Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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Wednesday November 6 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada's retired unionists continue to fight, now for pension protection

They may be retired, but former union members are still joining forces and fighting, and their goal is to protect pensions and health care by coordinating their actions through the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada (CURC).

Last month the Congress held a conference in Ottawa with the theme of "Building for the Future".

Bankruptcies in private companies ...

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Canada chided for not spending foreign aid budget

Nearly $300 million set aside to fight world poverty was not spent by the Canadian government last year, prompting questions about this administration’s commitment to foreign aid. The budget for foreign aid had already been slashed by 7.5 per cent representing a reduction of $377 million from the previous year. That brings the total reduction in spending ...

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Veterans Week: New report looks at needs of military families

Canada’s Armed Forces have always been highly respected on the international scene for capabilities and performance above and beyond their theoretical ability “on paper”.   A new study however shows, that that excellent performance comes at an increasingly burdensome cost to military families.

Pierre Daigle, is the Department of National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman. He prepared the report called ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada's Senate suspends three senators

After weeks of debates, and despite calls for due process, three senators were suspended by Canada's upper chamber, the Senate, Tuesday night (November 4) in a series of motions backed by the ruling Conservative Party which has a majority in the Senate, as well as in the House of Commons.

All three are former Conservative government senators and were ...

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Polar Bears- annual migration at Hudson bay, online

Every year as the cold returns to the north around Hudson Bay, polar bears begin to gather on the shore waiting for freeze-up


Along with the annual migration, comes an annual migration of humans, biologists, climate scientists, and tourists who ...

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Lynn Coady's short stories win $50K Giller fiction prize

"Hellgoing", a short story collection by Lynn Coady, has won Canada's prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize, the largest cash award for literature in the country.

"I can't express how honoured I am to play even the smallest part in such an inspiring event," said Coady at the award ceremony on Tuesday night (November 4). "It makes me proud not just to be a ...

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Quebec charter elicits harassment of Muslims

Islamophobia has surged in the province of Quebec since the government there proposed a law forbidding the wearing of religious symbols by public servants, warn Muslim organizations. They held a news conference in Montreal to draw attention to an alarming increase in verbal and physical attacks against Muslim women wearing headscarves.

The proposed Charter of Values to be presented ...

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Canadian athletes raise cash for Olympic training

Canada may be a rich country but some elite athletes like freestyle skier Matt Margetts will tell you it does not offer them enough financial support for the extra training they need to get to the Olympics. Margetts is the second-highest ranked Canadian in his sport and he hopes to qualify for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. ...

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Canadian organic food company involved in GMO labelling fight in US

Nature’s Path Organic is a natural food company based in Richmond in the west coast province of British Columbia. The company has donated a quarter of a million dollars to a legal fight in the US.

Washington State voters went to the polls this week to vote on whether the state should require labeling on genetically modified food products. ...

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