Thursday, July 4, 2013

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Thursday July 4 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Senator Marjory LeBreton stepping down as Government Leader in Senate

After working with four Conservative Canadian Prime Ministers since 1962, Senator Marjory LeBreton has announced she is is stepping down as Government Leader in Canada's upper chamber the Senate, after more than seven years in the position.

In a statement released Thursday (July 4) Senator LeBreton wrote:

After almost seven and a half years, I have advised the ...

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Studying massive changes to geography and climate in the Arctic

We know Canada’s Arctic, at least in winter as a bitterly cold place, In summer it can still be quite chilly, as evidenced by the snowfall this week in Iqualuit in Nunavut.

Beautifully preserved 3.5 million-year-old cone from a mixed
boreal forest in the high Arctic
© Martin Lipman

The ...

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A second judge laments poor access to Canadian justice

A Canadian judge has warned that the courts in his province of Ontario are increasingly “only open to the rich.” Ontario Superior Court Justice D. M. Brown made the comment in a civil case launched by York University against a former assistant vice-president of the university alleging fraud of $1.2 million.

Lawyer’s fees are so expensive that they ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Jay Z's 'Magna Carta' includes beat of 16 yr old Canadian, WondaGurl

Sixteen year old music producer Ebony Oshunrinde, a.k.a. WondaGurl, was perhaps more eager than some to hear the new Jay Z album Magna Carta Holy Grail, because one of her beats is featured in the track Crown.

Rap star Jay Z's new album was released Thursday (July 4) via Samsung Mobile - three days before the official release July 7. At the ...

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Boom in mosquitoes, and possibly West Nile virus, expected in Canada

Much of Canada has had a cool and wet spring and early summer. Flooding in many areas has also left a vast number of standing pools of water, perfect breeding grounds for the nasty pests all across the country.  Now with a burst of warm weather, hatching of vast numbers is happening.

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Canada to admit some Syrian refugees

Canada will accept up to 1,300 Syrian refugees by the end of next year, announced Immigration Minister Jason Kenney Wednesday.  200 people deemed to be at high risk will be admitted immediately. They will include members of religious minorities, gay men and women who have been sexually assaulted.

The remaining 1,100 will be brought in through sponsorship ...

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Canada expanding air links with China

Canada is increasing air links with China in an expanded air transport agreement, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced on Thursday (July 4) in Beijing.

“Increasing ties with the Asia-Pacific region is absolutely vital to Canada’s future prosperity,” said Minister Baird. “Our government gets that in a way no previous government has. This is just the latest example of ...

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Another Canadian goes Hollywood

Often Canadian performers talend is recognized and sought by the US music, TV, and film industry.

The original 1950's Lone Ranger TV series was a
huge hit,and starred another Canadian, Jay
Silverheels as "Tonto"
© ABC TV

Many of the big stars in Hollywood for example are (or were) Canadian. From ...

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Slow visas due to strike could cost the economy

Tourism and education officials are getting worried that a strike by diplomats and immigration officers abroad is slowing visas so much it could result in big costs to the economy.

The employees say it's unfair that they paid less than their counterparts working in Canada. So, as part of escalating job action, diplomats at key visa application centres — ...

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