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TTC workers could walk out Monday, strike
Bob Kinnear, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113, said today that Toronto, Ontario, Canada transit workers may begin striking as early as this Monday...
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  • Updated Apr 7th, 2005 by Christopher Walsh
Canada presses Iran for an international investigation into Kazemi death
Canada pulled out of a trade conference with the Iranian Government after discussions surrounding the alleged torture and death of photo-journalist Zahra Kazemi fell through...
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  • Updated Apr 6th, 2005 by Editing Staff
Canadians will require passport for US entry
Canadian travelers will see a phased in requirement to carry passports in the next several years. In a multi-nation initiative to restrict illegal immigration and travel ...
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  • Updated Apr 5th, 2005 by Christopher Walsh
MGM vs Grokster case moves to the Supreme Court
As the case between film studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer and file-sharing software firm Grokster continues in the US Supreme Court, protesters from the Electronic Frontier Foundation ...
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  • Updated Apr 5th, 2005 by Editing Staff
Medical organizations release report, hospital waiting times
Seven national medical organizations have united to release an interim report examining the problem of wait times for health care in Canada and to establish new benchmarks for medically acceptable wait times for care.
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  • Updated Apr 3rd, 2005 by Roy Whyte
Pope John Paul II dies, Vatican confirms
After months of failing health, His Holiness Pope John Paul II passed away today, April 2. He was 84 years old. The Vatican confirmed the death at 20:00 UTC.
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  • Updated Apr 2nd, 2005 by Editing Staff
Canada, EU impose duties on US imports
The European Union (EU) and Canada announced they will impose a 15% on some United States (U.S.) imports...
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  • Updated Apr 1st, 2005 by Editing Staff
Flight logs found that back Canadians claim of kidnapping by US government
Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian citizen, is suing the United States, accusing them of kidnapping him and sending him to Syria, where he was detained and tortured for a year...
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  • Updated Mar 31st, 2005 by Editing Staff
Canadian football considering expansion
The Canadian Football League released details today concerning the June 11 exhibition game dubbed Touchdown Atlantic between the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats ...
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  • Updated Mar 30th, 2005 by Editing Staff
Ten dead in Minnesota after school shooting
A 17-year-old Minnesota student is believed to have shot his grandfather and another woman, driven a pickup truck to his high school, then shot a security guard, a teacher, and five classmates...
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  • Updated Mar 22nd, 2005 by Editing Staff
Microsoft not compliant with EU ruling
Bill Gate's Microsoft could be fined as much as 5.0% of its daily income, roughly US$ 5 million, if it does not comply with demands set by the European Commission.
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  • Updated Mar 21st, 2005 by Editing Staff
Earthquake rocks southern Japan, Tsunami warnings issued
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7 rocked Japan's southwestern island of Kyushu at 10:53 am local time today (0153 UTC) ...
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  • Updated Mar 20th, 2005 by Editing Staff
Canadian forces to carry out exercises in the Arctic
The Canadian Forces will soon carry out a major sovereignty patrol in the high Arctic including air crash simulation ...
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  • Updated Mar 19th, 2005 by Roy Whyte
JetsGo crashes
Jetsgo Corporation announced today that it is ceasing all operations effective immediately. Passengers are advised to make alternative travel arrangements ...
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  • Updated Mar 11th, 2005 by Canadian Newswire Agency
United Nations votes against human cloning
A divided UN General Assembly has voted to approve a nonbinding statement against all forms of human cloning.
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  • Updated Mar 11th, 2005 by Editing Staff
CIA sending suspects overseas for rendition
The CIA has been secretly authorized by a classified directive, signed by US President Bush, to send suspects overseas as part of a "rendition" process...
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  • Updated Mar 7th, 2005 by Editing Staff
Four RCMP officers killed in raid
Four Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers were shot and killed while raiding a house in the rural town of Mayerthorpe, Alberta...
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  • Updated Mar 6th, 2005 by Editing Staff
Mike Harris to deny Ipperwash allegations
Ex-Ontario premier Michael Harris has allegedly made some comments that may link him to the violence that happened in a police action in 1995 which left a native activist killed.
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  • Updated Mar 4th, 2005 by Editing Staff
U.S. angered, Canadian position on missile defence
Senior Canadian officials said Tuesday that U.S. President George W. Bush has not returned a telephone call Paul Martin made to him last week...
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  • Updated Mar 3rd, 2005 by Editing Staff
Canadian Sovereignty, America-Style
US Ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci has warned Canadians that the United States will have no qualms about launching interceptor missiles into Canadian airspace, claiming that Canada " up its sovereignty"
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  • Updated Mar 2nd, 2005 by Ryan McGreal
Our Citizens, Governments, and Corporations
Urban revitalization depends on creating an environment - physical, social, and regulatory - that serves the needs of citizens ...
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  • Updated Feb 28th, 2005 by Ryan McGreal
Ambassador to US instigates outrage over missile defence
Frank McKenna, Canada's next Ambassador to the U.S., announced Canada's partnership in the U.S.A.'s continental missile shield program...
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  • Updated Feb 24th, 2005 by Editing Staff
Hunter Thompson is dead at the age of 67
Hunter Thompson is dead at the age of 67. There are no real details yet, just that he died of, an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, and that his son Juan found him.
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  • Updated Feb 23rd, 2005 by Blair Korchinski
Canadian securities soar on foreign investment
Foreign investors invested a record CA$53.2 billion into Candian securities in 2004, Statistics Canada says.
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  • Updated Feb 18th, 2005 by Editing Staff
Martin claims clueless on sponsorship
PM Paul Martin had the opportunity to testify Thursday before the Gomery Commission of Inquiry on the so-called "Sponsorship" scandal. The prime minister provided long and exhaustive replies...
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  • Updated Feb 11th, 2005 by Editing Staff
Canadian students overloaded with work
A new survey of more than 20,000 Canadian college and university students has found that 51% are working to support themselves while in school full-time...
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  • Updated Feb 10th, 2005 by Roy Whyte
Explosion in Madrid; Basque separatists blamed
A car bomb exploded in downtown Madrid, Spain, near the city's main convention centre.
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  • Updated Feb 9th, 2005 by Editing Staff
Shi'a leaders call for religious state
With a strong lead in a pre-weekend partial report, Shi'a leaders have begun making known their interests in a Shiite Prime Minister. Leader quoted as saying the separation of religion and state must be "completely rejected."
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  • Updated Feb 7th, 2005 by Editing Staff
UN board supported Saddam Hussein's regime, says Iraq's ambassador
At U.N. World Headquarters in New York on Friday February 4, 2005, Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations Samir Sumaidaie declared to reporters that the international body of the UN...
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  • Updated Feb 7th, 2005 by Editing Staff
Iraq 2004 Review
It's tempting to call Afghanistan the tragedy and Iraq the farce, but to do so would ignore America's long and ignoble history of meddling - sorry, "nation building" - around the world.
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  • Updated Feb 6th, 2005 by Ryan McGreal
Union outrage: Whistler waterway privatization
Whistler stands to lose its ranking as one of Canada's best wastewater treatment providers, if it proceeds with council's plans to privatize the operation...
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  • Updated Jan 18th, 2005 by Roy Whyte
Ranking Canadian political party sites
With an election having been held this past year, we've taken the time to rank the federal political party websites of 2004.
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  • Updated Dec 29th, 2004 by Roy Whyte
The gap between computer jargons
Somewhere between the twin evils of jargonising and patronising lies a promised land where ordinary users care what you tell them because at last they understand you.
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  • Updated Dec 20th, 2004 by Alistair Dabbs
Canadian Oxford look at 2004
Remember the "fat tax"? "Gas and dash"? And of course the unforgettable "wardrobe malfunction"? 2004 added new words to our vocabulary, some of them uniquely Canadian...
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  • Updated Dec 16th, 2004 by Roy Whyte
Pushing for easier prescriptions
The International Pharmacy Association of British Columbia (IPA BC) is calling on the federal government to recognize that co-signing prescriptions...
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  • Updated Dec 15th, 2004 by Editing Staff
Bush's Ottawa visit doesn't help popularity
A new national Ipsos-Reid/CTV/Globe and Mail survey shows that while President Bush's first official visit may have produced good strides in terms of rebuilding relations ...
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  • Updated Dec 14th, 2004 by Editing Staff
Canadian banking fees: Hit the consumer
All the major Canadian banks made huge profits in 2003. Royal Bank led the group with net income of $3.005 billion. Bank of Nova Scotia followed with $2.477 billion...
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  • Updated Dec 7th, 2004 by Jason Hanley
Feds: Reject International pharmacy proposal
Following public criticism of a Liberal MP's bill that would have required the Minister of Health to apply U.S. law to Canadians, the Liberal government has announced in the House of Commons...
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  • Updated Dec 4th, 2004 by Editing Staff
US appeals in softwood lumber
Thursday the U.S. government regrettably prolonged the softwood lumber dispute......
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  • Updated Nov 26th, 2004 by Editing Staff
Canada, EU & US reject Ukraine elections
The road to democracy in Eastern Europe has proved longer than many thought. Fifteen years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall...
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  • Updated Nov 25th, 2004 by Editing Staff
The Game: Rules of Engagement
Several reasons have been bandied around for the Iraq invasion, from the Bush administration's string of discredited excuses...
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  • Updated Nov 23rd, 2004 by Ryan McGreal
Product specifications mislead the unwary buyer
Consumer Report - If you want to find out what you don't get with a prospective purchase, just read the spec list. All the best features in the list are probably missing from the product.
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  • Updated Nov 18th, 2004 by Alistair Dabbs
Ballistic Missile Indefensible
The Government of Canada is negotiating possible Canadian participation in the planned US Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) deployment.
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  • Updated Nov 18th, 2004 by Ryan McGreal
Canadian International Policy Review
The International Policy Review: Where will we stand on foreign, defense, foreign-aid and trade issues?
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  • Updated Nov 17th, 2004 by Paul Stuart
Human rights; Children used as soldiers
Hundreds of thousands of children are being used as armed pawns in at least 21 conflicts around the world, Human Rights Watch and its partners in a global coalition said in a report released today.
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  • Updated Nov 17th, 2004 by Human Rights Watch
Québec company in hot water, promoting Iraqi murder
Montreal -- Arms company showing scenes of torture, death and extreme brutality experienced in occupied Iraq since the invasion last spring, the explicit photos were captioned, "Your job? My life!", and "SNC munitions killing Iraqis"...
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  • Updated Nov 12th, 2004 by Editing Staff
New England looks north to Canada
New England has within it two strong political leanings, Socialism and Libertarianism, often mistakenly referred to as liberalism and republicanism. Any political entity encompassing all of New England must permit both of these tendencies to co-exist. I propose a new form of government fit for New England.
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  • Updated Nov 11th, 2004 by Stephen DeVoy
US poised to invade Fallujah
Bush's Sword of Damocles is poised above the people and city of Fallujah, ready to wreak the pent-up wrath his addled brain thinks his tainted election victory permits.
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  • Updated Nov 6th, 2004 by Daniel Patrick Welch
Resistance to emerging fascism goes beyond the polls
For several months, one of my brothers, who is a bit prone to hyperbole, kept insisting that speculation about the election was meaningless, basically because it wasn't going to happen. He was absolutely convinced that the Bush regime would manufacture some excuse to postpone or cancel the election in a bid to stay in power.
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  • Updated Nov 4th, 2004 by Daniel Patrick Welch
America divided: Common Wisdom
Future historians will look back at this election as one of the most shameful events in American history, because of what it says about the majority of the voting public on Nov. 2, 2004, a date that will live in infamy.
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  • Updated Nov 4th, 2004 by Naman Crowe