Canadians at odds with Harper gov’t priorities: report
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Public-opinion research for the federal Finance Department suggests key government policies are out of step with Canadians’ priorities.

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Nathan Cullen

What Republicans style garbage is this? Conservatives write unconstitutional laws, the Supreme Court rejects them and Conservatives blame the judges. All I can say is thank goodness for the Supreme Court of Canada! http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/#!/content/1.2711999

Elizabeth May backs Green Party motion condemning ‘illegal’ Israeli settlements
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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May has no plans to pull her endorsement of a motion that would see the party “fully condemn all illegal Israeli settlement expansions” as “undeniable obstacles to the Israel-Palestine peace-process,” despite escalating tensions in the region. Kady O’Malley has the detai…

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Toronto woman stunned by police revelation in background check http://on.thestar.com/1nFI8Cs

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Matthew Kellway

STATEMENT BY NDP FOREIGN AFFAIRS CRITIC ON NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAYNDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) made the following statement on Nelson Mandela International Day:“Since 2010, we have been celebrating Nelson Mandela International Day on July 18 – Mandela’s birthday – in order to encourage people around the world to give back and remember how this man devoted his life to serving humanity and promoting peace. “The Day will have special meaning this year, as this larger-than-life politician left us less than one year ago, leaving the international community and the NDP family in mourning.“On this special day, New Democrats encourage Canadians to devote their time to giving back in his honour. The UN and the Nelson Mandela Foundation invite all citizens to devote 67 minutes to helping others on July 18, just as Mandela devoted 67 years of his life to promoting peace and protecting human rights. “Let’s honour his memory and build a world that is more peaceful and just.”

Israel-Palestine: the way to end the violence

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Why didn’t the Mounties charge Nigel Wright? Tactics.
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So let’s review. In April, the RCMP announced that it would not proceed with charges against Nigel Wright in relation to his secret payment of $90,000 to then-sitting senator Mike Duffy. Given that the RCMP had stated previously that there were reasonable and probable grounds to believe that Wright…

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‘What if the cure for AIDS was on that plane?’ More than 100 international AIDS conference delegates were among the 298 crash victims on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: http://on.thestar.com/UfB7S1