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Statement by Minister Freeland on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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

“One of the darkest chapters in human history unfolded at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp, liberated 72 years ago today.

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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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Government of Canada Announces Support for Two Community Projects in the Town of Atikokan

Posted January 30, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is investing more than $47,000 to enable the Centennial Museum and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 145 in Atikokan make much-needed improvements to its facilities.

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Government of Canada Celebrates World’s Tallest Wood Building at UBC

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

Our government sees forestry as a high-value, high-tech industry, leading the way in innovation and playing a central role in the fight against climate change.

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Employment Insurance Service Quality Review Report release

Posted February 1, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada today released the Employment Insurance Service Quality Review Report, which was a review of how Service Canada delivers the Employment Insurance (EI) program. The three Panel members who led the review, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, Rodger Cuzner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia, presented the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development with the report on Jan 31, 2017.

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Statement by the Honourable Navdeep Bains

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

I am pleased that Anil Arora has been appointed as Chief Statistician of Canada, effective September 19, 2016.

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Early Modern Human Artists Connected The Dots

Posted February 3, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

A 38 thousand year old engraving of a wild cow was made using dots in limestone.

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Backgrounder – Arctic Council

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

The Arctic Council was established in Ottawa on September 19, 1996, with the signing of the Declaration of the Establishment of the Arctic Council (Ottawa Declaration). Canada played a key role in founding the council and was the leading voice in ensur…

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Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers reconvene to discuss improvement of social services for Canadians

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

The Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Ministers Responsible for Social Services, co-chaired by the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and the Honourable Joanne Bernard, Nova Scotia Minist…

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World Alzheimer’s Day 2016 September 21, 2016

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

September 21 marks World Alzheimer’s Day – a day to focus on raising awareness, inspiring action, and helping people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia around the world.

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Canadian Army divers conduct training near Victoria, British Columbia

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

Approximately 100 divers from across the Canadian Army, as well as NATO Allies, will participate in Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2017 near the city of Victoria, British Columbia, from February 7 to 26, 2017.

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Government of Canada launches call for proposals to support the social inclusion of Canadians with disabilities

Posted September 22, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is working to ensure greater accessibility and opportunities for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces. To this end, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities today invited national not-for-profit organizations with a focus on disability to apply for funding through the 2016 Social Development Partnership Program – Disability Component (SDPP-D) call for proposals.

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Modernized multi-purpose hall for Caplan residents

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

Modernized multi-purpose hall for Caplan résidents.

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Unveiling of new cabaret theatre in Sainte-Thérèse

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

The residents of Sainte-Thérèse and the Laurentides region have a new cabaret theatre thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and Quebec. This initiative will help enhance residents’ quality of life and help grow the regional economy for years to come.

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Why Do We Sleep? What Happens When We Don’t?

Posted February 10, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

Sleep isn’t just down time for the brain.

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Backgrounder – Beef

Posted September 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada and China have signed a protocol to expand market access for Canadian beef exports to China to include bone-in beef.

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FedNor Invests More Than $1.2 Million to Help Northeastern Ontario Communities and Businesses Adopt New Technologies and Grow

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

The Government of Canada is investing $1,285,000 to enable communities and businesses to adopt and benefit from information and communications technologies, spur innovation and create good middle-class jobs.

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Remarks by Hon. Ralph Goodale, PC, MP (Regina-Wascana) Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness at the Canadian police and peace officers 39th Annual Memorial Service

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

Notes for remarks by
Hon. Ralph goodale, pc, mp (regina-wascana)
Minister of Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness
At the
Canadian police and peace officers
39th annual memorial service

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FedDev Ontario Invests in Vaughan Aerospace Manufacturer

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

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadian aerospace manufacturers that are investing in innovation, which generates benefits for local communities and creates well-paying jobs for Canadians.

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Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Fundy National Park

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

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Fundy National Park

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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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Canada and India seek closer economic ties

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

Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, was thrilled to welcome Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, to the third Canada-India Ministerial Dialogue on Trade and Investment.

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Quirks Question: Could an alien ship hide in the asteroid belt?

Posted March 17, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

Dr. Jaymie Matthews says yes, because it may not be the best place to hide in the Solar System.

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Helping the Dawson City Arts Society Keep Warm this Winter

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

In Canada’s North, winters commonly dip below -40°C and it is essential to have a heating system that is up for the challenge. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CanNor, today announced a Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) investment of $75,000 to help upgrade the Dawson City Arts Society’s deteriorating heating system at the historic Odd Fellows Hall.

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Bill Nye on Marching for Science: ‘Science is political!’

Posted April 20, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

Bill Nye says the thing to keep in mind when it comes to climate change is that ‘we’re all in this together.’

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Journalists! Your moral and intellectual superiors!! (Jeff Jacoby edition)

Posted October 2, 2016 by Kathy Shaidle

The Great Resorting continues, as formerly fairly sensible Jeff Jacoby writes: I plan to vote for the Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson. I don’t agree with every position Johnson endorses (though I strongly share the libertarian tropism for smaller government, lower taxes, and free trade). But I’m not voting on the basis of traditional issues. I’m […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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When did whales get super-sized?

Posted May 26, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

Why some whales became monster-sized was a mystery. New research has solved it.

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Canada denounces Russian support for ongoing attacks of medical facilities in Syria

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

Canada denounces the atrocious and ongoing attacks targeting medical facilities in Syria

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Protecting Islam’s archaeological heritage against vandalism and development

Posted June 30, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

Islamic archaeological sites lost to militant vandalism, but also development.

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Minister Qualtrough to Attend the 2016 Commonwealth Sport Summit

Posted October 5, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will participate…

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Chicken bone discovery reveals a rich backstory

Posted August 4, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

New evidence dates arrival of domestic chickens in the horn of Africa.

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Court Martial for senior Canadian Armed Forces Officer

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

Major-General M. N. Rouleau, Commander, Canadian Special Operations Forces Command will face a Standing Court Martial in relation to an incident on or around December 20, 2015, when his personal weapon discharged.

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Changes to mildew visual guides and standards for western Canadian milling wheat

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

Mildew guidelines will be adjusted in western Canadian milling wheat classes to allow for an increased presence of mildew in the visual guides and standards.

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Victims Fund agreement with the Province of New Brunswick

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

Providing the necessary supports and services to respond to the immediate and ongoing needs of victims, survivors, their families and their communities is an important part of a fair and accessible criminal justice system.

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Minister Garneau to make announcement on rail safety

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

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will make an important announcement concerning rail safety in Canada

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Consultations on Canadian Content in a Digital World

Posted October 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister Joly hosts an in-person event in Toronto with representatives from various sectors

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Federal and Provincial Governments invest in Émile Sénéchal et Fils

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

Equipment will help improve productivity and efficiency

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Cosmic Rays May Cause Space Brain On Trips To Mars – 2016/10/15 – Pt. 1

Posted October 14, 2016 by podcasting@cbc.ca

Cosmic rays may have a negative impact on travel to Mars.

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"Credit where credit is due." – Oil Sands Companies Demonstrate Leadership On Climate Change = Ezra’s PISSED !!

Posted November 22, 2015 by leftdog

 (Click on image to enlarge .. )CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Nov. 22, 2015) – Four of Canada’s largest oil sands producers have come together to demonstrate leadership on climate change. Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Cenovus Energy Inc….

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Minister Dion concludes successful visit to Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras

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

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, yesterday concluded a successful visit to Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.

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