Thursday, June 6, 2013

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Thursday June 6 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Government MP resigns from caucus, wants to be free to represent his constituents

Canadian government MP Brent Rathgeber resigned late Wednesday night (June 5) from the ruling Conservative caucus, frustrated by his own government's amendments to his private member's bill. It was, as he put it, the straw that broke the camel's back.

"When you have a PMO that tightly scripts its backbenches like this one attempts to do, MPs don't ...

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Canada’s infrastructure vulnerable to disaster

Catastrophic events are increasing and Canada’s buildings, roads, bridges and other infrastructure need immediate work to be able to withstand them, say the organizers of the 23rd World Conference on Disaster Management.

$172 billion is needed to replace municipal assets alone according to a Municipal Infrastructure Study done last year. Countries around the world face a ...

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Canada takes another step towards becoming a world-leader in oceans research

It was a big day for ocean research this past Wednesday, June 5th.  A huge new and very unique Oceans Sciences research building was dedicated at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Doug Wallace, is the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Oceans Science and Technology, and a professor of chemical oceanography at Dalhousie.

  

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Privacy Commissioner: Canadian law must be updated

"Canadians would be better served by a law that motivates organizations to put privacy considerations up front, rather than the current situation where we’re left to trigger a mop-up after privacy is violated," says Canada's Privacy Commissioner.

Delivering her last Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act  report of her mandate, Jennifer Stoddart, listed numerous privacy infractions including: rental laptops that ...

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June is National Aboriginal History Month in Canada

Since a unanimous motion in Canada's House of Commons in 2009, June has been declared National Aboriginal History Month. The Canadian constitution recognizes three groups of Aboriginal Indigenous people: First Nations, Métis and Inuit.

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 which is the foundation of the relationship of Canada's original inhabitants and the newcomers.
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Investigation reveals “weak food safety” at meat plant

The largest beef recall in Canadian history could have been prevented according to an independent review of the incident at the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alberta last fall. 18 people were sickened by an outbreak of E-coli bacteria.

Neither staff nor federal inspectors at the plant took food safety seriously enough to ...

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Oil industry gifts to police prompts protest

An environmental group in Hamilton Ontario says it has filed a complaint against police for accepting donations from Enbridge, the biggest oil and gas pipeline company in Canada.

Red points along route of Line 9, show municipalities where Enbridge has made donations. © google-CBC

“Hamilton 350” says local police ...

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Public broadcaster's re-brand draws reaction

Heritage minister James Moore warns Canadians won’t tolerate any move away from a pan-Canadian identity by its publicly-funded national broadcaster, Radio-Canada. The French-language service has decided to rebrand its services as “Ici” which means “here” in French.

“Canadians will only tolerate these changes if CBC (the English name of the service, standing for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) can ...

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Remembering D-Day

In the early hours of June 6, 1944, Over 150,000 soldiers in the Allied Forces from thousands of ships and boats, stormed the beaches of Normandy, France.

It was the beginning of the land battle to defeat Nazi Germany. Some 14 thousand Canadian soldiers from the 3rd Canadian Division ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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