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Editorial: Good behaviour speaks for itself

Posted by Oped 9 hours ago Calgary Herald| editorial good behaviour speaks itself All
http://www.calgaryherald.com — If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck, the reasoning goes. But a detailed description of a duck isn’t the same as the real thing — just as Premier Jim Prentice’s well-intentioned attempt to ensure accountability within the provincial government is no guarantee of proper conduct. Read More
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FBI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony like murder, arson and assault

Posted by Oped 9 hours ago Toronto Star| fbi turns animal cruelty toptier felony murder arson assault All
http://www.thestar.com — LOS ANGELES—Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help root out those pet abusers before their behaviour worsens and give a boost to prosecutions, an animal welfare group says.For years, the FBI has filed animal abuse under the label “ Read More
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B.C. enterovirus patients showing polio-like symptoms

Posted by Oped 9 hours ago Toronto Star| bc enterovirus patients showing poliolike symptoms All
http://www.thestar.com — Health officials in British Columbia say they have seen two young people infected with enterovirus D68 who also suffered from polio-like symptoms.One of the two, a teenager, is still on a breathing machine a month after being in hospital.The other, a child between 5 and 10 years old, developed weakness in one arm that has not improved nearly a month after it developed.Late last week the U.S. Cent Read More
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Stephen Harper not helping himself by recycling Iraq War rhetoric: Hébert

Posted by Oped 9 hours ago Toronto Star| stephen harper helping recycling iraq war rhetoric hbert All
http://www.thestar.com — If Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s rationale for possibly signing Canada up for a combat role in the international military mission against Islamic State militants in the Middle East sounds familiar it is because it borrows heavily from the case he made at the time of the 2003 Iraq War.“We do not stand on the sidelines and watch. We do our part. That’s always been how this co Read More
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Victim's boyfriend tells Luka Magnotta trial of panic after Jun Lin went missing

Posted by Oped 9 hours ago Toronto Star| victims boyfriend tells luka magnotta trial panic jun lin missing All
http://www.thestar.com — MONTREAL — Half a world away in China, Feng Lin started fretting about his former lover in the spring of 2012.Mobile users follow live blog hereFrom Montreal, Jun Lin had sent Feng Lin the last of what was up to 50 daily text messages at about midnight on May 24 that year.“He was saying good morning to me because it was the time when I had just woken up,” Feng Lin testified i Read More
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Hundreds denounce target for ‘sexist’ baby onesies

Posted by Oped 9 hours ago Toronto Star| hundreds denounce target sexist baby onesies All
http://www.thestar.com — Hundreds of people have denounced Target for selling “sexist” baby pyjamas after a university professor posted a photograph of the clothing on social media.The boy clothing features a Superman logo and the line “Future Man of Steel,” while the girl item has the same logo but the line: “I Only Date Heroes.”“It seems kind of ridiculous to talk about Read More
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High school co-op student dies at work placement

Posted by Oped 9 hours ago Toronto Star| high school coop student dies work placement All
http://www.thestar.com — Co-op placements are a great way for students to stay focused and learn a trade. But instead of gaining experience, one Niagara region high school student lost his life last week in an accident at an auto recycling plant. Adam Keunen, 17, hadn’t even finished his first week at his co-op placement at Plazek Auto Recyclers in West Lincoln when he was crushed under a front-end loader on Frida Read More
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Dozen homicides add up to Toronto’s deadliest September since 1990

Posted by Oped 9 hours ago Toronto Star| dozen homicides torontos deadliest september All
http://www.thestar.com — Beatings on the street after closing time, a stabbing in a high school hallway and a slew of shootings: these are the ways police say 12 people have been killed in Toronto since Sept. 5. That’s a dozen homicides in less than a month, making this the deadliest September the city has seen since at least 1990 — the earliest year included in the data analyzed by the Star. Interactive: T Read More
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