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2005-12-03 12:39:14

By Robert Melnbardis MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada is heading for another minority government, even though most voters want the winning party to take a majority of parliamentary seats in next month's national election, according to polls published on Saturday. The Liberals under Prime Minister Paul Martin have the support of 33 percent of voters, while the Conservatives, headed by Stephen Harper, are at 31 percent, according to an Ipsos-Reid survey published in the National Post. The...

2005-12-02 14:19:23

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - The main opposition Conservative Party, regularly accused of planning to scrap Canada's creaking publicly funded health care system, promised on Friday to cut wait times for treatment if elected, but stressed it would not create a parallel private network. The Conservatives -- bidding to end 12 years of Liberal rule in the January 23 election -- have had great trouble persuading Canadians that they want to improve rather than kill off the...

2005-12-01 20:06:30

By Randall Palmer CORNWALL, Ontario (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin is running his re-election bid on the strength of the economy but his campaign buses ran straight into job losses on Thursday. In many respects the Canadian economy is ticking along well, with a booming trade surplus and a string of budget surpluses that are the envy of the G7 rich nations. But its manufacturing sector is getting hammered. The day before Martin arrived at the small industrial town...

2005-12-01 11:48:25

By Jonathan Spicer and Randall Palmer MISSISSAUGA, Ontario/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The Conservative Party boldly pledged on Thursday to slash a hated consumption tax if it wins the January federal election. Party leader Stephen Harper promised to cut the federal goods and services tax (GST) to 5 percent from 7 percent over five years. The unpopular tax was introduced in 1991 by the then Conservative government in a bid to curb budget deficits. Cutting the GST is an idea that could well...

2005-12-01 12:44:15

By Jonathan Spicer and Randall Palmer MISSISSAUGA, Ontario/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's Conservative Party boldly pledged on Thursday to slash a hated consumption tax if it wins the January federal election. Party leader Stephen Harper promised to cut the federal goods and services tax (GST) to 5 percent from 7 percent over five years. The unpopular tax was introduced in 1991 by the then Conservative government in a bid to curb budget deficits. Cutting the GST is an idea that could...

2005-11-30 19:29:06

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren COTEAU-DU-LAC, Quebec/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Paul Martin tried to play the emotional national-unity card on the first full day of the Canadian election campaign on Wednesday, but a patronage scandal that dogged his Liberal government returned to haunt him. The scandal -- in which some Liberal organizers in Quebec funneled government sponsorship money to pro-Liberal advertising firms and demanded kickbacks -- has boosted support for...

2005-11-30 17:02:20

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren COTEAU-DU-LAC, Quebec/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin played the emotional unity card on the first full day of his re-election bid on Wednesday but his message was soon overshadowed by the patronage scandal that brought down his Liberal government. The scandal of how some Liberal organizers in Quebec funneled money to pro-Liberal firms has boosted support for the separatist Bloc Quebecois, a federal party that wants...

2005-11-30 15:48:56

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren COTEAU-DU-LAC, Quebec/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin played the emotional unity card on the first full day of his re-election bid on Wednesday but his message was soon overshadowed by the patronage scandal that brought down his Liberal government. The scandal of how some Liberal organizers in Quebec funneled money to pro-Liberal firms has boosted support for the separatist Bloc Quebecois, a federal party that wants...

2005-11-30 12:58:00

By Randall Palmer COTEAU-DU-LAC, Quebec (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin played the emotional unity card in his re-election bid on Wednesday, warning of the dangers of Quebec separation at a time of global competition. But past wrongdoings of his Liberal Party in the French-speaking province mean that the separatists remain the most potent force in Quebec and will probably prevent the Liberals and Conservatives from winning a majority government. "The world of...

2005-11-29 19:25:26

By Gilbert Le Gras and Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - It was expected to be hard-edged, personal and nasty, and less than half a day into Canada's election campaign it turned out to be just that. Prime Minister Paul Martin kicked off what is likely to be a bruising eight-week campaign on Tuesday by portraying his main rival as mean-spirited and unpatriotic. "So, what do you think of your Christmas present from Stephen Harper," Martin said to at his first Liberal Party campaign...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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