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  1. Oh Canada, spy Canada

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Robert Sheppard

    ... Canada is still a long way from the situation in Britain, where there are over 4.2 million all-seeing CCTVs: London has become the most-watched city in the world. The latest innovation ... and the crackdown on potential terrorists. But this is Canada. Sure, we've become inured to the thousands of cameras peeping out at us from bank machines, convenience stories and taxis. But, with few ...

  2. On the right track

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Rick Boychuk

    ... had been singled out and forced to pay a head tax to enter Canada. They were accompanied by their sons, daughters and grandchildren, and by the widows and relatives of the other ... with a burdensome head tax. And when that tax was abolished in 1923, the Canadian government passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which effectively curtailed all Chinese immigration to Canada until 1947, when ...


    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1 What is the largest city on Canada's Pacific coast? 2 Canada has the longest undefended land border of any country- true or false? 3 Which Canadian banknote does not feature a portrait of a Canadian? 4 Which Canadian singer recorded the theme song for the movie Titanic? 5 Air Canada serves three Chinese cities. What are they? 6 Which two Canadian beer giants dominate ...

  4. Case of old and gold for Canada

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 50-year-old and a group of youngsters who helped him win gold. Canada routed Finland 10-4 to win their first Olympic curling title. After silver medals in 1998 and 2002, the Canadians left no doubt ... Canada's Russ Howard, who turned 50 last Sunday, became the oldest Winter Olympic gold medallist. Afterwards, he stood on the podium next to the second-oldest Canadian, 26-year-old Jamie Korab, who ...

  5. Canada falls behind in attracting Chinese students

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... Markus Gaertner Canada is falling behind Britain, Australia and new Asian competitors such as Singapore and Malaysia in the competition for Chinese students. New figures from the Canadian ... to 10,577 who enrolled in the peak year 2002. In total, Canada counted a stock of 36,747 Chinese students in 2004, only just half as many as Australia with 68,857. With 47,740 Britain also ...

  6. Canada suffers mass lay-offs in factory exodus

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... Strong currency and cheap China imports get the blame, writes Markus Gaertner Canada's economy shed a record 42,000 factory jobs last month, the biggest drop in manufacturing ... for Canada's currency. Since 2002, the rise in the currency has raised the cost of doing business in Canada for US multinationals by 34 per cent. Its meteoric rise has had devastating effects, ...

  7. Canada gets on map for mainland fund flows

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... Markus Gaertner in Vancouver After years of trickling into the Maple country, new Chinese investment to Canada surged dramatically last year to a record flow of US$100 million, up 20 times from 2004, according to China's commerce ministry. China watchers on the Canadian side are hardly surprised by the surge, even though overseas direct investments (ODI) flowing into Canada ...

  8. Canada's poor showing at games a colossal failure

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and 'sky-is-falling' reaction that engulfed Canada after the Nagano Games in 1998, I also don't think this most recent loss should be met with the indifference you exhibited. The 2006 edition ... to prove themselves to the outside world in order to feel better about their existence. The point isn't that Canadians needed the world to know that 'hockey is Canada and Canada ...

  9. Thinking of going abroad? The four main countries for furthering your study- Canada

    Posted Nov 18th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Education Centre in Hong Kong, Yiu Mei-mei, said there was a long history of Hong Kong students pursuing postgraduate studies in Canada. In Canada, where education is the responsibility of each ... said some provinces were actively promoting postgraduate education and she encouraged students to find out about scholarships and financial assistance that may be available. Canada has many ...

  10. Canada D'eh

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With an expected crowd of 10,000, the fourth annual Canada D'eh! street party features food, live music and performers in cowboy outfits. Party-goers can get temporary tattoos of the Canadian flag, stickers, and other give-away items. At midnight, revellers will sing O Canada outside Stormy Weather. Today, 7pm, Lan Kwai Fong, free. Inquiries: 2110 8700 ...




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