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Copyright

OpenMedia.ca: EFF: Which companies will protect you from copyright and trademark bullies?

Posted October 31, 2014 by Danielle Gannon

Who’s protecting your speech against false copyright or trademark complaints? EFF finds out which companies are willing to go to bat for you.

Report by EFF

When somebody wants to silence speech, they often use the quickest method available. When the speech is hosted on a major online platform, that method is usually a copyright or trademark complaint. For many years, EFF has worked with people whose lawful speech has been unfairly targeted by these sorts of complaints. We’ve observed that some approaches tend to work better than others in preventing that sort of deliberate abuse, as well as the (Read more…)

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Copyright

OpenMedia.ca: USA Today: The Internet is updating a very old idea

Posted October 31, 2014 by Anonymous

Learn how artists are sidestepping old media empires and using the Internet to make a living off their work

Article by Marco della Cava for USA Today

“The pitch is simple,” says Conte, who despite being the company’s CEO doesn’t currently take a salary because he wants to be able to relate to his users. “People like my videos, some of which can cost me thousands to make. So I just ask, ‘How about giving me $1 to help me make my next one?’”

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Activism

Work, Dignity and Living Wages?

Posted October 31, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

A strong union. Corporations that understand the social contract. Corporations that know a tad smaller profit here contributes to more dignity throughout society. Corporations that recognize the value of unions. The living wage in Vancouver this year is $20.10, almost double the minimum wage. The “precariat” are precarious proletariats. We have too many of them; […]

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Debt

Will lower merchant credit card fees mean lower prices?

Posted October 31, 2014 by Special to MoneySense

Banks, credit card companies agree to cap interchange fees

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Family

Road trip tips from Gravol

Posted October 30, 2014 by Anonymous

Whether it’s a trip to the grandparents, the big city or someplace new to explore, you’re likely going to be piling the whole family into the car to get there. The long drive ahead can be daunting, but it’s easy to make it fun and enjoyable for the whole family. When we think of planning [Read On]

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General

Urbanation’s Q3 Results Show Condo Sales Are On The Rise

Posted October 30, 2014 by Anonymous

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The results are in and Toronto’s condominium market is booming this quarter.

Urbanation Inc., Toronto’s leading research firm on the condominium market, released its Q3-2014 market results today. The third quarter results show that a total of 4,752 new condominium apartments were sold across the GTA during the Q3 period for 2014. This means that this was the third best summer for the market, with a 53 per cent year-over-year increase from a 10-year low in 2013, and lagging only behind the heady markets of 2011 and 2007. As well, sales over the past 12 months, ending in September, have reached over 19,000 units sold in the GTA, a level that hasn’t been seen in two years.

Urbanation, Q3 Market Report, Toronto, CondominiumsToronto skyline, image by Flickr contributor Daniel Poon

These huge sales are all because of the highly successful new project launches during the third quarter, as well as the increased intake of the pre-existing projects. With fewer new project launches as of late, the number of unsold units in the market—regardless of its stage of development—fell by 11 per cent. 

“Sales this past summer reaffirm that the new condo market in Toronto is on track for one if its best years on record,” said Shaun Hildebrand, Urbanation’s Senior Vice President. “There is still quite a bit of pent up demand that came out of the slowdown last year. Should market confidence continue to hold in spite of the recent turmoil in financial markets, this sales momentum will carry into the final months of 2014 and early 2015.”

The average selling prices reached $555 psf (price per square foot), up 3 per cent, following the trend over the past two years. Resale condo apartment sales for the GTA grew by 15 per cent to 4,850 units in Q3-2014, an increase from the 14 per cent and 12 per cent of the first and second quarters of the year.

If you wanted to voice your opinion about the Q3 results, our comment section is available at the end of the page.

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Business

Vice Media to launch 24-hour TV channel in Canada

Posted October 30, 2014 by Anonymous

Vice Media and Rogers will team up to launch a Canadian production studio and TV channel aimed at millennials

The post Vice Media to launch 24-hour TV channel in Canada appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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General

Win a $3000 Vacay in Paradise! #VisitPV Twitter Party!

Posted October 29, 2014 by Stephanie

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but winter, it’s coming!  Do you want to know the very best way to beat those exhausting winter blues?  Start planning a way to escape them!  Yes, for me some of the very best way to beat the winter blahs is to skip through […]

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Family

Why Aruba Is A Great Choice For Your Next Family Vacation

Posted October 29, 2014 by Guest Author

Our family loves to travel. BK (that’s before kids) my hubby and I travelled across Europe, to many exciting US cities (usually with the plan of seeing a major league baseball game) and to any sunny destination we could find. […]

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General

Statement of the Privacy and Information Commissioners of Canada on national security and law enforcement measures

Posted October 29, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Note: The Ombudspersons and Commissioners will be available for media interviews on Wednesday, October 29th from 10 am to 10:30 am ET at the Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

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Business

Wolf hunt up for vote on Michigan’s November ballot

Posted October 28, 2014 by Margaret Badore

Does the state of Michigan need a wolf hunt? Voters will get the chance to weigh in.

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Debt

One value Premier failed to learn: truthfulness

Posted October 28, 2014 by Norm Farrell

This item from April 2013 is updated with current numbers.In a 30-minute TV commercial two years after assuming the office of Premier, Christy Clark said that leadership involves,”holding true to the values you were raised with…”If I were one of the …

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General

Video: Surviving the haunted Atlas Coal Mines. (language warning….)

Posted October 28, 2014 by mike

What’s the scariest thing to do in Alberta? That’s a question a lot of us are probably asking this time of year. After all, Halloween is just a few days away! For years, I had heard that the Atlas Coal …
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General

Speech by the Honourable Peter MacKay Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Posted October 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you today on this special occasion, as we officially welcome the most recent addition to the bench of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Honourable Mr. Justice Clément Gascon.

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Business

In 30 years time, will government carbon reduction targets even matter?

Posted October 28, 2014 by Sami Grover

The answer, most likely, is yes and no.

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General

Statement – Update – The First Nations Financial Transparency Act

Posted October 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Our Government firmly believes that First Nations, like all Canadians, deserve transparency and accountability from their leaders.

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General

Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC)

Posted October 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada has passed legislation to consolidate the provision of support services to 11 administrative tribunals by way of a single, integrated organization – the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC). The ATSSC is e…

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General

Government of Canada Announces Launch of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada

Posted October 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Justice Peter MacKay today announced the coming into force of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Act, on November 1, 2014, and the appointment of Ms. Marie-France Pelletier as Chief Administrator of the new organization.

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General

Why Beaches Resorts? It’s No Problem.

Posted October 27, 2014 by Stephanie

I sat down this morning with a girlfriend, trying to put into words why Beaches Resorts in the Turks and Caicos Providenciales is, in itself, a destination she needed to add to her “must do” list.  True, the location of this resort is breathtaking, the rooms and suites, in over two dozen room categories, are […]

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Africa

Boomerang

Posted October 24, 2014 by Lyn Brown

I always felt that I would return to Moshi but I didn’t expect it to be so soon.Yup – we’re heading back to Tanzania. In just a few days Jill and I will once again be shrouded in the hot humid air of Moshi with the taste of burnt dust on our lips. And …

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General

3 of the World’s Most Spooktacular Bars

Posted October 24, 2014 by Anonymous

Are you looking for a ghoulish watering hole to spend Halloween? Here are 3 spooktacular bars.

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General

CBSA officers seize 28 kg of suspected cocaine at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today a significant seizure of 28 kg of suspected cocaine at the Toronto Pearson International Airport (TPIA).

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General

Harper Government Focused on Canadian Jobs

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of State (Democratic Reform) and Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton, announced the awarding of a $137.8-million co…

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General

Federal Investment Enables Development of a Child and Youth Advocacy Centre in Peel Region

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay announced $249,195 in funding for the Catholic Family Services of Peel-Dufferin to develop a Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) in the Peel Region.

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Copyright

About That Copyright Exception for Political Advertising. . .Never Mind

Posted October 24, 2014 by Michael Geist

Earlier this month, a political storm hit in Canada when it was revealed that the government was considering including a new copyright exception for political advertising in its forthcoming omnibus budget bill. The reports sparked claims of fascism, ce…

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Electronics

How to travel and stay connected without breaking the bank

Posted October 23, 2014 by Anonymous

It’s the number one question we have during our travels. How do you stay connected to the Internet when you travel the world? It used to be difficult to keep up to date with our social media and blog posts, but in today’s world, it’s a snap. Staying connected when traveling Use Local SIM Cards to Stay Connected The first thing we do is buy a local SIM Card when we land at the airport of the country we are [...]

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General

Hidden Gems: The Orlando You Never Knew

Posted October 23, 2014 by Anonymous

You can feel it can’t you? The breezy mornings and chilly nights. Winter is indeed coming to Canada and it seems to be coming early this year. After last year’s “Polar Vortex”, it’s not surprising that so many of us […]

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General

The three best spots to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge!

Posted October 22, 2014 by mike

Last week, I helped surprise my mom with a trip to San Francisco. On the flight down, I realized it was actually my sixth time to the home of Rice-A-Roni. And even though I’ve been there a bunch of times, …
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Family

Adventure Found In Turks And Caicos!

Posted October 22, 2014 by Stephanie

Not going to lie, not only have I fallen in love with the Turks and Caicos, but I’m head over heels in love with these pictures! This trip, these moments of pure joy, this is why I travel.  Feeling tired, thankful and truly blessed.   See y’all back in Canada!

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General

Tribunal Issues Report on the Impact of Canadian Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Measures

Posted October 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal issued a report highlighting the impact of Canadian anti-dumping and countervailing measures on domestic shipments, investments, employment and imports from 1989 to 2013.

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General

Industry Minister James Moore Announces New Measure to Enhance Cross-Border Public Safety

Posted October 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Industry Minister James Moore today announced that the Government of Canada and the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have reached an agreement that will help emergency responders from Canada, including police officers, firefighters and paramedics, do critical work to enhance the safety of citizens living along the Canada¿U.S. border. Public safety officials from Canada will be able to use their radios in border areas in the U.S. and vice versa.

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Copyright

Copyright and attack ads: Progressive mayor uses Sona image to attack conservative challenger

Posted October 20, 2014 by David Akin

Karen Farbridge is the the four-term left-of-centre, progressive mayor for the city of Guelph, the city and federal riding that is ground zero for the robocalls controversy. Farbridge is facing a stiff challenge from Cam Guthrie who is pitching ideas familiar to small-c conservatives.  Last week, the Farbridge campaign bought a half-page of ad space […]

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General

Ohio man sentenced in gun smuggling incident at Carway

Posted October 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that Daniel E. Helton, 51, of Goshen, Ohio, was convicted of smuggling pursuant to the Customs Act on October 15 in Lethbridge Provincial Court. He received a $6,000 fine, 10-year weapons prohibi…

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Entrepreneurship

The Maturity of your Market Dictates the Type of Product that You Need

Posted October 19, 2014 by Anonymous

By Rivi Aspler A few months ago, I linked the type of product manager that you want to hire, to the product life cycle stage that your product is at, saying that an engineering oriented product manager would be a better fit for a product that is at its first life cycle stages and that […]

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Allan's Perspective

Saturday Morning Confusion About Censorship!

Posted October 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: As you know, your often maligned reporter goes on rants and raves about stuff that seems grossly unfair, unjust, or just plain ridiculous. I have campaigned against the far left, far right, feminists, (especially the femi-nazi’s) special interest groups, animals lovers and vegetarians, bigots, racists, survivalists, cops, minorities, immigrants, liberals and conservatives, lobbyists, […]

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General

How to stay for free around the world

Posted October 18, 2014 by Anonymous

Have you ever thought about travelling with as little expenses as possible? Staying at the beautiful home of a stranger on the top of a hill which looks out to a yacht harbor? Having access to a secret beach in New Zealand that even locals could not get to! Or meeting the most popular chef in Christchurch and being offered private accommodation in a kauri wooden house which is over 100 years old? Well , would you believe me if [...]

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General

The Government of Canada to Introduce Changes to CSIS Act

Posted October 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced that the Government of Canada intends to introduce legislative changes to the CSIS Act.

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