Monday, April 28, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday April 28 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Blockades, economic action threatened if Indigenous education bill not scrapped

A number of Indigenous First Nations leaders say they will target the Canadian economy if the Harper government doesn't scrap proposed legislation for Indigenous education.

Chief Gordon Peters of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians is raising the possibility of a blockade on the Ambassador Bridge between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit if the bill is allowed to pass. ...

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More Canadians to suffer chronic pain

One in five Canadians experience pain daily or four out of seven days a week, according to estimates. That number grows to one-third of those who are over sixty years old, an age group which is growing in Canada population. More of them will develop conditions such as arthritis or diabetes which can cause debilitating nerve pain.

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Canadian farmers campaign against increasing seed-patent control.

It may seem a remote to most citizens and it has barely made the news, but farmers of all kinds across Canada are extremely concerned about proposed new legislation.  It would increase rights of plant patent holders and limit farmers abilities to re-use their own seed.

Glenn Tait runs a family grain and cattle farm in Myota, Saskatchewan and ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Government-dominated committee sets limits on election bill changes

The ruling Conservative government majority on a Canadian Commons committee has set a three-day deadline for redrafting legislation that will change election laws. A time frame so tight the Official Opposition NDP party is calling it a farce.

Joe Preston, the Conservative committee chairman, says almost 300 amendments to Bill C-23 have been submitted, comprising hundreds of pages, to be ...

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Canadian Special forces to get new vehicles.

The Canadian military, facing major budget cutbacks, will get at least some new vehicles soon.

Analysts say the military budget cuts have been responsible for delays in shipbuilding, army vehicle purchases, aircraft purchases, and other equipment.

However,  the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, (CANSOFCOM) will be getting 17 new vehicles known as “marginal terrain vehicles” (MTV), ...

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Workplace safety improves but three die daily

Workplace safety has improved in Canada, but even so, 977 workers died in 2012 for an average of three per day. April 28th has been designated the National Day of Mourning to raise awareness about workers injured, killed or afflicted with an occupational illness while on the job.

Workplace safety rules and compensation bodies exist in Canada’s ...

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Premier and minister slam anti-immigration flyer

“Hateful” is how the premier of the province of Ontario characterized anti-immigration flyers that were circulated in Brampton, a city just west of Toronto. The leaflets show a picture of a group of Caucasians above a separate photo of  a group of Sikhs with captions that read “from this…to this…” and “Is This What You Want?”

“They can’t be ...

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Rail safety week in Canada

To mark the start of Public Rail safety Week (Apr 28, May 4) the federal government is announcing over $9.2 million dollars in funding to improve level crossing upgrades.

Level crossings or grade crossings are where the road surface is level with and traverses directly across a railway line.  The crossing upgrade programme could involve up to 600 level ...

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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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IN DEPTH

 



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