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Minister Morneau Promotes Growth for the Middle Class at The Economist’s Canada Summit

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

Minister Morneau Promotes Growth for the Middle Class at The Economist’s Canada Summit

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Canada ratifies international convention, takes stand against child labour and exploitation

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

Canada has officially ratified an international treaty that seeks to eliminate child labour and ensure children do not leave school to join the workforce full time.

The Honorable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Lab…

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BIO 2016 Gowling WLG Luncheon

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you to James Buchan [Firm Managing Partner, External, Gowling WLG] for the kind introduction.

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Canada to welcome European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, will make an official visit to Canada on June 8 and 9, 2016. On June 8, Minister Dion will meet High Representative Mogherini for the first Transatlantic Dialogue conference since 2012. On June 9, High Representative Mogherini will meet with the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, as well as with members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

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International Trade Minister to attend Pacific Alliance meeting in Mexico

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today announced that she will travel to Mexico on June 8, 2016, to meet with the Council of Ministers of the Pacific Alliance to promote Canada’s progressive trade agenda. The Pacifi…

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Discover intriguing new works by emerging Canadian animators at NFB.ca. NFB’s Hothouse program brings together promising animation talent from across Canada.

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Now in its 11th season, the National Film Board of Canada’s Hothouse program for emerging animators has helped kick-start the careers of some of Canada’s most acclaimed animators.
Animation lovers can now discover six new short works from the latest c…

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Oromocto’s Improved Gateway Nature Trails Officially Open to Public

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Residents and visitors can now enjoy the conservation area with better access to trails and new boardwalk

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Ministers LeBlanc, McKenna and Bennett Celebrate World Oceans Day

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Ottawa, Ontario – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs will deliver remarks and make an announcement at the Ocean Summit 2016 on World Oceans Day.

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Treaty Principals take action to improve treaty negotiations

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, and the First Nations Summit have developed a path forward to improve and expedite treaty negotiations with First Nations in British Columbia.

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Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna to deliver a keynote speech at Canada’s Forum on Hydropower

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, will speak at the Canada’s Forum on Hydropower hosted by the Canadian Hydropower Association.

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Minister of Finance to Participate in The Economist’s Canada Summit in Toronto

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Finance to Participate in The Economist’s Canada Summit in Toronto

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Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site Opens its Doors for a New Season

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site Opens its Doors for a New Season

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Brooke Henderson: A Q&A with Canada’s next golf superstar

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Anonymous

The young athlete, who will represent Canada at the Rio 2016 Olympics, talks family, being Canadian and her guilty pleasure.

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Address by Minister Dion at a workshop for civil society organizations

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Each and every one of you-members of more than 40 of Canada’s leading human rights and civil society organizations-works tirelessly to promote inclusion, pluralism and human rights.

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The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk will announce the Government of Canada’s ratification of the International Labour Organization’s Convention 138 Concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will announce the Government of Canada’s ratification of the International Labour Organization’s Convention 138 Concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employmen…

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You too can Dream your Country

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

You too can Dream your Country

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How to Forge Memories

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

How to Forge Memories

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ACCREDITATION: Media Passes for Canada Day 2016 in Canada’s Capital Region

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

ACCREDITATION: Media Passes for Canada Day 2016 in Canada’s Capital Region

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The best new sunglasses for your face shape

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  CanadianLiving.com / Latest

Protect your eyes in style with the most-coveted sunnies of the season.

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Bigger Wine Glass = More Wine Consumed. Duh Study Time?

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Marijke Vroomen-Durning

Long-time readers of my blog know that I live for finding Duh Studies. Those are studies that make me wonder how on earth the researchers received approval and funding for certain types of research. I found another one this morning.Did you know that if…

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A daughter reflects on her final moments with her dad

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Anonymous

Celebrating Father’s Day hasn’t been the same since losing her dad, but Kate Wells takes it as an opportunity to remember him and the lessons he taught her.

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Everything you need to know about fentanyl, the dangerous new drug on the block

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Anonymous

A powerful painkiller that’s many times more potent than heroin, fentanyl is the reason music icon Prince is dead. It’s also a growing problem in Canada, where fentanyl-related deaths have spiked in the past five years. Here’s what you need to kn…

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New 2016–2017 programming at the Biosphere

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the launch of its new programming for 2016 2017, the Biosphere invites journalists to visit its new exhibitions on the themes of weather forecasting, climate change, and the benefits of nature.

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On this historic night

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Anonymous
BREAKING: @AP finds Clinton reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president pic.twitter.com/e473F0G4vX

— The Associated Press (@AP) June 7, 2016

I am woman, hear me roar in numbers to great to ignore

This is my fight song

Sail on Silver Girl…your time has come to shine.

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Endorsing Trump is like tying a rotting fish around your neck

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Anonymous

I loved this comment at Lawyers, Guns and Money:

Endorsing Trump is like tying an already “whiffy” dead fish around your neck – it’s already going off, and it will just smell worse and worse, until, finally , people are disgusted to be around you. And then you have to answer the inevitable questions – Why would you tie a dead fish around your neck? Didn’t you know it would smell? Don’t you know fish goes off? Do you like the smell of rotting fish? Do you believe in wearing rotting fish? What’s wrong with you…..? But the worst thing is after weeks, you personally will no longer be able to smell the fish – it will be normal to you – and people will have to yell at you, “you smell of rotting fish! You’re disgusting!”
And finally when you want to take it off – “yech, you still smell of rotting fish … get out of here.” And once you remove the fish, you’ll start to smell it again, in your clothes, your furniture, your car – and you’ll be mortified. And before anyone will let you back into polite company you’ll have to burn your entire wardrobe, disinfect or reupholster the remaining furniture, and you’ll always have to deal with people worried about your taste for the smell of rotting fish.

That’s exactly what the Republicans are now finding out.
Even Harper wasn’t as bad, and that’s saying something.

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The difference between Trump and Clinton

Posted  June 4, 2016  by  Anonymous

Eric Alterman writes about How False Equivalence Is Distorting the 2016 Election Coverage | The Nation and sums up the basic difference between Trump and Clinton:

 Journalistic abdications of responsibility are always harmful to democracy, but reporters and pundits covering the 2016 campaign will be doing the public a particularly grave disservice if they continue to draw from the “both sides” playbook in the months leading up to the November election. Now that Donald Trump has emerged as the presumptive Republican nominee for president, some simple facts about him and his campaign should be stated clearly and repeatedly, not obfuscated or explained away or leavened into click bait. Trump is a pathological liar and conspiracy theorist, a racist, misogynist, and demagogic bully with a phantasmagoric policy platform and dangerously authoritarian instincts. Hillary Clinton’s flaws and failures are many, and they should not be discounted, either. But they are of an entirely different order. Love her or hate her, at least we don’t have to wonder whether she believes in democracy. When it comes to sane and even semi-sensible policy proposals for America’s future in the 2016 presidential election, there is only one side.

Emphasis mine.

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Bringing Home the Pool Table

Posted  June 4, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Here at our clubhouse we are setting up a pool hall and games room. I am in charge of the games room. We have been given three tables for our use. One is brand new and we have to set it up. One is already set up and the third is another story.This frie…

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Views from Our Balcony

Posted  June 4, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Our bungalow has a walkout lower level and above it is a nice size balcony. It is large enough for a barbecue , two small tables and four Muskoka chairs. In the winter and the leaves are gone there is a wide open space to view the creek and protected a…

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The Antarctic Did Not Escape The Mass Extinction – 2016/06/04 – Pt. 4

Posted  June 2, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Fossil evidence suggests the mass extinction was just as rapid and severe in the Antarctic as everywhere else.

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Keeping Off The Rain with A Cardboard Roof – 2016/06/04 – Pt. 1

Posted  June 2, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

An additive can make cardboard suitable for roofing in poorer nations like India.

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Arctic Fox Turns Stark Tundra Into Green Space – 2016/06/04 – Pt. 2

Posted  June 2, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Urine and defecation around fox dens adds nutrients to the soil, which promotes vegetation.

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Squid and Octopus Thrive In Changing Oceans – 2016/06/04 – Pt. 3

Posted  June 2, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Cephalopods have biological traits that make them adaptable to changing oceans.

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Moths Tell Bats They Taste Nasty – 2016/06/04 – Pt. 6

Posted  June 2, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Tiger moths make a noise for bats to hear in order to warm them they taste nasty.

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Exercise Can Impair Your Eyesight – 2016/06/04 – Pt. 5

Posted  June 2, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Exercise can slow eyesight function.

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Pride

Posted  June 1, 2016  by  Anonymous

— Scott Brison (@scottbrison) June 1, 2016

Events at Saskatoon’s Pride Festival are here.

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Meerkats Eat To Compete In Survival Of Fattest – 2016/05/28 – Pt. 1

Posted  May 26, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Meerkats understand that their size is related to their hierarchy.

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Helpless Babies Make For Smart Parents – 2016/05/28 – Pt. 3

Posted  May 26, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

A link has been found between helplessness in infants and intelligence in parents.

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Arctic Warming Is Shrinking The Red Knot Shorebird – 2016/05/28 – Pt. 4

Posted  May 26, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

The red knot has become 15% smaller over the past 30 years because of a warmer Arctic.

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Specatcular Horned Dinosaur Joins The Club – 2016/05/28 – Pt. 5

Posted  May 26, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

A new species of horned dinosaur found in Montana.

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Purple Martins Keep Invasive Fire Ants In Check – 2016/05/28 – Pt. 2

Posted  May 26, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

The invasive red fire ants in the southern US is gobbled up in the billion by the Purple Martin.

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