Friday, June 20, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday June 20 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

How Canada's Arctic Council chairmanship is viewed abroad

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

Last week, we looked at how Canada was doing half-way into it's Arctic Council chairmanship.

This week, we look at how its business focus is being viewed by those in Arctic regions outside of Canada.

Timo Rautajoki is the head of the ...

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Canada's latest temporary foreign worker reform faces business, political criticism

Canada's Employment Minister Jason Kenney and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander were both determined Friday (June 20) to sell the federal government's new policies and reforms of the temporary foreign worker program.

But first with journalists, and then by others, the new reforms were put into question. The controversial program has brought increasingly larger numbers of guest workers into ...

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Positive tales motivate kids to be honest: study

Stories in which honesty is rewarded are more likely motivate children to tell the truth, than are stories where lying is punished, according to a new study from McGill University. In Canada, as in almost every culture in the world, children are told or read stories which have a moral message. Researchers wanted to find out which kinds of ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

The end of the Lyubov Orlova-lost ship, error upon error

A Canadian investigation into how the former liner became a ghost ship has just been released.

The Lyubov Orlova went from luxury Russian cruise ship (built in the Soviet era), to sad derelict at a Canadian port, to lost on the sea,

After defaulting on bills, the ship was abandoned and became derelict in St John’s Newfoundland where ...

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Toronto- "rainbow" capital of the world June 20-29

Canada’s largest city, Toronto Ontario, has long been known to be the site of one of the biggest, if not- the- biggest, gay pride parades and parties in North America

Often attracting up to a million people into the city centre, especially on parade day, this year promises to be even bigger, perhaps even double in size and numbers. ...

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Five prisoners sue government for alleged abuse

People incarcerated in Canada are not supposed to be abused, but five inmates allege that’s what happened to them in an Ottawa detention centre in 2012, and they are suing the provincial government for it.

The inmates are each seeking $700,000 saying they were subjected to “excessive force without any justification,” and then denied “proper medical attention” and refused ...

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Canada's post office issues two new stamps on Ottawa's return to Canadian Football League

With less than a month to the return of the city of Ottawa to the Canadian Football League (CFL) Canada Post issued two new stamps on Thursday (June 19) honouring the team's past and its future.

Canadian-born quarterback and legendary Ottawa Rough Rider Russ Jackson is featured on one stamp against the background of Ottawa's new stadium.

The ...

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UNESCO wants buffer around heritage site in Canada

Gros Morne National Park in eastern Canada is a world heritage site and UNESCO is recommending the government create a buffer zone to protect it from hydraulic fracturing. This process, also called fracking, involves pumping water and chemicals at high pressure into shale rock formations to extract gas or oil. Opposition to fracking has sprung up ...

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Forest fire season in Canada well under way

A huge fire is burning out of control in Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park.  In just a day the blaze almost doubled in size, now covering more than 22 thousand hectares (220 km)

Fires currently burning ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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