Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday April 10 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Proposed First Nations Education Act faces support and criticism

Canada's Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt says a proposed new government bill, the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, meets the five conditions outlined by the Assembly of First Nations and chiefs during a meeting in December, but not all Indigenous First Nations are welcoming the federal legislation.

“Our Government knows that a good education can change a ...

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Mystery of historic bell to be revealed

The Bell of Batoche has come to represent a tumultuous time in the history of western Canada that speaks of the conflict between European settlers and the people of mixed European-aboriginal heritage, called the Métis. The bell was looted by Canadian soldiers 128 years ago and it was thought to have been returned to the Métis Nation last summer. ...

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Pharmaceutical companies and research funding.

When a large multinational company pays for its research, there is the possibity that the results will be biased in the direction, or in favour of, the entity paying.

In terms of clinical research for new drugs, the huge pharmaceutical companies fund the bulk of such research.

Dr Joel Lexchin is an emergency physician at The University Health ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Former finance minister dies

Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty died today. Sources say he succumbed to a massive heart attack.  Flaherty was finance minister for many years steering Canada through the global financial crisis and helping financial officials in the rest of the world weather it. He died at age 64 and only weeks after resigning his cabinet post.

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Canadian War Museum marking the First World War

Canada’s national War Museum  (CWM) is marking the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, starting with two art exhibitions.

Canada was the first country to establish and official war art programme,  This effort which saw artists sent to record impressions of the war, often near or at the front, was known as the Canadian War Memorials ...

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Baseball’s colour barrier broken in Canada

On April 10, 1947, Montreal Canada bid a sad farewell to their favourite baseball player, Jackie Robinson.

In 1945, segregation and racism was common in the US, and professional baseball was a very “white” sport. That year however, owners of the Brooklyn Dodgers and their Montreal affiliate, signed Jack Roosevelt Robinson, a star player in the “Negro League” to ...

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Hotel would degrade scenic park, say past managers

The government should say no to a proposed commercial development in one of Canada’s most scenic national parks, say three former Parks Canada managers. In a letter to Parks Canada, the three say allowing a private developer to build a 66-room hotel and 15 tent cabins in Jasper National Park in western Canadian Rocky Mountains would ...

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Young Saskatoon boy heading to World Championship of Irish Dancing

Caleb Hawryliw is just 12 years-old, but he’s going to perform in the Olympics…well, the Olympics of Irish dancing.

The Saskatchewan native, from the city of Saskatoon, will soon join hundreds of other dancers at the World Irish Dancing Championships, being held from April 13-20 in London, England.

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Senate study: National broadcaster fails to deliver in official languages, particularly French

Canada's national public broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada failed to meet its obligations to provide content in both official languages, a Senate committee study has concluded.

The study "CBC/Radio-Canada's Language Obligations - Communities Want to See Themselves and Be Heard Coast to Coast!" is a result of a decision in 2011 by the Upper Chamber's Standing Committee on Official Languages "to undertake a study ...

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