News for Youse: Prostitution appeal, NDP slams hospital review, and Katy Perry backs Obama
Supreme Court will address prostitution Canada's highest court has granted leave to appeal to the federal government—as well as a cross-appeal by Terri Jean Bedford—in a case dealing with the constitutional rights of sex workers. In 2010, the Ontario Superior Court struck down three laws: keeping a common bawdy house, communicating in public for the purpose of prostitution, and living off the avails of prostitution.
NDP blasts hospital committee NDP health critic Mike Farnworth has released numerous emails demonstrating that B.C. Liberal insiders are deeply involved in shaping a review of Burnaby Hospital that will be written by a former party president, even though the government has claimed that the evaluation is unbiased.
Genter won't seek reelection The two-term NDP MLA for Delta North, Guy Gentner, has revealed that he won't run in the 2013 election.
Furlong will speak in public Former Vanoc CEO John Furlong is one of five keynote speakers at a City of Abbotsford economic summit on November 20; he hasn't spoken in public in the Lower Mainland since holding a news conference on September 27 to denounce a Georgia Straight article about his past in Burns Lake.
Murdoch blasts Conrad Black's partner Media baron Rupert Murdoch tweeted a message that slams an unnamed partner (possibly Vancouver resident David Radler, who pleaded guilty to mail fraud?) of Conrad Black: "Saddened. Conrad was first class publisher of Telegraph, but tricked in dodgy stuff in Canada by bad partner."
Romney gains momentum CNN has determined that North Carolina—where the Democrats held their recent convention—is now leaning toward Republican Mitt Romney. Obama is believed to be leading with 237 electoral votes to Romney's 206, based on recent polls, with 270 required to win the presidency.
Radiation detected in tuna Researchers from Oregon State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have discovered minute traces of radiation in albacore tuna, which the scientists attribute to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Season-saving deadline NHL commissioner Gary Bettman set a deadline of October 26 for a settlement to save the full 82-game season, but there are no talks planned with players' representatives, which means more games will likely be cancelled.
Katy Perry backs Obama One of America's best-known pop stars, Katy Perry, performed last night at a Las Vegas campaign rally for Barack Obama, wearing a white dress that looked like a ballot.
Katy Perry shakes it for the president.