Canadian Human Resources Minister details new EI measures, rules
The Canadian federal government's Human Resources Minister announced new Employment Insurance (EI) measures Thursday at a press conference in Ottawa. The overhaul will establish three criteria for job hunters.
Thousands protest changes to Canadian EI benefits
Thousands protested in the province of Quebec, in the Canadian capital Ottawa, and also in the Province of New Brunswick against the changes made by the Conservative government to Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) program.
Canadian Internet Surveillance Bill Could Come Back In New Form
An anonymous reader writes "Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced yesterday that the government will not be proceeding with Bill C-30, the lawful access/Internet surveillance legislation. Yet despite the celebration of the Canadian Internet community, Michael Geist notes that the law could return. On the same day the government put the bill out its misery, it introduced Bill C-55 on warrantless wiretapping. Although the bill is ostensibly a response to last year's R v. Tse decision from the Supreme Court of Canada, much of the bill is lifted directly from Bill C-30. Moreover, there will be other ways to revive the more troublesome Internet surveillance provisions. Christopher Parsons points to lawful intercept requirements in the forthcoming spectrum auction, while many others have discussed Bill C-12, which includes provisions that encourage personal information disclosure without court oversight. Of course, cynics might also point to the 2007 pledge from then-Public Safety ...
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Slashdot
Turkish energy minister denied entrance to Iraq
The Iraqi central government would not grant a plane from Turkey permission to land in Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan. The plane carried Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yidiz, who was on his way to an energy conference.
Government minister Panashue has problems over campaign finances
Records obtained by the CBC(Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) suggest that Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Panashue received an illegal corporate donation.