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Face of the day... Province | B.C. and the feds move closer to a deal to keep the RCMP in the province. Television | Regis Philbin prepares to leave morning TV for good, but don’t call it a retirement. [8] [3] Canada | A medical emergency puts a quadruple-murder trial on hold in Ontario. Festive Family Feast the Available for Take Out ABBOTSFORD LOCATION ONLY 32470 S. Fraser Way 604.864.4002 ALLEN UNRAU [4] Shopping | Choose Experience Canadians will spend less this year for Christmas, while U.S. spending will rise. 604-855-0800 [9] Sports: The Wild slam Vancouver for 45 shots in a 5-1 loss for the Canucks [10] Fraser Valley free Friday 4 November 2011 FOR Y A D O right A world UPof Tnews N G I S at home… GREEK PM ABANDONS REFERENDUM B.C. TORIES STEAL LIBERAL SUPPORT ATHENS (Associated Press) Greece’s prime minister abandoned his explosive plan to put a European rescue deal to popular vote yesterday, keeping his government alive – but passionate squabbling in Athens left the country’s solvency in doubt and the eurozone in turmoil. Prime Minister George Papandreou reversed course after a rebellion within his own Socialist party over the referendum, but ignored repeated calls to resign and call elections. He faces a critical vote of confidence in his government today as the Socialist rebellion still simmers. Meanwhile, Greece’s cost of borrowing ballooned, with the interest demanded by markets to buy Greek 10-year bonds exceeding 31 per cent – compared to 2 per cent for Germany. Papandreou sparked a global crisis Monday when he announced he would put the latest European deal to cut Greece’s massive debts – a hard-fought accord that took months of negotiations – to a referendum. Papandreou was summoned to an emergency European meeting in Cannes on Wednesday night, where the visibly irate French and German leaders said any referendum would in fact be a question of whether Greece retains its cherished membership of the 17-nation euro common currency. They also put on hold the next, vital payout of Greece’s existing bailout until after a vote was held. A Greek Finance Ministry official said that Greece has cash until mid-December. After that, without the 8 billion euro disbursement, Greece would most likely be unable to service its debt or pay pensions and salaries. TOM FLETCHER (Black Press) The New Democratic Party has a nine-point lead over the B.C. Liberals, up two points since March, according to the latest poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion. The poll found 40 per cent of B.C. adults support or are leaning towards the NDP in the next provincial election, scheduled for May 2013. That’s a two-point increase since the last Angus Reid survey in March, the first outright lead for the NDP since Gordon Campbell resigned as premier a year ago. The B.C. Liberals fell to 31 per cent support, a 12 per cent drop since March. The main beneficiary is the resurgent B.C. Conservative Party, which attracted 18 per cent of voter intentions. In the B.C. Interior and North, one in five surveyed support the B.C. Conservatives, while the NDP maintained a substantial lead in Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Premier Christy Clark continues to lead on the question of who would be the best premier, with 25 per cent compared to 19 per cent BLACK PRESS John Cummins leads a resurgent B.C. Conservative Party, which has grown to 18 per cent support in a new poll. for NDP leader Adrian Dix. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins was the choice of nine per cent, with two per cent favouring B.C. Green Party leader Jane Sterk. BC Liberal MLA John Les acknowledged that most B.C. Conservative support is coming from the B.C. Liberals. “What this poll shows very clearly is that if the right-of-centre vote splits, the NDP gets in the back door,” Les said. NDP house leader John Horgan said Clark’s performance in the VISIT US AT SEVENOAKS THIS WEEKEND AUTHORIZED DEALER legislature shows she is looking for political wedge issues rather than solutions. Clark challenged the NDP Wednesday to support the federal government’s crime bill. Cummins has targeted the B.C. Liberals on crime, from its response to the Stanley Cup riot to Clark’s rhetoric on the federal crime crackdown. “This soft-on-crime Liberal government has cut prosecutors, cut sheriffs and wonders why our justice system is backed up,” Cummins said. AUTHORIZED DEALER SWR 1223 12” SUBWOOFER Reg. $299.99 199 $ 99 INCLUDES TAX 410.3X 1 WAY REMOTE START & KEYLESS ENTRY Reg. $169.99. $12999 INCLUDES TAX INSTALLATION NOT INCLUDED DCX 130 5.25 2 WAY SPEAKERS Reg. $89.99 5999 $ INCLUDES TAX 31450 Peardonville Road, Abbotsford MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:30 - 5:30, SATURDAY 10:00 - 5:00, 604.859.3608 ™ CAR & MARINE AUDIO

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