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‘The Queen is in Good Company:’ New $10 Bill with Civil Rights Advocate Launched

‘The Queen is in Good Company:’ New $10 Bill with Civil Rights Advocate Launched

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wanda Robson
Clutching some $10 banknotes Wanda Robson, Viola Desmond’s sister, the first Canadian woman on a banknote, shows her sister’s portrait on Canada’s new $10 banknote at the Canadian Museum For Human Rights in Winnipeg, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Robson, officially launched the unique, vertically oriented purple bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Canada’s new $10 bill officially went into circulation Monday, breaking new ground in more ways than one.

The banknote is the first vertically oriented bill in Canada and the first regularly circulating banknote to feature a Canadian woman, civil rights advocate Viola Desmond, on the front.

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New $10 Bill Featuring Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond, CMHR Goes into Circulation

New $10 Bill Featuring Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond, CMHR Goes into Circulation

Canada $10 Banknote - Viola Desmond
The front of Canada’s newest $10 banknote features late civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Canada’s newest $10 banknote officially went into circulation Monday, featuring late Nova Scotia civil rights pioneer and businesswoman Viola Desmond.

During a ceremony at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which is prominently featured on the reverse side of the bill, Desmond’s sister, Wanda Robson, was joined by Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and CMHR president and CEO John Young to make the first purchase with the banknote.

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Action Needed to Reverse Canada’s Wildlife Decline, Conservationists Say

Action Needed to Reverse Canada’s Wildlife Decline, Conservationists Say

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

Caribou Antlers
In this Aug. 1, 2014 photo provided by the National Park Service are male caribou antlers in the Oolah Valley, likely the result of a grizzly kill as he migrated south for the winter at the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska. (AP Photo/National Park Service, Cadence Cook)

MONTREAL – Canada may be known for its wide-open spaces and wildlife, but the federal and provincial governments need to dramatically increase their efforts if they’re to save the country’s endangered species, conservationists say.

A World Wildlife Fund report last month created alarm with its finding that global wildlife populations dropped 60 per cent over the last 40 years, and recent data shows the situation in Canada is not a lot better.

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Five Manitoba Airports Receiving Safety Upgrades

Five Manitoba Airports Receiving Safety Upgrades

Porter Airlines
A Porter Airlines plane takes off from Toronto’s Island Airport on Friday, November 13, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

Five Manitoba airports are seeing an infusion of federal funding for safety improvements.

The Brochet Airport, Gods River Airport, Island Lake Airport, and the Little Grand Rapids Airport are each receiving $36,000 to replace a towed, multi-wheeled compactor for use on a gravel runway.

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Canada Post Asks for Halt to International Shipments as Parcel Backlog Grows

Canada Post Asks for Halt to International Shipments as Parcel Backlog Grows

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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Idle Canada Post trucks sit in the parking lot of the Saint-Laurent sorting facility in Montreal as rotating strikes hit the area on Thursday, November 15, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – Canada Post has asked its international partners to halt mail and parcel shipments to Canada as it reels under the weight of a 30-day delivery backlog resulting from a labour dispute with its employees.

The Crown corporation said Friday that its domestic customers are also backed up with packages waiting for delivery as rotating strikes that began Oct. 22 continue across the country.

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Quebec Judge Says Class Action Lawsuit Over McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Can Go Ahead

Quebec Judge Says Class Action Lawsuit Over McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Can Go Ahead

By The Canadian Press

McDonald's Toys Lawsuit
Lawyer Joey Zukran is seen in this undated handout photo. A judge has authorized a lawsuit to proceed against McDonald’s Canada over the marketing of Happy Meals to Quebec children. Montreal lawyer Joey Zukran sought authorization for a class action lawsuit, arguing promotion of the popular meals constitutes illegal advertising to children. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Joey Zukran)

MONTREAL – A judge has authorized a lawsuit to proceed against McDonald’s Canada over the marketing of Happy Meals to Quebec children.

Montreal lawyer Joey Zukran sought authorization for a class action lawsuit, arguing promotion of the popular meals constitutes illegal advertising to children.

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Canada Post Issues New Offer to Employees as eBay Calls on Ottawa to End Strikes

Canada Post Issues New Offer to Employees as eBay Calls on Ottawa to End Strikes

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

Canada Post Strike
Striking Canada Post workers keep their hands warm as they picket at the South Central sorting facility in Toronto on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Ebay is calling on the federal government to legislate an end to the Canada Post contract dispute, warning that quick action is needed to ensure retailers don’t lose out on critical Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

OTTAWA – Canada Post has issued what it calls a “time-limited” contract offer to its employees in hopes of ending rotating strikes that have created a historic backlog of undelivered parcels.

The offer Wednesday to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers came just hours after online sales and auctioning giant eBay called on the federal government to legislate an end to the contract dispute.

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