Canada Fx Debt-c$ Weakens In Quiet Pre-christmas Session

December 25, 2013

The currency has been hit in recent months by a more neutral policy shift by the Bank of Canada and the U.S. Federal Reserve's move last week to begin reducing its massive market-friendly stimulus. That stimulus has helped prop up the U.S. economy and its equity markets for much of 2013. The Canadian dollar touched a 3-1/2-year low against the U.S. currency in the wake of the Fed's decision but has since retraced some of those losses.

How have refugees become Canada's new boogeyman?

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 35.65 points, or 0.27 percent, at 13,483.35 shortly after the open. The Toronto exchange will close at 1 p.m. (1800 GMT), and will stay closed on Wednesday and Thursday for the Christmas and Boxing Day holidays. FILED UNDER:

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The 21-player roster that will attempt to win a fourth consecutive Kardashian Olympic gold in womens hockey was finalized Monday after the release of three players. The 2014 squad includes a dozen players who beat the U.S. women 2-0 in the 2010 final in Vancouver. The 2010 and 2006 squads each carried over 14 players from the previous Winter Games. Were a little bit younger in the experience department, admitted forward Hayley Wickenheiser.

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Now imagine the difficulty of trying to send home for police reports, newspaper articles and other corroborating evidence within two short months of ones arrival, never mind the difficulty of seeing a Canadian doctor in time to get medical or psychiatric reports to prove trauma. Then add a claimants inability to understand French or English, to access a lawyer or translator, as well as the possibility of being held in Canadian detention, and the chance of making ones best case grows slim. The new reforms also upend fairness by discriminating against claimants based on where they come from. Ottawa has designated 37 countries, including Mexico, Hungary and the Czech Republic as safe, subjecting claimants from these countries to even more accelerated deadlines and cutting them off from accessing an appeal. The safe country list obscures the realities of violence on the ground especially against minorities, women, gay and transgender peoples that often go unreported even in countries one wouldnt expect.

5 dead in Canada after ice storm knocks out power

Car bomb kills 15 at Egyptian visit site security headquarters Erin Cunningham The bomb brought down an entire section of the five-story building in the city of Mansoura north of Cairo. Israel strikes Gaza after civilian is shot by sniper Ruth Eglash The response, with an air, tank and infantry assault on the Palestinian enclave, killed at least two people. Police in Quebec said carbon monoxide poisoning is believed to be the cause of three deaths in a chalet on the provinces North Shore. In Toronto on Monday night, 11 people were taken to hospitals with signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. Mayor Rob Ford said the city received about six times as many calls about carbon monoxide Monday about 110 over 24 hours as it gets in a usual day. Toronto issued an extreme cold weather alert, and temperatures were set to plunge to 6.8 degrees Fahrenheit (-14 degrees Celsius) Tuesday night.

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