Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Wednesday September 11 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Province of Quebec's charter of values sets off discussion, outrage, and support

The unveiling Tuesday (September 10) of proposed legislation to eliminate "conspicuous" signs of religion worn by government employees in the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec has already set off debate, petitions, as well as support.

Bernard Drainville, the province's Minister for Democratic Institutions, explained the secularization legislation was necessary to establish the state's neutrality vis-à-vis religion. "We therefore propose ...

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Pharmicists to help clients with arthritis

Canadians will be able to turn to pharmacists for advice about arthritis because of a new health awareness campaign offered by a support group, a research centre and Canada’s largest pharmacy retailer, Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix. Until now, doctors were the main provides of arthritis advice and treatment.

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Canadian research discovers there's much much more to urine

When going for medical tests, patients are often asked for a urine sample. Currently, medical textbooks list only between 50 to 100 chemicals known in urine, and clinical testing for diagnostic purposes involves only six or seven chemicals.

Researchers at the University of Alberta  in western Canada have now identified up to 3,000 chemicals in our urine.  The implications ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Homeownership and shelter costs in Canada

One in four Canadians is spending more than they should on housing according to Canada's data gathering agency Statistics Canada.

"About 3.3 million households (25.2%) spent 30% or more of their total income on shelter—which is the threshold defined by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to measure housing affordability."

Of these 3.3 million households, about 1.7 million owned ...

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Promoting Canada as a tourist destination in 12 minutes

It’s kind of like speed-dating. International writers, editors, and broadcasters from around the world have been invited to scenic Prince Edward Island this week.

They’re being wooed to write and broadcast stories about PEI, and Canada, and various delegates from tourism destinations across the country have to make their pitch in one-on –one meetings in ...

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British Columbia provincial government cancels fall legislative session

There will be no fall sitting of the legislature in the Pacific coast province of British Columbia, the province's Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced on Tuesday (September 10).

"The duties of MLAs, of elected officials, do not begin and end in the legislative chamber," said de Jong who is the Liberal House Leader in the legislature.

But ...

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Canadian rocker likens oilsands area to Hiroshima

Neil Young drew harsh criticism with his scathing comments about the vast developments in western Canada to extract oil from sand. The well-known singer-songwriter was speaking at a National Farmers Union conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, warning about effects of oilsand projects on the land and people’s health.

"Fort McMurray (in Alberta) looks like Hiroshima. Fort McMurray is a ...

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Report shows massive bee hive die-offs this year

A new report by the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA) shows this has been the worst year ever for losses of bees.

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Tuition hikes compromise universality—report

The cost of a university degree in Canada will have quadrupled from 1990 to 2017, adjusting for inflation, according to research by a policy think-tank. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report says the increase in tuition and compulsory fees undermines any commitment to universality.

Fifth-highest tuition in OECD

Canada as a whole has the fifth-highest ...

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