Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday June 19 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 in medical schools

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

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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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

broadcaster ...

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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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