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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)
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits edged up 4,200 (+0.8%) to 544,700 in December. (Full Story)
Warrantless online spying legislation (“Lawful Access”) was introduced in Parliament today, opening the door to needless invasions of privacy for law-abiding Canadians. The bills would force Internet service providers to surrender the personal information of any Canadian at any time to authorities without court oversight—a move that public interest groups, legal experts, and privacy advocates say will fundamentally reshape the Internet in Canada. (Full Story)
In 2009, 34% of residents of the three territories aged 15 and over reported to the General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization that they had been the victim of at least one criminal incident in the 12 months preceding the survey. (Full Story)
Seven Somali kidnappers were killed instantly, one is dying and four were wounded in a dawn raid on the hostage takers of American Jessica Buchanan and her Danish co-worker Poul Thisted deep inland of central Somalia near Dusamareb this morning, our monitors reported from Galmudug state in central Somalia. (Full Story)
In 2009, 3.25 million people aged 65 and over, or three-quarters of all seniors, had a driver's licence. Of that number, about 200,000 were aged 85 and over. (Full Story)
Consumer prices rose 2.3% in the 12 months to December, following a 2.9% increase in November. (Full Story)
Foreign investment in all types of Canadian securities strengthened in November with non-residents adding $15.0 billion to their holdings, the largest such inflow of funds since May.  (Full Story)
Canada's merchandise exports increased 3.2%, while imports declined 0.8%. (Full Story)
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