September 15, 2014

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Oil-reliant firms at risk as world moves toward low-carbon future: report

Economic Times Its report comes as international leaders prepare to meet at the UN Secretary-General's climate summit in New York next week, a meeting that Prime...

Society: Celebrating SF Symphony's 103rd season

Her three songs were "That's My Weakness Now," "Hey There," a tribute to her father John Raitt (he debuted the song in "Pajama Game" on...

Feds issue terse 'action plan' on missing Native women

Kellie Leitch, a junior minister of status of women, announced the government's plan Monday. "The government has shown leadership in standing up for victims of...

Federal plan aims to break cycle of abuse against aboriginal women

The federal government has released details of its plan to address the issue of violence against aboriginal women and girls. Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, who...

Remembering John Duncan of New Boston, Missouri with ties to ...

Remembering John Duncan of New Boston, Missouri with ties to Somerville. September 16, 2014 by thesomervillenewsweekly Leave a Comment · 20140915-214549.jpg. John was 83 years...

Canada offers essential protective equipment to help stop the spread of Ebola ...

(press release) (press release)15, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Minister Rona Ambrose today announced that Canada will make available for donation over $2.5 million in...

The surplus, the election and the testing of Joe Oliver

(subscription) (subscription)Your predecessor, the late Jim Flaherty, left things in pretty good shape for you. There is a strong possibility you're in a position...

Toll on new Champlain Bridge would clog other spans, study says

Denis Lebel commissioned the study while he was the federal minister of transport, asking the British firm to look into the effect tolls would have...

Pakistani woman loses bid to stay in Saskatoon

Lynne Yelich, Conservative MP for Blackstrap, said in an e-mail she can't comment on specific cases. “Canada has one of the most fair and generous...

'Birth tourism' crackdown gets frosty reception from BC

But federal Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said Monday that Ottawa is forging ahead. “This is opportunism. It is people taking advantage of our system,” Alexander...

Tories table plan to stop violence against aboriginal women and girls

Toronto Star The federal government has tabled a plan to address violence against aboriginal women and girls, announced Minister for Status of Women Kellie Leitch as...

Muzzling academics? Get schooled!

The letter to National Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay calls on the government to halt political activity audits of think-tanks. They're alarmed that the Canadian...

James Moore: Takeover Panel may have to bare its teeth since playing nice is ...

When it comes to takeovers there are lies, damned lies and commitments. At least that has been the case up until now. Most recently this...

Dr. Herb Dickieson seeks Egmont NDP nomination

Now he is seeking the party's nomination in the federal riding of Egmont, the seat currently held by Conservative Gail Shea. Dickieson was said to...

75th Anniversary of Declaration of War in World War 2

Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced a new national tribute to mark the 75th anniversary of Canada's engagement in the Second World War and...

Jersey Shore Boat Expo opens Friday

... Shore Boat Sale and Jersey Shore Boat & Expo will open this Friday at 11 a.m. at First EnergyPark in Lakewood. What began as...

Harper backs pick-and-pay TV options

8 and suggested the CRTC should regulate “new media broadcasting activities,” Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover responded with a statement attacking Liberal tax policies and...

Leitch: 'Now Is Not The Time For Another Study' On Violence Against Aboriginal ...

CTV News Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, who is also minister for the status of women, says the plan consists of a range of measures to address...

Some charges to be dropped in Palm Beach Sheriff's overtime case

“I don't see how they can move forward here,” Nealy's attorney, Douglas Duncan, told Palm Beach County Circuit Judge John Kastrenakes in a hearing. Duncan...

How to defeat haters on the Internet

It's expensive and time-consuming and often done for a bunch of ingrates who would rather just be eating fast food anyway,” Marcotte wrote. Her post...

Christie joins 3 ex-governors, Jersey City mayor, Nancy Pelosi at opening of ...

Chris Christie and former Gov. Thomas Kean, both Republicans. Fulop, a Democrat, said bipartisan support for prisoner re-entry programs shows they transcend politics, and he...

Canon reveals details for future telephoto lens line

And unlike camera bodies, lenses don't go out of date so fast, which means they're more profitable to sell once investments in engineering and manufacturing...

Iraq deployment not up for vote, Harper says

The government turned to Kellie Leitch – the Minister of the Status of Women – for questions Monday on whether to call an inquiry into...

New Treaty Allows China to Sue Canada to Change its Laws

Canadian supporters of the treaty, including Ed Fast, the minister of International Trade, argue the deal is beneficial to Canadians. Fast said, “Investment agreements provide...

Reggie Hill finds new post at RTS

"We are happy to see that RGRTA recognized the extensive qualifications of Mr. Hill," Chris Christopher wrote in an email. "His years of experience with...

Reducing foreign workers threatens viable lobster plants, warns industry

He says the industry has challenged the stereotype of the region portrayed by Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney that there are thousands of...

The QP Clip: Canada, welcome back to Ottawa

He managed to expose a real problem across Canada (including the far north) and, in the next breath, question one of the Prime Minister's favourite...

Harper government dismisses 'ridiculous' allegations that it covered up the ...

In a statement Monday, Jason Tamming, a spokesman for Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, said: “We will not give credibility to the ridiculous, unsubstantiated assertions...

Tories table plan to stop violence against aboriginal women and girls

The federal government has tabled a plan to address violence against aboriginal women and girls, announced Minister for Status of Women Kellie Leitch as MPs...

Why Sean Doolittle's Return Could Push the Oakland Athletics into the Playoffs

Manager Bob Melvin tried to implement a closer-by-committee like he did after Jim Johnson was removed from the role in April, with left-hander Eric O'Flaherty...

Zaphod's preparing for final bow?

Mr. Haslam, 59, suffered a stroke four years ago, but he is healthy now, he says. He talks about former finance minister Jim Flaherty, who...

Nathan Jacobson, businessman with Conservative ties, succeeds in withdrawing ...

Until his legal problems became public, Jacobson was friendly with senior cabinet ministers John Baird and Jason Kenney, as well as other world leaders, including...

Where the Boys Are: 2 new comedies examine male friendships.

Two independent films serve up lively and perceptive looks of friendships between men. Both are comedies tinged with sadness. Both now playing in Des Moines,...

Canadian Air Force snags plane parts from museum to fix ailing aircraft

Ottawa Citizen Defense Minister Rob Nicholson's office defended the decision to ask the museum for parts to keep its search-and-rescue planes in the air. “The RCAF...

genrefied: And the Survey Says...

See? Lots and lots of things at least a small sampling of the readers out there would like to see avoided for a while. There...

Israel Minister Yair Lapid Meets with Canadian Public Safety ...

Finance Minister Yair Lapid, this afternoon in Tel Aviv, met with Canadian Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Steven Blaney. The two men signed a...

NKY lands more than 100 new jobs

Steve Beshear today," said Dan Tobergte, President/CEO of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED. "Together ... Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery told Cooper that the county and city...

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 9.15.14

Ray Fittipaldo: Lance Moore coming back from injury and likely to start ahead of Justin Brown. That's about it at this point. I don't expect...

Immigrants to Canada not sold on new 'express entry' system

CTV News ... job postings pose the biggest problems in their attempts to find work. A spokesman for Employment Minister Jason Kenney says the government plans...

Rio Salado College honors adjunct faculty

"Rio's adjunct faculty members and instructors fill a critical role in student success," said Chris Bustamante, Rio Salado College president. ... Outstanding Contributions to Teaching...

Rona Ambrose says Canada needs better palliative care – Larry's ...

Rona Ambrose says Canada needs better palliative care. September 15, 2014 Leave a Comment. This doesn't need much embellishment from me, although it is a...

Study: New immigrants to Canada not sold on upcoming express entry system

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has called express entry a “top priority” for his department. “Express entry promises to be a game-changer for Canadian immigration and...

The Week Ahead In Comedy: I'm Gonna Plotz

Break out the sweaters, because fall weather is Here! And what better way to spend a fall evening than at Tell Me A Story: Growing...

New immigrants not sold on proposed express entry system | CTV ...

Employment Minister Jason Kenney, left, and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander are seen in a reflection at a news conference in Ottawa on Friday, June 20,...

Study: Newcomers not sold on express entry

CTV News Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has called express entry a "top priority" for his department. "Express entry promises to be a game-changer for Canadian immigration...

Fall TV: 'Gotham,' 'Gracepoint' lead dramas; comedies offer more intrigue

FOREVER - "Look Before You Leap" - After Henry pegs the case of a would-be bridge jumper as a homicide while the police label it...

Moore hoping trade barriers between provinces will start to come down

OTTAWA — Federal Industry Minister James Moore said his highest priority is to break down trade barriers between provinces. Speaking to delegates at University of...

Harper Government supports First Nations economic summit in Cape Breton

(press release)Ulnooweg Development Group Inc. hosting first-ever First Nations economic development event in Membertou, NS, from September 15 to 17. MEMBERTOU, NS, Sept. 15,...

The Gargoyle: People to watch on the Hill

... Conservative MP Steven Fletcher, whose private member's bills on end of life will spur intense debate. Lee Berthiaume, meanwhile, identifies Defence Minister Rob Nicholson...