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Photos of Syrian torture may spur action: analyst
Smuggled images of torture and killings may eventually lead to prosecution for war crimes, but for now, may only serve to draw attention to the Syrian conflict and the need for international players to take action to end it, says Kyle Matthews, a project director at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University in ...
Bank of Canada Governor maintains interest rate, warns of low inflation
Canada's Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz released his Monetary Policy Report on Wednesday (January 22). After describing the economic situation in Canada, and his concerns about low inflation, he announced that the bank would maintain its overnight interest rate at 1 per cent.
RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda has a report.
More information: Bank of Canada Governor - Release ...
Briefing notes, what the minister will say when disaster strikes
Newly released documents outline what Canada's Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney is supposed to say when a disaster strikes. Talking points cover terrorist attacks and natural disasters in Canada and in the United States, and an assault on electronic networks, according to a Canadian press article by journalist Jim Bronskill.
For instance, in the event of a terrorist incident ...
Tribute for former PM Jean Chretien celebrates 80th birthday, 50 years of public service
To many Canadians, Jean Chretien was and is known as the "Little Guy from Shawinigan" - a tough, political scrapper from Canada's predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec who was first elected as a Member of Parliament in 1963. Monday night (January 21) politicians of all parties and others celebrated his 50 years of public service, and his 80th birthday. ...
'Hybrid Bodies' project: Doctors, artists, and the heart transplant
What can artists contribute to helping understand heart transplant patients and what they go through? That's part of what is at the centre of a collaboration and exploration by a heart transplant team in Toronto, a philosopher, and four artists.
On Wednesday (January 22), the multi-year collaboration will open under the title "Hybrid Bodies" at Montreal's PHI Centre. ...
Ginetta, the oldest giraffe in a Canadian zoo died Monday afternoon at the Toronto zoo. Officials said the Masai giraffe was born at the facility and turned 30 years old last August. At the time she was presented with a gelatine birthday cake with carrots and apples.