Tamron Hall Debuts her Natural Hair, ‘Today’ Co-Anchors React [SEE PHOTO INSIDE]

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Beautiful!

Black America Web

“Today” co-anchor Tamron Hall showed up to work without a stitch of perm in her hair…or as the journalist put it, “no flat iron, no heat, no chemicals.”

For the first time ever, she wore her natural hair on air, and her co-anchors made a point to show their approval.

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“It looks great,” said Al Roker.

“Every two seconds there’s a whole thing about your hair, what you’re wearing. You rock,” said Carson Daly, referencing the chatter in their social media #OrangeRoom.

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Den Tandt: Tim Hudak faces do-or-die moment

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canada.com

Uninspiring? Depressing? Maddening? Pick your poison. As the Ontario election race limps into its final hours we are left much as we began, facing an unpalatable set of choices that bode nothing but trouble ahead for Canada’s largest province. If there’s any ray of light here, it’s hard to discern.

Here’s the nut graph: The Progressive Conservatives have blown it, yet again.

Granted, PC leader Tim Hudak may yet win this thing. The latest polls could be wrong. They were way wrong in 2012 in Alberta. Hudak could win if his ground teams get out their vote and Grit leader Kathleen Wynne’s people stay home. He could win if New Democrat Andrea Horwath’s calculated shift to the centre succeeds only in drawing off enough disgruntled Liberals to split the centre-left. He could win if, deus ex machina, another major Liberal scandal erupts — in the next 20 hours. He could…

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Income by postal code: Mapping Canada’s richest and poorest neighbourhoods

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Income by Postal Code in Canada

Global News

Patterns of wealth and poverty on maps are often the key to interpreting patterns on other maps. Murder sites of male homicide victims in Toronto, for example, follow the classic checkmark shape of the city’s low-income neighbourhoods. Using Google’s Fusion Tables mapping tool, we are able to map income across the country in 1,576 postal areas. Scroll down for interactive maps.

Vancouver and Victoria

In the Lower Mainland, some of the richer areas include West Point Grey and other neighbourhoods bordering the University Endowment Lands, as well as large parts of North and West Vancouver. Poorer areas are along East Hastings, in the Strathcona and Downtown Eastside neighbourhoods, as well as part of Burnaby. The FSA which includes the Downtown Eastside has a median family income of just $36,779 – nearly $30,000 less than the Canadian median. – Leslie Young, globalnews.ca

Maritimes

Outside major cities (especially Halifax) the Maritimes are…

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Are you a taxpayer or a citizen?

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Excellent article from Sarah Beech!

canada.com

There seems to be a shift happening in Canadian politics. It’s a subtle change in language. Have you noticed? Politicians are no longer calling voters citizens, they are calling them taxpayers. We are going to help you, the taxpayer. We are going to save your tax dollars.

But who is this taxpayer? Why the change in language? And what does this mean for you?

Just like a marketing campaign, nothing in politics is an accident. Every move is strategic and deliberate and this shift is no different. The term ‘taxpayer’ carries a certain ideological weight because it determines the public agenda and frames how we discuss public policy.

If we were to look at what’s plaguing citizens versus what’s plaguing taxpayers our public agenda would look very different.  We wouldn’t be talking about property taxes, we’d be talking about the need for affordable housing. We would be talking about health…

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OPP serves court order at Queen’s Park, McGuinty interviewed by detectives

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WOW!!!

Ottawa Citizen

The OPP anti-rackets investigation into an alleged coverup in Dalton McGuinty’s office intensified Thursday with detectives serving a court order to staff at Queen’s Park for key records, and confirming they have interviewed the former premier about the gas plants scandal.

The information to obtain the court’s production order was drafted after a handful of police interviews, including one with McGuinty in April.

The judge-issued order requires staff to hand over various records, including visitor logs for the times police believe an off-the-books computer tech accessed hard drives in the premier’s office, four days before Kathleen Wynne was sworn in.

Queen’s Park staff have 10 days to hand the records over to police. The information to obtain will not be made public until Det. Andre Duval files his returns to justice — a form that lists all items seized by police. While the contents of the ITO will therefore not be revealed until after the election…

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U of O prof wins libel case against Rancourt, awarded $350,000

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Ottawa Citizen

A University of Ottawa law professor dubbed a “house negro” by a former colleague won $350,000 damages in a libel action Thursday.

The six-member jury ruled that Denis Rancourt — a former physics professor who was fired by the University of Ottawa in 2009 — had libelled Joanne St. Lewis in two 2011 blog references.

The jury awarded St. Lewis $100,000 damages, plus $250,000 in aggravated damages for continued defaming remarks made by Rancourt after St. Lewis had launched legal action against him.

The court is now considering an injunction that would force Rancourt to remove all the offending references from social media and refrain from posting anything further about St. Lewis.

“I see it as a total victory,’ said St. Lewis’s lawyer Richard Dearden, “and a vindication of professor St. Lewis’s reputation.”

Before the trial began, Rancourt, who is representing himself, said he asked Judge Michel Charbonneau to recuse himself because he’s a…

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