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Minister Hehr to Make an Announcement About Celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

Posted January 18, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Announcement About Celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

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Montérégie public transit users getting a new passenger information system

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

The governments of Canada and Quebec today announced funding for the inauguration of a new operations support and passenger information system for public transit systems serving 12 Montérégie municipalities. Celebrating the occasion today were Member of Parliament, Jean-Claude Poissant, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Member of Parliament for Soulanges, Lucie Charlebois, on behalf of Laurent Lessard, Quebec Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transportation Electrification.

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FedNor Invests $460,000 to Spur Innovation and Accelerate Economic Growth in Northeastern Ontario

Posted January 19, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is investing $460,000 to enable Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (IION) to implement phase three of its Step Forward Entrepreneurs Program (SFEP).

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Statement by the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

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

Last night I proposed to Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers that I appoint a special mediator to assist them in their negotiations. I will do so expeditiously.

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Backgrounder: Canada and New Brunswick fund 74 projects to improve water and wastewater systems across the province

Posted January 20, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Under this new federal funding program, the governments of Canada and New Brunswick are investing $58.1 million in 75 water and wastewater projects to ensure New Brunswickers have access to clean and reliable water sources. This is in addition to the projects announced with the signing of the bilateral agreement on August 18, 2016.

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Local arts organizations in the Gros Morne National Park region receive financial support from Parks Canada

Posted August 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Local arts organizations in the Gros Morne National Park region receive financial support from Parks Canada

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Celebrating Winter in Saguenay

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

The Government of Canada supports the Saguenay en Neige festival

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Major investment in the City of Lévis’ recreational infrastructure

Posted August 30, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Lévis families will be able to take advantage of modern recreational facilities thanks to an investment in the construction of a multipurpose aquatic complex. This project will enhance recreational activities for Lévis residents and make it possible to attract major sporting events to the Chaudière–Appalaches region.

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Parks Canada and Canadian Pacific Share Results From Multiyear Joint Research Initiative

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

Parks Canada and Canadian Pacific Share Results From Multiyear Joint Research Initiative

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The 1972 Summit Series Recognized as an Event of National Historic Significance

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

Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Persons with Disabilities and Member of Parliament for Argenteuil-La Petite-Nation, on behalf of the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, today unveiled a commemorative plaque from the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC) to recognize the national historic significance of the1972 Summit Series.

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New federal-provincial funding agreement to support important public transit projects in Calgary

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

The governments of Canada and Alberta are making investments to create jobs and grow the middle class now while building a foundation for a strong, sustainable economic future. Investing in local infrastructure ensures Canadians have safe water and was…

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Statement by Minister Joly on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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

Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Seasonal Closure of Canadian Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Boat Stations

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

The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that the seasonal inshore rescue boat stations located in Bainsville (Ontario), Pointe-aux-Anglais (Oka), Beaconsfield, Longueuil, Sorel and Trois-Rivières are beginning to wrap up their annual summer activities. All the stations will be operational until Monday September 5, 2016, 8 p.m.

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Minister MacAulay Announces Appointment to the Canadian Grain Commission

Posted January 31, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today the appointment of Anthony Douglas (Doug) Chorney as Assistant Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). The appointment is for a five-year term effective February 13, 2017. Biogra…

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Media Advisory – Greenstone, Ontario

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

Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with the Honourable Patricia A. Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and the Honourable Michael Gravelle, Ontario Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Member of Provincial Parliament for Thunder Bay–Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure.

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Engine failure at low altitude led to fatal October 2015 helicopter crash near Paynton, Saskatchewan

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

Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2 February 2017 – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined a loss of engine power while hovering at low altitude led to the 2015 fatal helicopter accident near Paynton, Saskatchewan. The details are contained in the investigation report (A15C0146).

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Minister Joly to Address a Celebration to Launch Black History Month

Posted February 3, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will host a reception at the Canadian Museum of History to celebrate the launch of the Black History Month campaign, on Monday. Minister Joly will deliver a speech to mark the occasion…

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A Modernized Performance Hall in Maniwaki

Posted September 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada supports renovations to the auditorium of the Cité Étudiante de la Haute-Gatineau

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Government of Canada invests in program to promote healthy eating

Posted February 7, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Kid Food Nation will help kids and families develop knowledge and skills to plan and prepare healthy meals

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Minister Philpott to take part in the G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting in Japan

Posted September 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Advancing collective action to address global health challenges

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Statement from Minister Goodale on Nexus privileges reinstated at U.S. border

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

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today issued the following statement regarding the reinstatement of Nexus privileges at the U.S. border.

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Statement by Minister Joly on Nayrouz

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

On September 11, Coptic Christians in Egypt, in Canada and around the world mark the feast of Nayrouz

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$1.74-million investment in infrastructure at the Cégep régional de Lanaudière to improve research and innovation

Posted February 10, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Mr. Ramez Ayoub, Member of Parliament for Thérèse-De Blainville, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, along with Hélène David, Quebec Minister responsible for Higher Education, today announced a historic investment to help equip young Quebecers with the quality post-secondary education that will help them achieve their goals.

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A safer and more accessible community centre in Saint-Georges-de-Clarenceville

Posted February 10, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Government of Canada supports municipality’s community project.

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Minister of International Trade to hold media availability from Washington, D.C.

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

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, will deliver brief remarks and hold a media availability at the Embassy of Canada to the United States in Washington, D.C., following a meeting about softwood lumber with Michael Froman…

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Minister Joly to Speak at National Flag of Canada Day Celebrations

Posted February 14, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister Joly to Speak at National Flag of Canada Day Celebrations

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Minister LeBlanc to announce infrastructure funding at Mount Allison University

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

Event date: September 15, 2016 – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Beauséjour, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will be at Mount Allison University to announce infrastructure funding for the university and to highlight the benefits of the Government of Canada’s Post­Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund.

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I talk all things Canada — crime, guns, Trudeau, the Fords & more — on the Savage Hippie podcast

Posted March 14, 2018 by Kathy Shaidle
I talk all things Canada — crime, Trudeau, the Fords & more — on the Savage Hippie podcast

More from my siteI was on the Savage Hippie podcast!Gavin McInnes: A Future Letter From a Socialist to President TrumpTalk Radio Watch: this week’s audio/video highlightsNEW Nick DiPaolo podcast: ‘Wops vs Savages’

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North Montney Project – Sunset Clause Extension Request

Posted September 15, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The National Energy Board (NEB) is extending the date in the sunset clause for the North Montney Pipeline Project to June 10, 2017. The sunset clause said that construction must begin before June 10, 2016 or approval for the project will expire. NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) wrote to the NEB on March 28, 2016 asking that the sunset clause be extended for one year until June 10, 2017.

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Daniel J. Flynn on Art Bell: ‘Late night listeners lose an American original and storyteller’

Posted April 16, 2018 by Kathy Shaidle
Daniel J. Flynn on Art Bell: ‘Late night listeners lose an American original and storyteller’

Flynn writes:Boasting three names — Linda Moulton Howe, David John Oates, Tom Van Flandern, etc. — seemed a prerequisite for landing an appearance as a guest. A fellow listener pondered aloud to me about this shared characteristic with serial killers; methinks ridiculed people take themselves super seriously when nobody else does, hence the three-name defense […]

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Lieutenant-General Whitecross Selected as Commandant of NATO Defense College

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

A message from Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross, Commander of Military Personnel Command

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Jagmeet Singh Decides It Is Politically Wise To Spit In The Face Of Saskatchewan New Democrats :(

Posted September 14, 2018 by leftdog

Everything that has ever happened in the ranks of the New Democratic Party of Canada before his arrival, seems to be of no interest to Jagmeet Singh. What a sad day for the New Democratic Party of Canada.Every Member of the Federal NDP Caucus who remai…

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Government of Canada Supports Innovation in Western Canada

Posted September 19, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, will make an announcement that demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to supportin…

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Oilsands emissions underestimated, Chernobyl’s wildlife, a comet trapped in an asteroid, Mice run laps in zero-g, taking the uncertainty out of quantum, and species invading from Canada.

Posted April 26, 2019 by Anonymous

CO2-sniffing plane finds oilsands emissions higher than industry reported; Cataracts, small brains, and DNA damage – Chernobyl’s wildlife 33 years after the meltdown; Mice reinvent the hamster wheel in zero gravity; A comet fragment trapped inside an m…

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A blissful fall at the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area

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

Are you looking for ideas for fall outings? Environment and Climate Change Canada invites you, until October 30, to the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, one of the eight National Wildlife Areas in Quebec.

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Kellogg’s Partners With Random House To Use Free Books To Sell Ultra-Processed Sugary Junk Food To Children

Posted August 13, 2019 by Yoni Freedhoff

To be clear, neither Random House, nor Kellogg’s, should be fairly expected to do the right thing when it comes to health.

Kellogg’s job is to see food. Random House’s job is to sell books. Nothing more, nothing less.

So it’s hard to get mad with either company for their “Feeding Reading” initiative which provides parents with permission or excuse to buy their children such health foods as:

  • Frosted Flakes
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Eggos
  • Nutrigrain Bars
  • Froot Loops
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Apple Jacks
  • Frosted Mini-Wheats (note, unfrosted mini-wheats are not eligible)
  • Corn Pops
  • Raisin Bran
  • Krave
  • Keebler cookies
  • Cheez-its
  • Austin crackers
  • Pringles

Truly, not a single choice parents or children should be encouraged to make. All ultra-processed, sugary, junk (and some crackers and potato chips).

Again, no reason to expect either Random House or Kellogg’s to be doing the right thing by kids, but in my opinion, their clear partnership in doing the wrong thing here certainly doesn’t reflect well on either of them.

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