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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday May 14 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Supreme Court of Canada: Mohamed Harkat security certificate constitutional

Mohamed Harkat and his wife Sophie Lamarche were "devastated" when they learned of the Supreme Court's decision said their lawyer Norm Boxall Wednesday (May 14) after the court ruled a Canadian "security certificate" issued against Harkat was constitutional.

The certificate is a rarely used and controversial government procedure for removing non-Canadians using secret evidence. in this case Harkat was ...

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Older immigrant kids more likely to leave school

Children who immigrate to Canada after the age of nine are less likely to complete high school and have future success in the work force, according to a report by a right-leaning think-tank, the CD Howe Institute. In Canada, those who do not finish high school or get higher education have fewer job opportunities and are likely to earn ...

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The contentious debate about pregnancy and obesity

A debate is simmering in the medical profession over the issue of obesity and artificial insemination.

Is it discrimination to deny an obese woman fertility treatment, or is it a medical decision due to concerns of health risks?

Dr Carl Laskin is a founding partner of the LifeQuest centre for reproductive medicine, and associate professor in the Departments ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

How Canada created American football, (May 14 1874)

Though American websites seldom, if ever, mention it, the origins of another of their greatest professional sports actually came from Canada.

A William Notman composite of the May 13-14 matches between Harvard and McGill Universities which changed the American ...

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Despite protests, controversy, government uses majority to pass Fair Elections Act

The ruling Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper used its majority in the House of Commons on Tuesday night (May 13) to pass a controversial reform of elections laws. The final vote was 143 for the reforms, and 123 against.

The government says the Fair Elections Act (Bill C-23) will eliminate voter fraud and control election campaign spending, ...

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Residents question charges in fatal rail disaster

Three railway employees were charged in the rail explosion that levelled much of the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic and killed 47 people last July. But residents of the town did not heckle them as they were ushered in to a make-shift court on Tuesday. In fact, some openly wondered why people at higher levels were not being charged.

Charged ...

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Artist who photographed unoccupied spaces, Lynne Cohen, has died of cancer

Best known for her photos of unoccupied spaces, Montreal contemporary artist Lynne Cohen has died at the age of 69 of lung cancer. Her photos of the interiors of homes or institutions included living rooms, public halls, retirement homes, laboratories, offices, showrooms, shooting ranges, factories, spas, and military installations.

In a video interview released by Montreal's Musée d’art contemporain, Cohen talked about her ...

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Alberta poised to sell endangered caribou habitat

The western province of Alberta appears set to sell a portion of critical mountain caribou habitat to the energy industry.

The news comes just days after a federal scientific panel said the herds of the genetic subset of caribou, the mountain caribou, were in immediate danger of dying out completely.  The panel, the Committee on the Status ...

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Biomass power Nova Scotia; where there’s smoke, there’s controversy

It was supposed to be sustainable and environmentally sound when it was unveiled in the autumn of last year. However the Nova Scotia Power Generation plant 60-megawatt biomass co-generation facility near Port Hawkesbury is not without controversy.

Nova Scotia Power has said the biomass plant would only use material gathered using sustainable practices by burning waste biomass, such as ...

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