Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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Wednesday October 23 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Possible suspension of Canadian senators provokes emotional speeches, counter charges

Speeches from senators facing suspension from Canada's upper chamber the Senate have ignited more questions about how the ruling Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been dealing with accountability issues.

On Tuesday (October 22), Senators Mike Duffy and Patrick Brazeau, and then on Wednesday Senator Pamela Wallin outlined what they described as bullying tactics by the Prime ...

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Privacy concerns over Bell's data collection

Canada’s privacy commissioner is investigating complaints that the giant telecommunications company Bell will soon start collecting detailed information about their customers’ consumption habits. This could involve how they use the web and mobile devices, what they watch on TV, when they make phone calls and even where they are.

Bell informed customers ...

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The dark side of gender discrimination in Canada's national police force

One of the iconic symbols of Canada, are the “Mounties”, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) who are very often seen in their parade-dress red serge jackets standing near dignitaries at official ceremonies.

But the Mounties are more than mere colourful ceremonial backdrops. They are a national paramilitary force who perform a wide variety of policing duties in many ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada-EU trade agreement could affect anti-fracking movement in Europe

Anti-fracking activists in Canada and in Europe are concerned that the new trade agreement between Canada and the European Union "will empower big oil and gas companies to challenge fracking bans and regulations."

In a post on Monday (October 21) Brent Patterson, the Political Director of the citizens' group Council of Canadians wrote that the "European Union's Joint Research Centre ...

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Ontario considers increased penalties for distracted driving

Canada’s most populous province is considering stiffer penalties for using handheld devices behind the wheel. Under the provincial Highway Traffic Act, this is known as driving while distracted. It can include such things as taking your eyes off the road to play with the radio, picking things up off the floor while driving, reading,  and so on.

Police say, ...

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Moose meat and maple- a winning flavour for Canadian potato chips...really.


Potato chips with a hint of moose meat taste and maple syrup. The new flavour goes on sale in Canada next month,

Canadians have some unique food tastes..and here's proof.

In February of this year Lay’s Potato chips announced a nationwide campaign ...

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Couple’s hope of adopting Russian child dashed

A Canadian couple spent $25,000 to adopt a Russian child but now have given up hope after being told Russia has closed adoptions to countries that allow same-sex marriages. Sweden is the latest country affected and it appears Canada is next.

Unable to have their own children, Pam and Adam Webber were in the final stages of a year-long ...

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Government to reform aboriginal education

The Canadian government is proposing to set and enforce standards of education for First Nations people living on reserves. It would also take temporary control of any school that failed to make the grade by appointing an outside official to manage it.

Leading up to the tabling of this new legislation, aboriginal leaders warned the ...

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National college/university student sex survey

It seems that about a quarter of post secondary students in Canada  have never had sex.

Of the roughly three-quarters of students who do engage in sex during the past year, only about half used a condom, and although most (62%) said they had a very good or excellent knowledge about sexual health 74% scored only 5 out of 10 ...

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