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Edition 10 July 2012
Interviews and Reports
Hesjedal back on track for Olympics despite setback at Tour de France
AP Photo/Daniele Badolato
Cycling Canada has confirmed that Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal will be going for gold at this summer’s Olympics in London.

Hesjedal was forced to withdraw from the Tour de France last Friday after injuring his left leg and hip during the crash-marred sixth stage of the race.

His injuries had jeopardized his hopes to race in both the Olympic road race and the time trial.

However, Gord Fraser, the head coach of Canada’s men's road race team, says Hesjedal, who is recovering at his home in Girona, Spain, is already back in the saddle.

“He’s feeling better and is pretty upbeat, pretty optimistic that he’ll be 100 per cent real soon.”
Threat to refugees’ mental health
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
New Canadian rules for refugee claimants could harm their mental health. Professionals in the field say increased detention times and separating children from their parents could lead to depression, anxiety and other mental disorders. Lynn Desjardins spoke with psychologist Janet Cleveland, co-author of an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal harshly critical of the new immigration law.

Report on media coverage of politics in Canada
Canadian Press Fred Chartrand
A study on how Canada's media covers politics has just been released by the charitable organisation Samara, which works at improving political and civic engagement in Canada

The study looked at some assumptions about political coverage. For instance: that coverage concentrates on election races and polls, on negativity and that it lacked information. The study focussed in particular on federal government bills and on the Occupy movement in Canada.


RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to Alison Loat, the Executive Director of Samara.
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