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Episode date 5 September 2012
Interviews and reports
Fake Chinese Art a concern for collectors
A.H Wilkens Fine Art Auctions and Appraisals
Recently, warnings have been widely circulating in the art world to be especially wary of works of Chinese art. In the past few years the number of copies of supposedly ancient Chinese vases, jades, porcelains etc has been on the increase. In addition, the quality of the fakes is becoming extremely good.

RCI’s Marc Montgomery spoke with two Canadian art experts about the issue.
Election brings independence party back to province of Quebec
Photo Canadian Press Paul Chiasson
Voters in Canada’s predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec elected a new government Tuesday, September 4. The separatist Parti-Quebecois party, whose goal is to take the province out of the Canadian confederation, defeated the ruling Liberal party.

The vote was very tight, and only gives the Parti-Quebecois a minority government status with less than half the seats in the Quebec National Assembly.  Election night was marred by a shooting incident at the victory rally and speech. Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois was not injured, but one person was killed and another injured. A suspect is in custody. (For details on this please go to Lynn Desjardin’s report here. )

RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda has this report on the election campaign and the Parti Quebecois victory. 
Quebec election night shooting
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
Canadians were shocked to learn of a fatal shooting on election night September 4th in the French-speaking province of Quebec. It was at a downtown concert venue that supporters of the pro-sovereignty Parti Quebecois party had rallied to hear the victory speech by their leader who will become the new premier of the province. RCI's Lynn Desjardins describes what happened next.
Concern over Canada's
Canada is the second largest country in the world and he Mackenzie River bain covers some 20 percent of Canada’s land mass. In fact it covers an area three times the size of France. 

A number of other important rivers feed into the Mackenzie along its 1800 km route before it flows into the arctic sea at a rate of over 10 million litres a second.  While much development has occurred already in the basin, much more is envisaged in the future. Several concerned experts, environmental scientists and politicians are meeting in Vancouver underthe auspices of the Rosenburg Forum, to discuss plans for a sustainable management plan.

RCIs Marc Montgomery spoke to Robert Sandford, a Rosenburg member, the Canadian chairman of the UN Water for Life Decade Initiative, and the author of several books and papers on water issues
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