Saturday, April 26, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Saturday April 26 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Supreme Court rules on Senate reform

Canada's Supreme Court ruled unanimously today, that the federal government alone does not have the power to make changes, or indeed abolish the Canadian Senate.

The eight judges of the top court considered three scenarios: enforcing fixed terms of nine years, implementing fixed provincial elections for senate candidates, and or, abolishing the senate altogether. The ...

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Canadian web documentary highlights Arctic science

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

Ever wondered how noise affects marine mammals in the Arctic? Or what glacial ice really looks like?

Profiles from the Arctic is a new web documentary that answers these, and other questions, by giving site visitors a front row seat to the science and ...

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Canadians campaign for ethical fashion

One year after the fatal collapse of a clothing factory in Bangladesh, Canadians joined the international campaign for a safe and ethical garment industry by marking Fashion Revolution Day, which originated in the U.K . Consumers were asked to wear their clothes inside out to show their support for better connections and transparency across the fashion supply chain. ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Oops! Privacy Commissioner’s office loses personal data

 After several reports of various government agencies, misplacing or having the computerized data of citizens stolen, the Privacy Commissioner’s office is now in the spotlight for the same thing.

An unencrypted hard drive containing the salary information of about 800 current and former employees cannot be found.

The device is ...

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Paris police held in Canadian woman's rape

Paris police officials are fielding questions over the investigation four of its officers face in connection with the alleged rape of a Canadian woman from Toronto.

The 34 year-old woman is believed to be a police officer herself, and the daughter of a police officer.

Reports allege the woman met with the officers, who are members of an ...

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Avril Lavigne defends video

Avril Lavigne is currently touring South America with five shows upcoming in Brazil.  Along the way she's been busy defending the video from her most recent self-titled album, 'Avril Lavigne'.

The pastel-hued confection, for a tune called Hello Kitty, was temporarily removed from Youtube this week.  It features the 29 year-old Canadian pop-princess prancing around in various ...

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Canadian Military explores sunken sailing ship in the Arctic

A very interesting archeological and historical side has emerged from a a large military exercise in Canada’s far north called Operation Operation Nunalavilut 2014.

Beechey Island is a tiny ...

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Crackdown on cell, TV, and internet providers

Promotional ads for wireless, TV and internet service can mislead or confuse consumers, so the government of the province of Manitoba is proposing new consumer protection rules to enforce clarity.

Service providers often offer special discounts to new customers only to boost their fees later, and then charge cancellation fees for those who want to terminate the service.
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Military leader looks into sexual misconduct report

Canada’s top military commander has ordered a review of programs to combat sexual violence after a published report alleged assaults in the military have reached epidemic levels.

“Disturbing” is how Gen. Tom Lawson characterized the allegations in the news magazine, Maclean’s. The magazine article contains a series of interviews with alleged victims and information from records of ...

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