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Convictions under the <em>Fisheries Act</em>, North Shore

Posted  October 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in recent months for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $8,166. The offenders are:

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‘Whatever happened to The New Yorker’s meticulous fact-checking?’ asks someone else now

Posted  August 12, 2016  by  Kathy Shaidle

I asked that last month in connection to the Gay Talese disaster, but now here’s Ann Althouse with a subject closer to my heart: Rush Limbaugh’s favorite epithet “libtard”? I read The New Yorker, but I also keep up with Rush Limbaugh, and I don’t feel as though I have ever heard him say “libtard.” […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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Government of Canada Recognizes the Royal 22e Régiment for its Historic Significance in the History of the Québec Citadel

Posted  September 2, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada unveiled a new commemorative plaque for the Quebec Citadel. This plaque now recognizes the historic significance of the Royal 22e Regiment within the Québec Citadel. The ceremony took place in Québec City in the presence of the Honourable J. Michel Doyon, Lieutenant Governor of Québec, and many members of the Canadian Army, including members of the Royal 22e Régiment. The new plaque will be installed inside the walls of the Citadel.

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Statement by Minister Qualtrough on Human Rights Day

Posted  December 10, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, today issued the following statement:

“Stand up for someone’s rights today. As Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, I am echoing the theme of Human Rights Da…

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Backgrounder – Canada promotes regional security and safety in Southeast Asia

Posted  July 25, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Canada announced a total of more than $17 million in new funding through its security-related capacity-building programs.

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The Government of Canada celebrates the national historic significance of Dorimène Desjardins

Posted  October 13, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert (Quebec), will participate in a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque unveiling ceremony to commemorate the national historic significance of Dorimène Desjardins.

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Significant CBSA seizures at the Prince Rupert port of entry

Posted  July 11, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) would like to share two significant seizures that took place at the Prince Rupert port of entry in British Columbia (B.C.) during the month of June.

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The Government of Canada introduced a bill that will bring economic and travel benefits to our region

Posted  June 23, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada remains committed to making it faster and easier to travel from Canada into the United States.

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New Zealand considering using gene drives in war on predators

Posted  February 24, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Invasive predators pose a threat to New Zealand wildlife so the country hopes to go predator free by 2050.

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Driverless: Intelligent Cars And The Road Ahead

Posted  December 23, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

We have the technology to make driverless cars, but there are risks that come with the benefits.

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Minister Sajjan to Hold a Teleconference

Posted  December 14, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will hold a teleconference to provide an update on his meeting with defence ministers from the main force contributors to the Counter-ISIL Military Coalition.

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Preserving and Showcasing the Historical Heritage of the Eastern Townships

Posted  January 25, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada supports the Société d’histoire de Sherbrooke

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Government of Canada to make an announcement regarding acetaminophen

Posted  September 14, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Health Canada officials will hold a media technical briefing regarding acetaminophen.

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Canada will provide over $13 million to support progressive trade in Southeast Asia

Posted  August 4, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today announced that as part of its progressive trade agenda, Canada will provide over $13 million toward projects to help the most vulnerable workers in Southeast Asia become more succ…

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Three New Commanders to Lead Canadian Army Divisions

Posted  June 23, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Three of four Canadian Army Divisions will have new Commanders this summer. Starting today until July 11, a series of ceremonies will take place throughout Canada to mark the changes of command for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Canadian Divisions of the Canadia…

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Mice reinvent the hamster wheel in zero gravity

Posted  April 26, 2019  by  Anonymous

Mice respond to microgravity on the ISS with unusual exercise routine

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The Honourable Patty Hajdu and the Honourable Joanne Bernard will co-chair a meeting of federal-provincial/territorial ministers responsible for social services in Toronto

Posted  February 2, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and the Honourable Joanne Bernard, Nova Scotia Minister of Commun…

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Do You Take Your New Prescriptions Right Away?

Posted  February 24, 2017  by  Marijke Vroomen-Durning

I came across an interesting, but not unsurprising press release this morning. It seems that a study done in Spain found that over 15% of patients who received a new prescription did not get it filled. The study, which was published in the British Jour…

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Media Advisory: Meeting of the Canadian Transportation Agency and the US Surface Transportation Board

Posted  July 11, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Scott Streiner, Chair and CEO of the Canadian Transportation Agency hosted Daniel Elliott, Chairman of the United States Surface Transportation Board, to discuss opportunities for their agencies to work together and to share information and best practi…

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Notice of participant funding for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change’s application for licensing release of the Deloro Mine site

Posted  January 27, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Indigenous groups and other stakeholders in participating in the licence application review and the Commission’s public hearing process for t…

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Standing up for human rights and those who defend them

Posted  December 10, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today issued the following statement marking Human Rights Day

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L’affaire Acosta and the limits of dialogue

Posted  November 8, 2018  by  Anonymous

“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” ~1984 A few days ago, I lost a Facebook friend who (as it turns out) is rather partial to Donald…

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Watch this “batman” echolocate around campus

Posted  September 22, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Some blind people have learned to produce sonar clicks to ‘see’ the world.

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Minister Bains concludes successful trip to China

Posted  June 29, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Innovation is the path to inclusive growth in the modern economy, and the Government of Canada has a plan for making Canada a global centre for innovation. This was the message Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, brought with him on his five­day trip to Tianjin and Beijing, China, which concluded today.

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2016 Georgian Bay Islands National Park Announcement Grand total investment*: $1.5 M

Posted  August 31, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

2016 Georgian Bay Islands National Park Announcement
Grand total investment*: $1.5 M

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Building a healthier future for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples

Posted  November 4, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Canadian Institutes of Health Research takes concrete steps to strengthen Indigenous health research in Canada

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Government of Canada invests in post-secondary infrastructure in Newfoundland and Labrador

Posted  September 6, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class. Today’s $14.4-million inves…

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Reminder: Be safe out on the ice on the St. Lawrence River

Posted  January 24, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Coast Guard, Central and Arctic Region, and Quebec’s ministère de la Sécurité publique, would like to remind residents that it may be dangerous to venture out onto the ice on the St. Lawrence River. The recent mild weather coupled with today’s high winds, have weakened the pack ice in many locations between Montréal and Québec City, and the ice is breaking up. We recommend that residents avoid going out on the ice in the St. Lawrence River.

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Media Advisory – Edmonton, Alberta

Posted  August 31, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Brian Mason, Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation, an…

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‘If the women in Dean’s book are incorrectly linked under the category of sharp…’

Posted  April 9, 2018  by  Kathy Shaidle

…they might be better understood via a phrase coined by Hannah Arendt: “conscious pariah.” The women in this book were many things—brilliant, difficult, successful, frequently wrong—but they were all outsiders. (Often literally: Arendt, Adler, and Malcolm were all immigrants.) “A conscious pariah knows she is different,” Dean writes, “and knows she may never, at least […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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Statement by Minister Joly on Canada Day

Posted  July 1, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Statement by Minister Joly on Canada Day

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Minister Bains wraps up successful two-day Vancouver tour

Posted  September 20, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

September 20, 2016 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada – In a period of low economic growth, Canada needs to invest in developing the talent and skills of its people.

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Gordie Howe International Bridge project spans new horizons

Posted  November 10, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The governments of Canada and Michigan today marked important progress towards the realization of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, a new Canada-U.S. crossing at the Windsor-Detroit border that will foster the continued growth of the world’s most s…

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Government of Canada and Northern partners announce new Marine Protected Area in the Arctic

Posted  November 16, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Canada is home to several unique marine environments that, due to their sensitive ecosystems and increasing amounts of human pressure, need to be conserved and protected for the benefit of our natural aquatic wildlife and all Canadians.

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Media opportunity with the Commander of Operation ARTEMIS

Posted  February 8, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to participate in a one-on-one interview with Commodore Haydn C. Edmundson, the Commander of Combined Task Force 150 and Operation ARTEMIS, the CAF’s contribution to counter-terrorism and maritime security operations across the Red Se…

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The Government of Canada to announce support for West Coast Maritime Sector

Posted  September 1, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities and Member of Parliament for Delta, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Weste…

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Diagnosing the dead: what killed Goya and made Florence Nightingale suffer?

Posted  December 1, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

How modern medical techniques help diagnose the dead

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Cancer Research UK (@CR_UK) Launches Awful New Fat Shaming Advertising Campaign

Posted  July 2, 2019  by  Yoni Freedhoff

According to Cancer Research UK’s new public advertisements, obesity is apparently the new smoking.

What that means of course is that by formally adopting, amplifying, and promoting the message that obesity, like smoking, is a choice people make, Cancer Research UK fuels hateful weight based stigma.

More amazing perhaps is that the aim of the campaign is to apparently target the environment with their ads steering people, in the small print that people will likely miss and certainly can’t click on in train stations, to their web page calling for an end to junk food advertising to kids.

Obesity is the normal consequence of normal people living in abnormal, obesigenic, environments. Obesity often has hugely negative impacts upon health and quality of life (especially at its extremes), fuelled in no small part by the never ending blame, shame, and scorn heaped upon those who have obesity by society, and yet here is Cancer Research UK’s campaign to further justify that weight hate.

Shame on them. They absolutely should have known better.

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The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk along with the Honourable Gerry Byrne will sign the agreement on Foreign Credentials Recognition

Posted  July 21, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, along with the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, will sign the agreement on Foreign Credentials Recognition in St. John’s, Newfo…

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Can sound be used to predict earthquakes?

Posted  November 3, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Sound can be used to predict earthquakes, but it is still challenging despite new machine learning technology.

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