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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday March 24 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Opposition MPs attack government over 'unfair' election bill

After a week away from Parliament Hill, opposition MPs were once again attacking the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre on Monday (March 24) over what the opposition calls the government's "unfair' elections act.

The proposed legislation is supposed to eliminate fraud, and tighten up controls. But the ...

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Lack of sleep may damage the brain: study

New research indicates chronic sleep loss may cause irreversible physical damage to the brain. Most people realize a lack of sleep can impair their cognitive performance, but they also think they can simply catch up by getting extra sleep subsequently. But after experimenting on mice, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found extended wakefulness was linked to ...

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Quebec separation: can Canada be broken up?

The provincial election in the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec is once again focusing on the issue of a referendum to separate from Canada and become an independent state.

This has been an ongoing issue in Quebec and Canada since the rise of the separatist Parti Quebecois in 1976, and referendums in 1980 and 1995, in which separation was ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada's spy agency CSIS helped prepare government approach to Indigenous protests

Canada's spy agency CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) was involved in preparing an all-of-government approach to dealing with the Indigenous First Nations protests, according to a report Monday (March 24) in the National Post newspaper.

Journalist Justin Ling writes: "Secret documents from Canada’s spy agency show that the Canadian government was getting ready in case last year’s Idle No ...

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Canadian security agencies track Canadian “foreign fighters” returning home

It’s believed  the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)  is tracking up to 80 Canadians it suspects of having travelled abroad to engage in terrorist activities.

CSIS  says some engaged in paramilitary activities, while others attended extremist Islamic schools, others may have been involved in logistical or fund-raising support, and some simply never made a connection and have returned.
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Russia imposes retaliatory sanctions on 13 Canadians

Russian President Vladimir Putin has imposed retaliatory sanctions on 13 Canadian officials including five members of the Conservative government, three opposition party members, and the president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, banning them from entering Russia. A statement on the sanctions was issued Monday (March 24).

Russia's foreign ministry said the sanctions are being imposed "as a response to the ...

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More meteors sightings not strange

Unusually bright meteors described a looking like fireballs have been reported in different parts of Canada in recent weeks, but scientists don’t think that anything unusual is going on.

NASA reports that the nightly rate of fireballs increases 10 to 30 per cent at this time of year, but scientists don’t really know why. Robert Hawkes, a solar system ...

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The Great Escape:March 24 1944

Seventy years ago, during the night of 24-25 March 1944, one of the most daring escapes in history took place.

Commonwealth flight crew in Stalag Luft III, a Luftwaffe prisoner of war camp in Poland,  had been digging escape tunnels and planning for a mass escape for almost two years.

With incredible ingenuity, over a period of several ...

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Landowner confronts snowmobilers

Two people riding on snowmobiles say they mistakenly traveled on to private property and were confronted by a man with a shotgun. The incident occurred near the western city of Saskatoon last month.

Snowmobiling is a popular pastime in Canada, but many people don’t like the noise it makes. Some farmers complain it scares their livestock and can damage ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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