Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday April 8 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Decision to call Quebec election, massive defeat for premier and government

The massive defeat Monday (April 7) of the ruling Parti Quebecois government in the predominantly French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec may have caused relief in the rest of Canada, but the reasons for the defeat are more complicated than the issue of separation from Canada by the province.

A politician with decades of experience, Quebec's Premier Pauline Marois ...

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Diabetes charter aims to improve life for patients

The Canadian Diabetes Association has created a diabetes charter setting out what it believes are the rights and responsibilities of patients, governments, employers, schools and health care providers. The goal is to raise awareness of diabetes and to enhance the well-being of patients. The association cannot enforce compliance but hopes it will be voluntary.
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Canadian university working toward solutions for water security

The issue of water security is of increasing concern around the world.  As demands increase for fresh water, and as the climate becomes more unpredictable, the number of people without access to safe water is increasing.

McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, is trying to bring together a variety of experts, the public, and policy makers to identify issues and ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

New Canadian research: another possible link between common chemicals and autism

New research at York University in Toronto strengthens the hypothesis that common chemicals in consumer goods is connected to a dramatic increase in autism

British Columbia researcher Dr Bruce Lanphear was lead author on a another recent study which also suggested such a link between chemicals in our environment and autistic behaviours.

The latest study ...

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Law would enhance rights to see grandchildren

It could soon become easier for grandparents to seek legal access to their grandchildren when their parents separate in the eastern province of Nova Scotia. The government there has introduced amendments to its Maintenance and Custody Act that will recognize the important role often played by grandparents in a child’s life.

Currently, grandparents seeking access have to ask for the ...

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Greenpeace calls for Elections Canada probe of Ethical Oil political funding

Greenpeace Canada is asking Elections Canada, the agency responsible for federal elections, to investigate whether the Ethical Oil Institute is colluding with the ruling Conservative Party in order to get around rules that limit donations to political parties.

“We have compiled some very troubling evidence on the relationship between Ethical Oil and the Conservative Party that we believe merits ...

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Cutting traditional TV, phones: More Canadians going digital

A new study shows Canadians continued to hang up their landline phones for good, and are dropping their cable connections, and even watching less broadcast TV.  They’re all being slowly replaced by digital devices.


Payphones have been disappearing too, as phone companies ...

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Canadian shot in Barbados will return regardless

A Canadian soldier on vacation on the Caribbean island of Barbados with his family was shot in the chest by robbers last month. Four men armed with a pistol and a machete broke into the ground floor of a house where Heather Hubble and her infant daughter were.

Hubble ran to pick up her daughter and then handed over ...

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Justice Minister: Protecting right not to testify against spouse 'outdated', 'obstacle'

Allowing people to refuse to testify against their spouses is an "obstacle" to getting at the truth in a court of law, according to Canada's Justice Minister Peter MacKay. He called the present laws outdated as he defended new government legislation at a victims of crime conference in Ottawa on Monday (April 7).

At the moment, under the Canada Evidence ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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