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2014-03-20 12:28:34

Canada Basketball to receive funding from the Government of Canada to support the hosting of World Championship TORONTO, March 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal today announced the Government of Canada is providing Canada Basketball with $245,000 through Sport Canada's Hosting Program to support the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship, which are being held in Toronto June 20 to 28, 2014. Minister of State Gosal also joined an open practice...

2014-03-18 04:20:10

OTTAWA, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - With the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway facing the thickest and broadest ice cover in years, the Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) is extremely concerned that Canada's ice-breakers will not be able to create and maintain the routes needed to move key cargo to Canadian and American industries. The Canadian Coast Guard is doing its utmost to work with resources across a large geographical area subject to heavy ice, but this situation is...

2014-03-12 16:21:39

REGINA, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, addressed the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities today on the Government of Canada's commitment to get grain moving quickly. Minister Raitt said the government is ensuring the efficient export of grain by specifying the minimum volumes to be carried by each railway and by planning additional legislation to ensure Canada maintains a world-class logistics system when Parliament returns...

2014-03-12 12:24:06

Government of Canada to support Canadian athletes travelling to Fairbanks, Alaska, for the Arctic Winter Games GATINEAU,QC, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, congratulates the Canadian athletes and artists heading to the 2014 Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Games, taking place from...

2014-03-11 12:23:27

TORONTO, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - As Ontario pushes ahead with pension reform to improve retirement security for its citizens, it should consider a "middle-way" solution between current competing visions for reform, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe institute. In "Helping Ontarians Save for Retirement: How the Province Could Adapt the Canada Supplementary Pension Plan," author Keith Ambachtsheer recommends an approach that avoids the potential pitfalls of two...

2014-03-09 20:21:27

TORONTO, March 9, 2014 /CNW/ - I was thrilled to take part in the Canadian Screen Awards this evening. Canada's film, television, and digital media production industry is made up of talented individuals both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. The Canadian Screen Awards Gala celebrated and honoured many of our most inspiring artists and creators in this field. In 2012-2013, film and television production in Canada generated $5.82 billion in economic activity and...

2014-02-28 12:26:40

Minister takes the opportunity to announce a major investment from the Government of Canada in the Montréal en Histoires - Memory City project MONTRÉAL, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover was pleased to attend the meeting of the Montréal, Cultural Metropolis Steering Committee. This committee consists of members of the cultural and business communities and the municipal, provincial, and federal governments, including Denis...

2014-02-25 12:23:58

The Government of Canada supports the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) MONTREAL, Feb. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada has is providing $90,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund for the 32(nd) edition of FIFA, which will take place from March 20 to 30. Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover made the announcement today. These funds will allow FIFA to present the world's best media arts productions and art films. The...

2014-02-24 12:20:28

OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - With tax season in full swing, many Canadians may feel the strain of tracking down and managing their financial paperwork. epost(TM), Canada Post's free digital mailbox service, can help Canadians better manage their household finances by ensuring the digital exchange of information is both convenient and secure. Financial paperwork in one location More than 8 million Canadians have registered for epost and have access to more than 250 online bills...

2014-02-21 12:22:37

Minister of State Gosal congratulates Special Olympics Canada on Government support BRAMPTON, ON, Feb. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal today held a press conference at the Cassie Campbell Community Centre to highlight Government of Canada funding for Special Olympics Canada. The press conference followed a basketball demonstration featuring Special Olympics athletes in which Minister of State Gosal participated. On February 5, the Government of Canada...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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