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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday June 2 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada ranks last in protecting oceans: report

Canada has a huge coastline but it ranks lowest among countries with large ocean territories when it comes to protecting them, according to a new report by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS). The conservation group notes that Canada has set aside just 1.3 per cent of the area that goes from its coasts ...

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Concern about impact of government funding cuts to Canadian literacy networks

The statement starts "Without an announcement or any consultation, it appears that the federal government has decided to quietly collapse Canada's national literacy and essential skills network." Signed by the board of directors of the non-profit Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), the statement is the latest cry of concern about a shift in federal government funding in Canada.
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TISA- commodifying public services?

Governments in many industrialized nations are negotiating a number of international deals, but one of them currently being negotiated by 23 nations including Canada is being kept very secretive.    It’s called the Trade in Services Agreement, or TISA

Scott Sinclair is a co-author of a critical analysis. He is a Senior Research Fellow for the left-of-centre policy think ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

24th edition of Montreal Fringe Festival starts today

Montreal's popular annual Fringe Festival is now in its 24th edition and features theatre, dance, burlesque and other performances from across Canada and around the world.

The festival opens Monday night (June 2) with "two-minute teasers" of the different performances at the festival.

Among the events in the next few days a strip spelling bee and an art ...

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Canadian government's conservation plan ignores national parks, wilderness, say critics

Some scientists and environmental groups are saying the federal government’s first ever National Conservation Plan, will neglect most of Canada, given its focus on agricultural and built-up areas near urban centres, according to a report Monday (June 2) by Canada's public broadcaster CBC.

“Our Government is committed to working closely with Canadians so that together we can provide effective ...

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Snow removal app coming to Montreal

Drivers in the city of Montreal get angry when signs go up on their streets temporarily forbidding parking to make way for snow removal, but then the trucks don’t come. The prohibition is usually for a 12-hour period but that could soon be reduced to two hours thanks to efforts to develop a new application for mobile devices.

The ...

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Fishermen rescued from ice floe in Atlantic Ocean

Five fishermen were plucked from a big chunk of ice in Notre Dame Bay off the coast of Newfoundland Sunday evening after they abandoned their vessel. The five decided to abandon ship when it started rapidly taking on water.

They boarded a raft and were able to get to an ice floe where they started a fire and waited ...

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New images revealed of Empress of Ireland wreck

Amazing new images of the shipwreck were revealed at the ceremonies to mark the 100th anniversary of Canada’s worst, and one of the world’s worst, civilian maritime disasters.


Red dot indicates location of the Empress of Ireland shipwreck, near Rimouski Quebec, off ...

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Canadian Beer awards

Beer drinkers will argue endlessly about what is the best beer, or which country makes it.

The 2014 overall winner. The brewer describes the beer as "black and robust with a lot of body, just like the mysterious animal ...

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