Afternoon Update May 6th, 2012 (10)


#1 — CS | Canada is Israel’s best friend: Baird 

Canada declared its unwavering support for Israel and human rights everywhere at an event hosted by American Jewish Community (AJC) on the weekend.


#2 — Globe | Independence the only choice for Quebec under Harper, PQ Leader says

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s vision of Canada is leaving Quebec no other choice but to seek political independence, Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois said


#3 — LFP | Shots of the ‘Super Moon’

The full ‘Super Moon’, scientifically known as a “perigee moon”, rises under palm trees as an airplane lands at Los Angeles International Airport in Inglewood, California May 5, 2012.


#4 — NP | Some provinces suffering because of oil sands prosperity: NDP’s Thomas Mulcair

OTTAWA — NDP leader Thomas Mulcair said Saturday that, because of the way it raises the value of the Canadian dollar, other parts of the country are paying a price for the prosperity enjoyed by natural resource sectors such as the oil sands in Alberta.


#5 — OC | Racial data collection first step to restoring minorities’ trust in police, community leaders say

The decision to collect racial information on people Ottawa police pull over in traffic stops is a significant first step in restoring the broken trust between police and minorities, community leaders say.



#6 — BBC | Mali Islamist militants ‘destroy’ Timbuktu saint’s tomb

Islamist fighters said to be linked to al-Qaeda have destroyed the tomb of a local Muslim saint in the Malian town of Timbuktu, officials and locals say.


#7 — CNN | Under fire: Wartime stress as a defense for murder

Altoona, Pennsylvania (CNN) — Raymond Williams had just retired and was looking forward to traveling out west with his wife and spending time with his three grandchildren. But all those plans were shattered on April 6, 2009. As Williams, 64, went to get the mail on that spring day, he was gunned down by a man he’d never met.


#8 — Fox | Ahmadinejad rivals rout president in Iran runoff

TEHRAN, Iran –  Supporters of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been reduced to a small fraction in Iran’s legislature, hugely outnumbered by the conservatives who once backed him but then turned against him after he was perceived to challenge the authority of top clerics, according to final results from a runoff parliamentary election announced Saturday.


#9 — DM | I’ve got your back, Dave… honest

Boris Johnson is being tipped to become the next Tory leader following his triumph in the London Mayoral race and a humiliating drubbing at the polls for David Cameron.


#10 — Telegraph | Fake bomb smuggled into Olympic Park

An urgent inquiry has been launched into the £1 billion security operation at London’s Olympic Park after a worker reportedly smuggled a fake bomb onto the site to expose flaws in its anti-terror defences.


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  • Mary T

    How many jobs have been created in our oil sands, and how many more are available for those eastern workers who lost their mfging jobs due to union demands. Where did those jobs go. Those products are still mostly available, just made in other countries.
    It is not just mfging jobs that have left. Think of all the call centers, for many of our companies, that are out of the country.
    Call a utility company and get the message, you information will be processed in another country.