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Episode date 28 September 2012
Interviews and reports
Girl Guides of Canada, new leader, new uniform, new directions
(Girl Guides of Canada)

The Girls Guides of Canada has a new leader, and is also showing off a brand new uniform for girls aged five to 18.

Sharron Callahan of Newfoundlane and Labrador is the new and recently installed Chief Commissioner of the Girl Guides of Canada
She has been involved with Canadian Guiding from her own childhood first as a brownie, then later in life in a variety of leadership roles.

To talk about the new uniforms and modern additions to the focus of guiding, RCI's Marc Montgomery spoke to Chief Commissioner Callahan earlier this week
Supreme Court rules on cyberbullying case
(Paul Sakuma/Associated Press)
The Supreme Court has ruled that a young victim of cyber bullying can remain anonymous when she sues her tormentors. A.B., as she is known, wants to find out who put up a phony Facebook page with her picture and defamatory comments on it and to eventually take them to court for defamation. She, however, felt she would be further victimized if her identity were made public.

The case is precedent-setting. It could encourage other victims to come forward, and discourage bullies from using the Internet to prey on them. RCI’s Lynn Desjardins has more.
Crisis situation for Aboriginal women in Canada's federal prisons
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
A new report released by Canada's Public Safety Department concludes that the "current state of over-representation of Aboriginal women in Federal Corrections is nothing short of a crisis." The report "Marginalized: The Aboriginal Women's Experience in Federal Corrections" points out that one out of every three women prisoners is of Aboriginal indigenous descent - even though indigenous people represent only four per cent of the Canadian population.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to Kim Pate, the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies which works with and on behalf of criminalized women and girls. Pate is also a law professor at the University of Ottawa specializing in prison law.
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Seniors on sleeping pills may risk dementia
Might be better to stay awake. A new study suggests people over 65 years old who take benzodiazepines may have a higher risk of developing dementia within 15 years. The drug is used to treat insomnia and anxiety. [...]
Canada: 50 years of space technology
(photo : Communication Research Centre Canada)
Tomorrow, September 29th, marks the 50th anniversary of an important milestone in space. On this date in 1962, Canada became the third nation in the world, after the U.S. and Russia, to have designed and built its own earth orbiting satellite. [...]
Bullying victim wins anonymity in launching lawsuit
(Paul Sakuma/Associated Press)
A Canadian teenager wants to sue someone for defamation, but she wants her identity to be protected in court. Someone set up a phony Facebook page with the victim̢۪s name slightly altered. [...]
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