Julia Gray

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Quebec’s secular charter is clearly unconstitutional, but could still become law

In recent years, the Supreme Court has had to deal with a number of complex constitutional issues implicating "reasonable accommodation," and in each case it has placed a serious onus on governments to justify limits on religious freedom. Should Muslim women testifying in court be compelled to …

Religion

The Week in Review: The Final Frontier

Inside Flipboard / August 23, 2013<p>Being an astronaut is tough enough. But what about being a one-way astronaut? More than 165,000 adventurers have …

Leftovers: Chopstick Straws, Hot Dog Laws, Rice Pandas, and More

Holy ramen! These chopsticks ARE ALSO STRAWS. Thank you, Gizmodo, for shining the light on all that is hilarious. Also of grave importance: gummy bear chandeliers, Pete Wells adds his voice to the spirited chorus of tipping debates, and everybody seems to be playing with their food. <i>—Niki</i> …

On the Red Couch with Global Explorers Justin Lewis and Michelle Stauffer

Inside Flipboard / August 28, 2013<p>For documentarians Justin Lewis and Michelle Stauffer, the meridian at 70 degree west is more than just a line on …

The Surprisingly Frustrating Quest for Good Silverware

I didn't give much thought to my flatware set until I realized, quite suddenly, that I really disliked it. The dull forks do a terrible job of …

Knives

The Mozz Makes the Hero at Dave and Tony's Salumeria

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>I wouldn't call <b>Dave and Tony's Salumeria</b> in Astoria a "secret" sandwich shop, but they don't shout their heros from the rooftops either. Ask for one and they'll direct you to a shelf of fresh bread from Astoria Bakery and ask what …

@thejgold

"Spent 36 hours in New York but <b>failed to procure a single cronut</b>." — <i>LA Times</i> critic <b>Jonathan Gold</b>, on the complete and abject failure of a recent stop-over in NYC. But better no cronuts than fake cronuts, right? [Twitter]

Why Bartenders Love Bubbles; Biggest Roadside Foods

· Why Bartenders Say Bubbles Are Worth the Trouble [Globe and Mail]<br>· Top 10 Biggest Roadside Foods in America [Smithsonian]<br>· Sam Adams Creator Becomes Billionaire as Craft Beer Rises [Bloomberg]<br>· Latino Winemakers Rise in California, Through the Ranks [NYT]<br>· A Start-Up Taps the Joy of Indie Food …

Ottawa cancels EI premium hike, freezes rates for three years

The Conservative government is giving a small boost to Canada's uneven jobs market, scrapping unpopular plans to raise employment insurance premiums in favour of a three-year freeze.<p>The Conservatives say EI premiums will be "no higher" than the current rate of $1.88 per $100 earned, which leaves …

It’s time for government to start thinking bigger

When governments hand out cash for infrastructure projects, it's easy to think small.<p>Politicians love summer festivals, hockey rinks, small craft harbours and city parks. The money gets out the door quickly and everyone can see the results. Grants can be geographically matched to political …

Inside Justin Trudeau’s charm offensive

<i>Politics Insider delivers premium analysis and access to Canada's policymakers and politicians. Visit the</i> Politics Insider homepage <i>for insight available only to subscribers.</i><p>Justin Trudeau laughs when a reporter asks if he'll be making an announcement at his next stop in rural Nova Scotia.<p>It's an …

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Military strike 'absolutely' on hold if Syria gives up chemical weapons stockpile, Obama says

[np_storybar title=”Watch Assad interviewed by Charlie Rose” link=”#1″]<br>[/np_storybar]<p>President Barack Obama says a proposal to put Syria’s chemical …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

FEATURE-EMPTY<p>M&A Blackstone talks with Thomson Reuters highlight cutthroat battle for financial data<p>Real Estate Most Toronto condo fees higher than initial estimates, review finds Subscriber content<p>Amazon, Berkshire, JPM to partner on cheaper health care for staff<p>Anti-piracy group urges CRTC to …

Mentally ill Kingston inmates to be moved twice

Collins Bay inmates concerned about 'reckless' plan to move in mentally-ill prisoners<p>A group of federal inmates is threatening legal action to halt a …

World leaders at odds over potential military strikes on Syria after alleged chemical attack

<i>As President Barack Obama uses all his tools of persuasion in order to try and turn around public opinion and rally congressional support for a</i> …

Tuxedo Stan — the world-famous Halifax cat who ran for mayor — has died of kidney cancer

Stan was a true extrovert, a real smooth operator with keen political instincts and the kind of good looks and personality that made him hard to …

Conservatives, NDP lash out at PQ secular charter

The Harper government is willing to lead the legal fight against the Quebec Charter of Values if the Parti Québécois's proposal to restrict religious symbols in the provincial government are adopted by the National Assembly.<p>Setting up a battle with the minority Marois government in Quebec City, the …

Harper government warns of possible legal challenge to Quebec’s proposed values charter

Quebec's charter of values would be challenged, Kenney vows

Any law against burkas, crucifixes impinges on religious freedom, says multiculturalism minister<p>The federal government will review any law Quebec …