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EI whistleblower suspended without pay

EI whistleblower suspended without pay | Canada Today | Scoop.it
A federal fraud investigator has been suspended without pay, after she leaked documents showing that investigators had to cut people off their employment insurance benefits in order to meet quotas.
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F-35 controversy rears its head as National Defence refuses to release info on more military projects

F-35 controversy rears its head as National Defence refuses to release info on more military projects | Canada Today | Scoop.it
OTTAWA — National Defence has refused to release information about four troubled, multibillion-dollar military projects to Parliament’s budget watchdog, prompting concerns the department and Conservative government have failed to learn...
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Stewart, B.C., seeks better ambulance service

Stewart, B.C., seeks better ambulance service | Canada Today | Scoop.it
The mayor of the remote northwestern B.C. community of Stewart says it's unacceptable that residents face a potentially life-threatening wait of over three hours for an ambulance.
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Ottawa couple builds 'spacious,' eight-foot-wide home

Ottawa couple builds 'spacious,' eight-foot-wide home | Canada Today | Scoop.it
If he stretches his arms, Robert Matthews can almost reach from one inside wall of his house to the other.
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Offshore bid to build bigger Canada passes from scientists to diplomats and lawyers

Offshore bid to build bigger Canada passes from scientists to diplomats and lawyers | Canada Today | Scoop.it
Canada’s bid to add an offshore area the size of the Prairies to its sovereign territory has reached a critical new phase, Postmedia News has learned.
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Does Canada have enough water? Depends who you ask

Does Canada have enough water? Depends who you ask | Canada Today | Scoop.it
Is Canada running out of clean freshwater? A new report, which states pointedly “no,” is a cause for concern for one of Canada’s preeminent environmentalists.
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Political promotions come with perks

Political promotions come with perks | Canada Today | Scoop.it
A promotion into the prime minister's inner circle instantly ups a member of Parliament's political cachet.
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Loblaw to buy Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.4B

Loblaw to buy Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.4B | Canada Today | Scoop.it
The $12.4 billion merger of Canada's largest grocery retailer, Loblaw, and the country's biggest pharmacy chain, Shoppers Drug Mart, will not reduce competition and customer choice as some fear, Loblaw executive chairman Galen G.
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The end of the ‘Golden Age’ for university graduates

The end of the ‘Golden Age’ for university graduates | Canada Today | Scoop.it
The Canadian economy no longer creates enough jobs for a highly educated work force – and no longer pays a big premium for those years of schooling
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U.S. eyes high-tech security boost at Canadian border

U.S. eyes high-tech security boost at Canadian border | Canada Today | Scoop.it
The U.S. Senate homeland security committee is holding a field hearing in Montana today to examine the challenges of the northern border. Democrat Sen.
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Canada's Supreme Court will hear case dealing with privacy rights for cellphones

Canada's Supreme Court will hear case dealing with privacy rights for cellphones | Canada Today | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada is taking on the question of whether police can access information on a cellphone that isn't protected by a password.
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16% of Canadians are ‘cord cutters’: report

16% of Canadians are ‘cord cutters’: report | Canada Today | Scoop.it
About 16 per cent of Canadian adults said they no longer watch any conventional TV and strictly stream online content, according to a report by measurement firm comScore.
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Tax man improves online access for SMBs

Tax man improves online access for SMBs | Canada Today | Scoop.it

They say there are two sure things in life - death and taxes. Canadian small to mid-sized businesses can now do one of those things more easily online thanks to some changes at the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA).

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Sen. Doug Black is only member of upper chamber to post spending details online

Sen. Doug Black is only member of upper chamber to post spending details online | Canada Today | Scoop.it
OTTAWA — Only one of the country’s more than 100 senators lists spending details online along with his attendance record — showing how often he is in the Senate chamber, and how he spends taxpayer dollars.
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What does Canada’s new anti-spam law mean for individuals and businesses?

What does Canada’s new anti-spam law mean for individuals and businesses? | Canada Today | Scoop.it
This new law is designed to protect Canadians from spam, hacking, spyware, address collection and other privacy invasion. The law covers emails, text messages, social media and even applies to future technologies not yet invented.
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Ontario government studying a change to the minimum wage

Ontario government studying a change to the minimum wage | Canada Today | Scoop.it
The Ontario government is planning a review of the province’s minimum wage.
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Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady at 1%

Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady at 1% | Canada Today | Scoop.it
The Bank of Canada opts to keep its benchmark interest rate steady at one per cent on Wednesday, the same level it's been at for almost three years.
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Alberta MLA arrested in prostitution sting in Minnesota, resigns

Alberta MLA arrested in prostitution sting in Minnesota, resigns | Canada Today | Scoop.it
An Alberta politician has resigned from the governing Conservative caucus after being arrested by Minnesota police in a prostitution sting. Mike Allen, the member of the legislature for Fort McMurray, was arrested by St.
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Commercial drones could have 'endless' uses under Canada's laws

Commercial drones could have 'endless' uses under Canada's laws | Canada Today | Scoop.it
While much of the debate about drones centres on their surveillance abilities or capacity to launch Hellfire missiles at suspected insurgents, there are many non-military applications.
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Canadian telecom Telus first to offer shortened two-year wireless contracts

Canadian telecom Telus first to offer shortened two-year wireless contracts | Canada Today | Scoop.it
Canadians can finally say goodbye to the dreaded three-year cell contracts they've been strapped with for too long: Telus is now offering a two-year
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B.C. study to consider liquor at parks, beach

B.C. study to consider liquor at parks, beach | Canada Today | Scoop.it
The B.C. Liberals are considering allowing people to bring alcoholic beverages to beaches and parks, according to attorney general Suzanne Anton.
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Why small manufacturers are returning to 'Made in Canada'

Why small manufacturers are returning to 'Made in Canada' | Canada Today | Scoop.it
The Made-in-Canada business model once seemed viable for only niche, high-end brands, such as Canada Goose, that could afford higher manufacturing labour costs. But a change may be afoot.
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B.C. backs down on wireless smart meters

B.C. backs down on wireless smart meters | Canada Today | Scoop.it
The B.C. government won't force people to get a wireless BC Hydro smart meter if they don't want one, but they are likely going to pay an extra fee for the opting out of the system.
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Canadian athletes look to fans for helping fund their Olympic dream

Canadian athletes look to fans for helping fund their Olympic dream | Canada Today | Scoop.it
Some Canadian athletes are funding the pursuit of their Olympic dreams by giving away mementos, experiences and their own time in exchange for money.
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Check out 14 images from Canada’s past

Check out 14 images from Canada’s past | Canada Today | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what Canada looked like over a century ago? It's possible, thanks to the British Library, which released more than 4,000 images from its Colonial Copyright Collection of Canadian photographs.
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