“When I saw the blood squirting, I put my hand on my wound to put pressure on it. I couldn’t feel anything. I just felt warm blood coming out,” said the 27-year-old father of two, who was injured near Warden Woods Park on Sunday.
Police said Kobir was cut by a strand of “high-strength” kite fighting string. The sport, popular in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, often uses a string called manja, which is coated in an abrasive powdered glass compound. Opponents duel with one another until one kite string cuts the other.
Child of botched plastic surgery victim cries ‘Where’s my mummy’ panel hears
The statement from Krista Stryland’s family opened the penalty hearing for Dr. Yazdanfar, who in May was found guilty of incompetence and unprofessional conduct by Ontario’s medical watchdog in her care of five patients including Stryland, who died after having liposuction in September 2007. She was 32 years old and the mother of a young boy.
Startup Visa Canada aims to upgrade immigration policy
Globe and Mail Update
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011 12:05PM EDT
A worthy venture
On the heels of the Startup Visa Act awaiting presentation to Congress in the United States comes the launch of Startup Visa Canada, which aims to upgrade this country’s immigration program by making it easier for prospective entrepreneurs with Canadian investors to launch science and technology companies.
Cut back on Quebec immigration: Legault
Francois Legault, co-president of the Coalition for Quebec’s Future said he thinks Quebec should scale back immigration for two years.
Updated: Mon Aug. 29 2011 9:55:17 P
Quebec needs to make some major changes to its immigration policies, said the co-president of the newly formed Coalition for Quebec’s Future, François Legault.
Legault laid out the group’s platform on immigration and culture Monday, suggesting that the province temporarily limit the number of immigrants that are accepted until the province has enough resources to teach newcomers the French language properly.
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NDP MP urges old age benefits for new immigrants
By Daniel Proussalidis, Parliamentary Bureau
Last Updated: August 29, 2011 5:14pm
NDP MP Libby Davies has revived a highly controversial effort to eliminate the 10-year residency requirement to qualify for old age pension benefits. (File Photo)
OTTAWA – Possible federal NDP leadership hopeful Libby Davies has revived a highly controversial effort to eliminate the 10-year residency requirement to qualify for old age pension benefits.
The Vancouver MP has introduced a motion calling on the government to open the federal pension to recent immigrants who’ve made few, if any, contributions into Canada’s state pension system.
That could also grant new arrivals access to the guaranteed income supplement.
Investigation underway after wire injures motorcyclist
CTV Toronto Extended: Investigators probe area on Warden Ave.
Police investigate the scene of a bizarre accident involving a motorcyclist and a string of wire on Warden Ave.
A bizarre accident in the east end injures a motorcyclist, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.
Date: Monday Aug. 29, 2011 1:26 PM ET
Police are investigating after a male motorcyclist’s neck was slashed when he rode into a thin wire on an east-end street Sunday afternoon.
Humayun Kobir, 27, was riding his motorcycle northbound on Warden Avenue past St. Clair Avenue East when his neck caught a line of wire apparently strung across the intersection.
Date: Monday Aug. 29, 2011 6:52 AM ET
MONTREAL — For most of those involved in the Quebec separatist movement, 2011 has been marked by major upheaval.
The crushing defeat of the Bloc Quebecois last May has left it rudderless and leaderless, stripped of official party status.
The provincial Parti Quebecois is in disarray, with several members of the legislature having jumped ship. The party has plunged in the polls and is under threat from rival movements on the right and the left.