Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Tuesday December 10 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Afghan law to protect women weakly enforced: UN

Canadian activist furious

The United Nations says authorities in Afghanistan have registered more reports of violence against women in the past year, but prosecutions and convictions under the law remained low. The Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women was enacted in 2009 and criminalizes violence against women as well as harmful practices like ...

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Privacy commissioner investigating incident of denied entry to U.S. over medical issue

Canadian Ellen Richardson was on her way to a Caribbean cruise, flying to New York City, when she was stopped by a U.S. Customs agent at Toronto's Pearson Airport over a hospitalization in 2012 for clinical depression.

Richardson, who is a paraplegic, was told by the agent she would have to get "medical clearance" before being allowed into ...

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The inner face of terrorism

Five years ago last month, ten Pakistani men associated with the terror group Laskhar-e-Tayyiba stormed buildings in Mumbai, Inida, killing 164 people--including two Canadians--and wounding dozens more.

One of those wounded was Canadian actor Michael Rudder, who was in Mumbai on a meditation retreat. Rudder was severely wounded and still suffers from both the physical and psychological after-effects of ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Liberal leader elected, will return to Quebec provincial legislature

The leader of the Official Opposition Liberal Party in Canada's second most populous province of Quebec won a by-election Monday (December 9) and will now be able to sit in the Quebec National Assembly.

Philippe Couillard was a former health minister in the Liberal government of Premier Jean Charest, but left politics in 2008.

In September 2012, Jean ...

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Current and former Canadian leaders attend Mandela memorial

A coalition of diverse Canadian political figures was among the tens of thousands who gathered Tuesday at the giant Soweto soccer stadium in Johannesburg to mourn and celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.

A cold rain--seen by many South African as a blessing--fell throughout the ceremony and appeared to kee many away from the stadium that seats over 90,000. ...

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Munro books sell like hotcakes after Nobel prize

Sales of books by Canadian short-story writer Alice Munro have spiked in Canada and around the world since she won the Nobel Prize for literature. Sales increased by 4,424 per cent in Canada according to a study released by BookNet Canada, a non-profit industry group that tracks sales and inventory.

Sales of translated books increased by 4,213 ...

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Canada's CSEC set up spy posts for NSA around the world

Canada has set up covert spying posts around the world at the request of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) according to a new report broadcast Monday (December 9) by Canada's national public television broadcaster CBC.

CBC journalist Greg Weston, using a NSA document leaked by former NSA contract employee Edward Snowden, reports the espionage involved clandestine surveillance activities ...

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Clothing magnate stepping down in pants controversy

The founder and chairman of a Canadian clothing retailer is stepping down a month after making controversial comments that appeared to blame customers' weight for problems the company was facing.

Vancouver-based Lululemon Athletica has been grappling for months with issues regarding the sheerness of its Luon yoga pants.

The pants were pulled from store shelves in April because ...

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Montreal singer-songwriter nominated for a Grammy

Jennifer Gasoi has been nominated for a prestigious Grammy Award for her children’s album Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well. Gasoi has also twice been nominated for a Canadian Juno Award.

Gasoi took a course in jazz singing at McGill University in Montreal and discovered a passion for making beautiful music.  She says she ...

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