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Toronto Star : Man charged with battery after passing gas

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:15:28 +0000

A West Virginia man who police said passed gas and fanned it toward a patrolman has been charged with battery on a police officer. ... "The gas was very odorous and created contact of an insulting or provoking nature with Patrolman Parsons," the com

CBC : Canadian Agriculture Minister faces calls for resignation after joking about listeriosis outbreak

Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:31:04 +0000

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz must resign following jokes he made about the listeriosis outbreak, the opposition said Wednesday night, including a quip that he hoped one PEI listeriosis-related death was that of an opposition MP.

CBC : PM Stephen Harper dangerous even with another minority government: Nfld Premier Danny Williams

Wed, 10 Sep 2008 17:28:29 +0000

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams said Wednesday that even another minority Conservative government would be ruinous for Canadians.

Montreal Gazette : 11 Tories no-shows at campaign-funding probe

Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:54:58 +0000

Eleven Conservative officials, including several senior campaign strategists, failed to make their scheduled appearances on Wednesday before the parliamentary committee probing the party's financing of the last federal election.

CBC : Breastfeeding mums fill Vancouver H&M store

Fri, 8 Aug 2008 12:50:56 +0000

Dozens of nursing mothers crowded into a downtown Vancouver H&M clothing store over the lunch hour on Thursday to protest the way the chain treated a breastfeeding mother last weekend.

Toronto Star : Tories get ethics committee summonses

Thu, 7 Aug 2008 15:28:00 +0000

A Commons committee is serving an extraordinary 31 summonses to unwilling witnesses it wants to testify at a probe into the Conservative "in-and-out" advertising scheme.

CBC : Telemarketers rebuked by CRTC over do-not-call objections

Thu, 7 Aug 2008 15:24:22 +0000

The CRTC has endorsed third-party websites such as to block unwanted phone calls, despite the objections of telemarketers.

Toronto Star - Michael Geist : How to override do-not-call exemptions

Tue, 5 Aug 2008 01:27:13 +0000

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission's announcement last week that the national do-not-call registry (DNC) will be operational by Sept. 30 generated a collective sigh of relief from Canadians tired of unwanted telemarketing call

The Canadian Press : PM apologizes for 1914 Komagata Maru incident; Sikhs say that's not enough

Tue, 5 Aug 2008 01:24:23 +0000

An apology from Prime Minister Stephen Harper Sunday for the 1914 Komagata Maru incident in which hundreds of Indians seeking a better life in Canada were turned away has failed to win over Sikh community members.

Montreal Gazette : Tories' scurrilous attacks on election boss are ludicrous

Fri, 18 Jul 2008 13:10:16 +0000

The Conservative Party of Canada, starting with its leader the prime minister, should find the decency to knock off their scurrilous assault on the integrity of Elections Canada and its commissioner, Marc Mayrand.

Edmonton Sun : Out of Order: Returning medals to protest Morgentaler is madness

Wed, 16 Jul 2008 13:47:46 +0000

Edward Greenspan responds to the protests against Dr. Henry Morgentaler being awarded the Order of Canada.

Globe & Mail : Revenue deal fails to appease Nova Scotia MP

Wed, 16 Jul 2008 13:08:14 +0000

The hundreds of millions of dollars promised this week to Nova Scotia failed to ease the tense standoff between Independent MP Bill Casey and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The Canadian Press : Chief electoral officer to kick off hearings into Tory in-and-out controversy

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 16:54:38 +0000

Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand plans to tell MPs on Tuesday why he rejected $1.3 million in campaign advertising expenses from Conservative candidates in 2006, and then asked the federal election commissioner for an investigation.

Canadian Press : Grits predict Tories will try to block probe of election spending

Mon, 7 Jul 2008 16:59:23 +0000

Opposition MPs fear the [Stephen] Harper government is preparing to cut off parliamentary business for the summer rather than endure an inquiry into allegations of election spending fraud by the Conservative party.

Ottawa Citizen : Tory minister calls retiring UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, 'a disgrace'

Wed, 18 Jun 2008 13:35:17 +0000

Vic Toews, a Manitoba Conservative MP and the president of the Treasury Board, yelled "she's a disgrace" during question period as a Liberal MP, Martha Hall Findlay, was calling on the government to acknowledge Ms.

CBC : Government ready to drop copyright bomb

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 17:18:17 +0000

The government is ready to introduce controversial new copyright legislation that experts believe will introduce harsh new restrictions on downloading, copying songs to CDs and music players, unlocking cellphones and time-shifting of television shows.

Toronto Star : Dalton McGuinty, not John Tory, heir of Bill Davis

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 14:48:29 +0000

A former premier famously stated of his longevity and electoral success that "bland works." While Bill Davis may officially be John Tory's mentor, it seems it is Dalton McGuinty who has taken this advice to heart.

CBC : Commons committee to begin probe of Bernier affair

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 14:44:15 +0000

A House of Commons committee opens hearings Tuesday into whether there was a breach of national security in the Maxime Bernier affair, but MPs won't be hearing from the prime minister or the disgraced former foreign minister.

Calgary Herald : U.S. conspired to deport Canadian Maher Arar: report

Fri, 6 Jun 2008 13:15:50 +0000

United States immigration officials who detained Canadian engineer Maher Arar in 2002 concluded his deportation to Syria would "more likely than not result in his torture," but removed him anyway -- despite receiving "ambiguous" assurances of his safety,

Toronto Star : GM workers set up blockade

Wed, 4 Jun 2008 14:49:45 +0000

Angry General Motors employees gathered outside the company's Canadian head office early Wednesday morning, saying they wouldn't leave until the company agrees to keep its truck assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont. open.

CBC : Doctor who led SARS fight in Toronto dies

Tue, 3 Jun 2008 13:16:38 +0000

Dr. Sheela Basrur, who became a trusted source of information through the SARS crisis in Toronto in 2003 as the medical officer of health for the City of Toronto, has died, according to a spokesperson for the family. She was 51.

CBC : Historic Ontario-Quebec meeting to sign carbon cap-and-trade deal

Mon, 2 Jun 2008 17:07:29 +0000

The premiers of Ontario and Quebec say the relationship between the two provinces is the cornerstone of Confederation, and to prove it they're holding the first ever joint cabinet meeting between the two provinces on Monday to announce a carbon cap-and-tr

The Canadian Press : Halifax MP Alexa McDonough to retire from federal politics

Mon, 2 Jun 2008 17:03:56 +0000

Former NDP leader Alexa McDonough confirmed Monday she is leaving federal politics, almost 30 years after she entered the public arena.

Susan Delacourt : Joe Clark still a class act

Thu, 29 May 2008 12:50:10 +0000

Today, at his official portrait unveiling, [former Canadian Prime Minister Joe] Clark didn't disappoint.

CBC : NDP to introduce 'net neutrality' private member's bill

Wed, 28 May 2008 01:07:02 +0000

The federal New Democrats will introduce a private member's bill on Wednesday that would entrench the principle of "net neutrality" and enact rules to keep the internet free from interference by service providers, an NDP MP told a rally Tuesday in Ottawa.