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  • Should humans have a mating season every 7 years? Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    February 18, 2014

    Orangutans belong to the order primates, which is the group of animals including monkeys, apes and humans. Since the primates include ourselves and all of our closest relatives, it makes sense if we learn a few things from them.

  • Trudeau Senate ReformThe Canadian Charger
    February 18, 2014

    After years and years of talk about reforming the Senate to make it more relevant to the needs and desires of Canadians, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is the first to actually do something. In an effort to stop the Senate from being a group of political party hacks and sycophants - pigs at the trough, as Mr. Harper's political mentor Preston Manning used to characterize them promoting the Prime Minister's political agenda, Mr. Trudeau has dismissed all Liberal Senators from the party caucus and called upon Prime Minister Harper to do the same. Notwithstanding the whining from Mr. Harper and his ilk, Preston Manning supported Mr. Trudeau's move by saying, "It's a step in the right direction."

  • A Muslim woman's tragic death in MontrealThe Canadian Charger
    February 18, 2014

    Writing in the Toronto Star, Humera Jabir, a law student, commented on the difference in how French and English media treated the death of Naïma Rhaouity, a Moroccan immigrant who died tragically in the Montreal métro. The exact cause of death is not precisely known, but it appears that either her hijab or some other piece of clothing caught in the escalator mechanism, dragging her down and then catching her hair in the mechanism as well, chocking her to death.

  • Canada's new citizenship bill a Trojan horse: WalkomThomas Walkom
    February 18, 2014

    Bill C-24 would give the Conservative government unprecedented authority to strip Canadians of their citizenship. It's not just Omar Khadr who'll be hit.

  • Harper offers false choice for Middle East peaceMorgan Duchesney
    February 18, 2014

    Inspired perhaps by the fading echoes of George W. Bush; Stephen Harper has presented Canadians with a false choice on Middle East peace: either voice "absolute, non-negotiable belief in Israel" or be declared an anti-Semite. Stephen Harper refuses to be a real friend to the Israelis in the sense that he excuses their more objectionable behaviour for the sake of political support, business deals and misplaced guilt.

  • Pink Floyd's Roger Waters slams Scarlett Johansson, Neil Young for Israel tiesJpost.Com Staff
    February 18, 2014

    Writing in personal letters and on his Facebook account, former Pink Floyd front-man and songwriter Roger Waters has accused both singer Neil Young and actress Scarlett Johansson of supporting Israel and neglecting human rights.

  • The Affordable Housing CrunchReuel S. Amdur
    February 18, 2014

    On February 3, Carleton University held a public forum on the issue of affordable housing, featuring Carleton University professors Ian Lee and Benjamin Gianni, as well as Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto's Chief Planner, and Brock Carlton, CEO of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

  • The lucky country, Part 1/4Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    February 18, 2014

    In a virtual visit to Australia before embarking on my recent tour of the country, I consulted four classics by four well known Australians; Alan Moorehead's The Fatal Impact, Patrick White's The Vivisector, Donald Horne's The Lucky Country, and Colin Roderick's Henry Lawson. I also watched two Australian films; Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) and Australia (2008) - more about these two historical dramas in part 4.

  • The lucky country, Part 2/4Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    February 18, 2014

    You can reach and touch the soul of Australia by reading Henry Lawson's poems. My three favorites are: The Star of Australasia, The City Bushman and Second Class Wait Here - all written in the late 1800s. Here I share the first one because of its beauty and historical significant.

  • The lucky country, Part 3/4Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    February 18, 2014

    Thanks to Alan Moorehead I now know about a great Australian woman; Daisy May Bates (1859 - 1951). Moorehead in his 1966 classic The Fatal Impact talked about her life and her writings with a great admiration.

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