Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday February 20 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Judge grants union injunction in battle over right to negotiate with province of Alberta

An attempt by the Canadian province of Alberta to overturn the normal process of negotiation was blocked February 14, when a judge granted the union representing the government employees an injunction.

In his ruling blocking the implementation of Bill 46 - the Public Service Salary Restraint Act - Judge D.R.G. Thomas concluded the bill "guts the bargaining process ...

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Canadians give political parties failing grades

Canadians say political parties are not doing enough to reach out to them and they give the parties failing grades of D and F, according to a recent survey. The results were released by Samara, a non-profit which works to improve political participation in Canada.

Canadians ‘more disconnected from politics’

“Samara, since its ...

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A Canadian's inside look at "The Dakar", world's biggest auto rally

It’s an annual two-week period of madness and supreme skill, exhaustion, danger, thrills, and camaraderie.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

A Tribe Called Red on track with Juno music award nominations

Ottawa electronic and DJ collective A Tribe Called Red continues its successful alternative career path with two nominations for Canada's prestigious Juno music awards: Electronic Album of the Year and Breakthrough Group of the Year.

Known for mixing Indigenous First Nation pow-wow music with hip-hop, the group intentionally did not want to compete for Aboriginal Album of the Year.
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Legal brothels for Canada?

Strip club owners in Canada say they are looking to include brothels in their operations.

The idea is being pushed due to a Supreme Court ruling in December that unanimously struck down three important segments of Canada’s prostitution laws: laws that prohibit the operation of brothels, living off of the avails of prostitution, and communicating for the purpose of ...

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Canada's embassy in Ukraine closed, Toronto Ukrainians protest violence

Hundreds of people gathered in Canada's largest city Toronto Tuesday night (February 18) in front of the Ukrainian consulate to call for a peaceful solution to the crisis in Ukraine. Draped in the yellow and blue Ukrainian flag, they held candles, sang songs and recited prayers.

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Many hope their homes will fund retirement

Almost a quarter of Canadians expect that their homes will be a primary source of income when they retire, according to a new survey. A big portion of the population was born after World War II and is set to retire from work soon. Many will sell their homes and will either buy smaller accommodation or rent and ...

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Older farmers, fewer farms in Canada

The number of farms in Canada is dropping, their size is growing, and the average age of farmers is increasing, according to government statistics.

In 2011 there were 205,730 farms and that was a decline of over 74,000 since 1991. The average size of a farm increased from 80 hectares to 315. Previous reports have indicated large ...

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Rare Nova Scotia Olympic medal mystery solved

For almost six decades, Nova Scotia resident Vicky Fitzgerald kept a large but mysterious medal hoping some day to figure out what it was.

As a child, her family was not well off, and a great-aunt relative in the US would sometimes send them clothes.

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IN DEPTH

 



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