Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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Wednesday December 4 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Province of Alberta prepares to fine public sector strikers, or anyone suggesting a strike

Two laws limiting union rights that are about to come into effect in the western Canadian province of Alberta have sparked demonstrations and opposition party condemnation.

Introduced by the ruling Progressive Conservative party of Premier Alison Redford, Bill 46 will impose a collective agreement on the province's public sector employees, if no agreement is reached by January 31, ...

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Survey on how domestic violence affects work

Domestic violence has a profound effect on work say Canadian researchers and they are launching a survey to find out more. The online survey invites responses from any worker over the age of 15 whether or not they have personally experienced such violence or witnessed it.

“We know that workers who are experiencing ...

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Survey shows Canadians prefer real news over celebrity gossip “news”

There is news, then there is celebrity gossip being proposed as news.

In a recent survey done for the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), a majority of Canadians say the media promote such celebrity gossip simply as “click-bait” to earn advertising revenues.

In the survey Canadians say they prefer news over celebrity items, and they blame the media for ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Foreign Minister: Canada will support democratic development in Ukraine

"We're committed to work with the people of Ukraine in its democratic development and that's a long-term commitment," said Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird on Wednesday (December 4) speaking to reporters from Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.

The Foreign Affairs Minister is in Kiev for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council.

"We're engaged ...

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Multi-cultural mural defaced in Montreal

A huge mural celebrating diversity in Montreal, in the mostly French-speaking province of Quebec, was defaced this week.

Last summer some 160 local artists worked to create the colourful 80 metre long mural showing a range of cultural and ethnic groups in the community of Point St Charles, a borough in the south-west of the city

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Climate change directly linked to peregrine decline

Rainfall is generally considered vital to life, but warming in the Arctic means a lot more rainfall, more often and heavier, than historical norms.

Now, a new study has established a direct link between changing climate in the far north and decline in peregrines and very likely other wild birds.

Unequivocal evidence 

University of Alberta Researcher Alastair Franke, ...

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Stressed retired general crashes car

Reliving the Rwandan genocide and the recent suicides of three Afghan war veterans have made sleep difficult for retired Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire and that, he says, caused him to nod off while driving to work.   Dallaire, now a senator, was unhurt in the accident.

“I fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into the barrier near the ...

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Woman who lost lottery ticket, about to get $50 million

Kathryn Jones tried to prepare herself for the worst, but now it looks as if she will get the $50 million jackpot in the Ontario provincial lottery, even though she lost her lottery ticket.

“The case of this outstanding $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot is one of the most unique in OLG’s history,” said Rod Phillips, President and CEO ...

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OECD education report. Asia tops, Canada 13th

More than half a million 15 year-olds  from 65 countries took part in the latest Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) education survey. The survey, taken every three years is called PISA- the Programme for International Student Assessment

Tests are done every three years and this year the focus was on mathematics although reading and science knowledge and ...

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