Category: Canada

Federal Liberals considering mandatory voting in Canada

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Federal Liberals considering mandatory voting in Canada

Mandatory voting in place in Australia since 1924 With voter turnout plunging to new lows, Liberal MPs are pondering the idea of legally requiring Canadians to cast ballots in federal elections. They’re road testing the idea of mandatory voting in a survey emailed to party members, which seeks grassroots input into some of the “new […]

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Calgary imam: Radicalized youth in Syria fault of Canadian govt

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Calgary imam: Radicalized youth in Syria fault of Canadian govt

Calgary Imam Syed Soharwardy comments on Gordon brothers joining Islamic fighters in Syria The federal government must step up its efforts to counter the radicalization and recruitment of young Canadians by extremist Islamic groups, a Calgary imam said Friday. And Syed Soharwardy said people who return from abroad after a stint with radicals in Syria or Iraq […]

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Canadian premiers meeting concludes, agreement to move forward on energy strategy

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian premiers meeting concludes, agreement to move forward on energy strategy

Canadian premiers meeting saw some inter-provincial trade barriers dropped Quebec’s rookie premier, Philippe Couillard, made his presence felt at his first meeting with Canada’s other premiers, agreeing Friday to have his province join in the development of a national energy strategy that had been stalled by a previous separatist government. Couillard, among 13 provincial and territorial leaders […]

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Coquihalla bus crash injures dozens of tourists

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Coquihalla bus crash injures dozens of tourists

Coquihalla bus crash closes highway Thursday evening Video footage from a dashboard camera has allowed investigators in British Columbia to rule out speed as a potential factor in a bus crash on a mountain highway where dozens of tourists were injured as they were returning from a trip to the Rocky Mountains. The RCMP has yet to determine […]

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Danny, police service dog partner of slain Moncton RCMP officer off to new posting

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Danny, police service dog partner of slain Moncton RCMP officer off to new posting

Danny and Cst. David Ross of the Moncton RCMP were partners since Dec. 2012 Danny, the three-year old RCMP police service dog who lost his partner, Cst. David Ross, when a gunman opened fire on Moncton RCMP officers in early June will soon be off to a new posting. Insp. André Lemyre, Officer in Charge of […]

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Missing and murdered aboriginal women: Premiers, aboriginal leaders call for forum

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Missing and murdered aboriginal women: Premiers, aboriginal leaders call for forum

Feds invited to missing and murdered aboriginal women roundtable Canada’s premiers and native leaders are inviting the prime minister to take part in a roundtable discussion on murdered and missing aboriginal women, with one native leader saying Stephen Harper’s decision to reject calls for a public inquiry shows disrespect. The new if somewhat vague commitment […]

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Kootenay National Park gets funding for fencing, wildlife crossings

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kootenay National Park gets funding for fencing, wildlife crossings

At least four wildlife crossings to be constructed in Kootenay National Park The federal government has pledged over nine million dollars towards increasing driver safety and wildlife conservation in the Kootenay National Park. On Wednesday, a number of government officials announced $9.6 million will be spent on the second phase of the park’s highway fencing […]

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Canadian female physicians: Sex, lies and physician supply

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian female physicians: Sex, lies and physician supply

Canadian female doctors as well as male physicians looking to attain healthy work-life balance Among the many reasons offered for why many Canadians are increasingly facing difficulties finding a family physician to call their own is the fact that the workforce has become increasingly female. The argument usually goes something like this: female family practitioners work […]

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Science Matters: Mount Polley: A wake up call for Canada’s mining industry

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Science Matters: Mount Polley: A wake up call for Canada’s mining industry

Mount Polley waste pond covered four square Km When a tailings pond broke at the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in south-central B.C., spilling millions of cubic metres of waste into a salmon-bearing stream, B.C. Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett called it an “extremely rare” occurrence, the first in 40 years for mines […]

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Missing and murdered aboriginal women inquiry supported by premiers, native leaders

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Missing and murdered aboriginal women inquiry supported by premiers, native leaders

PM denies need for missing and murdered aboriginal women inquiry The federal government is rejecting renewed calls for a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women in advance of a meeting Wednesday between premiers and native leaders, one of whom says the prime minister is isolated in his position. The premiers and aboriginal leaders […]

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