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Fennell cleared by integrity commissioner in ruling

Talk about eleventh-hour campaign drama.  Wow. ...

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Fennell cleared by integrity commissioner in ruling

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U.S. nurse who had Ebola is virus free: health officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus, U.S. health officials said on Friday. ...

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Fennell cleared by integrity commissioner in ruling

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With U.S. Ebola fear running high, African immigrants face ostracism

(Note: Please be advised that the second paragraph contains language that may be offensive to some readers.) ...

New Tory Hate Speech Laws? Richard Warman On Government’s New Anti-Terror Initiatives

So I read this this morning: OTTAWA — The Conservatives are understood to be considering new legislation that would make it an offence to condone terrorist acts online. There is frustration in go...

Carol Costello, the vicious misogynist fronting CNN

Carol Costello is some kind of talking head at CNN. The open glee she exhibits to a tape of a women being beaten up that she plays for the audience has to be seen to be believed. Watch the video … Continue reading

Bankers nationwide launch new financial education program for Canadian seniors

Media Advisory For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON, October 24, 2014 – In anticipation of the start of November’s Financial Literacy Month, the Canadian Bankers Association is launching a new financial literacy seminar program for Canadian seniors – Your Money Seniors. … Continue reading

Jonathan Kay: Parliamentary terror in 1984 and 2014: Two Sergeants-at-Arms, two kinds of heroism

Today, the House of Commons delivered a long standing ovation to Kevin Vickers, the sergeant-at-arms who was among those who shot and killed murderer Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. Some of the MPs who stood and clapped might be dead if it weren’t … Continue reading

Jonathan Kay: Persevering through tragedy, Canada must keep its public square open

On the night of February 28, 1986, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme went to see a comedy at the Grand Cinema in central Stockholm with his wife Lisbet. Palme disliked bodyguards, and didn’t take any with him that evening. Later … Continue reading

Jonathan Kay: Why I ditched my iPhone for Blackberry’s massive new Passport

It was four weeks ago when I handled the new Blackberry Passport for the first time. (This video, with my colleague Armina Ligaya, captures the moment.) I was tempted to write about the Blackberry-provided review device then and there, because … Continue reading

Moving Ahead: The Economic Impact of Reducing Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour

It’s not enough to be physically active. Limiting the number of waking hours spent in a sedentary state is also important. This briefing—the first in the research series “Moving Ahead: Healthy Active Living in Canada”—finds that even a modest improvement … Continue reading

Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City on Friday after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in … Continue reading

Jonathan Kay: An editor’s note regarding my work for HarperCollins on ‘Common Ground’

On Monday, HarperCollins Canada published Common Ground, a memoir authored by Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. In an interview with the Toronto Star published last week, Mr. Trudeau described how the book came to be. “The actual writing of the book … Continue reading

Far greater effort needed to eradicate extreme poverty in world’s poorest nations – UN report

While the world’s 48 most vulnerable nations continue to make in-roads into poverty reduction, a far greater effort is needed if these countries are to eradicate extreme poverty by 2020, according to a new report launched at the United Nations … Continue reading

Primary focus of response must be to halt spread of Ebola in West Africa – UN

As the international community mobilizes on all fronts to combat the unfolding Ebola outbreak, the primary emphasis must continue to be on stopping the transmission of the virus within Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three hardest-hit countries, United Nations … Continue reading

Ahead of World Day, UN hails landmark global polio eradication campaign

Every day, a thousand or so children are being protected from disability as part of a 26-year global effort to eradicate polio through a worldwide campaign that has immunized millions of previously-unreached children across the globe, the United Nations Children’s … Continue reading

Right to online privacy at risk as governments engage in mass surveillance – UN expert

States must be transparent about the nature of their electronic mass surveillance programmes, an independent United Nations counter-terrorism expert said today as he warned about the impact such measures might have on individuals’ right to privacy. ...

UN expert urges Member States to consider justice as pillar of development

The pursuit of development must expand beyond economic gains and include claims of justice, non-discrimination and opportunities, an independent United Nations expert told the General Assembly today. ...

As winter closes in, UN launches humanitarian appeal for Iraqis in need

An estimated 2.8 million Iraqis lack food assistance while another 800,000 are in urgent need of emergency shelter, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today as it launched an appeal for greater financial support … Continue reading

New UBC Graduate Course: Global Food Security and Sustainability (RMES 500T)

Term 2: Mon 1- 4 pm, AERL 107/108 ...

Moving a Little More Goes a Long Way, Report Finds

Even a modest increase in Canadians’ movement would substantially reduce premature deaths, diminish prevalence of chronic diseases and boost economic growth Ottawa, October 24, 2014—According to a report by The Conference Board of Canada, getting just 10 per cent of … Continue reading