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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday June 20 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Criticism of Justice Minister's comment: Women 'simply aren't applying' for judgeships

Comments made by Canada's Justice Minister Peter MacKay about the dearth of women and visible minorities in federally appointed courts that they just “aren’t applying” stunned lawyers at a meeting in Toronto June 13, and became the focus of questions in the House of Commons Thursday (June 19).

In response to a question at the meeting the Minister ...

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Breastfeeding; important issue surprisingly not well-taught to doctors

One would think breastfeeding is natural,  but it’s not as easy as thought, and seeking advice from your doctor might also not be as helpful as thought.  A national survey of Canadian family doctors and paediatricians found the level of knowledge of breastfeeding issues was “sub-optimal”.

Dr Catherine Pound lead the research. She is an assistant professor of paediatrics ...

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Better welcome for LGBT employees needed: poll

While Canada is a world leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered rights, businesses could do more to welcome LGBT employees, say most people in a recent survey. A public opinion poll was conducted on line for Sodexo, a company that offers quality of life services.

Two-thirds of employed adults said more could be done to ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian man fighting with ISIS, threatens Canada

Farah Mohamed Shirdon of the western city of Calgary is fighting overseas with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), reports the public

Damian Clairmont was killed by rebel infighting in Syria in 2012. © CBC

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Six finalists announced for design of Canada's memorial to victims of communism

The Canadian government has announced six teams have been chosen as finalists in "in a national design competition to create concepts for the national Memorial to the Victims of Communism – Canada, a Land of Refuge."

Heritage Minister Shelley Glover and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney released the names of the six teams Wednesday (June 18) after an initial call for ...

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British Columbia: the left lane is for passing!

They’re known in Canada as "left lane hogs", and ultimately by several other less pleasant names, by people in cars backed up behind them on the highway, unable to pass.


Ian Toothill, co-founder of SENSE- a motorist advocacy group "“Some ...

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Gas at daycare sends children to hospital

It turns out a floor-cleaning machine may have been what caused carbon monoxide to leak into a day care centre in Quebec yesterday forcing 73 children and about a dozen adults to evacuate.

The gas caused headaches and vomiting, and workers called emergency services. Responders quickly suspected carbon monoxide gas which is colourless and odourless, but can be lethal, ...

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Unprecedented Canadian court ruling against Google

A provincial court ruling in the west coast province of British Columbia has sparked interest in legal circles around the world.

The question involves the ability of a court in one country to exert authority across its borders in relation to the borderless internet.

On June 13, a BC supreme court judge issued a temporary injunction ...

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Montreal racial profiling victim has still not received $33K compensation

In 2010, Farid Charles was waiting for a friend outside of a take-out restaurant when two Montreal city police officers removed him from the car and arrested him, and charged him with loitering. Four years later (in May) the Human Rights Commission of the province of Quebec recommended he be compensated $33,000 damages for racial profiling. But it appears the city ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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