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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Calgary MP Rob Anders has once again drawn criticism for his controversial comments.
Parliament's Most Famous Underachiever?
Political Fallout Builds As Beef Recall Grows, AGAIN
Northern Gateway Bad Idea: Trudeau
Even The Italians Think We Have A Mafia Problem
Mulroney: Don't Underestimate Trudeau
Robert Reich: The First Presidential Debate
In Wednesday night's debate, Romney won on style while Obama won on substance. Romney sounded as if he had conviction, which means he's either convinced himself that the lies he tells are true or he's a fabulous actor.
Hina P. Ansari: Twitter Was the Best Part of this Debate
Well the first debate is in the books. And I'm using the term "debate" rather loosely here. Election season brings forth probably the best reality television there is for me -- though last night was sorely lacking. Thankfully, Twitter kept it highly entertaining because if it weren't for Twitter I, along with Jim Lehrer, would have nodded off 10 minutes in.
J.J. McCullough: Media Bites: These Two Men Are Better Than One
2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg It's taken weeks -- no, years -- of frustrated waiting, but the other day anxious Canadians finally got an answer: he's in. Lefties have been swooning and right-wingers have been fuming, but the young dude with the famous name and rock-star reputation is now officially set for the long-haul. Now if only we knew what he actually believed. We're talking, of course, about Omar Khadr.
Rafe Mair: Christy Clark's Pipeline Bleating Is Egregious, Disingenuous Nonsense
I'm beginning to feel sorry for Premier Christy Clark. She is a very nice person, personable and able to speak. What she is not capable of doing is speaking sensibly or making decisions that make sense. It seems obvious to me that she is getting wretched advice and nowhere is this more evident than on the pipeline issue.
Nikki Thomas: How HIV Law Could Spread the Disease
On Friday morning, the Supreme Court of Canada will rule on a particularly contentious issue -- the question of if/when an HIV-positive person is required to disclose their status. At the crux of Cuerrier was the issue of consent, and in 1998, the SCC ruled that one could not reasonably consent to sexual activities without knowing their partner's HIV status. Recklessness is merely exacerbated by the legal situation. This is perhaps the most troublesome aspect of using legal sanctions to deal with what is really a public health issue; people will actively avoid getting tested because it might help them avoid legal consequences.

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