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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday April 3 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

'Outrageous Fortune' report says Canada's 86 richest getting richer

Canada's 86 richest Canadians' wealth, whose net worth was $178 billion in 2012, equals that of 11.4 million Canadians (out of a population of 35 million) according to a new report by the Ottawa think tank, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

The report, "Outrageous Fortune: Documenting Canada's Wealth Gap", says the wealth gap is even bigger ...

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Canadian research reveals new clue to rapid Arctic ice melt

A new study of the Arctic’s vast Mackenzie river delta has discovered that an unexpected aspect of climate change is having a very big effect.

Lance Lesack, a professor in both the Faculty of Geology and  in the biology departments of the Faculty of the Environment at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.

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Book about Canada’s prime minister wins prize

The judges call the winning book "a fast-paced, romping great read” about a prime minister frequently described as dull.

Veteran political journalist Paul Wells has won the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for his book The Longer I’m Prime ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Former Auditor General calls Fair Elections Act 'an attack on our democracy'

Canada's former Auditor General Sheila Fraser has always had a lot of credibility with Canadians. As Auditor General she questioned successive government on their spending. Now no longer auditor general, she's turned her focus on the Canadian government's proposed Fair Elections Act, Bill C-23.

Fraser, who co-chairs an advisory board created by Canada's Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand last ...

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Bank economist says we're 'Flying Blind' because of lack of mortgage data

What was the dollar value of new mortgages originated in Canada in the last quarter? What is the share of non-conforming loans in the Canadian landscape? Bank economist Benjamin Tal says we simply don't know.

In his analysis titled "Flying Blind" posted Thursday (April 3) the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) economist writes: "The gap between the importance of the ...

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Vestiges of winter still causing problems

Winter may be "officially" over, but for tens of thousands of Canadians in eastern Canada, it sure doesn't seem like..

Two huge wheel loaders (one digging from the other direction and not seen) are almost dwarfed by snow drifts across a ...

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Canadian mobile phone radiation guidelines- OK- for now

First, you must realize that your mobile phone, similar devices, and cell phone towers are not phones. They are radio transmitters and receivers. They emit low-power radiation during operation.

Health Canada had asked The Royal Society of Canada to review and recommend any changes to its Safety Code 6, which sets out limits on radio-frequency fields.
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Who tips most in Canada

New information gathered about the tipping habits of Canadians indicates that people living in western, boom-town of Calgary are the worst tippers. It is usual in Canada for people to tip for services from restaurants, taxis, spas, hairdressers and bars, and also for personal services such as private fitness instruction and massage. People who receive gratuities at work often have ...

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Moose crash victims sue government

People devastated by vehicle collisions with moose are suing the government of the eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador for failing to manage the moose population. The class-action suit started Wednesday and involves 135 plaintiffs including at least 15 estates of those who died in accidents dating back to 2001.

About 800 accidents or close calls between moose and ...

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