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Durban, South Africa – Members of the Canadian Youth Delegation were ejected from COP17 as Canada’s Environment Minister Peter Kent delivered his opening address at the United Nations climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa. Just as Kent began his speech, six youth stood and turned away from the Minister revealing the message “Turn your back on Canada” prominently displayed on their shirts.
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Montreal– The 2.9% average salary increases that Quebec employers expect to award next year will be equal to or slightly higher than in 2011, despite the uncertainty related to the global economy. (Full Story)
Author Victor Teboul, Editor of the online magazine, will be speaking at the Arab World Festival of Montreal, on November 4, 2011, at 7.30. p.m. at Librairie Paulines, 2653, rue Masson, in Montreal. He will give a lecture on Irony and self-criticism in a pluralistic world and will present his new novel, ''Bienvenue chez Monsieur B. ! '' published by L'Harmattan, in Paris.  (Full Story)
Geneva – The President of the international treaty banning anti-personnel mines is deeply concerned about reports of new mine use by the Israel Defence Forces. (Full Story)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement following the death of Jack Layton:

“I was deeply saddened to learn this morning of the death of Jack Layton.
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Almost three years ago, Fredy Villanueva was shot to death by Officer Jean-Loup Lapointe, in Montreal-North. Three years later, the Villanueva family still waits for the truth about the police operation that cost Fredy his life on August 9, 2008. (Full Story)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper on May 18, 2011 announced the appointment of a new federal Ministry that ''will lead the way in keeping Canada moving toward greater security and stability''. (Full Story)
Brussels - The International Crisis Group strongly condemns the detention of Mohamed ElBaradei in Cairo today. Media reports coming from the Egyptian capital say that ElBaradei, who serves on Crisis Group’s Board of Trustees, was prevented by the authorities from leaving a mosque after prayers this afternoon. He is apparently still being held, as the entire country now faces severe unrest with street protests building in opposition to the regime. (Full Story)
Toronto (0nt.) - While Canada has made progress in the past two decades in terms of lowering high-school dropout rates, those rates remain unacceptably high for boys and certain groups limited by poverty or other factors, according to a study from the C.D. Howe Institute. (Full Story)
GENEVA/NEW YORK – As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October, UNICEF today urged governments and civil society partners to step up efforts to help mitigate the impact of disasters – especially on children – by helping communities to become resilient, and more able to respond to disasters and changing climate conditions. (Full Story)
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