Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday April 1 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Supreme Court affirms prisoners’ rights

Inmates in Canada’s federal institutions have the right to go to court to contest decisions affecting their detention and now, the highest court in the land has strengthened that right. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled last Thursday that the ancient tradition of habeas corpus means inmates must get a quick and detailed hearing before ...

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Arctic mining: unexpected social negatives for Inuit women

Proponents of development in the far north, often mining, claim it will bring needed employment and money to the region.

While this is true, there are also unexpected social drawbacks for indigenous communities, especially for Inuit women.

Professor Frank Tester, graduate student Karina Czyzewski and Pauktuutit (the national Inuit Women’s Organization) recently produced a report on the effects ...

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What bothers Canadians about advertising and commercials?

When Canadians complain about advertising, they're mostly concerned by inaccurate or misleading information, that's according to the latest Ad Complaints Report of 2013, released by Advertising Standards Canada (ASC). Advertising on television attracted the most number of complaints, followed by those on the Internet.

The ASC is Canada's advertising industry regulatory body and deals with complaints that may contravene ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Don’t pet the baby seals!

They may look cute, but they can bite, and a seal bite can lead to a very nasty infection.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is warning people along maritime shores in east coast Canada to stay away from seals they may encounter.

Both grey seals and harp seals may be seen at this time of ...

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Student group praises province's decision to replace student loans with grants

Canada's largest student organisation the Canadian Federation of Students praised a Canadian province's decision to replace all provincial student loans with grants.

"By listening to students' concerns about the growing student debt crisis, this government is helping both young people and the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador," said Jessica McCormick, National Chairperson.

The Finance Minister of Newfoundland and Labrador ...

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Concerned by patient safety, faced with government legislation, nurses walk off the job

Nurses in Canada's Atlantic coast province of Nova Scotia walked off the job on Tuesday (April 1) in an illegal strike after the province's government introduced essential services legislation late Monday. The illegal strike was called two days ahead of a planned legal strike on Thursday.

The nurses walked off in the morning, some picketing outside the provincial legislature. Hours later, ...

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Quebec party would override Rights Charter

The leader of one of the parties running for office in the province of Quebec says that if elected, she would override the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to pass a law forbidding public officials from wearing religious symbols at work.

Parti Quebecois Leader and incumbent Premier Pauline Marois made her so-called secular charter one of the main ...

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The founding of the RCAF

It was April 1 ,1924 that the Royal Canadian Air Force came into being.

During the First World War, some 13,000 Canadians were serving in Britain’s Royal Air Force. In September of 1918, the Canadian government authorized the formation of the Canadian Air Force (CAF) in England under the command of LtCol “Billy” Bishop, one of the ...

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Canadian rights activist poisoned by Russians?

Russia has banned Canadian Member of Parliament Irwin Cotler from entering the country, but Cotler is not sorry, in part, because he thinks he was poisoned the last time he was there.

Cotler is a long-time human rights lawyer who once represented Russian dissidents Natan Sharansky and Andrei Sakharov. He has also advocated for accused spy and environmentalist Vladimir ...

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