Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Edition 9 July 2012
Interviews and Reports
Mock funeral for Canadian science
“The Death of Evidence” is what they are calling this protest. Thousands of scientists and citizens plan to attend a mock funeral in Ottawa on July 10 to protest cuts to scientific programs. They oppose what they call the government’s systematic campaign to reduce the flow of scientific evidence to Canadians. Lynn Desjardins reports.
 Two and half years ago, Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake. It left the already impoverished country in total ruin, further complicated by tremendous loss of life, the spread of disease, and a vast number of serious injuries. The medical need in Haiti was staggering and a medical group from Canada’s Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador calling itself “Broken Earth” has been helping ever since.

Marc Montgomery spoke to the Broken Earth founder  Dr Andrew Furey in St Johns, where he is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University.

Shortage of rental housing in Canada
A report by the Federation of Canadian Municipallities (FCM) says there's an alarming lack of rental housing in Canada, and it will threaten the country's economic recovery.

The report gathered data from 27 communities across Canada, and says that even though 30% of Canadians rent housing, only 10% of housing construction is for rental.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke with Karen Leibovici, the FCM's President, to find out more about the report and its conclusions.
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