Friday, April 26, 2013

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Friday April 26 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Senior officers of federal police told not to meet parliamentarians without prior approval

Friday's (April 26) Question Period in the House of Commons saw opposition Members of Parliament raising questions about e-mails sent by the head of the federal police force to senior officers requesting they first get clearance before speaking to Canadian parliamentarians.

The questions came the day after a report by Terry Milewski on Canada's radio and television public ...

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Eye on the Arctic – What Canada’s Arctic Council chairmanship means for the North

When Canada takes over chairmanship of the Arctic Council on May 15, its stated priority is ‘developing the North for northerners’ around the circumpolar world.

But Canada also takes over the organization at one of the most complex times in its history.

The Arctic Council, which includes the eight circumpolar nations (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden ...

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Canada's diplomats, picketing and working to rule

It's almost the worst possible scenario for Canadian diplomats, protesting against their own government, but that's exactly what they're doing as contract negotiations have stalled since January.

The diplomats are now refusing to do overtime, answer e-mails after office hours, and this week started information pickets in Ottawa before the beginning of their work day.

"...it goes against ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada's FM 'appalled' Sri Lanka hosting Commonwealth summit

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is being quoted in the international media after saying he was "appalled" that Sri Lanka will be hosting the Commonwealth summit

On Friday he told the UK's Guardian: "We're appalled that Sri Lanka seems poised to host CHOGM and to be chair-in-residence of the Commonwealth for two years."

In a Channel 4 interview ...

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Hospital-acquired illness preceded singer Rita MacNeil's death

Initial reports that celebrated award-winning singer-songwriter Rita MacNeil died of "complications following" surgery did not mention that she contracted an infection in hospital after her surgery and then she slipped into a coma and died.

In a Globe and Mail article published Friday (April 26) André Picard, the paper's health reporter wrote that the death of the singer "should ...

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More "get tough on crime" legislation

Heinous crimes committed in Canada will likely soon be treated more harshly.

A Conservative private member’s bill, has received support of the government. It would make the triple crime of abduction, rape, and murder punishable by up to 40 years in jail

The  bill called the “Respecting Families of Murdered and Brutalized Persons Act”, would not allow parole ...

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Accused officer denies having sex before ferry sank

A ferry officer denies he had sex with his former lover on board the Queen of the North the night it sank in Canada’s Pacific coastal waters. Karl Lilgert is on trial charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing death after the ferry hit Gil Island and sank in March 2006. Two people died.

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Canada could not deport accused terror suspect

Canada tried to deport Raed Jaser nine years ago but could not because he was a stateless Palestinian, reports the public broadcaster, CBC.

Jaser, 35, and Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, are accused of plotting to derail a Toronto to New York train in what authorities call an “al-Qaeda supported” attack.

Jaser and his family travelled to Toronto ...

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Canadian man helping fish farmers in Ghana

A man from an aquaculture business in the east coast province of New Brunswick is providing help and advice to fish farmers in Ghana.

Jon Steeves, 26, travelled to Sogakope, Ghana this February to set up a fish pond near the Volta River.

People in the west African country already raise Tilapia, a fast growing fish, but that ...

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