Canada Marks Major Milestone in Defining Its Continental Shelf

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By A Correspondent

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, on December 9, announced that Canada has filed a submission to define the outer limits of its continental shelf in the Atlantic Ocean with the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.

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Canadian Exporters More Confident

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By Peter G Hall *
Vice-President and Chief Economist Export Development Canada

For all the pre-crisis talk about resource scarcity, the rarest commodity since crisis hit is confidence. But now, it's the comeback kid of the global economy: the long hibernation is over, and across a number of heavy-hitting economies, confidence is normalizing. Thankfully, Canadian exporters seem to agree. Export Development Canada's Fall 2013 Trade Confidence Index rose again, the first back-to-back increase in the Index in three years. Are things looking up?

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Canadian Pledge to Global Fund to End Extreme Poverty

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Affirmation of Canada's leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

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Following a meeting with Results Canada, a grassroots organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty through the commitment of passionate and engaged citizens, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, reiterated on December 2 Canada's support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, cementing Canada's leadership role in improving the health of those living in poverty around the world, especially women and girls.

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Celebrating Canada’s Biggest Trade Deal Ever

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The Canada-European Union trade agreement is a big win for workers and businesses across Ontario

The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, on December 19, led a celebration event to highlight the biggest trade accomplishment in Canadian history: an agreement with the European Union that was announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso in October.

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Capital Gains and the Incomes of the Wealthy

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By Jim Stanford *

A recent release from Statistics Canadaon the income share of the wealthy (“High-income trends among Canadian tax-filers,” The Daily, December 9 2013) generated some interesting coverage and commentary. It reported that the top 1%’s share of total income in Canada remained steady in 2011 in Canada, at 10.6 percent — but still significantly higher than in the 1980s.

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The Senate Cover up Continues

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By James S. Cowan Q.C. *

Anyone who still believes the Conservatives are telling Canadians everything about the Wright-Duffy scandal only needs follow the votes to know what is really happening: a cover-up is still going-on.

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Government Delivers Record Results for Canadians

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On December 12 the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, the Honourable Peter Van Loan and the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, the Honourable Denis Lebel, outlined the Government's legislative accomplishments in 2013.

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Canadian Passport Not A “Get Out of Jail Free” Card

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The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), on December 16, issued the following statement on consular services for Canadians ahead of the winter travel season:

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Conservatives Block Oversight for Spies

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By Wayne Easter, MP
Liberal Party of Canada Public Safety Critic

Who is watching the watchers? Here in Canada, revelations about potential violations by our own spy agencies haven’t come from government oversight, they’ve come from Edward Snowden—and the Conservative government doesn’t see that as a problem.

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Protecting Consumer Interests in Canada's Wireless Sector

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Towards Consumer Choice and Affordable Prices

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Industry Minister James Moore on December 18, announced that the Government of Canada will take legislative action on domestic roaming rates to better protect consumer interests in Canada's telecommunications market. Today's announcement is delivering on the Government's Speech from the Throne commitment to reduce roaming rates on domestic networks in Canada.

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Invitation to "Have Your Say" On Canada's 150th Celebrations

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By A Correspondent               

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on December 11, launched pan-Canadian consultations to seek Canadians' views on how they would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

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MARCH 2017

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