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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday May 2 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Opposition NDP pulls support, Liberal government in province of Ontario calls election

The premier of Canada's most populous province of Ontario Kathleen Wynne has called a general election on June 12. "On June the 12th, the people of the province will have a choice," said Wynne. "A choice between safe hands and risky tactics."

Wynne has been premier since February 2013, after being elected leader of the Liberals following the ...

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Culture of secrecy endangering democracy: CJFE

“Canadians have lost even more ground in one of the fundamental elements of free expression—the ability to know what their government is doing and why,” says a news release issued by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. The CJFE has just issued its 2014 Review of Free Expression in Canada and it gives the Canadian government ...

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What questions should we be asking about the Arctic's future?

Arctic oil spill response made headlines last week with a new report from the National Research Council in the United States.

This week, another report (see links below) focused on key areas that need attention as climate change reshapes the environment of the circumpolar North.

Titled The Arctic in the Anthropocene: Emerging Research Questions, the most recent report looked ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian technology helping in South Korean ferry disaster.

Canadian technology is helping searchers in the tragic recovery effort of bodies from the sunken South Korean ferry.


South Korea coast guard rescuers raced on April 16 to the ferry Sewol, which was traveling to Jeju Island. Most of the students could ...

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PM's frustrations with Supreme Court spill over into public exchange with Chief Justice

A difference of opinion between Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Supreme Court of Canada has now blown up into a public exchange of allegations and statements between the Prime Minister and the Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin.

Against the background of a number of Supreme Court decisions that have gone against the government's intentions, the issue of the ...

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Toronto: March for marijuana

It’s called the “Global Marijuana March” as a demonstration of smoking “weed” as a personal lifestyle choice and as and education campaign for the public. A secondary goal is to get governments that large numbers of people would like governments to relax laws concerning marijuana use an.

It will be staged Saturday May 3, with people in at least ...

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Number of missing native women jumps

The number of aboriginal women murdered or missing in Canada is much higher than previously thought according to a new compilation of figures from police departments across the country. Nearly 1,200 women have been struck in the past 30 years. That’s three to four times more than the average number of women who go missing or are killed.

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New budget in province of Ontario could set off election

“This Budget looks not only at the days ahead but at the next decade," said the province of Ontario's Finance Minister Charles Sousa. "We are laying out a robust plan for a strong Ontario with more jobs, more opportunity and more security for now and into the future."

Tabled Thursday (May 1) in the legislature of Canada's second most ...

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OECD: Top 1% of Canadians account for 37% of total income growth

The reason general income growth is not seen by most people in their salaries is because the top richest 1% get most of it. In Canada, 37% and in the United States, 47%, according to a new study released Wednesday (April 30) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

"The majority of the population cannot reconcile the aggregate income ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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