Monday, April 7, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday April 7 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

McDonald's faces Canadian investigation into use of temporary foreign workers

Canada's Employment Minister Jason Kenney was in damage control Monday (April 7) after a media report that three McDonald's franchises in the Pacific coast city of Victoria were using temporary foreign workers under a government program, even though Canadian workers were available.

CBC journalist Kathy Tomlinson's report included an interview with one of the Canadian workers at McDonald's. ...

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Measles alert in Toronto

Public health officials have issued a measles alert in the Toronto area.  A baby on Etihad Airways flight 141 tested positive for the disease after coming home. People may also have been exposed in the suburb of Brampton at a community centre, three health clinics and the Brampton Civic Hospital.

Measles can be fatal

Measles ...

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Explaining why university research matters

Two years ago, universities in Canada’s central province of Ontario came up with an idea to make the public aware of the research their universities were doing, and how that research benefitted them

The  concept is called “Research Matters”. Bonnie M. Patterson is President and CEO of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), which organizes the annual series.
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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Justice Minister: Protecting right not to testify against spouse 'outdated', 'obstacle'

Allowing people to refuse to testify against their spouses is an "obstacle" to getting at the truth in a court of law, according to Canada's Justice Minister Peter MacKay. He called the present laws outdated as he defended new government legislation at a victims of crime conference in Ottawa on Monday (April 7).

At the moment, under the Canada Evidence ...

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Atlantic Canada's music celebrated at annual East Coast Music Awards

The musical talent of Canada's Atlantic Provinces was in the spotlight at the annual East Coast Music Awards which wrapped up a week of activities on Sunday (March 6) with a gala awards show in the city of Charlottetown.

Since the 1990s the awards have celebrated the wide variety of musicians and music of Canada's four Atlantic provinces, New ...

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Election day in the province of Quebec

Today millions of people in the mostly French-speaking province of Quebec, the second most populous in Canada, will go to the polls to elect a provincial government. 


Over 6-million residents are eligible to vote in the province and almost 20% ...

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Canadian peacekeepers commemorate Rwandan genocide

Several of the 13 Canadians who were part of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda are meeting in Ottawa today to mark the anniversary of the Rwandan massacre.

The killing started after President Juvenal Habyarimana died in a plane crash on April 6, 1994. Before it was over more than 800,000 people had perished.

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Ontario Appeals Court to rule on citizenship oath challenge

The Ontario Court of Appeal, the highest court in the province, is set to hear a case this week to determine the constitutionality of a long-standing requirement of Canadian citizenship.

The Citizenship Act requires applicants for citizenship to swear or affirm they will be "faithful and bear true allegiance to Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, her heirs ...

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Search for Canadian nun kidnapped in Africa

Canada’s government is trying to get more information about a 74-year-old nun who was kidnapped along with two priests in Cameroon on Saturday. Gilberte Bussière had been in the west African country for more than 30 years.

There is a long tradition of priests and nuns from Canada’s French-speaking province of Quebec going to Africa to help the poor ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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