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Stephen Harper switches focus from talking about protecting children from abuse to Terrorism

I wish I was kidding.

Actual quote from the prime minister:

“I think it would be impossible for a prime minister today to speak about protecting children – protecting Canadians – without also addressing the threat of terrorism.”

Even the media is calling him out on it:

PM can’t talk child protection ‘without also addressing the threat of terrorism’

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Now that I’ve lived in Victoria for almost a year now, I’m starting to have favourite spots that I routinely find myself going back to. I like sitting on this bench in Beacon Hill Park. It’s quiet and has a great view of the coastline.

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A 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, causing an avalanche on Mount Everest and killing more than 1,000 people.

The earthquake was the worst to hit Nepal in over 80 years, and the death toll is expected to rise. At least 18 bodies have been found on Mount Everest, Reuters reported.

Aid organizations around the world are mobilizing to respond to the tragedy. Here’s how you can help:

Plan Canada is accepting donations online or at 1-800-387-1418.

The Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations or contact them at 1-800-418-1111.

Unicef Canada is accepting donations on their website.

CARE Canada is accepting donations via phone at 1-800-267-5232 or online donations