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Celine Cooper: Bloc's Gilles Duceppe returns to a changed political landscape

On Wednesday, Gilles Duceppe was confirmed as the leader of the Bloc Québécois at the party’s general meeting. Mario Beaulieu, the former divisive leader who had announced a few weeks ago he would voluntarily cede party leadership to Duceppe, officially stepped down. 604 more words

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Matthew Fisher: Greeks overwhelmingly vote 'no' in rejection of austerity

ATHENS — Greek voters have strongly rejected the stiff bailout terms offered by the European Union in Sunday’s referendum on the country’s economic future.

With nearly 90 per cent of the ballots counted, more than six voters in 10 sided with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who had insisted that he would not further cut pensions or raise the value added tax and demanded that international creditors offer debt relief. 1,367 more words

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Harper urges voters to avoid 'risk' of NDP or Liberals in power

CALGARY— Prime Minister Stephen Harper is warning voters that a victory by the New Democrats or Liberals in this fall’s election would bring European-style economic calamity to this country and open the door to an increased security threat from jihadist terrorists. 1,058 more words

National

The Gargoyle: Is the election the only war that really matters at National Defence?

Anyone receiving Department of National Defence press releases could be forgiven for thinking the only thing happening on Canadian military bases over the past two weeks has been photo ops. 453 more words

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Key PS executive overseeing sick leave overhaul moving to new job

The top human resource executive who oversees the Conservative government’s contentious sick leave and disability overhaul is moving to a new job as part of another shakeup at the upper ranks of Canada’s bureaucracy. 315 more words

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CIA failing to recruit and promote minorities, study finds

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The CIA is failing to hire and promote enough minorities despite years of vowing to do so, Director John Brennan said Tuesday, announcing a new effort to tackle the problem of a largely White workforce whose lack of diversity he says is undercutting the spy agency’s intelligence mission. 595 more words

Business

Using Innovation and Technology to Improve City Services

Using Innovation and Technology to Improve City Services
Source: IBM Center for the Business of Government

In this report, Professor Greenberg examines a dozen cities across the United States that have award-winning reputations for using innovation and technology to improve the services they provide to their residents.

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