Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Wednesday April 24 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

More of Canadian's income goes to taxes than for basic necessities

It’s called the Fraser Institute Canadian Consumer Tax Index. In their latest report they note that Canadians now pay more in taxes than they do for basic necessities.


About 43% of Canadians earnings are taken by taxes. Christine Meagher, a cashier at a Montreal diner, says “Everything ...

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How youth becomes radicalized

Recent terrorist attacks and arrests have raised questions about homegrown terrorism. Canadians were surprised to learn two young men from a small town in Ontario were involved in the attack at the Algerian gas plant last January.

U.S. President Barack Obama, in the wake of the Boston Marathon attack, asked, “Why young men who grew did up and ...

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Canada's Great Revenue Robbery?

The subtitle of the new book The Great Revenue Robbery is How to Stop the Tax Cuts Scam and Save Canada. It examines the belief held by some that governments waste money and cutting government and taxes will solve a country's economic woes.

For the ten authors included in this survey of tax and economic issues, the answer ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

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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Canada/France film Inch'Allah wins jury prize in Beijing

Inch'Allah, a Canadian-French feature film about a young Canadian obstetrician working in a makeshift clinic in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank, has won a special jury prize at the 3rd Beijing International Film Festival.

Quebec director Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette’s film was the only Canadian film in competition at the festival.

Seven other Canadian films presented at the ...

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April 24- Anniversary of WWI gas attacks, and Canadian courage

This week in April marks the deadly and devastating use of poison gas in WWI. Although the Germans had attempted some limited use of poison gas previously, it was in April 1915 that gas was employed effectively for the first time.

The Second Battle of Ypres: painting by ...

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Trawler strikes navy frigate, six injured

A U.S. fishing trawler hit a Royal Canadian Navy Frigate on Canada’s west coast yesterday slightly injuring six people.  HMCS Winnipeg was moored at a jetty used by the nearby Esquimalt base. The American Dynasty trawler was leaving a ship repair dock nearby. It was being led out by two tug boats when something went wrong.

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National Holocaust Memorial for Canada

On Tuesday of this week, National Holocaust Memorial Day, the Canadian government announced the site of the National Holocaust monument.

The site in Ottawa will be located near the National War Museum.

 Making the announcement at a formal ceremony was Tim Uppal, minister of state for democratic reform who said “It “will be a testament to the importance ...

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Phone apps could allow fraud and id theft, say security experts

New technology designed to make payments easier could be used to steal personal information according to security experts. Many new credit and debit cards allow people to tap them to make a purchase. But the chips which enable the transaction can be read by smartphones.

Using a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a free app from the Google Play store, ...

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