Besides Accused Translator, Other Accused Items Were also in The Room With Canada’s Prime Minister

Accused Russian Spy-FNT-Small.pngOTTAWA – Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is involved in yet another media- steered drive-by scandal. According to articles in The Globe and Mail and CBC News, an:  “Accused Russian spy was in the room for Trudeau talks with Ukrainian PM.”  The event, which was captured by a photo attributed to CBC, took place in Canada in October of 2017. Apparently the man was standing close to power.

The accused Russian spy happened to be a translator who travelled to Canada with the Ukrainian political delegation. He has now been arrested in Ukraine and accused of treason by one of the many departments of that country’s security apparatus. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), which is the successor of the former Soviet KGB when Ukraine was part of the USSR, alleges that the translator “passed information to his Russian contacts.”

In the rush to get out the earth-shattering scoop however, the articles fall short of identifying other accused things that were also in the room along with the now accused translator (top left in the photo), the Ukranian Prime Minister, Volodymyr Groysman (2nd from right in the photo) and Prime Minister Trudeau (extreme right in photo).

There is Prime Minister Trudeau’s desk, which has occasionally been accused by cleaning staff of scratching the finish of the floor when it was moved aside to tidy up the room. It too, is often very close to power.

Then there is the photographer and the person in the extreme left of the photo with some sort of a reddish hat. He (seems to be male) is accused of not being identified in the photo, so they might possibly also be Russian spies as well. Once the accusations start being slung around, one can’t be too careful.

As the meeting between the two Prime Ministers was clearly high-level, then there is also the matter of the un-vetted sofa in the room which could certainly be accused of making serious dents in the carpet if someone hadn’t put those little coasters under its feet. Did anyone check for that? I thought not.

According to the article, a statement from the SBU indicated that the translator “had been under surveillance for a while but was allowed to go about his business as security officers gathered evidence.”

In spite of the sense of potential dire consequences to Canada that is implied by the news articles, this would seem to indicate to less paranoid folk that he wasn’t actually considered a threat to anything particularly important at all. Source: FNT Staff

Photo credit: Original image at: CBC ,

Ontario Bans Performances of The Nutcracker Ballet Following Nut Allergy Complaint

The Nutcracker-FNT-Small.pngTORONTO – The Sugar Plum Fairy has had her wings clipped and her ballet slippers taken away by the Grinch who stole a Christmas tradition. Fans of The Nutcracker will not be able to see it anywhere in Ontario this season due to the heavy hand of the state.

In a bizarre rendition of the movie Footloose, legislators snapped into predictable action in a spectacularly progressive move, even for them, and banned all performances of the iconic ballet in the province, because a ticket holder in a Toronto theatre complained of a nut allergy.

The ban followed the spread of anxiety that escalated to a crisis, when the ticket holder, whose name is not being released for her own safety, looked at her stub in the middle of a performance and shrieked: ”Oh, my God! This isn’t Swan Lake! And I am allergic to nuts!”

The theatre was immediately evacuated and despite the panic there were no serious injuries except for the giant Fabergé egg replica, which came to grief when it was tossed out a second floor window and landed on the concrete sidewalk near the stage door.

A woman also fainted when someone said they had seen a stray peanut fifty feet away under a theatre seat. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance as a precaution, but it turned out to be low blood pressure because she had skipped dinner to see the ballet.

The nutphobia ban remains in place until further notice or until The Nutcracker is rebranded with a name change and its history scrubbed from the records.

Shirley Davidson, a bystander waiting to buy a ticket who was rudely shooed away from the window after it closed, spoke to FauxNews Today about the ban.  She said that although the government restriction was “typically Canadian” she felt that Ontario had been a little overzealous in its approach, not to mention behind the times.

“I don’t get it,” she said. “I mean, nut allergies were so 2009.”  Source: FNT Staff

Photo credit: Original images at: National ballet of Canada , Pinterest