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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday June 17 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Prices, sales of Canadian homes increase

The resale price of a home in Canada jumped 7.1 per cent in May compared to the same month last year, to $416,584, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association.  Sales in Toronto and Vancouver are particularly high and tend to skew the average price higher. Removing those two cities from the statistics, reduces the year-over-year increase to ...

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Chilean-Canadian artist connects with Indigenous traditions, politics

Working with the concepts of "Last Nations" and Indigenous "First Nations", Chilean-Canadian artist Carolina Echeverria and First Nation Mohawk artist Kakwirakeron (Ross) Montour are the focus of a new exhibition "At the Woods' Edge" starting Saturday (June 21) in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, just beside the city of Montreal.

The exhibition will begin with an Immigrant canoe ...

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New study focusing on Manitoba's environmental importance

Environmental groups have just released a report outlining the environmental importance of preserving the boreal forest in Canada’s central-west province of Manitoba.

Jeff Wells is the Science and Policy Director for the  Boreal Songbird Initiative, which along with Ducks Unlimited Canada, prepared the report  called,   Manitoba’s Blue Mosaic-

 Manitoba is generally ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Noisy voracious US invader on Canada's west coast

This month a carpenter on Vancouver Island off Canada’s west coast got a bit of surprise.

While dragging his fishing line in a muddy pond near Port Alberni, he snagged onto something heavy.

Lifting it the surface he found he’d snagged a large frog, a very large frog. Intrigued and surprised, but not knowing what it was, he ...

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Thousands of public school teachers start strike in province of British Columbia

There are no face-to-face bargaining sessions scheduled anytime soon between leaders of the teachers' union in the province of British Columbia and government negotiators, after the province's 41,000 public school teachers began their first day of a full-scale strike Tuesday (June17).

The strike began after the B.C. Teachers' Federation (BCTF) and the government failed to resolve their long-running contract ...

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Hundreds protest municipal pension reforms in province of Quebec

Municipal workers in the city of Montreal and other municipalities in the province of Quebec walked out en masse at 2PM  for 15 minutesTuesday (June 17) to protest against the Quebec government‘​s proposed legislation aimed at reforming municipal pension plans to control deficits.

Presented by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy Pierre Moreau, Bill 3: An Act to ...

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Effort to break trade barriers between provinces

Canada may well have trade deals with 43 countries, but trade between Canadian provinces is severely restricted, and that is something the federal industry minister wants to change. The Globe and Mail reports Industry Minister James Moore begins a six-city tour today to try to convince provincial counterparts, consumers and businesses to remove some of the restrictions.
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Ultra-rich Canadians actually earning up to 71% more than thought

A new study shows the gap in income inequality in Canada is actually greater than previously thought.  Previously, studies looked only at individual tax returns which showed the top one percent earned ten percent of all income. In 2011 this figure remained unchanged from 2001.

The study shows however that many individuals were in fact setting up private companies ...

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Cheese company acts against animal abuse

Saputo, a major cheese company is no longer buying milk from farm where eight employees were caught on video beating cattle. The group, Mercy for Animals Canada released an undercover video last week, showing dairy cows being cruelly abused at Chilliwack Cattle Sales, Canada’s largest dairy farm located in the western province of British Columbia.

Besides it ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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