Sales may be worth C$1.3 billion ($1.25 billion) by 2024, Health Canada estimates , with prices set in the open market reaching C$8.80 a gram. Public debate about marijuana also widened when Harpers rival, Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau in August said he smoked the drug as a parliamentarian. The party s chief financial officer Chuck Rifici is also Tweeds Chief Executive Officer. 20 Varieties Tweeds sales could reach C$100 million a year with prices for its planned 20 varieties ranging from C$6.50 to C$15, Linton said. The company signed an agreement to buy the factory in Smiths Falls, Ontario with a Dec. 2 closing date, and may spend about C$2 million in renovations, he said. Tweed will seek partners to use the 300,000 square feet of leftover space, which includes equipment left behind that could churn out popsicles and dairy products, he said. The idea of cultivating drugs in an old chocolate factory echoes the popular television show Breaking Bad, whose main character — New Mexico teacher Walter White — cooks methamphetamine to pay for cancer treatments with the help of a criminal who runs a chain of fast-food restaurants. Smiths Falls Mayor Dennis Staples said hes heard only two complaints about the project and the city council is totally supportive of it. Tweed will bring employment to the city of 9,000 people about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Ottawa, which lost 1,700 jobs in recent years — including those at the old Hershey plant. More Bearable The mayor has a personal connection to the issue. He said his brother used medical marijuana as he battled colon cancer . It made his last days on this earth much more bearable, Staples said. We no longer own the building, said Hershey spokesman Jeff Beckman in an email. We are no longer connected to the facility. The old factory had made products such as Chipits chocolate chips, Cherry Blossoms and chocolate bars.
Canada’s Alice Munro, ‘master’ of short stories, wins Nobel Prize in literature
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“In 1971 she published a collection of stories entitled Lives of Girls and Women, which critics have described as a Bildungsroman,” or a coming-of-age work, the Royal Academy of Sciences said. Other well-known works include: “Who Do You Think You Are?” (1978), “The Moons of Jupiter” (1982), “Runaway” (2004), “The View from Castle Rock” (2006) and “Too Much Happiness” (2009). A story in the 2001 collection “Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage” was the basis of the 2006 film “Away from Her,” directed by Sarah Polley. Munro gained world renown for writing about everyday people. “Here we have a world prize being won by someone who writes about housewives in Vancouver, booksellers in Victoria, bean farmers in Huron County and accountants and teachers and librarians — ordinary Canadian people, and she turns it into magic,” Gibson said. ‘God particle’ theorists receive Nobel Prize in physics ‘Dear Life’ Munro’s most recent short story collection is titled “Dear Life.” The New Yorker magazine, in an interview with her last year, said it includes “several narratives in which women in some way shake off the weight of their upbringing and do something unconventional.” She was asked whether it was “normal for girls from rural Ontario to go to university” when she did, noting that in her stories, there “is often a stigma attached to any girl who attracts attention to herself. … ” “I was brought up to believe that the worst thing you could do was ‘call attention to yourself’ or ‘think you were smart.’ My mother was an exception to this rule and was punished by the early onset of Parkinson’s disease. (The rule was for country people, like us, not so much for towners.) I tried to lead an acceptable life and a private life and got by most of the time OK,” she said. Munro was asked how she came to focus on short stories. “For years and years I thought that stories were just practice, till I got time to write a novel. Then I found that they were all I could do, and so I faced that.
Harper’s Canada: Hypocrisy And Double Standards
Canadians are criticizing the Harper government for dismissing UN concerns about the human rights situation in the country.Canada is currently undergoing a Universal Periodic Review at the UN, where members have expressed concern about the plight of the countrys indigenous people. The world is taking note of the ruling Conservatives shameful betrayal of Canadas once admirable reputation as a fair country sincerely working on the world stage to improve the lot of the disadvantaged and suffering. In the UN Human Rights Councils Universal Periodic Review, Canada was criticized to such an extent that the Council decided to send the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, representatives of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to investigate the situation in Canada. Harper learns a lesson in diplomacy However, the talking point in diplomatic circles world over is the hypocrisy and double standards of Harper when he decided to boycott the Commonwealth conference scheduled to be held in Sri Lankas capital Colombo next month.Many Canadians point out that Harper has slipped to the lowest level a leader of any country could fall to.At the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference in Bali, Harper was snubbed by the prime ministers of New Zealand and Australia when Harper brought the subject of boycotting the CHOGM in Sri Lanka. They both told Harper, in no uncertain terms, that they would attend the Commonwealth conference in Colombo.Harper learnt a lesson from Tony Abbott, who was only recently elected as the Prime Minister of Australia, when he was told by Abbott how to deal with friends and how to develop friendships. Abbott said he considered Sri Lanka to be a friend. David Cameron snubbed Harper months ago. The Queens decision to send her son Prince Charles to Sri Lanka to represent her is also seen as a new beginning for the Commonwealth. Harper has failed to see that move by the British monarchy. Hugh Segal, one of Harpers men who visited Sri Lanka recently last week, stooped to the lowest level and called a very highly respected former Indian diplomat, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Kamlesh Sharma a stooge.Sources close to Harper say that Segal had the blessings of the Canadian Prime Minister to call Sharma a stooge of the Sri Lankan government. Sources further pointed out that Harper had isolated himself and Canada on the world stage by his foolishness and immaturity. No sense of foreign relations Harper and his highly inexperienced Foreign Minister John Baird have no sense of foreign relations. They have completely ignored the advice given by several senior Canadian diplomats on improving relations with Sri Lanka.