Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Wednesday May 29 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Chief Electoral Officer: Canada needs to move from 19th to 21st century

Canada's Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand had a lot of issues to deal with when he testified at a House of Commons committee, but his main request was that promised electoral reforms be in place by the spring of 2014 to be ready for the federal election of 2015.

He also discussed the issue of phone calls made to ...

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International academics gather to discuss the future of cities

The international event is called, The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the 19th Century to Present.

It is the second in an annual gathering of academics and PhD students involved in a variety of fields concerning the urbanism.

Dr Roger Keil, Director of the City Institute at York University, is one of the ...

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Deadly liver cancer increasing in Canada and world

Liver cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and one of the fastest rising cancers in Canada. Most Canadians don’t know enough about their risk and how to prevent it according to a report released by the Canadian Cancer Society.

The rate of liver cancer has tripled in Canadian men since 1970. Among ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Eritrean diplomat ordered out of Canada

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has announced an Eritrean diplomat has until June 5th to leave Canada.

In a statement released Wednesday (May 29) Baird said: "Canada has taken steps to expel (declare persona non grata) Mr. Semere Ghebremariam O. Micael, consul and head of the Eritrean Consulate General in Toronto, effective immediately. Mr. O. Micael must leave ...

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Canadian abortion advocate, Dr Henry Morgentaler, dies at 90

For decades he was the focus of attempts to make abortions available to Canadian women. Wednesday morning (May 29) Dr. Henry Morgentaler died at 90.

Morgentaler emerged in the 1960s as one of Canada's most controversial figures when he broke the law at the time, and opened the country's first abortion clinic in Montreal.

In 1967 he had ...

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Manitoba politician says provincial laws on scattering of ashes infringes on religious rights

A member of the Manitoba legislature has asked for clarification of provincial laws regarding scattering of cremated ashes.

MLA Mohinder Saran wants Manitoba to allow cremated ashes to be spread on waterways in the province © Govt Manitoba

Mohinder Saran, said it’s a matter of religious rights among Hindus ...

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Arctic study looks at environmental and social changes

The latest report from the Arctic Council meeting held in Sweden has been released. It says the Arctic region is experiencing rapid environmental change that will have major regional and even global implications.

Figure 4.6 Arctic temperature rise in the last century (relative to the 1951–1980 average) © 

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Decline of bilingualism concerns official

For the first time in 50 years the proportion of Canadians who can speak both official languages—English and French—has declined and that worries the government's official languages commissioner, Graham Fraser.

More Canadians reported they could converse in English and French in 2011 according to government statistics. But Canada’s total population went up faster largely due to ...

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Air passengers say better pay for bumping is only a start

Air Canada has been ordered to better compensate passengers bumped off flights but consumer advocates say that’s only one small step in protecting the rights of air passengers.  The airline often overbooks its flights and then compensates passengers who cannot get a seat $100 cash or a $200 voucher for travel within North America.

That compensation is ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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