We had one of those up here. They were a somewhat popular protest vote in the 90s. They got 0.63% of the national vote in 1993, which is better than the Libertarians or Communists have ever managed.
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An idiotic voting system, gerrymandered ridings, Republicans giving the Conservatives dirty tricks lessons, and 39% of the population being idiots.
Now it's just a matter of getting the majority of Canadians to go "No I don't want this idiot again."
No, it's a matter of getting decidedly more than a majority to go like that. Harper got here with 39% of the vote, thanks to dirty tricks and this idiotic system of voting we're stuck with.
You'll need a large supermajority to get rid of him. The most recent projection shows he's still likely to form government with 32.9% of the vote.
I doubt it'll fly in Canada. For that matter, I wonder if they'll even try.
Interac has almost universal availability and their NFC version ("Interac Flash") is already available to certain Android smartphone users.
It's the government approving them and the government(s) mandating them, so it's the government paying for it if something goes wrong.
2008. The retraction of Wakefield's fraudulent study and him being stripped of his medical license didn't happen until 2010.
For that matter, the HPV shot is not recommended for adults, since most of us have probably already been exposed (unless, again, you're a nun.) It's only recommended for pre-adolescents, under the likely true assumption that the majority of them will NOT be celibate.
Actually, it is recommended for adults, at least up here in Canada. It's currently approved for men up to age 26 and women up to age 45.
It's recommended and highly desirable to administer it pre-teen, so as to get maximum protection, but even for sexually active persons, it will still give at least partial benefit, as even if you have had an HPV infection, it's damn unlikely you'll have contracted all four strains the vaccine protects against.
This is one reason I'm glad that in my country, Australia, an MMR vaccination (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) is mandatory unless you have a damn good reason not to get one (and being an idiot isn't good enough).
I think that depends on what state you're in. In NSW and Victoria, "vaccines are against my religion" seems to be enough.
A couple of studies presented last year at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology suggest that the vast majority (361 out of 384 in one study, and 38 out of 38 in a second) of people who think they're allergic to penicillin aren't actually allergic to it.
Granted, both are small samples and it's hardly a look at allergies in general, but it does raise questions about the actual incidence of allergies.
I don't recall quite what happened, but that arrangement didn't last very long, I don't think a year had transpired before ELN and AOL were booted back off the pipes.
2. depends on how competently the pipeline is operated. And the likely answer to that is "not very".
Transcanada does not exactly have a stellar record. Their Keystone phase 1 pipeline sprung 14 leaks in its first two years of operation. Across their network, they average better than 70 spills per year.
I wouldn't trust these guys to operate a garden hose, much less a pipeline carrying dibit over a major aquifer.
And pulse dialing simply doesn't work, period. You flip the switch on a phone to pulse and nothing happens when you try to dial.
Assuming they follow their own law (Bill C-16, An Act to Amend the Canada Elections Act, passed in 2007), the next election is on October 19, 2015, the third Monday in October, 4 years after the last election.
Constitutionally, the latest an election could occur is in early July of 2016, as Parliament would have be dissolved by May 23rd.
Up here, Sasktel got dropped pulse dialing support sometime in 2012.
Up here, those phones wouldn't even work anymore, at least not without a converter. The telephone company stopped supporting pulse dialing almost 3 years ago.