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Episode date 18 January 2013
Interviews and reports
Human smuggling decision
(Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
Canadian human smuggling law struck down

A provincial court judge has struck down a portion of a Canadian law designed to prevent what the government calls human smuggling.

Canada’s prime minister vowed to toughen the rules on asylum seekers after ships brought hundreds of Tamil migrants by ship to Canada in 2009 and 2010.  But the judge found the new rule to be too broad and that it could criminalize humanitarian workers and family members.

Janet Dench, is the  executive director of the Canadian Council for Refugees.
Provocative photo of skirt lengths meant as comment on judgment of women goes viral
Photo: Rosea Lake
When Vancouver student Rosea Lake took a picture as part of a high school art project, she had no idea of the reaction it would get.

The picture titled “Judgments” shows the back of model Ali Mackenzie’s leg with words written at different heights. “Matronly” appears at the calf and “Whore” at the very top. “Slut”, “Asking for it” and “Prude”, among others, go in between.
Former First Nations' Leader Speaks
The University of Toronto held an event at its Faculty of Law today entitled, ‘Assessing Canada’s Residential Schools Litigation & Settlement Processes’.  One of the guest speakers was the Chief who played a major role over the years in achieving this settlement process. 

Chief Phil Fontaine, a three-term leader of the Assembly of First Nations, shared his experience as a child in two residential schools in Manitoba in an effort to provide, as his talk was labelled, the ‘context and background to the settlement agreement. 

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Nova Scotia woman cannot be retried for counseling to commit murder, Supreme Court rules
(CBC News report)
The Supreme Court of Canada has overturned the acquittal of Nicole Doucet Ryan, a woman who tried to hire a hit man to kill her abusive husband. In an 8 to 1 decision, Canada's top court stayed proceedings. [...]
Baby, its coooold outside!
Ryan Snoddon/CBC
We know Canada is a cold country, at least in winter, and today's forecast for Labrador on Canada's north east coast calls for a deep freeze. [...]
Prosperous residents of Saskatchewan reward themselves with luxury cars
The number of luxury cars on the roads of Saskatchewan has more than tripled in the last ten years, going from 4,981 ten years ago to 17,785 in 2012. [...]
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