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Tuesday December 17 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Public debate needed says Canada's postal union president

Canada Post is a public service for Canadians, it has made hundreds of millions in profits, some changes should be made, but that does not justify the massive service cuts to mail delivery and employees announced last week says Denis Lemelin, the president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

Last week Canada Post announced it would ...

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Canada participates in the physics "breakthrough of the year"

An international scientific research centre in the Antarctic has just been named as Breakthrough of the Year, by the British magazine Physics World.

Canada is among the countries involved with the neutrino hunting project known as “IceCube”

Ken Clark PhD, at the University of Toronto is among the Canadians studying the data. He is an assistant professor of ...

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Put warning labels on alcohol: scientists

Public health advocates are calling for warning labels on alcohol packages similar to those that now appear on tobacco products sold in Canada. A recent editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal called for such labels to counter alcohol advertising aimed at young people.

“Part of the challenge is that a large percentage of ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Designing the better Christmas tree

For those who like the look and wonderful pine frangrance of real tree to place in their house to celebrate Christmas, there are nevertheless some drawbacks.

While selecting a nicely shaped tree can take time, perhaps the major concern is that within a short period of time, the tree begins to lose its needles, which can be quite a ...

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Canada's Competition Bureau to investigate Google search dominance

Canada's Competition Bureau is seeking a court order that would require Google's Canadian subsidiary to furnish antitrust investigators with internal company records as part of an investigation into whether Google is abusing its dominance of the Internet search market to stifle competition and drive up digital advertising prices.

In a filing made in an Ottawa federal court December 11, the independent ...

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Judges defy government’s crime penalties

Justice Minister Peter MacKay says judges who refuse to apply mandatory penalties for convicted criminals are showing contempt for the law. As part of its tough-on -crime agenda, the current Canadian government doubled the amount criminals should pay for victim’s services. The fine for a summary or less serious offence is $100, and for an indictable offence it is $200. ...

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Canadians' financial situation still shaky.

A number of financial institutions recently commissioned separate polls on Canadian's financial well-being and found too many are still near the financial edge.

The Desjardins group commissioned a SOM internet poll of over 3,300 Canadians across the country on their financial knowledge and habits. The annual survey showed very little change in financial habits or knowledge since it was begun ...

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'My job to feed my neighbour's child? I don't think so,' says Industry Minister

Canadian Industry Minister James Moore's remarks about child poverty set off so much criticism that Monday (December 16) the minister apologized on his website and his Twitter account.

On Sunday, asked about the high level of child poverty in Canada's Pacific Coast province of British Columbia (the province he was elected in as Member of Parliament) Minister Moore said it ...

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Minister: Canadian passport not a 'Get Out of Jail Free' card

“While Canadian officials strive to provide the best possible consular assistance to Canadians in all regions of the world, the Government of Canada cannot stress enough that a Canadian passport is not a ‘get out of jail free’ card," is the message of Canada's foreign affairs ministry to Canadians vacationing outside of Canada.

In a statement released Monday (December 16) Lynne ...

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