Friday, April 11, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday April 11 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Shipping company using drones in the Arctic

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

Shipping in the Arctic is no easy task.

Distances from southern Canada to the country's High Arctic is long. Trips can be slow going, with captains navigating through hazardous ice up to one and a half metres thick.

But one Montreal-based shipping company ...

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Canada supports private investment in public infrastructure at G-20 finance minsters meeting

Canada's new finance minister Joe Oliver says Canada's economic performance is among the best of the G7 countries and looks forward to further international reforms to balance budgets internationally, and supported private sector investment in infrastructure. He made the statements in Washington at a meeting of G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on Friday (April 11).

Appointed only ...

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Groups counter ‘negative rhetoric’ about refugees

Groups across Canada are organizing walks in June to help people get to know refugees and learn about the contributions they make to the community. “There’s been a lot of negative rhetoric affecting refugees and other newcomers in Canada in the last few years,” says Colleen French, communication and networking coordinator at the Canadian Council ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

More Canadian government websites shut down because of Heartbleed

All Canadian government departments using software vulnerable to the so-called Heartbleed Bug have been ordered to immediately disable public websites. The directive was issued late Thursday (April 10).

A statement Thursday night from Tony Clement, Canada's Treasury Board President, explained the reasoning behind the shutdown: "This evening the Chief Information Officer for the Government of Canada issued a directive to ...

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Canadians like alcohol, but tastes are changing

Canadians like their alcohol. We tend to be among the top drinkers in the world.

One study published showed that Canadians drink about 50% more on average than others around the planet.

Whether that’s true or not, Canadians are upping the ante.  The latest report from the national statistics gathering agency Statistics ...

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Call to close benefit loophole for murderers

It may seem strange but there’s a loophole in Canadian law that allows murderers of a spouse to collect “survivor benefits”.

Conservative Party MP Dave Van Kesteren tabled a private member's bill in the House of Parliament this week to close ...

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Major cuts to Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will cut 657 jobs due to a $130-million shortfall. That’s eight per cent of the workforce. The public broadcaster was already struggling to cope with a $115-million cut in government funding that was imposed in 2012.

CBC lost a chunk of money, when it was outbid in November for rights to broadcast National Hockey League ...

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Former finance minister dies

Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty died today. Sources say he succumbed to a massive heart attack.  Flaherty was finance minister for many years steering Canada through the global financial crisis and helping financial officials in the rest of the world weather it. He died at age 64 and only weeks after resigning his cabinet post.

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Canadian War Museum marking the First World War

Canada’s national War Museum  (CWM) is marking the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, starting with two art exhibitions.

Canada was the first country to establish and official war art programme,  This effort which saw artists sent to record impressions of the war, often near or at the front, was known as the Canadian War Memorials ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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