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Canadian government scolds Jimmy Carter over position on Keystone XL pipeline

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION WASHINGTON - The Keystone XL pipeline issue has created a tiff between a former U.S. president and the Canadian government. The Prime Minister's Office reacted swiftly Wednesday to a letter signed by Nobel laureates, including Jimmy Carter, urging President Barack Obama to reject the pipeline.

Government-commissioned studies suggest public unsure of energy industry benefit

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION OTTAWA - Public-opinion research contracted by Ottawa suggests the pro-resource-development Conservative government has not yet convinced Canadians of the national benefits of the energy industry. Two polling companies conducted cross-country focus groups last fall - in addition to one large national poll - and reported a common theme: most Canadians just don't see what's in it for them.
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New legislation for temp agency regulations introduced

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION The Selinger government has introduced legislation to regulate agencies that provide temporary workers to employers. Bill 50 (The Protection for Temporary Help Workers Act) would require such agencies to be licensed by Manitoba Labour and Immigration. It would also prohibit temporary help agencies from charging workers fees for the services they provide.
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Ex-government engineer accepted trips, golf and cash in exchange for contracts

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION MONTREAL - A former Transport Quebec engineer says he was routinely bribed by construction and engineering firms in exchange for help with lucrative government contracts. Guy Hamel told the Charbonneau Commission today the gifts and favours were for favourable decisions from his position on a selection committee for government contracts.
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