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Thursday April 18 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Technology and reporting: immediacy but also occasional confusion

When tragedy strikes, or conflict, or any kind of drama, technology means the first reporters are almost never “journalists” but rather ordinary citizens.

It is their mobile phones with video and sound recording and the immediate ability to text or send a short twitter message to almost anyone that enables a version of the drama to become widely and ...

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Government's First Nations matrimonial rights legislation part of bigger plans

The Canadian government's legislation to protect the matrimonial rights of First Nation indigenous women on reserves is part of a bigger attempt to encroach on traditional land and natural resource rights, according to indigenous governance professor Dr Pamela Palmater.

Professor Palmater, who is the chair of the Indigenous Governance department at Canada's Ryerson University, is also a lawyer. ...

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Activists denounce inaction on Great Lakes’ low water ‘crisis’

Water is at a record low level on Lakes Michigan and Huron and the adjacent Georgian Bay in the heart of North America. Two conservation groups say a current international plan is insufficient for solving the low water ‘crises.’ The Great Lakes are governed by the International Joint Commission (IJC) set up by Canada and ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Progressive on-line news source rabble.ca celebrates 12 year anniversary today

rabble.ca was launched on April 18, 2001, just before the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City with a mission to "draw on the real energy and power of the Internet – passionate, engaged human beings. Blurring the line between readers and contributors, it will provide a needed space for issues, a place to explore political passions and an opportunity  to expand ideas."
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Human rights leader abused employees, report finds

The former chair of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal abused and harassed her employees, says a report tabled in Parliament today. A two-year investigation found Shirish Chotalia  guilty of gross mismanagement, improper behaviour and making inappropriate remarks.

Calling Chotalia’s behaviour “totally unacceptable,” Public Service Integrity Commissioner Mario Dion said he had never come across a worse case ...

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Official Opposition wants to stop ratification Canada-China FIPPA trade agreement

Canada's Official Opposition NDP party is calling on the Canadian government to inform China that it will not ratify the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA) in its current form.

MP Don Davies, the NDP's international trade critic, presented the party's motion Thursday morning (April 18): “That, in the opinion of this House, the government should inform the Government of ...

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RUSH to be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

Tonight, the Toronto-based rock trio Rush, finally gets its long overdue recognition as a legendary band.  They will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland following a ceremony in Los Angeles.

It makes sense as Rush has sold dozens of millions of albums world-wide, and has 18 platinum records in Canada, and has always ...

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Bombs and bombings in Canada

In light of the horrific bombing in Boston this week, one may ask, does this kind of thing happen in Canada?

Data from the federal police agency, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) indicate that between 2008 and 2012, there were 982 incidents involving explosives.  Of that number, 185 occurred last year alone resulting in four deaths.  In the ...

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Canadians contaminated with BPA and lead

Most Canadians have the chemical bisphenol A in their urine and all have traces of lead in their blood, according to a government study of 2009-2010. BPA comes from plastic and it’s not known what effect it has on the human body. 95 percent of Canadians have it in their urine. Children have the highest concentration. ...

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