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Friday, 28 September 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012
Prime Minister Stephen Harper took a swipe at the United Nations and assailed Iran on Thursday as he picked up an international statesman award, suggesting once again that the UN has too often wooed dictators despite their appalling human rights records and sinister aims.
Tory MP Keeps Abortion Debate Alive With New Motion
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Vancouver Olympics CEO 'Categorically' Denies Allegations
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Colleen Westendorf: Rona Ambrose Sucker-Punched me in the Uterus
Wednesday evening was a perilous moment for every person with a uterus in Canada and elsewhere. In a country where we are applauded for not having legal restrictions on abortion, Parliament voted on M312, which was defeated 203-91. Though the motion claimed to be in the interest of equality for everyone, nowhere did the word woman, womb, fetus, uterus, or (heaven forbid) vagina appear in the motion. The person who should have been fighting the hardest last night was the Minister for the Status of Women, Rona Ambrose. Instead she sucker-punched everyone in this country who hopes and expects to be treated in accordance with their charter rights and as a person, by voting yes.
Daniel D. Veniez: Move Over Trudeau, Mark Carney's Got it All
If there is any basis to the speculation that Liberals and other Canadians are calling on Mark Carney to enter the public arena by seeking the leadership of the party, count me among them. I believe in talent and the power of ideas. Carney has both. This guy would be a game-changer in all the right ways, not only for the Liberal Party, but also for Canadian democracy.
Jeffrey Schwartz: Easy and Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money
The average Canadian owes $1.54 for every dollar earned. Being debt-free or eliminating debt is more than merely a financial battle; for many, it's emotional, psychological and habitual. That's why learning smart spending habits is crucial from a young age. Getting your kids involved in financial planning and shopping gives them impactful, hands-on experience in budgeting. Here are some great tips to teach your younger and university-aged children to budget and save.
Natasha Koifman: How Technology Can Help You Strike a Better Work-Life Balance
I don't believe "balance" is a matter of compartmentalizing work and life, but of making the two integrate seamlessly. And while many find that technology is one of the major things hindering their work-life balance, for me it's a major tool in enabling a healthy work-life integration. If you're struggling to maintain relationships throughout your busy days, or over a long distance, here are some of my favourite things to do.
Menachem Rosensaft: President Obama's UN Speech: A Must-Read for Supporters of Israel
Especially in light of a new heavy-handed $6.5 million ad campaign by the Republican Jewish Coalition, all voters who are concerned about President Obama's position on Iran or continued U.S. support for Israel should -- no, must -- read the address he delivered to the UN General Assembly.

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