Saturday, April 27, 2013

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Saturday April 27 2013 edition


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This week, Wojtek Gwiazda and Marc Montgomery present highlights of the week's stories.

© Govt of Canada

We start off with some interesting but perhaps painful least painful to Canadian's wallets. A new report from the conservative-leaning think-tank The Fraser Institute purs out a report called the Consumer ...



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 ...


Hospital-acquired illness and singer Rita MacNeil's death /Correction

Please note an update to this story at the end - health authorities now say Rita MacNeil did not acquire the infection in the hospital, according to senior medical officials of the Cape Breton District Health Authority.

Initial reports that celebrated award-winning singer-songwriter Rita MacNeil died of "complications following" surgery did not mention that she contracted an infection in ...


Despite civil rights questions, MPs pass anti-terror bill

The bombings in Boston, and an alleged plot to derail a Canadian train, seem to have accelerated the intentions of Canada's ruling Conservative government as it pushed through the adoption of an anti-terror bill that was first presented in Canada's Senate in 2012.

Supporters of Bill S-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the ...


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.

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