SEN News on Sunday: September 8-15, 2013

Red Square, Moscow

  • Globe and Mail (12/09/13) reports that Québécois MP, Maria Mourani, has been kicked out of her Parti Québécois for denouncing the party’s Charter of Quebec Values as discriminatory.  The National Post (13/09/13) comments on the subject and on the Charter’s widespread condemnation by other Canadian leaders.
  • RiaNovosti (11/09/13) reports on a recent national poll in Russia, which examined key factors which influence national identity, and revealed that sexual orientation and ethnicity were on top of the list.
  • Albawaba (10/09/13) reports on Saudi themed contact lenses which have become popular in celebrations of Saudi Arabia’s national day, to be held on September 23rd.
  • Al Jazeera (09/09/13) reports on Norway’s recently held national elections, in which the Conservative Party and its right-wing allies defeated the incumbent Prime Minister.

Stay tuned for SEN Article Spotlights, which will be posted later in the week.

News compiled by Karen Seegobin.

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