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Craving Cinematic Silliness? Try 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' (in Culture): Willing to let your critical mind lapse into quasi-vegetation? This might be your film.  Related StoriesPut a Jingle on That: Why the Worst People Make the Best Christmas Movie Heroes (in Culture)
Time to Retire the Seniors' Discount? (in News): With many older Canadians better off than their kids, it might be time to end those price breaks.
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Spock: the beautiful geek who gave zero f*cks: Like this article? Chip in to keep stories like these coming.   I was wandering around the art gallery during my lunch break when the message buzzed through on my phone. I saw that it was from my friend Audra, and expected it to be a continuation of an earlier discussion about bullying. I...
What do you think of the Liberals' new economic platform?: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau outlined his party's economic platform heading into the 2015 federal election. Should his party assume government, the Liberals' five main economic points will be: infrastructure, post-secondary education, exports, entrepreneurship and investment in research and scie...
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THE TYRANNY OF THE TALKING POINT: Spin doctors control what information government does and doesn’t release. (Graphic by Shutterstock.com) Dear government spin doctor I am working on a story about how the job you’re doing is helping to kill Canada’s democracy. I know that your role, as a so-called communications professional, i...
BILL COVERAGE GIVES FALSE HOPE FOR DEMOCRACY: Liberal MP Ted Hsu’s private member’s bill to reinstate the mandatory long-form census had no real chance of passing. Too bad not every news outlet let their audience know that. (Photograph by Ted Hsu) Small, tiny and slim: these are all words that describe the chances of an opposition private ...
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21 MPs Still Unconfirmed for 2015 Ballot, and Other Nominations Trivia: With an election looming on the horizon, 21 Members of Parliament have still not been confirmed as candidates for the upcoming federal election, while 44 others are bowing out, and 2 Commons seats sit vacant. The "As yet Unrenominated Incumbents" list includes MPs from the Conservatives, Liberals...
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PMSH says gov’t to “widely” consult on assisted dying: In Question Period, Prime Minister Steven Harper indicated that the government will consult “widely” on the issue of assisted dying. Video from The Toronto Star. The post PMSH says gov’t to “widely” consult on assisted dying appeared first on Loonie Politics.
Ontario PC leadership candidates address sex-ed protesters: Some candidates in the Ontario PC leadership race spoke to a Toronto crowd protesting an update to sex education in the province Tuesday. Tory MP Patrick Brown said the government did not consult parents about the changes. Video from The Toronto Star. The post Ontario PC leadership candidates ad...
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Guest Blog by Connie Fournier: Conservatives should be worried about C-51 too: Principled Conservative blogger Connie Fournier details why she is against the government's secret police Bill C-51. By Connie Fournier Much has been said recently about the "anti-terrorism" Bill C-51 that is currently being debated in the...
National Post: Bill C-51 must be amended or scrapped: Academics speak out against secret police Bill C-51. Article from The National Post Dear Members of Parliament, Please accept this collective open letter as an expression of the signatories’ deep concern that Bill C-51 (which the governmen...
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For Republican presidential aspirants, last year's favourite is next year's longshot: OXON HILL, Md. - In the space-time continuum of U.S. presidential politics, a year can be an eternity. Ask the guys who delivered speeches at a just-concluded annual gathering of conservatives.Last year's frontrunners are this year's longshots, and vice-versa.It would have seemed inconceivable un...
One winning ticket for Saturday night's $5-million Lotto 6-49 jackpot: TORONTO - There is one winning ticket for the $5-million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 6-49 draw.The ticket was purchased somewhere in Quebec.---
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Quebec Education Minister resigns in disgrace: Quebec Minister of Education Yves Bolduc resigned today, after a short tenure marked by one frighteningly obtuse statement after another.
Much ado about niqab : “This is not the way we do things here,” Stephen Harper recently told reporters, when asked to explain why the government was appealing the Federal Court of Canada ruling to allow Muslim women to wear a niqab during a citizenship swearing-in ceremony...
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How to minimize Islamic State lure for Canadian youth: Siddiqui : Canada has joined the war on Islamic State and is also seeing palpable hostility to Muslims and Islam.
Being stupid in the endless war on terrorism: Siddiqui: The best antidote to terrorism is democracy. So we crush it in Muslim lands, by cozying up to autocrats there.
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Russia, Repression and The Rule of Law: Any battle between the Russian state and its political opponents has always been an unequal contest, since the state brings an overwhelming superiority to such confrontations. This disparity is as true today as it was during the Soviet Union’s fight against dissidents and imperial Russia’s strugg...
No place like home? Unearthing two new habitable planets: The recent discovery of two new planets, dubbed Kepler-438b and Kepler-442b, proves that small habitable-zone planets exist – something we did not know only five years ago. The question of whether alien worlds like our own exist around other stars has captured the public imagination since antiqui...
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Price of oil down - Price of gas up - So what's new?: Greed itself is not bad. In fact is needed in appropriate amounts. Otherwise we would still be living in caves and chewing old bones around the dying flame of the fire. Making the jump from ancient times to our days, we knew that cheap gas was an aberration and just too good to last: Gas pri...
The Earth's climate is warming. Believe, Believe, Believe! Or something like that: As you are freezing while digging yourself out of a mountain size snowbank in subzero temperatures somewhere in the Northeast of the American continent, think positive and keep the spark of life going in your frozen body. Focus on the dogma of the current climate change, without doubting what th...
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Gender Block: Patricia Arquette, gender equity and intersectionality: Unless you don’t use social media (which you totally do and probably have at least once since clicking this link) you have heard about Patricia Arquette’s that-went-downhill-fast Oscars moment. During her acceptance speech, after winning Best Supporting Actress for her role in Boyhood, she spoke ...
Music makers: With this his final column in the print edition of This, MASON WRIGHT begins a regular series profiling independent Canadian record labels for this.org. Here is his first, from our Jan/Feb 2015 issue.CANADA IS HOME TO DOZENS of small and independent record labels that nurture the development of e...
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Regina police search for missing boy Robert Hunter Randall Yuzicapi :
Winnipeg police search for missing girl Pauline Crane : The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old, Pauline CRANE.   CRANE was last seen in the downtown area of the city on February 27, 2015.   She is described as an Aboriginal female, 5’2” tall, 180 pounds, medium build, long straight brown hair and brow...
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Une curieuse alliance: Sondage après sondage, la tendance se confirme. Un an après la fin officielle du débat sur la « Charte des valeurs », les cendres identitaires sont toujours brûlantes au Québec. Les attentats de l'automne (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu et Ottawa) et de l'hiv...
Rétablir le programme Aliments-poste et l’élargir: La hausse du prix des aliments dans le Nord canadien est un problème qui mobilise de plus en plus l’opinion publique. Des photos d’aliments de base affichant des prix exorbitants circulent dans les médias sociaux. Et qui n’a pas été choqué par la fro...
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Harassing texts sent to PC leadership hopeful: TORONTO – An arrest has been made over what the Ontario Progressive Conservatives say were a series of threatening text messages sent to the leadership campaign of Tory MPP Christine Elliott. Campaign spokesman Mike Ras says the texts were sent to a couple of campaign workers over the last few we...
NDP escalates fight over satellite offices: OTTAWA – New Democrat MPs want to take the battle over their allegedly improper use of parliamentary resources all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. Their lawyer, Julius Grey, wrote Justice Minister Peter MacKay on Friday, asking him to refer the matter to the top court. The NDP wants the c...
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Power & Politics' Ballot Box question: Thursday we asked: How serious a problem is racism in Canada?- Very: 370 votes (26%)- Somewhat: 346 votes (24%)- Not very: 691 votes (49%)- Unsure: 7 votes (0%)  Thursday we asked: How serious a problem is racism in Canada?- Very: 370 votes (26%)- Somewhat: 346 votes (24%)- Not...
Power & Politics' Ballot Box question: Wednesday we asked: Will an interest rate cut change your spending habits?- Yes: 41 votes (5%)- No: 716 votes (93%)- Not sure: 10 votes (1%)  Wednesday we asked: Will an interest rate cut change your spending habits?- Yes: 41 votes (5%)- No: 716 votes (93%)- Not sure: 10 votes (...
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Don’t say the “N” word:
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Toronto’s Future Isn’t Written Yet: If you make to the end of the Back to the Future movie trilogy, past the flying cars and cowboys the last scene has a sage bit of wisdom to help you get through life…and voting: Jennifer: I brought this note back from the future (about Marty losing his job) and…now it’s erased! Doc: Of course it...
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Government Procurement Failure: BC Ministry of Education Case Study: Apologies for the lack of posts. I’ve been in business mode – both helping a number of organizations I’m proud of and working on my own business. For those interested in a frightening tale of inept procurement, poor judgement and downright dirty tactics when it comes to software procurement and g...

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