Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Thursday November 7 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada in Top 20 nations on Financial Secrecy Index

On the Financial Secrecy Index, Canada is the 17th most secretive country in the world according to the London-based coalition of researchers and activists the Tax Justice Network.

The index was released Thursday (November 7) and shows a number of wealthy nations in the top 20 including the United States, Germany and Japan.

The citizens group Canadians ...

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Political scandals deepen Canadians’ cynicism

Canadians are more dissatisfied with democracy than they have ever been and current political scandals might make that worse, says Alison Loat, executive director of Samara, a non-partisan organization that works to improve political participation in Canada. Only 55 per cent of Canadians are satisfied with their democracy according to research the group did last ...

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Veterans Week:Canada: Warrior or peacekeeper?

(Veterans Week is the period leading up to Canada's national Remembrance Day commemoration on Nov 11)

In every war in which Canada was involved, it has fought with complete determination to win. If killing is necessary, so be it. During the Cold War, Canada’s military was involved in some way in all of the UN peacekeeping missions in locations ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Key Aboriginal land claim case starts before Supreme Court of Canada

Members of an Indigenous First Nation in Canada's Pacific coast province of British Columbia (B.C.) were at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa Thursday (November 7), to hear a case that is expected to have far-reaching effects on aboriginal title across Canada.

The Supreme Court has been asked to determine if the Tsilhqot'in First Nation holds title to ...

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New study predicts much hotter new world, as another shows increase in greenhouse gas

In a very worrying but unconnected set of circumstances, two related reports on climate were released this week.

A new study published this week in the respected online journal Nature was led by a biological geographer at the University of Hawaii and indicates some very worrying predictions.

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City of Montreal police unveil new armoured vehicle

City of Montreal police unveiled a new armoured vehicle to journalists Wednesday (November 6) that will be used by police in situations where police face "ballistic projectiles".

The commander of the Montreal force’s Tactical Intervention Group (Groupe tactique d'intervention - GTI), Francois Houle, says the vehicle will be used primarily to protect officers against armed suspects.

Houle said other major ...

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Canada’s contentious Senate debate takes a new twist

On the heels of the scandal over alleged abuses of expenses by four members of Canada’s Senate, one of whom resigned shortly after the scandal broke, comes a new development.

The three remaining senators under scrutiny, Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin, and Patrick Brazeau, were recently suspended after a divisive vote in the Senate.

The senators are alleged to ...

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No credit cards on Fridays, urge small businesses

Canadians are being urged to give up using their credit card one day every week by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. Small businesses have protested the fact that they have to pay two to three-and-a-half per cent on purchases made by credit card and much more if premium credit cards are used.

Purchases made with a ...

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12 year-old girl builds toeless sock business

Toeless socks have been made popular by a young girl from the western province of British Columbia to the point that she has started her own company. Katelyn Lohr became known when she pitched the idea to a television program in which business people screen ideas and provide seed money to people they think will succeed.

Katelyn was turned ...

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