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on November 28, 2014 in World News

52 First Nations risk losing funding for not complying with transparency law

52 First Nations risk losing funding for not complying with transparency law Kashechewan First Nation given more time to comply; sanctions will not target ‘essential’ services The government has revised its list of First Nations that have not complied with new transparency rules that require them to post their financial statements online for the last fiscal year, leaving the names of 52 bands on its website after initially publishing 55. The names of Taykwa Tagamou Nation and Neskantaga First Nation in Ontario, as well as Red Earth Band in Saskatchewan no longer appear on the Aboriginal Affairs website. Aboriginal Affairs… View Article

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on November 28, 2014 in World News

Class-action suits to go ahead against Bell, Telus over minutes

Class-action suits to go ahead against Bell, Telus over minutes A judge has given the green light to class-action lawsuits against telecom companies Bell and Telus over the practice of rounding up minutes. A call lasting one minute and one second, for example, would be billed as two minutes, thereby depleting talk time faster for millions of Canadians, who would then incur per-minute charges at a higher rate, the suits allege. They also allege the practice began in mid-2002 but was not disclosed by either telecom. “Cellphone users were unwittingly charged excessive and unjustified fees in breach of the express… View Article

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on November 28, 2014 in World News

Conviction would be roadblock for Jian Ghomeshi in U.S.

Conviction would be roadblock for Jian Ghomeshi in U.S. Former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi’s future career could hit a major roadblock south of the border if he’s convicted, a criminal law specialist said Thursday. “A criminal conviction for an offence such as sexual assault will cause him to have problems to travel into the U.S. for years after his sentence is served,” defence lawyer Daniel Brown said. “Typically, a sexual conviction can render you inadmissible to the U.S. unless you get special permission or a waiver to enter the U.S. “The notion he can just pick up and leave for… View Article

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on November 28, 2014 in World News

I’ve lost my lawsuit. But I’m going to appeal. Here’s why.

I’ve lost my lawsuit. But I’m going to appeal. Here’s why. oday I lost the lawsuit against me brought by Khurrum Awan, the former youth president of the Canadian Islamic Congress. You can read the full ruling here. The judge awarded Awan a whopping $80,000 plus legal costs. I am reviewing the technical aspects of the ruling with my lawyer. But there is something terrifying, buried in this ruling, that I already know I simply must appeal — all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. On paragraph 166 of the decision, the judge ruled that calling Awan an… View Article

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on November 28, 2014 in World News

Nine Alleged Child Predators Arrested in One Texas County

Nine Alleged Child Predators Arrested in One Texas County Nine men, referred to by the sheriff as “monsters,” were arrested by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies during a special sting operation in November. The nine men allegedly were using the internet to prey on children and were caught in a joint effort between the sheriff’s office and the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). The Task Force conducted a 3-day operation in Fort Bend County last week. During a press conference held in Fort Bend County, just southwest of Houston, Fort… View Article

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on November 28, 2014 in World News

Conservative Hispanics Dissatisfied With Obama’s Immigration Plan

Conservative Hispanics Dissatisfied With Obama’s Immigration Plan President Barack Obama’s announcement last week that he intended to enact immigration reform by executive order, granting millions of illegal immigrants protection from deportation, was immediately the subject of sharp criticism, not just from Republicans and immigration hard-liners, but also from those who have advocated for immigration reform and increased opportunities for immigrants to obtain work and live in the United States. Breitbart Texas spoke with several conservative Hispanics who shared their unique perspectives on why Obama’s plan is the wrong solution for America’s immigration challenges. Breitbart Texas interviewed Rachel Campos-Duffy, The LIBRE… View Article

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on November 28, 2014 in World News

Black Friday Biggest Day for Gun Sales

Black Friday Biggest Day for Gun Sales Black Friday is also one of the biggest days of the year for gun sales. That puts pressure on the system for background checks. Researchers with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which is overseen by the FBI, have until the end of the third business day following an attempted firearm purchase to determine whether a buyer is eligible. After that, buyers have the right to get their guns even if the check wasn’t completed. Last year, the clock ran out more than 186,000 times. The problem is the records submitted by… View Article

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on November 28, 2014 in World News

Canadian hockey goalie rushes into stands in skates to give CPR to fan suffering cardiac arrest

Canadian hockey goalie rushes into stands in skates to give CPR to fan suffering cardiac arrest Gander Flyers goalie Patrick O’Brien, 26, recently became qualified as a paramedic and put his training to use when he rushed to give the unconscious middle-aged man chest compressions until emergency workers arrived. This Canadian ice hockey goalie made the save of his life – when he rushed into the stands to give CPR to a fan who’d suffered cardiac arrest. Patrick O’Brien was getting ready to play for the amateur Gander Flyers team at the Gander Community Centre, in Newfoundland, Sunday when he… View Article

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on November 27, 2014 in World News

Black officer shoots and kills white unarmed man

Black officer shoots and kills white unarmed man Where are Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? Unarmed White Man Killed By Black Cop; Here’s How The Media Reacted. While national news media continue to focus on race in Ferguson, Missouri, where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, they apparently don’t think a similar case in Utah with the races reversed is that newsworthy. Police in Salt Lake City are continuing their probe into an Aug. 11 shooting outside a 7-Eleven convenience store, when a black police officer, whom local media are referring to as “not white,”… View Article

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on November 27, 2014 in World News

Ramos To Journalists: ‘Stop Pretending We’re Neutral’

Ramos To Journalists: ‘Stop Pretending We’re Neutral’ ‘We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.’ Univision’s Jorge Ramos was presented the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for “lifetime achievement in defending press freedom” Tuesday at the 2014 Committee to Protect Journalists International Press Freedom Awards. During his speech before the group of journalists and media executives, Ramos made the case for journalists to drop the facade of impartiality and to use their voices and influence not just to inform but as activists to change policy: “The best of journalism happens when we take a stand: when we question… View Article

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