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Canada best in G20 for women – or is it?

In a poll of 370 gender experts from around the world conducted by TrustLaw, Canada gets high praise for gender-equality. But as this article points out, there may be more to it than meets the eye.

 

Canada is particularly prone to be seen through a mythical lens,” says Dr. Lahey, because it was ranked in first place on the United Nations’ development index from 1995 to 1999. Since then, Canada’s ranking has dropped.

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“The First 48” detective wants a word with the Headcase in the Montreal Head Case

Photo: A&E

Sgt. Confessor Gonzalez, often seen on A&E’s The First  48 has an interest in Luka Rocco Magnotta. It seems there is a cold case on the Miami homicide booksthat might just fit his modus operandi – dismemberment being the key! If Magnotta figures there’s a chance he’ll be featured on a TV program he’ll be able to supply his own videos and do his own hair and make-up.

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Latin America and Syria

Andres Oppenheimer illustrates the lack of reaction from many Latin American countries to the Syrian atrocities in his column today.

Last week, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and at least five other major nations expelled their Syrian ambassadors following the slaughter in Houla, which United Nations observers say was carried out to a large extent by pro-government militias who entered homes and executed entire families at close range.

Not only are most countries muted in their response, Cuba and Venezuela are openly supporting the Syrian dictatorship.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who in 2010 decorated Assad with Venezuela’s “Order of the Liberator” and proclaimed him “one of the liberators of the new world,” has sent more than 600,000 barrels of diesel oil to Syria over the past year, according to Venezuelan government reports.

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Peruvian Survivors of Accident Want Residence in Canada

Article from the Latin American Herald Tribune

Two of the three survivors of a tragic Feb. 6 traffic accident in which 10 Latin American workers perished on Wednesday emotionally expressed their thanks for the support they have received over the past three months and said they wanted to continue to live in Canada.

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Kentucky Derby won by Canadian-owned horse/Mexican jockey

Reuters

A Canadian-owned horse ridden by a Mexican Jockey won the first leg of the triple Crown of horse racing on Saturday – the Kentucky Derby. The horse – I’ll Have Another– is owned by J. Paul Reddam, a native of Windsor, Ontario and his Jockey Mario Gutierrez is from Mexico

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Win-Win situation

Canada has way too many Lamprey eels; tradition dictates that the City of Gloucester in east England presents the Queenwith an eel pie to celebrate her diamond jubilee. Problem is there are no more Lamprey eels in the Gloucester area.

Solution: Canada presents Gloucester with eels.

We get rid of a few parasitic eels and tradition goes on – what a win-win happy ending situation!!

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