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  1. Anyway, I haven't been on this forum for years because of moronic posts like the one that started this thread. Provincial governments publish the program of study that teachers are required to use in the classroom. There's no conspiracy. http://education.alberta.ca/teachers/program.aspx
  2. Seriously, can this board sink any lower than this thread?
  3. ... at 13 months of age. In the case of three year old Levi Prairie Chicken, who was allowed to wander out of the house and was struck and killed by a car the parent was charged with negligence.
  4. Reading through this thread reminds me of another story from a few years ago. See if it rings any bells: EDMONTON, Alberta ­­ A toddler found nearly frozen to death after she wandered outside on a bitter winter night appears to have survived the ordeal without brain damage, her doctor said Sunday. The 13-month-old, clad only in a diaper, wandered from the home where she had been sleeping Friday night with her mother and two-year-old sister, and was found outside at 3 a.m. Saturday. No one knows how long the girl was outside in the subzero weather. The child's toes were frozen together and paramedics who responded to her mother's frantic call had trouble getting a breathing tube into the child's throat because her mouth was frozen shut. Her heart stopped beating for some time, doctors said, and her body temperature was 60.8 degrees when she was found. I don't remember the uproar of outraged voices when mom (who was negligent enough to let her 1 year old in a diaper wander out the door) wasn't subjected to the same kind of scrutiny as Christopher Pauchay.
  5. EDMONTON — Alberta will post its first deficit in 15 years at the end of March, but the global financial crisis — not government bungling — is responsible, the province's finance minister told reporters Thursday. "The dollar losses that Albertans are experiencing today have not come because of things individual ministers have done," Iris Evans told a packed news conference at the legislature. "They have come from forces that are well beyond the control of ministers of the Crown." <snip> Scott Hennig, the Alberta director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, likened the situation to the deficit-financing of the 1980s after oil prices took a massive hit. "This is 1986 all over again," he said. "That year, (then-premier) Don Getty decided to run a massive deficit of $5 billion, and hope that they could get through the next year until oil prices rebounded. They didn't, and they ran eight consecutive deficit budgets until we had to have a massive cut in 1992-93 when Ralph Klein came in. http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/fp/...6789/story.html
  6. As soon as copyright law (like the bill introduced by the Conservatives last summer) is created the manufacturers won't have any worries. The bill contained a provision that said it would be illegal to break a digital lock on anything. All the manufacturers would have to do is put a digital lock on the software and this will be a non-issue. Not only will the mechanics be shut out, despite any "right to repair" legislation, they will be violating the criminal code if they manage to work around the lock.
  7. Canada posts 1st monthly trade deficit since March 1976 Last Updated: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | 8:45 AM ET CBC News A sharp fall in exports in December pushed Canada to its first monthly trade deficit since March 1976, Statistics Canada said Wednesday. http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2009/02/11/tradedeficit.html
  8. Court finds RC Church liable for abuse of 8 altar boys The late Rev. James Hickey was jailed for sex abuse committed in 1970s Last Updated: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 | 11:56 AM NT CBC News After a decade-long court fight, the Roman Catholic Church in St. John's has been found liable for the sexual abuse of eight altar boys by the late Rev. James Hickey in the late 1970s. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labr...rch-liable.html
  9. True. You acknowledge that the issue is complicated but then you make a statement like that. Have you ever even met a native person?
  10. The Bloc has the support of 42 per cent of Quebecers, an increase of seven points, over the Liberals at 24 per cent, the Conservatives at 18 per cent, the NDP at 11 per cent and the Greens at 10 per cent. Five per cent of voters are undecided. http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Ignatief...2251/story.html
  11. And how is this post different to the ones you're complaining about?
  12. My initial reservations about http://www.infowars.com were reinforced by the ad for "Debunking 911 Debunking." Conspiracy nuts.
  13. The ultimate liberation. Feels great, doesn't it?
  14. Wow. . . . . . just. . . Wow. . . on so many levels. . . Wow.
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