Monday, December 2, 2013

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Monday December 2 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada's Senate Speaker convenes unprecedented press conference

In what many call an unprecedented move, Noel Kinsella, the Speaker of Canada's upper chamber the Senate, called a press conference in the Senate chamber, and after a short speech, opened the floor to questions from assembled journalists.

Even seasoned Ottawa journalists were awed by being in the Senate, which normally has had less attention then Canada's elected ...

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Most politicians’ websites fail to engage:charity

Most Canadian members of Parliament fail to use their websites to get citizens to engage with politics or share their views, says the charitable think tank Samara. The group is dedicated to improving political participation in Canada.

Declining interest in politics

“We know there has been a real declining interest in politics among Canadians,” says Alison ...

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Mathematics, networks and the spread of HIV in Africa

An economics professor in Ottawa has studied the spread of Aids in Africa from a new perspective.

Roland Pongou saw first hand the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS in his native Cameroon. He is now with the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa

Professor Pongou, an economist who also holds degrees in mathematics and demography, ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian broadcaster releases Snowden NSA document on G8, G20 summit surveillance

Canada's national public broadcaster CBC released a document Monday (December 2) which was the basis of last week's report that Canada allowed widespread surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) during the 2010 G8 and G20 summits in Canada.

CBC reporter Greg Weston broke the story Wednesday night (November 27) using top secret documents retrieved by U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden. ...

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Property sale scam hurts buyers but also sellers.

Potential house buyers and house sellers are being faced with a new kind of scam.

A woman in the nation’s capital, Ottawa,is selling her condo and listed it on two online sales lists.

She was later shocked to find an almost identical advert, with her photos, her description, the same address, but listed at half the ...

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Canada's PM Stephen Harper: 14 unofficial portraits

For three days in Ottawa, Canadians had a chance to see several different views of their Prime Minister Stephen Harper as the Arts Court Studio presented 14 unofficial portraits of the PM.

In an article titled "Artists try to fill in the blank canvas that is Stephen Harper", The Ottawa Citizen newspaper arts editor Peter Simpson concludes: "If there’s a collective ...

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Bombardier may test new jets in U.S.

If winter weather gets too bad in the province of Quebec, Bombardier may test its new CSeries commercial aircraft in the United States. The general-manager of the program, Rob Dewar told an aerospace forum that the aircraft manufacturer has the option of testing at its facilities in Wichita, Kansas where similar planes are tested.

Normally testing would be based ...

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Canadian mapping seeks to expand Arctic territory

Canada has until Friday to apply for exclusive rights to an expected additional 1.7 million square kilometres of Arctic sea floor. The application comes under the United Nations’ Convention on the Law of the Sea and is a result of a $200-million massive mapping effort.

The Law of the Sea governs which nations exert what kinds of ...

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Passing of Cliff Chadderton, an inspirational Canadian hero

Cliff Chadderton passed away this weekend. He was 94.

A war veteran, he never stopped serving Canada and Canadians.


Cliff Chadderton in May 2010 showen wearing military medals and many of the honourary medals he has been awareded for his tireless ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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