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Canada's electoral reform file has reached tire fire status: Robyn Urback Heres what you need to know about the committee report on electoral reform: nothing makes sense, no one knows whats going on and theres not really a consensus on anything.
CBC.ca | 20 hours, 30 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Russian supply ship on way to ISS malfunctions, breaks up over Siberia An unmanned Russian cargo spaceship heading to the International Space Station broke up in the atmosphere over Siberia on Thursday due to an unspecified malfunction, the Russian space agency said.
CBC.ca | Dec 1, 2016 4:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How the family veto creates a grey zone around Canada's organ donation policy Even if someone in Canada consents to donating their organs, their relatives can override those wishes a practice made possible, two legal experts say, due to a disconnect between the law and policy.
CBC.ca | Dec 1, 2016 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
11 hostages freed at Jacksonville, Fla., bank The sheriff's office in Jacksonville says 11 hostages at a north Florida credit union have been released and a suspected bank robber has been arrested. Police are holding a news conference at 11:45 a.m. ET that CBC will stream live.
CBC.ca | Dec 1, 2016 3:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Signs of AIDS awareness around the world World AIDS Day is observed every Dec. 1, with calls from international health and advocacy organizations for the public to get involved in programs for awareness, prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
CBC.ca | Dec 1, 2016 3:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Oil price soars through $50 US, but rally may be short-lived The oil rally that followed an OPEC agreement to cut production pushed the price above $50 US a barrel overnight, to its highest level since October - good news for the Canadian dollar and the oilpatch.
CBC.ca | Dec 1, 2016 3:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Moonwalk icon Buzz Aldrin flown from South Pole 'as a precaution' after falling ill Former American astronaut Buzz Aldrin was taken by plane from the South Pole to New Zealand after falling ill while he was on a visit with a tour group.
CBC.ca | Dec 1, 2016 3:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Electoral reform committee recommends referendum on proportional representation The special committee of MPs studying electoral reform in Canada recommends the government hold a referendum that pits the current system against a system of proportional representation.
CBC.ca | Dec 1, 2016 2:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Civilians in Aleppo are most 'vulnerable people on Earth,' UN says About 30,000 people are receiving aid after fleeing the besieged eastern zone of the Syrian city of Aleppo in the past few days, taking the total number of displaced people in the city to 400,000.
CBC.ca | Dec 1, 2016 2:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S. officer shot dead, suspect killed after overnight standoff The suspect in the slaying of a Tacoma, Wash., police officer is shot and killed after an overnight standoff during which, authorities say, he used two children as human shields.
CBC.ca | Dec 1, 2016 12:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend