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OTTAWA - At 5 years old, Carole Chretien-Rankin was taken from her family in Ottawa's Lowertown neighbourhood and her identify was erased.  (QMI)

  

The trouble with experts

As a new documentary The Trouble with Experts, reminds us, we are all addicted to experts. They tell us what to eat, how to vote, raise our kids, fix our homes, buy our wines, interpret political events and, until recently, choose the right stocks. (CBC)   MORE:   Why experts get it wrong

 

Canada #1

LONDON - Policies that promote gender equality, safeguards against violence and exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place to be a woman.   (Reuters)   REPORT:  TrustLaw poll   Court rules women can be paid less

 

Cause of death

OTTAWA - A new report says cancer and heart disease were responsible for just over half of Canada's 238,617 deaths in 2008.  (CP)  REPORT:  Leading causes of death, 2008   Table 1.1      Homicides in Canada Table 1A

 

Feds' computer system “next gun registry"?

Canadian taxpayers pumped $600 million into a technology system that makes their transactions with the federal government as secure and tamper-proof as Fort Knox.  (CanWest)  The secure channel saga

Information Technology projects 

Lack of data

A new report by a Swedish think-tank on the often murky arms business revealed sales of weapons and military services by the world’s biggest producers reached $411B in 2010.  But conspicuous by its absence in the 2010 SIPRI top 100 arms-producing and weapons services list was any data on Chinese arms manufacturers.   (AFP)   MORE:  Canadian CAE on 2010 list

 

Travelers need clearance

OTTAWA - Canada is one step closer to forcing visitors from almost every country in the world to obtain authorization before flying into the country.  (Global)  MORE:   Fee for new electronic application     Canada Gazette Vol 147, No 49   pdf   Beyond the Border   Our passport no shield

 

When can someone be declared dead

NEW YORK - A report on 3 heart transplants involving babies is focusing attention on a touchy issue in the organ donation field: When and how can someone be declared dead?  (AP)

 

Under-enrolled

TORONTO - With a staggering 71,000 fewer students than the province says it has room for, the Toronto District School Board faces having to close the rough equivalent of 171 schools now that Queen’s Park no longer will help pay to keep under-used schools open.  (Toronto Star) 

 

   

Foster mom 'lost it'

EDMONTON - Christine Laverdiere, 38, told RCMP, after several lengthy interviews in which she denied doing anything wrong, that she had forcefully sat the girl down on the floor and pushed her, causing her to fall back on her head.  There is a ban on publication of the girl's name under provincial legislation because she was in care.  (QMI)

596 more deaths

Another child dies

Accountability

Results of a bad law  

Concerns about policies

7-year-old Jack: review   .pdf  

Short sad life

Damning report

Court system trumps children 

'Nameless' feel invisible

Change child intervention system 

     

Mental health survey

OTTAWA - Canada's number crunching agency says about one in six members of the military have reported experiencing symptoms of mental or alcohol disorders.  (CP)

Forces mental health survey, 2013

Major depressive episode  

Overwhelming demand

Here 24/7

Saskatoon mental health police  

Mentally illness struggles

Epidemic grips the streets

Mental health care needed

Mental illness help

Stigma

Slipping through cracks

Inquiry rules

Mental Health Commission

Growing legal liability

Workplace bully, victim & witnesses

How adults hide and seek

Exploring how adults hide & search

Needs unmet  

Punish for private conversations

Mental health, 2012 

1 in 10 had mental problems  

 

Crisis intervention teams

1 in 20 Canadians is a food addict 

Too many mental patients

Mental health act arrests  

Mental health standard

Psychological health in the workplace

Psychopathy and the CEO

Criminal minds are different  

Candidate for the Couch

Is your boss a 'corporate psycho'?

Robert Hare's website

Do you need to be a psychopath

Psychopathic traits leadership  

Psychopathy

$4B per year strategy

Tapping into the brains

Ease mental health conflicts

How police respond to the mentally ill  

Review ordered

Psy assessment wanted

Mentally ill offenders failed

Policing and the mentally ill

Don't give passes to mental patients

Not a pretty picture

Bed shortage

Hospital did not err  

Mental disorders share links

Flaws in release program

Commission hires marketing company

Still Waitingpdf  

 
     

Surprise

The average Canadian family spent close to half its income on taxes - more than it paid for food, shelter and clothing combined, according to a new study from conservative think-tank the Fraser Institute.  (QMI)  

Fees rising faster than incomes

Eduflation and high cost of learning 

University tuition fees 2012-2013

Tuition increase triples inflation

Canadian professors highest paid

Home ownership at record levels

 
     

10,000+ abused annually

TORONTO - A groundbreaking W5 investigation into resident-on-resident abuse in long-term care homes has found that these attacks are far more common than ever thought: more than 10,000 “incidents” across Canada in one year.   (Toronto Star)  

Nursing home residents at risk

Probe launched

Staff risk firing for 'hoarding' diapers

Hidden camera

St. Joseph's at Fleming

Marycrest Home For The Aged

Workers suspended    

 
     

US sanctions entities

WASHINGTON - The State Department unveiled sanctions against 13 people and three firms implicated in the nuclear proliferation network set up by Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan.   (AFP)

Abdul Qadeer Khan

Rogue scientist released

North Korea and weapons of mass destruction

Blueprint found on computers

Khan-duh fallout

 
     

The North American Army

WASHINGTON, DC/OTTAWA - With no warning, a significant military agreement was signed by the chief Armed Forces commanders of both the USA and Canada on Feb. 14.  The agreement allows the armed forces from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a domestic civil emergency.  (Canadian Free Press)

Re-opening NAFTA

Impacting unimpaired

'North Americanist'

Harper could stop the North American Union

Integrate this

North American Competitiveness Council

SPP     NAFTA

Leaders wrap up Montebello summit

Canada, US, Mexico talks

 
     

Spies pillage our economy

Canada, says Michel Juneau-Katsuya is becoming an increasingly popular destination for corporate and economic spies because of our lax laws and knowledge-based economy.  (Sun Media)    

Pierre Blais is an ex-Solicitor General and an ex-President of the Queen's Privy Council which would seem to make this ruling more than unusual. – Chris

Russian spy in Canada

Trading pipe dreams    

Gazprom    RosUkrEnergo

Suspected Russian spy deported

Paul William Hampel

Sidewinder

What was an Russian spy doing

Cover blown on spy networks

Sequel to old cloak-and-dagger story

I spy... a Russian

Feds allege suspect is Russian spy

 
     

'Titanic blunder'

The Harper government's $7.4B plan to buy Arctic offshore patrol ships is headed toward a 'titanic blunder,' because the ships are not adequate for working in the region, a couple of independent think tanks say.   (CBC)

Titanic blunder   .pdf 

Double acting ship

Svalbard

Cabinet mulls Arctic project

Massive Chinese Arctic project

MMG promises jobs galore

MMG Corridor project   

Groups outside Nunavut want a say

Canada's only icebreaker out

CCGS Amundsen  

Arctic development agency

Arctic Council

Warning over Arctic agenda

Delisle timeline

Diplomats were rotated out

 

Minefield   

Officer leak information  

War over Arctic

Death raises questions

Soldier dies  

Soldier dies in rescue mission   

Operation Nanook 09

Canada's Northern Strategy

Geopolitics of the far north

200-mile Arctic territorial limit

Arctic hunt turns up Franklin relics

Danish's scoffs at Arctic claim

Race for Arctic seabed is on

PM starts fight for North

Arctic boundaries  .pdf

Arctic shipping routes opening up

Ottawa eyes Arctic co-operation

Diplomatic thaw at hand over Arctic

Who is winning the Arctic game

Arctic border hot spots

Arctic vessels must register

Canada in show of strength

Northwest Passage gets name change

Canadian Rangers Project

Laying claim to 'internal' waters

Canada flexes its muscles over arctic

Canada sends navy to Arctic north

Wikipedia: Hans Island

Disputing boundaries

Arctic

 
     

Fracking chemicals a concern

OTTAWA - Chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process - commonly called fracking - were of particular concern to Environment Commissioner Scott Vaughan in his last report as auditor of Canadian environmental regulations that was tabled in the House of Commons. (CBC)  

 

Protections struggling to keep up

Commissioners farewell audit 

Scott Vaughan 

Earthquakes cause

Study   .pdf

Fracking

ON smacked by US lawsuit

CAPP

 
     

 

Mountain Pine beetle in BC

 

Battling the bug: Alberta's beetle war

Forestry in fight for its life

Battle of beetles

Beetles change the rules

WWF stand on BC forest’s

 

Border staff leaked memo

VANCOUVER - A Canada Border Services Agency investigation late last year found that 19 employees violated internal policies by distributing "confidential and sensitive" information about the bizarre case of a young Asian man who impersonated an elderly Caucasian on a flight from Hong Kong to Vancouver.

Raids lead to arrests   

Refugee plot suspects arrested

Lawyer wants ban

Chinese media worry  

There's no disguising this  

Disguise fools security  

Disguised man  

Disguise probe  

Employees disciplined      

 
     

Court upholds oath

TORONTO - The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled against a group of permanent residents that have refused to become Canadian citizens over the requirement they swear allegiance to the Queen, a provision they argue is unconstitutional.  (Globe & Mail)

Temporary foreign workers  

Foreign worker overhaul

Investor's cases dismissed

Millionaires sue

Court rules against cuts

Passport fraud

Cheapest places to buy citizenship 

Contravening values of our society

'Tremendous success'

New citizenship rules

Immigration hearing

Canada wants leader banned 

Refugee claims sanctuary

We are Jose   Salvadoran Civil War

 

Granted asylum

Granted refugee status  

Dual citizens

Oath is constitutional

Canadian without citizenship dies

Last chance in battle

A man that takes an Oath seriously

Charles Roach 

Declare oath unconstitutional

Chretien got cold feet over oath

Immigration guide warnings

146-page document

Citizenship judge charged

China's new gold mine

Immigration backlog down 40%

'Lost Canadian' court challenge

Highlighting marriage fraud

CIC fraud prevention month

Toews approved TV show

Rights group filing complaint

Tabloid TV

Immigration raid

Raids as reality TV

Cameras roll for raid

Canada's Front Line

Questions we dare not ask

12 citizenships revoked

Immigration fraud charges

From one extreme to the other

'Marriage-of-convenience'

 

New power to minister  

Convicted of fraud

Immigration raid

Iranian regime members in Canada

Meaning back in citizenship

Need to live here to be a citizen

OC ring behind thefts

Romanian OC ring dismantled

Police smash global crime ring  

4 years

Deported

Still collecting

Deportation ordered

Take away automatic citizenship  

'Huge burden’   

Fraud charges

Immigration officer admits scam

2 charged

Home prompts questions

'Passport babies' 

Refugee claimants

Immigration scam

Officials admit failure

Crack down on fleeing diplomats

$18.5M+ tab

Payoff open to scams

We see you

Not wanted

Sailors were from Georgia  

Survivors to face questioning

 

Rivera ordered to leave

Resister speaks out 

Booming business

RCMP charge first suspect  

International manhunt underway  

Cash for paperwork

Marriage fraud

Faking it

Millionaires want to come

Waiting list 1 million long

Wanted by the CBSA  

CBSA 

32 more  

Canada to oust foreign criminals  

Facial recognition software

Arrest made

Canada's isolation from reality

Cautionary Tale

Ottawa to clamp down on 'trampolining'

Citizenship operational guideline

2009 refugees and stateless persons

List of countries by population  

List of countries by GDP (PPP)

Refugee acceptance rates by country

Criminals escaping deportation

Killer's release sparks concern

Killer's secret hearing

Murderer on the run

Another publication ban  

CBSA finally names wanted  

 

Annual report 2009-2010

Canadian passport  

Sponsors must repay money

2011 SCC 30

More migrants to be released    

Man arrested at border

Illegal work experience doesn't count

Working illegally

Refugee claims

Marriages of convenience

Blue Blindfold   UK Blue blindfold

Feds mulling new measures

Tamils want evidence

Politics decides who is a refugee  

Migrant security concerns

Media may be used to nab criminals

Immigration fraudsters battle detection

Immigration consultant fraud

Immigration scam

Asylum-seeker numbers fall   

RCMP review immigration cases

Rules for immigration consultants

Espionage behind break-in

Human smuggling targeted

Human smuggling glimpse

Canada accepts the most

Tamil Tigers allegedly on migrant ship

Tab could hit millions

Migrants in good shape   

Easiest mark in the world'  

 

Smugglers owed  

Boat migrants could file refugee bids

Vessel seized  

People smuggler crewed Tamil boat

Refugees go home

Rethink approach to migrant ships

’They want some certainty’

Bogus asylum seekers

Tamils ride their luck

US 'to quiz Sri Lanka army chief'

Tamil Tigers  

Canadian Tamil Congress

'Students' scamming their way in

Ottawa curbs bids asylum via the US

Exit strategy

Refugee   Chain migration  

Lesbian US deserter's case

List of resisters who were deported

Canada and Iraq War Resisters

Only about 42,000 missing

Human mobility and development

Canada seen as global leader

Residency faked

People smugglers are watching

Tamil Tigers look to regroup

Improving the US-Canadian border

Citizenship Act amendments

Citizenship law kicks in  

Waking up Canadian

New citizenship rules

 

Canada toughens its visa demands

Creating an illegal workforce

Estimated 2.8M Canadian live abroad

'Baby touristing' on rise in Quebec

Deported refugee leaves Canada

Jeremy Hinzman

Job program fuels fraud fears

Provincial Nominee Program

'Phantom' residents to lose status

Government at work

Catch 22  

Lost Canadians website

Laws at work  

Thousands stripped of citizenship

Lost Canadians

EU pressures Canada to scrap visa

Citizenship and immigration Canada

Abousfian Abdelrazik

Dual citizen

House arrest Canada is committed

Threat of deportation

Not keeping track of illegal migrants

Deserter to be deported

First to be deported

'Rent-a-guest'

Asylum seekers rush the border

Auditor General 2003 Report

Analysts guess: 3M dual citizenship

Dual citizenships under review

Canadian by choice

 

Psychopathy and the CEO

The incidence of psychopathy in the business world is 4 times that of the general population, according to a recent report.  (Toronto Star)

Criminal minds are different

Candidate for the Couch

Is your boss a 'corporate psycho'?

Robert Hare's website

Tapping into the brains

How to spot a psychopath

Reported missing people

HALIFAX - Since 2010, there has been an average of 1,301 youth under the age of 18 reported missing in the Halifax area each year while an average 389 adults are reported missing.  (CTV)    

Damsels in distress

Missing women grab headlines

FBI: National Crime Center (NCIC)

Cell Phone Gun Information

If you get asked to test your cell phone at the airport, this is the reason. Beneath the digital phone face is a .22 caliber handgun capable of firing four rounds in rapid succession using the standard telephone keypad.

     

How to tackle slavery

There was a time when slavery was synonymous with shackles, whips, cramped ships and white plantation owners. Today the face of bonded labor and forced migration is a lot more disparate.  (Asia Sentinel) 

1 per hour

NCRB

Crime in India 2012

2012 Delhi gang rape case

Women in India

India's census

Aborted female fetuses increases

China: Too many men

Overabundance of Rogue Males

How did 100M women disappear?

Desperate mothers

Assam's missing women

Child soldiers in the Drug Wars

China's sex ratio imbalance

Population Action International

Surplus males  

China's gender imbalance

Boys with 'warrior gene'

More young men than young women

China warned of imbalanced sex ratio

Family policy shadowed by violations

China grapples with 'missing girls' 

State adopts infants' cause  

Grim motives behind infant killings 

Warning over Asia's surplus men'

China Running Out Of Women

The Timor vision goes up in smoke

East Timor a symbol of upheaval

Emergency rule for E Timor leader

Gangs do battle in streets of East Timor

Past lead to fractured present

Wars 'robbing youths of school'

Angry young men with nothing to do

Troubling questions

Missing Women   .pdf 

 

 

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