gunning people down in your own country actually is going to piss off almost everybody in that country and reactions to it are not simply a matter of politicians pandering to a specific voting block. I am not personally beholden to any Sikh political interest yet I am super pissed off about this.

Second, reading Indian media coverage about this they paint it as though Canada is virtually being run by Sikhs but this is incredibly misleading. 770,000 is the Sikh population total (out of a Canadian population of over 40 million), not the number of Sikh voters which is significantly less. Also, that Sikh population is extremely concentrated in a few urban ridings mainly in BC, Alberta and Ontario. While their communities can be locally significant voting blocks in those areas, you are vastly over estimating their influence on national politics if you think all decisions related to India by our Federal government are dictated by them (or by politicians beholden to them).

Further, the Sikh population tends to be concentrated in ridings that are fairly solidly either Liberal or NDP, yet the Conservative party (which doesn't rely on them) is also pissed off about this, which is a pretty strong indication that this is not just politicians beholden to Sikh interests at work.

India has survived being sanctioned by the West when it was a much weaker nation, no reason why it can't survive now.

Who is talking about sanctioning India? Nobody to my knowledge. Each side has expelled a diplomat and I doubt it will escalate beyond that.

I don't think either Canada or India benefits from antagonizing each other and I hope that relations will be mended. Seems to me there is ample room for the two to do so, India wants Canada to take its security interests more seriously, Canada wants to make it clear to India that assassinating people in Canada is not allowed. These both seem reasonable interests that can be accomodated. In the current political situation that might be unlikely, but once the political firestorm blows over in a couple of years I think its possible, even probable.

If uniting the nation behind them was both Trudeau's and Modi’s plan in the first place then I would say they both are doing a good job.

I doubt it - the issue at stake is too minor for both. Most Indians, while they likely take their government's side, probably don't care enough about Canada for it to matter much. Likewise most Canadians, while pissed off about this incident, don't really care enough about Canada's relationship with india for them to put aside the million other things they are bickering about over this.

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No they shouldn't, because they executed a Canadian citizen unilaterally and extra-judicially.

If you think that is ok, you are in the wrong, and not espousing Canadian values. Canada is a country of law and order, and this is the literal opposite of that.

Or do you think rule of law doesn't matter?

So according to your comment, the number of terrorist that the US hit squad ( CIA, special forces ) kill on foreign soil is also against the rule??? If we all start talking about foreign citizenship, unilaterally, extra-judicially, espousing and values then no country will ever be in the right to kill a terrorist! I for one am glad that India took out a terrorist ( if the accusation is true )! Yes, the rule of law doesn’t matter if terrorist are to be killed!

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starpunkToday  11:45 am JST

Canada is a diverse nation and a democracy, but it is not a hotbed for terrorists. And even if Nijar dis anything wrong, that's no erxcuse for India to be sending goons to off him. That's violating Canadian sovereignty. It's similar to when the Saudi dictatorship murdered that critical journalist in NYC. And tRump said nothing because he's not a man, he kissed Saudi fanny as well as other dictators.

That 'convoy' protest in Ottawa was an attempted overthrow by Trumpian elements. There were scummy extremists with trump, neo-fascist, Nazi flags there.

Say what we will about Trudeau but he is not a divisive leader. He is not taking things out on any particular group there. He is no tRump.

Agree with everything you say. The Canadian far right has been more vocal and public because they've been emboldened and spurred on by politics in the US. They complain about inflation and the cost of living but the truth is this is happening in every G20 nation right now not just Canada. If you ask these geniuses for a specific federal gov't policy that's responsible for the situation by the Liberal party, they can't answer.

The trucker protest was a complete joke. Less than 10% of truckers participated and it was condemned by every trucker union and association. In addition, it was actually a US border policy requiring truckers to be vaccinated to cross the border. But they claim it's Trudeau who's behind it. Like in the US, you're dealing with people who can't be logically debated with.

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Since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his second term in 2019, he has pursued policies that have corroded the country’s democracy. His government has abused existing legislation to squelch dissent, misused investigative agencies to pursue dubious charges against political opposition, and created detention centers designed to hold those who cannot prove their citizenship status—with disproportionate effects on Muslims. Through multiple measures, Indian democracy is in a state of precipitous decline....................And this is the same man accusing Canada of making up stories. India is becoming a diktatorship, yet the world plays along with him.

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@starpunk & MilesTeg

Have either of you ever visited Canada.

For starters, being concerned with high inflation, in no way shape or form qualifies anyone anywhere from being considered "far right." That is ludicrous. You obviously have no idea how the political system system works in Canada. It is the responsibility and role of His Majesty's Loyal Opposition to offer opposing views and options to the government.

Also, if you didn't know, the freedom convoy protesters got most of what they wanted; mandates and restrictions were quickly cancelled across the country and the Trudeau government proposal to require "vaccine" passports for workers in federally regulated industries such as trucking were quietly scuttled.

BTW, the one guy in the crowd with the offensive flag was an obvious plant and not part of the protest.

All federal political parties in Canada play the pandering to micro-groups game but it has never been as all encompassing as under Trudeau.

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The evidence was shared with the Canadian government 5 years ago when Trudeau went on an official trip to India. Canada chose to do nothing about it because of vote bank compulsions.

The RCMP interviewed him, did an investigation and found nothing.

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The crime rate in Canada has been rising sharply. It is now almost double Japan and is higher than in India.

It would certainly be reasonable for the Indian government to warn its citizens that Canada has a rapidly rising crime rate and is more dangerous than at home.

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Have either of you ever visited Canada.

Canadian here.

For starters, being concerned with high inflation, in no way shape or form qualifies anyone anywhere from being considered "far right." That is ludicrous. You obviously have no idea how the political system system works in Canada. It is the responsibility and role of His Majesty's Loyal Opposition to offer opposing views and options to the government.

This I agree with.

Also, if you didn't know, the freedom convoy protesters got most of what they wanted; mandates and restrictions were quickly cancelled across the country and the Trudeau government proposal to require "vaccine" passports for workers in federally regulated industries such as trucking were quietly scuttled.

This is misleading. Saying the truckers just wanted to end mandates and related Covid measures is a massive whitewashing of what those knuckleheads were trying to do. The leaders of the truckers were literally demanding that the elected government be removed and they be given the power to appoint a new government, completely ignoring our constitution, democratic values and everything our country stands for. And I’m not basing this on out of context snippits from random truckers making off the cuff comments, these were the formal demands of their leaders.

BTW, the one guy in the crowd with the offensive flag was an obvious plant and not part of the protest.

Yeah, nice try. I’m from Ottawa and used to live in the neighborhood these clowns trashed. Offensive behavior on their part wasn’t just a couple of police plants trying to stir things up, it was the driving purpose of everything those idiots did and was widespread and normalized among the participants.

All federal political parties in Canada play the pandering to micro-groups game but it has never been as all encompassing as under Trudeau.

Eh, no. Harper did the exact same at pretty much the exact same level. Polievre will do the same if he ever becomes PM.

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This was the result of an extended investigation that has been going for months conducted by the Canadian intelligence agency CSIS

Yeah considering that the CSIS bungled the investigation of the Kanishka bombing because they had collected evidence against the masterminds without authorization which they proceeded to destroy to be on the right side of privacy laws, India would have great faith in whatever they come up with.

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Who is talking about sanctioning India?

A couple of regular India bashers here who disguise their racism with sanctimonious rhetoric.

Never mind that their own country has always done what they accuse India of doing. And never mind that they are okay with their country being allies with nations which are far less of a democracy that India is.

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The crime rate in Canada has been rising sharply. It is now almost double Japan and is higher than in India.

This is just BS.

Murder rates are the standard measure for comparing the relative crime safety of a country.

Murder rate in India (per 100,000 people per year): 3.08

Murder rate in Canada (per 100,000 people per year): 1.76

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proxyToday  01:14 pm JST

@starpunk & MilesTeg

Have either of you ever visited Canada.

For starters, being concerned with high inflation, in no way shape or form qualifies anyone anywhere from being considered "far right." That is ludicrous. You obviously have no idea how the political system system works in Canada. It is the responsibility and role of His Majesty's Loyal Opposition to offer opposing views and options to the government.

Also, if you didn't know, the freedom convoy protesters got most of what they wanted; mandates and restrictions were quickly cancelled across the country and the Trudeau government proposal to require "vaccine" passports for workers in federally regulated industries such as trucking were quietly scuttled.

BTW, the one guy in the crowd with the offensive flag was an obvious plant and not part of the protest.

All federal political parties in Canada play the pandering to micro-groups game but it has never been as all encompassing as under Trudeau.

Not only have I visited Canada, I was born and raised in Montreal.

I do have an idea how the political system works as I voted many times and if you're blaming the current government for inflation and cost of living yet can't come up with a specific domestic, economic policy that's responsible, that's the MO of the far right and the conservative policy. It's nothing more than partisan politics which recently is amplified due to mirroring what's happening in the US.

The 'freedom' convoy were just a bunch of far right wingers and separatists from Western Canada with a political agenda as they were staunch anti-vaxxers. Every G20 country had vaccination regulations for people entering the country and crossing the border. Those upset truckers faced the same regulations when trying to enter the US; proof of vaccination. 90% of Canadian truckers were vaccinated. Covid-19 mandates and restrictions were relaxed as the levels of infection started decreasing and vaccinated numbers rose. It was the result of the natural progression of the disease not due to the actions of a extreme, minority.

So you're actually suggesting that Trudeau acted arbitrarily with no info from CSIS or the RCMP and is making false claims against India. I guess he made false claims about Chinese espionage and their secret police stations too.

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Who is talking about sanctioning India?

A couple of regular India bashers here who disguise their racism with sanctimonious rhetoric.

Never mind that their own country has always done what they accuse India of doing. And never mind that they are okay with their country being allies with nations which are far less of a democracy that India is.

Well, bring that point up with them then, not me.

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The RCMP interviewed him, did an investigation and found nothing.

Yes, because they did their investigation in Canada, not in India.

You mean to say he was put on Interpol Red Corner Notice without any proof?

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I guess there are a lot of expat Canadians in Japan who haven't spent much time there lately. It is not the country you remember from your childhood. It has been sliced and diced and crime is out of control.

Canada now has more crime than almost every EU country, more crime than Turkiye, Russia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Romania, Pakistan and places like that that many Canadians think of as being dangerous.

Canada is in the last innings of the Trudeau government; people have had enough of his divisive policies that favour one group today and another group tomorrow. It takes a special type of incompetence to hire an antisemite to combat anti-racism. A highly regarded, highly professional high school teacher committed suicide this summer after being subjected to an enforced anti-racism workshop. He became distressed after being called a white supremist and being bullied by the workshop co-ordinator for questioning her assertion that there is more racism against Black people in Canada than in Buffalo. Anyone who has been subjected to one of these enforced workshops bites their tongue for fear of being cancelled, goes home and tells their spouse what they really think and concludes Canada is on a dark and dangerous path.

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proxyToday  01:21 pm JST

The crime rate in Canada has been rising sharply. It is now almost double Japan and is higher than in India.

It would certainly be reasonable for the Indian government to warn its citizens that Canada has a rapidly rising crime rate and is more dangerous than at home.

Not true at all. Where are you getting this information....the Indian government?

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@MilesTeg The policy being proposed by the Opposition to make life more affordable is to remove the carbon tax. Most of the protesters in Ottawa were locals.

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EvilBuddhaToday  01:30 pm JST

This was the result of an extended investigation that has been going for months conducted by the Canadian intelligence agency CSIS

Yeah considering that the CSIS bungled the investigation of the Kanishka bombing because they had collected evidence against the masterminds without authorization which they proceeded to destroy to be on the right side of privacy laws, India would have great faith in whatever they come up with.

You claimed it was just one man's word; Trudeau's. It clearly wasn't, was it.

The Kanishka bombing happened it 1985, was a clearly separate incident, and has nothing to do with what's happening right now. Deflection at it's finest.

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Canada now has more crime than almost every EU country, more crime than Turkiye, Russia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Romania, Pakistan and places like that that many Canadians think of as being dangerous.

This is mostly BS.

Its true that Canada is more dangerous than most EU countries. It also has a higher murder rate than Vietnam.

Every other country on your list is way more dangerous.

Murder rate by country (per 100,000 per year, most recent available data in 2023)

Canada: 1.76

Turkey: 2.59

Russia: 8.21

Philippines: 6.46

Thailand: 2.58

Pakistan: 3.88

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