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  1. Canada harness anger to brush aside Japan

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... James Porteous Who says it's not healthy to dwell on misfortune? Canada, harbouring a glowing sense of injustice after a harsh refereeing decision in pool F cost them a potential Cup place, fed off that anger to scrap their way to their second consecutive Bowl title. Crowd favourites Japan bore the brunt of Canada's frustration, going down 33-12 in a match in which ...

  2. Push for Putonghua takes root in Canada's schools

    Posted Jan 10th 2010, 12:00am by Wency Leung

    ... generation, [Putonghua] is going to be very important.' In the past, French and English, Canada's official languages, have been the primary languages of public schools, but parents involved ...

  3. Canada's ex-PM helps Liberals woo Chinese voters

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... In the second of a three-part series ahead of Canada's general election next week, Petti Fong looks at how the Liberals are trying to win back the ethnic vote. At a noisy Chinese ... as much as any other family in Canada.' Mr Huang said the prime minister's message of helping families hit home for him. 'The most important thing for me is my family, and his ...

  4. Four cities spread the word on a changing language

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo If we are what we read, then Hong Kong is most concerned about investment, Taipei about politics and assassination, Beijing space exploration, and Shanghai the spread of contagious disease, according to a survey of new Chinese words. The ill-fated ...

  5. Judging China

    Posted Feb 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I read with interest the letter headlined 'Press freedom' (Sunday Morning Post, February 1). Renata Lopez attacks Dima Khatib of Al-Jazeera for Khatib's remarks about China nowadays. There are no grounds for the attack, but more worrying is ...

  6. News - World


    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ...   Canada closes its embassy in Iran TORONTO- Canada is shutting its embassy in Tehran and severing diplomatic relations with Iran, which Canada's Conservative government said was providing military assistance to Syria. Iranian diplomats in Canada have been given five days to leave. Foreign affairs minister John Baird said Iran was "among the world's worst violators of human ...

  7. French speakers nurture their own identity

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... Reggie Ho Quebec is a well-known francophone territory in Canada. Its biggest city, Montreal, is the largest francophone city outside France. It is also the only Canadian province that prefers French to English. Quebecers, however, are not the only French-speaking people in Canada. During the Quiet Revolution in Quebec in the 1960s, when the province strived to set itself apart ...

  8. Divided loyalties

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Doug Nairne

    ... but Doug Nairne finds the move from west to east is not a simple one In 1994, one in every 130 Hong Kong residents moved to Canada. In that year, 44,223 people- most of them professionals ... cent chose Canada as their new home. At the time, pundits made dire predictions for Hong Kong's future with many of its best and brightest living in Vancouver and Toronto. But nobody ...

  9. Ray of hope

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

    ... Claude Adams, Vancouver Deep in our history of struggle for freedom, Canada was the North Star. Thus, in 1967, did Martin Luther King Jnr recall Canada's role in the Underground Railway, the network of safe houses and secret routes that brought 30,000 runaway black slaves north to safety in the years before the US civil war. Canada has always been a sanctuary ...

  10. Focus back on currencies after stock turmoil

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... with yen as a funding currency this year, given that Japan is still undergoing deflation, and interest rates in other economies are likely to rise quickly. Canada is expected to increase interest ... buck Commodity currencies such as the Australian and Canadian dollars may outperform other currencies against the US dollar In the second half of this year, Canada is expected to increase ...




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