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Shaw to close customer service centres in Alberta, downsize in B.C.

Shaw Communications Inc. is upending the jobs of 1,600 employees as it consolidates customer-service centers in fewer cities.<p>Workers at the Internet and cable company's call centers in Calgary, Edmonton and Kelowna, can relocate, apply for a new job at their location or leave the company with a …

I want to be a truck driver. What will my salary be?

<b>Job</b>: Truck driver<p><b>The role:</b> With 90 per cent of all consumer products and foodstuffs in North America travelling by truck toward their final destination, truck drivers are undoubtedly vital to the health of the economy. It is the truck driver's role to deliver large quantities of products on time …

Kate Taylor: Only sore losers protest prizes – and that’s not just Kanye

I've received what seems like an amusingly unnecessary press release: The Writers' Union of Canada would like you all to know that it stands behind the Canada Council for the Arts, the Governor-General's Awards, the independent peer juries that choose the award winners and, in particular, the 2014 …

Niobe Thompson: Anthropologist, filmmaker, human guinea pig

Canada’s answer to David Attenborough believes that to understand the journey of the human race, you must take a walk—or underwater free dive—in its …

Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years for 2012 shipwreck | News Home | Reuters

GROSSETO, Italy (Reuters) - The former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Wednesday for his role in the 2012 shipwreck, which killed 32 people off the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio.<p>Captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner Francesco Schettino …

Shipping

Sri Lanka says seeking delay in U.N. war-crimes report | News Home | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said on Wednesday his country was seeking a delay of several months in the release of a U.N. report on alleged war crimes during his country’s civil war until the government had time to establish a mechanism to deal with the …

North Africa

Fahmy’s family makes last-minute call for Harper to intervene

The family of imprisoned Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy have made a last-minute call for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to personally intervene before Mr. Fahmy's retrial in Cairo Thursday.<p>"We are asking Prime Minister Harper to initiate personal, meaningful dialogue with President [Adbel Fattah] …

How should Parliament keep an eye on CSIS?

SIRC, CSIS and a proposal for parliamentary oversight<p>“Mr. Speaker, the security intelligence review committee is the same body that said in its last …

Medicare won’t fix climate change

Begin with charity, end with disappointment.<p>A national climate-change strategy for Canada will always be difficult to conceive. Provinces control natural resources. The country is, and always will be, a huge energy consumer and a big producer. Distances are large. The climate is extreme.<p>No …

Carrick Talks Money: It's time to give your pension a checkup

The Globe's Rob Carrick speaks with Janice Holman of consulting firm Eckler about how to ensure your defined benefit pension plan is on the right track

Why don't we have more female judges?

What we don’t know about the federal judiciary<p>Two months ago, Liberal MP Irwin Cotler filed another of his splendidly comprehensive order-paper …

U.S. Department of Justice

Eve Adams plans to run against Joe Oliver

Eve Adams, the former Conservative MP who crossed the floor to join the Liberals on Monday, will run for the Liberal nomination in the Toronto riding …

Canada 'inclined' to extend mandate of forces in Iraq: minister | News Home | Reuters

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is inclined to extend the six-month mandate of its military mission in Iraq, which comprises special forces on the ground as well as fighter bombers, Defence Minister Jason Kenney said on Wednesday.<p>Canada's Defense Minister Jason Kenney speaks during Question Period in the …

Middle East

Canada accuses EPA of ‘distortion and omission’ in Keystone XL assessment

The Canadian government attacked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday over its assertion that the Keystone XL pipeline might worsen greenhouse-gas emissions.<p>In a letter signed by Ambassador Gary Doer, the Canadian government accused the EPA of "significant distortion and omission" …

Why conscience (or lack of it) is in the news

<i>Lorna Dueck is host of</i> Context TV<i>, seen Sundays on Global and Vision TV.</i><p>How about a conversation on what’s happening to the human conscience? Pick any variety of headline these days and you’ll often discover that the news behind it happened because somebody’s conscience evaporated.<p>How could the …

16 Thoughts That Go Through Our Minds When Shopping For Valentine's Gifts

It's that time of year again! That's right, Valentine's Day!<p>That means, it's time to show your significant other how much you really care (even …

Shopping

The true measure of Nelson Mandela

Mandela was what his nation needed, and had no right to expect. He was released from prison 25 years ago on Feb. 11, 1990<p>Nelson Mandela was already …