Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday February 26 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Government blocks cross Canada consultation on Fair Elections Act

The ruling Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper blocked an opposition motion for cross country consultations by a House of Commons committee of the government's proposed Fair Elections Act on Tuesday night (February 25).

All government MPs, led by the Prime Minister, voted against the Official Opposition motion.

The government maintains the Fair Elections Act will ...

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Digesting a Canadian Discovery

No, it's not a new food recipe, its about how food is digested.

A Canadian research team has made a breakthrough in discovering how the digestive system works. It has been something that has eluded scientists for years, mostly because they were looking at the wrong thing.

Dr Jan Huizinga of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario lead the ...

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Reality show captures drama on the high seas

Dodging huge waves and icebergs in small boats, fishermen risk their lives to make a living off Newfoundland on Canada’s east coast. Now a television series called Cold Water Cowboys follows six captains and their crews and they ride into the North Atlantic to try to make a living.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Vast numbers of residents contemplate leaving Quebec

A spring election is looming in the mostly French-speaking province of Quebec.

The current minority government of the separatist Parti Quebecois (PQ) will be seeking a majority, If they succeed, the threat of another referendum on separation from Canada is possible. This has lead to concern among a large segment of the population.

With this in mind the domestic ...

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Inquest on Mexican woman arrested over transit fare, who hung herself in Vancouver airport jail

An inquest into the death of Lucia Vega Jimenez, a Mexican woman who died in Vancouver after she was found hanging from a shower stall in the custody of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the Vancouver Airport, has been called by the Coroners Service in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

It appears the Vancouver hotel worker was ...

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Immediate action needed to save Lake Erie

One of the five Great Lakes at the heart of North America is smothering under green algae blooms, often thousands of square kilometres in size. Because the lakes border on Canada and the United States they are managed by an International Joint Commission. On Thursday it will issue a report recommending immediate steps to save Lake Erie.
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Doctors balk at writing short-term sick notes

Employers should not require workers who book off sick for fewer than five consecutive days to get a doctors’ note, says the association representing doctors in the eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Increasingly, employers in Canada are asking for such notes and that, says the association’s president, is tying up the publicly-funded health-care system.

Sometimes workers go to ...

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Greenhouse gas killing shellfish

As more CO2 goes into the air, the oceans absorb more and that makes them more acidic. Higher acidity compromises the ability of shellfish to make their shells, weakens them, and leaves more vulnerable to infections.

A scallop producer on Canada’s west coast says ocean acidification may put his business and employees out of work.

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Two provinces call for Canadian government action to clear grain backlog

Two of Canada's western prairie provinces, Saskatchewan and Alberta, are calling on the federal government to ease the backlog of grain, and facilitate talks between grain and rail companies about getting grain to port.

Saskatchewan's Economy Minister Bill Boyd recently led a delegation that met with Canadian National and Canadian Pacific rail officials to talk about ways to get a backlog ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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