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Canada Stocks-tsx Climbs On Economic Optimism, Led By Blackberry

Canada's economy grew by 0.3 percent in October from September, Statistics Canada said, topping analysts' forecasts for a 0.2 percent advance, and boosting market hopes that the country might finally be shaking off the worst of the great recession. "Economically I think 2014's going to be better than 2013 and that should be good for the stock markets," said John Kinsey, a portfolio manager at Caldwell Securities in Toronto. BlackBerry shares rose 3.1 percent to C$7.98, building on a 16 percent rally on Friday when the smartphone maker said it was entering a handset production deal with Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Co Ltd. BlackBerry helped drive the TSX's information technology subgroup up 0.63 percent. All told, eight of the benchmark index's 10 subgroups pushed higher. The benchmark, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index, unofficially closed up 48.10 points, or 0.36 percent, at 13,447.70.
More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/23/markets-canada-stocks-idUSL2N0K21AV20131223

Canada's Supreme Court Finds Cinar Guilty of Copyright Infringement

Confidence declined in all four subjects tracked: personal finances, the economy, job security and real estate. The share of respondents who think real estate prices will rise over the next six months slipped to 34.8, the lowest since August. Canadas housing market, rated the most overvalued in the world this month by Deutsche Bank AG, is showing signs of cooling after surging earlier this year. Canadian existing home sales fell 0.1 percent in November from the previous month, the second straight decline, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Dec. 16. While the ratio of Canadian household debt to disposable income rose to a record in the third quarter, the pace of credit-market debt growth was stable, Statistics Canada said Dec.
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Canada Consumer Sentiment Falls a Second Week on Housing

The safe country list obscures the realities of violence on the ground especially against minorities, women, gay and transgender peoples that often go unreported even in countries one wouldnt expect. The Roma in Hungary and indeed across Europe, for instance, are subject to race-based violence and discrimination. Mexico is an odd inclusion given the widespread human rights violations committed by security forces and organized criminal groups. Indeed Canadas acceptance of 297 Hungarian and 154 Mexican refugees this year itself proves that even countries that appear safe may not be for everyone. Of course, not everyone who claims refugee status in Canada is legitimate. For main page this reason, a rigorous process for determining who is truly fleeing persecution and who is trying to take advantage of the Canadian system is critical.
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How have refugees become Canada's new boogeyman?

I havent turned my mind to it at this point, he Kim Kardashian said. Were not worrying about the dollars right now. Exchanges Normal The Toronto Stock Exchange operated as normal and will close at 1 p.m. today. Torontos downtown financial district, which includes the countrys biggest banks head offices, was largely unaffected by the power outages. Canadian debt markets are unaffected and will close today as planned at 1 p.m., according to Barbara Amsden, spokeswoman for the Investment Industry Association of Canada.
More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-23/canada-repair-crews-restore-power-with-400-000-still-dark.html

Canada?s Boreal Forests ? Now Cold, Dark, And In Need Of Our Care

The report entitled Conserving the Worlds Last Great Forest is Possible: Heres How pointed out that responsible development requires that comprehensive land-use planning precede major industrial development decisions (an urgent need as development plans unfold in Ontarios Ring of Fire), and that local communities must have a lead role in land-use planning decisions. It also pointed out that maintaining ecological process and species like woodland caribou that rely on them means that at least half of large ecosystems need to be free of development and maintained as large habitat blocks. Boreal forests in the Northwest Territories, (c) Ducks Unlimited So when we are thinking extinction at this conference in Sudbury it is important that we not fall into the trap of thinking that what is http://kenyakb.wordpressy.pl/?p=10 happening in far away tropical climes and developing countries cannot happen here, because it already is. Yes, for now, Canadas vast northern boreal remains the world most intact major forest regions, and this gives Canada the opportunity to lead the world in finding the right balance between conservation and development. Conversely, Canada stands to lose what the rest of the world can only envy if it fails to learn from the mistakes of others and move ahead with progressive solutions.
More: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/23/canadas-boreal-forests-now-cold-dark-and-in-need-of-our-care/

Canada Repair Crews Restore Power With 400,000 Still Dark

Ironically, it was an initial probe into Robinson's lawsuit over Curiosity that led the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to open a wider investigation into financial misadventure at Cinar that went to the heart of how the government-backed Canadian TV industry is financed and run. Also named in Robinson's copyright infringement suit was France Animation SA, Izard, Ravensburger Film + TV Gmbh and RTV Family Entertainment AG. The lower Quebec Superior visit here Court in 2009 concluded that Cinar, Weinberg, Charest, Izard, France Animation, Ravensburger Film + TV GmbH and RTV Family Entertainment AG were liable for copyright infringement for copying major parts of Curiosity without Robinson's authorization. The Quebec court of appeal in 2011 upheld the lower court ruling, which Cinar contested on grounds of legal error. Robinson also took issue with the court of appeal ruling because it reduced the punitive damages he could claim. The Supreme Court of Canada has now upheld Robinson's win in the lower courts.
More: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/canadas-supreme-court-finds-cinar-667622

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