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If Quebec really wants to secularize education, it should stop funding religious schools, union says

[np_storybar title=”Naheed Nenshi calls PQ ‘values’ charter ‘social suicide,’ suggests that upset Quebecers move to Calgary” link=””]<p>Naheed Nenshi — …

How Trudeau is shifting the thinking behind smoking up

Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's revelation that he smoked marijuana three years ago – as a sitting MP – has generated debate across the country, including intensive commentary from Globe readers.<p>As just one example, there were more than 500 online comments about this week's column by Gary …

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Six stubborn myths about cancer

The internet is awash with misinformation about cancer, with potentially tragic consequences for patients<p>There are few illnesses as terrifying in the public consciousness as cancer. With up to a third of us getting cancer at some stage in our lives, it is almost impossible to remain untouched by …

Experts disagree on economic impact of legalizing marijuana in Canada

OTTAWA — Liberal leader Justin Trudeau wants it legalized. Canadian cops want to fine people for simple possession. Forget jobs and the economy, it …

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Seeking Stephen Harper, historically

Despite being prime minister for nearly a decade, Stephen Harper remains a mystery to many Canadians. Proroguing Parliament affords us a tremendous opportunity to similarly pause and refresh our thoughts about him. A good way to seek a better understanding is to recall three leaders with whom he …

What Trolls Are Doing to Our Politics, Our Culture... Our Brains

As one who writes cultural commentary and political news for a living, I'm often knee-deep in the churning world around me, obligated by virtue of my job description to pay attention, make note, keep fingers on various pulses of stories that often stir reaction and debate. Which means I'm privy to …

What prorogation will mean for Harper's majority government

Stephen Harper's tactical use of prorogation during the last minority Parliament triggered nationwide protests, as critics accused the Prime Minister of abusing his powers to get out of political jams.<p>Now, with opposition parties itching to question the government over the Senate expenses scandal, …

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Glenn Greenwald's Partner Detained At UK Airport Under Terrorism Act

Glenn Greenwald's partner was detained by authorities at London's Heathrow airport for nearly nine hours, the Guardian reported on Sunday.<p>David Miranda, who lives with Greenwald in Brazil, was held under a controversial provision of Britain's Terrorism Act that allows police to stop, question and …

5 Body Parts Scientists Can 3-D Print

Stephen Harper will be called as a witness if Mike Duffy expenses allegations reach court: sources

If the RCMP investigation into Mike Duffy over alleged breach of trust reaches court, the senator’s lawyers will call Stephen Harper as a witness and …

Conservative Party should pay for Wallin audit, Mulcair says

NDP leader says Conservatives delayed audit process and should cover Deloitte costs<p>The Conservative Party of Canada should cover the costs of the …

Peter MacKay insists Conservatives are not moving Canada toward U.S.-style justice

OTTAWA — When newly minted Justice Minister and Attorney General Peter MacKay addresses the Canadian Bar Association for the first time on Monday, …

A Light Bulb Powered By Bacteria

Three college students are building an electricity-free light bulb for the masses.<p>We've all basked in the glow of different light bulbs: incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, neon, LED, and more. But a lamp that harbors living, light-emitting bacteria -- a biological bulb, if you will -- is something …

Activists file suit challenging limits on oil project critics

Environmental activists have launched a suit in the Federal Court of Canada to overturn federal legislation that limits their ability to oppose proposed pipeline projects at regulatory hearings.<p>In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, ForestEthics Advocacy and an activist named Donna Sinclair have asked the …

Canada

Canada's housing market still running hot

The surprising resilience of the country's housing market is renewing concerns that it could be overshooting.<p>Housing starts, sales and prices are once again defying expectations, one year after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty shocked the market with tighter mortgage insurance rules. The sector is …

Canadian Real Estate

Next in the pipeline: Pauline Marois

Are you suffering from pipeline fatigue? Sorry to break the news, but you won’t be feeling better any time soon. You could still face months of roller-coaster reports about U.S. President Barack Obama’s true Keystone colours. And B.C. Premier Christy Clark hasn’t finished harping about the five …

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Meet The Researcher Whose Fake-Poop Project Could Save Your Life

Emma Allen-Vercoe's fecal-transplant treatment could battle lethal gastrointestinal infections.<p>Done with your lunch? Good, here we go: You may know that implanting feces from healthy people into sick people can treat the deadly gastrointestinal infection caused by the bacterium <i>Clostridium …

Watching Fox News Increases Distrust In Climate Science

Conservative media makes people distrust scientists, and in turn, doubt the existence of climate change.<p>Science has done a good job of documenting the great divide between liberals and conservatives on the issue of climate change. Several studies have found that watching conservative media outlets, …

Environmental, First Nations groups question the safety of Energy East pipeline plan

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's ringing enthusiasm for the Energy East pipeline is raising concerns about the integrity of the review process that his government must conduct to ensure the project does not pose an undue environmental or safety risk.<p>In Saint John on Thursday, Mr. Harper joined …

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Bulgaria UFO Video Under Scrutiny By Ex-FBI Agent Ben Hansen (VIDEO)

A fast moving, silent, circular, brightly lit object was videotaped moving across the night sky of Haskovo, Bulgaria, on August 4.<p>The video, posted by one "nedialko kostadinov," shows the unusual object passing behind numerous wires and structures and changing colors and intensity. Near the …

Court Rulings Don't Confirm Autism-Vaccine Link

There’s a post making the rounds courtesy of something called “Whiteout Press” with the headline “Courts confirm vaccines cause autism.” It’s spreading across sites, through chains of elementary school parent communities, and onto radars of other communities that overlap. In other words, it’s …

NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

Pipeline to New Brunswick will help energy security, Harper says

The proposed Energy East Pipeline isn't solely to transport Alberta's crude to world markets, but also to finally provide the East Coast with a large, secure supply of domestic oil, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday.<p>Harper was visiting the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, where he said …

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Monarchy’s role in government: Most Canadians want fixes, but how?

Various commentators have responded to the birth of Prince George not just with the hearty congratulations that any parents deserve, but also with extended opinions about the monarchy’s role in Canada’s government that mainly say “It ain’t broke, so no need to fix it” and/or “It can’t be fixed …

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