Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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Wednesday August 7 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Quality palliative care running slow in Canada

Euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide are prompting more and more debate--sometimes quite contentious--across Canada.

Both are prohibited under Canada's Criminal Code and the federal government is currently appealing a British Columbia court ruling last summer that struck down the ban on assisted suicide.

Earlier this summer, the province of Quebec introduced a law that would protect doctors who offer ...

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Hackers warn: Protect your stuff

Thousands of people attending the world’s largest computer hackers’ meeting in Las Vegas last week were warned not to bring electronics into the conference and to conceal their credit cards. Hackers traded tips, took part in contests, and partied hard.

Government officials were not welcome at the conference this year in protest of the efforts to ...

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Fantasia 2013 finale

The 17th edition of Montreal's Fantasia International film festival wraps up tonight with the Canadian premiere of 'The World's End' directed by Edgar Wright.

North America’s largest genre film festival just keeps growing. This year more than 60% of the films were sold-out.  And programmers have a lot to choose from; ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Airline must accommodate those allergic to dogs

Air Canada will have to accommodate passengers with severe allergies to dogs, ruled the Canadian Transportation Agency. The agency added this allergy to a list of disabilities that already included the allergy to cats.

A complaint had been filed by passenger Marley Greenglass who had a nasty reaction to a dog under the seat in front of her while ...

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Lawrence Hill to deliver the Massey Lecture Series, on "Blood"

Lawrence Hill will deliver the Massey Lecture series this fall.  Under the title ‘Blood’, writer Lawrence Hill will present the scientific and social history of blood.

The Massey Lectures are an annual five-part series of lectures on a political, cultural or philosophical topic by a noted scholar or writer.  Distinguished Massey lecturers in the past ...

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Overcrowding means more prisoners in isolation

The number of inmates put in segregation units in 2012-13 was 8,221—up from 7,137 in 2003-04 and that alarms Canada’s correctional investigator, Howard Sapers.

Canadian law requires that the Correctional Service of Canada use the least restrictive means of custody. Inmates may be isolated only for reasons of safety or if association with others could interfere with criminal or ...

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IMF applauds Canada’s former budget watchdog

The International Monetary Fund has given high marks to Kevin Page for his work as Canada’s first parliamentary budget officer, but has judiciously avoided taking sides in the office’s ongoing feud with the government.

A review of budget overseers around the world devotes nine pages to Page’s efforts over five years to shine the light ...

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Few Canadians prepared for emergencies

A new poll suggests that fewer than one in five Canadians is prepared deal financially with an emergency.

The Bank of Montreal found that 17 per cent of respondents said they had less than $1,000 in savings to tap.

The poll found that another 20 per cent have up to $5,000, 14 per cent have up to $9,999 ...

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New customs equipment not doing the job

New high-tech equipment used to detect contraband at Canadian borders is not living up to its billing. The scanners are used to in inspect transport trucks and shipping containers.

Documents obtained by Postmedia News through access-to-information legislation indicate that too many of the new scanners at 12 land and marine crossings across Canada are not reliable.

Data show ...

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