Monday, December 16, 2013

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Monday December 16 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Arts: Toronto political cartoonist, and artist Andy Donato

Cartoon in regard to Canada's intention to claim the North Pole

For decades people have been either laughing, frowning, or cringing at Andy Donato’s work.  He has long been one of Canada’s most respected political cartoonists.
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Dad’s diet may affect risk of birth defect

Canadian women are routinely told to be sure to eat healthy foods when they want to conceive a baby, but new research suggests men should do the same. Researchers at McGill University in Montreal have found that male mice fed a diet low in vitamin B9 or folate had 28 per cent more offspring with birth defects.

Poor nutrition, ...

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Politics Today - December 15, 2013

On this edition of Politics Today RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda reports on the early start of the holiday break in Canada's Parliament.

He also deals with an incident in a House of Commons committee in which government Members of Parliament forced the committee to go off record "in camera", as well as the announcement by the postal service Canada ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Live video from Canada's Senate now being considered

Canada's upper chamber the Senate has set up a working group to look at live video streaming from the Senate, Senate Speaker Noel Kinsella told journalists in a press conference Friday (December 13). Four senators will be part of the working group.

"It is the common view of all senators that we do have to tell our story because the ...

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Canadian personal debt ratio hits record high

The amount Canadians owe compared to their disposable income rose to an all-time record last quarter, the government agency Statistics Canada reported Friday (December 13). The level of household credit market debt to disposable income increased to 163.7 per cent in the third quarter from 163.1 per cent in the second quarter.

That means Canadians owe nearly $1.64 for ...

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Incandescent lightbulbs to be phased out in Canada

Almost seven years after an announcement made with much fanfare, incandescent bulbs will be phased out in Canada starting January 1.2014.

Starting in the new year 75 and 100 watt bulbs will be eliminated from store shelves, with 40 and 60 watt incandescents to follow at the end of the year.

The idea was that allegedly “inefficient” incandescents ...

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Canada funds Bangladesh worker safety plan

The Canadian government will contribute $8-million over four years to the international effort to improve worker safety in Bangladesh. The money will help the International Labour Organization give technical support to the Bangladesh government’s effort to improve conditions in factories.

The collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory earlier this year killed 1,129 people and drew attention to disastrous ...

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Quebecer of Haitian origin wins French prize

Author Dany Laferrière has become the first Haitian and resident of Canada’s French-speaking province of Quebec to be elected to the prestigious Academie  française in France.

Laferrière joins the ranks of literary greats Victor Hugo and Eugene Ionesco in receiving what is considered to be the highest honour in the French language.

The Academie’s goal is ...

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Ho Ho Ho is back in the Vancouver bus service

A public transit bus driver in the Vancouver area, on Canada’s west coast, is happy again, as are his passengers.

Kirk Rockwell began dressing up as Santa Claus in December some 16 years ago. He says his passengers love it and he gets requests to have photos taken with him, dozens of times a day.

Passengers have also ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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