Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday March 19 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty resigns, replacement named next day

Saying he was "fulfilled" with what Canada's Conservative government had accomplished, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced his resignation Tuesday (March 18) saying he was returning to the private sector.

After speaking to the Prime Minister, Flaherty tweeted: "It has been an honour to serve Canada. Thank you for the opportunity." and included a photo of him ...

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Zero tolerance won’t solve cyberbullying: study

A study of online bullying suggests 23 per cent of Canadian students have said or done something mean or cruel to someone online. 37 per cent say someone has done something mean or cruel to them online that made them feel bad. Of the total, 10 per cent say that cyberbullying is a serious problem for them. ...

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Blue Jays hopes to rebound appear slim in 2014

What a difference a year makes. Certainly in baseball. Last year, fans in Toronto had high hopes for their major league baseball team. Trades had been made in the off-season and fans were giddy about the prospect of the Toronto Blue Jays return to the top of the baseball world as they were in 1992 and 1993 when they were ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Government lawyers tell court Canada has no special obligation to military veterans

Canadian government lawyers say the government has no special obligation to its military veterans, and argue it's unfair to bind the federal government to promises made almost a century ago.

Citing court documents made public Tuesday (March 18), but filed in January at the B.C. Supreme Court, Canadian Press journalist Murray Brewster writes "The assertion is spelled out in ...

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Medical marijuana will face new rules

Health Canada is warning medical marijuana users to get rid of their current supply or face prison.

The federal agency is alerting 42,000 participants by mail that marijuana obtained under the current soon-to-expire program will be illegal after March 31.

Health Canada is also adding staff to track responses to a questionnaire on the amount of dried pot, ...

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Aboriginal protests disrupt rail traffic

Passengers on Via Rail's main line between Toronto and Montreal are being bused around the site of a First Nations blockade in eastern Ontario.

Via Rail says the blockade near the town of Napanee is affecting trains on Toronto-to-Montreal and Toronto-to-Ottawa routes in both directions.

The blockade began on Saturday. Four trains were forced to stop near the ...

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Parents talk openly about son’s suicide

Most Canadians don’t talk about suicide, but one couple who lost a son felt it important to come forward and bring the discussion of mental illness and suicide out of the shadows. Andy Jones and Mary-Lynn Bernard wrote the following obituary after their son, Louis died in February.

"Passed away by his own hand after a lengthy and brave battle ...

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Worm worries in the Northwest Territories

Researchers are tracking worms that are making an unusual appearance in Canada’s Northwest Territories and damaging boreal forests. They also worry the worms may move into the neighbouring Yukon territory. Earthworms have not inhabited northern soil since before the last ice age.

The problem is that worms churn up the stratified soil that northern boreal plants depend on. Biology ...

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Air Canada suspends flights to Venezuela, UPDATE

Canada's largest airline company, Air Canada, has announced it's suspended flights to Venezuela. In a statement released Monday (March 17) the airline says "Due to on-going civil unrest in Venezuela, Air Canada can no longer ensure the safety of its operation and has suspended flights to Caracas until further notice."

According to the statement last flight to depart Toronto flew ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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