Friday, June 13, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday June 13 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Halfway into its Arctic Council chairmanship, Canada gets mixed reviews

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North

Canada is now one year into their two-year chairman ship of the Arctic Council.

Canada assumed its leadership role with an ambitious plan focused on developing the North for northerners. And for the first time, an Inuk, Canada’s now-environment minister Leona Aglukkaq, was made ...

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New smart bike gives directions and warnings

Four young Canadians have developed a high-tech bike with several smart and safety features. The so-called Valour looks like an ordinary two-wheeler but it contains sensors that can detect cars in your blind spot, help you choose flatter, quieter routes, and avoid potholes. It can be connected with a smart phone and other Valours to provide turn-by-turn directions as ...

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Changes to Canadian Citizenship Act 'unconstitutional', lawyer

A constitutional lawyer will challenge a provision of Bill C-24, introduced by the Conservatives, that would allow the government to strip Canadian citizenship from citizens born in Canada, if they are eligible or qualify for dual citizenship..

Currently, someone may only be stripped of Canadian citizenship if it was obtained through false representation. If the federal bill is passed, ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Kenn Harper honoured by Denmark

Kenn Harper of Iqaluit, is now a Danish Knight.

Kenn Harper has been Honorary Consul of Denmark since 2005, and the first Danish consulate in Iqaluit opened officially the following summer.

In honour of his work he was appointed to the Royal Order of Dannebrog, an order that began in 1693 and eventually opened to non-nobles ...

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High 'steaks' theft in Canada

Most people in urban centres of Canada would undoubtedly think “cattle rustling” is something out of Hollywood westerns of the past.  Alberta rancher Alan Hobbs knows differntly. Thieves have just cost him tens of thousands of dollars.

With the high cost of beef in recent years, rustling has become a plague for cattle farmers, especially in the western prairie ...

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The last duel in Upper Canada

Was it bright and sunny, or a drizzly grey morning on June 13 1833, reports vary.  Nevertheless, five men slipped quietly out of the small town of Perth Ontario, in what is now eastern Ontario.

Two young law students and friends, Robert Lyon, and John Wilson, two others, and a doctor, quietly arrived in a clearing beside ...

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Highest court upholds right to internet privacy

Police in Canada must get a warrant from a judge in order to ask internet service providers to give them users’ personal information, ruled the Supreme Court of Canada today. On-line privacy has become a hot issue as the Canadian government is set to pass a cyber-bullying bill which civil liberties groups say will compromise internet ...

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Ontario elects a majority liberal government

Progressives in Canada breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after voters in the country’s most populous province rejected a right-wing party and elected a liberal government with a healthy majority.

Canada’s current federal government is ruled by a right-wing conservative party with a tough-on-crime, pro-oil industry agenda that puts growth ahead of environmental concerns.

In the province of ...

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Toronto’s streetcars: brand new and… uncomfortable

Toronto’s new streetcars have many exciting cool features, but plenty of leg room for passengers isn’t one of them.

The "Red Rockets", as they are sometimes called, will only start to roll out at the end of August, but on Wednesday, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) invited some citizens for a test ride.

In spite of the many upgrades, ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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