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What's Keeping Door Shut to North Koreans Seeking Haven in Canada? (in News): Group says progress on sponsorships slowed since new immigration minister appointed.  Related Stories Canada Slammed Door Shut to North Korean Escapees (in News) Vancouver's Hidden Children (in News) Transit Police Report Riders to Immigration Nearly Every Day (in News)
The End of AIDS? (in News): Not so fast, says Stephen Lewis. Beyond drugs we need social and political cures.  Related Stories In BC, Ample Fuels for Union Debates (in News) A New Kind of Political Force in Vancouver (in News) Embattled Nurses' Union Set for Leadership Election (in News)
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'Band-Aid' schools: just the thing for a government suffering the death of a thousand cuts: So we can probably all see how this one is going to roll out: Premier Jim Prentice announced four new "starter" public schools in under-served Calgary suburbs today. That's just Calgary. Today or tomorrow, if he likes, he can announce four more in Edmonton, a couple more the next day in Re...
Sisters in Spirit Week 2014 -- Toronto : Sisters in Spirit Week 2014 -- Toronto The Call Out: Fwd: Sisters In Spirit Week 2014 -- Five days of events prior to Sisters in Spirit Vigil Monday, September 29: Art workshop -- Understanding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) through art. 10:00am-12:30pm and 1:30-4:00pm at NWR...
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The ethics of crowd-sourcing your re-election: click on image to enlarge There was some brief excitement on Monday morning as NDP MP Charmaine Borg launched a crowdfunding page that offered rewards for donors that included a mention in Parliament for $50, and an offer to say “Resistance is Futile” in Parliament for $1000, a cheesy referenc...
NDP tricks highlight Conservative doublespeak on missing and murdered indigenous women: We complain a lot about cynicism. Icomplain a lot about cynicism, and I’m remarkably cynical.  That, in and of itself, is pretty cynical. We expect so little from our politicians, and they so frequently disappoint. So when they eventually do something good, as they eventually are want to do, p...
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Clippings — September 23, 2014: International U.S., partner nations launch first strikes in Syria: Pentagon (Reuters) Obama administration cracks down on firms seeking ‘tax inversions’ by moving overseas (The Associated Press) National As Islamic State adds Canada to global hit list, Tories mum on how they’re fighting back (T...
Conference Board report warns of intergenerational income inequality: The gap between what Canadians in their peak earning years (50 to 54) are making compared to those in the early stages of their working lives (25 to 29) has widened significantly since the mid 1980s, according to new analysis from the Conference Board of Canada. And they warn that, if the trend p...
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Power & Politics' Ballot Box question: Learn more about our new interactive features for Power & Politics and how you can take part in the political conversation -- live and on-screen -- here. Ballot Box refreshes daily -- the question you see above is the current question. Internet Explorer 8 users please note: browse...
Korean president to talk trade during Parliament Hill visit: Just days after being put to work during the visit of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. the parliamentary red carpet will be rolled out to line the halls of Centre Block once more as Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives on the Hill. According to the itinerary, Prime Minister St...
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Today on the Hill: Duffy could have trial date set: OTTAWA - Canadians will get a better idea today of when disgraced Sen. Mike Duffy will go on trial on criminal charges.What happens when Duffy's lawyer appears in an Ottawa courtroom could have an impact on the next federal election — specifically, whether it'll be held as scheduled in the fall o...
Mulcair returns to NDP roots with attack on 'freeloader' corporations: OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair is harkening back to the NDP's social democratic roots, casting his party as the champion of working class Canadians and the bane of what he calls corporate "freeloaders."In a toughly-worded speech to be delivered today to a Teamsters rail safety conference, the NDP leader's ...
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Who owns your DNA?: In 1975, Herbert Boyer from the University of California, San Francisco persuaded a savvy venture capitalist, Robert Swanson, to back his idea of producing pure human hormones, like insulin, using the invention that he and his colleague, Stanley Cohen, had developed. Their invention enabled the b...
Central African Republic: Should the World Pay Attention?: Since December 2013, an estimated 5,200 persons have died, according to an Associated Press count. At least 398,000 Central Africans are refugees in neighboring countries, and another 528,000 are internally displaced. Death tolls are undoubtedly higher, as no one knows what has happened in remote...
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Bad news - Not one Indian university in world's top 200: The pathetic rendering of Indian institutions in world university rankings has become a cause for concern among educationists in this emerging country with a growing population and evolving middle-class. The problem India facing in the area of higher education is real and solutions are up for d...
The new IPhone is great? But can we function without lungs?: Almost everyday a new technical marvel hits the news and soon after impact our credit cards. We seem to thrive on what we call progress. Yours truly is no exception, we just go along with the flow. Very few of us are aware of the fact that between 2000 and 2012, roughly five football fields si...
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Conservative Software Project Went Into Production in 2013, Financial Statements Show: [Welcome, National Newswatch readers!] The Conservative Party's mysterious software project was no longer listed as an "asset under development", but rather full-fledged "computer software", in financial statements the party recently filed with Elections Canada for the 2013 calendar year. At a to...
June By-election Turnout: How low could we go? (You don’t want to know): Until Monday, Canada had never had a federal by-election with turnout under 20%. As of today – Canada Day – we've had two of them. Whether by accident or design, the decision by the Prime Minister to hold four federal by-elections on the Monday between a summer weekend and a statuatory holiday le...
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WTF Monday: Abuse against women online: Take Back The Tech, an online campaign that seeks to bring awareness and end abuse against women in the info and tech world, has recently published a report that analyzes the policies on reporting abuse on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.And of course, they totally suck. The report shows that ther...
Gender Block: Take Back the Night: September is home to Take Back the Night dates throughout Canada. Some cities, such as St. John’s and Fredericton had theirs this past weekend, and this upcoming week Edmonton, Guelph and others, will host rallies, workshops, and marches.“Take back the night in itself i, one moment where us survi...
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Suspect Hunter Ryan Hamilton Woods charged with murder in a fatal shooting incident at 5443 Garden Village Drive : Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 5443 Garden Village Drive about 12:50 a.m.on September 5. {ads1}The suspect, Hunter Ryan Hamilton Woods (w/m, 18) is charged with murder in the 232nd State District Court.  He accused in the killing of Barrett S...
Fatal pedestrian collision claims a youth's life at nightclub's parking lot in 590 Alden Road. : Investigators with the York Regional Police Collision Investigation Unit are seeking witnesses after a fatal pedestrian collision in the City of Markham. {ads1}On Saturday, September 20, 2014, shortly after 6 p.m., a 17-year-old male and 16-year-old female were struck by a van in the parking lot...
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Motherboard: It's time to reform CSEC: The national call to rein in CSEC is growing, with citizens, organizations, and decision-makers across the country sharing our video on the abuses of government spying. If you haven't seen the video yet, check it out at https://OpenMedia.c...
The Star: Privacy Commissioner to RCMP: We need to talk: Canada's Privacy Commissioner is investigating the RCMP for making countless warrantless requests for Canadians' private information. Do you think we'll finally see some reforms in the way our police force treats Canadians' privacy? Articl...
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Don’t say the “N” word:
Improving Iraq: There is a certain naiveté inherent in believing dysfunctional foreign nations can be made viable simply through outside military intervention. This was obviously the great lesson of the second Bush administration and the war to remove Saddam Hussein: Iraq was a blood-soaked basket-case under Sad...
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Northern Gateway Shows New Approach Needed: Last month, the Northern Gateway pipeline was approved by the Harper government. In response, many First Nations people swore they would never support the pipeline being built through their lands. Many people accused the Aboriginals of being greedy and lazy, opposing the pipeline simply...
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Ranking the Lesser of All Evils: So we finally know exactly who will be on the ballot for mayor of our quiet little town of Toronto. It’s not who we expected, which isn’t surprising in a strange way, but it is done. In a sane world the municipal campaign wouldn’t start until now. Six weeks is more than enough time to hear from t...
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Government Procurement Failure: BC Ministry of Education Case Study: Apologies for the lack of posts. I’ve been in business mode – both helping a number of organizations I’m proud of and working on my own business. For those interested in a frightening tale of inept procurement, poor judgement and downright dirty tactics when it comes to software procurement and g...
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Presentation on the Bloor/Durie development in Bloor West Village #parkhp #topoli: Hello all! It's been a while here at the blog. Apologies. I hope to get back to posting more regularly in the near future. I wanted to post my speaking notes from today on an issue that came before the Etobicoke York Community Council. As you will note from my previous blog entry, I have been inv...
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Summertime and the Living is Easy in Vancouver: Folks who live in Vancouver tend to be here because of the lifestyle. That’s why I’m here. Hope you’re having a nice summer too, people. Related posts: Are We Living in the Prohibition Era Again? A local politician has a couple of beers at a... Related posts brought to you by Ye...
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The Cornerstone of Gentrification in the Downtown East Side: From the Woodward squat ten years ago, to a displaced neighbourhood VANCOUVER—Towering 43 storeys at the corner of Abbott and Hastings St, in the poorest neighbourhood in Vancouver—the Downtown East S...

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