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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday June 25 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian province of Ontario - Premier Wynne and ministers sworn into office

The new cabinet of Canada's most populous province of Ontario was sworn into office in the Ontario legislature in Toronto on Tuesday (June 24).

Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne had gambled in May that she could defeat the Official Opposition Progressive Conservatives of Tim Hudak, when the third place social democratic NDP refused to support her provincial budget.
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Former leaders sound the alarm on world's oceans

The health of the world’s ocean is in a dangerous decline and we have five years to do something about it, says an independent commission made up of former heads of state and international organizations. After 18 months of investigation the Global Ocean Commission says the world needs to come up with an integrated rescue package ...

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Decline in science becoming ‘disastrous,’profs say

Government action has severely degraded science in Canada and the role it should play in devising public policy, and that is bad for democracy, say three professors at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario.

Government scientists are no longer allowed to speak freely to the press or to the public and funding for scientific research has been drastically ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

The Bay takes heat, pulls t-shirt

A Toronto woman tweeted a picture Monday of a t-shirt seen in a Hudson's Bay department store showing a quote from British model Kate Moss -- "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" -- inside a mock nutrition label.

Below the photo, @KritsinEff's tweet read: "Nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope

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Bank waives soldier’s moving penalty

A decorated Canadian soldier who fought in Afghanistan was going to have to pay a $7,000 feel for breaking the mortgage on his house after he was medically discharged from the army, reports the CBC. Master Cpl. Martin Pitre needed to sell his house in Pembroke, in the province of Ontario and move back to his hometown of ...

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Manufacturer of flu vaccine in Canada gets warning from U.S. FDA

A company that makes much of Canada’s annual flu vaccine has received a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

GSK Biologicals received a letter of warning from the FDA about conditions at its manufacturing facility at Ste-Foy in the province of Quebec where the company makes flu vaccine for the Canadian and U.S. markets.

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Widow worries changes not made to helicopter

Safety changes were recommended for Sikorsky S-92A helicopters after one crashed five years ago off Canada’s Atlantic shore killing 17 of the 18 people aboard. The widow of one of the victims is frustrated that those changes have not been carried out.

Cougar Flight 491 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on its way to an oil production platform in ...

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Government's choice of new helicopter lacks key safety requirement

The Canadian government has agreed to accept new helicopters to replace Canada's 50-year-old fleet of Sea Kings even though they don't meet a key requirement recommended for marine helicopters by Canada's air safety investigator, according to a report from CBC News on Monday (June 23).

Last Wednesday the government had finally signed a renegotiated contract with helicopter-maker Sikorsky for ...

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Province's Ombudsman notes 37% increase in complaints from public

The Ombudsman of Canada's second most populist province of Ontario says there's been a record 37% increase in complaints to his office in his latest annual report released Monday (June 23).

"This year has been an exceptional one… for both the sheer volume of public complaints and the historic progress that was achieved towards modernizing our mandate," said Ombudsman André Marin.

The ...

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