Conservative Member of Parliament Rob Anders is widely considered something of a buffoon. Anders is prone to making outlandish, offensive statements and when he’s not doing that, he’s doing a pretty bad job at his actual job.
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Everybody loves a movie based on a childhood classic. This is especially true if that classic was created as a cheap ploy to sell dolls but overcame those uninspiring beginnings to become a beloved, cherished memory for children who grew up with it.
After travelling to Liberia, a man is in a Saskatoon hospital with “high fever and other symptoms,” and while the results are not yet in it looks as though he may have a ” viral hemorrhagic fever.”
From the ground on Earth, stars seem to be pretty evenly spread throughout space. There are clusters, sure, but stars show up here and there everywhere. That’s only because we are looking at a very small portion of the space around us, as this new video from NASA’s Spitzer telescope shows.
Wes Anderson’s films are, arguably, the most easily identified films of any working director. The somewhat timeless but vaguely 1970s-y dress and colour scheme, the omnipresent sans serif font, the deadpan line delivery, the killer 1960s-1980s soundtracks: all classic Anderson. Love it or hate it, chances are you do feel strongly about his work, in large part because of the very eccentricities that make it so distinctive.
As a former lawyer, MP and federal minister, current Court of Queen’s Bench judge Vic Toews might be expected to know a thing or two about the law. In fact, reasonable people would expect him to know many more than two things about the legal system he participated in and helped craft for decades.
Have you ever wondered how “walkable” your city is in comparison to other Canadian cities? Or about how the quality of its transit system stacks up? If you have, you’re kind of a weirdo. But you’re a weirdo who’s in luck!
It is, surely, the most important sociopolitical victory Canada has ever scored. The White House, shamefaced in defeat, sent two cases of beer to the Canadian government after the American men’s and women’s hockey teams both suffered crushing defeats at the hands of their Canadian counterparts during the Winter Olympics earlier this year.
Freedom of information laws are the kind of thing that many people either don’t know about at all or are only peripherally aware of, but they are fundamental to the maintenance of a free and open society. They’re like the load-bearing beams of democracy.
The rights of transgender people are enjoying something of a moment in the sun. It may have begun early in 2013 when Orange is the New Black was released on Netflix, featuring a trans character played by real-life transwoman Laverne Cox. And just in time for this momentous groundswell of publicity for transgender issues comes Margaret Wente, who thrice-weekly likes to share her thoughts with Canada. She’s got some surprising opinions, and she’s really going against the grain. You know, speaking truth to power. Journalist stuff.
After Kevin O’Leary said last week that half the world living in poverty is “fantastic news,” O’Leary and his CBC co-host Amanda Lang decided to “continue the discussion” this Tuesday. Several news outlets had linked to the clip, inspiring popular outrage over O’Leary’s callousness.
Maybe before everyone from Rex Murphy to Alberta premier Alison Redford piled on Neil Young for his statement that the Alberta oil sands “look like Hiroshima,” they should have spoken to someone who actually knows what both places look like.
A pipeline explosion Saturday outside the town will leave Niverville, MB, without natural gas for anywhere between one and several days. The pipeline is owned by TransCanada, the company that would like to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline from northern Alberta to Nebraska.
On Oct. 1, Medicentre, a company that runs primary care clinics throughout Alberta, reported stolen a laptop that contained 620,000 patients’ information. The theft actually occurred on Sept. 26, and no one seems sure why there was a delay in reporting the laptop stolen.
Canada’s top artistic export, Drake, is performing both hosting and musical guest duties on Saturday’s episode of Saturday Night Live.