Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday March 25 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Human traffickers tough to catch, say experts

New laws to fight human trafficking came into effect in Canada in 2005 but since then there have only been 35 convictions. The offence is described as one in which a person recruits, conceals or otherwise controls a person for the purpose of exploiting them. One member of parliament says too many people are getting away with the crime and ...

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MPs focus on issue of vouching for voters, Fair Elections Act

Canadian Members of Parliament questioned one former federal and two provincial chief electoral officers at a House of Commons standing committee looking into the federal government's proposed Fair Elections Act (Bill C-23) on Tuesday (March 25).

The contrast between the questions was stark. As Conservative government MPs tried to elicit answers to support the government's reforms, while opposition ...

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Are chemicals in environment causing autistic behaviours?

April 2 is World Autism Day. Autism now affects one in 88 children and one in 54 boys, worldwide, a dramatic increase in a matter of decades.

A new study by Canadian and American researchers suggests some common chemicals in our environment may be linked to autistic behaviours.

Dr Bruce Lanphear is a co-author of the ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Government "loses" more personal data on thousands of Canadians

A government agency is being criticized for losing a hard drive with personal information of almost 600,000 Canadians.

The agency, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), reported it could not find a small portable hard drive which had the information on it.

ESDC was formerly known as Human Resources and Skills Development Canada which said the device disappeared ...

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PBO: No labour skills shortage as government claims, real wages stagnant

There is no skills or labour shortage in Canada's labour market as the Canadian government has suggested, and wages have stagnated since the recession, according to a new report to Parliament Tuesday (March 25) from the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO).

The report suggests that "there is little evidence to suggest a national labour shortage exists in ...

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FIFA - 32nd International Festival of Films on Art

The 32nd edition of the International Festival of Films on Art, known as FIFA (Festival International du Film sur l’Art), this year showcases 270 films from 34 countries. The festival presents films focusing on visual arts, dance, and other arts, as well as video art and experimental cinema.

In addition to the films, the festival is presenting a series of more than ...

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Junior business group takes students to China

Canadian students will get to visit Shanghai by night and by day. © James Xie

Canadian students interested in business careers involving China will soon visit that country on a trip organized by the China-Canada Junior Chamber of ...

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School cancels aquarium visit after parent protest

A school in the province of Ontario has cancelled a trip to Marineland in Niagara Falls after a parent protested saying there was nothing educational about using animals for entertainment. The aquarium is home to beluga whales, dolphins and orcas.

Canadian schools often organize field trips for students for educational purposes. Parent Jennifer Jamieson received a letter from Mountain ...

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Budgets blown: What governments say, and what they do.

What can governments do that individual people and families can’t? They can consistently spend more than they budget for.

In Canada, the federal and various provincial governments have spent more than budgeted for during the last decade. In fact it amounts to the tune of $47 billion dollars.

The C.D. Howe Institute is a public policy think ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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