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Where in the World Are the Federal Trade Commissioners?
Does winter weather get you down? Would you rather spend chilly days at the beach in Cancun or skiing in Quebec rather than sitting behind a desk? Well, maybe you should become a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. FTC commissioners are charged with managing the affairs of the federal...
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Author Naomi Klein Calls for Boycott of Israel
BILIN , West Bank - Bestselling author Naomi Klein on Friday took her call for a boycott of Israel to the occupied West Bank village of Bilin, where she witnessed Israeli forces clashing with protesters. "It's a boycott of Israeli institutions, it's a boycott of the Israeli economy," the Canadian...
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Palestinian Lawsuit Condemns Canadian Condo Project as War Crime
They're building condos on our land, villagers say
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US-CANADA: Shared Border, Unilateral Policy?
TORONTO - Canada and the United States are on different wavelengths when it comes to a shared and increasingly hardening of what had been a sleepy border within North America. One University of Toronto political scientist doubts this will change anytime soon in the wake of how "paranoia" in the U.S...
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Smile! The US Sees You Coming
High in the sky, down on the ground, agents with high-tech tools guard the border
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Pain, Progress, Pride on Day Against Homophobia
MONTREAL - The International Day Against Homophobia, initiated by a Quebec organization, will be celebrated in more than 50 countries Sunday, decrying discrimination against gays and lesbians. "There are 192 countries at the UN, and half of them still ban homosexuality, notably most countries in...
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Time for Single Payer: How Insurers Pass Risks and Costs to You
The chief executive officer of Aetna, Ronald Williams, recently told a U.S. Senate committee that a government-run health-insurance program for all Americans would shift the cost of medical care to private insurers rather than save money. Most Americans probably don't understand that cost-shifting...
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Canada’s Seal Hunt Left Obama Outraged in ’06
WASHINGTON-Campaigners leading a global effort against the Canadian seal hunt believe they have stumbled across a secret weapon that could bring Ottawa to heel - a letter of outrage from Barack Obama that condemns the annual cull as "inhumane." The newly disclosed letter, written in April 2006,...
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Are We Safer than Natasha Richardson?
In an example of the circus of fear and hyperbole surrounding the health care debate, opponents of government involvement in health care are exploiting Natasha Richardson's tragic death from a skiing accident. The New York Post reports "Canadacare May Have Killed Natasha." The blogosphere has...
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Arctic Summer Ice Could Vanish by 2013: Expert
OTTAWA - The Arctic is warming up so quickly that the region's sea ice cover in summer could vanish as early as 2013, decades earlier than some had predicted, a leading polar expert said on Thursday. Warwick Vincent, director of the Center for Northern Studies at Laval University in Quebec, said...
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