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Election chief Marc Mayrand warns of holes in election act
Canada's "level playing field" may be compromised under changes proposed in the Conservatives' election reform bill, Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand warned Thursday.
"In Canada, electoral fairness has traditionally been understood to mean maintain
Shannon Szabados takes gold medal form to Oilers practice
Talk at the Edmonton Oilers practice today wasn't just about who was coming and going as the trade deadline loomed, but who was in net. "Just another player on the ice with just a little longer hair than the rest of them," laughed Canadian women's hockey
LSD Can Help Terminal Patients Face Death Study Shows
The first controlled LSD study in more than 40 years reveals the drug could be used to help people with terminal illnesses deal better with death. The study, published in the Journal of nervous and Mental Disease, showed that 12 people who agreed to take
WHO: Daily sugar intake 'should be halved'
The recommended sugar intake will stay at below 10% of total calorie intake a day, with 5% the target, says the WHO. The suggested limits apply to all sugars added to food, as well as sugar naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit concen
Earth's Infrared Radiation: New Renewable Energy Frontier?
The Earth continuously emits 100 million gigawatts of infrared heat into outer space. That’s enough to power all of humanity many thousands of times over. Capturing even a fraction of that would mean an end to our energy woes. Harvard University researche
Kansas spanking bill slapped down
A Kansas lawmaker recently sparked a spanking controversy with a bill that proposed parents and teachers could hit children up to 10 times, hard enough that it might leave a mark. Kansas is one of 19 states that allows corporal punishment in schools, but
How 'synthetic' identity fraud costs Canada $1B a year
Thousands of driver's licences with fake names are circulating in Ontario, with many being used in a new type of fraud that’s plaguing the financial industry, growing exponentially and costing Canadians up to a billion dollars a year, experts say.
Teen's Facebook brag costs dad $80,000
When Dana Snay learned her father had been awarded a settlement in an age-discrimination lawsuit, she couldn't resist bragging about it on Facebook. A judge ruled her boast may have cost the entire award.
Kunming train station 'terrorist' attack leaves 29 dead
More than 10 knife-wielding attackers slashed people at a train station in southwestern China late Saturday in what authorities called a terrorist attack by Uighur separatists, and police fatally shot five of the assailants, leaving 34 people dead and 130
U of W student vote on boycotting Israel sparks hate crime
A controversial University of Windsor student referendum on boycotting Israel has sparked what police call a hate crime after someone ransacked an office and spray painted ï¿½racistï¿½ graffiti on a flag supporting Canadian soldiers.
CMHC hikes mortgage insurance premiums
Canada's national housing agency has increased the amount of money that homeowners with less than 20 per cent down payments must pay to insure their mortgages.
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