Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday April 17 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Clément Chartier on why court decision on Canada's Métis so important

Canada's Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a landmark decision made last year that the country's Métis people must be considered "Indian" under the Constitution Act. The decision, made public Thursday (April 17), also overturned the decision on non-status Indians.

Canada's Métis have maintained they should have the same rights as Indigenous First Nations (Indians) and Canada's northern Indigenous people, the ...

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More drones require more privacy rules: researcher

Unmanned aerial vehicles are already flying over Canada and their increasing use has at least one researcher saying there need to be rules put in place to protect the privacy of citizens.

Drones are used by law enforcement agencies and emergency services, and by private companies for mapping or mineral exploration.

Canada’s constitution offers privacy ...

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Global warming: 99% certainty "not natural"

A Canadian scientist has studied the issue of the causes of global warming and resultant climate change, from an entirely different direction.

Shaun Lovejoy (PhD) is a professor of Physics at McGill University in Montreal, and president of non-linear processes section at the European Geosciences Union.

Most scientific studies related to global warming demonstrate ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Cannes film fest first: Three Canadians in competition, David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, Xavier Dolan

For the first time in Cannes Film Festival history three Canadians: David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan and Xavier Dolan, will be in competition for the Palme d’Or.

“This year’s Cannes festival is truly a monumental occasion for Canadian filmmakers,” said Carolle Brabant, the Executive Director of the government funding agency Telefilm Canada, in a statement.

“This is the strongest presence we’ve ...

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Police tips: Roadblocks for dummies

 A police officer in the city of Victoria, British Columbia has posted some tips for drivers on the police website.

The tips come from actual incidents he witnessed during the course of his duties while at various road traffic checkpoints.

The random checkpoints require drivers to stop for officers to check, usually for signs of alcohol ...

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Protesters want moratorium on cuts at national public broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada

A noisy demonstration Wednesday (April 15) by employees, unionists, and some politicians in front of the French headquarters of CBC/Radio-Canada called for a moratorium on cuts at the national radio and television public broadcaster.

The $130 million dollars and 657 job cuts were announced April 10, in a televised town hall meeting with employees. “Today, we have made the tough decisions ...

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Supreme Court to hear rejected refugee claims

Canada’s highest court will hear three appeals in cases where people were denied refugee status because they were allegedly involved in people smuggling.

Two of the cases involve an individual and a couple who were aboard the MV Sun Sea, which carried 492 Sri Lankan nationals to Canada in 2010.

The arrival of this ship and ...

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US rules on ivory, snag musicians

Musicians, especially of classical music, have been rethinking plans to travel in or out of the United States. 

Many of their instruments contain small bits of ivory and there is a fear they will be confiscated by US Customs. The order from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is meant to crack down on ...

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Canada parries pipeline criticism by Nobel winners

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has responded sharply to a letter signed by Nobel laureates urging the U.S. president to reject the building of the Keystone pipeline that would carry bitumen from Canada’s oilsands through the United States to Texas Gulf Coast oil refineries.

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IN DEPTH

 



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