Morning Update May 7th, 2012 (10)

CANADA

#1 — CNews | Anti-Khadr groups postering in protest 

TORONTO — Some Toronto groups are handing out flyers and putting up posters in protest of the Canadian return of terrorist Omar Khadr to serve out a 40-year prison term.

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#2 — Globe | Mental-health strategy calls for complete overhaul, $4-billion commitment

Canada’s mental-health system is underfunded and poorly co-ordinated and needs a complete overhaul to meet the needs of patients and their families, the Mental Health Commission says in its long-awaited national strategy.

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#3 — LFP | This is no job for police, deputy chief says

Nothing about mental illness is simple. But when it comes to the role of police, London police Deputy Chief John Pare holds an uncomplicated view.

“It’s a health issue,” he says. “It’s not a police issue.”

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#4 — NP | Ontario doctors face wage cuts, clawbacks in government proposal

The Ontario government wants to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in payments to its doctors through fee cuts, fee clawbacks and the elimination of funding for some health-care services, medical groups said Sunday amid an escalating conflict over physician compensation in the province.

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#5 — OC | Government endorses bill to unmask rioters

OTTAWA — The federal government has decided to throw its weight behind a private member’s bill that would make it a crime to wear a disguise while taking part in a riot.

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WORLD

#6 — BBC | Vladimir Putin inaugurated as Russian president

Vladimir Putin has been inaugurated as president of Russia in a ceremony in the capital, Moscow.

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#7 — CNN | Survey: U.S. gasoline prices drop 7 cents

(CNN) – The average price for a gallon of regular U.S. gasoline slipped almost 7 cents over the past two weeks, chasing a drop in crude oil prices, according to a nationwide survey published Sunday.

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#8 — Fox | Both sides predict a long fight in Guantanamo Sept. 11 case

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba –  The U.S. has finally started the prosecution of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, but the trial won’t be starting anytime soon, and both sides said Sunday that the case could continue for years.

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#9 — DM | No one knows what Cameron stands for warns Tory grandee

David Cameron was yesterday accused of lacking ‘coherence and convictions’.

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#10 — Telegraph | Drug drivers face jail term under new laws

Ministers are acting to end the anomaly which requires police to prove that a motorist’s driving was impaired by drugs for a prosecution to succeed.

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One Response to Morning Update May 7th, 2012 (10)

  1. beentheredonethat says:

    Re#8. Reported on the news this am that one of these human subspecies female American lawyers is dressing in a full burka for the trial. No better example of a useful idiot.

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