Saturday, April 20, 2013

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Saturday April 20 2013 edition


The LINK Online

This week hosts Lynn Desjardins, Wojtek Gwiazda, and Marc Montgomery present highlights chosen from stories covered this week

Who owns DNA? A case before the US Supreme court has implications for medical testing and research in Canada, and around the world © iStock

We first hear an ...



Canadian MP was among election observers in Venezuela

Jim Karygiannis is a Member of Parliament with Canada's opposition Liberal Party, and he's been to numerous countries Russia, Somalia, Libya and Armenia as an election observer.

This past weekend he was in Venezuela on the invitation of the Venezuelan diaspora in Canada to observe the presidential election.

He watched the high voter turnout, noticed some "glitches" in ...


Canadian conference on the worrisome decline of bees

When most people think of bees, they may think of honey bees, or perhaps the large bumble bee, and possibly mistakenly even thinking they are the same thing.   In fact, there are over 800 types of bees in Canada, and 20-thousand worldwide, and “domesticated” honey bees represent only a tiny fraction of the bee population.

Most of us don’t ...


Government's First Nations matrimonial rights legislation part of bigger plans

The Canadian government's legislation to protect the matrimonial rights of First Nation indigenous women on reserves is part of a bigger attempt to encroach on traditional land and natural resource rights, according to indigenous governance professor Dr Pamela Palmater.

Professor Palmater, who is the chair of the Indigenous Governance department at Canada's Ryerson University, is also a lawyer. ...


Corsage Project makes graduation prom accessible to hundreds of students

Helping young women in financial need to attend their high school graduation prom is the goal of The Corsage Project.

Created in 2000, by Carole Atkins and Rhona Sallay who worked in the school system of Canada's most populous city of Toronto, the project is run by a committee of volunteers who are associated with Toronto's Children's Aid Foundation. ...




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