Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Wednesday June 12 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

'Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada'

Documentary filmmaker Karen Cho's exploration of feminism and the changing rights and conditions of women in Canada in her film Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada, evokes tears, anger and hope.

The archival footage of the 1967 Royal Commission on the Status of Women or a video clip of a female Member of Parliament being ...

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Canadians unaware of stroke rehab improvements

Most Canadians don’t have a good understanding of stroke and 20 per cent mistakenly believe it is almost always fatal, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. They often don’t realize that research is dramatically improving the outlook for rehabilitation.

People need to be active ...

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Annie Leibovitz exhibit at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Annie Leibovitz has a permanent home in The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.  It is the new residence of a huge collection of her photos, thanks to the generous gift from Toronto's Mintz Family.

As a way to honour their parents, Al and the late Faye Mintz, Harley Mintz said, "my parents have always loved Annie ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

The Book of Negroes becoming a TV series

'The Book of Negroes', also known as 'Someone Knows My Name' in the United States and other places, is going into production as a TV series.  It will air on Canada's CBC and the American network BET.

Writer Lawrence Hill won several honours for his 2007 novel, including the Commonwealth Writer's Prize.  He is co-writing the screen adaptation.
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'Dying with Dignity' bill tabled in the province of Quebec, first in Canada

The government of the Canadian province of Quebec has tabled a bill on end of life health care.

“This legislation is intended for people at the end of their life to die with autonomy and dignity,” said Véronique Hivon, the minister responsible for 'Dying with Dignity'. Hivon is also the Minister of Social Affairs and Youth Protection.

"Our desire ...

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P.E.I. potato farmers struggling

Prince Edward Island potato farmers are having a hard time.  Gerry Linkletter, chair of the P.E.I Potato Board, described his own situation in a recent CBC interview, "On our farm we used to figure we had three crops before we'd go bankrupt.   Now one crop will drive you bankrupt if you were to lose a crop.  The input costs, ...

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Turkish ambassador says Canadian reporters should be released

Canada's parliamentarians have  condemned the arrest of two Canadian reporters and are demanding Turkish police release them immediately.

Turkish Ambassador Tuncy Babali has told the public broadcaster CBC he doesn't know why its reporters Sasa Petricic and Derek Stoffel are being held by police in Istanbul. He said they should be let go after they give statements to police. ...

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Canada considers allowing fewer flight attendants

Fewer flight attendants may soon be on board Canadian airplanes in the future as the government plans to relax its rules regarding the staff-to-passenger ratio. The current ratio is one attendant for every 40 passengers.

Transport Canada recently granted an exemption for the airline, WestJet allowing it to fly planes with only one cabin crew member for ...

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Visa wait times increase at some Canadians missions

Labour disruptions by foreign service officers will delay waiting times for visa processing at Canadian missions in some countries, affirmed the government on Tuesday. Diplomats at some missions have been instructed by their union to walk off the job due to stalled contract negotiations.

“Anyone applying for a visa should anticipate delays,” says a new posting on the

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