Quebec calls out Russia on Greenpeace arrests


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United Nations fact-finder visits Canada to survey concerns of Aboriginal Peoples

OTTAWA – A United Nations fact-finder is set to take stock of the plight of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

The UN has dispatched law professor James Anaya to speak to First Nations representatives and government officials as he drafts a report for the world body.

“The idea is to get a first-hand view of the situation of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada by hearing directly from as many as I can,” he said in a telephone interview.

As the UN’s special rapporteur on indigenous rights, Anaya is responsible for promoting laws and policies that support indigenous peoples around the world. He will also look at their living conditions and issue reports and recommendations.

The rapporteur has no binding authority. Rather, he aims to shame governments into action by bringing unacceptable conditions to light.

The federal government will get a chance to respond to Anaya’s findings before a final report is circulated…

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CIFFA week ago, CI..I.F.F. ended. It was really fun. I got to do all sorts of interesting things,from talking to Gordon Pinsent, To watch all sorts of movies from all around the world to being a juror for the Youth By Youth Competition also known as the YYC. Thank you so much Mrs. Jenn Cecconi, the director of the YYC, for choosing me to be a juror.

If you’re wondering what the YYC is, it’s a competition where kids ages 8 to 18 compete against each other to see who makes the best short films. The three categories were, best overall, best local live action and best local animation. here were a lot of new filmmakers and I think that next year here will be a lot more competition,  so don’t give up!

We chose HB to win the award for best overall, which is about the dangers of dropping…

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Review: Sabai Sabai



24 June 2013

I made my way to Canada for a much-needed holiday and of course, as Sod’s Law always dictate, I brough heat and humidity to the Great White North. Horrific heat and humidity awaited me on the city by the lake…not what I wanted!

On my first full day in town I braved the 33c and humid conditions and walked across downtown to check out a Thai restaurant that has been raved about by many — Sabai Sabai. I got to the restaurant just in time…I felt I was about to start sweating through my clothes at that point…

It’s a low-key place near Ryerson University that typifies the type of ethnic restaurants I like — authentic, but not boring. I started with a much-needed Thai coffee…sweet and cold. Felt human again.

My first course was the fried garlic shrimp, a very typical south-eastern Asian starter:

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LA Kings Trade Bernier To Leafs For Frattin, Scrivens

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LOS ANGELES ( — The Los Angeles Kings have traded goaltender Jonathan Bernier for Matt Frattin, Ben Scrivens, and a draft pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team announced Sunday.

“We moved Jonathan Bernier for Matt Frattin, Ben Scrivens and a second round pick in either [20]14 or [20]15,” Vice President/Assistant General Manager Ron Hextall said.

Hextall explained that the deal has been ongoing “for months.”

“Matt is a power forward. He’s got speed. He’s a real powerful body. He’s got good hands. He can score goals … he’s a playoff-type of player,” he said.

Bernier was drafted by the organization in 2006 in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft.

“Jonathan’s been with us a long time. He’s been a great soldier for us. He’s been a very good player for us,” Hextall said. “We wish Jon the best and thank him for everything he’s done for…

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Weird weekend…

photography, rain, toronto

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12th Annual PUMPKIN Regatta and Children’s Wish Parade

12th Annual PUMPKIN Regatta and Children’s Wish Parade.

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