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May 5, 2013

CANADA News, May 05, 2013

Transport Canada proposes a security level warning system and new training at ...
Montreal Gazette
The regulations were drafted following extensive consultations with airport authorities, airlines, other industry representatives and unions over the past few years as the government began tackling airport security issues, Transport Canada said.
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Montreal Gazette
Startup Canada Trailblazes a New Approach to Support Entrepreneurs from the ...
Techvibes (blog)
Startup Canada Communities gives entrepreneurs a way to enter their local entrepreneur community to access mentors, space, funding and support to start and grow their businesses and to connect with other startup founders. It does this through local ...
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'Big Brother Canada' spoilers: A look at the jury
Big Brother Canada With the finale for “Big Brother Canada” just two days away, it's time to indulge in another tradition that we cover for the American version of the show: Trying to predict how the jury will vote. This is no easy task, especially ...
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A Bank of Canada Governor from the real economy
Globe and Mail
The appointment of Stephen Poloz as Governor of the Bank of Canada was a surprise to most observers. Tiff Macklem, the Deputy Governor, the widely predicted successor, would have been an excellent choice, too. Nonetheless, Mr. Poloz, the CEO of Export ...
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Air Canada Posts 1st-Quarter Loss
Wall Street Journal
TORONTO—Air Canada posted a first-quarter loss, as it had warned it would, saying results fell short of its expectations partly due to a drop in premium travel demand. Canada's biggest airline, based in Montreal, said it lost 260 million Canadian ...
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Canada accuses Qatar of trying to buy UN agency
Jamaica Observer
TORONTO, Canada (AP) — A bid by Qatar to relocate the United Nations' civil aviation agency from Montreal to the tiny emirate has angered Canada, where politicians from all sides vowed Friday to band together to fight the proposed move. The ...
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Cancer drug Avastin tied to 2 cases of flesh-eating disease
The cancer-treatment drug Avastin has been linked to 52 cases of flesh-eating disease worldwide, including one that resulted in death in Canada. Health Canada issued a warning today in conjunction with the drug's manufacturer, Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., ...
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Tebow to Canada? Not So Fast
New York Times (blog)
Tim Tebow, after being released by the Jets on Monday, is without a job, and his prospects of latching on with another N.F.L. team are uncertain. The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League own Tebow's negotiating rights. So, off to Canada ...
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Canada names new head of central bank
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's central bank on Thursday named its new governor to replace outgoing regulator Mark Carney, who is leaving to head the Bank of England. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Stephen Poloz will take the top job at the Bank of ...
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letters: How does Canada prevent a terror attack?
National Post
Canada will prevent terror when we find the root cause of why we are obsessed with root causes. We are a good people — so good that we cannot fathom that some people are not good. Indeed some people are evil. Bernard Gropper, Toronto. If we are to ...
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UN report finds Canada not doing enough to stop violence against aboriginal ...
Vancouver Sun
Canada needs a national strategy to combat violence against indigenous women and girls, says a United Nations summary report on human rights. The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted the report on the Universal Periodic Review of ...
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Vancouver Sun
Edmontonians receive Order of Canada for work in mental health, equal rights
CTV News
Two Edmontonians received national honours Friday for their significant contributions to mental health care and equal rights. David Johnston, the Governor General of Canadaawarded 44 Canadians – including Roger Bland and Fred Martin of Edmonton ...
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CTV News
Elections Canada drops plan for online voting due to cuts
Elections Canada has abandoned plans to experiment with an online voting pilot project before the 2015 general election due to budget cuts. Elections Canada also has concerns about the security of online voting, but a new report indicates that voting ...
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Five members of Indian-American family die in car crash in Canada
Times of India
BATHINDA: The Rampura and Bathinda towns of Punjab on Tuesday filled with grief when the news of the death of five members of a family living in Canada in a car accident reached here. The dead included three women and two children. The family of Jolly ...
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Rugby Canada: Canada's best sevens squad in tough at Glasgow 7s
The Province (blog)
It was perhaps a case of that in Tokyo, when Canada dropped its opening encounter against Japan. The crowd was boisterous – something hasn't fazed the Canadians before – and whether that was a factor is unclear but the truth is Canada didn't execute.
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Canada's Premier A cappella Music Festival Coming to Harbourfront in Toronto
Cashbox Magazine Canada
Launched in 2012, SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival features world-class concert performances in a wide range of genres, including pop and jazz groups, classical and gospel choirs, and world music ensembles. Toronto's only a cappella festival ...
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Canada Might Build a Tar Sands Pipeline Through the Arctic
Motherboard (blog)
Call it the Keystone North Pole. Canada recently revealed that it is considering building a giant pipeline to pump heavy, unconventional tar sands oil through some of the most remote and pristine wilderness on the planet. What could go wrong? Nothing ...
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Gosnell trial shows why Canada needs a Born Alive Infants Protection Act
Lifesite (blog)
The practice of abortion itself is on trial in the case of the "House of Horrors", late-term abortionist from Philadelphia. Ostensibly, the case is about the ghoulish activities that took place in the “clinic” of one, Dr. Kermit Gosnell -- activities ...
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Lifesite (blog)
Stratford Festival's Des McAnuff Invested into Order of Canada
Broadway World
Des McAnuff was invested into the Order of Canada at a ceremony presided over by the Governor General in Ottawa this morning. The Stratford Festival extends heartiest congratulations to Mr. McAnuff, who was Artistic Director from 2008 through 2012, and ...
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Canada puts its robot arms on $5 bills, leads the space currency race - Engadget
Americans like to tease Canadians about their colorful (and often animal-themed) money, but we think the tables might just have turned. When the Bank of Canada issues a new $5 polymer bill this November, one side will include both the Canadarm2 and ...
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Hedge fund faces challenge in Tim Hortons shakeup bid
Reuters Canada
TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Highfields Capital, a U.S. hedge fund agitating for change at Tim Hortons Inc, may have a hard time convincing institutional investors that the chain that says it sells eight out of every 10 cups of coffee in Canada needs a ...
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Canada: Dozens protest as bridal shop refuses to allow trans woman to try on ...
Dozens have protested at a bridal store in Canada, after a trans woman said she was told she could not try on a wedding dress because the owner said she looked like a man. Rohit Singh has said she plans to lodge a complaint with the Saskatchewan ...
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Go Auto Group Joins SiriusXM Canada's Pre-Owned Vehicle Program
TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, today announced that Go Auto Group has joined its pre-owned vehicle program. The program helps participating dealerships better market ...
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Canada Takes a Leading Role in the Inaugural World Ovarian Cancer Day - May ...
TORONTO, ON --(Marketwired - April 30, 2013) - May 8th, 2013, is the first World Ovarian Cancer Day. On this day, 27 ovarian cancer organizations from 18 countries around the world will unite to educate their communities about ovarian cancer and its ...
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Budget bill Monday will include changes to temporary foreign worker program
While agricultural employers could see permits revoked if companies are found to have misused the program, seasonal agricultural workers will otherwise be unaffected by the reforms. An ongoing review of the program that began in fall 2011 will continue ...
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Corus' W Network Launches 'Be The Boss Canada' - Broadcaster
This June, from Corus Entertainment's W Network and the award-winning production team behind Undercover Boss Canada, comes a new competition series that offers a huge twist and life-changing opportunity for Canadian employees. Be The Boss ...
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Canada deflecting attention from its human rights abuses at UN
Press TV
Canada's Human Rights abuses have increasingly come under scrutiny by many U-N members. Canada underwent a Universal Periodic Review this week at the U-N's Human Rights Council in Geneva. In particular, the abuse of aboriginal peoples in ...
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Elections Canada Needs Politicians Onside To Change Voting System
Huffington Post Canada
Elections Canada wants to avoid the procedural errors that plagued the last election, but the changes will likely cost money and require political will. An independent report commissioned by ElectionsCanada found a pattern of serious errors in voting ...
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Investors welcome news of Canada's surprising economic growth ...
By Julian Beltrame
The Canadian economy grew faster than expected in February, boosted by the resource industries and manufacturing.
CTV News - Toronto
Stephen Poloz appointed new Bank of Canada governor | CTV News
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has announced that Stephen Poloz will serve as the new Bank ofCanada governor. Poloz, the current head of Export Development Canada, will serve a seven-year term. - Top Stories - Public RSS
New $5 and $10 Canadian polymer bills unveiled | Economy | News ...
By Financial Post Staff
The Bank of Canada had some extraterrestrial help unveiling its new plastic bank notes. Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut commanding the International Space Station, introduced the new $5 polymer note via satellite from space.
Financial Post - Top Stories
Canadian 'space robot' banknote puts UK to shame (Wired UK)
By Kadhim Shubber
Canada's new $5 note features an astronaut, a view of Earth from space and, yes, space robots. - News
Health Canada warns thalidomide users of blood clots risk | CTV News
Health Canada is warning people taking a thalidomide drug that users may be at risk of developing blood clots in their arteries. - Top Stories - Public RSS
Cdn secrets vulnerable: AG report | Canada | News | The London ...
Despite a 2011 CSIS warning about massive state-sponsored espionage targeting Canada, and a recent high-profile case of a navy officer spying for the Russians, the military also scrapped special precautions during the construction of a ...
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Stephen Poloz, Bank of Canada governor, ready to 'nourish ...
By Louise Egan and Randall Palmer, Reuters
I think it will be necessary to nourish it, I don't know for how long,” Poloz said in an introductory newsbriefing in Ottawa. Canada's economy recovered well from the 2008-09 recession thanks to aggressive government spending, tax cuts and ...
Financial Post - Top Stories
Female soldier gets jail time for fleeing to Canada — RT USA
A US soldier and pregnant mother of four has been sentenced to 10 months in military prison for refusing to serve in Iraq and fleeing to Canada. Pfc. Kimberly Rivera, 30, on Monday plead guilty to two counts of desertion for avoiding her ...
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Chris Hadfield unveils new $5 polymer bill from space | CTV News
Astronaut Chris Hadfield gave Canadians their first look at the new $5 polymer bill on Tuesday while orbiting hundreds of kilometres above the Earth. - Top Stories - Public RSS
Boston probe eyes slain Canadian jihadist, source says - Fox 59 News
By rebachenowethfox59
(CNN) -- Federal agents are looking into possible links between dead Boston Marathon bomb suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and a Canadian boxer-turned-jihadist killed by Russian troops in 2012, a source being briefed on the investigation ...
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TV execs set to seek foreign rights to programs at L.A. Screenings ...
By Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press
Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press May 2, 2013 1:43 pm ... As a group, the three major Canadian private broadcasters spend somewhere between $600 million and $800 million acquiring rights to foreign TV programs at the L.A. screenings.
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Canadian TV to Poke Fun at U.S. With 'America, Eh!' (Exclusive ...
By Etan Vlessing
The cross-platform project will feature homegrown comics and screenwriters amusing Canadians at the expense of their southern neighbors.
Stephen Poloz named new Bank of Canada governor ... - Maclean's
By The Canadian Press
Stephen Poloz named new Bank of Canada governor. OTTAWA – Stephen Poloz, the former head of Export Development Canada, was named Thursday… by The Canadian Press on Thursday, May 2, 2013 6:37pm - 0 Comments. VIEW IN ...

One of two men accused of Al Qaeda-linked plot to ... - Fox News
One of two men arrested on charges of plotting an Al Qaeda-linked terror plot to attack a passenger train as it crossed over a bridge in the Toronto area ...
Canada News Centre - Harper Government announces reforms to ...
The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration ...
Canadian Jewish News to stop publishing - The Globe and Mail
Newspaper for Canada's Jewish community will close after 42 years; it may continue in digital form, publisher Donald Carr says.
Boards of Canada's New Album: Tomorrow's Harvest | News | Pitchfork
So it's true: All those cryptic clues have been pointing to a new Boards of Canada album. Tomorrow's Harvest is out June 10 in the UK and June 11 in the U.S. ...
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