Friday, July 04, 2014

Friday Post

It's time for the week-end...

Caledonia was just practice:

Peel Regional Police shut down a large chunk of Erindale Station Rd. last night after a protest near Palestine House turned into a riot involving about 200 people. 

Three people were reported with minor injuries after the protest got out of hand just after 7 p.m. 

Peel Region Paramedics were on scene, along with several Peel officers who eventually controlled the situation. Peel Const. George Tudos said the clash involved groups from "two different parties with opposing views based on world-wide events going on right now." 

Watch the videos here and see for one's self whether the police stepped in between what Constable Tudos called "two different parties with opposing views based on world-wide events going on right now." 

How much healthcare for thirty-five million people really costs:

In 2014, the estimated average payment for public health care insurance ranges from $3,592 to $11,786 for six common Canadian family types, depending on the type of family. For the average Canadian family, between 2004 and 2014, the cost of public health care insurance increased about 1.5 times faster than average income, 1.3 times as fast as the cost of shelter, 1.6 times as fast as clothing, and more than three times as fast as food. The 10 percent of Canadian families with the lowest incomes will pay an average of about $523 for public health care insurance in 2014. The 10 percent of Canadian families who earn an average income of $57,818 will pay an average of $5,522 for public health care insurance and the families among the top 10 percent of income earners in Canada will pay $37,239.

The city council of Nanaimo rescinds a discriminatory motion.

Watch a video here of how the city council didn't re-think the decision but caved in when it saw how others would not stand by and let this stand:

If they don't describe the suspect, red flags should be shooting up for you:

Police say the mother of a pupil at a French pre-school stabbed a teacher to death in front of her class Friday, the last day of the school year.

French President Francois Hollande expressed outrage at "this abominable drama" and sent the education minister to the school in Albi in southern France.

A police official in Albi said the mother attacked the teacher Friday morning at the Edouard Herriot pre-school.

"Yes, it was the mother of a pupil who did it," said the official, who was not authorized to be publicly named speaking about ongoing investigations.

The official would not comment on possible reasons for the attack.

The teacher was leading a class of 5- and 6-year-olds, according to the Albi mayor's office. Prime Minister Manuel Valls says the teacher was 34 years old.

Of course they do:

Senior Ontario cabinet ministers on Thursday downplayed a decision by Moody's Investors Service to change Ontario's debt outlook from stable to negative, but the Opposition warned an expensive credit downgrade could soon follow.

Moody announced the change in the province's outlook Wednesday, while affirming Ontario's As2 credit rating, citing concerns over the Liberal government's ability to eliminate a $12.5 billion deficit by 2017-18 as scheduled.

Wouldn't want to upset those willing Liberal voters, would we?

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