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Is Health Canada bringing measles back by approving ineffective homeopathic remedies?

6, 2013. Canada (3-2) went on an 11-0 scoring run started by a pair of Cory Joseph free throws with 5:25 left in the fourth quarter. Joseph accounted for six of the next eight points and a three-pointer by Brady Heslip at 2:25 cut the deficit to 60-57 before Venezuela called a timeout. Tristan Thompson scored on an offensive rebound to make it a one-point game with two minutes to go, but that turned out to be Canada’s final bucket. David Cubillan hit a three-pointer at 1:36 and Venezuela’s defence did the rest. “I thought Venezuela did a really good job,” said Canadian coach Jay Triano. “They’re a very physical team, I think their average age is about 29 years old, and they have one way to play, and it’s physical, and we were no match for their physicality.” Joseph led Canada with 14 points while Thompson added 12 points and a game-high 20 rebounds. Canada dominated the boards, out-rebounding their opponents 40-24, but were hapless from the arc where they shot just 4 of 25. “Their defence stopped us from going where we wanted to go, and we had a hard time penetrating,” said Triano. Canada held Venezuela to 36 per cent shooting, “and you’re supposed to win games like that, but when you don’t score, that makes things tough,” said Triano. Nestor Colmenares scored 13 points and Cubillan added 12 for Venezuela (3-2), which moved ahead of Canada in the standings.

Defenceman Cody Franson reacts after scoring his first of three goals in the series against the Boston Bruins during first period NHL hockey playoff action in Toronto on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Franson had a break out season in 2012-13 with a career-high 29 points. But it was his performance in the playoffs where he solidified his place in the Maple Leafs top-four. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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Canada Pre-Harvest Wheat Stockpiles Fell 14.8% From 2012

Canola reserves fell 14 percent to 608,000 tons, compared with analysts forecast of a 2.8 percent increase to 727,000. While supplies are down, grain bins will be refilled in coming months. The government predicts wheat production in 2013 will reach a 22-year high of 30.6 million tons and canola will jump to 14.7 million tons, the most ever. Minneapolis wheat prices have tumbled 26 percent in the past year, while Winnipeg canola futures that in May were the highest since 2008 have plummeted since then, down 21 percent from a year ago. We knew there was a lot of disappearance of grain, and certainly with prices being as high as they were, the signal was very strong for farmers to get that grain into the system, Jonathon Driedger, a senior market analyst at Winnipeg-based FarmLink Marketing Solutions, said today on a conference call. Inventories of non-durum wheat are the lowest since 2007-2008 and reserves of canola are extremely tight, he said. Yield Prospects Warm, wet weather in late June and early July boosted yield prospects across Western Canada . Above-average yields are being reported in Saskatchewan , the largest grower of spring wheat and canola. The yields for canola range between 30 bushels and 36 bushels an acre, the provinces agriculture ministry said. That compares to an average yield of 24 bushels to 27 bushels across most of the province a year earlier , reports show. Early yield reports are indicating above-average barley and spring-wheat yields with good quality and above-average bushel weights, Manitobas agriculture ministry said in a Sept. 3 report . I dont think this report is too relevant, Jerry Klassen, the manager of Canadian operations and trading at GAP SA Grains & Produits, said in a telephone interview from Winnipeg before the report.

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Market caution over Syria persisted as U.S. President Barack Obama resisted pressure to let go of plans for air strikes against Syria and enlisted the support of 10 fellow leaders for a “strong” response to a chemical weapons attack. U.S. jobs growth missed expectations in August, while the unemployment rate hit a 4-1/2-year low – but that was because more Americans gave up the search for work – complicating the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision on whether to begin trimming its bond-buying program later this month. “It shows the economy has got a pulse, but it’s a very feeble pulse,” John Ing, president of Maison Placements Canada, said of the jobs report. Investors have been dissecting every piece of U.S. economic data to try to determine when the Fed will begin dialing back its asset purchases. The Fed meets later in the month to discuss monetary policy. “The advocates of a more accommodating policy are going to have more ammunition going into the meeting this month, to potentially postpone the timing of the taper,” said Stephen Wood, chief market strategist, North America, at Russell Investments. “The certainty the market had about the September time frame for taper became less certain,” he added.

Separately, Canada’s economy churned out a surprising 59,200 jobs in August, according to Statistics Canada estimates released on Friday, with most of the gains in part-time work and led by the health care and social assistance sector. TOP STORIES * U.S. President Barack Obama faced growing pressure from Russia’s Vladimir Putin and other world leaders on Thursday to decide against launching military strikes in Syria, which many of them fear would hurt the global economy and push up oil prices. * German exports fell unexpectedly in July but imports rose, underscoring that the domestic economy will be key for growth in Germany this year as a weak global environment makes selling goods abroad hard. * Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Alan Mulally, credited with driving a culture change that helped save the No. 2 U.S. automaker, may step down sooner than planned, according to people with knowledge of the matter. * Japan’s biggest mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo Inc is expected to start selling iPhones as soon as autumn, helping Apple Inc extend its reach in a country where it has more than three times the market share of rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. MARKET SNAPSHOT * Canada stock futures traded higher * U.S. stock futures , , rose * Thomson Reuters-Jefferies CRB Index : 292.3503; rose 0.37 percent * Gold futures were higher * US crude : $109.06; rose 0.64 percent * Brent crude : $115.81; rose 0.48 percent * LME 3-month copper : $7,196.25; rose 1.24 percent CANADIAN STOCKS TO WATCH * Agrium Inc : Canadian regulators have approved Glencore Xstrata PLC’s sale of some Viterra farm retail stores to the fertilizer company in a deal that will make Agrium the dominant farm retailer in Canada. ANALYSTS’ RECOMMENDATIONS Following is a summary of research actions on Canadian companies reported by Reuters.

Air Canada Reports Record August Load Factor

We recommend people seek out the conventional treatments. With that grim fact out of the way, what is Health Canada doing approving ineffective vaccines for sale. On its website when talking about natural products, it declares: To be licensed in Canada, natural health products must be safe, effective, of high quality and carry detailed label information to let people make safe and informed choices. Safety and quality aside, it is clear nosodes are not effective. Health Canada by the declaration on its page is tacitly saying that these products are in fact effective, a fact not borne out by any body of scientific evidence. It should be noted that it have not approved these as acceptable alternatives to traditional vaccination. This seems to shout administrative cognitive dissonance; the agency knows nosodes are no substitute for effective vaccines yet by licensing them its says that these are effective remedies. While Health Canada must respect the ability and right of each citizen to make their own health-care decisions, should it do so at the expense of others in the community? By approving for sale compounds that will be used as alternatives to traditional vaccination, it is reducing the rate of immunity in every community and needlessly risking lives especially of those who are too young or too weak to develop immunity. Health Canada has positioned itself as the gatekeeper of health care for all Canadians. Regardless of the political pressures applied on it by members of the government or interest groups, the agency ought not sacrifice sound scientific judgment. It should strive to be a respected source of sound, unbiased scientific judgment. Doing so requires that it reject nosodes outright until they are proven safe and effective through independent inquiry. By not doing so, Health Canada risks its own scientific integrity, the trust of the public and, most importantly, the lives of the weakest and most vulnerable citizens who are relying on it. At a time when vaccine preventable diseases are on the rise, this is not the time to let pseudo-science drive health policy.

Seeking Keystone XL Backing, Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper Pens Letter To Obama

Finance Sat, Sep 7, 2013, 1:02 AM EDT – U.S. Markets closed Air Canada Reports Record August Load Factor Press Release: Air Canada Thu, Sep 5, 2013 4:00 PM EDT 3.03 +0.1000 MONTREAL, Sept. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – For the month of August, Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 89.5 per cent, versus 87.9 per cent in August 2012, an increase of 1.6 percentage points. System traffic increased 4.7 per cent on a system-wide capacity increase of2.9 per cent. Air Canada reports trafficresults on asystem-widebasis, including Air Canada rouge, which began operations on July 1, 2013, and regional airlinesfrom which Air Canada purchases capacity. “I am pleased to report a record load factor of 89.5 per cent for the month of August,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The increase in our load factor by 1.6 percentage points over the prior year underscores the effectiveness of our capacity management strategy. System wide, traffic grew 4.7 per cent, led by the Pacific, Atlantic and domestic Canada markets. This is the eighth consecutive month Air Canada has set new records system-wide for passengers boarded, and on August 15 we achieved a new single day record of 127,100 customers. During the month, we successfully completed the transfer of all 15 Embraer 175 aircraft to Sky Regional, our Air Canada Express partner, an important step in Air Canada’s regional diversification strategy and our ongoing cost transformation program. I thank our employees for maintaining their focus on our operational performance which continues to show year-over-year improvements, while taking care of our customers and transporting them safely to their destination during this peak travel season.” +0.8 pts * Australia has been reclassified to “Pacific” from “Latin America & Caribbean”. Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five continents. Canada’s flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2012 served close to 35 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and 67 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.

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“Canada and the U.S. have integrated economies and oil and gas sectors, which underscores the importance of continuing to work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” Lecce added. The Canadian government has imposed greenhouse gas regulations in a number of sectors, but it has missed its goal of setting rules for Canada’s burgeoning oil and gas sector by mid-2013. It is this sector Harper is offering to work with Obama on, if that is what is needed to gain approval for Keystone, CBC said. Obama said in a New York Times interview in July that Canada could do more to mitigate carbon emissions. Canadian officials have privately expressed frustration that Obama has not specified what he wants in return for Keystone approval. Environmentalists, opposed to the development of the huge oil sands deposits in landlocked Alberta, want Washington to block the pipeline, while Obama has dismissed Keystone’s potential to create jobs. Sierra Club Canada Executive Director John Bennett scoffed: “I don’t believe for a moment that Prime Minister Harper is serious and neither should President Obama. The Harper government has done nothing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” Also on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow From Getty: SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 25: Protestors against the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline hold signs and stand on a Keith Haring sculpture as they demonstrate outside of the W Hotel before the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama on October 25, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Hundreds of protestors from a wide variety of activist groups staged protests outside of the W Hotel where President Obama was holding a $7,500 per person fundraiser. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) From Getty: SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 25: A protestor against the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline climbs on a Keith Haring sculpture as he demonstrates outside of the W Hotel where U.S. President Barack Obama was holding a fundraiser on October 25, 2011 in San Francisco, California.