Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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Wednesday May 22 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Questions on two continents about Canada's senate expense scandal

In Canada's House of Commons Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird faced off again repeated questions over a Senate expense scandal, while in Peru Canada's Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper faced similar questions while on an official mission to Peru.

At the centre of the questions, who knew what in the Prime Minister's office about a $90,000 cheque given by ...

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Canadian children don’t walk, bike enough

Canadian young people use active transportation far less than they used to according to a report by Active Healthy Kids Canada. 58 per cent of parents walked to school when they were children. Only 28 per cent of their own children do that now.

Active transportation is declining. From 2000 to 2010 the percentage of youth ...

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Canadian opinion sought on development at D-Day beach

Canadians are being asked to comment on plans to build 75 wind turbines off Juno beach in France. The area is famous as the landing place of the Allied invasion of Europe which marked a turning point in World War II.

Canadian soldiers land on a beach ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Festival TransAmériques: Contemporary dance, theatre, cultural and artistic mixing

In its seventh annual edition the Festival TransAmériques continues its exploration of contemporary dance and theatre.

The festival invites artists and spectators to explore the "intriguing mutations and myriad encounters" of "an age where impurity, cultural and artistic mixing and the free flow of ideas are characteristic of the performing arts".

The Festival TransAmériques has existed since 2007, but evolved from the Festival ...

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Expo baseball great Gary Carter remembered in Montreal

When baseball player Gary Carter died of brain cancer on February 16th, 2012 at the age of 57, fans in Montreal mourned.  The Montreal Canadiens hockey team held a moment of silence during a video montage, before their game on February 20th

Now the man so many knew affectionately as Kid Carter, will be remembered and honored by the ...

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Mark Carney cautions Canada in his final appearance

Mark Carney, outgoing governor of the Bank of Canada, addressed the Montreal Board of Trade yesterday in his last public appearance before leaving to become governor of the Bank of England.  In his parting words he advised that it’s time to seize this country’s natural advantages.

He applauded the Prime Minister’s efforts to seek out new trading partners on ...

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Boil water advisory in Canada's second largest city of Montreal

More than a million Montrealers were advised to boil their water for at least a minute on Wednesday morning (May 22). Citizens who live south of the Metropolitan Expressway - which includes most on the island of Montreal - were part of the advisory.

It appears the advisory will continue until at least midday Thursday.

Montreal is Canada's ...

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Member of iconic police unit sues for harassment, assault

A staff sergeant in Canada’s iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police has launched a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against 13 former colleagues for harassment and sexual assault in the 1980s.

When she was a member of the renown Musical Ride travelling equestrian show, Caroline O’Farrell alleges she was subjected to a hazing ritual in which she was doused ...

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Eritrea still collecting "diaspora tax" in Canada

Members of the Eritrean community in Canada say they want the government to expel Eritrea’s top diplomat because he solicits money from them. Eight months ago Canada threatened to not renew the credentials of Consul Semere Ghebremariam O. Micael unless he stopped asking for a two per cent “tax” from people of Eritrean origin.

"You have to go to ...

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