Monday, July 22, 2013

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Monday July 22 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

International calls to preserve Canadian boreal forest

The boreal forest in Canada stretches from the Yukon, across the northern sections of the provinces right across to Newfoundland in the Atlantic.

The boreal zone stretches all across Canada © IBCSP website

This week, a group of international scientists is calling for 50 per cent of Canada's boreal forest to ...

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CBC rejects ad about government influence on it

The public broadcaster, CBC refuses to run an advertisement which says the government is encroaching on its independence. The lobby group, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting created the ad. CBC said it would not air it because that might imply the broadcaster endorsed the campaign.

The ad campaign targets a law which allows the government ...

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Politics Today – July 21, 2013

On this edition of Politics Today, RCI’s Gilda Salomone focused on a petition by a citizens advocacy group on the fate of the Senate.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) wants Prime Minister Stephen Harper and all Parliamentarians to hold a referendum on abolishing the Senate at the same time as the next federal elections, in 2015.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada's Parliamentary Budget Officer says she's not getting requested government information

Sonia L'Heureux, Canada's interim Parliamentary Budget Officer, says Canadian government departments and agencies have once again failed to provide requested information so that she can do an analysis into the 2012 federal budget.

July 19th was the second deadline the government failed to meet. She had originally made a request in April, 2013.

In a statement released on ...

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Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons unblocks gay, lesbian website DailyXtra.com

The popular pan-Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons has stopped blocking a gay and lesbian news website from its free in-store Wi-Fi networks.

The decision came last week after an online backlash Friday after it was reported that the chain restricted customers from accessing Dailyxtra.com, the online home for the free newspaper Xtra that's distributed in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

When ...

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Remote cameras capture rare wildlife shots

Rare pictures of grizzly bears, grey wolverines and caribou are just some of the shots captured by remote cameras in Canada’s northern Ivvavik National Park.

The park covers 10,000 square kilometres and is located in Canada’s Yukon territory. Since it is mostly tundra with few trees, rugged cameras are ...

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The Maple Leaf Forever, gone

The violent storm that swept across Toronto, as well as most of central and eastern Canada, has destroyed what is arguably the most famous tree in Canada.

Only a large stump is left of the historic tree which is shown lying across Laing Street in Toronto. Many were eager to ...

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Historic hotel up for sale

An iconic building that houses the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, just steps from Canada’s Parliament in Ottawa is going on the block.

The landmark hotel was first opened in 1912 by Canada’s seventh prime minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

It was conceived by Charles Melville Hays, an American who was the general manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway ...

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Bargain price booze for federal government, foreign diplomats

Favoured group charged less than half 

While ordinary Canadians pay a hefty price for their alchoholic beverages, wine, spirits, and beer, from the provincially controlled outlets, not everyone does.

It seems that the federal departments and agencies, and foreign high commissions embassies, consulates and trade missions in Ontario get a huge discount from the Ontario Liquor control board. ...

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