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April 28, 2008 Breaking News

Search warrants suggest Tories overspent by $1-million (The Globe and Mail)

Mon, 21 Apr 2008 10:31:16 PDT
Documents released Monday lay out allegations against federal Conservative Party, including that invoices may have been altered

Media Update II

Mon, 21 Apr 2008 13:11:32 PDT
I did an interview with Global TV news on Elections Canada Vs. Harper. That's supposed to air tonight at 5:30 PM and again at 11 PM. Note my Newsworld Politics interview is now set for 5:15 PM.

Another Super Tuesday -- Pennsylvania Edition

Tue, 22 Apr 2008 20:19:44 PDT
By Michael J.W. Stickings UPDATED FREQUENTLY. SEE BELOW. 9:11 pm -- Hello, everyone. As Creature mentioned -- and make sure to read his excellent Pennsylvania primary post right below this one (or click here) -- I was on CTV Newsnet earlier this evening for a live interview segment with prime-time host Marcia MacMillan. For those of you who aren't Canadian, Newsnet started out as a sort of CNN Headline News. It has recently morphed into a rival to CBC Newsworld, the other major 24/7 news netwo

What exactly did Al Gore do to earn a Nobel Peace Prize

Tue, 22 Apr 2008 22:51:39 PDT
Months ago while sitting in a restaurant next to two gentleman having a conversation about Al Gore and how great he was this and that I asked a very simple question that led to rage. Now keep in mind I had spoken with one of these people earlier in the evening. That person is friendly with a waiter we know. Granted with the pompous attitude he had then I should have known what his reaction would be when I asked my question. And yes I was eavesdropping a bit. These two gentleman had also put awa

Jim Shaw a no-show at CRTC; cable company's proposals called 'extreme' (Canadian Business)

Wed, 23 Apr 2008 13:58:17 PDT
Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press April 23, 2008 - 4:52 p.m.

Shaw no-show (The Ottawa Sun)

Wed, 23 Apr 2008 23:18:57 PDT

New kind of beetle found! By CBC staff!

Fri, 25 Apr 2008 02:21:19 PDT
New kind of beetle found! By CBC staff! Staff on the state-owned CBC Newsworld, where, suspiciously like Fox News Channel’s O’Reilly Factor, “The Spin Stops Here”! (-- or is that just on their “Politics” program?) apparently discovered the new creature. They called it the “GREENHOUSE BEETLE”. Most other people, like the folks at the National Post, which features the little bugger on their front page today, call it the Mountain Pine Beetle. Labcoats call it Dendroctonus Ponderosae. Bu

CRTC hearings end on television's future (

Fri, 25 Apr 2008 05:59:56 PDT
OTTAWA -- The CRTC's controversial hearings on the future of Canadian television were brought to a close Thursday after nearly three weeks in which the giants and the small fry of the industry battled for survival and a bigger piece of the multi-billion dollar industry.

Polar bear remains a species 'of special concern': federal body (CBC Ottawa)

Fri, 25 Apr 2008 13:57:44 PDT
A federal committee has kept the polar bear ranked as a species 'of special concern,' two steps down from 'endangered' and one down from 'threatened.'

Boris welcomes rise in popularity amongst readers

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 07:09:08 PDT
Eurovision organisers meet with Serbian police to guarantee LGBT safety Organisers from the Eurovision song contest have met with Serbian police officials to discuss the possibility of homophobic violence at this years event. New study brings hope for HIV sufferers in developing countries A paper published by The Lancet medical journal has revealed that patients who suffer from HIV may no longer need to have regular testing. opinionuk-newsworld-newspoliticslawhealthfinanceentert

RCMP told to drop charges

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 08:57:57 PDT
. CBC Newsworld on Sunday evening, April 27, 2003 reported on this disturbing case which goes to the heart of basic issues of law in a civil society. CBC interviewed and/or recorded many of the characters mentioned in this news story. The Ontario case hinges almost entirely upon the issue of disclosure and the resulting legal tussle as RCMP tries to obtain full disclosure from the Ontario Attorney General. If read with disclosure in mind, the Toronto case-history creates some insight into other

TTC Workers and the Right to Strike

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 12:52:48 PDT
The way the mainstream media has told the story, all is well in Toronto in the aftermath of the passage of legislation in the Ontario Legislature ordering the employees of the Toronto Transit Commission back to work. The subways, buses and streetcars are running and that's all that matters. Something is very wrong with this picture. Fundamental issues are at stake here and they cut right to the heart of our democracy. The right of workers to withdraw their labour in pursuit of improved

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