Thursday, November 14, 2013

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Thursday November 14 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Supreme Court of Canada ends hearings into Senate reform

After three days of hearings, the Supreme Court of Canada is expected to take six months to a year before it rules on a Canadian government request to determine what rights it has to impose term limits on senators in Parliament's upper chamber, the Senate. And whether it can abolish the Senate unilaterally.

The hearings ended on Thursday, November ...

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Richest Canadians earn ten times the average

The top one per cent of earners in Canada have seen their salaries increase 80 per cent since 1986 while the bottom 90 per cent of earners saw gains of only 19 per cent. That means the very rich are getting richer and everyone else has seen very little gain.

“Some people think this is very worrisome ...

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Canadian marine explorer wins Geographical medal

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) has awarded its first Ondaatje Medal* for outstanding exploration to world renowned Canadian diving and cave explorer Jill Heinerth

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Jill Heinerth exploring an artificial reef growing on what remains of a submerged oil ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Tourism to Canada drops 20%, as global tourism doubles

A new report concludes increasing tourism to Canada would have a "significant" economic impact and foster trade, but points out tourism to Canada has actually dropped 20 per cent since 2000.

The report "Passport to growth: How international arrivals stimulate Canadian exports" was released Thursday (November 14) by the professional services firm Deloitte.

“It’s clear that strengthening tourism ...

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New Canadian naval ships to cost $4 billion more

New estimates released by Canada’s federal government indicate the projected cost for new combat ships to be $4 billion more than original projections.

In 2011, Irving Shipbuilding of Halifax, Nova Scotia was originally awarded a $25 billion contract for 23 new combat ships.

A new report says that cost will be just over $29 billion.

On Canada's ...

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Police face off against anti-fracking Indigenous protesters, again

For the second time in less than a month, police were out in force to stop First Nation Indigenous protesters from delaying preparations for fracking in Canada's Atlantic coast province of New Brunswick.

Last month, on October 17, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) came out with riot gear, dogs, and snipers to remove a First Nation blockade protesting SWN ...

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New efforts to divert polar bears from Inuit village

Every year polar bears gather near Churchill Manitoba as they wait for freeze up of Hudson Bay in order to venture out onto the ice to hunt for seals.

Because of the large number of bears that gather there, it’s become world renowned for tourists and for biologists to watch and study the bears.

But in ...

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Crack in major bridge reflects infrastructure woes

A crack in one of the bridges to the island of Montreal reflects Canada’s growing problems with ageing infrastructure. One lane of the Champlain Bridge will be closed for a month for repairs.


Montreal’s Mercier Bridge is also undergoing major repairs. © 

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Ontario will ban candy-flavoured tobacco

Legislation will ban candy and fruit-flavoured tobacco products in the province of Ontario, as part of on-going efforts in Canada to reduce tobacco use, particularly among young people. Flavoured tobacco products are one of the few remaining way tobacco companies can legally market to youth and the Ontario government believes many start smoking with cigarillos that taste like chocolate or ...

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