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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)
Canada's gross domestic expenditures on research and development (R&D) are anticipated to amount to $29.9 billion in 2011, a 2.0% increase from preliminary R&D expenditures for 2010. (Full Story)
The New Housing Price Index (NHPI) rose 0.3% in November, following a 0.2% increase in October. (Full Story)
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