Friday, August 23, 2013

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Friday August 23 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Art project lets people be part of Bollywood movie poster

On Saturday (August 24) artists Tazeen Qayyum and Faisal Anwar will give people a chance to have their photos taken and superimposed onto Bollywood movie posters.

Their project ByOb (Bring Your Own Bollywood) was commissioned by the Blackwood Gallery as part of the Bollywood Monster Mashup Festival in the Toronto area city of Mississauga, home to the largest ...

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Immigration consultants want action on scammers

Not enough is being done to crack down on fraudulent immigration consultants, say consultants officially registered in Canada. Two years ago the Canadian government changed the rules governing immigration consultants and promised to work harder to stop fraudulent operators. But it’s not clear that things have improved.

1,093 complaints were received by the Immigration Consultants of ...

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Canadian diplomacy must adapt says former diplomat Daryl Copeland

Former Canadian diplomat Daryl Copeland calls diplomacy the world's second oldest profession, and is convinced more than ever before it, rather than military solutions, is the best approach to dealing with issues such as climate change, pandemic diseases, and food and water insecurity.

In a just released policy paper titled "Diplomacy, Globalization and Heteropolarity: The Challenge of Adaptation" ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Federal police restrain Chinese reporter after tussle at Canadian PM's event

The Ottawa correspondent for the Chinese People's Daily was hauled away by officers of Canada's federal police force (RCMP) after he was denied the chance to ask a question of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and reportedly grabbed a microphone.

Li Xue Jiang had been offered one of five spots in which to ask a question of Prime Minister Harper ...

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After 20 years of cleanup, Hamilton, Ontario beaches look good, but are unsafe to swim in

Hamilton at the eastern tip of Lake Ontario © Google

Hamilton is nestled on the western edge of Lake Ontario, but in spite of the huge lake, swimming has long been a problem. A huge industrial area, swimming was banned in Hamilton harbor from the 1930’s due to the industrial waste and ...

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Is government agency spying on Canadians?

Critics want answers on whether Canada’s electronic eavesdropping agency illegally spied on Canadians.

Security watchdog Robert Decary recently reported to Parliament that some of the spying at Communications Security Establishment Canada may have affected Canadians in the past year. He goes on to say that he can’t be sure because some of the agency’s records were unclear ...

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RCMP gets first female native division leader

For the first time in Canada an aboriginal woman is becoming the commanding officer of a division of the national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Brenda Butterworth-Carr is a mother of three and a member of the Tr’ondek Hwech’in Han First Nation in the northern territory, Yukon.

Being named the top police officer for the western province ...

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Toronto Museum campaign "cheeky", or ...?

Whether it achieves its goal or not, it's a campaign that has people talking.


Another of several different posters
showing close-ups of artifacts found
in Toronto museums.

© City of Toronto

Appearing on some 100 public transit shelters in Canada's biggest city, Toronto, Ontario, posters are ...


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Canadian politician Jack Layton honoured with statue in Toronto

Two years to the day (August 22) after his death a statue was unveiled in the city of Toronto to honour Canadian politician Jack Layton.

In the 2011 federal election, the opposition social democratic leader led the New Democratic Party (NDP) to an unparalleled success, taking the party to Official Opposition status for the first time in the party's ...

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