Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cybermagazine - Monday

Display problems? View this newsletter in your browser.

Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday February 24 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Opposition Liberal party reaches out to Conservative voters, prepares for election

The once powerful and dominant Liberal Party of Canada wrapped up a policy convention over the weekend, with resolutions and intentions to convince Canadians, and even supporters of the ruling Conservatives that they are a viable option in the next federal election in 2015.

For Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, son of former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, ...

Read more...

Butterfly exhibition dazzles Montrealers

If they get there early enough in the mornings, visitors are able to see butterflies emerge from their chrysalises and fly free in the Insectarium, run by the city of Montreal. The Insectarium is importing between 18,000 and 20,000 chrysalises from fair-trade butterfly farms in the Philippines, Tanzania and Costa Rica.

Read more...

The Allergy Fix-Canadian documentary

Allergies, especially allergies to our own food, have been growing markedly in the past few decades.

A new Canadian documentary travelled to several countries to look into the research trying to unravel the reasons behind this increase, and also at new treatments to mitigate the sometimes extremely dangerous and even fatal reactions.

The film is called “The Allergy ...

Read more...

CANADIAN HEADLINES

Indigenous First Nation spiritual walkers arrive on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

Forty-nine days after it started as a spiritual journey from the Canadian northern Indigenous First Nation community of Attawapiskat, some 20 adults and youths arrived in Ottawa on Parliament Hill Monday (February 24). Some of them have walked the entire 1700 kilometres.

Concerned about broken treaties, land and water protection, and human rights issues the Omushkegowuk Walkers stopped at the Human Rights ...

Read more...

"The Canadian Dream" fading for the middle-class

More and more middle-class Canadians are trying to maintain their middle-class lifestyle by borrowing against the future, while others are borrowing to reach that dream, or simply giving up altogether.

A document obtained by the Canadian Press under the Access-to-Information Act, says the Canadian dream for most people is becoming more “myth than a reality”.

The document was ...

Read more...

Review launched of Toronto Police Service use of force

How the city of Toronto's police force uses force and treats those with mental illnesses will be reviewed by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD), the independent office responsible for dealing with complaints about police actions in Canada's most populous province of Ontario.

“Recent high-profile cases of Toronto Police Service’s use of force have raised concerns among ...

Read more...

Advisers warn more action needed on climate change

Top advisers to the government of Canada say it needs to do more to combat climate change and manage its risks, reports Postmedia News. The agency has obtained a report prepared by deputy ministers for Canada’s top bureaucrat, Wayne Wouters, clerk of the Privy Council. The Privy Council is made up of former government ministers and ...

Read more...

Proactive talks on Arctic fishing moratorium

International delegations from five Arctic coastal nations are meeting in Greenland this week to discuss Arctic fishing.

Huge sections of international waters in the Arctic, once locked almost permanently in ice, are now opening up in the summer.  As the ice melts even faster, there are concerns over the fact there are no rules to control commercial fishing in ...

Read more...

Shift of human resources work to Mexico part of Bombardier layoffs

Canadian aerospace and train manufacturer Bombardier will transfer some human resources positions from its Montreal facility to Mexico as part of the layoffs announced in January, according to a Canadian Press report by Ross Marowits Friday (February 21). The human resources move involves 10 non-union positions.

The laid-off employees were notified of the change this week. According to the report, two have ...

Read more...

IN DEPTH

 



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