Men’s issues group taking Ryerson University’s student union to court over club status

Men’s issues group taking Ryerson University’s student union to court over club status


A “men’s issues” group is taking the Ryerson Students Union to court over its failed bid to attain club status.


The Ryerson Men’s Issues Awareness Society (MIAS) applied last fall for official student group status, which would have entitled it to funding, access to free room and facility rentals and other benefits. But the student union rejected the group on the grounds its focus on men’s issues and purported links to anti-feminist groups ran contrary to the student government’s “core equity values.”

In January, an internal appeal was rejected and now the group has filed an application for a judicial review of the decision — a sort of last-resort appeal for any and all quasi-judicial decisions. It’s being funded by theJustice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, a libertarian organization that grades campus freedom of speech each year and has previously helped pro-life organizations fight for a presence on campus.

Muslims Of Calgary Publish Anti-Ahmadiyya Hate Screed Claim Sect To Be Apostates Allied With Jews To Spread Filth!



That this sort of Islamic hate is being waged in Canada should be worrying in light of the recent sectarian murder of Asad Shah, a member of the Ahmadiyya sect, by a devout Muslim who claimed Shah an apostate blasphemer. However my suspicion is that the Muslims of Calgary organization will be given a pass. Our betters insist Islam is a Religion of Peace after all and no one among them has the courage to upset that apple cart.

A web site called “Muslims in Calgary” has published the following anti-Ahmadiyya hate screed: Qadianiyyah in the light of Islam


Muslims Of Calgary Publish Anti-Ahmadiyya Hate Screed Claim Sect To Be Apostates Allied With Jews To Spread Filth!

Taipei, Beijing continue duel over deportees


The tussle between Taipei and Beijing continue to simmer with mainland claiming jurisdiction in the case while Taiwan said it has filed cases against officials in Nairobi.

A total of 67 people from Taiwan and mainland China will be deported from Kenya on Wednesday after 10 were sent back at the weekend, the official Xinhua news agency cited police as saying. Altogether, 45 are Taiwanese.

They’re part of a larger group of 117 people detained on suspicion of trying to swindle money from mainland victims using electronic communications.

“Mainland police will investigate the Taiwanese suspects in strict accordance with the law and keep Taiwanese authorities informed,” Xinhua cited the mainland’s public security ministry as saying.

Officials also claim jurisdiction in the case because the victims of the crimes they’re suspected of committing were mainlanders.

Taiwan said that it had filed suit against several top officials in Kenya for ignoring the court decision which cleared some of the suspects in the cyber scam case. The officials “allowed Kenyan police to disrespect a court ruling, forcefully detaining our citizens for over 24 hours and illegally cooperating with mainland personnel to deport them to China”, Taiwan’s foreign ministry said in a written report to parliament.

Taiwanese authorities hoped to send a delegation of senior officials to China within two or three days to discuss the matter, said Andrew Hsia, head of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council.

On Tuesday, Kenya said it acted inappropriately and denied Taiwan’s claims that tear gas was used to force some of the Taiwanese to board the flight to the mainland.

EXIT POLL: Ruling Saenuri Fails to Secure Parliament Majority


Anchor: South Korea’s 20th general elections have come to a close, with exit poll results showing that the ruling party has failed to garner a majority of the parliament, for the first time in 16 years. The minor opposition People’s Party appears to have emerged as a powerful alternative party as it was anticipated to have won up to over 40 seats.
Our Kim Bum-soo reports.

Report: Exit poll results show that the ruling Saenuri Party has won around 121 to 143 seats at the general elections, failing to garner a majority of the 300-member parliament.

Key South Korean broadcasters, including KBS, MBC and SBS, and the Korean Broadcasters Association released the results of their poll at 6 p.m. Wednesday as voting for the general elections wrapped up.

In the analysis of the result by KBS, the main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea is predicted to have won around 101 to 123 seats.

The minor opposition People’s Party is forecast to have gained around 34 to 41 seats. Cochairman Ahn Cheol-soo is predicted to have won his district of Nowon in Seoul as well, garnering over 50 percent of voter support.

In the highly contested Jongno district in Seoul, former main opposition party chief Rep. Chung Sye-kyun is predicted to have secured about 51 percent of votes against former Seoul mayor Oh Se-hoon of the Saenuri Party, who received about 42-point-4 percent of voter support.

In the traditional ruling party stronghold of Daegu’s Suseong district, main opposition party candidate Kim Boo-kyum gained about 62 percent of the votes, while former Gyeonggi Provincial Governor Kim Moon-soo got only about 38 percent.

The Justice Party, meanwhile, was forecast to have secured about five to six seats.

Commissioned by the broadcasters and the association, pollsters TNS Korea, Korea Research Center and Research & Research conducted the survey at all 253 electoral districts on a total of around 850-thousand voters immediately after they cast their ballots.

The survey has a 95 percent confidence level with a margin of error of plus or minus two-point-two to six-point-nine percentage points.

KBS, MBC and SBS came up with different predictions on the same survey results as they used different analysis methods.

MBC predicted that the ruling party to have gained between 118 and 136 seats against the Minjoo Party securing around 107 to 128 seats. SBS forecast the ruling party to have won somewhere between 123 to 147 seats while the Minjoo Party securing between 97 and 120 seats.

For the 2012 general elections, KBS’ exit poll analysis demonstrated a 93 percent accuracy, correctly predicting winners from 229 out of 246 districts.
Kim Bum-soo, KBS World Radio News.