May 2005 in Canada

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May 28, 2005[edit]

  • The three stranded climbers trapped on Mount Logan were rescued late Friday after the storm keeping them there broke. Two more climbers ascended the mountain and kept them warm before they were airlifted to a hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. (CBC)

May 26, 2005[edit]

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May 19, 2005[edit]

  • The House of Commons votes on two crucial budget bills. Bill C-43 carries with a vote of 250 yea, 54 nay. Bill C-48 is tied with a vote of 152 yea, 152 nay, with the Speaker voting in favour, breaking the tie and carrying the bill. The Canadian government survives the vote of confidence. (CBC)
  • The Federal Court of Appeal upholds a lower court ruling that denied the Canadian Recording Industry Association's request of revealing the personal information of users of 29 IP addresses which it believes are heavy downloaders of copyrighted music. The ruling sights the need for increased privacy protection since "the potential for unwarranted intrusion into personal lives is now unparalleled." (P2PNews)
  • After receiving approval of the Canadian Senate on Wednesday, Bill C-15 receives royal assent today to become law. The bill amends the Migratory Birds Act and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act to increase the penalties for ships that pollute Canadian waters and allow charges to be filed against individual ship employees. (CP)

May 17, 2005[edit]

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May 12, 2005[edit]

  • Statistics Canada releases a report that illustrates family incomes across Canada in 2003. Among the highlights:
    • average after-tax income fell from $60,400 in 2002 to $59,900 in 2003
    • Ontario, followed by Alberta, had the highest average after-tax income at $66,500 and $64,900 respectively
    • Newfoundland and Labrador had the lowest average after-tax income at $47,100
    • Prince Edward Island had the lowest rate of low-income families at 3.7%
    • British Columbia had the highest rate of low-income families at 11.6%

(Globe&Mail) (StatCan-TheDaily)

  • An Ontario man is sentenced to 15 years in prison and a lifetime driving prohibition after killing two people in two separate drunk driving accidents. He becomes the first Canadian to be twice convicted of impaired driving causing death in separate collisions. (CTV)
  • A study published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health finds that the better the access to fast food restaurants in a neighbourhood the higher the levels of hospital admissions and coronary disease in that neighbourhood. (CTV)

May 11, 2005[edit]

  • Prime Minister Paul Martin sets May 19 as the date for a vote on the 2005 budget which he says will be considered a confidence vote in the government.(CP)
  • Montreal mayor Gérald Tremblay startles royal watchers when he greets Princess Margriet of the Netherlands with a signature Montreal two-cheek kiss. The princess is flustered, but quickly recovers, delivers the speech, and returns the kiss. Both the royals and the mayor deny any serious protocol breach. The princess, who was born in Ottawa, is visiting Montreal as part of the commemorations of Canada's help in liberating the Netherlands during World War II. (CBC)

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May 1, 2005[edit]

  • Four new polls suggest that the Liberals are tied or leading over Conservatives for popular support. According to EKOS Research Associates poll of 1,212 voters, the parties had the following percentage of support:
An independent poll of 1,000 voters by Ipsos-Reid had similar results, except that the Conservatives (33%) were ahead of the Liberals (30%), the NDP had 17%, and the Green Party had 5%. (CBC)

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