Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cybermagazine - Thursday

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Thursday April 25 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

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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Cyberbullying suicide prompts calls for law reform

Canada’s criminal code must change to prevent tragedies like the suicide of teenager Rehtaeh Parsons, says the leader of her home province of Nova Scotia. Premier Darrel Dexter met with the prime minister to urge him to take strong action to prevent cyberbullying.

Rehtaeh Parson's ...

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Climate change, not hunting, is the real threat to polar bears

It seems counter-intuitive, but a Canadian researcher says a ban on hunting and the international trade in polar bears is not the way to protect them. He adds that polar bear hunting is strictly controlled in Canada, is well-managed by the Inuit, Inuvialuit, and territorial governments, and that the international trade in polar bears is already controlled.

Additionally, ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

More controversy over temporary foreign workers

Dozens of unionized and presently unemployed, construction workers demonstrated in front of a Winnipeg building site on Wednesday

There is a growing resentment right across Canada over the use of temporary foreign workers to displace Canadians. The construction workers say this is yet another case of bringing in temporary foreign workers when there are qualified local workers who are ...

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Is today the day you die at work?

Sunday (April 28) is a National Day of Mourning in Canada to remember those injured, killed, or afflicted with an occupational disease while on the job.

The Day of Mourning was first established by Canada's biggest labour federation, the Canadian Labour Congress.

Then in 1991 the Canadian federal government ...

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Loss of citizen's confidential information at an all-time high

Canada’s privacy commissioner is expressing concern over the substantial mishandling of citizen’s private information.

Jennifer Stoddart is also concerned that public service loss of data such as through loss of memory sticks, or breaches in security, are not being fully reported to her office.

There have apparently been over 3,000 incidents of breaches of public service information over ...

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Government minister slams scientist's climate change comments

“Crying wolf,” is what a leading climate change activist and former NASA scientist is doing with his “exaggerated” comments, said Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver Wednesday.

Oliver took aim at scientist James Hansen, a vocal opponent of developing the oilsands in western Canada. Hansen has written that “if Canada proceeds , and we do nothing, it ...

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Terror suspect says law does not apply to him

One of two suspects accused of plotting to attack a Toronto to New York train asked to speak during his first court appearance yesterday. The judge agreed warning him to be careful because what he said could be used against him.

Chiheb Esseghaier suggested that the Criminal Code does not apply to him. He said only a holy book ...

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Montreal city council rejects amendment of protest bylaw

Montreal city council voted down a motion Tuesday night (April 23) to amend the controversial protest Bylaw P-6. The bylaw makes it illegal for demonstrators to wear masks and allows police to declare a protest illegal if the route is not submitted to authorities in advance.

It was passed last spring in the midst of massive student protests against ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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