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Friday May 17 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada's PM Stephen Harper on the record with Council on Foreign Relations

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper was the guest at a question and answer session at the New York think tank the Council on Foreign Relations.

In a live Internet video interview with the Council's co-chairman Robert Rubin, and a series of questions from audience members, the Prime Minister covered a range of topics from the economic outlook of Canada, ...

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C2-MTL brings Sir Richard Branson, among other stars, to Montreal

C2-MTL's debut edition took place last May.  The three-day gathering that blended commerce and creativity was the result of a challenge suggested by Cirque du Soleil.

Nadia Lakhdari, VP Content and Event Program for C2-MTL, explained that the people behind Cirque du Soleil were always being asked about their creativity and business acumen; what was the secret ...

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Eye on the Arctic - 'Yes' to development but on our terms, say Inuit

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from Canada’s northern regions.

Indigenous leaders from several regions around the world released a declaration this week calling for an end to Arctic resource development.

The groups released the statement jointly with the environmental group Greenpeace in advance of the Arctic Council meeting in Kiruna, Sweden, ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Remembering a hero and victim

It was 50 years ago, May 17 1963, that Walter Leja was severely and permanently maimed while trying to dismantle a terrorist bomb in Montreal.

Several bombs had been planted in mailboxes throughout the Westmount area of Montreal by the Front de Liberation du Quebec (FLQ).  This was a radical far-left group seeking the separation of Quebec ...

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Radio Canada International launches mobile version of website

Radio Canada International (RCI) now has a mobile version of its website which was launched Wednesday (May 15).

Using a responsive design approach, the website adjusts to the size and shape of the mobile device accessing the website. Bigger versions for tablets, smaller, compact versions for cell and smartphones.

This latest move comes only weeks after the ...

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Elijah Harper, politician and First Nation leader, dies at 64

First Nation leader Elijah Harper, who came to national prominence in 1990 when he stopped a Canadian constitutional amendment that did not have the input of Canada's Indigenous Peoples, has died at the age of 64.

He died early Friday in Ottawa as a result of cardiac failure due to diabetes complications, according to a statement released by his family.
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Status of Canadian World Heritage Site in question

A controversial proposal to drill for natural gas near a world heritage site is alarming naturalists and environmentalists.  It has also caught the attention of the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture.


Arrow indicates Gros Morne Nat'l Park © Google

The proposed hydraulic fracturing of shale ...

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New chair of Arctic Council is Canadian minister Leona Aglukkaq

A Canadian federal minister, Leona Aglukkaq has become the new chair of the Arctic Council, the world's main international forum on northern issues.

Aglukkaq, who is Canada's Minister of Health, and also of Northern Development, took over the chairmanship of the council from Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt at a ceremony in Kiruna, Sweden, on Wednesday (May 15).

She becomes the ...

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Record number of UFO sightings in Canada in 2012

Statistics indicate last year showed almost double the number of sightings than the previous record year of 2008. That year there were 1004 sightings of unidentified flying objects, last year across Canada there were 1,981.


Ufology Research director Chris Rutkowski says UFOs have been reported in a variety ...

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