Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Tuesday November 19 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada's Green Party Leader part of Afghanistan delegation at UN climate conference

Canada's Green Party Leader and opposition Member of Parliament Elizabeth May is shocked that the ruling Conservative Government of Canada was not allowing her to attend a United Nations climate conference in Poland as part of the Canadian delegation.

She arrived as part of the world green movement, and is now officially part of the small delegation of ...

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The Condo Game: a documentary wake-up call

Toronto is Canada’s biggest city, and still growing. It also has one of the biggest condo markets anywhere.

But when parts of brand new towers began falling to the streets below, people began to question the rapid pace of new construction.

A new documentary digs into the issue to find out what’s at stake in a film called ...

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Museum helps newcomers with citizenship exam

Newcomers who would like help preparing for their Canadians citizenship test will be offered a free course by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in the eastern city of Halifax. It will be offered in both of Canada’s official languages of English and French.

Topics to be covered will include history, economy, regions, federal elections, ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada's Employment Minister tweets good his staff not unionized

After meeting with his staff late into the night, Canada's Minister of Employment Jason Kenney tweeted "Good thing they're not unionized!" just after midnight Tuesday morning (November 19).

About a half hour later it was deleted and the sentence about unionization removed:

https://twitter.com/kenneyjason/status/402679411754807297

But the tweet was noticed and re-tweeted by people who accused the minister of ...

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Retirement, debt, and cash flow..Canadians not ready

A survey released this week shows almost half of Canadian home-owners feel they will be able to be debt-free by retirement.

In a sign that a growing number of Canadians are concerned about rising household indebtedness, only 43 per cent of homeowners say they are happy with how they've managed their debt and day-to-day finances over the ...

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Canada-US trade war? Meat vs wine?

A potential trade war is looming as a result of a US labelling law known as MCOOL or the “meat-country of origin labelling”.

The US law is hurting Canadian livestock ranchers to the tune of about $1 billion a year by adding costs to each head. In a typical year, Canada exports approximately 1.2 to 1.5 million head of live ...

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Wild bobcat appears at man’s window

A wild bobcat smacked into the basement window of a home in Bedford, Nova Scotia and stayed long enough to have its picture taken. "He seemed to be aggressive and his hair was sort of spiky," Bob Bauer said. "You know, how cats get when they get upset.

"He's staring at me for the longest time, and I ...

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Canadian workers among world’s happiest: survey

Nearly two-thirds of Canadian workers say they love or like their jobs a lot, according to a survey conducted for the job website Monster.ca. Their level of satisfaction was well ahead of workers in the Netherlands, India, the United States, U.K. France or Germany. 8,000 people were polled in seven countries.

24 per cent of Canadians said ...

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Peter Wintonick, Canadian documentary champion, dead at 60

Canadian documentary filmmaker and ambassador, Peter Wintonick, died Monday morning (November 18) at the age of 60 of a rare liver cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma.

Best known for co-directing the 1992 documentary "Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media" Wintonick was also known for promoting the idea of documentary film and an avid attendee of festivals around the world.

“Peter is — ...

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