Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Wednesday November 20 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Prime Minister Harper insists his office not being investigated, just two individuals

Eighty pages of police documents have catapulted the so-called "Senate Scandal" back to the centre of political questioning in Ottawa.

The documents placed before a judge on Wednesday (November 20) by Canada's federal police force, the RCMP, outline a complicated web of communications among staff in the Prime Minister's office, lawyers, and government senators in Canada's upper chamber, the ...

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Grey Cup weekend: Championship football madness in Canada


The legendary Grey Cup, won by the Toronto Argonauts in 2012, The CFL championship game is one of the biggest sports events in Canada © Nathan Denette-Canadian Press

Canadian football’s biggest match is set for this weekend and millions ...

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University deals compromise integrity: teachers

Some Canadian universities are sacrificing academic freedom and integrity when entering into partnerships with corporations, donors and government, according to a report by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).

“I think it’s an extremely serious issue,” says James Turk, executive director of CAUT, “because a university’s credibility is dependent on having certain standards that ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian municipalities to be told of dangerous materials on rails, later

Canada's Transport Minister Lisa Raitt has announced new regulations that will oblige railway companies to inform municipalities when dangerous materials are transported through their communities. However, the information will be communicated a few months or even a year later.

According to a statement released on Wednesday (November 20) by her department, railway companies that transport "dangerous goods must provide municipalities ...

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Calgary gets the thumbs up from residents

Residents in the western city of Calgary Alberta, apparently think the city is a great place to live

A recent survey of 1000 residents over the age of 18 gave votes of confidence in many areas such as transit, lifestyle. Governance and so on.

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Outsourced email to US: Canadian university staff/students uneasy

Several Canadian universities have outsourced email and transmission services to American companies such as Google and Microsoft

With the recent revelations about US intelligence services monitoring communiciations, new questions are being raised about privacy and security.

Many staff and students are concerned about protection of their private information on these US-based “cloud” servers that the American ...

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Tuition hike irks foreign student

Tuition fees for foreign students at the University of Alberta in western Canada may be going up by five per cent, leading some to believe they are being unfairly targeted. Canadians students are not facing the same increase because their tuition fees are regulated by the provincial government.

“We are sort of the cash cows for the university,” said ...

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Greenpeace activists scale Montreal landmark

Three well-equipped Greenpeace activists scaled Montreal’s Biosphere and unfurled a huge banner demanding freedom for colleagues jailed in Russia. Canadians Paul Ruzycki and Alexandre Paul were among 30 members of the environmental group arrested by Russian authorities in September for protesting at an oil rig.

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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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