Tom Power’s grandparents were born in Newfoundland before it became a Canadian province. Through his family, Power learned an appreciation for traditional Irish folk music, but through that love of music, he discovered legends like Leonard Cohen, Neil Young and k.d. lang. He credits Canadian music as a key factor inspiring his admiration for the country his family now belongs to.
When Denise Donlon faces a challenge, she sometimes thinks of her father’s words of encouragement.
“Just stand up for yourself,” he would tell her. “It’s hard to do and it’s scary to do, but at the end of the day it’s the only thing to do.”
At 10 p.m. the CBC announced that Liberals will form the next federal government. With earliest results coming from Atlantic Canada, the CBC said that the so-called “red wave” had swept the Atlantic region, unseating such sitting Conservative cabinet ministers as Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea and Aboriginal and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt.
If you have ever wondered why it is such a big deal to be caught carrying a sharp object on an airplane, another reason can be added to the list now.
he CRTC has no plans to regulate the Internet anytime soon. Raj Shoan, Ontario commissioner for the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, spoke to students and faculty at Centennial College’s East York campus, on Wednesday. He offered general comments about the future of the commission and the Canadian media marketplace. Then he answered questions from about 100 audience members. He was asked if the CRTC planned to regulate Internet content. “I don’t see the commission really getting into regulating online content in any meaningful way,” he said.
Rogers has confirmed George Stroumboulopoulos will be anchoring Hockey Night in Canada, alongside Ron MacLean and Don Cherry for the upcoming season.
Despite a national defeat, Michael Ignatieff says he wants to go on as leader of the Liberals as long as the party wants him. On Monday Ignatieff’s party placed third, behind the Conservatives and the NDP.
After nearly 30 years of faithful service in outer space, the Canadarm is set to return home when NASA’s space shuttle program concludes with the final shuttle blast-off later this month. The decision that remains, however, is where the one arm retiring home to Canada will actually reside. At least two Canadian museums want it.
Despite the barrage of questions and accusations aimed at Conservative leader Stephen Harper during tonight’s federal debate, his image won’t be tarnished, says one political analyst.