Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Thursday August 22 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

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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Doctors condemn NHL violence

At its best, ice hockey--Canada's national passion--is gorgeous to watch: players swooping in on goal, skates slicing the ice, lifting the puck past a sprawling goalie.

But hockey also has its dark side.

At its worst, it can get very ugly. Passions can to escalate to violence--both on and off the ice.

Fighting and hard hits have ...

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Raising a child not so costly, says think-tank

$3,000-$4,000 is the basic cost of raising a child in Canada estimates the Fraser Institute, releasing figures radically lower than previous estimates. The conservative think-tank says it has never been easier financially to raise a child in this country.

Radically different estimates

Previous estimates have pegged the annual cost of raising ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

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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Senate report calls for review of rail transportation safety in Canada

Canada's Senate Energy Committee has released a report calling for an independent review of rail transportation safety.

In its executive summary, the report highlighted the tragic Lac-Mégantic rail disaster. The derailment of a freight train loaded with crude oil on July 6, 2013 killed 47 people and caused substantial damage.

The Senate study was started last year before the derailment ...

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Quebec events prompt new dictionary words

The year 2012 was tumultuous in Quebec politics. Students took to the streets to protest a tuition hike and the province turned a harsh spotlight on municipal corruption.

The result: new words have been added to what is considered the authoritative reference book for the French language, Le Petit Robert dictionary.

“Le Printemps érable” (the "Maple Spring") was ...

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Former Tory senator ordered to pay up

Disgraced senator and former television personality and diplomat Pamela Wallin has been ordered to pay almost $140,000 for claiming travel expenses she was not entitled to.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who appointed Ms. Wallin to the Senate in 2009, moved quickly to distance himself from her. Earlier this year, Mr. Harper defended Ms. Wallin's travel claims. He now says ...

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Wear the life jacket, safety advocates urge

Canadian law says you have to have a personal floatation device in your boat or watercraft for each person on board, but safety advocates say it won’t save you from drowning unless you wear it. Some like, Barbara Byers of the Lifesaving Society, say wearing it should be the law.

Many Canadians just don’t ...

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Queue-jumping confirmed in Alberta health care

Canadians have free health care but it drives them crazy when it’s confirmed that some people push in ahead of them as they wait for medical services. Things got so bad that the western province of Alberta had an inquiry to determine to what extent that was going on.

Some people are in fact jumping the queue the inquiry ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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