Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Wednesday June 26 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

G8 decisions, new Canadian rules, enough to deal with issue of tax havens?

Last week the G8 leaders dealt with the issue of tax havens at their summit in Ireland. In their 10 point declaration, six dealt with the issue of tax evasion.

Tuesday (June 25) the Canadian government publicized a relatively minor change in requirements for Cnadians with offshore property and income.

Is this enough? Are these steps at least ...

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Toronto's World Conference on Disaster Management


Flooding of hundreds of homes and business in High River Alberta on June 22 © RCMP

It seems ironically relevant that the World Conference on Disaster Management is taking place in Canada during one of the worst flooding disasters in this country, across the western prairies.

With deadly flash ...

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'Farmers Feed Cities' - a campaign to support Ontario farmers

The Farmers Feed Cities campaign was started by grain and oilseed farmers in Canada's most populous province of Ontario to lobby the government, and it now continues as a consumer awareness campaign with inquiries from around the world.

Representing all kinds of farming and farmers, the campaign's distinctive yellow signs were an accident - the sign maker only ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Retail, health and social assistance, top two sectors in Canadian labour force

Retail and health and social assistance workers account for 22.9% of the Canadian workforce, according to the latest data from the government agency, Statistics Canada, released Wednesday, June 26.

The retail trade sector had the largest employment share with 11.5% of the Canadian workforce, closely followed by the health and social assistance sector with 11.4%. The manufacturing sector was ...

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Orange Lobster

A blue lobster may be a sight to behold, but an orange one, is the most unusual.

Orange lobsters are one in 10 million, compared to one in 5 million for blue lobsters, according to Canada's Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries.

Last Friday, this big orange crustacean was trapped in the Bay of Fundy between the provinces ...

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Toxic chemicals in our environment reaching the womb

A report by a Canadian environmental group says chemical pollutants in the environment are being transferred to babies in the womb.

The group, Environmental Defence, tested the umbilical cord blood of three anonymous newly-born babies at Toronto and Hamilton Ontario hospitals.

In their report called “Pre-Polluted : A Report on Toxic Substances in the Umbilical Cord ...

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Major spending announced for new Coast Guard vessels

Canada’s  Coast Guard will be getting almost two dozen new ships.  Although most of the proposed vessels will be under 50 metres in length,  the value of the contracts will be major at up to $488 million.

The 18-21 vessels  will include search and rescue lifeboats, near-shore fishery research vessels, mid-shore science vessels and channel survey and sounding vessels. ...

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Louboutin Exhibit at Toronto's Design Exchange

Christian Louboutin has provided something for tourists and residents alike this summer in Toronto. The Parisian shoe designer, who might have been a gardener had he not discovered the power of footwear, opened his exhibit at Toronto's Design Exchange recently.

The exhibit gives people the opportunity to see why the signature red-soled shoes have become a status ...

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North Pacific Right Whale spotted off BC coast

A North Pacific right whale was spotted off the coast of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia on June 9th, 2013. The sighting is raising hopes the nearly extinct species is surviving.

"When we realized what we were looking at, we were in a state of disbelief” said James Pilkington, a Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologist. “I never thought I’d see ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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