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Are there mass graves of indigenous children in Canada?

In 2021 there were reports of mass graves in Canada. For instance, CNN analysis quotes Indigenous peoples that tens of thousands of their children were forcibly removed from their families for ...
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Has the Kamloops International School "mass grave" been verified? [closed]

Throughout much of the news media over the last couple years in Canada (and internationally), it was claimed that a mass grave of 215 Native American children had been found at a mass grave site at ...
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Was there recent book burning in Canada?

Australian new source News.com.au reports On Tuesday, it was reported in Canadian media that in 2019 a “flame purification ceremony” was held by the French language school board Conseil scolaire ...
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Is Alberta ending coronavirus restrictions because of failing to provide evidence of SARS-COV2 virus existence in court?

Variations of this image circulate claiming that a man named Patrick King won a court case in which he challenged the province to provide an isolated sample of the virus, which they failed. The rumors ...
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Were the remains of 215 indigenous children, some as young as 3 years old, found at the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in Canada?

According to many reports this week, a mass grave was found in Kamloops, BC, containing the remains of at least 215 indigenous children. For example: "Indigenous groups call for Canada to ...
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Was a Canadian father jailed for referring to his trans son as his daughter?

A recent PostMilennial article claims: After the hearing, Hoogland gave an interview to The Federalist saying that people cannot change sex, and that mega-doses of exogenous testosterone would damage ...
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Do 50% of Canadians live south of the 45°42′N latitude?

Brilliant Maps claim that: While the 49th parallel is often thought of as the border between the US and Canada, the vast majority of Canadians (roughly 72%) live below it, with 50% of Canadians ...
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Were Canadian politicians targeted by an Indian intelligence covert influence operation?

Global News reported that Canadian politicians were targets of Indian intelligence covert influence operation. Indian intelligence agencies attempted to use money and disinformation to “covertly ...
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Did Canada "mandate the content of voluntary speech"?

In this clip with Jordan Peterson conversing with Russel Brand, Peterson says, (3m:57s) The government, for the first time in the history of Canada and really in a move that was unprecedented in ...
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Did over half of the women who had abortions in Canada do so because they were pressured to?

I came across an Abortion Awareness clip that stated: Studies have shown that over half of post-abortive women in Canada say that their decision was heavily pressured and in some cases bullied by ...
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Would Egale's recommendations for law reform make anal sex legal at any age in Canada?

LifeSiteNews claims recommendations made by Egale, a Canadian LGBT advocacy organization, on changing laws would allow anal sex 'anytime, any place, with anyone'. Specifically, it claims that the age ...
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Does Alberta law require homeschooling parents to not teach that homosexuality is a sin?

This 2012 Patheos article claims Section 16 of Alberta's 2012 education act it forces parents not to teach that homosexuality is a sin as part of their official schooling, but I can't confirm it.
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Did the Canadian government look through a catalogue of guns and ban the scary looking ones?

In Canada, certain firearms are classified as "prohibited", and one cannot possess or acquire them unless they were owned before the law was made. Such firearms include .25 and .32 calibre handguns, ...
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Does Canadian law allow the government to take children away from parents that don't accept their gender identity?

Canada to take kids from Parents that don’t recognize Gender Confusion A Canadian province has passed a law that gives rights to the government to take away children from families that don’t accept ...
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Do more than half of Ontario residents believe that "mainstream" Islamic doctrines promote violence?

In its article about the recent shootings in Quebec City, the New York Times reported that: A survey in Ontario last summer found that while there was widespread support for accepting the refugees, ...
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Are Dr. Zakir Naik's speeches banned in the UK, Canada, and Malaysia?

NDTV, which is currently India's Most Trusted TV Media Brand, claims: Mr Naik's speeches are banned in the UK, Canada and Malaysia. This post by The Daily Star (Bangladesh's most widely circulated ...
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Do Danish and Canadian militaries exchange gifts on a disputed island?

The following image is circulating on LinkedIn: There is an island which is disputed territory between Canada and Denmark. The militaries of both countries periodically visit to remove the other ...
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Were the Dene people unaware they had mined ore for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki until the 1990s?

From a web project called The Forbidden Rock Prophecy (elsewhere it claims the atomic bombs were prophesied): Nor did they know what the materials they carried would be used for. So in addition ...
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Is Canadian PM Trudeau's explanation about quantum computing accurate?

In a recent press conference Justin Trudeau answered a journalist who asked him (initially jokingly) to explain quantum computers. He obliged with a <1 minute explanation which seems to receive ...
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Did Canadian children sing the Islamic song "Tala'al badru" to welcome Syrian refugees?

Saw this video being shared around in the social media, ostensibly a performance by Canadian children to welcome Syrian refugees' arrival to Canada. I recognized the song as the Islamic song Tala' al ...
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Have Islamic prayers been introduced into Ontario public schools while Christian ones have been removed?

Recently I saw one of those chain letters circulating that made a number of lurid claims that looked suspect for me. Here's the first such claim: Islamic prayers have now been introduced into ...
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In Canada, will there soon be more female doctors than male doctors?

Obviously no one can know the future with certainty. But several articles make statements regarding more women graduating with medical degrees than men and that in the near future more doctors will be ...
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If you have half of a Canadian $20 bill, is it worth $10?

I recently saw this tweet by What The F*** Facts: In Canada, if you have half of a $20 bill, it is worth $10. Is there any truth to this claim?
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Did Canada go from 2.5 million protected lakes and rivers, to just 159?

This claim, apparently originating with the Canadian New Democratic Party, states that under the Harper government, the number of protected lakes and rivers has dropped dramatically: On Facebook this ...
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Do honeybees disrupt native pollinators in North America?

One of my colleagues at work is vegan, and I became curious about why vegans don't eat honey. After a search on the internet I found a website explaining why honey is not vegan. However what baffled ...
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Is food in Alberta, Canada contaminated with radioactivity?

A Canadian high-school student is reported to have found that some kelp from supermarkets is radioactive beyond safe limits. “Some of the kelp that I found was higher than what the International ...
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Has the Canadian government recently dismissed a net of 2,000 scientists?

A CBC article claims: In the past five years the federal government has dismissed more than 2,000 scientists, and hundreds of programs and world-renowned research facilities have lost their ...
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Has the cost of wireless services in Canada fallen nearly 20% during 2008-2013?

On Stephen Harper's Facebook page (the Prime Minister of Canada), I found many claims that I am skeptical of. The first one is that since 2008, the cost of wireless services has fallen 20 per cent. ...
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Did Canadian company HyperStealth invent an invisibility cloak?

This seemingly legitimate camouflage design company says it invented an invisibility cloak called Quantum Stealth that works by bending light "without cameras, batteries, lights or mirrors." http://...
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Does the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms not apply to government hiring practices?

While I was reading Yahoo! News today, I came across this article which discussed British Columbia's New Democratic Party's affirmative-action rules: According to the BC NDP's affirmative-action ...
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Are only 80% of Canadians born in the country?

This came up in chat where it was claimed that about 20% of Canadians are not born in the country itself, is that true? 20% of Canadians were not born in Canada
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Does the Conservative Party of Canada have a ban on abortion in its platform?

It would either be an outright ban (outlawed) or a ban on the public funding part (health care being all public in Canada). But I'm just asking: is there such a thing in their platform?
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