Friday, October 25, 2013

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Friday October 25 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Senator facing suspension says he was offered 'backroom deal' for lesser punishment

As controversy swirled in Ottawa over a government attempt to suspend three of its own senators, one of them, Senator Patrick Brazeau, said he was offered a "backroom deal" Friday morning (October 25) by the government leader in the Senate.

"I’ll be very careful about my words here," said the Senator, " but I was essentially offered a backroom ...

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Don’t pay for kidney donations: medical ethicist

Even though there are 3,400 Canadians waiting for a kidney transplant and nowhere near enough organs to go around, Canada should not change the law to allow payment to kidney donors, says one medical ethicist. Researchers at the Canadian Organ Replacement Registry (CORR) say new strategies are needed to meet the need and perhaps payment should be ...

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Eye on the Arctic: Inuk aritst Mark Igloliorte on how skateboarding inspires his work

Mark Igloliorte is an Inuk artist from Nunatsiavut, the Inuit self-governing region in the Atlantic Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

He grew up in the Labrador town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.Igloliorte draws heavily from both Labrador Inuit culture and urban culture in his work.Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture is a Canadian exhibition featuring everything from ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Montreal group Arcade Fire releases full 'Reflektor' album on YouTube

Although it's still to be released officially October 29 - Montreal's Grammy award winning Arcade Fire has released a "Full Album Teaser" of its new album "Reflektor" on YouTube.

A two month promotion for the upcoming album has included chalk signs of the album's name, the release of a video of the catchy title song "Reflektor", a surprise concert ...

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Anniversary of a critical but largely forgotten battle for Canada

Battle of Châteauguay

 Battle of Châteauguay, 26 October 1813. A small force of Canadians commanded by Charles-Michel de Salaberry defeated a much larger American force of 3000 en route to Montréal (courtesy Musée du Château Ramezay).

On the 25th and 26th of October 1813, one of the most important battles to repulse American invaders and save ...

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Canada fails to meet greenhouse gas targets

Canada’s environment department says the country will come nowhere near meeting its targets for greenhouse gas emissions in 2020. In fact, its own report finds Canada is actually slipping backwards.

Canada committed to cutting emissions by 17 per cent from 2005 levels at the last international climate change meeting in Copenhagen. Instead emissions from the extraction of ...

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Aging boomers want to stay in their own homes

As they get older, most Canadians around retirement age say they want to stay in their own homes and pay for home care if it is necessary, according to a recent survey. They would prefer this to living with family or living in a retirement residence or long-term care facility.

This age group is large compared to ...

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Ontario to create more protection for animals

Canada’s most populous province is preparing to make sweeping changes to improve animal welfare.

The changes include more power and more money for the Ontario Society for the Protection of Animals. (OSPCA).

The move has been more than a year in the making following allegations that the huge entertainment complex Marineland, in Niagara Falls, had lax health and ...

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Canada's Loblaw to provide long-term compensation to Bangladeshi garment workers

On the six-month anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh the Canadian supermarket chain Loblaw has announced it will provide long-term compensation to victims and their families who were producing its apparel at the New Wave Style factory in the Plaza.

In its October 24 press release the company also announced it would provide short-term ...

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