Saturday, January 18, 2014

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Saturday January 18 2014 edition


The LINK Online (Sat Jan 18, 2014)

Your hosts this week are Lynn Desjardins, Wojtek Gwiazda, and Marc Montgomery

Oxfam says not enough is being done to deal with climate change and the food needs around the world © Erik De Castro/Reuters ...



Pipe bomb confiscated, man allowed onto plane

Last autumn a pipe bomb was confiscated from a passenger at the airport in the western Canadian city of Edmonton. But the passenger was allowed to board his flight. Four days later, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) alerted Canada's federal police force RCMP to the case.

Three days later the 18-year old Skylar Murphy was arrested. In December, he ...


Teen sex sold on line horrifies Canadian mom

Finding almost-naked pictures of her teenage daughter selling sex online horrified a mother in the eastern city of Halifax.

"I felt like I died. I felt like part of me died," said Karen. Her name has been changed to protect her identity and the identities of her family members.

The problem of underage prostitution is growing in Canada, ...


Canadian Library Association concerned by wave of government library closures

In the last few weeks there has been concern over the shutting down of seven of 11 libraries, with decades of aquatic research, which are part of the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans.

Numerous government-funded libraries have been closed or services cut back.

Last year in Ottawa, Libraries and Archives Canada, Canada’s national library and public archives, ...


You're being watched!

Recently a group of professors and others concerned with privacy issues staged a symbolic event in front of a publicly placed closed-circuit TV camera in order to highlight privacy issues.

They are concerned that people are being filmed in public without informed consent as required by Canadian law

Andrew Clement, led the event. He is a professor at ...




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