Friday, April 4, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday April 4 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Minister says Elections Canada doing 'terrible job'

Canada's Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre continued to praise the federal government's proposed Fair Elections Act this week. On Friday (April 4) faced with more criticisms of the legislation, he said the agency responsible for conducting elections in Canada, Elections Canada, was doing "a terrible job".

The minister's response came after two days of attempts ...

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Celebrated Inuk artist Itee Pootoogook dies at 63

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North

Canada recently lost one of its major Inuit artists when Itee Pootoogook passed away in March at the age of 63.

Pootoogook did much of his work in Cape Dorset, an Inuit community in Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut.

His work ...

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Risk of death worse for thin people than the obese

People who are underweight have a risk of dying that is 1.8 time higher than those with a normal body mass index (BMI), and those who are obese are 1.2 times more likely to die than those of normal BMI, according to new Canadian research. BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. It can ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Photographer killed, Canadian journalist injured in Afghanistan

An Associated Press photographer died and a reporter was injured after an Afghan policeman shot them as they waited in a car in Afghanistan.

Photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed instantly. Canadian reporter Kathy Gannon is in stable condition after the incident which happened Friday (April 4) in eastern Afghanistan, Khost province, as they were travelling with election workers.

According ...

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Saskatchewans Western Development Museum at 65

Built in Montreal in 1913, the engine was used in several prairie subdivisions then in BC up till 1960. Now at North Battleford museum. (CLICK to ENLARGE) ...

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The Canadian who saved Ceylon, and to some extent, the war.

It was early dawn, April 4, 1942, that RCAF Squadron Leader Len Birchall of RCAF 413 Tusker Squadron, and his 8 crewmen took off from their base in Ceylon searching for a suspected Japanese fleet. Birchall's squadron had only just arrived on the island day's before.

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Sawmill owner fined for fatal explosion

Hampton Affiliates has been fined more than $1million for a fiery explosion that killed two workers and injured 19 on January 22, 2012. It’s believed to be the largest penalty imposed on an employer in the history of the western province of British Columbia.

Laws vary across Canada, but each province and territory has its own legal obligation to ...

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Former Auditor General calls Fair Elections Act 'an attack on our democracy'

Canada's former Auditor General Sheila Fraser has always had a lot of credibility with Canadians. As Auditor General she questioned successive government on their spending. Now no longer auditor general, she's turned her focus on the Canadian government's proposed Fair Elections Act, Bill C-23.

Fraser, who co-chairs an advisory board created by Canada's Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand last ...

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Bank economist says we're 'Flying Blind' because of lack of mortgage data

What was the dollar value of new mortgages originated in Canada in the last quarter? What is the share of non-conforming loans in the Canadian landscape? Bank economist Benjamin Tal says we simply don't know.

In his analysis titled "Flying Blind" posted Thursday (April 3) the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) economist writes: "The gap between the importance of the ...

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