THE GREAT CANADIAN DICTATORSHIP A book by Globe and Mail columnist Jeffrey Simpson due out in October catalogues the centralization of power in Canada with the Prime Minister and his selected minions. Simpson, saying Chretien wields far more power than a U.S. president, even compares the prime minister to 17th century French King Louis XIV, who was known as the Sun King and who liked to declare “L’etat, c’est moi” (I am the state).

A study has found that breastfeeding a baby for less than three months after birth may negatively affect a child’s intelligence.

COMPUTER GAMES HARM KIDS BRAINS Confirming what many parents have long suspected, a Japanese study concluded that children who play computer games for extended periods of time risk stunted brain growth and a loss of self-control. Professor Ryuta Kawashima said at a recent learning conference in Britain said “There is a problem we will have with a new generation of children who play computer games that we have never seen before. The implications are very serious for an increasingly violent society”.,6903,539166,00.html