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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday May 12 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

UN Special Rapporteur: Crisis among Indigenous peoples of Canada

"Canada faces a continuing crisis when it comes to the situation of indigenous peoples of the country," according to the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya in a report released Monday (May 12),

"The well-being gap between aboriginal and non-aboriginal people in Canada has not narrowed over the last several years, treaty and ...

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Too few children get early dental care: dentists

Canadian dentists recommend children first see a dentist by the age of 12 months but a recent study shows less than two per cent has seen one by the age of two. That could be why almost half the children entering kindergarten (at age five) already have cavities.

Dental care is not part of Canada’s publicly-funded ...

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Winds of change for Canadian labour?

For the thousands of union delegates at this week's Canadian Labour Congress convention in Montreal, it was clear they were participants and witnesses of a historic change in Canada's labour movement. An incumbent president of 15 years had been defeated (by a margin of only 40 votes) by a challenger who wanted change in how Canada's largest union federation functioned. ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Official Opposition to government MPs: Vote with us against 'anti-democratic' elections bill

Canada's Official Opposition NDP party leader Thomas Mulcair is urging Conservative government MPs to vote against the government's proposed Fair Elections Act because it is "profoundly anti-democratic".

The government says the controversial legislation will eliminate voter fraud and control election campaign spending, but the opposition parties say the legislation will take the vote away from hundreds of thousands of ...

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Canada: April's unemployment rate unchanged but underemployment lowest since 2001

Canada's government gathering agency Statistics Canada reported Friday (May 9) that the unemployment rate in April was unchanged from March at 6.9%, even though employment decreased by 29,000 jobs compared to March, 2014.

According to the agency's Labour Force Survey, in April, employment was down in the provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and in Prince Edward Island, while ...

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Mother's day: Canadians like their mothers; dads don't fare as well

In Canada, and many other countries, the second Sunday in May is called “Mother’s day” a time for children to show appreciation to their mothers.

This year it occurs on May 9th.

A recent survey however has shown that mothers get more appreciation than fathers.  In fact more people participate in Canada day than “Father’s day”.   Earlier this ...

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Canada's National Day of Honour

The Canadian government has declared today as the “National Day of Honour” to commemorate the end of the Canadian presence in Afghanistan and to honour the military personnel who served, and those who died..

With a 12 year presence in that country, it was the longest Canadian involvement in war with 40,000 tours of duty ...

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Eating more fruit, vegetables reduces stroke risk

Eating 200 grams of fruit a day—the equivalent of two small apples—can cut the risk of stroke by almost one third, according to a review of 20 studies.

Most Canadians eat one or two servings of fruit and vegetables in a day. The Canadian government’s official food guide suggests adults eat seven to ten servings ...

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Sedentary lifestyle riskier than smoking for some

For women aged 30 and older, being a couch potato could be more hazardous to their heart health than smoking or being overweight, says researchers in Australia.

Canadian women are less likely to take up exercise and stick with it. They are also more likely to become inactive as they get older. Men are not much more ...

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