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Edition 11 July 2012
Interviews and Reports
Canadian MP JIm Karygiannis observer at Libyan election
Courtesy MP Jim Karygiannis
Canadian Member of Parliament Jim Karygiannis is with the opposition Liberal party and its multiculturalism critic. During the Libyan election he was an observer, along with other members of a Canadian delegation organized by the Canadian Libyan Council.

This was not an official Canadian government delegation, but the MP says the delegation was welcomed wherever it went.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke with Member of Parliament Jim Karygiannis on Wednesday, July 11, about what he saw as an election observer.
Major Canadian Breakthrough in Treatment Against Deadly Ebola
A Canadian team has made a major breakthrough toward treatment of the deadly ebola virus. The development was created at the National Microbiology lab in Winnipeg Manitoba. This extremely sophisticated facility is the only place in Canada with level 4 biohazard containment –that is the highest level of medical security, and needed when dealing with extremely dangerous and highly contagious bacteria and disease such as ebola.
Previously, being infected with ebola was almost a certain death sentence but, Dr. Gary Kobinger and his team have developed a treatment that enables successful recovery up to 48 hours after infection. Primarily of importance to researchers and medical personnel working with the virus who may accidently become infected, the Canadian development means they are also well on the way towards an eventual commercial vaccine.

RCI's Marc Montgomery reached Dr Kobinger by cellphone at an airport between flights and asked him first to describe the significance of this development.
Was the election fair?
Canada’s elections are usually considered to be free and fair. But in the May 2011 federal election, one riding in Toronto was won by only 26 votes. A losing candidate went to court to contest the result. It is the first time the Supreme Court has heard such a case. Lynn Desjardins reports.
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