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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
  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 t
  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.
  15. A wedge is all this is. In a period where there might be an election the last thing the Conservatives want is to have is the economy being front and centre. They need all the wedges they can muster in order to shore up support from their base. We all know that people like "Mr. Canada" will be running to the polls in the event of an election to vote against those baby-killin' libruls.
  16. Seriously. http://www.ratemyeverything.net/image/2128..._Sith_Lord.ashx
  17. Just when you thought it was safe to come back to mapleleafweb. . . Ever notice how much the Pope looks like the Sith Lord?
  18. Here's a short story I found that dates to 1947. Judging from some of the people that post on mapleleafweb.com forums, things haven't changed all that much. Just a caution, Flannery O’Connor lived in the south in the first half of the 20th century. There is language in the story that some might find objectionable. http://geocities.com/summerelection/barber.htm
  19. This kind of bullshit is the reason I hate to post here anymore.
  20. 1983: A Gallup poll shows that 72 per cent of Canadians believe the decision to abort should rest solely with the pregnant woman and her doctor. 1988: The Supreme Court of Canada strikes down Canada's abortion law as unconstitutional. The law is found to violate Section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms because it infringes upon a woman's right to "life, liberty and security of person." Chief Justice Brian Dickson writes: "Forcing a woman, by threat of criminal sanction, to carry a fetus to term unless she meets certain criteria unrelated to her own priorities and aspirations, is a prof
  21. There's no need to waste a perfectly fine wedge issue like abortion when we have the separatist card already in play.
  22. http://gristmill.grist.org/skeptics How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic Below is a complete listing of the articles in "How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic," a series by Coby Beck containing responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming. There are four separate taxonomies; arguments are divided by: * Stages of Denial, * Scientific Topics, * Types of Argument, and * Levels of Sophistication. http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2006/12/22/224450/84 Objection: Correlation is not proof of causation. There is no proof that CO2 is the cause of current warming. ht
  23. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/05/16/...al-schools.html The Canadian government developed a policy called "aggressive assimilation" to be taught at church-run, government-funded industrial schools, later called residential schools. The government felt children were easier to mould than adults, and the concept of a boarding school was the best way to prepare them for life in mainstream society. Residential schools were federally run, under the Department of Indian Affairs. Attendance was mandatory. Agents were employed by the government to ensure all native children attended. http://www
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