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Toronto Star reporter arrested, ticketed after taking photos of injured GO transit officer

Jun. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Across Canada, Daily Media Summary

GO Transit officials are reviewing an incident in which a Toronto Star reporter was arrested and ticketed with trespassing for taking pictures of an injured officer at Union Station. News photographers are not allowed to take photos without permission at Union Station, said Anne Marie Aikins, media relations manager with Metrolinx, which raises questions about [...]

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The downside of family reunification

Jun. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Across Canada, Daily Media Summary

Many Filipino students, who have been separated from their parents and reunited in Canada years later, have lower marks than their fellow new Canadians. The students have been raised by relatives back home while their mothers, typically, worked abroad as live-in nannies to gain the financial footing to bring their families over. Now they’re together [...]

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How Canada can avoid the skills shortage

Jun. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Across Canada, Daily Media Summary

It’s been called the country’s greatest economic challenge: an aging population threatens to diminish the size of Canada’s workforce as globalization and technology create a growing pool of unemployed, low-skilled workers and new, high-skilled positions go unfilled. Canada’s skills gap isn’t just in the blue-collar trades. Many PhD graduates have trouble finding work in Canada, [...]

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How to spot a liar: If only we could look into Rob Ford’s face and know the truth …

Jun. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Across Canada, Daily Media Summary

People have difficulty spotting a liar. “Most people perform around the level of chance accuracy on a lie detection task—the same accuracy as would be expected simply by flipping a coin,” said Leanne ten Brinke, a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley who studies deception. In her doctoral thesis at UBC’s Okanagan campus, she tested human [...]

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