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Canada urged to conceal fetal sex over abortion fears

An editorial in a major Canadian medical journal urges doctors to conceal the gender of a fetus from all pregnant women until 30 weeks to prevent sex-selective abortion by Asian immigrants. A separate article in the same issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal warns that Canada has become “a haven for parents who would terminate female fetuses…

Canada to deport man linked to Rwanda genocide

MONTREAL — Canada has ordered a Rwandan refugee accused of inciting genocide to be deported next week, but his lawyer vowed on Thursday to continue a 17-year legal battle to quash his expulsion. Leon Mugesera, now in his late 50s, was informed last month by Canadian authorities that he must…

Canada secretly shipping ‘bomb-grade’ uranium to the U.S.

According to a confidential Canadian government memo, shipments of “bomb-grade” uranium are being moved secretly from Canada into the United States. The memo was obtained through an “Access to Information Act” filed by the CBC or Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Documents show that one shipment of nuclear material has been moved…

Canada’s Kyoto withdrawal under fire from China

Canada’s historic decision to withdraw from the Kyoto protocolprovoked heavy criticism from China on Tuesday, with Beijing saying the move went against international efforts to combatclimate change. Canada on Monday became the first country to declare it was formally exiting the pact, a reversal that will save it billions of dollars…

Japanese return to Canada’s WWII internment camps

Seven decades after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Japanese are returning to the camps in Canada where they were interned during World War II. The December 7, 1941 attack on the main US naval base in the Pacific plunged the United States into war but also changed the fate of…

UK secretly promoting oil extraction from Canadian tar sands

Canadian politicians are being secretly aided by the highest levels of the British government in their attempts to ward off European penalties on the use of oil from Canada’s highly polluting tar sands The Guardian reported on Sunday that documents obtained under a freedom of information request show that at…

What the Baby Joseph cases tells us about the anti-choice movement

The Terri Schiavo case should have put to rest, I hope, any objections to paying attention to right wing stunt-stories that are flying through right wing media but not getting much mainstream attention. I’ve never been a fan of the “ignore it and they’ll go away” philosophy when it comes…

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