Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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Tuesday September 24 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Hot debate continues over Quebec "euthanasia" bill

In Canada, health care is almost entirely within the jurisdiction of individual provinces.

The minority government in the mostly French-speaking province of Quebec is currently proposing a law which it calls “An Act respecting end of life care” and labelled as Bill 52.

Dr Paul Saba, a Montreal doctor heads the Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice, a ...

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Canadian and Japanese prime ministers talk security and trade

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Ottawa on Tuesday (September 24). The two discussed security, trade and energy.

In a press release following a press conference by the two, Prime Minister Harper focused on defence issues: “Canada and Japan enjoy excellent bilateral relations, underpinned by strong cooperation in the areas of commerce ...

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Canada says Iran’s actions speak louder than words

Calling for dialogue with the west, Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani is set to address the United Nations as part of what pundits are calling a “charm offensive.” Iran’s foreign ministry says a planned meeting to discuss restarting nuclear talks signals the beginning of a “new era” in relations with the West.

But Canada “will judge the government ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Group wins Polaris Music Prize, criticizes gala in 'time of austerity'

After winning the Polaris Music Prize, the Montreal group Godspeed You! Black Emperor posted its thanks for the nomination and win, and then criticized organizers for holding a gala "in a time of austerity".

The band's statement addressed "kanada" and "kanadian music-writers" : "thanks for the nomination thanks for the prize- it feels nice to be acknowledged by the Troubled Motherland when ...

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Police say keep your privates private online

Extortionists posed as women, convinced young Canadian men to expose themselves in live video chats, and then demanded money to stop them from revealing the videos to their families and friends on Facebook. Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Richmond, on the Pacific coast investigated and traced the addresses of the extortionists to foreign countries. No money changed hands.

There ...

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Cinéma vérité film pioneer Michel Brault dead at 85

Michel Brault, one of the pioneers of handheld film documentaries in the 1960s, died on Saturday (September 21) on his way to receive a lifetime achievement award in Toronto. He was 85.

The Montreal-born filmmaker started as a cameraman and director of photography at the National Film Board of Canada. With Gilles Groulx he co-directed the 1958 classic of ...

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Bike-sharing service in financial trouble

Montreal has spent billions of dollars on its Bixi bike-sharing program since it started in 2008, but now its auditor general says he has serious doubts whether the service can continue. Canadian cities are trying to encourage travel by bicycle to reduce car traffic, reduce carbon emissions and to improve the health of citizens.

Bixi has been popular and ...

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Barbie joins the Mounties

 Canada’s national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, are typically known more simply as “the Mounties”   Now they have a new member, well, sort of.

"Unarmed" but otherwise relatively correct uniform.for "Mountie Barbie" @ $30 Canadian ...

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A shocking day in Olympic history

It was over in less than 10 seconds.  In fact, on September 24, 1988 Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson shocked the world with a new record in the 100 metres of 9.79 seconds.

In doing so he also shocked and infuriated his arch rival, American Carl Lewis, along with British contender Linford Christie.

Three days later however, Johnson, the ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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