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Are industry’s claims Canadian wireless prices are cheaper than in U.S. true?

If you've opened a newspaper or turned on a radio in the past month or two, you've probably caught the barrage of ads bought by Canada's big wireless companies ominously warning about the perils of a potential move by U.S. giant Verizon up north.<p>The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association …

Harper’s advisers dismissed warning about low interest rates

The Prime Minister's advisers have dismissed a warning by a respected think tank that ultra-low interest rates need to start rising now to avoid damage to the Canadian economy.<p>In a paper for the C.D. Howe Institute, economist Paul Masson argued in May that the Bank of Canada should nudge rates …

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Nenshi to Quebeckers: Come to Calgary, we don’t care how you worship

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi used his city's Pride parade Sunday to criticize the Quebec government's controversial plan for a secular charter – and invited Quebeckers dissatisfied with their government to move west.<p>Speaking to a crowd of thousands at the downtown end point for Calgary's 23rd annual …

Ottawa, Parti Québécois spar over the word ‘banque’

It's a coming war of words between Ottawa and the Quebec government that you can take to the bank.<p>Premier Pauline Marois's Parti Québécois government introduced a bill in the spring that would create an economic development bank for the province, offering loans and seed money for new businesses.<p>But …

A closer look at the single biggest long-term threat to Canadian economic growth

The Jobs Report: What to do about a massive shortage of qualified workers<p>On a recent February evening, Karl Eve received an emergency call from a …

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Inside The Largest Simulation Of The Universe Ever Created

A giant supercomputer is making massively detailed models of the cosmos.<p>Imagine being asked to solve a complex algebra problem that is roughly 95 percent variables and only five percent known values. This is a rough analogy perhaps, but it paints a fairly accurate picture of the task faced by …

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Nothing is escaping the Great Emerging Market Selloff

Back in the spring, when the U.S. Federal Reserve rattled global markets with its tentative taper talk, money began pouring out of emerging-market bonds, currencies and equities. Worried officials in various affected markets, particularly those that had grown dependent on cheap foreign capital to …

U.S. and Israel testfire missiles despite Assad warning a strike on Syria would ignite a regional war

JERUSALEM — Israel and the United States carried out a joint missile test Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea as Washington weighs sea-launched strikes …

Seven characteristics of great education systems

As children return to the classroom, this is a good time to consider what makes a great school system.<p>In her recent book <i>The Smartest Kids in the World</i>, the American journalist Amanda Ripley delves into the highly reputed education systems in countries such as Finland, South Korea and Poland, and …

NATO chief calls for tough response to Syrian chemical attack

NATO's secretary-general says he is convinced that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons and that the world must respond firmly, as divisions widened among U.S. lawmakers over whether to approve President Barack Obama's plans to strike.<p>Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the NATO political chief, said it will …

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Look at This Giant Bug!

The largest adult insect ever found actually seems sort of cuddly<p>This amazing/disturbing picture is of a giant weta, the world's biggest insect at a whopping 71 grams in weight. Wetas are cricket- or grasshopper-like insects native to the smaller islands of New Zealand, having been eradicated from …

Warship collision shows not everything’s shipshape with Canada’s military

<i>Politics Insider delivers premium analysis and access to Canada's policymakers and politicians. Visit the</i> Politics Insider homepage <i>for insight available only to subscribers.</i><p>The two damaged warships that limped into Esquimalt, B.C. on the weekend offered a painful reminder of the fragility of the …

A Married Man's Take On Why Men Cheat

Regardless of who's involved, people absolutely love to come up with convenient theories as to why people cheat. Men do it because they can, as the …

Xbox One will support up to eight controllers at once

Xbox One will support up to eight wireless controllers simultaneously, according to the official Xbox One product page.<p>Comparatively, current-gen Xbox 360's support up to four controllers at the same time. PlayStation 3 supports up to seven controllers, while Sony has yet to confirm how many can be …

Plants vs Zombies 2 Downloads Reaching 25 Million, Already Exceed Original

EA has announced Plants vs Zombies 2 has become a smash hit, soon to reach 25 million downloads worldwide. The game has already exceeded the lifetime …

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Vine videos grew into a phenomenon six seconds at a time

Why would anyone want to take, let alone share a six-second video? Last year, before the arrival of Vine, that would have seemed like a perfectly reasonable question.<p>Today, however, the increasingly popular app – which lets users take, edit and upload looping six-second clips – is starting to …

Experimental Lakes Area's future to be made clearer Monday

The future of an internationally renowned research facility for the study of water pollution and lake ecosystems will be announced by the province of …

Purported Image Leaks of iPhone 5C in Packaging [PIC]

As the rumoured launch of the highly anticipated iPhone models nears, more leaks are hitting the web. This time the French site <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> posted …

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Older iPhones can now be traded in at Apple stores in U.S.

Excited about the new iPhone expected to be unveiled Sept. 10? Apple will now join others in allowing you to trade in your old model.<p>The company said …

Plastic particles discovered in Great Lakes

Scientists have found tiny plastic particles in all of the Great Lakes.<p>They had previously discovered them in Lakes Superior, Huron and Erie last …