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Scripturient: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Posted August 28, 2015 by Ian Chadwick

You can’t help but think, when you read that title, of five block-thinking, dysfunctional members of Collingwood Council. But, relevant as that description may appear in our political sphere, it is actually the title of a book by Patrick Lencioni, about how teams fail to coalesce and work together. I found it at a local […]

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Debt

Canadian banks defend mortgage verification practices

Posted August 28, 2015 by Special to MoneySense

In light of recent third-party broker fraud allegations

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General

CNSC updates REGDOC-3.5.2, Compliance and Enforcement: Administrative Monetary Penalties

Posted August 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has updated REGDOC-3.5.2, Compliance and Enforcement: Administrative Monetary Penalties. Specifically, section 3.3 on “right to request a review” has been modified. The Commission Secretariat now has a form…

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A Place You Can Breathe

Posted August 27, 2015 by Stephanie

Sometimes it feels like a mad dash.  Do you know the feeling?  The crush, the pressure, the craze to get everything you need to get done, so you can just “get to the cottage”.   Is it worth it to scrimp and to save?  The panic and mad packing, the fight you have to make through […]

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Copyright

Over 250,000 people shape action plan to save the Internet

Posted August 26, 2015 by OpenMedia.ca

Digital rights group OpenMedia releases comprehensive election platform packed with ideas crowdsourced from Canadians

August 27, 2015 – It’s as if the entire city of London Ontario banded together to save the Internet. Shaped by more than 250,000 people and launching today, Canada’s Digital Future is a crowd-sourced election platform packed with ideas from everyday citizens. It’s an initiative of digital rights group Openmedia, which is urging people to consider Canada’s digital future when casting their vote this election.

While OpenMedia won’t be endorsing any political party, it does plan to meet the main parties and report back as to which are most committed to implementing its platform. Thousands of people have already pledged to vote for the future of the Internet in the upcoming election.

“Whether it’s telecom price-gouging, reckless spying legislation, or abusive copyright notices, failed digital policies are hurting Canadians,” said OpenMedia’s communications manager David Christopher. “Young people in particular are speaking up for a better way forward, because Canada can’t afford to keep falling behind our international counterparts. That’s why this election will be the most important Canadian Internet users have ever faced.”

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Business

Breast-feeding encouraged in face of new findings on chemical exposure via breast milk

Posted August 25, 2015 by Christine Lepisto

A new study emphasizes the hazards lurking in breast-feeding. Are regulatory agencies doing enough to protect our offspring?

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General

Join Us Thursday At 8pm EDT For The #TDAeroplan Twitter Chat

Posted August 25, 2015 by Stephanie

It’s no secret that I’m a girl who enjoys a good getaway.  I adore every single aspect of it.  From the research and the planning, to the packing and the getting there, to the actual SIGH of contentment when we reach our magical location.  My only issue, the moment we are wheels up, or on […]

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China

As the Dow Jones Drops

Posted August 24, 2015 by Ian Welsh

Down about 1,000 as of this writing. (Since mostly recovered.) Let’s review: first various “emerging economy” exchanges lost value, then China, then Wall Street. The actual economic contagion started with resource prices. That was driven by reduced demand, primarily from China.  Oil prices (only one commodity), already under pressure from moderately increased supply (it was […]

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Drayton Festivities

Posted August 23, 2015 by James Bow

I see that despite my attempts to post to this blog more often, I’ve fallen back and made a five day gap in my posts. Oh, well. But I have been working. On Friday, I completed outlines on two…

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Family

A visit to Monkey Land

Posted August 18, 2015 by andrea tomkins

A good friend was asking me for resort recommendations and I realized I wrote two posts about our 2015 trip to Punta Cana and totally forgot to write about one of the best – and worst – excursions we’ve ever experienced. As I’ve mentioned before, my idea of a great family holiday includes time for quiet […]

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Tribunal Establishes Advisory Committee

Posted August 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

In order to improve fairness, transparency and accessibility in the administration of Canada’s trade remedy system, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has created an Advisory Committee comprised of a broad range of Canadian businesses, th…

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Finding Peace Of Mind With #InsuranceThatFits

Posted August 14, 2015 by Stephanie

It’s a soft place for our children to fall, a welcoming place for friends and family, a quiet refuge from the crazy of everyday life.  For 20 years we’ve loved it, nurtured it, updated and cared for it.  It’s our house, actually not just a house, but our home.  With each passing year, as we […]

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Camping at Achray, part three (a bit about the trails)

Posted August 13, 2015 by andrea tomkins

Going camping at Achray? You may want to read part one and two. I like to write about our travel and camping adventures, but to be honest, I’m never sure how to approach it here on the blog. I want to write it all down for myself, for my own family, but I also want […]

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Did I Just Shower With A Stranger?

Posted August 12, 2015 by Stephanie

I’m in Cincinnati on a little work gig, and am staying at a little boutique hotel called the museum21c.  After a VERY long day of travel, I dragged my ass into my room, dropped my bag, and forced myself into the shower.  My day was not over yet.  A group dinner was on the agenda […]

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Tribunal Initiates Expiry Review—Steel Grating from China

Posted August 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today initiated an expiry review of its finding made on April 19, 2011, in Inquiry No. NQ-2010-002, to determine if the continued or resumed dumping and subsidizing of steel grating from the Peop…

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Tribunal Issues Determination of Reasonable Indication of Injury—Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate and High-strength Low-alloy Steel Plate from India and Russia

Posted August 10, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that the dumping and subsidizing of hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate from the Republic of India and the…

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Time Tracking and ADHD

Posted August 4, 2015 by Zoë Kessler, BA, B.Ed.

Don O’Brien via Compfight If I had to list my relationship with time on Facebook, I’d have to choose, “It’s complicated.” Shortly after my late-in-life diagnosis, I learned my ADHD […]

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Federal Government Provides $130,000 in Funding to Create a Child Advocacy Centre for Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island

Posted July 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Coquihalla, on behalf of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, announced funding of $130,000 over two years for the Victoria Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Cent…

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Federal Government Provides Funding to Saskatoon Health Region

Posted July 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Kelly Block, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar, on behalf of Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay, announced funding of $160,000 over two years to the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority to continue pr…

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Government of Canada Provides Funding Toward Feasibility Study for a Child and Youth Advocacy Centre in London-Middlesex Region

Posted July 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Susan Truppe, Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women and MP for London North Centre, on behalf of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, announced $50,025 in funding to support a needs assessment and feasibili…

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Federal Government Funds Sophie’s Place Child Advocacy Centre

Posted July 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, P.C., Q.C., MP for Delta-Richmond East and Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay, announced funding of $220,000 over two years to the Centre…

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MP Jim Hillyer welcomes funding from Harper Government to modernize ports of entry in Alberta

Posted July 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Jim Hillyer, on behalf of Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced the Harper Government will invest an estimated $113.65 million to improve infrastructure in the Prairie region …

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Government of Canada Provides Funding to the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre

Posted July 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay and Joan Crockatt, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, announced funding of $160,000 over two fiscal years to the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre to develop expertise in …

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MP David Wilks welcomes funding from Harper Government to modernize ports of entry in British Columbia

Posted July 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament David Wilks, on behalf of Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced the Harper Government will invest an estimated $37.5 million to improve infrastructure in British Columbia incl…

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MP Dan Albas welcomes funding from Harper Government to modernize ports of entry in British Columbia

Posted July 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

MP Dan Albas, on behalf of Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced the Harper Government will invest an estimated $37.5 million to improve infrastructure in British Columbia including the Chopaka, M…

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Federal Government Provides Funding Toward the Opening of a Child and Youth Advocacy Centre in Peel Region

Posted July 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay, accompanied by Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal, announced $220,000 in funding to support the opening of a child and youth advocacy centre (CYAC) in Peel Region, Ontario.

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Minister of Justice meets with United States Attorney General

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, met with United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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Government of Canada Provides Funding for Child and Youth Advocacy Centre in Waterloo Region

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, on behalf of Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced $350,000 in federal funding for the Child Witness Centre of Waterloo Region to support the cre…

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A look at 2nd quarter highlights from Edmonton operations

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share a sample of its second quarter highlights (April to July) from its various operations in Edmonton, including airport, commercial, and inland operations. This sampling underscores the CBSA’s c…

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A look at 2nd quarter highlights from Calgary operations

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share a sample of its second quarter highlights (April to July) from its various operations in Calgary, including airport, commercial, and inland operations. This sampling underscores the CBSA’s co…

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Government of Canada Awards Contracts for Leading-edge Technology to Support Our Troops

Posted July 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, today announced the awarding of contracts worth potentially more than $493 million to Rheinmetall Can…

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Brandon-Souris MP, Larry Maguire, welcomes Harper Government funding to modernize ports of entry in Manitoba

Posted July 25, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event with the Honourable Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, in support of impr…

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MP John Williamson, New Brunswick Southwest, welcomes Harper Government funding to modernize ports of entry in New Brunswick

Posted July 25, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event with the Honourable John Williamson, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, in supp…

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Tribunal Participates in Colloquium

Posted July 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Mr. Stephen Leach, Chairperson of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), is pleased to announce that the members of the Tribunal have accepted an invitation from Dr. James Ogilvy to participate in a colloquium on September 30, 2015, in Ottaw…

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Right to Seek Restitution

Posted July 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights creates a right for a victim to have the Court consider making a restitution order against the offender and, where that order is not paid, to have it entered as an enforceable civil judgment. Legislative amendments t…

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Canadian Victims Bill of Rights – Historic Legislation Now in Force

Posted July 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay today announced the coming-into-force of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights. The new law provides clear rights for victims of crime at the federal level – a first in Canadian history.

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Right to Information

Posted July 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Building on existing federal and provincial laws and policies, the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights enshrines a victim’s right to receive, on request, general information about:

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Child Sexual Offenders

Posted July 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada remains committed to protecting Canadians and keeping our streets and communities safe.

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Right to Protection

Posted July 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights builds on the numerous provisions in federal law to prevent or respond to harm done to victims. It includes rights for victims to:

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Right to Participation

Posted July 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights gives victims the right to convey their views about decisions to be made by criminal justice professionals which affect their rights at various stages of the criminal justice system and have their views considered, a…

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