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Statement by Minister Joly on Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas

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

Statement on Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas

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Minister of Health to meet with Vancouver’s First Responder Community

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

The City of Vancouver will host a meeting between the Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health,

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Minister Garneau to deliver an address on Canada’s transportation system

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – September 12, 2016 – The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will deliver an address on Canada’s transportation system to the London Chamber of Commerce

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Shoppers At UK Supermarkets That Got Rid Of Checkout Aisle Junk Food Purchased 16% Less Small Pack Junk Food One Year Later

Posted March 25, 2019 by Yoni Freedhoff

So it wasn’t a randomized trial, but the results were interesting nonetheless.

In the UK, a number of supermarkets electively decided to stop the sale of impulse buy small pack checkout aisle junk food. Researchers curious about the impact had a peek at their sales date.

What they found was encouraging and they detailed their findings in their article Supermarket policies on less-healthy food at checkouts: Natural experimental evaluation using interrupted time series analyses of purchases. Plainly put, when compared with purchases from supermarkets still selling checkout aisle small pack junk, shoppers purchased 16% less small pack junk food from supermarkets that didn’t offer checkout aisle junk food temptations.

Given the ubiquity of junk food in checkout aisles, and here I’m not just talking about the supermarket, but pretty much any and every checkout aisle, cleaning them up is a very real target in improving our food environment. And before you say it can’t be done, it’s been done with tobacco’s “Power Walls” (but some irony here in that at least some of the new walls hiding cigarettes are being used to advertise junk food)

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Innovation Nations: An Exciting New Chapter

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

Good evening, everyone. What a crowd!

Thank you, Sanjay [Sanjay Makkar, President, Indo­Canada Chamber of Commerce], for inviting me to join in the fun tonight.

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Minister Carr to Announce Investment in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

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

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, will announce planned infrastructure projects for electric vehicle charging stations.

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Foreign Minister condemns terrorist bombings in Afghanistan

Posted January 11, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “I was outraged to learn of a series of brazen terrorist bombings across Afghanistan yesterday that took the lives of more than 50 people and injured m…

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Immigration on the agenda as Minister McCallum visits the province of Newfoundland and Labrador

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

John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, was in St. John’s today to sign the first bilateral framework immigration agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Statement from Minister Goodale on Fire Prevention Week

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

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement today to launch Fire Prevention Week.

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MP FRASER TO MAKE ANNOUCEMENT IN ANNAPOLIS ROYAL

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

Members of the media are invited to join Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova, on behalf of the Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities…

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Department of Finance Releases Legislative and Regulatory Proposals Relating to the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax

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

Department of Finance Releases Legislative and Regulatory Proposals Relating to the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax

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Veterans Affairs Canada office reopens in Brandon

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

Princess Avenue location will serve approximately 2,400 Veterans

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Minister of Health speaking at McGill University

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

Minister of Health speaking at McGill University

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Parliamentary Secretary Lametti to attend presidential inauguration in the Dominican Republic

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

David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, today announced that he will attend the inauguration of president Danilo Medina in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on August 16, 2016.

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The Government of Canada Invests in Parks Canada places on Cape Breton Island

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

Parks Canada’s places belong to all Canadians. They represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell the stories of who we are, including the history, cultures and contributions of Indigenous Peoples.

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One minute is all you need to stay young and healthy

Posted March 10, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

A new study explains why high intensity interval training (HIIT) reverses ageing.

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Government of Canada to officially reopen the Veterans Affairs Canada office in Thunder Bay, Ontario

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

Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay Rainy-River, on behalf of the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will officially reopen the Veterans Affairs Canada office in Thunder Bay, Ontario

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Canada and Ontario invest in infrastructure at Seneca College

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

August 31, 2016 – Toronto, Ontario – 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.

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Your baby can recognize the shape of faces before it’s even born

Posted June 9, 2017 by podcasting@cbc.ca

Scientists can now decipher the neural signals in the brain that codes for faces.

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Minister Philpott speaking at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2016

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

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health, will announce significant steps by the Government of Canada in assisting Canadians in making healthy food choices, and outline her vision for a healthy Canada.

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I knew ‘Sex In the City’ was horrible, but this is too much

Posted September 30, 2016 by Kathy Shaidle

Never watched it. Never had to. Mark Twain said, “You don’t have to eat an egg to know it’s rotten,” and that’s good enough for me. But still: A lot more whimsy got integrated into clutch design during the 1960’s, which allowed them to be both accessible for the common woman and, if not quite […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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Light rail vehicle testing: the next big milestone on route to the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018

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

Light rail vehicle (LRV) testing began on the track between Blair and Cyrville stations this week . . .

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An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act

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

An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act

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Undeclared firearms and undervalued goods part of CBSA Southern Ontario Region April highlights

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

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share some of the enforcement highlights for April from our border crossings in the Southern Ontario Region.

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DIY Canada Day Placemat

Posted June 17, 2016 by Anonymous

Show your national pride with these party-perfect flag-inspired placemats.

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The vampire molecule: scientists discover why young blood helps reverse ageing

Posted March 2, 2018 by Anonymous

Can blood from young people really reverse ageing in the brain?

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Government of Canada takes part in first-ever White House Arctic Science Ministerial

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

September 28, 2016 – Ottawa – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada – The Arctic is a remote and delicate ecosystem that northern communities have relied on for centuries. These communities are facing serious environmental and social chal…

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An Unforgettable Camping Experience on the Banks of the Chambly Canal

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

An Unforgettable Camping Experience on the Banks of the Chambly Canal

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The Government of Canada announces plan with Nova Scotia to price carbon pollution and negotiate coal phase-out agreement

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

Working together to take action on climate change will give Canada an edge in building a clean-growth economy.

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James Fulford: Why Rednecks Don`t Get Arrested As Much As Minorities

Posted October 27, 2016 by Kathy Shaidle

James Fulford writes: Why does this sound so bizarre in today`s America? Why does sound like something that could only happen in a British detective story set in the Fifties—or possibly in a Robert B. Parker story about South Boston where both the police and the gangsters are Irish? Well, that`s the point—on that Central […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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Statement by Public Services and Procurement Canada on the Appointment of a Board of Review

Posted January 6, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister responsible for Canada Post, issued an interim order on May 26, 2016, to stop the distribution by Canada Post of the publication Your Ward News.

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Minister Dion to travel to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, establish new embassy and participate in Association of Southeast Asian Nations meetings

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

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that he will travel to Vientiane, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), for the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Canada Post-Ministerial Conference and the ASEAN Regional Forum, scheduled, respectively, for July 25 and 26, 2016.

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Genomics Research and Development Initiative

Posted November 17, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Genomics Research and Development Initiative (GRDI) was first implemented in 1999 to support genomics research in eight federal science departments and agencies and is now in its sixth funding cycle. In 2014, the Government of Canada committed $99….

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Reuniting more spouses and partners

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

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been looking to find solutions to improve service to clients and reduce the uncertainty for Canadian citizens and permanent residents and for their spouses and partners who are being sponsored …

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Empowering Canadians to Have Their Say About Our Democracy

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

The Government of Canada wants to hear from as many Canadians as possible in a national conversation about electoral reform.

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Government of Canada delivers more than $7.8 million to Yukon for community infrastructure projects

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

Investing in infrastructure is vital to strengthening the middle class and growing the economy for years to come. Modern, efficient community infrastructure contributes to a high quality of life by helping connect people to jobs, improve water systems,…

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Minister Chagger and MP Bagnell to announce funding for Northerm Windows and Doors, a division of RAB Energy Group and YuKonstruct

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

Minister Chagger and MP Bagnell to announce funding related to improving manufacturing capacity in Canada.

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Taxpayers’ Ombudsman’s 2015-2016 Annual Report tabled in Parliament

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

The 2015-2016 Annual Report of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman, Sherra Profit, was tabled in the House of Commons today by Emmanuel Dubourg, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue.

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