Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday April 15 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Students must work longer now to earn tuition fees

University tuition fees have skyrocketed in Canada over the past 40 years and students must work two, three and even six times as much to afford to pay for them, according to a new study. The public policy think tank, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives compiled data based on numbers from the government agency, Statistics Canada.
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Grand Chief Delisle: 'We’ve been tread upon and ignored.'

"We've been tread upon and ignored." said Grand Chief Michael Delisle of the Mohawk Nation community of Kahnawake, near the city of Montreal, on Tuesday (April 15), as he reacted to the tabling last Thursday of a proposed new Canadian government bill, the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act.

In presenting the bill, Canada’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard ...

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Unexpected discovery: viral aphrodisiac STD

It was an unexpected finding. While studying stress in crickets connected with fleeing from predators, a researcher and colleagues discovered a unique trait in a virus that may help in dealing with sexually transmitted diseases in humans.

Shelley Adamo (PI) is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University in east coast Nova Scotia.
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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Senators want nine changes to proposed Fair Elections Act

The Canadian government's proposed Fair Elections Act should be amended according to a "Pre-Study" report released by the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on Tuesday (April 15). "Because it is important to protect the trust, participation, and reliability of the electoral system" the committee made nine recommendations.

The committee is dominated by Conservative government Senators, even so, it ...

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Unique Newfoundland coin sells for almost $103,000

It’s rare. In fact, it’s the only one in the world.

In 1865,  when the now Atlantic province of Newfoundland was still a British colony, a test design was struck for a new $2 gold coin.

The coin is what is known as a pattern specimen- not intended for circulation but merely as a sample for ...

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Man posts video of alleged theft of his backpack

A Montreal filmmaker had his knapsack full of valuable gear snatched from under him in a café last Friday and has posted a video of it online. It was as Jesse Freeston was leaving that he realized his knapsack was gone along with a new laptop, a notebook full of his ideas, an agenda, phone and flash drives that were ...

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Annual seal hunt begins in east coast Canada

A much smaller number of hunters is out on the ice fields of the east coast this week for the annual seal hunt.

Most hunting takes place off the north-east coast of the Atlantic province of Newfoundland involving herds of harp seals.

As of Sunday, only 15 boats had signed up for the hunt according to Rebecca Aldworth, executive ...

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Chicks ‘cooked alive,’ contend activists

The Maple Leaf Foods company is facing allegations of animal mistreatment at one of its chicken hatcheries. An employee of the animal rights group Mercy for Animals Canada got a job working at the plant in Hanover, Ontario and surreptitiously shot footage which was then shared with the public broadcaster, CBC.

Inhumane deaths alleged

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900 government ID numbers (SIN) stolen from Canada Revenue Agency data bank

After dealing with the "Heartbleed Bug" the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) responsible for collecting taxes announced, Monday (April 14), that the "Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of approximately 900 taxpayers were removed from CRA systems by someone exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability."

A SIN number is a nine-digit number that a person needs to work in Canada or to have access ...

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