CANADA

CANADA

August 15 2005
CANADA

CANADA

August 15 2005

CANADA

HOMOLKA The Montreal World Film Festival will not premiere after all the Hollywood drama Karla, the story of Ontario teenkillers Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo. Citing opposition from sponsors, reportedly including Air Canada, the festival canned what was to be one of its main drawing cards. The film will still be released in commercial theatres in the fall.

VANCOUVER The Vancouver Port Authority appears to have found a way around the five-week truckers’ strike that has left nearly 25,000 containers piled up at Canada’s biggest west coast entry point. In a controversial move, the authority effectively

SCHOOL BELL It is the biggest Canadian experiment in year-round schooling and so popular enrolment had to be capped. Roberta Bondar Public School in Brampton, Ont., began its new school year last week, barely a month after summer vacation started. The almost 1,100 students from kindergarten to Grade 8 will get more time off during October, February and March. Educators say the schedule will offset what they call learning loss caused by an overly long summer break.

regulated hauling rates by forcing trucking companies to have a temporary 90-day licence to retrieve their merchandise. The licence requires them to pay truckers the wage increase set by a mediator.

MEDICARE The Supreme Court gave Quebec a year’s grace to redesign its health care system to accommodate private insurance plans. The province had asked for more time after the Supreme Court ruled in June that Quebec had to open its system to private insurers to cut down on waiting times.