Census Shows White Deaths Outpace Births Other factors underscoring a changing country include a baby boom in big cities. For the second year in a row, the number of non-Hispanic white deaths in 2013 outweighed the number of white births, signaling an increasingly older and diversified American public. It is a trend that’s likely to continue for a while, as traditionally minority groups become the majority of the U.S. population. As a result of its slower growth rate, compared with other groups, the number of non-Hispanic white individuals declined to 62.6 percent of the total overall population in 2013 from… View Articleclick here for more
Former Bloc leader says Canada is ‘a great country’ 9 Canada got a ringing endorsement Monday from the unlikeliest of people — lifelong separatist and former Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe. In a column in Le Journal de Montreal, a QMI Agency newspaper, Duceppe extolled the virtues of the country he tried to break up during his 21 years in politics. He blasted federal politics in general and Stephen Harper’s Conservatives in particular, but Duceppe said Canada Day gives him positive vibes. “I understand why Canadians celebrate the 1st of July, since Canada is a great country,” he wrote. “I… View Articleclick here for more
Don Cherry overlooked for Order of Canada once again Don Cherry doesn’t need the Order of Canada to validate his importance to Canada — or his love of the country, either. And that’s a good thing because it doesn’t look like he will ever receive one. Most involved in the behind-the-scenes, decade-long movement to try to ensure Cherry joins this exclusive club were counting on this being the year he would finally get his due. Grapes turned 80 in March and Hockey Night in Canada is no longer a CBC entity. Cherry is coming out of an incredible era… View Articleclick here for more
Liberals turn momentum into wins in Toronto, strong showing in Alberta Monday’s four federal byelections made one thing clear: Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have momentum on their side. The Liberals stole one riding — the coveted Trinity-Spadina in downtown Toronto — from the NDP, easily held another Toronto riding and gave the Conservatives a run for their money in the Tory bastion of Fort McMurray-Athabasca, in Alberta’s oilsands heartland. The Conservatives handily retained another Alberta riding, Macleod, but even there, Liberal support almost quadrupled. The results reflect just how far the Liberals, reduced to a third-party rump in 2011, have...
Liberals turn momentum into wins in Toronto, strong showing in Alberta Monday’s four federal byelections made one thing clear: Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have momentum on their side. The Liberals stole one riding — the coveted Trinity-Spadina in downtown Toronto...click here for more
Rob Ford: ‘I had become my own worst enemy’ Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he’s sorry for some of the things he did when using drugs and alcohol, but he’s resolved to make changes in his life following a stint in rehab. “When I look back on some of the things I have said and some of the things I did when I was using, I am ashamed, embarrassed and humiliated,” Ford told reporters at an invitation-only news conference Monday, when he returned to city hall after a two-month absence. Ford had taken a leave of absence to seek help… View Articleclick here for more
NOIR Episode 8 “Protecting Means Celebrating” There’s a lot to celebrate when it comes to firearms – our history, recreation and most of all our freedoms. In NOIR Episode 8 “Protecting Means Celebrating,” Colion and Amy discuss why it’s important to protect our rights earned during the founding of our country. When it comes to guns, protecting means celebrating.
NOIR Episode 8 “Protecting Means Celebrating” There’s a lot to celebrate when it comes to firearms – our history, recreation and most of all our freedoms. In NOIR Episode 8 “Protecting Means Celebrating,” Colion and Amy discuss why it’s...click here for more
Profiteering on Banker Deaths: Regulator Says Public Has No Right to Details A man with a long history of keeping big bank secrets safe from the public’s prying eyes has denied the appeal filed by Wall Street On Parade to obtain specifics about the worker deaths upon which JPMorgan Chase pockets the life insurance money each year. According to its financial filings, as of December 31, 2013, JPMorgan held $17.9 billion in Bank-Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) assets, a dark corner of the insurance market that allows banks to take out life insurance policies on their workers, secretly pocket the death… View Articleclick here for more
Trudeau Tries to Bury Father’s Legacy on Alberta Energy The last time a politician named Trudeau tried to regulate Canada’s energy industry, it sparked outrage in Alberta. Justin Trudeau is betting his plan to manage growth in the oil sands will be less combustible. The Liberal Party leader and son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau is pushing more stringent controls on greenhouse-gas emissions in the country’s oil-and-gas sector and a more conciliatory tone on pipelines. He hopes this will help his party regain credibility in a province where they haven’t held a seat since ceding power to Prime Minister… View Articleclick here for more
Conservatives set for tough fight in B.C. in next election, say experts The federal government’s recent decision to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline doesn’t spell doom for the 21 Conservative MPs in the province but experts say they will have a tough fight in the 2015 election. The federal government’s recent decision to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline—a project a majority of British Columbians oppose—doesn’t spell doom for the 21 Conservative MPs in the province but experts say they will have a tough fight in the 2015 election. Greg Lyle, owner of Innovative Research Group, said there’s no evidence to… View Articleclick here for more
House of Commons most lobbied government institution MPs are still the most lobbied public office holders, despite a majority government that controls everything from the PMO. But depending on who you talk to, this is either evidence of the country’s 308 MPs’ continued relevance in decision-making, of Cabinet ministers not being as accessible, of a misguided approach by lobbyists padding registry statistics to appease clients, or some combination thereof. Lobbying Commissioner Karen Shepherd’s annual report for 2013-14, released June 12, showed the House of Commons as far and away the most lobbied government institution in the last fiscal year, accounting… View Articleclick here for more