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Poloz: weak economic performance lead to lowering overnight rate

The Bank of Canada lowered (July 15) its target for the overnight rate by one-quarter of one percentage point to 1/2 per cent. The Bank’s Governor, Stephen Poloz, said in a media briefing that three factors were behind this downgrade: Canadian oil producers have lowered their long-term outlook for global oil prices, and have cut their plans for investment spending ...

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Skeptical Canadian response to Iran nuclear agreement

The Canadian government is apparently not impressed by the American optimism following the announcement of the the nuclear agreement with Iran. In a first official Canadian reaction, Rob Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, expressed his appreciation to the efforts of the P5+1 to reach an agreement with Iran, but at the same time emphasized that Canada ...

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Man arrested in B.C. for terrorism offences

The RCMP Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) in British Columbia arrested (July 10) 33 years old Othman Ayed Hamdan (عثمان عايد حمدان), and charged him for committing terrorism offences including counselling to commit murder, assault causing bodily harm and aggravated assault for the benefit of a terrorist group. This national security criminal investigation began in October 2014 and revealed ...

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Ontario gay Premier is “an apology for a woman”

A Canadian Islamic Shiite website, affiliated with the organizers of al-Quds Day, harshly attacks Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynne for her support of Israel, implicitly mocks her for being a gay and calls women, who wore short clothes in the hottest day of month, “sluts” and “filth.” The website Crescent International, which presents itself as “a publication of the Institute of ...

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Jimmy Page to visit Indigo Bay & Bloor

Jimmy Page, one of the world’s most iconic guitar players, will appear at Indigo Bay & Bloor on July 21st at 3pm to stamp copies of his photographic autobiography, Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page. An exploration of a legendary career through significant photos and extended captions, this book is a definitive visual record of a remarkable life of music. With ...

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A glimmer of hope for patients with leukodystrophies

Leukodystrophies are deadly neurodegenerative diseases that affect one in 7,000 children and remain incurable. These genetic diseases attack myelin or the “insulating rubber sheath” surrounding neurons, which leads to deteriorating health for affected children. Today, nearly 20 types of leukodystrophies have been characterized, but many other forms remain undefined, leaving nearly 40 per cent of families awaiting a diagnosis. An ...

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Unemployment rate unchanged

Statistics Canada reported (July 10) that the employment data was virtually unchanged in June (-6,400 or 0.0%), as gains in full-time work were offset by losses in part time and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.8% for the fifth consecutive month. Following gains of 63,000 (+0.4%) in the first quarter of 2015, employment grew by 33,000 (+0.2%) in the ...

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Pro-Israel activists to protest against al-Quds Day rally in Toronto

Hundreds of Jewish and non-Jewish supporters of Israel will gather on Saturday (July 11) to protest against the pro Iranian Quds Day rally, which will be held in front of the American Consulate in Toronto. The Jewish Defense League posted flyers in Thornhill, Ontario urging members of the community to join the counter-demonstration. The annual Quds Day was initiated by ...

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