Monday, September 16, 2013

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Monday September 16 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Faced with prorogued parliament, Official Opposition holds Twitter Question Period

Faced with a House of Commons that will not return until October 16, the Official Opposition NDP party decided to hold the Commons Question Period on Twitter on Monday (September 16).

On Friday, Canada's Governor General David Johnston prorogued parliament on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The parliament was to resume September 16.

“Stephen Harper has ...

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Terrorism and security changed since 9/11

Security has improved since the 2001 attacks on the United States, but threats have changed and Canadians need to discuss how much they are willing to compromise personal freedoms in order to stave off future attacks, says Alan Jones, former assistant director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

“I think the most serious threat at the ...

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Helping to promote and preserve Canada's Inuktitut northern language.

It is one of Canada’s oldest languages, and unlike many other Aboriginal languages, Inuktitut, the language spoken by the Inuit across most of Canada’s far north seems likely to survive..

George Filotas, wants to help by getting others in the southern regions also interested in what is one of the official languages of the territory of Nunavut, and the ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

First Nation chief says two more sites leaking oil, bringing total to six

"I`m really distressed about the safety of our drinking water, animals, vegetation," says Chief Bernice Martial of Cold Lake First Nation in a statement released Monday (September 16) that announced two new sites were spilling oil near traditional land used by the Cold Lake First Nation.

The statement points out "It’s been well over a month since the news broke ...

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Mexico 'really mad' says ambassador, wants Canada to change visa rules

The Mexican ambassador to Canada, Francisco Suarez, says says his country is “really mad” at the Canadian government for continuing to impose travel visas on Mexican visitors.

The ambassador told the Canadian Press news agency's Mike Blanchfield that if the issue is not resolved by next year Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto might postpone a planned visit to Canada.

"We're now ...

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Protesters say government is muzzling scientists

Events are planned in 17 Canadian cities to pressure the federal government to stop hampering scientists from speaking publicly about their research. A group called Evidence For Democracy says taxpayers pay for the research and have a right to see it whether it is in the field of public health, crime prevention, fisheries management or climate change.
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The Square wins at Toronto film fest

A gritty documentary about Egypt’s revolution won the People’s Choice Documentary award at the Toronto International Film Festival which wrapped up on the weekend.

The Square by Egyptian-American director Jehane Noujaim uses hand-held amateur footage gathered in Tahrir Square to document sit-ins, protests and riots that began two years ago. The uprising eventually led to the overthrow ...

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Catholic Church in New Brunswick faces possible multi-million dollar sex-abuse payments

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Moncton, in the east-coast province of New Brunswick, has closed its office, reduced its staff, and put the property up for sale.

It's in reaction to a confidential compensation process.

To date 90 victims have come forward  in the process headed by retired Supreme Court Justice Michel Bastarache.  Another 10 have filed lawsuits ...

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US drug giant files huge free-trade lawsuit against Canada

US drug giant Eli Lilly claims Canada unfairly terminated its patents early on two of its best selling drugs.

Late last week the company filed a half-billion dollar lawsuit under Chapter 11, the investor-state dispute settlement process,  of the North American Free Trade Agreement.  (NAFTA).

Lilly 's suit is in relation to the 2010 Canadian court-ordered invalidation of ...

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