Monday, April 21, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday April 21 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Providing homes to the homeless is successful

A ground-breaking study could change the way homeless people with mental illnesses are treated in Canada. Currently the focus is on providing short-term, emergency shelter.

But this study suggests a better approach is to try to get people into permanent housing. It is better for their functioning in society and, for the heaviest users of social and health ...

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Canadian comic book celebrates May 1st, International Workers' Day

For most Canadians May 1st, is just another day in the year. And unlike people in numerous other countries, few celebrate International Workers' Day. For most in Canada and the United States, North America's alternative Labour Day, the first Monday in September, is the last holiday weekend after the summer, with a few union and labour activities scattered across ...

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Jazz- conversation with Canadian jazz stars, Donato, Turner, Desmarais

 This week on the arts, culture, and lifestyle column, we jazz things up a bit.


Bassist Michel Donato © Donato website

One of the major jazz festivals in North America and with an international reputation, is the annual ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian short story writer Alistair MacLeod, dead at 77

Best known for his short stories of Cape Breton Island on Canada's Atlantic coast, Alistair MacLeod died at the age of 77, on Sunday (April 20). He had been in hospital ever since having a stroke in January.

Born in the prairie province of Saskatchewan he came to Cape Breton (part of the province of Nova Scotia) as a ...

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Canadian government stops survey questions on its own economic policies

Canada's Ministry of Finance has ordered its pollsters "to stop asking Canadians potentially embarrassing questions about its Economic Action Plan advertising", according to a report by Canadian Press journalist Dean Beeby.

The advertising promoting the Economic Action Plan is described by the government as informing Canadians of federal government economic policies and support for citizens.

Since 2009, Canadians ...

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Waitresses lose jobs to foreign workers

Canadian, Sandy Nelson chokes back tears as she talks about losing her long-term serving job in the western province of Saskatchewan to temporary foreign workers. Co-worker Shaunna Jennison-Yung is in the same situation.

Canadian employers have been allowed to hire temporary foreign workers since 2002, but only if there are no Canadian workers available to do the job. Foreign ...

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“A crisis in refugee mental health care”: advocate

Canadian government funding cuts have substantially reduced assistance for refugees with mental health problems in the western province of British Columbia.

Cuts roundly criticized

Last June, the government implemented cuts to its Interim Federal Health Program, which covers basic health care for refugees, refugee claimants and certain other non-citizens. The move was severely criticized by

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Canada's public archives: new leader and difficult challenge

The federal government has announced that a Guy Berthiaume will take over as head of the Canada’s history gathering institution in June.

Bertiaume will take over after former president Daniel Caron suddenly resigned last year following severe criticism on a number of issues,

Caron who was a career public servant, was unpopular with staff who said ...

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Hundreds protest for province to fund private abortion clinics, repeal law

Hundreds of people protested outside the legislature of the Canadian province of New Brunswick on Thursday (April 17) calling on the government to fund private clinics and to repeal Regulation 84-20. The law limits provincial funding of abortions only to hospitals after two doctors certify it's medically necessary. Provincial laws across Canada on abortion vary, there are restrictions, but it is not ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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