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Monday April 15 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Left of centre Official Opposition NDP convention prepares road for 2015 election

When Canada's left-of-centre New Democratic Party elected 100 Members of Parliament in the 2011 federal election and became the Official Opposition, it was the party's best showing ever in Canadian history.

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair at ...

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Who owns DNA?

Lawyers and researchers around the world are eagerly watching and awaiting a ruling by the US Supreme court on  the concept of patents and ownership of DNA.

The nine US justices will begin hearing arguments today on the issue of whether something taken from DNA, can be owned and controlled as a commercial commodity.  It should be noted that ...

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Fewer women in Canada hold top jobs

Canadian cities don’t have as many women in top management jobs as do cities in the United States and that could be bad for future growth. That’s the finding of a study by the Toronto Region Board of Trade. Toronto for example, gets a C grade in the board’s “human capital” scorecard and places it fifth ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian university wins the Eco-marathon of the Americas- again!

The event called the Shell Eco-Marathon of the Americas, is to see who can create a vehicle with the greatest fuel efficiency.  It takes place annually in Houston, Texas, home of Shell Oil’s US headquarters.

The winners in the prototype gasoline category this year was a  team from the University of Laval, in the province of Quebec. 

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Justin Trudeau, son of former PM, elected leader of Liberal Party of Canada

Promising hope, and buoyed by positive public opinion polls, Justin Trudeau was elected leader of the opposition Liberal Party of Canada on Sunday (April 14).

He was elected in a week long vote that ended Sunday afternoon. Unlike previous elections, in which about 5000 delegates from electoral ridings voted at a national convention, the party opted to use an on-line ...

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Bike-sharing kick-off heralds spring

Montreal launched its bike-sharing program called Bixi this morning in a welcome sign that the long Canadian winter is finally over in this city.  A snowstorm on Friday stopped the service from starting earlier. Warm temperatures have melted much of the snow since then.

 

Temperatures were still a little chilly at 1F early ...

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Bieber blunders

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber drew a flurry of negative buzz on social media for comments he made about Anne Frank. The 19 year-old visited the Amsterdam museum honouring the Jewish teen who died in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. Bieber wrote in the guest book, "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a ...

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Creating "accepting" retirement housing for lesbian and gay seniors

A national survey conducted last year by Toronto-based, Forum Research, found that 2.6 % of Canadians aged 55 or older identified themselves as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT)

This group of seniors often doesn’t have the traditional support services surrounding most heterosexual seniors have, such as spouses, or children. In other cases, openly gay elders have been ...

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The Alberta Ballet production: Love Lies Bleeding with artistic director Jean Grand-Maitre

This week, we're off to the ballet and an marvelous extraganza inspired by the music of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

With input from Sir Elton himself, the Alberta Ballet created a spectacle of contemporary dance, ballet, music, and theatre.

It's called "Love Lies Bleeding" and currently being performed in Montreal.

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