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Canadians demand and get action on Ukraine
Canadians of Ukrainian heritage are demanding the Canadian government impose sanctions and travel restrictions on Ukrainian officials and “oligarchs,” says Taras Zalusky, executive director of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.
Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird responded by announcing Canada will bar senior Ukrainian officials from entering Canada. He said it’s a symbolic effort but sends a disapproving ...
Canada's .ca domain authority announces funding for innovative ideas, programs
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced a new program in which "innovative ideas and programs that make the Internet better for all Canadians could receive up to $100,000 in funding".
CIRA will be investing up to $1 million, with funding amounts ranging between $25,000 and $100,000.
CIRA is a non-profit organization that manages Canada’s .CA ...
Donor human milk becoming more accessible to premature babies.
Medical staff has long recognized the benefits of human milk for babies, and especially so for premature babies. However, for a variety of reasons, some mother's are not able to provide milk for their babies.
Until the 1970’s there were about 20 breast-milk banks across the country. Then as fears about the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission through ...
"Why do we as veterans have to beg?" says Roy Lamore, a Canadian Second World War veteran. He and military veterans from more recent Canadian missions were in Ottawa Tuesday (January 28) to convince the federal government not to shut down nine Veterans Affairs offices across Canada.
The federal government has already closed one office in Prince George, in ...
Canada's Privacy Commissioner: Even with national security, checks and controls needed
“While a certain level of secrecy is necessary within intelligence activities, so is accountability within a democracy," said Interim Privacy Commissioner of Canada Chantal Bernier as she released a special report to Parliament on Tuesday (January 28), International Data Privacy Day.
"Given our mission to protect and promote privacy, and our responsibility to provide advice to Parliament, we are ...
The deaths of two young boys last week were a grim reminder that people living on First Nations reserves in Canada are 10 time more likely to die in a house fire than are those in the rest of the country, according to a 2010 study.