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Episode date 23 November 2012
Interviews and reports
Iconic 'Dictionary of Newfoundland English' celebrates 30 years
An iconic publication in Canada turned 30 last week. The Dictionary of Newfoundland English was created in 1982 to represent a language that developed apart from the rest of Canada.

“This is a very unique place. We were very isolated for a long time in Newfoundland“, says Suzanne Power, centre manager of the English Language Research Centre at Memorial University, in St. John's, NL.
Govt MPs attack Liberal opposition for comments on province of Alberta
(Photo CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Lam)
After weeks of attacking the Official Opposition NDP party, Canada's ruling Conservative government focussed on the Liberal opposition on Friday (Nov 23) in the House of Commons.

Comments by two Liberal Members of Parliament, one the Liberal leadership hopeful Justin Trudeau, were the target of repeated condemnations Friday both in the MP Statements Period and the House of Commons Question Period that followed it.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda has this report.
Eye on the Arctic – Yukon resource development in spotlight
CBC News
Tensions are increasing between the government in Canada’s northwestern Yukon territory and the region’s First Nations governments over questions of resource and mining development.

First Nations governments and conservationists are concerned over the future of the Peel Watershed, a vast wilderness covering 67,000 square kilometres, after the Yukon government proposed changes to  the land use plan.

“This area has its own ecosystem,” said Eddie Taylor, chief of the Yukon’s Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation. “It’s been untouched for millennium and we want to keep it that way.”
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Ottawa could be sued for millions under NAFTA
(Associated Press)
Lone Pine Resources is an oil exploration firm incorporated in the US, but with headquarters in Canada. It says it spent millions getting permits for exploration under the St Lawrence River. [...]
Character as important as academics in helping kids succeed in life, says Canadian author
Janet Thomson/CBC
Strength of character might play a bigger role than we think in a child̢۪s success in life, according to Canadian journalist and author Paul Tough. [...]
Parliamentary Budget Officer takes government to court over access to information on austerity measures
(Photo CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
After months of failing to get the information he requested from the Canadian government, Canada's Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page has filed an application with the Federal Court. [...]
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