Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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Wednesday May 1 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Battle of numbers in House of Commons after Auditor General's report

Conflicting interpretations of the spring report of Canada's Auditor General dominated the Question Period in the House of Commons on Wednesday (May 1).

The ruling Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper was repeatedly questioned about its handling of government expenses.

On Tuesday, Auditor General Michael Ferguson released his 2013 spring report.

It listed numerous concerns ...

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The Rebel: Jutai Toonoo

Artists often say they create art for themselves and don’t care what other people think. But when Eye on the Arctic tracked down Jutai Toonoo working in studio, we got the sense that he really, really meant it.

Toonoo uses human imagery to explore identity issues and cultural conflict in the North. Many experts say he’s producing some of ...

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Is Canada ready to accept a gay male professional athlete?

A basketball player in the United States made history this week. Jason Collins became the first man in any of the four major North American professional sports—the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League and Major League Baseball—to announce that he is gay while still an active player.

Mr. Collins just completed the NBA season ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Foreign Minister says Canada will not seek UN Security Council seat

The Canadian media is reporting on statements made by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird that Canada would not be seeking a seat on the United Nations Security Council next year.

"Canada's principled foreign policy is not for sale for a Security Council seat," said Minister Baird in the House of Commons on Wednesday (May 1).

The Official Opposition ...

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Anger in Bangladesh, compensation from Canadian company, regulations planned

Loblaw, a Canadian company whose clothing line was produced in the garment factory that collapsed last week in Dhaka, Bangladesh, says it will provide compensation to the families of victims. And the Retail Council of Canada has promised it will develop a new set of trade guidelines following the collapse.

Loblaw spokeswoman Julija Hunter said the company is still ...

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Televised election debate in province of British Columbia

Who won Monday night's (April 29) televised debate in the province of British Columbia depends on who you support.

The province's premier Liberal leader Christy Clark has been in power since 2011 and faced off in the debate against Conservative leader John Cummins, NDP leader Adrian Dix and Green leader Jane Sterk.

Here are some thoughts on the debate: ...

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Bank of Canada unveils new $5 and $10 polymer banknotes

The Bank of Canada has unveiled the latest bills in its new polymer note series, the $5 and $10 denominations on Tuesday (April 30).

The new $5 note features images of Canadarm2 and Dextre — two mechanisms that help maintain the International Space Station. The space station's Canadian commander, Col. Chris Hadfield, unveiled the note aboard the space station ...

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Low water in Great Lakes affecting tourism

For the first time since it began in 1974, the Chi Cheemaun ferry season is delayed.

The ferry travels across Lake Huron from the Tobermory on tip of the Bruce Peninsula, to South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island and has always been a big hit with tourists and the tourism industry in the region. The season has always begun like clockwork ...

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Tory backbencher raises hackles over polar bear comments

A backbencher in Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party government is under fire from some of Canada’s scientific community for a letter he wrote denying that polar bears are an endangered species.

In a letter to a constituent in February, Yukon MP Ryan Leef said the polar bear population had “quadrupled over the past 40 years.”

Mr. Leef went on ...

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