By The Canadian Press Tues., April 30, 2019 HALIFAX—Canada’s new $10 bill featuring Nova Scotia human rights icon Viola Desmond has been named banknote of the year. The bill, which also features a map of Halifax’s historic north end as well as the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, was honoured in a vote by the International Bank Note Society. The society says in a news release that the Desmond bill was a favourite of its voting membership right from the start. The purple polymer bill was the first vertically oriented banknote issued in Canada. Desmond is the first Black person — and the first non-royal woman — on a regularly circulating Canadian banknote. Article Continued Below The bill marks a growing recognition of Desmond’s refusal to leave the whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre on Nov. 8, 1946 — nearly a decade before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Alabama … [Read more...] about Canada’s Viola Desmond $10 bill named international banknote of the year
BOC has until May 15 to return Canada trash Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star) - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has until May 15 to ship Canadian garbage back to its country of origin. BOC spokesman Erastus Sandino Austria yesterday said they received orders from Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III to return the containers of trash back to Canada by May 15. Austria added they are in the process of making arrangements for the containers of waste, consisting of household trash, diapers, electronic garbage and non-recyclable waste, to be returned to Canada. “We are doing everything now to make this possible,” the BOC official said. The Department of Finance gave the order to the BOC after President Duterte said he would declare “war” on Canada if it would not take back its garbage. The Canadian government responded by saying that it is working to … [Read more...] about BOC has until May 15 to return Canada trash
By Tara Deschamps Special to the Star Mon., April 29, 2019 New European rules that will make tech firms liable for copyright violations on their platforms have been both lauded by musicians and artists and lambasted by those who champion intellectual freedom. But one thing that’s not in dispute is that similar rules won’t be coming to Canada any time soon, experts say. The copyright directive, endorsed by 19 European countries in mid-April, will compel companies such as Google and Facebook to ensure copyrighted content — everything from music and films to news and books — isn’t posted on their platforms without a creator’s permission. Some tech firms may have to acquire licences to host such material. The EU’s 28 member states now have two years to adopt the rules and create their own policies. The reforms have been touted as a way to rein in powerful tech firms and restore revenues to creative industries, often paid fractions … [Read more...] about Canada likely won’t copycat EU copyright rules, experts say. So what’s next?
MAYNILA- Kinalampag ng grupong EcoWaste Coalition ang Embahada ng Canada dito nitong Lunes upang igiit na dapat nang kunin ng bansa ang basurang itinambak nito sa Pilipinas higit 5 taon na ang nakalilipas. Bitbit ang mga placard, iginiit ng grupo na hindi katanggap-tanggap ang pagtatambak ng Canada ng basura sa Pilipinas. Nauna nang binalaan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang Canada na kunin ang mahigit sa 100 container ng basurang itinambak nito kung hindi ay posibleng magdeklara ng giyera ang Pilipinas. "Ang salita ng ating Presidente ay sumasalamin kung gaano ka-urgent, gaano kaseryoso na dapat nang kunin ang mga basurang ito. Hindi na ito dapat nagtatagal pa sa Pilipinas," ani Aileen Locero, national coordinator ng EcoWaste Coalition. Siniguro naman ng Embahada ng Canada noong nakaraang linggo na nakikipag-ugnayan ito sa pamahalaan ng Pilipinas upang maresolba ang problema sa basura. -ulat ni Henry Atuelan, ABS-CBN News Bisitahin ang Patrol.PH para sa iba pang mga balita. … [Read more...] about News ‘Hindi tapunan’: Embahada ng Canada kinalampag ng EcoWaste Coalition
By David Olive Business Columnist Sun., April 28, 2019 The Bank of Canada (BoC), which last week left its key lending rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent, is under fire for errant forecasts, causing some to wonder about its current projections for a Canadian economic rebound in the second half of this year. GDP was expected to grow at an annual rate of 2.3 per cent in Q4 2018 and by 0.8 per cent in Q1 2019. But the actual numbers came in at 0.4 per cent and 0.3 per cent, respectively, which got some analysts worrying about a recession. The BoC was overly optimistic about growing strength in exports and business investment, neither of which picked up as expected. “We were trying to capture something that is quite ephemeral, business sentiment, which translates into investment decisions,” Stephen Poloz, the BoC governor, said last week. The second-half rebound the BoC now forecasts is based on an expected housing-market recovery, wage gains and a revival … [Read more...] about Bank of Canada continues to prove it can adapt to changing economic conditions