Randolf Richardson
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Are only 80% of Canadians born in the country?
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In 2006 the number was very close to this: "The census enumerated 6,186,950 foreign-born in Canada in 2006. They represented virtually one in five (19.8%) of the total population, the highest ...

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Is it possible to identify where Euro banknotes are from?
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You can determine which country it was printed for, but not necessarily which country it was printed in. By examining one of its more important design elements, you can identify the "central bank ...

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Does the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms not apply to government hiring practices?
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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms does apply to government hiring practices (as it applies to everyone). What you discovered is not a violation of the Charter as long as this activity of ...

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Can drugs cause permanent neurological change?
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This document, Chronic Amphetamine Use and Abuse, goes into great detail on the effects of chronic amphetamine use and abuse, and will hopefully help to answer your question: STIMULANT TOXICITY ...

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Are there no naturally blue foods?
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A mushroom known as "blue cup fungi" may be edible, although it is more likely used in some herbal medicines. If it is edible, then it would certainly qualify as a "naturally blue food" but this is ...

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Do human pheromones exist?
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There are many perfume companies offering products that claim to contain human pheromones, and this one has an interesting claim on its home page that attempts to convince potential customers: "Human ...

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Is it always harmful to tell a depressed person something that equates to "toughen up" or "make more effort"?
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I suspect it depends on the individual since each person may handle any given situation quite differently from another. Being depressed is incidental (as is being neurotically happy), but I would be ...

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Is it illegal to use freely produced hydrogen in place of costly/taxed natural gas and gasoline, or to produce electricity?
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In Canada we can get this technology here, and our government hasn't shut it down:   Ballard - Residential fuel cell cogeneration systems   http://www.ballard.com/Stationary_Power/...

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Homeopathic Sinus Pain/Allergy Relief
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To answer your first question, probably not -- aside from a possible placebo effect, those solutions will very likely be ineffective due to extreme dilution in water or alcohol. To answer your second ...

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Is classical music good for a pregnant woman and her baby
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This is known as "The Mozart Effect," and its effects are only temporary... CBC Radio interviewed Dr. Rauscher on 2010-Jul-01 on their show "As it happens," where she talked about her study (which ...

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Is Lamarckian evolution still considered credible?
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Over the years I've heard explanations from a variety of sources, including a television documentary, that elephants have "generational memory" where the off-spring inherit certain memories of their ...

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