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The Trap, a movie by Lina Verchery

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In a Cape Breton village, Buddhist monks and nuns pray in their abbey, while French-speaking fishermen put out to sea to haul in their lobster traps. Seemingly divided by language, culture and religion, these people share more than meets the eye. The film delicately weaves a connection between the beliefs of the two groups, both... Read more »

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Toronto Shark Fin Ban

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Sorry, forgot to post this earlier – Toronto overwhelmingly voted to ban shark fin products on October 25th, 2011. Here’s the news story from CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/10/25/shark-fin-ban-vote.html

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Mississauga & Toronto shark fin ban

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Mississauga is now the largest city in Canada to have banned shark fin products, as of October 13. Here is a link to the story about it from The Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1068489 Toronto is set to enact a similar ban at their next Council meeting on October 24, now that Toronto’s licensing commission has unanimously endorsed... Read more »

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Buddha’s Light Vegetarian Gala: 9.24.11

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From Fo Guang Shan Temple, Mississauga: http://www.fgs.ca/english/2011_VeggieGala.html

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Shark Fin Ban

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A number of Canadian cities have enacted or are considering bans on the sale of shark fins, joining more than 90 countries around the world who already support this initiative. We wholeheartedly encourage them to stop needlessly and brutally killing tens of millions of sharks each year. Our fragile oceans cannot maintain their balance without... Read more »

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