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Baird Declares Solidarity with Prisoners in Iran
 Canada remains deeply concerned by the Islamic Republic of Iran's determination to use the courts and prison system as tools of repression. Hundreds of people are currently imprisoned in Iran simply for peacefully exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of speech, assembly and association. full story
Minister Rickford Announces Participation in APEC Energy Ministers' Meeting
 The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced his participation in this week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Ministers' meeting. full story
Minister Aglukkaq to Open Founding Meeting of Arctic Economic Council
 The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, will attend the founding meeting of the Arctic Economic Council (AEC) in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on September 2 and 3, 2014. full story
 CFIA Alerts
Food Recall Warning - Allergen (egg, wheat) - Catch of the Bay Fresh Fish Market brand seafood pies
 Distribution - Nova Scotia. Recalling firm - Masstown Market. full story
Food Recall Warning (Staphylococcus) - L'Alpette brand Soft ripened sheep cheese
 Distribution - Ontario, Quebec. Recalling firm - Ferme Floralpe Inc. full story
Updated Food Recall Warning (Listeria) - Marc Angelo brand Smoked Prosciutto Speck
 Recalling Firm: Concord Premium Meats Ltd. Distribution: Ontario, Quebec full story
 CBC Top Stories
Foreign worker 'mess' making oilsands site unsafe
  Temporary Foreign Workers in Oil Patch, Johnny Demosten, Leslie Jennings

Canadian tradesmen from a huge oilsands construction project are waving a red flag about safety hazards and near misses, which they blame on the use of foreign workers who aren’t qualified and can’t speak English.

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New sanctions will force Russia to 'protect our economy,' Lavrov says
  Ukraine crisis Lavrov Russia

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday any new sanctions from the European Union or the U.S. would force Russia to protect its economy, citizens and businesses.

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The back-to-school stat line for 7 million students, 440,000 educators

From tots to teenagers, students head back to school this week, waving goodbye to parents as they board bright yellow buses or say a teary bon voyage as they head off to a faraway university.

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New techniques helping curb advanced melanoma
  Melanoma check

Melanoma, a preventable skin cancer, has traditionally had high death rates, but that could change as new techniques are showing promise in dealing with the advanced forms of the disease.

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No school year start in B.C. Tuesday, no end to teachers' strike in sight
  Jim Iker, BCTF president, and Peter Fassbender, education minister - Aug. 31, 2014

When veteran mediator Vince Ready declared an impasse and walked away from talks between British Columbia teachers and their employer Saturday, parents' hopes for the school year to start on time walked out with him.

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New restrictive abortion law enforcement blocked in Louisiana
  Abortion Restrictions-Texas

A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.

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Ferguson police to wear body cameras in wake of Michael Brown's shooting
  Police Shooting Missouri Rally

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials say on Sunday.

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Swedish hospital investigates possible Ebola case

A hospital in the Swedish capital is investigating a possible case of Ebola, Swedish media reported today.

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 CBC Business
Health Canada pulling last of citronella-based bug sprays

Health Canada is pulling the last citronella-based bug sprays off the shelves by December because of “the absence of adequate safety data.” The move has left scientists who advised Health Canada on the issue, befuddled by the phase-out. So are many consumers who prefer natural bug sprays.

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Tim Hortons hitched, Shomi born, Twitch adopted and NHL expecting: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP
  tim hortons burger king fries

Tim Hortons gets bought by Burger King, rumours fly about possible NHL expansion and Rogers and Shaw team up to bring Canadians a Netflix-like streaming service. Jacqueline Hansen recaps the week that was in business news.

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Canada plans legislation to end pay-to-pay billing fees
  paper phone bills

The federal government plans to introduce legislation that would halt the practice of charging fees for paper bills, an issue highlighted by the CRTC's criticism of Canadian telecom companies' pay-to-pay practices.

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Why passengers are unlikely to win damages due to unruly fliers

Airline passengers who have their travel plans interrupted when unruly passengers force a plane to turn around or be diverted are likely to have a difficult time collecting damages for the disruption.

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Tesla Motors inks deal to build 400 charging stations in China
  China Tesla

Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

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Canadian economy expands at 3.1% pace in 2nd quarter
  Canada Shopping

The Canadian economy soared in the second quarter, accelerating to an annualized pace of 3.1 per cent as households spent more.

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