Accountants Cited In Court

One of the largest professional organizations in the country is being cited for unfair treatment of an applicant taking a management exam. Ontario Divisional Court upheld a complaint from a hopeful accountant who protested he was denied due process by the professional standards group: 'Where livelihood is at stake a high standard of justice is required'. READ MORE

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1 In 6 Are Hit By Card Fraud

One in six Canadians has replaced a credit or debit card in the past year due to fraud, according to new research. A study by a debt counselling agency identified 17% of Canadians surveyed said they’d had to destroy a card due to a security breach: "All of a sudden they have your data". READ MORE

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CBC Cuts May Go To Court

The Supreme Court may have to weigh if cuts at the hockey-less CBC breach federal law, says Canada’s languages commissioner. Graham Fraser said the Crown broadcaster is mandated by the Official Languages Act to maintain French-language programming: 'The CBC has responsibilities'. READ MORE

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Public Wary Of Cabinet Plan

Canadians remain sharply divided over cabinet’s promotion of oil pipeline expansion, according to in-house research by the Department of Natural Resources. Authorities spent nearly $300,000 on polling and focus group research on the topic in the past six months: "The main concerns about pipelines tended to be oil spills". READ MORE

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RCMP Spied On Holidayers, Journalists, Friends Of Cuba

RCMP kept secret Cold War surveillance on Canadians who visited Cuba, Germany and other destinations deemed suspicious in the 1950s and ‘60s, according to newly-released Ottawa archives. The files detail a spy network of informants and police operatives who kept tabs on a La Presse editor, a CBC producer and a committee led by a future Canadian premier: "What was the purpose of it?" READ MORE

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Need Standard On Toxins In Drinking Water: Researchers

Canada should introduce more rigorous standards on drinking water to monitor chemicals and industrial releases, says an environmental group. Ecojustice reported Canada fails to regulate scores of contaminants deemed a health risk in other countries: "It's the municipalities that will have to fork over the money". READ MORE

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Naturopaths Lose Court Bid

Naturopaths have lost a Federal Court bid to strike down Health Canada regulations on natural food products that make medicinal claims. Advocates asked a judge to find that federal rules on vitamins and dietary food supplements are unconstitutional: "You're going to need a prescription to buy vitamin C -- that's where we're headed". READ MORE

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Guest Commentary

Wayne Marston, MP

One Night In Plaster Rock

My sister Marion was murdered one night when she was 10 years old. We lived in a log cabin in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick. It took many years before I learned the full story. My father Frank built that cabin with his own hands. We had no running water. I still remember my first pair of new gum boots, and attending a one-room schoolhouse. We never felt poor because everybody was poor in that town. READ MORE

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