Monday, November 25, 2013

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Monday November 25 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

By-elections in 4 ridings in central Canada

Four by-elections in the three central Canadian provinces are being closely watched today as an indication of what Canadians think of the ruling Conservative party, and a bellwether of the next national federal election in 2015.

Stephen Harper has been Prime Minister since 2006.  For most of these years he's had a stranglehold on power.  But a scandal over ...

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Canadians’ right to know in crisis: opposition

Calling access to information a cornerstone of democracy, the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) is proposing key reforms to the law guaranteeing Canadians’ right to know what government is doing.

“Shroud of secrecy” exists, says opposition

“More and more users of our access to information system are complaining that they’re either having to wait ...

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Many people are unaware they have hepatitis

Last week, information from the Canadian Measures Health Survey discovered that thousands of Canadian are infected with hepatitis B or C and were unaware of it.

Dr Morris Sherman is the Chairman of the Canadian Liver Foundation and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto.

Statistics Canada says that seventy per ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Phil Fontaine appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada

Phil Fontaine, the former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada last week.  The honour, "recognizes a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large".

Fontaine, the longest-serving Chief, is honoured for his work ...

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Canada will appeal WTO ruling on seal products ban.

The World Trade Organization has ruled today that the w010 European Union ban on Canadian seal products could stand.

The WTO said that while the ban broke a particular trade regulation by treating seals differently than other products, it ruled that the EU could ban certain products on ethical grounds in conjunction with a “public morals” clause..

Canadians ...

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Sick U.S. residents may sue Canadian company

Is pollution from a huge Canadian responsible for a high prevalence of certain diseases in a nearby U.S. town, wonders one resident who conducted her own study in Northport, Washington.  Jamie Paparich found there was an unusually high number of people with diseases such as Crohns, colitis, multiple sclerosis and thyroid disorders.

Harvard University researchers confirmed the town had ...

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Thousands of ancient artefacts found at Labrador power site.

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Red dot show site of Muskrat Falls © Google

n central Labrador initial excavation work for the huge Muskrat Falls power plant has uncovered up to 40-thousand ancient Amerindian artefacts.

Several archeological sites along what was ...

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Tacky Christmas sweater demand 'skyrockets'

With Christmas exactly one month away, demand for tacky theme sweaters has “skyrocketed,” according to the co-owner of a trendy clothing store in the western city of Vancouver.

Ugly sweater parties popular

“Well, of course, everyone loves ugly Christmas sweater parties. And in order to go to a sweater party, you need an ugly sweater,” says Drew Heifetz, ...

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Human smuggling into Canada up?

Canada and the United States share a 6,400-kilometre border, of which large parts are left unguarded.  Where authorities did conduct patrols in 2011, they intercepted a total of 487 migrants as they were being smuggled into Canada from the U.S.  This represents a 58% increase over 2010.

By contrast, 360 people were caught being spirited into the U.S. ...

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