Economics take over Canadian leaders’ talking points

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Economics take over Canadian leaders’ talking points
Canadian Federal Elections 2008
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Stories from the 2008 Canadian Federal Elections
  • 13 October 2008: CanadaVOTES: Libertarian John Kittridge in St. Paul’s
  • 13 October 2008: Canadian scientists protest Harper’s attacks on science
  • 10 October 2008: CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate Paul Arbour in Carleton—Mississippi Mills
  • 10 October 2008: CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate Jo-Anne Boulding in Parry Sound—Muskoka
  • 10 October 2008: CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate David Sparrow in Don Valley West
National Parties

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

With Bay Street in turmoil in sympathy with Wall Street, Canadian party leaders traded slurs over the slowing economy and measures to secure it against the slump happening south of the border.

“We have the worst economy in the G8, our labour productivity has fallen for nine months straight and over the summer in July we saw the largest single month of jobs losses in 17 years,” Stéphane Dion said as the Liberal leader worked through St. John’s, N.L. Dion is hoping to sweep Newfoundland and Labrador’s 7 seats, capitalizing on N.L. Premier Danny Williams’s feud with the federal Conservatives over broken promises made by Stephen Harper in the Atlantic Accord.

Campaigning in Nova Scotia, New Democratic Party‘s Jack Layton lashed the Conservatives for failing to protect consumers. “Of course with Mr. Harper, we don’t see any willingness to really address the need to stand on behalf of Canadian consumers. He won’t even support the notion of the monitoring of gas prices, let alone the kinds of initiatives that really should be taken here in Canada to make sure that the consumers of investment products are being protected.”

Harper was working the Liberal-held riding of Ottawa-Vanier, where he announced a program to allow entrepreneur’s to extend their maternal leave up to 6 months using the Employment Insurance program with an estimated cost of $147 million. He said the country wasn’t ready for “wild experiments”, but should adopt a cautious approach to the economy in uncertain times.

“Canada has been brought to the brink of a deficit for the first time in over a decade,” Elizabeth May of the Greens said in a press release on their website on Monday. “Stephen Harper’s leadership deficit is driving us into economic deficit and his failure to manage the economy in uncertain times must not be allowed to continue.”

The parties also threw out economic planks for their platforms: to support the fishermen of N.L as well as the environment, Dion announced a $250 million dollar fund to help fishermen upgrade their equipment with “green” technology as well as $70 million to retire licenses. The Greens suggested their financial plan, which includes embracing a low-carbon economy, would improve Canada’s economic outlook. The NDP promised $1 billion over 5 years for more nurses and doctors.

The backdrop to all these economic statements was a 515 point drop on the TSX as markets reacted to the bankruptcy filing of 158 year old financial firm Lehman Brothers, as well as a surprising drop in the Canadian dollar relative to the US dollar which itself lost ground against the Euro and other world currencies. Even as the dollar dropped, so did the price of oil futures and gold, partially explaining the Canadian dollar’s weakness.

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Get Your Ex Boyfriend Back When He Hasn’t Called}

Submitted by: Anthony Malibu

Has your ex boyfriend been unresponsive? Learn what to do when your ex is being cold and distant, and how you can draw him emotionally closer on the path to winning him back.

Getting dumped… it’s never easy. Being harshly rejected by someone you love can take a big emotional toll on you, especially if the end of the relationship came as a complete and total surprise.

Yet even in the darkest of scenarios, there’s still some light at the end of the tunnel. Ready for some good news? Even after breaking up with you, our ex boyfriend is still emotionally attached to you. While you dated, your ex developed some very strong feelings for you. It’s foolish to think these feelings just magically went away the moment he dropped the bomb.

No, the truth of the matter is that your breakup doesn’t have to be permanent. Until your boyfriend totally lets go, there will

always

be a way to work yourself back into his heart. Once you realize and accept this, there’s only the matter of finding it.

The big problem however, is this: initially it will be difficult to make

any

sort of move in your ex boyfriend’s direction. Is he pushing you away right now? Acting cold and distant toward you? Has your ex ignored your phone calls, and not returned your text-messages? If so, you’re in a very critical stage of your breakup. What you do right now will determine how easy (or hard) it will be to get back your ex boyfriend. Your overall success depends on the severity of the mistakes you make, or hopefully

don’t

make.

When your ex boyfriend doesn’t call, it’s because he’s implementing a very standard defense mechanism. Simply put, guys don’t want to be around girls they’ve just broken up with. It’s weird, it’s awkward, and it’s a very strange scenario. Unless your boyfriend is ready to take you back – and right now he’s not – your ex won’t be looking for any form of contact with you, electronic or otherwise.

Don’t Take Your Ex Boyfriend’s Lack of Contact as a Sign of Rejection

The faster you feel your ex slipping away from you, the more you’ll want to act toward getting him back. This is the fatal flaw in your plan, and it’s a very big catch-22 scenario. Why? Because the more you take action right now, the faster you’ll push him away. Your reaction to feeling as if your exboyfriend is emotionally slipping away soon becomes the very thing that

makes you lose him

.

Try to understand that your boyfriend ignoring you means absolutely nothing right now. In fact, the less contact you have with him the better. To get back your boyfriend, you’ll first need to make your ex miss you. This requires ignoring him in return, rather than chasing after him.

Once you’ve shown your ex that you’re no longer trying to fix the breakup? His first reaction will be a sigh of relief. He’ll be happy he no longer has to fear bumping into you, or hearing from you during this awkward phase of the breakup. His second reaction? Curiosity. Suddenly, from out of nowhere, your ex will find himself wondering

why

you’re not chasing him anymore.

Creating an Atmosphere Where Your Ex Boyfriend Will Miss You

Alright, here’s where things get good. As contact between you and your ex boyfriend disappears entirely, he’s suddenly struck with the idea of losing you forever. This concept has never occurred to him before, because all along he’s known that you still love him. The entire time you kept chasing or calling your ex, it reaffirmed the fact that he still had you wrapped around his little finger.

But now? Practically overnight, you’ve become a mystery. You’ve removed yourself from the realm of his daily life, leaving him to wonder where you are.

“Hmmmm… she stopped calling. Is she with someone else? Did she meet some other guy?”

These thoughts will reverberate through your ex’s head, bouncing around and around in there until he begins feeling the overwhelming need to find out what you’re up to. Keep your silence total and complete, and this shouldn’t take long.

At this point, your ex boyfriend misses you. He hasn’t seen or heard from you in a while, and he’ll start thinking fondly back to your past relationship. At the same time, your ex will start feeling a sense of increased urgency. Not knowing whether or not he can get you back will take away his safety net, and this can be a very scary thing for a guy who just dumped you.

Learning how to get your boyfriend back when he doesn’t call isn’t all that hard. It requires a clear head and some emotional patience. Knowing what to do next is also an important part of the reconciliation process, so don’t go into reversing your breakup without a step by step blueprint of what to do.

Want to get your ex boyfriend to call you? Learn which methods and techniques are best! Couples get back together by being

proactive

about their breakups… not by sitting idly by and hoping that things somehow magically right themselves.

About the Author: There are 8 Individual Steps that will help in

Winning Your Boyfriend Back

, so find out what they are! Also be sure to read up on these

Breakup Tips

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Senator Arlen Specter challenges President Bush

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Senator Arlen Specter challenges President Bush

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Arlen Specter, the Republican senator from Pennsylvania has directly challenged President George W. Bush in a showdown with Congress saying that Bush is “not the sole decision maker” in regards to sending over 21,500 troops to Iraq.

The response comes after Bush declared that he is “the decision-maker” when it comes to war.

“I would suggest respectfully to the president that he is not the sole decider. The decider is a shared and joint responsibility,” said Specter.

The Senate Judiciary Committee began the groundwork today in order to block President Bush’s plan to send 21,500 more US troops to Iraq, or set limits on the war.

During the Congressional hearing today, attorneys told Senators that they do have the power to stop the sending of troops to Iraq and even to stop the war altogether.

“I think the constitutional scheme does give Congress broad authority to terminate a war,” said one of those lawyers present during the hearing, Bradford Berenson.

“It is ultimately Congress that decides the size, scope and duration of the use of military force,” said another attorney who was also present during the hearing, Walter Dellinger.

Not everyone agrees that Congress has the authority. University of Virginia School of Law teacher, Robert Turner says that “in the conduct of war, in the conduct of foreign affairs, the president is in fact the decider.”

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Jimmie Johnson wins 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 NASCAR race in New Hampshire

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Jimmie Johnson wins 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 NASCAR race in New Hampshire

Published on April 20th, 2017.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson won his second consecutive race of the season on Sunday during the 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It was his fifth victory in the 2010 season of the US’s leading professional stock car series, drawing him level with Denny Hamlin for the most wins. The victory earned Johnson 190 points (including a 5 point bonus), moving him closer to point leader Kevin Harvick, but he is still 105 points behind in second position.

With eight laps remaining, Kurt Busch, who was running second, bumped Johnson to become the leader, but Johnson returned the favor a couple laps later to the lead the final two laps. Johnson said, “Kurt knocked me out of the way. At that point, I thought, I don’t care if I win or finish. I’m going to run into him one way or the other … I tried once and moved him. (I thought) I’ve got to hit him harder. The second time I did and moved him out of the way.” Tony Stewart finished in the second position, ahead of Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon in third and fourth. Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Joey Logano and A. J. Allmendinger rounded out the top ten positions. The race had total of four cautions and sixteen lead changes among nine different drivers. Kasey Kahne led the most laps by leading 110.

“I’m not good at doing that stuff. Usually, I crash myself in the process. So I tried it once and moved him … The second time, I moved him out of the way and got by him.”

In the point standings, Harvick and Johnson remained in the first and second position. Kyle Busch, because of his accident with Jeff Burton maintained the third position while his team mate Hamlin is fourth. Gordon, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, and Burton followed in the top-eight points positions. Stewart move up one position after finishing second and is in the ninth position, as {{|Greg Biffle}} fell to tenth. Mark Martin and Carl Edwards rounded out the top-twelve, and is currently in the Chase.

Official Top-10 Race Results for the 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301
Position Car Number Driver
1 48 Jimmie Johnson
2 14 Tony Stewart
3 2 Kurt Busch
4 24 Jeff Gordon
5 29 Kevin Harvick
6 39 Ryan Newman
7 33 Clint Bowyer
8 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
9 33 Joey Logano
10 43 A. J. Allmendinger
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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Progressive Conservative candidate Pam Hundal, Bramalea—Gore—Malton

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Progressive Conservative candidate Pam Hundal, Bramalea—Gore—Malton

Published on April 20th, 2017.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Pam Hundal is running for the Progressive Conservatives in the Ontario provincial election, in the Bramalea—Gore—Malton riding.

Wikinews’ Nick Moreau requested an interview regarding her values, her experience, and her campaign. In response, Hundal’s campaign office did not send replies to the questions asked, but a general statement. Moreau has excerpted parts of her statement, placing them as answers to related questions. However, a great number of questions have been skipped in the process.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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The Electric Scooter For Adults Is One Best Choice For Short Distance Commute}

Published on April 20th, 2017.

The Electric Scooter For Adults Is One Best Choice For Short Distance Commute

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If you are fed up driving your car to move for the short distances than it is time that you check out for the e scooter. Yes, electric scooter for adults is the best practical solution for your transport to move short distances without any hassles. It is simple to use and also environmental friendly product that is cool and safe for the urbanities to move around in their community, work place, and district or even in the city without leaving any carbon footprints on the environment. The UAE store brings you a good collection of models in these electric scooters that are energy efficient, reliable and comfortable for your short rides. The e scooter offers you a top speed of up to 20 MPH that may vary based on the model which is built using aircraft aluminium chassis that is stylish and sturdy to offer you a wonderful ride. The e scooters are also very compact and light weight which is 29 lb and can sustain a heavy duty max 250 lb load. The e scooter is designed with all safety features that include rear wheel drive and brake with a motor output of 700w. The scooter also charges fast within 2 hours’ time and lasts for 30 km. The led back lit dash board, gadget mount, energy recovery braking system, zero emissions and silent motor, high density Li-ion battery are some of the features that makes this electric scooter for adults the best choice.

Those who have not tried this scooter can go for a test ride before buying one for their usage. With this scooter you no longer have to get struck in the middle of the traffic jams or worry about finding a place to park your car. You can simply use it wherever you want or just carry it without any efforts. This e scooter also offers one of the best solutions to move in the huge factories or in the big events quite easily with the electric scooter. The UAE store offering the e scooter for sale also extends their after sales service and also handles any electric scooter repair UAE as they have the best technical team and quality spare parts to resolve any issue in the electric scooter. They also offer regular check-ups and maintenance services to keep your electric scooter in best condition. The price of the e scooter is also very cheap allowing anyone to buy one to commute in their neighbourhoods.

If you are fed up driving your car to move for the short distances than it is time that you check out for the e scooter. Yes, electric scooter for adults is the best practical solution for your transport to move short distances without any hassles. It is simple to use and also environmental friendly product that is cool and safe for the urbanities to move around in their community, work place, and district or even in the city without leaving any carbon footprints on the environment. The UAE store brings you a good collection of models in these electric scooters that are energy efficient, reliable and comfortable for your short rides. The e scooter offers you a top speed of up to 20 MPH that may vary based on the model which is built using aircraft aluminium chassis that is stylish and sturdy to offer you a wonderful ride. The e scooters are also very compact and light weight which is 29 lb and can sustain a heavy duty max 250 lb load. The e scooter is designed with all safety features that include rear wheel drive and brake with a motor output of 700w. The scooter also charges fast within 2 hours’ time and lasts for 30 km. The led back lit dash board, gadget mount, energy recovery braking system, zero emissions and silent motor, high density Li-ion battery are some of the features that makes this electric scooter for adults the best choice.

Those who have not tried this scooter can go for a test ride before buying one for their usage. With this scooter you no longer have to get struck in the middle of the traffic jams or worry about finding a place to park your car. You can simply use it wherever you want or just carry it without any efforts. This e scooter also offers one of the best solutions to move in the huge factories or in the big events quite easily with the electric scooter. The UAE store offering the e scooter for sale also extends their after sales service and also handles any electric scooter repair UAE as they have the best technical team and quality spare parts to resolve any issue in the electric scooter. They also offer regular check-ups and maintenance services to keep your electric scooter in best condition. The price of the e scooter is also very cheap allowing anyone to buy one to commute in their neighbourhoods.

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RSA: cautious welcome to Stern Review

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RSA: cautious welcome to Stern Review

Published on April 20th, 2017.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) gave what it called a “cautious welcome” to the Stern Review on the economics of climate change.

The leader of the RSA’s CarbonLimited Project, Matt Prescott, agreed that this needed global co-operation, but urged the British government to expand the notion of carbon trading downwards to the level of the individual when drafting the Climate Change Bill.

The RSA has produced the first mock-up of personal carbon trading online. There, members of the public can obtain an estimate of their own carbon ‘footprint’ by entering their gas and electricity consumptions, car and air mileages, on the RSA’s Carbon DAQ web site.

The RSA suggest that a personal target of 5 tonnes of carbon emission per annum should be achievable.

The RSA has a three-year project to investigate the feasibility of personal carbon trading. It has initiated research, conducted open public debates and is co-ordinating various trials.

Personal carbon trading entails allocating to each individual an equal share of the overall sustainable level of carbon emissions. There would be an open market that would enable those who had not used up their share to sell their surplus to those who need, or can afford, an entitlement to emit more than their ration.

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New words added to Webster’s dictionary

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New words added to Webster’s dictionary

Published on April 20th, 2017.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Merriam–Webster announced that it has added over a hundred new words to the pages of its Collegiate Dictionary. Notable among these additions include: webisode, a television episode viewed from the web; staycation, a vacation that occurs near one’s home; and vlog, a form of blog that features videos.

Two recurring themes among the new words included “government activities” and words of Arabic origin. The term “waterboarding” reflected the former theme, and was defined as “an interrogation technique in which water is forced into a detainee’s mouth and nose so as to induce the sensation of drowning”.

The practice has been used on detainees at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, and its usage has drawn criticism from legal experts and human rights advocates who consider it to be a form of torture. Webster’s does not include the word “torture” as part of its definition.

The latter theme was represented by such terms as shawarma, a Middle-Eastern sandwich, and Haram, which means forbidden under Islamic law.

Other additions included carbon footprint, green collar, and zip line.

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Category:Energy

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Category:Energy

Published on April 19th, 2017.

Articles on energy. Candidate articles cover topics such as electricity generation, liquid fuels, energy price pain, supply tightening, reserves, and alternative energy.

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Tea Party Etiquette Birthday Fun For Your Child}

Published on April 18th, 2017.

Submitted by: Mike Dougherty

These tips and guidelines will help your child and all her guests enjoy their party and learn proper manners.

How much you follow accepted etiquette really depends on the age of your child and her guests.

For a very young group you may find that simply instructing them to say “please” and “thank you” and to ask for things to be passed rather than reaching for them is acceptable etiquette at your party.

As a parent it might be helpful if you stand beside the table and gently offer guidance as you go. You could even start your party by giving all your guests a short lesson in this party etiquette.

For older children you can use more proper etiquette, but in either case it will be necessary for you to instruct your child and their guests in the fine art of tea party etiquette that you are expecting them to follow.

Have fun

While following good etiquette will make your party more enjoyable and at the same time provide everyone with at least a little education in proper manners, you don’t want your child or their guests to worry about making a mistake.

Make sure everyone understands that if they forget and make a mistake, it’s all right. Tell them to have fun and do their best to remember the etiquette guidelines.

Tea Party Etiquette

I’ve put together a list of helpful tips and guidelines that will help everyone better understand how to do things properly at a tea party without getting too stuffy and formal. We are after all putting together a party for young girls.

A Birthday Tea Party is a wonderful opportunity for your birthday child and her party guests to not only have a lot of fun, but to learn proper manners as well.

Keep in mind the ages of your birthday child and her guests. For very young children you can’t expect them to understand or use much in the way of formal tea etiquette, so you may want to try using only a few simple tea party etiquette guidelines.

Send Your Guests The Etiquette Guidelines

If you feel that your birthday child and her guests are old enough to understand, observe and use more of the following tea party etiquette guidelines, you might want to copy the list we’ve provided here and send these guidelines along with your invitations, informing your guests that you will be following this list of tea party etiquette guidelines. That way, each guest will have an opportunity to become familiar with tea party etiquette and will be more comfortable at your party.

A Gentle Reminder – The Etiquette Game

You can also take a few minutes at the beginning of your tea party to go over these simple guidelines with your guests so that everyone can have fun doing their best to follow the proper etiquette that is expected. You can even make this into a game and reward the guests who observe the best etiquette.

Preparing Your Tea Party

One word about preparing your tea party. Your tea should be served from teapots. Tea bags are just too messy.

Remember It’s Fun

I’ve already said this, but it’s worth repeating. The most important thing to remember is to make sure your birthday child and all her guests have fun. Observing proper tea party etiquette can be a fun part of the party experience, but you don’t want to make your party atmosphere too stiff because everyone is “worried” they will make a mistake.

Tea Party Etiquette Tips and Guidelines

Since most tea party foods are “finger foods” it is perfectly alright to eat with your fingers. If something is a bit messy, use your fork or spoon.

Break off bite-sized pieces of larger foods unless they are messy. In that case, use your fork or spoon

Take bites of small sandwiches. Even if the sandwich is tiny, never put the entire sandwich in your mouth.

When you sugar your tea, be careful not to dip the serving tong or spoon into your tea.

Stir sugar or milk into your tea with your teaspoon. When you are finished stiring, place your teaspoon on your cup saucer.

Drink your tea by holding your cup and saucer up to your chest, then take your teacup off of your saucer and bring your teacup up to your mouth and take a drink.

Don’t slurp or gulp you tea. Just take small sips.

Hold your teacup normally, it is not necessary to “stick out your little finger” (your pinky) while drinking your tea.

If your tea seems too hot to drink, place your cup back on the saucer and return your cup and saucer to the table to let your tea cool off. Never blow on your tea.

You should not reach across the table to pick things up. Instead, politely ask someone to pass the item to you. “Excuse me Cindy, could you please pass the sandwiches?”

Remember to say “please” and “thank you” and “excuse me.”

It’s not polite to talk with your mouth full of food.

Cover your mouth if you need to cough or sneeze.

Be careful not to talk too much, let everyone have a chance to join in the conversation.

Remember to use your napkin.

Do your best to remember and use these etiquette tips and guidelines, but if you forget to do some things properly, don’t worry, have fun.

Thank You Notes

After your child’s tea party is over, proper etiquette also calls for thank you notes to be sent to your party guests. This is a great project for you and your birthday child to work on together.

A Closing Thought

These simple tea party etiquette tips and guidelines will help make your child’s birthday tea party a great success and one they will remember fondly for years to come.

About the Author: Mike Dougherty has put together lots of successful birthday parties for his children and grandchildren. To learn more visit

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