Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Thursday September 12 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Hasidic woman boldly goes where none have before

The major urban city of Montreal is home to a small but thriving community of Orthodox Hasidic Jews.

Although living directly among the wider mainstream community, they have tended to live in particular sections of the city. There is also little interaction with the secular community, as the orthodox community have their own stores and schools for example and ...

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Report: More and more, cost of university education is downloaded onto students

University fees have tripled in Canada since 1990 and will rise another 13% in the next four years, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

According to the report "Degrees of Uncertainty" university students are bearing more and more of the cost of university education, and that cost varies from one Canadian province ...

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Historic deal protects huge tract of prairie land

A piece of one of the most beautiful landscapes in Canada will be preserved by an agreement between the Nature Conservancy of Canada and a co-operative of 72 ranchers in the western prairie lands of the province of Alberta.

On the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, the 12,357-hectare Waldron Ranch is made up ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

'Our Man in Tehran' the real Argo story of the Canadian Caper

A year after the Hollywood film "Argo" was shown at the Toronto International, a documentary that reveals the real story behind the Canadian Caper is making its debut at the Toronto festival Thursday night (September 12).

Last year, Argo downplayed the role of Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor who in 1979 protected six Americans in the Canadian embassy in Teheran. "Our ...

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Sovereignist MP expelled from caucus for criticism of Quebec values charter

Maria Mourani, a federal Member of Parliament with the sovereignist Bloc Québécois party, has been expelled from the party for her criticism of proposed Charter of Values in the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec.

In a statement released Thursday (September 12) Bloc Québécois leader Daniel Paillé said Mourani was expelled because she had refused to resign from an ad hoc group of sovereignists ...

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Rescued porpoise successfully released back into wild

Earlier this year a young adult male harbour porpoise was found stranded on a rock at Saanich Inlet off Vancouver Island. The animal seemed unable to swim.

The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre was called and later determined the porpoise had a lung infection.

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Toronto cop guilty of assault on G20 protester

A Toronto police officer was found guilty of using excessive force during the arrest of a G20 protester on June 26, 2010. Justice Louise Botham said “a police officer is not entitled to use unlimited force to affect an arrest.”

Constable Babak Andalib-Goortani had pleaded not guilty to the assault charge saying protester Adam Nobody had been resisting arrest. ...

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Ban cigarette ads for teens, demands activist

Tobacco ads face severe restrictions in Canada, but anti-smoking activists say teens are targeted by advertising in U.S. magazines that come into the country. Canadian media cannot run lifestyle ads with glamorous imagery and in the last ten years there has been a crackdown on cigarette ads aimed at children.

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New code of conduct for Canada’s national police force

 Recognized around the world for the bright red serge coats, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police serve a variety of roles in areas across Canada.  From traffic patrols in some areas, to investigations of corporate fiscal fraud, and international gang activity and more.

However in recent years, members of the RCMP have been involved in a series of ...

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