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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday May 28 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian federal politics increasingly a preparation for 2015 election

Canada's parliamentarians were back after a week away from Ottawa, and with little more than four weeks before the summer break, it's clear, particularly in the House of Commons, that both government and opposition Members of Parliament are wooing voters for next year's election.

Announcements from the government with encouraging consumer news, and continued attacks on government policies from ...

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Canadians getting more sun, more cancer

Melanoma is preventable but Canadians are not doing what it takes to avoid it, so it is now one of the fastest rising of all cancers in Canada, according to a new report from the Canadian Cancer Society.

Rates of other cancers and deaths from them are declining. But for men, the incidence of ...

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Chemical flame retardants and lower IQ’s

New international research has established a connection with a commonly used chemical and lowered IQ in children.

In the past materials used in chesterfields, carpets, even clothes were impregnated with flame retardant polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). These chemicals were banned in most places a decade ago, but are still commonly found in our daily lives.

Dr ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada's largest military and defence trade show attracting record number of participants

Canada's largest defence trade show, CANSEC 2014, opened in Ottawa on Wednesday (May 28) expecting a record number of participants: 10,000 registrants and 335 exhibiting companies.

Military delegations from 15 countries have confirmed their attendance: Argentina, Bahrain, Chile, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, the United States, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
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Canadian commander of Hezbollah killed

A Canadian citizen of Lebanese origin is reported to have been killed this week in fighting in Syria.


Faouzi (Fawzi) Ayoub, pictured in 2002, lived in Toronto and Michigan before moving to Lebanon. © Havakuk Levison-Reuters

 Fawzi Ayoub, ...

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Husband acquitted of slashing wife questions her

Paul Martin had no lawyer and, since he is representing himself, he got to question his wife yesterday in a court in Oshawa, in the central province of Ontario. Martin had previously been found not guilty of slashing her throat by a court in Jamaica.

In the current civil case, Cathy Clayson is seeking to divorce Martin, to end ...

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100 years since Canada’s worst maritime disaster

The tragic and almost unbelievable disaster of the Titanic only two years earlier was still fresh in people’s minds  as the liner Empress of Ireland left Quebec City on May 28, 1914.

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General who led in Rwanda, will quit Senate

Retired General Romeo Dallaire has announced he will resign from his current job as a Canadian senator. The senator has a heavy workload dealing with veterans’ post -traumatic stress issues and international humanitarian efforts.

Dallaire was head of the UN peacekeeping force in Rwanda in 1993 and asked for permission to intervene to prevent the genocide. Permission ...

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UPDATE: public art debate in Calgary results in change

It was a noble idea, but one committee’s idea of what constitutes art, may not be the same as many citizens.

The council in the city of Calgary, Alberta, has voted to change its funding policy for public art, prompted by a controversial artwork last year called “travelling light”, a work which popular mayor Naheed Nenji called ...

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