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The Debriefing—Sept. 20, 2012

The Canadian government announced on Sept. 6 that it will no longer defend Quebec’s asbestos-mining industry, a decision that was based on a campaign promise made by the recently elected Parti Québécois (PQ) government to stop the mining of the carcinogen.

Mayor to host youth summit

The mayor of Ottawa is opening up the doors of City Hall and giving the city’s youth a chance to have their voices heard by their local government.

HESA releases university research rankings

In a recent report by the Higher Education Strategy Associates (HESA), the University of Ottawa ranked fourth in research in the science and engineering faculties, and 20th in social sciences and humanities.

Sink or swim?

The long-held theory that the quality and quantity of sperm produced by the average male is decreasing may not be as accurate as once thought.
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The Debriefing

Liberal leadership hopefuls face stricter budget; Companies struggle to deal with beer shortage before Oktoberfest; Ontario Liberals fall one seat shy of majority after byelections; Quebec election night gunman formally charged
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The Debriefing

Dozens of animal rights advocates rallied outside the North Vancouver Provincial Court on Thursday, Aug. 30 as Robert Fawcett pled guilty to a single count of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.
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Turning Point

This may seem a bit odd, but I was deeply saddened over the long weekend to hear of the death of former Cardinal and Archbishop of Milan, Carlo Maria Martini.