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Current Issue: Exchange June 2014

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Ted Talks

Kwame Anthony Appiah: Is religion good or bad? (This is a trick question)

Plenty of good things are done in the name of religion, and plenty of bad things too. But what is religion, exactly — is it good or bad, in and of itself? Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah offers a generous, surprising view.

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Aquisition

Christie signs Azione Unlimited as new partner

CYPRESS, Calif. – Christie has signed an agreement with the Azione Unlimited educational/buying group to bring Christie solutions to all of Azione’s integration partners.

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Sustainability

Seizing on the potential of new technologies can move Canada toward a sustainable future

OTTAWA - A new expert panel report, Enabling Sustainability in an Interconnected World outlines the opportunities to achieve sustainability through information and communication technologies (ICTs) but cautions that Canada is a long way from realizing their full potential. The report, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, finds Canada at a crossroads.

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Housing

Canadian home sales up in May

OTTAWA - According to statistics released by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) yesterday, national home sales activity posted a sizeable month-over-month increase in May 2014.

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Private Conversations

BlackBerry Delivers on eBBM Suite

Company Launched BBM Protected for Secure Enterprise Messaging

Waterloo – BlackBerry Limited announced the availability of BBM™ Protected, the first solution in the eBBM™ Suite for secure enterprise-class messaging.

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Sector Development

The Co-operators launches insurance solution for co-operatives

GUELPH - Today, The Co-operators announced at the annual general meeting of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada the launch of Co-op Guard, a first-of-its-kind insurance and financial services solution designed specifically to meet the unique needs of Canadian co-operatives.


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Investment

Canada's international transactions in securities, April 2014

Ottawa - Foreign investment in Canadian securities resumed in April as non-residents added $10.1 billion to their holdings, marking the highest such acquisition in a year. Meanwhile, Canadian investment in foreign securities slowed to $2.5 billion.

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Opinion

Bill C-18 – CETA combination would entrench corporate control of food system, says NFU

Saskatoon – Canada is currently trying to complete negotiations for the Canada – European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the federal government’s Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act is currently before Parliament. The National Farmers Union (NFU) believes that the trade deal and the omnibus bill each have serious negative implications for Canada’s sovereignty and food sovereignty. Together, these initiatives would bring in an unprecedented level of corporate control over Canada’s food and agriculture system.

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Privacy & Security

It's a Myth! Don't Believe That De-identification Doesn't Protect Privacy- It Does!

TORONTO - Properly applied de-identification is an effective tool to protect privacy, but recent criticisms have suggested the opposite. The perpetuation of this myth has the potential to adversely impact health research, innovation and Big Data insights.

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Health Care

New study highlights effectiveness of Ontario's High Risk Breast Cancer Screening Program

Results published by the Journal of Clinical Oncology

TORONTO - Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) is leading the way in care for women who are at high risk for developing breast cancer, as shown in a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Provincial Health

Ontario's doctors ready to work with new government to build the health care system of the future

TORONTO - Ontario's doctors look forward to continuing to work with Premier Kathleen Wynne and her government to improve the province's health-care system.

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Community Health

New Smilezone location to open at Grand River Hospital

Kitchener - A foundation committed to putting smiles on the faces of young patients and their families will work some more magic this summer at the largest hospital in Waterloo Region.

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Grants

International Plowing match fund Gives Back to the Community

Kitchener – The Waterloo Region International Plowing Match 1995 and 2012 Fund (IPM Fund) held at The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (The KWCF) provides grants annually to charitable organizations whose services benefit the citizens of Waterloo Region and that focus on agriculture, health and/or education.


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Board of Trade

CHRISTMAS ARRIVES EARLY IN VILLAGE OF WELLESLEY!

Wellesley - 2013-2014 Wellesley Board of Trade President, Chris Franklin, and Executive Member, Hal Schneider, attended the Wellesley Apple Butter & Cheese Festival Committee meeting on June 6th to present to them, a proposal to replace all the Christmas lights that hang on the poles in the village of Wellesley.

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June 18, 2014

MLI PARTNERS WITH U.K.-BASED THINK TANK FOR MARGARET THATCHER CONFERENCE ON LIBERTY

Event features world-class lineup that includes federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney.

OTTAWA – Canada’s Macdonald-Laurier Institute is partnering with the U.K.-based Centre for Policy Studies to provide in-depth coverage of the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty, happening Wednesday, June 18.

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Tomorrow

World Refugee Day Awards of Distiction Ceremony

Kitchener - First Waterloo Region World refugee Day Awards of Distinction: Organized by the Community Coalition on Refugee and Immigrant Concerns (CCORIC), this evening’s main focus will be the presentation of the Awards of Distinction to five outstanding members of the local community who arrived as refugees and / or who have contributed to the successful resettlement of refugees in Waterloo Region.

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