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Ethel Rosenberg, Billie Holiday lynched by the system
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Ethel Rosenberg, Billie Holiday lynched by the system

There were protests around the world, including in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, but the harsh sentence and refusal of President Eisenhower to provide clemency came in the context of Cold War hysteria.

Raging Grannies sweat it out against climate-change inaction
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Raging Grannies sweat it out against climate-change inaction

It was Earth Day, the day after Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s budget failed to mention Climate Change, with no new money to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Gloria Ménard is committed to protecting the mountain. (Photo: Irwin Block)
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Activist’s attention focuses on nature, anglo rights

Ménard loves the mountain and, as a founding member of Les amis de la montagne, has worked hard to fight for its integrity. Plus she’s angry with those who pollute it by not picking up after their dogs.

CD Review: Discover World Music (Various Artists)
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CD Review: Discover World Music (Various Artists)

For weeks now, I have been listening to and been inspired by this extraordinary compilation of 18 songs. They’re on on two CDs – music from around the world, beautifully recorded, varied, and a source of continued pleasure. Call them folk, or roots; you don’t have to understand the words to […]

Israeli journalist decries “excuses” that prevent peace
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Israeli journalist decries “excuses” that prevent peace

“It’s the end of the masquerade.”

Eric Girard (Photo: Irwin Block)
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Éric Girard thinks he can win one for Harper in Lac-Saint-Louis

As a senior manager at the National Bank for some 20 years, risk assessment and management have been at the heart of Éric Girard’s work.

Saturday-night shoppers crowd Jaffa Road in Jerusalem. Photos: Barbara Moser
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Commentary on Netanyahu’s “No” to a Palestinian state

Here is a selection of comments and opinions on Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-election “no” to a Palestinian state under his watch in the current climate of regional chaos and violence, and his Likud Party winning the largest number of Knesset seats.

Langlois family receives title ­Righteous Among the Nations
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Langlois family receives title ­Righteous Among the Nations

Néret, France — August 1942, Eugène and Alexandrine Langlois, and their daughter, Suzanne, received little Léon. They were honoured March 17 for their courage. Léon Rucker, now 77, lives in Canada with his wife, three children, and six grandchildren. Yet, in Néret, he was among family: His other family – […]

Mario Rimbao (photo: Irwin Block)
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“Coach” Mario Rimbao enters battle for NDP in Mount-Royal

An epic battle is set to unfold in Mount Royal riding as the three major parties seek to replace Irwin Cotler, retiring after 15 years as its Member of Parliament.

GG’s Caring Canadian Awards: Quebec students who are changing the world
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GG’s Caring Canadian Awards: Quebec students who are changing the world

In recognition of the burgeoning volunteer sector among youth, 12 young Quebecers, 8 to 17, received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award March 23, given since 1985 to exceptional effort in volunteering to help others and building “a smarter and more caring nation.”