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2014-06-20 16:20:16

Harper Government leads an expanded team of partners to discover the fate of Sir John Franklin's lost Arctic expedition OTTAWA, June 20, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - This summer, the Government of Canada and an unprecedented number of organizations from the public, private and non-profit sectors will partner together, using state-of-the-art technology, to locate the historic ships of the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition. The 2014 Franklin Expedition will also have the added benefit of furthering...

2014-06-18 16:26:37

Government of Canada partnering with Special Olympics Canada, the RBC Foundation and the Samuel Family Foundation to expand Active Start and FUNdamentals programs OTTAWA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Public Health Agency of Canada has partnered with Special Olympics Canada, the RBC Foundation and the Samuel Family Foundation to increase opportunities for children living with intellectual disabilities to participate in physical activity. Special Olympics Canada currently runs two...

2014-06-16 16:25:49

Amended Vanessa's Law advances transparency commitments OTTAWA, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada welcomes amendments that would strengthen transparency in the proposed patient safety legislation Vanessa's Law (Bill C-17). Since introduction in December 2013, Vanessa's Law has received broad support from members of Parliament, stakeholders and healthcare groups in recognition of the important drug safety improvements that it would deliver, should it become law. The...

2014-06-13 16:23:14

OTTAWA, June 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Marijuana is not an approved drug or medicine in Canada and has not gone through the necessary rigorous scientific trials for efficacy or safety. Health Canada does not endorse the use of marijuana, but the courts have required reasonable access to a legal source of marijuana for medical purposes. The Government of Canada believes that this must be done in a controlled fashion to protect public health and safety. The Government of Canada is...

2014-05-23 12:23:55

TORONTO, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Rémi RacineChair, CBC Board of Directors Hubert T. LacroixPresident CEO CBC/Radio-Canada Dear Mr. Racine and Mr. Lacroix,In recent weeks, we've all been disappointed to see yet another round of major cuts at CBC. We wanted to inform you that our members are troubled by the lack of transparency with which the cuts have been handled in some areas. Since 2009, more than 2,100 jobs and dozens of significant programs have been eliminated leaving...

2014-05-15 16:23:18

FREDERICTON, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Nature Conservancy of Canada, the nation's leading private land conservation organization, congratulates the Government of Canada for its strong commitment to protecting our natural heritage through today's announcement of a National Conservation Plan. This investment of more than $250 million, announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, demonstrates Canada's conservation leadership. With an emphasis on conservation, restoration and connecting Canadians...

2014-05-11 12:20:22

MONTRÉAL, May 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Paul G. Smith, Chairman of the Board of VIA Rail Canada (www.viarail.ca), is pleased to announce that, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C. M.P., the Government of Canada has appointed Yves Desjardins-Siciliano as President and CEO of VIA Rail Canada Inc. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Desjardins-Siciliano was the Corporation's Chief Corporate & Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. He holds a...

2014-04-24 16:26:29

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today launched the third phase of Let's Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians. This phase will feature a public hearing on the future of the television system starting on September 8, 2014, in the National Capital Region. The CRTC intends to explore a number of changes to the television system to meet the current and future needs of Canadians as citizens, creators and...

2014-04-23 16:21:10

VANCOUVER, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Avcorp Industries Inc. (TSX: AVP) (the "Company" or "Avcorp") today announced that it has received a Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) Contribution Agreement from the Government of Canada for up to $4.4 million to support development of advanced metal bond manufacturing processes and capabilities. In particular, this SADI supported project will assist Avcorp to undertake specific capability development for large, complex metal...

2014-04-23 08:21:21

- Diluted EPS of $1.71 increases 5.6 percent over first-quarter 2013 FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today reported first-quarter 2014 net earnings of $595 million, or $1.71 per share on a diluted basis, compared to 2013 first-quarter net earnings of $571 million, or $1.62 per diluted share. First-quarter 2014 revenues were $7.3 billion. Margins Company-wide operating margins for the first quarter of 2014 were 11.9 percent, a 50 basis points...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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