Judi McLeod


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Copyright © Canada Free PressRSS Feed for Judi McLeod Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years' experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.Older articles by Judi McLeod

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First it was the runaway bestseller now it’s “Nahgua the made-for-television movie

Apr 27, 2008 — Judi McLeod

Ron Hevener, NahguaIt was against all odds when horseman,writer/artist Ron Hevener saved a proud Arabian stallion from certain death at the slaughterhouse.  Hevener is afterall an against-all-odds kind of guy.  And that’s just the beginning of the adventure-steeped story of “Nahgua”, a horse that will gallop across the human heart forever.

Hevener tells Nahgua’s story in the novel Fate of the Stallion, which sold out in its first printing and at one point almost every school library had a copy.

It’s a story that reminds us never to give up and one that proves that a second chance in life is sometimes possible if only the dreamer will step forward in order to make it happen.


North American Union: Three Amigos Less One?

Apr 23, 2008 — Judi McLeod

imageIf U.S. presidential candidates Senators Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama want to dabble with a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), they’ll find Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper standing in their way.

  Harper issued a warning yesterday to future U.S. leaders out to renegotiate the North American free-trade Agreement (NAFTA), warning them that Canada would drive a tougher bargain because of its position as America’s biggest energy supplier.


Gorging Gore “addicted” to steak

Apr 22, 2008 — Judi McLeod

imagePETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) may have got former Vice President Al Gore in the doghouse with his main Global Warming sidekick Maurice Strong by pointing out his “addiction” to red meat.

  While “PETA appreciates the work that Al Gore has done to raise awareness about the problem of global warming (emphasis PETA’s, they think he’s “Too chicken to go vegetarian”.

  Gore may be finicky when it comes to Mr. Edison’s incandescent light bulb, but according to PETA his love for steak and sausage is creating greenhouse gas emissions.


James “Buffalo Jim” Barrier found dead.  Will Steve Miller be next?

Apr 7, 2008 — Judi McLeod

Wrestlers Psycho Sid, Goldberg, and Rick Steiner lend their support Steve Miller and Buffalo Jim Barrier. Through thick and thin they’ve been a team fighting mob corruption in Las Vegas for decades.

  And now Barrier is dead. 

  According to his closest friend, former Las Vegas City Councilman and Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Steve Miller, “He (James `Buffalo Jim’ Barrier) was found in a room with an empty bottle of valium. 


My prayer for courageous Zimbabwean journalists

Apr 4, 2008 — Judi McLeod

imageTonight my thoughts take me to faraway Zimbabwe, where media reports indicate that riot police are out in full force.  The eerie five-day silence from the Robert Mugabe-led government ended today with a sudden crackdown as police began raiding Harare hotels.

  Police raided the Meikles Hotel, hunting down members of the Movement for Democratic Change said to have won Saturday’s national elections.  Riot police who surrounded the York Lodge Hotel, housing foreign journalists, took several of them away and imprisoned them.


Silence from post-election Zimbabwe deafening

Mar 31, 2008 — Judi McLeod

According to Zimbabwe’s independent newspaper The Zimbabwean, Morgan Tsvangirai has toppled President Robert Mugabe with 58 percent of the popular vote. 

Tsvangirai received 467,000 votes to Mugabe’s 300,000 in Saturday’s general elections.

  See The Zimbabwean election results here.

  There has been no dancing on the streets since word first leaked out that Mugabe had been defeated in election polls. 

  The silence from Mugabe’s fearsome ZANU-PF Party following Election Day is deafening


City of Toronto owes its Tibetan citizens an apology

Mar 30, 2008 — Judi McLeod

The rally with flag-waving Chinese students hurling insults against Tibetans put a black mark on Toronto’s popular Dundas Square yesterday.

Touted as a gathering to promote “anti-violence”, a throng of about 1,000 students chanted “Dalai Lama die there” to a small counter protest of Tibetan protesters who had gathered across the street.


By royal command: Earth Hour

Mar 29, 2008 — Judi McLeod

Toronto motorists were warned on traffic highway signs yesterday that lights in the city should be turned off between 8 & 9 p.m., Saturday, March 29 for Earth Hour.

  Here’s hoping that all would-be home invaders, pedophiles, rapists and burglars don’t drive.

  Lights have always gone a long way in keeping John Q. Public safe from criminal elements up to no good.


The FARC Jones Boy & Congressman James McGovern

Mar 27, 2008 — Judi McLeod

Democrat James McGovern, FARC leader Raul ReyesDead men talk and in the Colombian-Ecuadorian jungle, they talk loudly about Congressman James McGovern (D-Mass).

  The media-downplayed hard drive recovered from the computer of killed Colombian guerilla Raul Reyes, No. 2 in command of the Colombian FARC, tells a tawdry tale of the opposition of House Democrats to the US. -Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

  “Some Democrats oppose the Colombia trade deal because they sympathize more with FARC’s terrorists than with a U.S. antiterror ally (Colombia)”

(The Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2008).


Are suspected terrorists in the “Toronto 18” the same as members of the “Toronto 1

Mar 25, 2008 — Judi McLeod

In an effort to provide them a fair trial, the Canadian government is seeking a limited publication ban on the identities of the adults charged with belonging to the so-called “Toronto 18” group.  The identity of the youth charged with belonging to a homegrown terror cell is already protected under the Young Criminal Justice Act.

  The trial for the youth gets underway in a Brampton court today.

  Almost unheard of since they were nabbed in a foiled undercover operation to kidnap and behead members of Parliament, among other things on June 2, 2006, some of the suspected terrorists are alleged to have attended a terrorist training camp in a wooded area in Washago, near Gravenhurst.

The so-called Toronto-18 is not the first group of suspected terrorists to have fallen off the public radar screen.


Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion swoops down on Salah Choudhury

Mar 19, 2008 — Judi McLeod

Kidnapped from his own office, which had been stormed by members of Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at 7 p.m. Dhaka time last night, anti-Jihadist Muslim journalist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury was questioned for hours.

A para-military arm of the government, RAB is notorious for its crackdowns on dissidents and wholesale violations of human rights.  People taken by RAB often disappear never to be seen again.

  When RAB stormed the offices of Choudhury’s newspaper, Weekly Blitz, they ordered his employees out and interrogated Choudhury, seizing his telephones and not allowing him any communication, friends or legal counsel.


People got SARS from toilet flushing

Mar 17, 2008 — Judi McLeod

On Thursday when Hong Kong shut all kindergartens and primary schools, affecting more than 500,000 children, Toronto environmentalist Maureen Reilly, BA sent an email to Scott Dowell, Coordinating Officer for Global Health, Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Reilly, who is researching the proper protocol for managing fecal waste from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), has for the past decade studied the issue of pathogens in municipal effluents and land applied sludge wastes.


The ugly face of peace anti-war style

Mar 14, 2008 — Judi McLeod

Telling tales on moonbats drives the anti-war crowd into a frenzy as Move America Forward (MAF) found out this afternoon at Washington D.C.’s National Press Club.

  MAF was releasing its investigative report on the nationwide plague of attacks against military recruiting centers (The Sedition Report) when members of CodePink, International ANSWER and Global Exchange went hog-wild.  Heckling, screaming and spitting obscenities, they charged that MAF’s claims of improper actions by anti-war radicals were all lies, that the anti-military activists had been nothing but peaceful.


Global warming graduates to worldwide “security” issue

Mar 13, 2008 — Judi McLeod

Just when you thought that ubiquitous carbon credit peddler Maurice Strong had left the international stage forever, just like this winter’s bitter wind, there he blows again.

Not only is climate change destined to destroy Mother Earth, according to the former United Nations under-secretary-general, it is now a worldwide “security” and foreign relations issue.

How climate change has become a worldwide “security” threat was never explained when Strong spoke to the world from the China Foreign Affairs University Forum.  But there were few details from Strong and Al Gore when climate change climbed to the top as this century’s new religion.


Memo to Bangladeshi Metropolitan Session Judge Mohammad Momin Ullah:

Mar 11, 2008 — Judi McLeod

Memo to Mohammed Momin Ullah, Metropolitan Session Judge, Dhaka, Bangladesh: “We know.  Canada Free Press (CFP) knows that the charges brought up against Bangladeshi journalist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury by the previous Islamist alliance government in Bangladesh, come up in your court, tomorrow.”