Thursday, September 19, 2013

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Thursday September 19 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Health Council report: Status quo in health care reform is not acceptable

Despite a decades old accord among the federal and provincial governments on health care reform, a new report suggests governments' 'status quo' approach is failing Canadians.

Titled "Better health, better care, better value for all - Refocusing health care reform in Canada" the report reviews what has been achieved since accords to improve the health care system were made ...

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Pregnant and feel compelled to clean the home? It’s in your ancient genes!

Many have suspected that pregnant women cleaning house had some deep-seated history, but now, and for the first time, researchers  have proven it.

It’s called “nesting” which involves organizing the home, removing clutter, generally cleaning things in bursts of energy, and limiting social contacts and activity.

Mel Rutherford supervised the research. He is a professor in the Department of ...

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Online dating site uses photo of dead Canadian

A picture of a now deceased Canadian girl at the centre of a bullying controversy turned up on an online dating site, raising an outcry over the use of personal photos on the internet.

Parsons's father said photos posted on ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

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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Driver in deadly bus crash “careful”

Canadian officials swarmed over the site where a double-decker bus crashed into a train killing six people on Wednesday morning in a suburb of the capital, Ottawa. Authorities are combing the area for clues as to what happened. They have recovered the black boxes which recorded data on the train and the bus at the time of the accident. There ...

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Arctic patrol ships overpriced, say advisers

A $3-billion ship building contract was overpriced, warned Canadian government advisers, but the deal was signed anyway two days later. The warning was contained in documents obtained by the public broadcaster, the CBC, under Canada’s Access to Information Act.

The number of man-hours quoted by Irving Shipbuilding was “very high and considerably more than we would have expected for ...

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Disturbing increase in ethno-religious incidents in Quebec

Earlier this week vandals in a district of Montreal spray-painted what can be construed as hate messages on an Anglican Church and on a Turkish bath often frequented by Muslim women.

The message “ Go B (back) to your country- PQ” was spray-painted across the windows of the Hamman Andalusi & Spa.

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Rare tropical visitors found in New Brunswick

There have been some strange new visitors to the usually cold waters of New Brunswick on Canada’s east coast


Red balloon indicates St Andrews in Bay of Fundy. The Miramichi flows into the Gulf of St Lawrence © 

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Finance minister highlights tax break for Canadian manufacturers

Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty promoted the federal government's aid to Canadian manufacturers in a public appearance in the city of Brampton, in the province of Ontario, Wednesday (September 18).

He highlighted the $1.4 billion in tax relief for Canadian manufacturers as promised in this year's federal budget.

“Our Government is committed to helping Canadian manufacturers create jobs ...

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