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Edition 17 July 2012
Interviews and Reports
University funding controversy
James Park/Carleton Now
“It calls into question the integrity of the university,” says James Turk of the Canadian Association of University Teachers. Controversy erupted after Carleton University in Ottawa released details of an agreement it had with a major donor. Oil magnate Clayton Riddell pledged $15-million to the university for a new political management program. Under the agreement, Mr. Riddell’s foundation would have had a say in approving the program budget and the selection of some teaching staff. Lynn Desjardins spoke with James Turk about his profound objections to the deal.
Business federation proposes allowing credit card surcharges
A Canadian business federation is calling for more measures to protect businesses, and allow surcharges on credit card payments.

Extra payment charges to clients using credit cards are not presently permitted in Canada. But the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), which represents more than 100,000 small and medium sized businesses, feels giving merchants a chance to do this will be a wake-up call for credit card companies.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to the Federation's president Dan Kelly who explains why the Federation is calling for these measures, and how he feels consumers will react.
Scientists from Around the World Attent Vancouver Alzheimers Conference
David W Johnson / Alzheimers Assoc
The number of people suffering from alzheimers and related dementia diseases will increase substantially in future years, especially as the general population ages.
Its expected to cost Canada billions in treatment in future years. This week scientists, researchers and others involved in related health-care issues are gathering in Canada
Marc Montgomery reports..
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