Jan 17, 2014
Former Bloc MP Francine Lalonde dies of cancer at the age of 73
Former Bloc Quebecois MP Francine Lalonde, who for years was a proponent of legalized assisted suicide, has died of cancer at the age of 73. Lalonde, who represented the Bloc in the Commons between 1993 and 2011, also served as a cabinet minister in the Parti Quebecois government of Rene Levesque in the 1980s.
Radio-Canada's Bye Bye is careful, but not politically correct
I had asked the Bye Bye producer and performer the question about anglophones because the infamous 2008 edition of the satirical year-end TV show had drawn the ire of many blokes for what some of us took to be offensive remarks about English-Canadians.
The Georgia Straight
Government research shows Fukushima radiation spike over southwestern British Columbia in 2011
Hoffman and the other researchers relied on the Canadian Meteorological Centre's dispersion model to track the arrival of the radioactive plume in B.C. With sampling conducted every 15 minutes, they concluded there are "small scale/sharp features in the plume even after several days of travel times".