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  1. Atypical project

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng A year ago today, all secondary and primary schools were shut for three weeks because of Sars. But the suspension of classes did not stop Justin Ching Ho from learning. Instead, it gave him time for a special project of his own- Atypical Poems, ...

  2. Invisible workers

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... Claude Adams Call her Rosa M. Five years ago, she left Russia for a new life in Canada. Rosa was a trained doctor, who had run her own paediatric unit in a Moscow hospital. But in Canada ... like Rosa: professors driving cabs, engineers working as janitors, doctors packing groceries at supermarket checkouts. Rosa has given up, but most still see Canada as a land of opportunity, so ...

  3. Plot thickens in Air Canada industrial spying case

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... John Gray in Toronto Everyone at Air Canada had known for a long time that they were facing increasingly severe competition from a discount airline start-up. But nobody had an idea that the national airline was suffering the ill effects of industrial espionage. Then one day last spring, a disaffected employee at WestJet Airlines telephoned an Air Canada executive to reveal ...

  4. Victor Li's reputation on the line in Air Canada gamble

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Stephen Craig

    ... Craig Stephen Craig.Stephen@scmp.com Last year, Canada and Hong Kong shared the dubious distinction of being two of the worst Sars-affected areas outside the mainland. Perhaps ironically, the resulting fallout sent Air Canada, Canada's largest airline, into bankruptcy protection and now into the arms of white knight Victor Li Tzar-kuoi- deputy chairman of the Cheung Kong Group ...

  5. HK film festival opens in Canada

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Julia Xuantong Zhu

    ... of the Hong Kong Film Festival- organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Canada) and the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. Organised with the support of the museum, the festival aims to promote Hong Kong films. Office director Bassanio So said the film festival was also to promote business opportunities for Canada-Hong Kong co-productions. Among the eight films ...

  6. TV 'attack' ads signal looming election in Canada

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... scandal is on hold... and everybody is being coy about the date. Prime Minister Paul Martin, the leader of the ruling Liberal Party, says it will be the most important election in Canada ... in recent years. Health care is the hot issue in the election. Canada's Medicare system- which offers one level of government-paid health care for everyone, rich or poor- is becoming unbearably ...

  7. Air Canada stand-off tests Victor Li

    Posted Mar 24th 2004, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... part of Air Canada was hailed as the salvation of the struggling national airline. After rancorous negotiations about the terms of that investment, Air Canada's unions are having second thoughts about Mr Li- and the billionaire is having second thoughts about Air Canada. The dark cloud in the background is the April 30 deadline when Air Canada is due to emerge from bankruptcy ...

  8. Pension spat may ground Li's bid for Air Canada

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... John Gray in Toronto An unexpected fight with Air Canada's trade unions over the structure of a future pension scheme is threatening to wreck the plans of Victor Li Tzar-kuoi to buy ... for Mr Li's Trinity Time Investments rocked the unions last week with a surprise demand for a major change in the pension scheme for Air Canada employees. Don Johnson, the pilots' ...

  9. Canada is giving sharia law a trial run

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... the 'law' that in its extreme form mandates amputating the hands of thieves and stoning adulterers to death, may soon be a fact of life in Canada It is the country's latest adventure in multiculturalism. The leaders- all men- of Canada's 600,000 Muslims are pushing hard to set up sharia tribunals. They would have the authority to intervene in non-criminal matters such as divorce, ...

  10. Canada give Fijians the jitters

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 'We just played out of our skins and fully deserved the victory,' says coach Suggitt Canada scored the biggest win in their history when they defeated Fiji ... the end gave Canada the lead and they held on to win 14-12 to set off delirious scenes among their fans and the coaching staff on the bench. 'This is just amazing. This is the biggest win ...




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