Thursday, June 13, 2013

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Thursday June 13 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Griffin Poetry Prize 2013

The Griffin Poetry Prize Gala takes place in Toronto. The winners, the writer of one book of Canadian poetry and one international poet, who has either written in english or been translated, will be announced this evening.

The seven writers shortlisted provided a beautiful evening of readings last night in this, the 13th year of The Griffin ...

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'Inside the Battle for Cyberspace' with Ronald Deibert

Since 2001 political scientist Ronald Deibert and the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto have been trying to show how the Internet/cyberspace is used and misused, how much of a digital footprint we leave every single day, and who has access to it.

In his new book "Black Code; Inside the Battle for Cyberspace" Professor Deibert recalls ...

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Canada may resist G8 measures to limit tax havens

Canadian opposition may stymie G8 efforts to reduce tax evasion through the use of off-shore havens, according to advocacy groups. It’s estimated billions of dollars in unpaid taxes are lost every year by governments around the world.

Tax shelters are being made a priority of the upcoming G8 summit by the host, Prime Minister David Cameron ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Supreme Court of Canada hearing arguments on constitutionality of prostitution law

The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments on the constitutionality of Canada's prostitution law on Thursday (June 13), as demonstrators from both sides of the issue aired their views on its outdoor steps.

In court, federal lawyer Michael Morris argued that the Ontario Court of Appeal went too far last year when it struck down the Criminal Code ban ...

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Take a tour of Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles

This summer visitors and Montrealers alike, can take a tour of the revitalized area of the city now known as the Quartier des Spectacles.  In this weekend arts column we'll hear more about what you might see and hear on one of these walks around an amazing space in the past and the present.

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Hundreds of workers were exposed to unsafe levels of Agent Orange

Workers in three government agencies in the Canadian province of Ontario were exposed to unsafe levels of the herbicide 2,4,5-T, often known as "Agent Orange', according to a report released by a panel of experts on Thursday (June 13).

Chaired by Dr. Leonard Ritter, a University of Guelph toxicology professor and expert, the five-member expert panel was handed more than 45,000 ...

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Heritage Minutes make a comeback

Got a Minute? That's the name of the site that features Canada's most recent Heritage Minutes, as they were once known.  Earlier this week, Heritage Minister James Moore announced funding to produce two a year in the countdown to Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017

Heritage Minutes were 60-second vignettes that played on television and in Canadian movie theatres relaying ...

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Elected rep’s spending information missing

Elections Canada appears to have left out certain files about election campaign spending by conservative Member of Parliament Eve Adams when it answered a request for information from the public broadcaster, CBC.

After every federal election in Canada, candidates are required to report details of what they spent during the campaign. This information is available to anyone ...

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Car-tracking device sparks privacy concerns

Privacy advocates are concerned about a device that can be placed on cars to record certain driving habits. The so-called Adjusto is being promoted by the insurance company, Desjardins which says it can help drivers get up to 25 per cent savings on their policies.

Data collected includes how many kilometers are driven annually, the number of times a ...

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