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Ridding Afghanistan of polio at a critical stage

Posted by Oped 1295 days ago Vancouver Sun| ridding afghanistan polio critical stage All
http://feeds.canada.com — Polio eradication is at a critical stage. Decades of efforts hinge on how the three remaining endemic countries - Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria - perform. These countries, the only ones that have never stopped transmission of the virus, are the source of outbreaks in formerly polio-free countries, including the ones in Syria and the Horn of Africa. Read More
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New year offers plenty of scope and hope for fresh initiatives

Posted by Oped 1296 days ago Vancouver Sun| new year offers plenty scope hope fresh initiatives All
http://feeds.canada.com — Anew year brings with it a blank canvas of endless opportunity, inviting hope and renewed optimism on so many fronts. Read More
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Good cheer, hope of 1913 Christmas ring true to this day

Posted by Oped 1302 days ago Vancouver Sun| good cheer hope christmas ring true day All
http://feeds.canada.com — Christmas week a century ago in British Columbia was a languid affair suffused with a post-prandial glow of prosperous benevolence, even though some were calling the economic contraction that had followed the superheated boom of 1912 a depression. Read More
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Canadian values DO include feeding poor

Posted by Oped 1310 days ago Vancouver Sun| canadian values include feeding poor All
http://feeds.canada.com — An important lesson one learns in politics is to know when to stop talking. Federal Industry Minister James Moore, one of the bright lights in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet, let it slip from his mind this week when answering a radio reporter's question about children in poverty, and ended up apologizing for remarks he probably didn't intend to make. Read More
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Give CPP a boost

Posted by Oped 1310 days ago Vancouver Sun| give cpp boost All
http://feeds.canada.com — It's unfortunate that federal and provincial finance ministers couldn't come to a consensus Monday on the need to boost Canada Pension Plan contributions, and therefore, eventually the payouts as well. Read More
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Canada Post must adapt to the times

Posted by Oped 1315 days ago Vancouver Sun| canada post adapt times All
http://feeds.canada.com — Canada Post delivered startling news Wednesday: Within five years, it will be out of the door-to-door mail service business. Read More
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Pot laws still need reform

Posted by Oped 1316 days ago Vancouver Sun| pot laws reform All
http://feeds.canada.com — The petition campaign aimed at decriminalizing marijuana in B.C. has fallen short of support needed to get the measure on a ballot, but the effort to reform Canada's marijuana laws should continue. Regulations should be brought up to date, legally and medically. Read More
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This prime ministers' club is a non-starter

Posted by Oped 1317 days ago Vancouver Sun| this prime ministers club nonstarter All
http://feeds.canada.com — Canadians were treated to a rare bit of political nostalgia earlier this week when Prime Minister Stephen Harper was photographed with former Canadian leaders Brian Mulroney, Jean Chretien and Kim Campbell on their way to Nelson Mandela's memorial. Read More
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