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Wearing Hijab in Sports


Muslim girl ejected from tournament for wearing hijab
Last Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2007 | 10:12 PM ET
CBC News

Five young teams from across Canada walked out of a Quebec soccer tournament Sunday because a young Muslim girl was ejected for wearing a hijab.

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Cigarette Ads Banned

Cigarette makers take ad ban fight to Canada’s top court
Last Updated: Monday, February 19, 2007 | 10:09 AM ET
CBC News

The three largest cigarette makers in Canada enter on Monday the final phase of their decade-long legal battle against federal laws restricting advertising of their product.

Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd., JTI-Macdonald Corp., and Rothmans, Benson & Hedges will face off against the federal government in the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Elder Abuse

Nurses tape woman’s mouth shut
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 | 3:32 PM ET

CBC News

Two nurses at a seniors’ home in New Glasgow have been disciplined for covering the mouth of a resident with tape and drawing a smile on her.

The two employees of Glen Haven Manor put non-sticky medical tape over the elderly woman’s mouth in an apparent attempt to pacify her.

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Canadian Immigrants

The Ryndam. The boat we immigrated on to Canada in May 1962




A Letter to the Editor


So many letter writers have explained how this land is made up of immigrants. Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people why today’s Canadian is not willing to accept the new kind of immigrant any longer.

Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to Canada, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in Halifax and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new Canadian households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home. They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture.

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Cyber Bullying

11 Ontario students suspended for ‘cyber-bullying’
Punishments at Catholic high school north of Toronto followed comments posted on Facebook
Last Updated: Monday, February 12, 2007 | 1:17 PM ET
CBC News

Eleven students at a Catholic high school north of Toronto have been suspended after posting comments about their principal on the online social networking site Facebook.

Students at Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School in Caledon East began an online group calling the principal the “grinch of school spirit” after the school enforced a district ban on electronic devices and announced it would impose a uniform policy.

Last week, the school administration was notified about the website. As a result, 11 male and female students at the 2,000-student school were given suspensions ranging from three to eight days.

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Minumum Wage Hike (Canada)

Canadian Money

Ontario’s minimum wage hits $8
Last Updated: Thursday, February 1, 2007 | 11:41 AM ET
(CBC News)

Ontario’s minimum wage officially rose on Thursday to $8 an hour, but the government warns not to expect another hike any time soon.

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Update on Vancouver Sextuplets


B.C. intervened to save 3 sextuplets after 2 died
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 | 4:10 PM PT


The B.C. government got court orders in the past week to seize three of the
surviving sextuplets born in Vancouver earlier in January and ensure they got blood transfusions if necessary. Two of the sextuplets have already died.

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