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$50-million jackpot Lotto Max draw ticket sold in Brampton, Ont.

Someone who purchased a ticket in Brampton, Ont. is pretty happy after seeing their ship come in during Friday's $50-million jackpot Lotto Max draw. The winning numbers for the draw are 4, 9, 18, 32, 35, 38 and 40 with the bonus number of 12. Two people in Calgary and Quebec will cash in winning tickets for two of the 12...

Santa's sleigh passes pre-flight inspection

Santa Claus and his sleigh have successfully passed the pre-flight inspection process and have been cleared for take-off. All of his paperwork has been approved, his cargo has been checked, loaded and balanced, and his flight plan has been filed. He and his trusty team of reindeer are expected to leave the North Pole on time...

COMMENT: Legalizing Prostitution Will Harm Women – Canada Must Target Buyers of Sex

By Joy Smith, MP. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the Criminal Code offences around prostitution are unconstitutional. This ruling leaves police without important legal tools to tackle sex trafficking and organized crime and does not reflect a 1990 Supreme Court of Canada decision which stated that the elimination...

Conservation groups condemn ‘yes’recommendation from Northern Gateway review panel

The Joint Review Panel’s recommendation to approve the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline is major setback for science and democracy in Canada, Ecojustice lawyers said today. “We submitted hundreds of pages of scientific evidence on behalf of our clients that lead to one emphatic conclusion: The Northern Gateway pipeline is...

Harper and His Movement Were No Friends to Mandela

Of all the hypocrisies revealed by Stephen Harper, perhaps none are so morally offensive as his sudden, solemn respect for Nelson Mandela. We will never know how Harper would reconcile his past attitudes towards apartheid with his trip to South Africa to honour the iconic statesman at his memorial. In 1989 Harper was a member...

Why Tories Are So Afraid of What Deloitte’s Runia Might Testify

With all the reporting on the Senate scandal you might think there’s not much more to be discovered. But reading the actual documents the RCMP turned up in its Mike Duffy investigation is definitely worth the effort. The documents pull back the curtain on Harperland, a landscape so profoundly unethical Harper’s staff does not...

Giving Tuesday just a few days away

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, more and more Canadians are gearing up to spend.  What if there was a day each year dedicated to giving back in the midst of the holiday spending season? The first annual GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on Tuesday, December 3, the Tuesday following Black Friday and...

Governments must address disproportionate poverty rates of First Nations children in BC, say First Nations Summit

First Nations Summit leaders are once again calling on governments to address the disproportionate child poverty rates suffered by on and off-reserve First Nations children in BC following this week’s release of the 2013 Child Poverty Report Card by First Call; the BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition. “Several independent...

Ban on imported seal products upheld; Ottawa to appeal

The European Union (EU) will continue its ban on imported seal products, despite the Canadian government's appeal that it violates fair trade agreements.  In February 2011, Canada requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) create a dispute settlement panel to challenge the ban set by the EU.  However, the WTO decided...

Doing Time

Many Norwegians responded in disbelief and anger when it was announced that convicted mass murderer Anders Breivik had enrolled in a political science course at the University of Oslo. Allowing a mass murderer to enroll in a university course was going too far. The university’s rector, Ole Petter Ottersen, explained that...

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