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2009-01-09 14:52:51

The value of Canadian building permits issued in November dropped 11.8 percent from the previous month, the government said Friday. The decline to $4.8 billion in permits issues was 22.6 percent below the monthly average for 2008, Statistics Canada reported. The value of non-residential permits issued


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.