Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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Wednesday June 5 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

PM on 'Senategate': I have been clear, opposition disagrees

Canada's opposition parties once again attacked the Prime Minister's credibility in the House of Commons as they continued to demand answers to who knew what about a payment made by the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff Nigel Wright to Senator Mike Duffy to cover contested expense claims.

Conservative Senator Duffy was appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2009. ...

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Migratory birds affected by climate change

For the past many years in Canada, spring has been coming earlier than its historical average as the climate seems to be changing.  This year, in an even more unusual change, winter and cool weather hung on much longer than historical average.  For migratory birds who winter far away in Central and South America, an earlier, warmer spring in North ...

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Mask ban would violate rights, says group

If passed, a law making it a crime to wear a mask at a violent protest would violate Canada’s Charter of Rights, argues the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association. The western Canadian group made its case before a senate committee studying the legislation as it makes its way through parliament before ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Treasury Board explains new performance review of public sector employees

This past Monday a public sector union leader voiced concern and surprise that the Canadian government was implementing a new mandatory performance review of public sector employees.

Robyn Benson, the president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), which represents 180,000 federal employees, said that performance evaluations have always been a part of the public sector reality.
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Could Manitoba run short of power in less than 10 years?

The demand for electricity in the western province of Manitoba could outstrip  supply by 2022 says the province’s energy minister.

File photo of Manitoba Energy Minister Dave Chomiak. He said this week the hydro megaprojects must proceed or the province will run short of power by ...

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Hundreds gather to protest health care cuts in province of New Brunswick

Hundreds of unionized health care workers upset about more cuts to the health care system in the Atlantic coast province of New Brunswick protested outside the provincial legislature in Fredericton on Wednesday (June 5).

Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and other unions gathered on the lawn shortly before the lunch hour, as the province's Premier David Alward ...

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Future dim for many Canadian heritage lighthouses

Iconic and historic lighthouses on Canada’s coasts and major lakes are under increasingly uncertain futures.

Three years ago, the federal government, listed 970 of its lighthouses as being surplus.  They say mariners now use satellites to navigate and lighthouses are redundant.

The main lighthouse at Thunder Bay, ...

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Fake farm masks underground marijuana grow-op

Five shipping containers modified to cultivate pot plants have been discovered underground by police on Saturday in the western province of British Columbia. Growing pot plants is illegal in Canada and there appears to be no limit to the lengths people will go to mask this lucrative enterprise.

"Each of the steel shipping containers had a doorway cut through ...

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More Canadian women binge drinking

Nearly 30 per cent more women in Canada are engaging in risky drinking than were a decade ago, according to the government agency Statistics Canada. Risky drinking is defined at having five or more drinks at one sitting, once or more a month.

Women are still not drinking as much as men but experts worry that they ...

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