Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cybermagazine - Thursday

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday March 27 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Amend it or pull it, says elections expert about proposed Fair Elections Act

Yet another elections expert is disagreeing with the Canadian government's intention to eliminate vouching during federal elections. (Vouching is done by a duly identified voter of someone who does not have sufficient identification to cast a vote.)

Harry Neufeld, a former provincial chief electoral officer, and consultant to electoral commissions worldwide, has often been cited by Minister of State ...

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Police seek to improve response to mentally ill

There have been several cases in Canada where police have confronted an aggressive person and shot them, not realizing they suffered serious mental disorders. Representatives from several police forces met with mental health workers this week in Toronto to try to find better ways for officers to handle such situations.

“It’s critical that we talk to police about ...

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Canadian's private telecom information, not so private

Former CIA computer specialist Edward Snowden’s revelations about US government collection of personal information continues to shock the world. But other countries are also questioning government collection of data.

This week, Canadians are now being made aware of yet another case of their own government's collection of personal data.

The Canadians Border Services Agency (CBSA), normally ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Truck container drivers reach agreement, end port of Vancouver strike

A strike by truck container drivers ended Wednesday (March 26) after high level negotiations worked out an agreement for non-union and unionized truckers to return to work.

Container shipping at the port's four terminals had been cut by about 90 per cent after 250 unionized truckers went on strike March 10, joining 1,000 non-unionized truckers, members of the United ...

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More icebreakers to the rescue

Even as Canada’s eastern maritime provinces and Newfounland dig out from a massive storm, the cold has caused problems for shipping in Ontario.


CARGO- A convoy of Great Lakes cargo ships line up to follow an icebreaker on the St. Marys River, ...

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Never-ending controversy: The 2015 Pan Am games in Toronto

The Pan Am games are slated to be held in Toronto, Hamilton and other venues in southern Ontario from July 10-16, in 2015. However,  almost from their announcement, they have been dogged by controversy. 

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada holding last event in city of Edmonton

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) is holding its last event in their pan-Canadian events to deal with the legacy of the abuses of Aboriginal children in so-called "residential schools" in the western city of Edmonton from March 27 to 30.

About 150,000 Indigenous youth were taken from their families and sent to the church-run residential school ...

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McGill students offer multimedia East Asian event

McGill students played traditional Chinese music. © Zack Chen

Montrealers were invited to celebrate the art and culture of the East Asian Studies community at McGill University with a special multimedia event in Chinatown on ...

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Company fined for deadly accident

A 56-year-old man was crushed to death between a locomotive and a forklift in Montreal last September, and a workplace safety board has blamed his company, Bombardier.

Canada, its provinces and territories have bodies responsible for making sure workplaces are safe and workers are healthy. In this case, the Quebec workplace health and ...

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