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Canada's merchandise exports grew 4.2% in September, while imports declined 0.3%. As a result, Canada's trade balance with the world went from a deficit of $487 million in August to a surplus of $1.2 billion in September. It was the first trade surplus since January 2011. (Full Story)
Geneva – The president of the international treaty banning anti-personnel mines has called on Syria "to stop laying landmines and to remove these indiscriminate weapons." (Full Story)
Cancer and heart disease, the two leading causes of death in Canada, were responsible for just over one-half (51%) of the 238,617 deaths in 2008. (Full Story)
MONTREAL — The NDP strongly opposes Conservative Bill C-11, which would modify the Copyright Act and jeopardize Quebec culture. In a meeting earlier this week with a dozen representatives from artist associations and groups, the NDP promised to do everything in its power to correct this situation. (Full Story)
Retail sales rose 0.5% to $37.8 billion in August, largely offsetting the decline in July. (Full Story)
Consumer prices rose 3.2% in the 12 months to September, led by higher prices for gasoline and food. This follows a 3.1% increase posted in August. (Full Story)
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits increased by 35,200 (+6.6%) to 568,600 in August, following a decline of similar magnitude in July. (Full Story)
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees increased 0.8% from July to $877.28 in August, following two months of small declines. On a year-over-year basis, average weekly earnings rose 1.9%, the lowest growth rate since November 2009. (Full Story)
Canada's merchandise imports grew 0.7% and exports increased 0.5% in August. As a result, Canada's trade deficit with the world went from $539 million in July to $622 million in August. (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)
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