Science takes motherhood into the golden years

On Dec. 29, 2006, the BBC broke the story on a 66-year-old women successfully giving birth to twin boys in Barcelona, Spain making her the oldest known birth mother in the world. Identified later as Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara of Spain, the mother and her story drew even more attention when de Lara […]

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Flaherty takes flak for ‘hypocritical’ attacks on Ontario

A noted Toronto political scientist calls the federal finance minister’s actions before the tabling of the Ontario budget unprecedented. Last Monday, federal finance minister Jim Flaherty called a press conference on the eve of Ontario’s budget day. He then strongly suggested what he wanted to see in Ontario finance minister Dwight Duncan’s budget, calling for […]

Retail employees deserve a break too

Boxing Day in Canada is synonymous with mass crowds, good deals, and lots of shopping. But, just because one national holiday is all about shopping doesn’t mean every other holiday should be too. Last month’s Family Day brought up the issue of whether stores in Toronto should be allowed to open on all statutory holidays […]