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Wednesday December 18 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada Post CEO sticks to talking points testifying at Commons committee

Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra stuck to the crown corporation's talking points Wednesday (December 18) as he testified before an emergency House of Commons committee meeting about massive mail delivery and employee cuts announced last week.

During the three hour meeting, the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities also heard from the president of the Canadian ...

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Canadian researchers detect new powerful greenhouse gas

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found traces of a powerful greenhouse gas in the lower atmosphere.

Angela Hong is PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto. Under the guidance of Scott Mabury, she and the team made the discovery.

The research team’s report was published in Geophysical Research Letters, ...

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Canada’s human rights record slips: Amnesty Intl

There are very serious short-comings in Canada’s human rights record, both at home and abroad, says Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International Canada. This year Canada was up for a review at the United Nations, but the rights group says the Canadian government “dismissed criticism made during the Universal Periodic Review and made no commitment to ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Train rolls through Lac Megantic for first time since 47 killed in disaster

A train rolled through the town of the Canadian town of Lac-Mégantic in the province of Quebec for the first time since July, when an unmanned train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded, killing 47 people.

For some residents hearing the whistles again triggered a lot of emotions.

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Forgotten War: Canadians arrive in Korea Dec 18, 1950

To a world still reeling from the Second World War and still very fresh in everyone’s mind, another war, a small localized one, was not something a weary public was interested in.

However when Communist North Korea invaded South Korea in June of 1950, and China joined with the North, the United Nations committed its members to what it ...

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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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Revolutionary dinosaur discovery in Alberta

There have been many duck billed dinosaur fossils, but now an international team has made a previously unheard of discovery.

Working with paleontologists and scientists at the University of Alberta, this fossil is what is known as a “natural cast” of a the dinosaur, almost mummified, with skin impressions and for the first time, clear indication of a fleshy ...

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