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 Canada Government News
Effervescence grips region in lead-up to 48th Festival d'été de Québec
 Government of Canada proud to renew its support of major music festival. full story
Federal government supports important highway upgrades to Route 11 in the Shediac region
 Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, was joined today by the Honourable Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick, Tilly O'Neill Gordon, Member of Parliament for Miramichi, and Jacques LeBlanc, Mayor of the Town of Shediac, to confirm $27 million under the New Building Canada Plan for upgrades to Route 11 in the Shediac region of New Brunswick. full story
Minister Peter MacKay and Member of Parliament Scott Armstrong Announce a Significant $20 Million Investment for 14 Wing Greenwood
 The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Scott Armstrong, Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced a significant infrastructure investment for 14 Wing Greenwood. full story
 CFIA Alerts
Food Recall Warning (Listeria) - Candy Smoked Salmon
 Distribution - Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan. Recalling firm - City Fish. full story
Food Recall Warning - Allergen (milk) - Olza Prince Polo brand Choc. Covered Wafers
 Distribution - Ontario Recalling firm - Premier Polmarex Inc. full story
Food Recall Warning (Listeria monocytogenes) - Scotian Gold brand apple slices
 Distribution - New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island Recalling firm - Scotian Gold Co-operative Limited full story
 CBC Top Stories
Why was Arthur Porter left to die in Panama instead of being extradited to Canada?
  arthur porter

Dr. Arthur Porter's death in a Panama City hospital late Tuesday leaves many questions unanswered, including why the Conservative supporter and spy-review committee chairman was never brought back to Canada.

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'We've been hit again': WestJet bomb hoax 3rd within a week, 4th threat overall
  Westjet 20140203

A WestJet flight from Vancouver to Toronto was diverted to Calgary last night after yet another threat. It was the third "hoax" involving a bomb scare and the fourth threat overall against the airline in the past five days.

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'Poverty porn' frenzy hits reality TV, but maybe it's not a bad thing
  The Briefcase

Critics call it poverty porn, the oppression Olympics and the working class Hunger Games. But what some say is exploitative, humiliating TV may have the capacity to do good.

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G is for goodbye: Sesame Street's Maria retiring after 45 years
  Sonia Manzano

Sesame Street actress Sonia Manzano, who played Puerto Rican shop owner Maria Rodriquez on the beloved children's television program, is retiring after nearly 45 years.

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Greek referendum campaign begins amid grinding cash crisis
  EUROZONE-GREECE/

The battle for Greek votes was in full swing today ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro. For Greeks, particularly the elderly, the daily struggle to get cash ground on in the face of massive uncertainty.

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'Hack du jour': Swatting hoaxes dangerous for all involved
  CRIME Swatting Trial 20150616

Swatting, a prank that involves phoning 911 to report a non-existent threat to someone's house, is traumatizing for homeowners and dangerous for everyone involved, including police and bystanders.

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'Wow, pulled back the wrong side throttle,' pilot said seconds before Taiwan crash
  Taiwan Plane Crash

The captain of a TransAsia Airways ATR mistakenly switched off the plane's only working engine seconds before it crashed in February, killing 43 people, Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council (ASC) said in its latest report on Thursday.

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Transport minister rejects calls for Lac-Mégantic public inquiry
  CANADA-TRAIN/

The transport minister says her department overseeing rail safety has undergone significant changes and new marching orders since the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster in July 2013, but she rejects calls for a public inquiry into failures at Transport Canada identified in the final investigation report.

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 CBC Business
Gulf oil spill settlement: BP to pay record $18.7B US settlement
  Gulf Oil Spill Mississippi

BP and five Gulf states announced an $18.7 billion US settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil spill in 2010.

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U.S. jobless rate drops to 7-year low of 5.3% in June
  Steelworker factory jobs manufacturing

U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market paint a mixed picture.

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Lac-Mégantic disaster led to Transport Canada shakeup, says minister Lisa Raitt
  CANADA-TRAIN/

The transport minister says her department overseeing rail safety has undergone significant changes and new marching orders since the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster in July 2013, but she rejects calls for a public inquiry into failures at Transport Canada identified in the final investigation report.

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Greece debt crisis: Referendum campaign begins amid cash crunch
  EUROZONE-GREECE/

The battle for Greek votes was in full swing today ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro. For Greeks, particularly the elderly, the daily struggle to get cash ground on in the face of massive uncertainty.

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Geothermal pitched as Alberta's next big energy source
  Neal Hot Springs geothermal power plant

Standard thinking for decades has been that geothermal technology is too costly and inefficient to be a significant source of energy. But a growing number of experts say the time may be right for geothermal to assume a higher profile, especially in 'perfectly situated' Alberta.

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Sears Canada seeks new CEO as Ronald Boire leaves to head up Barnes & Noble
  Sears

Sears Canada is looking for its fourth new CEO in as many years as Ronald Boire will leave the company at the end of the summer to pursue an opportunity in the U.S.

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