Entries by Kenny Yum from 09/2012

Liberal-CAQ Coalition: Close Quebec Election Sparks Tweets On Partnership

Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Politics

A CAQ and Liberal coalition in Quebec? That's one of the talking points unfolding on social media as election watchers digested the results that gave ...

Jean Charest Future: Quebec Premier To Consult Caucus Before Deciding Whether To Resign

Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Politics

SHERBROOKE, Que. - On the heels of a resounding electoral defeat, Jean Charest will likely consult his caucus before deciding on his future, according...

PQ Separation, Quebec Sovereignty On Backburner with Pauline Marois Minority Victory

Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Any plans to make a push for Quebec independence may have been relegated to the back burner given the Parti Quebecois' weaker-than-expected...

Bank of Canada Rate Unchanged At 1 Per Cent, Sees Growth Until 2013

Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada is hinting it will need to keep interest rates at super-low levels for a while longer, saying stronger economic growth isn...

Quebec Separation? Harper Says No, As Parti Quebecois Victory Means Change

Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Quebecers voted for change, to be sure — but the mandate they gave the Parti Quebecois isn't anywhere near robust enough for Pauline Mar...

Security Certificates Process Has Evolved, Ex-CSIS Official Says

Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Politics

The secretive, highly contentious security certificate process strikes a balance between upholding fundamental human rights and protecting society fro...

Visa Office Cuts Blamed For Foreign Student Delays

Posted 09.07.2012 | Canada Politics

Universities are noticing more international students than usual are facing delays getting visas, and some are blaming the government cutbacks to visa...

Harper Senate Appointments: Diane Bellemare, Tobias Enverga, Thanh Hai Ngo, Thomas Johnson McInnis and Paul McIntyre Named to Upper Chamber

Posted 09.07.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has appointed five new senators, bolstering his majority in the upper chamber.The new senators are Diane Bellem...

Peter Lougheed Dead: HuffPost Readers React To Passing Of Former Alberta Premier

Posted 09.14.2012 | Canada Alberta

The death of former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed on Thursday marked for many the passing of a statesman and politician. Lougheed's leadership beg...

Yunel Escobar Eye Black: Reported Homophobic Slur On Toronto Blue Jays Player Sparks Strong Reactions (GALLERY)

Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada

Toronto Blue Jays player Yunel Escobar jumped into the headlines Monday night when a keen observer spotted what can be translated as a homophobic slur...

Canada Couples: Census 2011 Shows Rise Of Common-Law Couples With Children

Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada Living

More than 52 per cent of couples in Canada have children, but the makeup of those families has changed in the past five years, with common-law couples...

Plagiarism or Not, The Globe's Reaction Matters Most

| Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada

At the heart of the scandal hitting the Globe and Mail over whether columnist Margaret Wente plagiarized is the role of the journalistic institution in an era of transparency. How the newspaper navigates its way through this crisis will show if the "old grey lady" has lost her way in a digital age. So as I watch -- as a fellow journalist and a former Globe employee -- on how this vaunted newspaper handles this crisis, I think how it reacts in the coming days will speak to the standards it wishes to hold itself to. In the digital age, public trust can be earned as quickly as it takes to do a Google search or read a few tweets -- and that trust can just as quickly be lost.