My friend Jon is the subject of this article, he came to canada to visit some friends and was instantly racially profiled (Jon is black) and not allowed into canada cause of something he did in high school 25 years ago. It has been all over the canadian media and the insane part about it is, he's been to visit vancouver several times before and what's more they let a guy into the country who had a warrant for his arrest in Quebec!!!!!!!!!!!! I can arrange for Jon to be home if you want to call him and have him on your showRead more »
A health food store in PEI Canada is getting leaned on for selling non government approved eggs. This is part of a campaign to put small producers out of business. Last year a B&B was leaned on for serving non-graded eggs to customers. And shortly before that there was a move afoot to change the size of flocks that would fall under health regulations, from 300 to 50.
The health food store proprietors have chosen disobedience by selling the cartons and giving the eggs away for free. It takes guts to do something like this in a region where government spends 62% of gdp.Read more »
Brigette DePape staged an unprecedented protest on the floor of the Senate chamber, walking out into the red-carpeted centre aisle carrying a red “Stop Harper” sign that she’d pulled from beneath her skirt as Gov. Gen. David Johnston read the new government’s speech from the throne.Read more »
CANNABIS CULTURE - In a case with wide-ranging implications, an Ontario Superior Court judge struck down Canada's laws prohibiting the possession and production of marijuana on Tuesday, giving the federal government 90 days to fix the country's medical marijuana program before the ruling comes into effect and effectively legalizes cannabis.Read more »
9/16/2008 health care debate in Rockefeller Plaza in NYC. Paul Krugman asks canadians about their health care system.Read more »
The Canadian Media Production Assiociation (CMPA) is suggesting that the CRTC (Canadian Radio-Television Commission) should be charging Netflix because it’s “undermining the Canadian broadcasters’ revenue model”. In other words, it’s too cheap.Read more »
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that police can obtain household power records and attach digital recording devices to suspected grow homes to track electricity usage patterns as part of pre-warrant investigations.Read more »
"But what if we gave Ms. Gray and other poor Canadians something to count on: cash directly in their pockets, with no conditions, trusting people to do what's right for them? It's a bold idea, and it runs counter to the paternal approach to poverty that polices what is done with “our” money and tries to strong-arm the poor into better lives. "Read more »
The family of a man who killed himself in the emergency ward of an Edmonton hospital doesn’t understand why their son, who told staff that he was suicidal, was left alone for so long.Read more »
Canadian municipalities are starting to ban people from using longboards on streets and sidewalks. The border town of White Rock, B.C. says they are doing it because a 27-year-old longboarder was killed this summer in a neighboring town AND because senior citizens told the mayor they are scared of the longboarders.Read more »
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