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Geneva, – The president of the international treaty banning anti-personnel mines has called on Syria to cease its use of anti-personnel landmines. (Full Story)
The market value of Canadian employer-sponsored pension funds totalled $1.06 trillion at the end of the third quarter, down 1.7% from the second quarter. (Full Story)
Canada's net foreign debt was up $34.7 billion to $213.1 billion at the end of the fourth quarter, resulting largely from the impact of the appreciation of the Canadian dollar against most major foreign currencies and from continued foreign investment into the economy. (Full Story)
In 2009, more than 154,000 or 2% of people aged 55 or older living in the 10 provinces reported that they had been the victim of a violent crime in the previous 12 months. (Full Story)
Canada's current account deficit (on a seasonally adjusted basis) narrowed by $2.0 billion in the fourth quarter to $10.3 billion, largely the result of an increase in the export of goods.  (Full Story)
During the last two decades, Canada's net debt with the rest of the world declined. This occurred because the value of Canada's external financial assets increased more rapidly than the stock of foreign claims on Canadian assets. (Full Story)
Canadian public and private organizations reported that they intend to invest $394.1 billion in construction and machinery and equipment in 2012, up 6.2% from investment in 2011. (Full Story)
Employment increased by 5,000 in health and social services institutions and by 4,000 in school boards.  (Full Story)
According to a survey commissioned by Elections Canada, voting rates in the May 2011 federal election increased with both age and education, although the impact of education was much stronger among younger voters. (Full Story)
Montreal – For its 21st edition, Black History Month will be celebrated with a focus on the following theme: Imagine a new world. Activities, lectures, performances, concerts, workshops, exhibitions, readings, history lessons, screenings, and special events as well activities in schools all over the province will be based around this theme. From February 1st through the 29th, the people of Quebec from all over the province are invited to discover and familiarize themselves with the art, history and culture of Black communities. (Full Story)
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