Archive for November 2004

More NBA follies : crowd turns on Vince in T.O.

Nov 24th, 2004 | By Dominic Berry | Category: Sporting Life

On the same recent November night that basketball’s Indiana Pacers clashed with Pistons fans in Detroit, Raptors fans at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto “unleashed their wrath” at reluctant home-team star Vince Carter. They “booed every time he touched the ball in the first quarter,” jeered an early failed field-goal attempt, and “held up [...]



Ottawa drags its feet on blue-state immigration

Nov 19th, 2004 | By L. Frank Bunting | Category: Key Current Issues

US actress Sharon Gless is best known as Cagney in the vintage TV series Cagney and Lacey (for those of us who can remember back that far). Last weekend’s Globe and Mail included a more timely report on her current struggles to officially immigrate to Canada. Ms. Gless does not want to be confused “with [...]



China`s new middle kingdom in Canada .. a third option at last?

Nov 11th, 2004 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: Countries of the World

The still quite recent news that the state-owned China Minmetals Corp. (in effect the government of China) wants to buy the venerable Canadian resource sector firm Noranda Inc. has signaled a bold and even somewhat unsettling new phase in the apparently never-ending debate about Canadian national economic development. To help move things along, the November [...]



US election 2004 : moving on to the duplex society?

Nov 4th, 2004 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: USA Today

The most authentic comic relief for the losing side on the long evening of November 2, 2004 came with Jon Stewart’s Daily Show – starting at 10 PM EST to 7 PM PST, and all points in between. The deepest humour arrived just towards the end of the one-hour program, from the suitably French-surnamed Stephen [...]