Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cybermagazine - Monday

Display problems? View this newsletter in your browser.

Monday May 13 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Current CPR guidelines may not suit rural patients

Current cardiovascular pulmonary resuscitation or CPR guidelines are appropriate for urban patients with quick access to first responders and hospital but may not be appropriate for those who have to wait longer for professional care. That is the result of a study by Dr. Aaron Orkin, a physician and graduate student with the University of Toronto and ...

Read more...

The Montreal International Music Competion

In this week's edition, we hear about a world-class musical competition.  Established in 2002, it has quickly gained international status and reputation.

The invited group of 23 talented young violinists representing 13 different countries from around the world © Gunther Gamper-MIMC

The Montreal International Music Competition (MIMC) is designed ...

Read more...

Politics Today - May 12, 2013

On this edition of Politics Today RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda talks about the contested results of a census survey from 2011, after the federal government lifted a requirement for Canadians to fill out the forms. First results from this survey were released this past week.

Wojtek also deals with statements made by Canada's Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver about ...

Read more...

CANADIAN HEADLINES

Provincial wine and spirits agency urges Ontarians to “stock up”

For the provincially controlled retail sales outlet for wines and spirits in the province of Ontario, two major events are looming.

One is the first long-weekend holiday of the season which traditionally signals the beginning of summer, and the other is a potential strike by its employees

The Victoria day weekend named in honour of Queen Victoria, represents ...

Read more...

Canada supporting social media, broadcast of conference, aimed at Iran

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird reached out directly to Iranians as the first speaker at a two-day conference (May 10-11) beaming social media, video and audio to Iran and Iranians around the world.

"I say to the Supreme Leader: rather than waste your precious resources trying to scramble this video feed or trying to shut down the people’s ...

Read more...

Former mayor handcuffed, charged with gangsterism

The former mayor of Canada’s 13th biggest city faces one of the Criminal Code’s most serious charges—directing a criminal organization. If he is found guilty, he could face a life sentence to be served consecutively with any other sentences he might face on 12 other corruption-related allegations.

Gilles Vaillancourt was called the King of Laval having served as mayor ...

Read more...

Banning bodycheck hits in minor hockey

Faced with mounting evidence of the damage caused by concussions, many hockey associations across Canada are now reconsidering policies in regards to bodychecking by very young players

In western Canada, Hockey Alberta, announced this week that it will ban bodychecking in PeeWee Hockey.  The decision was made following a bitter debate which had earlier seen the resignation of the ...

Read more...

Rights groups to scrutinize Canada’s treatment of aboriginals

Three human rights groups will come to Canada to look at living conditions in aboriginal communities. They will study access to clean water, housing and education and they will inquire as to whether enough has been done about the many cases of murdered and missing aboriginal women.

Many indigenous people live on reserves of land, some of which have ...

Read more...

Calgary delays ban on sale of shark fins

The western city of Calgary has put off a decision to immediately ban sale of shark fins.  A task force recommended the city avoid an outright ban, and instead look for ethical sources for the product


Shark fins for sale in Toronto © CBC

“Right now, the recommendation coming ...

Read more...

IN DEPTH

 



Radio Canada International
1400, boulevard René-Lévesque Est
Montréal (Québec)
Canada
H2L 2M2