Friday, August 31, 2012

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Episode date 30 August 2012
Interviews and reports
Canada expanding relations with Brazil
Canada's relationship with Brazil has not always been cordial. In the late 1990s the rivalry between Canada's aerospace manufacturer Bombardier and Brazil's Embraer led to some confrontations.

But Diane Abhlonczy, Canada's Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and consular Affairs), says that's in the past.

This week she's on her third trip to Brazil to expand relations between the two countries. The trip started August 24 and was due to wrap up August 31.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda has this report.

Questioning Canada's pick for ambassador to China
(Adrian Wyld / Canadian Press)
Canada is about to name a new ambassador to China. Guy Saint-Jacques is currently Canada’s chief negotiator and ambassador for climate change. He is one of the few top Canadian diplomats who speaks Mandarin. He is expected to get the posting to China but some observers are disappointed about that.

To find out why, RCI’s Lynn Desjardins spoke with Charles Burton, a former advisor to the Canadian embassy in Beijing and now, a professor at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Pier 21 Visionary, Ruth Goldboom
Ruth Goldbloom in April, 1999 with Paul Tellier, CN President and CEO. CN donated cash and a railway passenger car to Pier 21, Canada's Museum of Immigration
It is said that one in 5 Canadians has a connection to Pier 21 in Halifax. It was one of Canada’s busiest ports of entry; the gateway for a million people crossing the Atlantic Ocean, between 1928 and 1971.
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