Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cybermagazine - Monday

Display problems? View this newsletter in your browser.

Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday July 7 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Judge rules cut to refugee health care ‘cruel’

Refugee advocates are applauding a Federal Court ruling that cuts to health care for refugee claimants are unconstitutional. And they are calling on the government to reinstate free health care for those who come to Canada seeking refugee status. The government however says it is going to appeal the decision.

Read more...

Canadians make tennis history

It will rank as the greatest day in Canadian tennis history--at least for now.

Three Canadians were in action on Wimbledon's final Saturday. For one, it was all joy. For the two others. Not so much.

First to the women's singles: Eugenie Bouchard, the 20-year-old phenom from Montreal, became the first Canadian woman to ever make the women's ...

Read more...

Trade deals and plant breeder's rights: "It’s a huge failure of our democracies..."

Those are the words of Terry Boehm speaking about international trade deals being negotiated behind closed doors.  He is especially concerned about certain international trade deals affecting farmers access to seed, and ultimately how that will affect consumers. He is currently Chairman of the National Farmers Union, Seed and Trade Committee, and a past president of the organization.

...

Read more...

CANADIAN HEADLINES

New research centre to battle invasive Asian carp

There are great fears about the ecological damage the Asian carp could do if it gets a foothold in the Great Lakes.  The big carp reproduce rapidly and eat vast amounts of plankton –the foundation of the food chain, thereby basically starving out native species.

A new research lab is being created in Burlington Ontario at the Canada Centre for ...

Read more...

Fate of another heritage building uncertain

The fate of the old Chatham jail, is now uncertain.


Early 20th century postcard featuring the "Kent County Jail, in Chatham, Ontario. The exterior has remained virtually unchanged in 165 years

It was built in 1849 before Canada became a country by William ...

Read more...

Wedding photos with tornado go viral

When Canadian couples have a traditional wedding they usually hire a professional photographer to take pictures, but they don’t usually have a tornado in the background of the shots.

Photographer Colleen Niska was snapping photos of a pair of newlyweds in the western prairie province of Saskatchewan when the bride saw the funnel cloud off in the distance. “We ...

Read more...

Boy raises $24,000 for friend’s surgery

Canadian youngsters sometimes sell lemonade on the streets in summer to raise pocket money, but seven-year-old Quinn Callander did it to raise thousands of dollars for expensive surgery for his friend Brayden Grozdanich.

Brayden’s right arm and leg were affected by cerebral palsy and he needs surgery in the United States to enable him to walk again. He could ...

Read more...

Prostitution law hearings begin in Ottawa

Contentious hearings on laws that will affect prostitutes and their clients began Monday before the Commons justice committee in Ottawa.

In December, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down Canada's old prostitution law and gave the government a year to replace it with one that would comply with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Prostitution itself was actually ...

Read more...

Maritimes clean up after massive storm

Tens of thousands of people were still without power across the Maritimes on Monday. They are recovering from post-tropical storm Arthur that swept across the provinces on the weekend, leaving as many a quarter-of-a-million people without electricity.

About 93,000 people in New Brunswick and 50,000 others in Nova Scotia remain without power on Monday.

New Brunswick's capital of ...

Read more...

IN DEPTH

 



Radio Canada International
1400, boulevard René-Lévesque Est
Montréal (Québec)
Canada
H2L 2M2