Friday, March 21, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday March 21 2014 edition 


Will Russia’s actions in Ukraine affect relations in the Arctic Council?

A meeting of the Arctic Council’s senior arctic officials takes place in Canada’s Northwest Territories from March 25-March27.

The agenda includes discussions on climate and sustainable development.

Canada is the current chair of the council, an international forum that includes the world’s eight circumpolar states: Canada, United States, Russia, Denmark (Greenland), Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Norway.


Televised leaders' debate highlights issues of Quebec provincial election

Half way through the election campaign in Canada's predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec, the leaders of the four major political parties took part in a live televised debate on Thursday (March 20).

The province's Premier Pauline Marois, whose party the Parti Quebecois wants to take Quebec out of the Canadian confederation, is hoping to turn her minority government into ...


Fathers becoming more involved with their children

Canadian fathers are taking more paid leave from work to spend time with their new babies. A new study investigates the way fatherhood has changed in Canada. It suggests dads are becoming more involved with their children to their own benefit and that of their children, partners and society as a whole.



Two Canadians among dead at Kabul hotel attack

Two Canadians, were among the nine people killed in an attack at the Serena Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan Thursday night (March 20).

At the time of the attack, the hotel restaurant was packed with Afghans celebrating the eve of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, as well as foreigners who frequent the hotel.

Police killed all four attackers after ...


Hamilton police find performance drug lab

A street in Hamilton  Ontario looked like something out of  Hollywood drug-related crime show this afternoon

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Hamilton police blocked off a street and had to call in hazardous material specialists as they raided a home of a suspected clandestine drug lab.

They suspected the operation was producing performance image enhancing drugs (PIED’s). These ...


Anniversary of "Broue"- a world record theatrical play

March 21 1979, a group of underemployed Quebec actors are about the stage a small play they’ve created, and take the small stage at a theatre in Montreal.  It’s called Broue, a French Quebec colloquialism for foamy head on a glass of beer.


Man who swindled friends released from prison

Victims of a multi-million dollar Ponzi-scheme are disappointed to learn that the man behind it, Earl Jones, has been released from prison after serving four years of an 11-year sentence. Several senior citizens living in the Montreal region were bilked of their life savings between 1982 and 1991.

Canada often releases prisoners after they serve only part of their ...


Alison Redford, premier of oil-rich province of Alberta, resigns

The premier of the oil-rich western Canadian province of Alberta, Alison Redford, has announced she is resigning effective Sunday (March23). The premier made the announcement Wednesday in the rotunda of the Alberta legislature.

"Quite simply I am not prepared to allow party and caucus infighting to get in the way of building a better future for our province and ...


Truck drivers vow to continue strike at Vancouver port

Striking container truck drivers at the port in Canada's Pacific coast city of Vancouver are vowing not to return to work, even though the port and the British Columbia provincial government issued new ultimatums on Wednesday (March 19) in an attempt to end an ongoing labour-management dispute.

The truckers say the "bully tactics" aren't the answer and will make ...




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