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May 18th, 2012 by Nuggler last post
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Cross-border shopping ‘drain’ on economy
Cross-border shopping ‘drain’ on economy Duty-free hikes will make matters worse, bank report says OTTAWA — Cross-border shopping is costing the Canadian economy much more than believed and new rules raising... (by mentalfloss)
May 18th, 2012 by Nuggler last post
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Surprise! Mayor Rob Ford appears at gay event
Surprise! Mayor Rob Ford appears at gay event Toronto Mayor Rob Ford shocked gays, their parents and friends Thursday by appearing at a... (by mentalfloss)
May 18th, 2012 by CDNBear last post
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Inflation inches higher to 2% Transportation, energy cost increases are major factors
Consumer prices rose by two per cent in the year ended in April, slightly ahead of the annual pace seen the previous month. Statistics Canada said increases in transportation costs were the major factor in the uptick. They were 3.2 per cent higher. ... (by petros)
May 18th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Ottawa mum on Afghan funding ahead of G8 summit
Ottawa mum on Afghan funding ahead of G8 summit U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes Canada’s prime minister and five other world leaders today to this bucolic presidential retreat as he kicks off two international summits. Prime Minister Stephen... (by mentalfloss)
May 17th, 2012 by damngrumpy last post
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Moved: Please spare us from the multitude of mulcair threads
Can these be rolled into one big ball on Mulcair please- (by Goober)
May 17th, 2012 by CDNBear last post
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Is roadkill coming to Canadian dinner tables?
Is roadkill coming to Canadian dinner tables? Ottawa - The Conservative government intends to change regulations to allow animals to be killed on the farm before being processed for human consumption. The opposition... (by mentalfloss)
May 17th, 2012 by JLM last post
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Old Age Security affordable without changes, watchdog says
Old Age Security affordable without changes, watchdog says Parliamentary Budget Officer says no need to raise OAS eligibility age to 67 from 65 Canada can afford its Old Age Security system without making younger Canadians... (by mentalfloss)
May 17th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Computer hacker found not guilty of G-20 summit bomb plot
Apparently he spent 10 months in jail before they could finally come to their senses to let him go. Computer hacker found not guilty of G-20 summit bomb plot OTTAWA — A protester arrested as leaders of the world's top economies gathered in Toronto... (by mentalfloss)
May 17th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Chinese firm's Canadian contracts raise security fears
Chinese firm's Canadian contracts raise security fears Barred by the U.S. and Australia, tech giant Huawei makes inroads in Canada The former head of U.S. counter-espionage says the Harper government is putting North American security at risk by... (by mentalfloss)
May 16th, 2012 by JLM last post
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Should the government guarantee full-time minimum wage?
Some here have accused me of not caring for the poor because of my opposition to minimum wage legislation, so I decided I'll turn the tables around with a question to those who support minimum wage legislation: Do you support the government... (by Machjo)
May 16th, 2012 by AyameTaylor last post
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Masks of Mischief
(Note: As i could not find the archive I am going to type out the Article i just read here, and post a photo of the article taken by my web cam. If anyone can find this article and hot link it for validity it would be appreciated) So, I think... (by AyameTaylor)
May 16th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Harper cabinet about-face: health minister meets with UN hunger envoy
Harper cabinet about-face: health minister meets with UN hunger envoy OTTAWA — Leona Aglukkaq is meeting with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food Wednesday, as he wraps up his first-ever mission to a developed country. The... (by mentalfloss)
May 16th, 2012 by Machjo last post
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Tough love Conservative style
It's no revelation that real wages haven't keep pace with rising costs over the years resulting in many people working at or below the subsistance level in this country and others in the developed world. But according to Jim Flaherty Canadians should be... (by Redmonton_Rebel)
May 15th, 2012 by Redmonton_Rebel last post
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Liberals on the rise - WARNING - Graphic content
Liberals on the rise - WARNING - Graphic content (by Goober)
May 15th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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F-35 program to get overhaul after scathing AG report
F-35 program to get overhaul after scathing AG report Canada will re-examine the F-35 jet fighter program following the release of an auditor general's report today that slams the Defence Department... (by mentalfloss)
May 14th, 2012 by Nuggler last post
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NDP sets up roadblocks to budget bill POPULAR!
NDP sets up roadblocks to budget bill New Democrat MPs have begun slipping procedural knots over Parliament in a bid to prevent the Harper government from speedily passing its massive budget implementation bill. The NDP triggered a series of... (by mentalfloss)
May 14th, 2012 by Goober last post
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Tory attacks against NDP getting little media traction
Tory attacks against NDP getting little media traction OTTAWA — With its two-week-long campaign targeting the NDP's shadow cabinet having largely fallen on deaf ears in the media, the Conservatives seem to be... (by mentalfloss)
May 14th, 2012 by petros last post
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NASA: Tar sands is the "dirtiest of fuels" POPULAR!
NASA's James Hansen: tar sands is the "dirtiest of fuels" and "game over for the climate" James Hansen, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, made another appeal this week to end our reliance on tar sands oil or it will be “game... (by mentalfloss)
May 14th, 2012 by Locutus last post
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Bailing-out the Quebec Mafia
Canadian stimulus money goes to companies, people implicated in Quebec scandals MONTREAL—Some of the public money set aside for Canada’s economic recovery has ended up in the hands of companies and individuals accused of taking part in an elaborate... (by Locutus)
May 14th, 2012 by Machjo last post
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Peter MacKay blames opposition, media for Libya-cost controversy
OTTAWA Canadas embattled defence minister took to the airwaves Sunday to make his case that he did not mislead Canadians about the cost of the military mission to Libya. Defence Minister Peter MacKay said opposition parties and the media have... (by Locutus)
May 14th, 2012 by petros last post
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Opposition leader needs to rethink position on resources
Tom Mulcair's derision of oilsands is raising the ire of the West as he tries to pit one part of the country against the other Unusually, a premier is stepping forward to do battle with official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair over the pace of... (by petros)
May 13th, 2012 by Machjo last post
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From CUPE's Annual Convention:
Harper to blame for the economy PEI Premier Joe Ghiz, speaking in Charlottetown at CUPE's annual convention:"Wehave to make sure that each and every Canadian gets to share in the wealth of our country. Today, in my opinion, Stephen Harper is... (by Locutus)
May 12th, 2012 by L Gilbert last post
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Ontario vows to keep collecting data on gun buyers despite federal objections
Ontario vows to keep collecting data on gun buyers despite federal objections TORONTO — Ontario says it won’t create a provincial gun registry, but it will require stores to keep records of who buys guns, despite federal objections. Community... (by mentalfloss)
May 11th, 2012 by SLM last post
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Charities urge Peter Kent to retract 'laundering' accusation
Charities urge Peter Kent to retract 'laundering' accusation Canadian charities are demanding Environment Minister Peter Kent retract accusations that some charitable groups are "laundering" foreign funds in Canada. ... (by mentalfloss)
May 11th, 2012 by Locutus last post
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Adam Vaughan's `special' jury duty pass
Because, you know, he's Adam Vaughan. And he deserves recognition for the work he does there at City Hall. Toronto councillors delivered their verdict on jury duty Wednesday - they dont want to do it. Councillors voted 23 to 11 in favour of... (by Locutus)
May 11th, 2012 by dumpthemonarchy last post
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Libya mission cost 7X more than advertised
True cost of Libya mission was seven times gov't. estimate: documents OTTAWA — Amid allegations the Conservative government intentionally lowballed the price of the F-35 stealth fighter project, newly released National Defence documents indicate the... (by mentalfloss)
May 11th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Canadian medical calls were routed to Italy
N.L. marine medical calls routed to Italy When Shang Rideout called for medical assistance for his ailing father Ronald, skipper of the fishing vessel Sherry Ann Chris, he did not expect to speak with a doctor in Rome — and did not expect the doctor... (by mentalfloss)
May 11th, 2012 by dumpthemonarchy last post
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Sask. fields grow jet biofuel
Yeah, lets grow jet fuel instead of food. **** the starving, I want to fly to Jamaica with ego-friendly jet fuels. The seeds for a new kind of jet biofuel are being grown right here in Saskatchewan. Biojet flight tests are currently taking place... (by petros)
May 11th, 2012 by IdRatherBeSkiing last post
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April 2012 Poll Avgs - The streams have crossed.
April 2012 Federal Poll Averages A month of tremendous change, April saw the New Democrats storming from a distant second to a narrow first. Thomas Mulcair may be in the midst of a honeymoon, but it is quite the... (by mentalfloss)
May 11th, 2012 by earth_as_one last post
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Cuts threaten Canada's satellite eye on the Arctic
Cuts threaten Canada's satellite eye on the Arctic A majority of Canadians see Arctic sovereignty as the country's top foreign-policy priority, according to a recent poll by Ekos Research for the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global ... (by mentalfloss)
May 10th, 2012 by DurkaDurka last post
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Vic Toews cuts access to porn... for prisoners.
Vic Toews says he’s cut access to porn on TVs in Nova Scotia prison Public Safety Minister Vic Toews says he’s cut the cable channels that were allowing some Nova Scotia inmates to watch porn in prison. “I recently discovered that some inmates had... (by mentalfloss)
May 10th, 2012 by DurkaDurka last post
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Ford ignores the media at World Press Freedom event
Toronto News: Mayor Rob Ford marks World Press Freedom Week - thestar.com Rob Ford celebrates World Press Freedom Day, does not take reporters Ford ignores the media at World Press Freedom event | Home | Toronto Sun He blew an opportunity to be... (by Locutus)
May 10th, 2012 by petros last post
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Toronto Sportsmen’s Show wins exemption from city
A successful bid to allow the Toronto Sportsmens Show back at Exhibition Place reignited the fiery debate around how to combat gun violence in the city. Council voted Wednesday night 22 to 10 to exempt the popular hunting, fishing and outdoor... (by Locutus)
May 9th, 2012 by gerryh last post
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What are they teaching our kids?
TORONTO - "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted." - Vladimir Lenin One school seems to be sowing the seeds of hate against the Jews. Another seems to be training third graders to learn how to be... (by Locutus)
May 9th, 2012 by Locutus last post
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Taxpayers footing bill for PM's private lawyer
OTTAWA -- The Conservative government has hired a private-sector lawyer -- at taxpayers' expense -- to represent Prime Minister Stephen Harper and three others who are among those being sued for defamation by former Tory cabinet minister Helena... (by Locutus)
May 9th, 2012 by Tonington last post
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Contaminated sites to cost us $7.7 Billion
Contaminated sites pose billions in risk OTTAWA — The federal government is facing $7.7 billion in environmental liabilities for approximately 22,000 federal contaminated sites across the... (by mentalfloss)
May 9th, 2012 by Locutus last post
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Toronto police will not charge reporter Daniel Dale over Mayor Rob Ford incident
Police investigators have found no evidence that Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale was on the mayors property or looked over his fence last week and will not be charging him in connection with his well-publicized confrontation with Rob Ford. ... (by Locutus)
May 9th, 2012 by Cliffy last post
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Cancer rate sinks as less people smoke
Cancer claiming fewer Canadian lives, report says Canadians are making progress in the battle against cancer. A new report from Canadian Cancer Society says close to 100,000 lives have been saved over the past 20 years because of the declining rates... (by mentalfloss)
May 9th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Federal Tories tied to Quebec companies accused of corruption
Federal Tories tied to Quebec companies accused of corruption The federal Conservative Party received donations from dozens of employees at three engineering firms now implicated in high-profile police investigations into Quebec's construction... (by mentalfloss)
May 9th, 2012 by JLM last post
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Vote in southern U.S. state bans gay marriages
Vote in southern U.S. state bans gay marriages Voters in North Carolina Tuesday approved a state constitutional amendment forbidding gay marriages, civil unions and domestic partnerships, still divisive social issues in the United States. The ... (by mentalfloss)
May 9th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Ministers got inside track to Jets tickets
Ministers got inside track to Jets tickets WINNIPEG - It’s like getting caught with a hand in the cookie jar filled, instead, with Winnipeg Jets season tickets. That’s the... (by mentalfloss)
May 9th, 2012 by Liberalman last post
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God, The Holy Books And Politics
God, The Holy Books And Politics Politically who is God? Is God communist or socialist or capitalist? If you use the religious texts of all the religions where would you put God in the political spectrum? (by Liberalman)
May 9th, 2012 by Liberalman last post
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Artist Destroys Artwork On Live TV To Protest Harper
Allan Harding MacKay Destroys Artwork On Live TV To Protest Ottawa's Treatment Of Veterans And Aboriginals TORONTO - Canadian artist Allan Harding MacKay says he's destroying five pieces of his own artwork to... (by mentalfloss)
May 8th, 2012 by Cabbagesandking last post
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Environment commissioner expected to slam Tories
Environment commissioner expected to slam Tories Kyoto, climate change targets and contaminated sites subject of report Climate change experts are expecting the federal environment commissioner to take a critical view of the government's policies on ... (by mentalfloss)
May 8th, 2012 by petros last post
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Sask. premier slams Mulcair over 'Dutch disease' comments
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is accusing federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair of dividing Canadians with his comments about the economy and energy. In a recent interview, Mulcair said the resource sector in western Canada is artificially driving up the... (by petros)