April 12, 2010

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ABOUT FACE'

Shama Naz, a mother of two young girls who lives in the Montreal suburb of Kirkland, visited the emergency room of the Lakeshore General Hospital last Sunday after her eldest daughter accidentally poked her left eye with a pencil. A native of Pakistan, Naz wears a niqab, a garment worn by some Islamic women that covers the entire face save for the eyes.
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TRUE NORTH STRONG NOT FREE

Well, Ann Coulter is no longer in Canada, but 30 million Canadians are. So, for the sake of argument, let us take as read the frankly rather boring observation of the northern punditocracy that the whole brou“We don’t have a First Amendment, we don’t have a religion of free speech,” she explained patiently.
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Wait, where did all the money go?

By any standards, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s $6l2-million investment in what he called “patient wait times guarantees” was one of the highest-profile, biggest-ticket moves of his early days in power. On April 4, 2007, Harper announced that funding in a major speech in Ottawa to the annual “Taming of the Queue” conference of doctors and health policy experts.
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FOR THE RECORD

“This program... is a glorification of Canadian imperialism in Afghanistan and elsewhere.”—University of Regina professors, in an open letter opposing Project Hero, which waives tuition for children of Canadian Forces members who died in battle “To try and politicize tragedies at the expense of Canadian military families is absolutely unconscionable.”—Regina Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski demands an apology
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INTERVIEW

Rapper K’naan on his smash hit, Wavin' Flag, almost quitting the World Cup trophy tour, and why street cred isn’t important

He might have written it, but K’naan Warsame is the first to tell you that Wavin’ Flag long ago ceased to be his song. Selected as the official anthem of the 2010 World Cup of Soccer in South Africa, the catchy hip-hop tune has galvanized audiences around the world, transforming stadium crowds into massive choirs.
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SPORTS

ONE FOR THE BOOKS

Student protests are often criticized as disorganized, raucous affairs. But the same cannot be said of a series of demonstrations carried out by a group of high school students in London, U.K., last month. In fact, the group enlisted the help of police as they travelled around the city, conducting 23 protests in one day.
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BUSINESS

THE REALTOR RACKET

From the moment Robert Peden chose to sell his Victoria home, he was adamant not one penny would go to a full-service real estate agent. Instead, Peden is doing what a small but growing number of Canadian homeowners have opted to do—handle the sale on his own.
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THIS WEEK

NEWSMAKERS

Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir ended their storybook season in Turin by winning their first World Championship last week. Virtue, 20, and Moir, 22, whose fiery on-ice chemistry does not extend to a romantic relationship away from the rink, say they’ve yet to decide if they’ll compete next year.
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