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In order to drive more customers to their
own online gambling website, the Quebec government and Loto-Quebec (the provincial organization in charge of gaming and lotteries) are thinking about forcing the province's ISPs to block all other online gambling websites. The list of websites to be blocked will be maintained by Loto-Quebec, and the government believes that the blocking will increase government revenue by up to $27 million (CAD) per year.
Google Canada (and others including Google United Kingdom, but not the main Google.com have turned out their lights for Earth Hour. On the Google Earth Hour webpage they write that while a black search page won't save power on most displays currently in use, they hope that it will raise awareness for Earth Hour. "On Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour — from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in their local time zone. On this day, cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Chicago, Melbourne, Dubai, and Tel Aviv, will hold events to acknowledge their commitment to energy conservation.""
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