Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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Tuesday August 27 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Giant tax hike on Canada's credit unions unfair, says official opposition critic

Canada's credit unions should not be taxed like Canada's banks, and certainly not almost double the rate, says Peggy Nash, the finance critic of the Official Opposition NDP party.

Earlier this year during the federal budget discussion, the NDP argued against a rise in tax rate from 11 to 15% on credit unions, but failed to convince the ...

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Another step forward for new Quebec charter

A controversial plan affecting minorities Quebec appears to be moving forward.

The separatist Parti Quebecois government has not released details of the plan. However, leaked reports say it would prohibit Quebec civil servants from wearing items such as Muslim hijab, a Sikh turban or Jewish kippa. The ban would include workers at daycares, schools, hospitals and other public workplaces. ...

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Canadian Cancer Society- nutty (but serious) campaign for young men

September is Men’s Cancer Health Awareness Month, and the Canadian Cancer Society wants men, especially young men, to take it seriously.

To do that they’ve launched a cheeky campaign to raise awareness of testicular cancer. It’s called Nutiquette, a dude’s guide to checking his nuts

Mat Sepkowski is National Marketing Director for the Canadian Cancer Society

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Montreal dig uncovers traces of books of pre-Confederation parliament

Archeologists have uncovered the charred remains of seven books in the destruction of Canada's pre-Confederation parliament in Montreal.

Canadian Press journalist Melanie Marquis writes :"They are hardly recognizable as books and appear, in colour and consistency, like a cross between charcoal and bitumen."

She reports 24,000 books and documents were destroyed in an 1849 fire, in Old Montreal, in what ...

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Stealing back from the thief: poetic justice in Vancouver

It’s the kind of story that thousands of people can relate to, and thousands of people who have been the victims of theft are cheering for kayla Smith.


Kayla Smith recounts the events to a CBC reporter.
The story of poetic justice has been picked up by
dozens of news ...

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Front-line officers can carry Tasers

Changes are being made in front-line police work in the province of Ontario following the fatal shooting of a teenager last month in Toronto that prompted fierce debate about the use of force.

Eighteen-year-old Sammy Yatim died after being shot multiple times and hit with a stun gun, or Taser, by police during a confrontation on an empty streetcar ...

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Mobile phone manners: do as I say, not as I do

Mobile phones are becoming increasingly common, but etiquette seems to be something that’s not as common as it should be. And parents who tell their children when and how to use their phones, should pay attention to their own use.

According to a just released survey conducted by Leger for PC-Mobile (President’s Choice Services), most parents are not setting ...

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Senator under fire resigns

One of the principles in an expenses scandal in Canada's Senate has resigned.

Mac Harb is retiring and dropping his legal action against the Senate. He has also repaid over $230,000 to the Senate because of inappropriate housing expense claims.

Mr. Harb, a former Liberal Party MP, was appointed to the upper chamber by former Liberal Party prime ...

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What was she thinking? Ontario woman busted after phone call.

Once in a while you just have to scratch your head in wonderment.

Police in Lindsay, Ontario, received a phone call last week from a women with an unusual request.

She had marijuana plants in a grow-op in her house and wanted the police to give her tips on how to protect them from thieves wanting to break ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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