Six In The Morning: Prisoner Swaps, Slick Politicians, and Chewin’ Tobaccy!

1. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ARCHIVE? Treasury Board president Tony Clement wants the federal government to go paperless.


3. BAD NEWS FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH: The European Court has just made stem cell research more difficult.

4. AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER One Israeli and 477 Palestinians have been released in a prisoner swap.


6. HE’S SLICK Silvio Berlusconi has ducked a media tax fraud indictment.

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Author: Wanda Schmöckel

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3 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: Prisoner Swaps, Slick Politicians, and Chewin’ Tobaccy!”

  1. Ahhh, that awesome ’90s promise of the “paperless future”. I’m pretty sure that like CO2 emissions, paper use has only tripled. In a recent public job that I had, my manager insisted on printing off every single email she ever received, for a paper record. What I’d like to know is how Clement will control the habits of every low-level employee across the country to prevent the use of paper.

  2. Hey Citizens, if you haven’t been down to the Occupy Regina event in Vic Park, or it’s been a while, or you were on the fence about tonight, I’m thinking tonight (Tues. Oct. 18th) might be a good night to go. The brave participants have been there for a few days now and their presence, I’m sure, is probably starting to irk some of the downtown business folks. We should all meet there around 10pm and try to stay for a good while. A critical mass of support is important and might prove a game changer tonight. Your presence might be crucial…Besides some fresh air is always good…

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