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Wednesday January 29 2014 edition

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HIGHLIGHTS

Opposition Liberal leader to Senators: You're no longer part of Liberal caucus

Liberal members of Canada's upper chamber the Senate had no advance warning when Liberal opposition leader Justin Trudeau spoke to them Wednesday morning (January 29) and informed them they were no longer part of the Liberal caucus. In a letter to the Speaker of the Senate, Trudeau said the decision "is about ensuring that Canadians have a Parliament that works ...

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Beware new prescription drugs, warns doctor

Four per cent of new drugs approved by the Canadian government between 1990 and 2010 were eventually pulled off the market for safety reasons, according to a new study. And it took up to three-and-a-half years for half of the drugs to be withdrawn.

“This really points to a serious problem,” says Joel Lexchin, an emergency ...

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Climate study: Winter Olympics to face difficulties in future

With the Sochi, Russia, winter games almost upon us, a new research paper looks at the effect climate change and warming temperature of the planet will have on the future of the winter Olympics..and where they can be held.

The report is entitled " The Future of the Winter Olympics in a Warmer World"

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Statistics Canada- Canadian household spending

Canada’s statistics gathering agency has just released its report on household spending by Canadians for the year 2012.

Not surprisingly household spending was up from the previous year by 2.7%.

The average Canadian household spent $75,443 in 2012 which included just over $56,000 on goods and services, with the remainder for things like income tax, pension contributions, and ...

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Canada's largest bank, Royal Bank, to sell Jamaican operations

Canada's largest bank, Royal Bank (RBC), announced on Wednesday (January 29) it has agreed to sell RBC Royal Bank (Jamaica) Limited and RBTT Securities Jamaica Limited (collectively "RBC Jamaica") to a rival lender, Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited. The sale is dependent on regulatory approvals and "is expected to be finalized in the coming months" according to the RBC press release.

"Consistent ...

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Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister gives up unilingual English business cards

Almost six months after being told by Canada's language commissioner he must present Canada's bilingual English-French duality, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has "disposed" of his unilingual English business cards, according to a report by Canadian Press journalist Deen Beeby.

According to the report, a spokesperson for Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser, confirmed a letter last week from ...

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The sad end of a Canadian legend. Jan 29, 1946

The year was 1921, and while steamships were plentiful, it was still the era of the graceful sailing ships, especially perhaps in the Canadian maritime provinces, and northeastern US states.

Bluenose in full sail in 1921 off Halifax in the elimination ...

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Kids should play outside, even in the cold: doctor

Unusually long periods of very cold weather across Canada this winter have prompted some schools and parents to keep young people indoors, but one doctor says they should go out anyway. Toronto Dr. Dan Flanders was on local radio saying it was a “terrible idea” to keep students indoors for recess even in double-digit minus temperatures.

“Going bonkers”
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Veterans outraged at minister, office closings

Some veterans called for the resignation of the veterans affairs minister after he cancelled, then appeared at a scheduled meeting with them on Tuesday. They eventually did discuss the closure of nine regional offices that offer services to veterans, but Minister Joe Fantino refused to reverse it.

Fantino said veterans would be able to get the help they need ...

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