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Prentice to appoint Conservative MP as Alberta’s envoy to U.S.

theglobeandmail.com — One of Stephen Harper's Conservative MPs is expected to take a new job as Alberta's envoy in Washington, sources say. The appointment of Rob Merrifield to the role is expected to be announced Wednesday by Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, a former Member of Parliament himself.

Doctor prepares to give update on Rob Ford’s health

By Ann Hui
theglobeandmail.com — The doctor in charge of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's clinical care at Mount Sinai hospital will be giving an update on the mayor's health condition Wednesday evening. A spokesman for Mount Sinai confirmed Wednesday that Dr. Zane Cohen will be providing an update on the mayor at 5 p.m.

Public editor: Why sometimes it’s okay for a travel writer to take a free trip

theglobeandmail.com — A reader from Stratford, Ont., asked this question about travel articles: "Increasingly travel articles in The Globe contain the disclaimer that the writer was a guest of the featured hotel or service, but that the article was not reviewed or approved by the said hotel or service. ...
Sep 17, 2014

Should theatre reviews have disclaimers noting critic got free tix? @SylviaStead on what to say when you don't pay: theglobeandmail.com/community/insi…

Sep 17, 2014

Short answer: Because "@globeandmail Public editor: Why sometimes it’s okay for a travel writer to take a free trip trib.al/ruMZphh"

Sep 17, 2014

RT @SylviaStead: Reader wonders why it’s okay for a travel writer to take a free trip trib.al/ruMZphh

Sep 17, 2014

Reader wonders why it’s okay for a travel writer to take a free trip trib.al/ruMZphh

Sep 17, 2014

Against my personal grain, but interesting: Globe on why sometimes it’s okay for a travel writer to take a free trip bit.ly/XDtoz3

B.C. too ‘laid back’ for China’s state-owned businesses

theglobeandmail.com — China's massive state-owned enterprises have flocked to Vancouver for its beautiful natural environment and proximity to Asia, but a new survey shows they have also experienced numerous frustrations - including British Columbia's "laid-back lifestyle." In interviews with a researcher at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, senior executives detailed their experiences setting up local offices in Vancouver.
Sep 17, 2014

Them and me both RT @iainmarlow: China's state-owned firms frustrated by Vancouver's "laid-back lifestyle." theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi…

Sep 17, 2014

China's SOEs came to Vancouver in search of riches, but are frustrated by the city's "laid-back lifestyle." theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi…

Unknown bones found on Red River banks as search prepares for missing women

theglobeandmail.com — Winnipeg police say some bones have been found by volunteers searching the banks of the Red River. Constable Jason Michalyshen says police were called about the discovery by a group looking for missing and murdered aboriginal women. He says the bones have been taken as evidence and are being analyzed.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @globeandmail: Unknown bones found on Red River banks as search prepares for missing women trib.al/hn6lGK6

Sep 17, 2014

RT @globeandmail: Unknown bones found on Red River banks as search prepares for missing women trib.al/hn6lGK6

CN fined for failing to move enough grain

theglobeandmail.com — The federal government is imposing a fine on Canadian National Railway Co. for failing to comply with an order that it move a minimum amount of grain each week.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @eyeonequities: Exclusive: CN Rail fined for failing to move enough grain $CNI $CNR.CA stks.co/t0mlC

Sep 17, 2014

Exclusive: CN Rail fined for failing to move enough grain $CNI $CNR.CA stks.co/t0mlC

Answering a written question from an MP cost the government $117,188

theglobeandmail.com — Answering a single written question from a Liberal MP cost the federal government $117,188 in staff time, according to information tabled this week in the House of Commons. The right to ask departments for written answers is a key tool for MPs - primarily on the opposition benches - to dig up information that can later be used against their political rivals.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @AaronWherry: If only there was a forum in which the government was expected to answer questions about its actions... theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/…

Sep 17, 2014

Was it a good answer? | "Answering a written question from an MP cost the government $117,188" bit.ly/XhvCU1 @curryb #Canada

Sep 17, 2014

@curryb: Answering a written question from an MP cost the government $117,188 tgam.ca/EFF7 #cdnpoli” Jinkies!

Sep 17, 2014

RT @curryb: Answering a written question from an MP cost the government $117,188 tgam.ca/EFF7 #cdnpoli

Sep 17, 2014

Answering a written question from an MP cost the government $117,188 tgam.ca/EFF7 #cdnpoli

Ottawa man convicted on terror charge 'committed to reforming,' lawyer says

theglobeandmail.com — An Ottawa man sentenced to 24 years in prison for his part in a terrorist conspiracy is intent on "deradicalizing," says his lawyer. Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing explosives with an intent to do harm.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @CdnPress: VIDEO: Man convicted on terror charge 'committed to reforming': Lawyer bit.ly/1wEpQLI #cdnpoli

Sep 17, 2014

RT @TheCdnPress: VIDEO: Man convicted on terror charge 'committed to reforming': Lawyer bit.ly/1wEpQLI

Twenty stocks that are good wealth creators

theglobeandmail.com — What are we looking for? Canadian companies with high economic value - companies creating the highest economic profit for their shareholders - that are trading below their intrinsic value.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @eyeonequities: Stock screen: Twenty Canadian stocks that are good wealth creators $$ stks.co/e11SY

Sep 17, 2014

Stock screen: Twenty Canadian stocks that are good wealth creators $$ stks.co/e11SY

In Vancouver, rich homeowners get richer

theglobeandmail.com — The Globe's Real Estate Beat offers news and analysis on the Canadian housing market. Read more on The Globe's housing page. The price of admission to enter an elite club in Vancouver is going through the roof. To make the top 1 per cent in the city's market for single-family detached houses, a property needs to be assessed at more than $5.58-million.

Joan Rivers’ doctor reportedly took a selfie during procedure

theglobeandmail.com — The facts are slowly emerging about the clinic visit by Joan Rivers that led to her hospitalization and death - and the newest details include a doctor taking a selfie with the late comedy legend while she was unconscious.

Pistorius could be free to compete at 2016 Games, Olympic committee says

theglobeandmail.com — Oscar Pistorius will be free to compete for South Africa at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as long as the judge doesn't hand down a multiple year jail term, the country's Olympic committee said Wednesday. Pistorius, a Paralympic gold medalist, was freed on bail Sept.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @globeandmail: Pistorius could be free to compete at 2016 Games, Olympic committee says trib.al/6VzYDgr pic.twitter.com/xGrrZVDrdO

Long live this urban Aussie underdog

theglobeandmail.com — In the race for the title of Australia's most attractive city, Sydney and Melbourne are bitter rivals. The argument runs along classic New York versus Los Angeles lines, with Melburnians claiming depth and substance against Sydney's glib superficiality, and Sydneysiders contrasting their colour and energy with Melbourne's self-righteous gloom.
Sep 17, 2014

Let's hear it for ... #Brisbane? Long live this urban Aussie underdog - ow.ly/BCx9P #australia

Are microbeads in your toothpaste hurting your gums?

theglobeandmail.com — If you brush with brand-name toothpastes, you could be getting a mouthful of plastic with that minty fresh taste. The tiny blue dots found in many dental products are made of polyethylene - the same material used in plastic bags. Dental hygienists have been finding these plastic "microbeads" embedded in patients' gums, Fox News reports.
Sep 17, 2014

Your toothpaste likely contains plastic "microbeads" - the case for switching to a more natural brand: theglobeandmail.com/life/health-an…

Backbencher’s bill to empower MPs receives Harper’s blessing

theglobeandmail.com — The Conservative cabinet is poised to support backbench MP Michael Chong's bill to rebalance the power between parliamentarians and the Prime Minister's Office. Conservative caucus members were told during their weekly meeting today that Chong's Reform Act had received Stephen Harper's stamp of approval.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @globepolitics: Backbencher’s bill to empower MPs receives Harper’s blessing bit.ly/1rbceVi #cdnpoli

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