Citizen Cain: Claudette Cain on the Campaign Trail

November 1, 2000 3:13 pm
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Claudette Cain has been scrutinized by the media, the public and her peers for 20 years. Yet after all this time in politics, she is not an easy woman to pigeonhole. Her office at Gloucester City Hall is trimmed with flowered window treatments and a crocheted doily, but when she […]

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Help for the Accused Offered in Criminal Justice System: Second Chances Instead of Hard Time

1:38 pm
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Terry wasn’t feeling well at all when he kicked over his neighbour’s garbage cans, spreading their contents across the front lawns of a few homes nearby. “I just wasn’t myself that night,” says the 20-year-old college student who was having troubles with his courses, his girlfriend and his parents’ divorce. […]

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JAWS Technologies Bites Back Against E-Criminals

September 1, 2000 12:37 pm
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Seldom does a company offer a cash prize to anyone who can prove its product is defective. But that’s what JAWS Technologies Inc. did in 1998, to demonstrate that its 4096-bit encryption key was virtually unbreakable. JAWS offered US$5 million to anyone who could break the code. Of 569 hackers […]

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Don’t Count Us Out

July 1, 2000 12:15 pm
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We often forget that Canada is a country of extraordinary diversity. This is clearly one of our most vibrant strengths and the source of enviable potential. As I talk with Canadians and continue to learn more about Canada, I am even more convinced than ever that there are no irreconcilable […]

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Michael Moriarty Shakes Up Ottawa

January 6, 2000 2:08 pm
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ACTOR AND PUNDIT MICHAEL MORIARTY WAS IN TOWN RECENTLY, APPEARING IN THE INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM `HOUSE OF LUK.’  NOTORIOUS FOR HIS CONTROVERSIAL AND INFLAMMATORY POLITICAL OPINIONS, MORIARTY WAS THE GUEST OF HONOR AT A PRIVATE DINNER HOSTED BY OTTAWA LIFE MAGAZINE. THE DINNER, HELD ON SEPTEMBER 28 AT HY’S STEAK […]

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‘Caring and Compassionate’ -Canada Way Behind U.S. When it Comes to Animal Protection

1:46 pm
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Animal Rights Group Fights Hard for Endangered Species Bill When the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) opened its Ottawa office three years ago, it was a homecoming for the organization — the largest of its kind in the world. Born out of opposition to the commercial seal hunt off […]

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Tamba Dhar – ‘Ottawa’s Equalizer’ for Immigrant Children

12:13 pm
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“ALL THE RESEARCH SHOWS THAT SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS FOR NEW CANADIANS IS MAINLY DETERMINED BY THE NUMBER OF YEARS THEY’VE BEEN SPEAKING ENGLISH, SO WE TRY TO EQUALIZE THAT FACTOR.” — TAMBA DHAR SAGE YOUTH provides a service to immigrant children like no other, one that is sorely needed. Canada’s immigration […]

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ACE – Clearly A Smash

November 5, 1999 2:00 pm
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PETER FABIAN LIKES TO BEAT ON A PLATE OF GLASS NOW AND THEN WITH A BASEBALL BAT TO SEE IF HE CAN SHATTER IT. SOMETIMES, HE’LL EVEN FIRE A BULLET INTO IT. THE GLASS MAY CRACK, BUT IT HOLDS FIRM. FABIAN IS OUT TO PROVE A SMASHING POINT. Fabian is […]

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Heroes Betrayed – The Merchant Seamen Story

September 5, 1999 1:35 pm
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It is mid-January of 1940 in “an East Canadian port.” Canada is at war. The recruiting offices are open. You see a poster of a soldier in a tin hat. You recall the slaughter of the trenches in Flanders in World War I and mutter: “No thanks.” Two blocks further, […]

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Your Worth – RESP’s: Granting Children an Education

June 5, 1999 1:12 pm
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Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) have recently become a hot topic. RESPs are investment plans in which contributors accumulate money to help finance a beneficiary’s post-secondary education. With escalating education costs and the reduction in student employment opportunities, parents welcome a helping hand to finance their child’s post-secondary education. Historically, […]

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Foreign Affairs – In the Service of Human Security: A Vision for Canada’s Foreign Policy in the Next Millennium

March 12, 1999 12:54 pm
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Around the turn of the last century, Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier made the bold statement that the 20th Century would belong to Canada. While there are others with greater economic or military assets, in many ways we have achieved Laurier’s vision, and become a model for the world for the […]

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Public Service Alliance: Remembering the Future

March 8, 1999 1:07 pm
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“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one” John Lennon The new millennium is upon us, and our political and business rulers will predictably rise, in the words of Chicago’s Mayor Daley, to “higher and higher platitudes.” They will trumpet and bray and claim all past […]

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International Trade: The Case for Expanding Trade in the Next Millennium

March 5, 1999 12:00 pm
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“In the past, we have seen trade pitted against the goals of human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. I look forward to a 21st century where trade is instrumental in furthering these goals; where our exports of products and services contribute to improving the human condition.” As Canada’s […]

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Canadian International Development Agency

11:53 am
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With the 20th Century coming to a close, we map out our vision for the next millennium and anchor it in an important reality: Canadians live in an interdependent world. As Minister for International Cooperation and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, I am proud to look back on the past […]

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National Perspective: Chretien Rolls the Constitutional Dice

January 14, 1999 1:18 pm
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The first week of December 1997 will be looked back upon as Prime Minister lean Chretien’s “virage” in the war against the Quebec secessionists. Until then, Stephane Dion, his professorial constitu-tional side-quick, sowed paranoia in the ranks of the secessionists by smiting them with his brilliant articles denouncing the illegality […]

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A Gloomy Scenario for Small Business – The Year 2000 Glitch Won’t Affect Me… Right?

January 10, 1999 12:46 pm
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Let’s hope the answer to that question is: ‘Certainly not!’ Unfortunately, you’ll get that answer only from those who believe that the year 2000 (Y2K) problem is a figment of someone’s imagination. If you look around, you’ll soon realize that this is not a hoax or money-making scheme for consultants […]

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Ottawa’s Grand Boulevard: Vision or Nightmare

January 4, 1999 12:07 pm
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In the mid-1800s, Parisian architects redesigned the entire city, replacing the twisty medieval streets with long, wide boulevards. Given the many violent uprisings of that era, the military favored the new roads, for they provided a much better view down the gun barrel at the angry mobs storming towards them. […]

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