Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Wednesday June 19 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Politicians vaunt achievements as Canada's House of Commons adjourns early

Friday was supposed to be the last day for MPs in Canada's House of Commons before the summer break, but Tuesday night (June 18) an all-party deal adjourned the House until the autumn.

The last few weeks have seen raucous Question Periods full of accusations and counter accusations, both from the the opposition parties and the ruling Conservative ...

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Critical Hit, Concordia University's Summer Program

Montreal is one of the centres of video game design and development in the world, and now the people behind Concordia University’s Centre for Technoculture, Art and Design (TAG) are opening up their labs to designers wanting to create games with a difference.

“Critical Hit” is the name of a summer program the centre will oversee for ...

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40% of aboriginal children live in poverty

Indigenous children in Canada are over two and a half times more likely to live in poverty than are non-indigenous children, according to a study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Save the Children Canada.

The average child poverty rate for all aboriginal children is 40 per cent compared to 15% for ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Maximum 10-year prison term for wearing mask in riot or unlawful assembly

A Canadian bill that would ban the wearing of masks during a riot or unlawful assembly was proclaimed law during a royal assent ceremony in the Senate this afternoon (June 19).

Bill C-309, a private member's bill introduced by Conservative MP Blake Richards in 2011, passed third reading in the Canada's upper chamber the Senate on May 23.
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NXNE

North by North East is the festival of 1000 bands, 150 comedians, 65 NXNEi Sessions and 60 artists.  And it's still only half the size of SXSW, the Texas gathering that brings fans and visitors to Austin from all over the world in early March.

By all accounts, Toronto's 19th edition of NXNE was a big success. ...

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MP Bob Rae resigns to devote his time to First Nations issues

Longtime politician Bob Rae announced Wednesday (June 19) that he was leaving politics to return to his original profession of lawyer and mediator to work on First Nation Indigenous issues.

The Liberal opposition Member of Parliament had been interim party leader before the election of Justin Trudeau in April of this year.

At a news conference with Trudeau ...

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Alice Munro honoured for latest book

Alice Munro is the winner of one of this year’s Trillium Book Awards, for her thirteenth, and most recent collection of short stories called “Dear Life: Stories”  They are tales about the people in the communities on the Ontario shore of Lake Huron.

This is Munro's second Trillium Book Award.  In 1990 she won for "Friend of ...

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Porn film spoofing officer is legal, judge rules

A porn film mocking a Montreal police officer cannot be banned ruled Justice Helene Le Bel of the Quebec Superior Court on Monday. Nor can the makers of the film be obliged to pay $100,000 in damages, reports the Globe and Mail.

Constable Stefanie Trudeau has been dogged by allegations of police brutality after the release of ...

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Joni Mitchell gives rare performance at tribute

Iconic Canadian folk singer Joni Mitchell surprised an adoring audience at a tribute for her Tuesday by kicking off her shoes to sing some songs, tell some stories and sway to the music. The event to mark her 70th birthday was part of the Luminato arts festival in Toronto.


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