Friday, May 3, 2013

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Friday May 3 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

'Team Montreal' fighting to keep UN's aviation agency ICAO

Federal, provincial, and city politicians have united to keep the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) from moving from its headquarters from the city of Montreal.

In two days of meetings (May 2 and 3), Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, Quebec provincial Minister of International Relations Jean-François Lisée, and City of Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum have been ...

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Eye on the Arctic – Concerns over Canada’s Arctic Council chairmanship

Canada will take centre stage on northern issues when it assumes chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Sweden on May 15th.

But already, some observers are voicing concerns about Canada’s two-year stewardship of the organization.

Canada has stated that promoting northern development for northerners will be among its priorities.

But with pan-Arctic issues like climate change needing ...

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Government seeks to control wages at Crown corporations

The Canadian government has introduced a law empowering it to intervene in collective bargaining at Crown corporations. If passed, it would also give the government power over executive salaries.

Canada Post, the national train operator Via Rail, and the public broadcaster CBC were singled out as targets for the new legislation.

The government contends salaries at the ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Governor General investiture of 44 into Order of Canada

Canada's Governor General David Johnston presided over the investiture of 44 Canadians into the Order of Canada Friday (May 3).

The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year.

It recognizes "a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Since its creation, more than 6 000 people from all ...

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Another nasty hockey hit causes injury

 

Yet another hockey player lay unconscious and bleeding on the ice after a violent hit from an opposing player

The incident occurred Thursday night during game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup quarterfinals between the Montreal Canadiens, and the Ottawa Senators

The puck had just been passed up the ice toward Montreal Canadiens player Lars Eller, ...

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Winnipeg forum on challenges facing Canadian aviation, cheap U.S. tickets, regulations

According to the Winnipeg Press newspaper the city of Winnipeg's Richardson International Airport lost about 100,000 potential passengers to the Grand Forks airport in the United States, representing about 2.7 percent of the passengers who went through the airport.

The Winnipeg Airport Authority is hosting a two day (May 2-3) Western Canadian Aviation Forum looking at a number of aviation issues ...

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Remembering the Battle of the Atlantic

Across Canada this coming Sunday veterans, remaining members of the Merchant Marine, military personel, families and dignitaries will gather at cenotaphs to remember a critical aspect of the Second World War.


Flower class Corvette HMCS Brantford construction began Feb 1941 at Midland Ontario, launched in Sept, commissioned in May ...

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Pizza prices could drop

In a bit of welcome Friday morning news, Canadians learned their favourite snack could soon go down in price with the lifting of restrictions on mozzarella cheese. The cheese used to make pizza is regulated by supply-management pricing making it more expensive than mozzarella sold on the world market.

The Canadian Dairy Commission has changed the rules to remove ...

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Bridal shop refuses transgender shopper

A transgender shopper says a bridal shop in the western city of Saskatoon refused to let her try on dresses. Rohit Singh was shopping for a wedding dress at Jenny’s Bridal Boutique and asked to try one on.

The owner refused. She thought Singh was a man and she felt other shoppers would be uncomfortable with Singh trying on ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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