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Monday February 21, 2011
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Ted Talks

Madeleine Albright: On being a woman and a diplomat

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks bluntly about politics and diplomacy, making the case that women's issues deserve a place at the center of foreign policy. Far from being a "soft" issue, she says, women's issues are often the very hardest ones, dealing directly with life and death.

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Oncology

Over a thousand area patients benefit from improved access to colorectal cancer screening and treatment

Waterloo - Asa Leobel is among over a thousand area patients who have already benefited from a regional approach to detect and treat colorectal cancer faster.

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Hunger

Guelph Hosts Canadian First: Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit

Former Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean, American Ambassador among Attendees

GUELPH - The University of Guelph will welcome the world Feb. 25 to 27 for the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit. Attendees will include the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti and former governor general and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and David Jacobson, American ambassador to Canada.

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Grants

Ontario Trillium Foundation invests over $309K to help local organizations in Kitchener Centre

Kitchener – Six community organizations based in Kitchener Centre will be receiving a total of $309,500 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for various important projects. John Milloy, MPP for Kitchener Centre, joined OTF representatives and other members of the community to celebrate the grants.

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Manufacturing

PHOTOWATT OUTPUT IMPACTED BY EMPLOYEE CONCERNS OVER RESTRUCTURING PLAN

CAMBRIDGE - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. announced Friday that productivity at its French subsidiary Photowatt International (Photowatt France) has dropped in reaction to the Photowatt France proposed restructuring plan.


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Discrimination

Mohawk College forces Finkelstein out of campus venue

Montreal - Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East announced that Mohawk College decisions have forced CJPME to move a lecture by US scholar Dr. Norman Finkelstein. The lecture was to have taken place at the College Feb. 19, but will now be delivered at Centenary United Church, 24 Main St. West, Hamilton, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19.

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Buyout

CANADA’S BUYOUT & PRIVATE EQUITY MARKET IN 2010: INVESTMENTS UP FOR FIRST TIME IN 3 YEARS, EXITS JUMP 106%

TORONTO - Canadian buyout and private equity market activity showed renewed vigour in 2010, as both deal and dollar volumes grew for the first time since 2007. This was one of several major conclusions of the annual statistical review released by CVCA- Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association and research partner Thomson Reuters.

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Aquisition

Aspire Announces 2011 Development Plan for Newly-Acquired Ecommerce Marketplace

Current Revenue Run Rate Projects to US$18 Million Per Annum

TORONTO - Aspire International Inc. announced its 2011 development plan for Mygos, its newly-acquired B2C international online shopping mall.


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Multiculturalism

Celebrate Black History Month

Join us at Kitchener City Hall for a very special gospel performance, in celebration of Black History Month! Featuring a multicultural trio of local artists singing highlights from "The Generations of Gospel Music". 200 King St. W. Tuesday February 22, 2011 Admission: FREE! 12pm-12:30pm

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Market

Rogers Communications to Redeem All Senior Notes

TORONTO - Rogers Communications Inc. announced Friday that it has issued notices to redeem on March 21, 2011 all of the US$350 million principal amount of 7.875% Senior Notes due 2012 and all of the US$470 million principal amount of 7.25% Senior Notes due 2012

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Anti-corruption

Permanent anti-corruption unit: A tangible investment in the ethics and efficiency of our society, asserts the Québec Employers Council

MONTREAL - The Québec Employers Council hails the creation of the permanent anti-corruption unit announced by Public Security Minister Robert Dutil and Labour Minister Lise Thériault. The Council believes it is a viable option to fight corruption in Québec in an efficient and sustainable manner.

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Green Proposals

Call for Abstracts Deadline February 25, 2011

Kingston - The Sustainable Chemistry Summit is being held in Kingston, Ontario from September 16 - 18, 2011. The Summit's theme, "From Lab to Market," reflects GreenCentre Canada's mandate to partner green chemistry technologies with market applications.

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Research and Development

Strengthening Innovation Policies Will Create Jobs and Economic Opportunities For Canada, Says Rx&D

OTTAWA - In a submission to the federal government, Canada's innovative pharmaceutical industry has outlined concrete measures aimed at improving productivity and attracting more much-needed pharmaceutical and life sciences investment to Canada.

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Securities

Québec and Alberta Chambers of Commerce wonder how can the government still go ahead on securities regulation

MONTREAL - With now officially four provinces joining Québec and Alberta in opposing the federal government's plan to create a national securities regulator, the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec and the Alberta Chambers of Commerce are confident the tide has turned against the federal proposal.

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Entrepreneurial Awards

2011 SGF CEO of the Year: Quebec Technology CEOs select Claude Mc Master, President of D-BOX Technologies

MONTREAL - Technology executives attending the prestigious CEO Vision event at Mont-Tremblant selected Claude Mc Master, CEO of D-BOX Technologies as "2011 SGF CEO of the Year". The CEOs selected the winner by a secret ballot following presentations by the three finalists highlighting their entrepreneurial achievements for 2010.


 


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