Sunday, June 23, 2013

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Sunday June 23 2013 edition

COLUMNS

Politics Today - June 23, 2013

On this edition of Politics Today RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda focuses on the surprise early adjournment in the House of Commons before the summer break, and some of the party statements before MPs left this past week.

Wojtek talks about the decision of longtime politician Liberal MP Bob Rae to leave politics and devote himself to law and mediation ...

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Ai Wei Wei's artwork in Toronto

Ai Weiwei's zodiac sculpture made a big splash in Toronto this week after the official unveiling on Tuesday.  The Chinese artist-activist's great twelve-piece installation called "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" was placed in the reflecting pool in front of Toronto's City Hall.  It will be there until the end of September.

In mid-August an exhibit of more of his ...

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Forest schools connect children to the environment

New kinds of schools are starting up in Canada that are based in the environment and favour child-directed learning. The so-called forest schools are based on a model of education that started in the 1950s in Denmark that has become popular in several European countries.

Children spend most of the day outdoors in natural settings. They might explore ...

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YOUR CHOICES

Dozens of children seized from Mennonite community in Manitoba

A small community in rural Manitoba is reeling after child welfare authorities removed dozens of children from about 15 Old Order Mennonite families following reports of corporal punishment using straps and cattle prods.

Only one minor, a 17-year-old, remains in the community after three men and a woman were charged with multiple counts of assault, including assault with a ...

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Canadian peacekeepers quietly deploy to Haiti

A platoon of Canadian soldiers are about to take part in the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Haiti, alongside their Brazilian colleagues.

Thirty-four Canadian soldiers from the Royal 22e Regiment, based in Valcartier, Que, have been embedded with Brazil’s 44th Motorized Infantry battalion since April.

While Canadian soldiers are used to operating alongside their NATO allies, ...

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Sour gas pipeline rupture forces evacuation, as flooding continues in Alberta

A sour gas pipeline rupture has caused a release of H2S in the Town of Turner Valley in the western prairie province of Alberta provoking an emergency alert by authorities, and the evacuation of people because of the gas leak.

The alert warns "There is a hazardous materials release threatening life and the environment."

Sour gas contains hydrogen sulfide ...

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Canada acquires rare War of 1812 documents

Library and Archives Canada has bought a large collection of letters, maps and other papers that once belonged to Sir John Sherbrooke, the lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia who conquered Maine for the British during the War of 1812.

The collection, which includes a letter written by Sherbrooke to Maj.-Gen. Robert Ross congratulating his troops — composed of Canadian ...

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