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Dalhousie measures fallout from misogynistic Facebook comments

theglobeandmail.com — Dalhousie University has distributed a questionnaire to the fourth-year women dentistry students targeted in the misogynist Facebook comments made by 13 male colleagues, asking them to explain the impact of the remarks and suggest "remedies" to address the incident.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @thechrisws: Dal asks students to identify "harms" and "remedies" in questionnaire abt misogynist posts. @JaneTaber1 reports: bit.ly/1sYPzPc

Dec 21, 2014

Dal asks students to identify "harms" and "remedies" in questionnaire abt misogynist posts. @JaneTaber1 reports: bit.ly/1sYPzPc

Dec 21, 2014

Latest: Dal U admin lays out in email restorative justice process; asks students to indentify "harms" and "rememdies" bit.ly/1sYPzPc

After strong starts to season, Flames and Canucks are rapidly unravelling

theglobeandmail.com — The first goal scored Saturday in Vancouver became, by night's end, an emblem of what's going wrong for the Calgary Flames - and what's going wrong for the Vancouver Canucks. Five minutes into the game, the Flames pressed the Canucks, working a delayed penalty.
Dec 21, 2014

A perfect pool shot. An unlikely own goal. A symbol. Canucks and Flames unraveling. m.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/…

Northerners hope Auditor-General’s findings lead to serious help on food prices

theglobeandmail.com — For years, northerners have complained about Nutrition North to anyone who would listen, grumbling that the $60-million annual federal food subsidy was doing little to ease their staggering grocery costs. No one, it seemed, took much notice.
Dec 21, 2014

Northerners hope Auditor-General’s findings lead to serious help on food prices, @steve_rennie writes theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

Toronto Mayor Tory intends to work together with leaders of other big cities

theglobeandmail.com — Toronto Mayor John Tory predicts 2015 will be the year leaders of Canada's largest cities find common cause - and a receptive audience for their message at other levels of government. Mr. Tory, who took office this month promising a new era of consensus-building, sees that mandate extending beyond city hall to his peers in other cities.
Dec 21, 2014

Nenshi and @johntoryTO are apparently text buddies. I doubt this was the case with Nenshi and Rob Ford. theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/t…

Soldiers murdered on home soil chosen as Canada’s Newsmaker of the Year

theglobeandmail.com — Two Canadians killed in cold blood on home soil for simply wearing a soldier's uniform have been selected the country's Newsmaker of the Year for 2014. Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, whose senseless murders in October shook the country, were the top choice of editors and news directors surveyed by The Canadian Press.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @globeandmail: Fallen soldiers Nathan Cirillo, Patrice Vincent chosen as Canada's Newsmaker of the Year trib.al/TStCpJo pic.twitter.com/luf2QQXFhs

Dec 21, 2014

RT @globeandmail: Fallen soldiers Nathan Cirillo, Patrice Vincent chosen as Canada's Newsmaker of the Year trib.al/TStCpJo pic.twitter.com/luf2QQXFhs

Five reasons for Canadians to celebrate cheaper crude

theglobeandmail.com — Enough with all the gloom-doom about plunging crude prices. Yes, an oil-rich country such as Canada stands to lose. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz figures lower crude will knock roughly a third of a percentage-point off economic growth that was expected to be roughly 2.4 per cent next year.

Canadian man wounded by U.S. border guards after allegedly pointing gun at them

theglobeandmail.com — The U.S. border agency says a Canadian man was shot after allegedly pointing a handgun at guards at the Ambassador Bridge crossing between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a statement the man stopped his car before the U.S. inspection booth around 3 a.m.
Dec 21, 2014

Canadian man shot, wounded by U.S. border guards after allegedly pointing gun at them theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

What would 2014 sound like in music? Six songs that cover the year

theglobeandmail.com — On a chilly afternoon a few weeks ago, Broken Social Scene's Charles Spearin was pacing through one of the Canadian Opera Company's downtown Toronto rehearsal studios, trying to explain the full tragicomic potential of Paul Calandra to the indie-rock band Zeus.
Dec 20, 2014

Tech-banks; wild market medical weed; @Fuckedup: cover of Sat @globeanmail. Times, changing. tgam.ca/broadsheet pic.twitter.com/b3Tx5N0ikn

Dec 20, 2014

RT @DougSaunders: F-word beefs notwithstanding, the year-in-review music is excellent. Give it a listen: tgam.ca/broadsheet

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Giroux, Voracek have big nights as Flyers down Leafs

theglobeandmail.com — Claude Giroux scored twice and added two assists, and Jakub Voracek chipped in with four helpers as the Philadelphia Flyers erased an early deficit to thump the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-4. Voracek's four points give him 42 on the season, three more than Dallas Stars' forward Tyler Seguin.

Notes from the philatelic underworld: How stamps are undergoing a revival

theglobeandmail.com — Recently, I went on a design adventure. I descended into a kinky thing - a fetishistic underworld of little bits of printed paper people licked. Yeah, stamps. Or, perhaps I should say that I took up a philatelic habit. (Briefly.) It sounds so much more clandestine that way. Which is entirely appropriate.

Oil sands leak that contaminated aquifer renews technology questions

theglobeandmail.com — A Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. oilsands operation that has contaminated a groundwater aquifer is renewing questions about a technology that has already been linked to another serious leak in northern Alberta.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @JeffALewis: Oil sands leak that contaminated aquifer renews technology questions theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/o… $CNQ

Time to take our ‘resource curse’ seriously

theglobeandmail.com — When the price of oil is the foundation of your country's economy, a sudden plunge to half its value focuses the mind wonderfully, doesn't it? Phrases such as "resource curse" suddenly sound a lot less like airy academic vagaries. Boasts such as "energy superpower" sound less confident and more tragic.
Dec 20, 2014

We've now reached the point where "resource curse" isn't something governments can simply ridicule - my column: m.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/t…

Dec 20, 2014

Hewers of wood, drawers of bitumen. Doug Saunders on our "resource curse" >> bitly.com/1w9SAX8 #cdnpoli #cdnecon #oilsands #tarsands

Dec 20, 2014

RT @DougSaunders: When prices were high, governments mocked the words "resource curse." Now, I write, it gets real theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/t…

Dec 20, 2014

When prices were high, governments mocked the words "resource curse." Now, I write, it gets real theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/t…

Dec 20, 2014

RT @GlobeDebate: We failed to consider it might be supply, not demand, that killed the oil boom, argues @DougSaunders bit.ly/13Fimgc #energy #cdnpoli

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How much does Ottawa know about the medical marijuana companies it's licensing?

theglobeandmail.com — On June 30, in a packed conference room in Denver, Bill Chaaban - a man known to his legions of followers as "Wild Bill" - took the stage to a rousing ovation. The room was filled with investors hungry for the stock market's next big thing.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @globeandmail: How much does Ottawa know about the medical marijuana companies it's licensing? trib.al/w4Dlj0e pic.twitter.com/ZQUOJcteKf

Dec 20, 2014

5. A two-part series on the business of medical marijuana in Canada by Grant Robertson: theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi…

Dec 20, 2014

RT @DavidHains: Go read Grant Robertson on the wild west of Canada's fledgling medical marijuana industry: m.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi…

Dec 20, 2014

RT @DavidHains: Go read Grant Robertson on the wild west of Canada's fledgling medical marijuana industry: m.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi…

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Cash-poor but house-rich retiree? The pros and cons of reverse mortgages

theglobeandmail.com — Real estate rich; cash poor: Retirees who need to free up some money may be eyeing their real estate. A reverse mortgage is one option, but experts caution home owners to make sure they understand both the advantages and disadvantages of that decision Whom is it for?
Dec 21, 2014

RT @globeandmail: Cash-poor but house-rich retiree? The pros and cons of reverse mortgages trib.al/zE2lh20

How a Cree woman fell to death, and no one saw anything

theglobeandmail.com — On July 20, 2013, Bella Laboucan-McLean fell 31 storeys off the balcony of a condo tower in downtown Toronto. She had been at a small gathering inside one of the building's many glass boxes. There were five other people in the condo that night.

Smith and Prentice’s Alberta political marriage was a well-negotiated union

theglobeandmail.com — Danielle Smith knew she was in trouble. It was late November and Wildrose was in disarray. She was losing friends and supporters to the "old and tired" Progressive Conservative Party she had spent her career criticizing. After only a few weeks in the Premier's office, Jim Prentice had undone years of steady gains by her Official Opposition and had co-opted much of her playbook.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @globeandmail: An inside look at how one of the most significant upheavals in Alberta politics came to be trib.al/VsFvnFW pic.twitter.com/FRhDfHJrzl

Dec 20, 2014

RT @globeandmail: An inside look at how one of the most significant upheavals in Alberta politics came to be trib.al/VsFvnFW pic.twitter.com/FRhDfHJrzl

Dec 20, 2014

More insider detail on the behind-the-scenes dealing that led to the collapse of Wildrose theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/s… #ABleg

Dec 20, 2014

"I wasn’t interested in leading an increasingly strident right-wing party." Danielle Smith on the political marriage theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/s…

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Too Big to Disrupt? Canada’s banks fight back against the likes of Apple, Facebook

theglobeandmail.com — Canada's financial institutions weathered the Great Recession much better than most, but now they face new challenges from such behemoths as Google and Apple, who want to get in on retail banking. Tim Kiladze asks if big tech has finally met its match Under siege from Silicon Valley, Canada's biggest bank is making a bet on the human heartbeat.
Dec 20, 2014

6. A deep-dive into the future of Canadian banking and mobile payments by @timkiladze: bit.ly/1zIjAC5

Dec 20, 2014

RT @timkiladze: Crucial question: Do Silicon Valley's stars stand a chance against Canada's banks? Or are lenders Too Big To Disrupt? theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi…

Dec 20, 2014

Crucial question: Do Silicon Valley's stars stand a chance against Canada's banks? Or are lenders Too Big To Disrupt? theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi…

What 132 schoolchildren ought to look like

theglobeandmail.com — It was the last day of school before the holidays, but the kids were still in lessons when I stopped by. Seven Pakistani Taliban executed 132 schoolchildren in Peshawar on Tuesday, and I thought if I dropped by a school I sometimes pass on my way to work, I might grasp more crisply what had happened.

Alberta delays new carbon rules for second time

theglobeandmail.com — Alberta has pushed back its deadline for overhauling its rules for controlling greenhouse gas emissions, saying more work needs to be done to meet Premier Jim Prentice's goals of balancing environmental performance and energy-sector competitiveness. Mr. Prentice said the existing regulations, which feature a levy of $15-per-tonne for carbon emissions from major industries, will remain in force until June.