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STATEMENT ON UKRAINE ISSUED FROM GENEVA

Diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S. and the EU issued a joint statement today on the crisis in Ukraine. They are calling for all illegal armed groups to be disarmed, all illegally seized buildings to be returned to their owners, … read more

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SURPRISING JOB CREATING IN CANADA LAST MONTH

Canada’s economy churned out enough jobs last month to reduce the unemployment rate by a tenth of a point. Statistics Canada says nearly 43,000 net new jobs were created last month. Most of the jobs were part-time. But they are … read more

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PUBLIC SPACE IN CANADA’S CAPITAL TO BE NAMED AFTER NELSON MANDELA

A proposal to name a public space in Ottawa after Nelson Mandela will be voted on next week. Mayor, Jim Watson has recommended that the front yard of city hall’s Heritage Building, where a human rights monument stands, be named … read more

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JOE OLIVER EXPECTED TO BECOME CANADA’S NEXT FINANCE MINISTER

All indications are that Toronto’s Joe Oliver will become Canada’s next finance minister. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to make the announcement that the MP for Eglinton-Lawrence will take over from Jim Flaherty, who made the surprising announcement that … read more

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PUTIN SAYS RUSSIANS IN UKRAINE’S CRIMEA DESERVE TO HAVE THEIR RIGHTS REINSTATED IN A SOVEREIGN STATE

Russia has signed a treaty bringing Crimea under its banner following Sunday’s referendum in the pro-Russian peninsula.  President Vladimir Putin signed the document with Crimea’s prime minister after a televised address to the nation, in which he vigorously defended Crimea’s … read more

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HOUSE PRICES IN CANADA STABLE – ECONOMIST

Zoomers counting on the rising value of their homes as a financial cushion for retirement can take heart. A real estate market expert thinks house prices in Canada are fairly valued and may even be undervalued. Economist, Will Dunning is … read more

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TORONTO BEST IN CANADA FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT

Public transit in Toronto is ranked the best in Canada by a Seattle-based company that aims to help people find places to live based on walkability. Walk Score puts Toronto transit ahead of Montreal and Vancouver, while other GTA and … read more

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HEADBAND FOR MIGRAINE TREATMENT GETS APPROVED IN THE U.S. – ALREADY AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Potentially good news for those who suffer from migraines. A nerve-stimulating headband as the first medical device to prevent migraine headaches has been approved in the United States.  Food and Drug Administration experts say the device provides a new option for … read more

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CANADA SIGNS FREE TRADE DEAL WITH SOUTH KOREA

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is on his way back to Canada with a very important document in his briefcase. Harper signed a Free Trade agreement with South Korea that eliminates virtually all tariffs between the two countries. Harper says it … read more

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PRIME MINISTER HARPER ARRIVES IN SEOUL

Stephen Harper has arrived in South Korea. The Prime Minister is expected to announce a free-trade deal with the government in Seoul. It’s still unclear whether Harper will actually sign the final document, or announce an agreement-in-principal. The agreement has … read more

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