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Tuesday April 16 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian MP was among election observers in Venezuela

Jim Karygiannis is a Member of Parliament with Canada's opposition Liberal Party, and he's been to numerous countries Russia, Somalia, Libya and Armenia as an election observer.

This past weekend he was in Venezuela on the invitation of the Venezuelan diaspora in Canada to observe the presidential election.

He watched the high voter turnout, noticed some "glitches" in ...

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Canada’s government becoming less accountable, say critics

Two more Conservative members of parliament are speaking out about the prime minister’s tight control over who gets to say what in the House of Commons. Five others spoke out last month when the party whip prevented MP Mark Warawa from reading a statement about abortion.

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Anger continues over temporary foreign worker programme

In recent months a couple of incidents have raised the ire of Canadian workers from coast to coast.

In one case, a Chinese-owned mining company operating in the northern mountains of Canada’s west coast, said it had to bring in temporary Chinese workers as no qualified Canadian miners could be found.

In Canada, where coal mining, hard rock ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Input from revenue minister blocked by govt MPs in finance committee

Canada's National Revenue Minister Gail Shea will not have to explain her department's spending priorities at a House of Commons finance committee meeting on tax havens because government MPs struck down a request from the Official Opposition NDP.

The NDP had wanted Shea to explain cuts to the Canada Revenue Agency in the wake of leaked information that 450 Canadians ...

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New artifact displayed for Titanic anniversary

It was almost exactly 101 years ago that the ship RMS Titanic, arguably now the most famous ship in history, sank.

Some 600km south of Newfoundland, and due east of the province of Nova Scotia, the luxury liner hit an iceberg late in the night of April 14, 1912 while on its maiden voyage.  In the early hours of ...

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Canada's music industry gathers at Juno Awards week

Canada's music industry is descending on the western prairie city of Regina for this year's edition of the Juno Awards, Canada's best known music awards.

The final awards ceremony is on Sunday, April 21, when awards for top album, top single and others will be announced, but the Juno Week is being held in both Regina and the city ...

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Fewer homes sold, prices still climbing

The price of a Canadian home continued to go up in March but far fewer are being sold.  The number of sales declined by 15.3 per cent compared to March of last year according to the Canadian Real Estate Association.

Home sales declined in Vancouver and Toronto, prices went up in the western cities of Calgary and Edmonton.  The ...

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Canadians among top pilferers in hotel rooms

Canadians rank among the lowest when it comes to taking stuff from hotel rooms. An online survey by Hotels.com found that almost everyone takes the toiletries. 88 per cent of Danes take nothing else.

Only 70 per cent of Canadians excluding those from the province of Quebec say they never take hotel property. What the rest of them take ...

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Children's sport: No winners, no losers?

A group promoting sports activity in Canada says that to inspire children to get involved in sports and maintain that interest, the idea of keeping scores should be stopped.

Richard Way is the project lead for Long-Term Athlete Development, with a movement called Canadian Sport for Life

Mr Way says its “laughable” that tracking a team’s wins or ...

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