Friday, September 20, 2013

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Friday September 20 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Protesters at First Nation blockade of coal mine project prepare for arrests

First Nation Indigenous members of a camp protesting a coal mining operation fear they may be arrested this weekend.

The group has been camped in the northwestern part of the Pacific coast province of British Columbia at a drill site of Fortune Minerals Limited which plans an open pit coal mine on the site of Mount Klappan.

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Eye on the Arctic – Artist Itee Pootoogook’s unique take on contemporary Inuit life

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North

Inuk artist Itee Pootoogook is one of Canada’s most exciting contemporary artistic voices of the moment.

Known for his clean lines and realistic representations of contemporary Inuit life, Pootoogook’s work has been compared to Canadian icons like Alex Colville and Christopher Pratt. ...

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Top court says government can stop inmate’s return

The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected the request of a convicted drug smuggler to return to Canada to serve out the remainder of his sentence. The high court upheld the right of the public safety minister to refuse requests from Canadians imprisoned abroad to return to serve the rest of their sentences at home.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Bishops warn Quebec charter unfair to Muslim women

A proposed secular charter for the province of Quebec could create more protests and more women isolated at home in cultural “ghettos,” warns the head of the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops, Msgr. Pierre-Andre Fournier.

The current government of Quebec wants to forbid all public-sector employees from wearing visible religious symbols including hijabs, turbans, yarmulkes and large crucifixes. Its ...

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Canadian actor wants more Canadian identity in films shot here.

Ottawa-born Montrealer Jay Baruchel is a bit of Hollywood darling of late, with several film successes already behind him.

Appearing at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) recently to promote his latest film, The Art of the Steal, he expressed frustration over American films shot in Canada. He also expressed concern for Canadian films which downplay their Canadianess.
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City of Montreal election campaign officially started today

The election campaign in Canada's second largest city, Montreal, started officially on Friday (September 20).

Montrealers will vote on November 3, for the mayor of the city, the mayor of their borough, a councillor for the borough, and a councillor for the electoral riding.

Even though the campaigning has officially begun, anyone interested in running for the offices ...

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Manitoba has little power to stop oil transport across fragile northern environment.

Following the horrific oil-related railway accident in the town of Lac Megantic Quebec, the railway industry is coming under greatly increased scrutiny across.

Oil shipment by rail is back in the news, but this time in western Canada.

Churchill Manitoba is a major shipping port for western grain, but now the company that operates the only rail line ...

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Canada gives $5 million for Palestinian job growth

After bitter criticism for Canada last year, the Palestinian Authority is now praising it for extending multi-year aid to support economic growth in the West Bank and Gaza. Canada will add $5 million to the $25-million in on-going aid that it announced in June.

A staunch defender of Israel, the current Canadian government vehemently opposed the Palestinian ...

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Canada criticized for rejecting UN rights council recommendation on Aboriginal women

Canada's refusal Thursday (September 19) to accept the UN Human Rights Council's recommendation of a comprehensive review of violence against Aboriginal women in Canada was criticized by a number of organizations including members of the Indigenous community.

Canada's response to the Council underlined that it had accepted in whole, or in part, 122 of the 169 recommendations in Canada’s second ...

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