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Op-Ed: Leadnow's call to action against voter suppression, election law Special

Vancouver - Rodrigo Samayoa of Leadnow (Vancouver) discusses voter suppression, how the Unfair Elections Act (UEA) will disenfranchise many voters and will affect fraud investigations. He encourages people, including youth, to sign the unfair elections act petition.

Heinz closes Leamington plant, 749 Canadians to lose jobs

Leamington - Around 740 Canadians will lose their jobs when Heinz closes its plant June 2014 in Leamington, Ontario. On Thursday, the company announced the future closing next June. The company made the announcement to its employees in the company cafeteria.

Op-Ed: Defend our climate, Defend our communities protest on November 16

On November 16, 2013, thousands of Canadians will gather including environmental organizations, community groups, and First Nations for the “Defend our Climate, Defend our Communities” national day of action to protest pipeline expansion.

Interview: MP Don Davies discusses the Canada-China pact FIPPA Special

Vancouver - MP Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) discusses implications of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA or FIPA), encourages transparency and consultation with Canadians and First Nations before it’s ratified.

B.C. rejects the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project

Calgary - The B.C. Liberal government rejected the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project shortly after they were elected to office. The project was fraught with conflict, and analysis of evidence for this pipeline approval was thorough and relentless.

Chief Adam: Environmental law changes must be challenged (Part 1) Special

Fort Chipewyan - This Interview (Part 1) features a candid discussion with Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. He discusses the Idle No More grassroots movement, FIPA, Bill C-45, and how people should unite to challenge the environmental law changes.

Study: Canadians reportedly spending less time on mobile devices

Toronto - Canadians are technology enthusiasts, but as they continue their love affair with all things smartphones, tablets and e-readers, the amount of time using these devices is less frequent than compared to a year ago, a new study says.

Study: Most Canadians hold debt, nearly half made lump payment

Toronto - A new research study by a financial institution found that 72 percent of Canadians maintain some form of debt, while 49 percent have made at least one lump sum payment in the last year. Is the debt crisis worsening in the country?

Canadians get ready for the Juno Awards; show is set for April 1

Come April 1, it is time for Canada to celebrate music as the Juno Awards will be presented. William Shatner will host this year's event.

Bank Study: Majority of Canadians were on budget over holidays

Toronto - A new published study shows that a strong majority of Canadians were able to stay on budget during their holiday spending bonanza. Almost one-third went over their budget by an average of $467, up $38 from a year ago.

Survey finds half of Canadians to pay off debt with holiday bonus

Toronto - A new study released this week suggests that Canadians who are expected to receive a holiday bonus this year will actually put that money towards their credit card, line of credit and other forms of debt.

Celebrating Canada Day coast to coast with music, celebrities

Music, fairs and the Royal Couple are all part of the Canada Day celebrations today, as Canadians take part in their annual federal statutory holiday. How are the country's major cities celebrating 144 years of Canada?

Study finds Canadians saving less, BoC Governor says debt a risk

Toronto - A new study found out that Canadians are saving less than one year ago, but more than half are maintaining a budget. With reports of increasing household debt, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney says that can be a risk to the nation's economy.

Inside Facebook report shows more Canadians dropping Facebook

Toronto - New reports from Inside Facebook shows that a fewer number of Canadians are using the social networking juggernaut Facebook. The report further showed that Facebook is only 13 million away from 700 million global users.

Average Canadian debt over $25,000

Debt is growing in Canada with the average Canadian owing 4.5 per cent in the first quarter of this year. Excluding mortgages the average debt per consumer is at $25,597 compared to last year's $24,497.

Canadians cast their ballots today, polls show Conservative lead

Today, Canadians will head to the polls to vote in a race between two parties many thought would not go head-to-head this year: the New Democrats is six points behind the leading Conservative Party, according to a recent Nanos Research poll.

Coca-Cola Happiness Monitor finds Canadians a happy bunch

Canadians are social butterflies preferring hanging out with their friends up close and personal more than being online with others who believe that they are happier than the average person according to findings from the Coca-Cola Happiness Monitor.

Report shows that Canadians in denial about heart disease risks

Canadians may know that they can help prevent heart disease and stroke by reducing risk factors but that knowledge doesn't stop denial threatening their health, according to a new report.

Survey: Canadians need financial literacy education at all ages

A new survey released by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) found that many in Canada are making financial decisions that threaten their long-term chances of prosperity.

UAE government to charge Canadian travelers expensive visas

Ottawa - Plan on traveling to the United Arab Emirates anytime soon? Be sure to take some extra time to plan and fork over the extra money. In the new year, the UAE government will charge Canadian travelers up to $1,000 for visas.

Canadians are not folate deficient according to study

There is good news for pregnant Canadian women, folate deficiency is virtually nonexistent in Canada. Folic acid deficiency is one of the leading causes of neural tube birth defects.

Wait times for Canadians seeking medical treatment increases

The Fraser Institute is reporting that Canadians are waiting, on average, an additional 2 weeks this year from the time they see their General Practitioner to the time the elective treatment is delivered.

Survey: Canadians like their sex when the sun goes down

When it comes to sex most Canadian men and women over the age of 40 prefer to enjoy partners when the sun is down according to the Cialis Sex Survey.

Pepsi Refresh Project comes to Canada with $1 million in grants

Mississauga - Do you have an idea that could make the world a better place? That idea could receive a grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project to put the idea into motion.

Half of Canadian travelers bypass traveler's insurance

Canadians venturing from home often don't bother with travel insurance according to a survey released Thursday by Thomas Cook Financial Services. Only half of those that travel purchase travel insurance despite having dealt with travel woes in the past.

Two in three Canadians support President Barack Obama

Canada may not have Barack Obama as their leader but a new poll suggests that two in three Canadians support the US President, which is more than those who support Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Gadhafi to Canadians: You're not welcome in Libya

Libya's leader Moammar Gadhafi has issued a travel ban of Canadians that would not allow the travel documentation offices to give visas to visitors from Canada,

Poll: Majority of Canadians live paycheque to paycheque

A new survey by the Canadian Payroll Association says nearly 60 per cent of Canadians are living paycheque to paycheque and they would be in trouble if one paycheque were to come one week later.

Almost half of adult Canadians have low literacy levels

Adult Canadians are at a national rate of 48 per cent for a level 2 reading level, the second lowest level. Around half of Montreal and Toronto residents are at this literacy level and the best results come from the west in Victoria and Regina.

Canadians Unsure About Whether to Get a Flu Shot

A new poll finds that Canadians are divided on whether to get a swine flu shot when the vaccine becomes available later in the fall.
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