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A handful of RCMP officers arrived on the scene after thirty minutes and intervened between the two groups. The protestors refused to beprovoked by fist-waving and taunts, and responded by singing "We Shall Not Be Moved," "We Shall Overcome" and "My Roots Go Down."
Canadian media being what it is, The Hollywood Reporter reports; the Conservatives propose amending the Tax Act to make tax credits for film and television productions depend on whether a panel of government approved apparatchiks consider the project worthy, or "offensive."
Offering a sitting Member of Parliament a financial enticement for their vote is against the law in Canada. Lobbying? Sure; but tit for tat, money on the table? No, No.
Add a comment Add a comment Read more: Condi vs. Putin: Bullying BelgradeYes, I know itâ€™s a stretch and weâ€™re not in a similar crisis (yet), but I canâ€™t help noticing even distant historical parallels.
Foreign corporations, particularly the oil companies, are eager to come to the aid of the suffering Iraqi people with expertise, technology and massive investment -- just as soon as those quarrelsome Arabs settle down and stop killing each other.
According to today's Victoria Times Colonist, Young says that the final tally is still being worked out, but Langford's share of the operation will be over $100,000. The rest of the cost goes to provincial taxpayers.
And his involvement is so sensitive that the White House had adopted a scorched earth policy to thwart all Congressional efforts to probe it.