Monday, June 17, 2013

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Monday June 17 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Raucous Commons Question Period focuses on opposition leaders, minister's advisor

Monday's Question Period in Canada's House of Commons was a raucous one focusing on government attacks on the two main opposition leaders, and opposition questions about a minister's former advisor who was arrested in Montreal in a continuing municipal corruption investigation.

This week is the last one for Members of Parliament before the summer break. They're debating bills until ...

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Consumer habits driven by evolution, prof says

You can’t really understand consumer behaviour without recognizing the biological forces that drive it, says marketing Professor Gad Saad of Concordia University in Montreal in a recently-published article.  Evolution has hard-wired humans to be drawn to products that meet needs that are universal and have been with us through the ages.

Reproduction is a ...

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Globally important ecosystem at risk

The massive Mackenzie River Basin is of global importance and it faces two major threats, according to a report by scientists at the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy.

The basin’s network of rivers and boreal forest spans three Canadian provinces and two territories making up nearly 20 per cent of the country’s territory. ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Montreal Fringe Festival a major on Canada’s circuit

The Montreal Fringe is one of the first of Canada’s Fringe festivals.  And this year over 500 performers shared their talents with avid audiences over 20 days and nights.  From June 4th until the 24th people have been discovering new theatre, dancers and musicians.

Montreal Gazette Theatre critic, Pat Donnelly is a faithful supporter of ...

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Festival season in Pacific coast city of Vancouver

Canada's Pacific coast city of Vancouver is in the midst of a whole string of festivals from now until later this summer. Here are just three of them:

From Monday (June 17) until Wednesday, the Spur Festival mixes politics, arts and ideas. Sponsored by the Literary Review of Canada and Diaspora Dialogues, the festival will feature a conversation with ...

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Construction workers go on strike in Canadian province of Quebec

Construction sites across the Canadian province of Quebec were idle Monday (June 17) as thousands of workers went on strike after contract negotiations fell apart on the weekend.

Unions representing more than 175,000 residential, industrial and commercial construction workers say the problem for them was an attempt by the Quebec construction association to change the amount of overtime they would get ...

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Quebec Soccer Federation reverses, allows turbans

Turbaned youth and children will finally be allowed to play soccer in official games in the province of Quebec. The Quebec Soccer Federation drew worldwide attention for banning turbans on the pitch.

One reason given was that the turbans posed a safety risk even though no one could cite a case where someone got hurt playing with a turban ...

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Montreal mayor arrested

The mayor of Montreal, Michael Applebaum was arrested by anti-corruption officials early Monday morning and will face 14 criminal charges. A broad inquiry is underway into wide-spread corruption involving the awarding of contracts in the province of Quebec.

Breach of trust, conspiracy and municipal corruption will be some of the charges against Applebaum. He is a long-time city councillor ...

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Toronto’s Fragile Condominium Market

The Bank of Canada is again warning Canadians about high levels of household debt and problems in the housing market.

In its latest report on Canada’s financial system, the central bank said that Eurozone instability poses the biggest challenge internationally, and in Canada, a slowing housing market with too many condo units available could eventually destabilize our ...

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