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CBC’s MacLean suggests French-speaking referee should not have worked Canadiens game

theglobeandmail.com — A hockey commentator on Canada's national broadcaster has suggested that a French-speaking referee should not have been assigned Tuesday night's playoff game involving the Montreal Canadiens.

Canada’s middle class now world’s richest, study suggests

theglobeandmail.com — These are stories Report on Business is following Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Follow Michael Babad and The Globe's Business Briefing on Twitter. Middle class gains Canada's middle class appears to be leading the rest of the developed world when it comes to income, a new study suggests.
RT @globeandmail: Popular today: Canada’s middle class now world’s richest, bumping out Americans: study tgam.ca/EBb7 http://t.co…
RT @globeandmail: Popular today: Canada’s middle class now world’s richest, bumping out Americans: study tgam.ca/EBb7 http://t.co…
RT @globeandmail: Popular today: Canada’s middle class now world’s richest, bumping out Americans: study tgam.ca/EBb7 http://t.co…
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Service sector sees spike in temporary foreign workers

theglobeandmail.com — The number of temporary foreign workers in Canada's hotel and restaurant sector has exploded under the Conservative government as the latest figures show the industry is the biggest user of the controversial federal program.
Service sector sees spike in temporary foreign workers tgam.ca/EBcv #cdnpoli #cdnecon
From 4,000 to 44,000 @globepolitics: Service sector sees spike in temporary foreign workers bit.ly/1hf1Arr #cdnpoli

Kiev moves against militants after politician tortured, slain

theglobeandmail.com — Ukraine's acting president called for the relaunch of an anti-terrorist operation in the east of the country on Tuesday after the body of a local politician from his own party was found showing signs of torture. Oleksander Turchynov said in a statement that "brutally tortured" bodies had been found near the city of Slaviansk, which is in the hands of pro-Russian militants.
Ukrainian government again orders its forces into action against pro-Russian separatists - my report: theglobeandmail.com/news/world/ukr…

Baseball bling: gloves get a big hand for high fashion

theglobeandmail.com — In the early days, they were simple leather work gloves with the fingers sliced off, offering little protection against the impact of a rock-hard, speeding ball. Today, baseball gloves are not only large, luxurious and deep-pocketed, but they have evolved into a multimillion-dollar business, carefully crafted by sporting-goods companies with a multitude of features and in a rainbow of colours.
“So far, the Hermès baseball glove has yet to make its big-league debut.” theglobeandmail.com/sports/basebal…
From Rawlings to Hermès: The high fashion of the baseball glove. Cool story by Macleod and pix by @mblinch theglobeandmail.com/sports/basebal…
Great @RobMacLeodGlobe piece on baseball gloves, incl. fact Jose Bautista owns a piece of his glove manufacturer. theglobeandmail.com/sports/basebal…

The Globe and Mail

theglobeandmail.com — Don't be discouraged if you have trouble determining Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s true value. The drug maker's acquisition pace makes it almost impossible to peg. Since Valeant tied up with Biovail Corp. in 2010, the company has embarked on an ambitious acquisition spree, striking 21 deals worth more than $14-billion in a little over three years.

Winnipeg’s Darcy Oake wows Britain’s Got Talent with his magic act

theglobeandmail.com — It was by the literal the luck of the draw that Darcy Oake, the Winnipeg magician gone viral, got interested about the trade. He was a little boy in Manitoba when his dad, CBC broadcaster Scott Oake, asked him to pick a card, any card.

Circumcision: Do risks outweigh benefits?

theglobeandmail.com — For a procedure that's been around for thousands of years, there sure is a lot of debate about circumcision. To many, it's a deeply ingrained rite. Some see it as a way to prevent potential health problems. And to others it's an unnecessary, invasive procedure that can pose very real risks.

Globe in Ukraine: In a former mining town, nostalgia for Soviet era

theglobeandmail.com — You can smell Horlivka before you see it: the acrid output from the aging chemical plants and machinery factories that still limp along, though only at a fraction of the pace they once did. Then you hit the jarring, metre-long potholes and get a glimpse of the city's grim skyline of crumbling apartment blocks.
Nice nose-for-news Ukraine lede here by “@markmackinnon (an olfactory observation of old factories) theglobeandmail.com/news/world/glo…
RT @Colinfreeze: Nice eyes and ears reporting here from @markmackinnon: Protesters in east Ukraine less pro-Russian than nostalgic http://t…
Nice eyes and ears reporting here from @markmackinnon: Protesters in east Ukraine less pro-Russian than nostalgic theglobeandmail.com/news/world/glo…
RT @markmackinnon: Protesters in eastern Ukraine are less pro-Russian than they are nostalgic for the USSR - my report from Horlivka: http:…
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PMO says Herb Gray will not receive a state funeral

theglobeandmail.com — Herb Gray, a Liberal fixture on Parliament Hill whose four decades in the House of Commons made him one of Canada's longest-serving parliamentarians, won't be getting a state funeral, the Prime Minister's Office says. Spokesman Jason MacDonald confirmed Tuesday that while the government is offering to help family members in making funeral arrangements, a state funeral is not on the table.

The Globe and Mail

theglobeandmail.com — Live Discussion Tuesday For this week's investing live chat at Inside the Market, we will be joined by Benj Gallander, the well-known Canadian contrarian stock investor and co-creator of the Contra the Heard Investment Letter. We're now featuring Benj's columns -- previously only available at Globe Investor Gold -- at Inside the Market.
RT @MarketsGlobe: Subs, join our live chat now with Contra the Heard's Benj Gallander. Lots of stock picks theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor…
Subs, join our live chat now with Contra the Heard's Benj Gallander. Lots of stock picks theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor…

Housing price calculator: How would a correction affect your selling price?

theglobeandmail.com — How would a correction affect your home's value? Bulletin for homeowners: House prices can fall. It's happened before and, after years of strong price gains, it could happen again. See what a downturn might look like for you over the next five years by using our Housing Correction Calculator.