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Blue Jays’ victory marred by beer can throw The Toronto Blue Jays won a thrilling victory last night with a three-run homer by Edwin Encarnacion that sent the 50,000 fans in the stands, into a state of elation. But it has been overshadowed today by the revolting behaviour of one fan. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Baltimore Orioles’ outfielder Hyun Soo Kim...

Haitian Montrealers watch hurricane aftermath Haitian-Canadians, particularly those in the large community in Montreal, have been watching their island homeland over the last couple of days in the hope it would be spared further tragedy during Hurricane Matthew. “Since the earthquake, basically, there was two hurricanes and one tropical storm, and then those two droughts” According to the latest reports, 5 people...

Minister may suspend revocations of citizenship Immigration Minister John McCallum told the Senate he would consider putting a moratorium on the process whereby Canadians have their citizenship revoked if they are found to have misrepresented themselves on their applications. The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyer have gone to court to ask that all revocations...

Housing sales soar in Toronto, drop in Vancouver Housing sales jumped in Toronto in September while at the same time they decreased in Vancouver, leading to speculation that some foreign buyers may have shifted their focus from one city to the other. The number of sales in the Greater Toronto Area rose 21.5 per cent from what they were in September...

Biofuels: time to end taxpayer subsidies A new report by an expert group of economists says taxpayer-funded government subsidies of the ethanol industry cost more than the benefits it provides. The study by the cross-partisan, privately funded group known as the Ecofiscal Commission, said federal and provincial subsidies for the industry cost taxpayers and consumers about $640 million a year while...

Nigger Rock, Quebec: What’s in a name? Nigger Rock is the name of one of eleven geographical sites in the province of Quebec that a group of mostly black people want changed. Understandably they find the name offensive. But Dan Philip, president of the Black Coalition of Quebec, does not agree. He wants the name to stay. He wants a better memorialization...

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