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10/21/2014 - 14:30
On October 20, 2014, two members of the Canadian Armed Forces were injured in a hit-and-run incident in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. One member later died in hospital.
10/21/2014 - 13:23
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10/21/2014 - 13:09
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10/21/2014 - 12:07
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal issued a report highlighting the impact of Canadian anti-dumping and countervailing measures on domestic shipments, investments, employment and imports from 1989 to 2013.

In commemoration of the Persons Case Outstanding Canadians sought for Governor General’s Award

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, is encouraging local residents to nominate outstanding Canadians for the Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case.

"The award recognizes Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to advance the equality, rights or opportunities of women. We're looking for another Dr. Jean Scott," said Strahl referring to local author, women's right activist and 1990 recipient.

The Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case were created in 1979 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the groundbreaking Persons Case which made it possible for women to serve in the Senate and paved the way for women's increased participation in public and political life.

Each year, five recipients are chosen from across Canada. In 2012, two of those recipients will be from the youth category (15-30 years old). This is in recognition of the world's first International Day of the Girl which will take place on October 11, 2012.

The deadline for nominations is July 15. Recipients will be invited to Rideau Hall in October to receive a medal from his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

For more information about the awards and for full instructions, please visit the Status of Women Canada website at: www.women.gc.ca, email: communications [at] swc-cfc [dot] gc [dot] ca or call: 1-855-969-9922.

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  • RT @pmharper: We also offer our prayers for the recovery of the member who was injured. Read my full statement here: http://t.co/Tlyv7JockM 12 hours 25 min ago
  • RT @pmharper: On behalf of all Canadians Laureen & I offer our deepest condolences to the family of the CAF member who succumbed to injurie… 12 hours 25 min ago
  • Honoured to witness #Chilliwack resident Shawn Nagurny receive a Medal for Bravery from @ggdavidjohnston today. http://t.co/NBLM8HXTei 14 hours 15 min ago

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