Monday, April 29, 2013

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Monday April 29 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Mussels may have a connection to better medicine

Mussels have the ability to stick themselves to rocks, wooden pilons, steel ships, anything wet.  Whereas most glues are useless in water, nature has allowed mussels to hold fast against  even raging storm currents and waves.

This “superglue” is now being studied in conjunction with oral delivery of medicines. Many people have a strong dislike for needle injections, and ...

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Newspapers want to know why Canadian government not advertising with them

Canadian newspapers say the federal government is only using 10 percent of their entire advertising budget on newspapers. They want to know why, and they're using advertising and meetings with MPs to get their point across.

A full page ad in the April 29 edition of Ottawa's The Hill Times sums it up: "In the last ...

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Canadians horrified at connection to Bangladesh building collapse

It was a nasty shock for some Canadians to realize some of their clothing may have been made in the Bangladesh factory that collapsed last week killing almost 400 garment workers.

Picture of Joe Fresh garment found at site of Bangladesh factory collapse. © 

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Indigenous people talk of scars, former PM talks of 'cultural genocide'

Residential schools engaged in "cultural genocide," former Prime Minister Paul Martin said Friday at the hearings of the federal Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Montreal.

"Let us understand that what happened at the residential schools was the use of education for cultural genocide, and that the fact of the matter is — yes it was. Call a spade a ...

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National day of mourning for workers killed on the job

Ceremonies  were held in cities across Canada yesterday to commemorate workers who have died of injuries suffered on the job.

The Canadian Labour Congress estimates four people die every day in Canada from work related injuries.  In the province of New Brunswick last year, 12-thousand people were injured at work, and eleven died of their injuries.

In Nova ...

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29th edition of Vues d'Afrique, focus on African cinema

Now in its 29th edition Vues d'Afrique is an annual showcase of African films. This year more than 100 feature films and documentaries from more than 30 countries are featured in the Montreal festival.

The festival opened with the France/Belgium co-production Kinshasa Kids, director Marc-Henri Wajnberg's look at the 30,000 children in Kinshasa Congo accused of witchcraft.

The closing film of ...

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Sheriffs, court workers join prison guard strike

Courts will be in session today in the western province of Alberta even though sheriffs in Edmonton and Calgary have joined a strike by prison guards.

Police will fill in to guard courtrooms and escort prisoners in court buildings in the cities of Edmonton and Calgary.

Sheriffs  and court workers are supporting hundreds of jail guards who are ...

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Changes coming to the temporary foreign worker programme

There has been a great deal of controversy over the temporary foreign workers programme in Canada

The programme allows employers to bring in workers from outside the country if they cannot find Canadians with the skills needed and available for the work. It also allows employers to pay the foreign workers up to 15% less than they would have to ...

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Omar Khadr prison interview nixed by minister

Extraordinary political interference are what some people are calling a cabinet minister’s rejection of a request for a prison interview with former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr.

Khadr was recently transferred to a Canadian prison and will soon appeal his conviction on terrorism charges.

The warden of the prison approved a news agency request for an ...

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