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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday July 10 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

York University's new video series tells the story of WWI

In another effort to mark the centennial of the First World War, a Canadian university has created a series of short analyses of various aspects of those horrific and world changing years.   They’ve also been made available to everyone through YouTube

William Wicken is professor of history at York University in Toronto, and one of the co-ordinators of the ...

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Survey shows alarming trend in teenage driving habits

Everybody, please note. "Texting While Driving" is not the name of an up-and-coming rock group.

Rather, it is a phenomenon that--to say the least--appears to be very widespread in Canada among young people.

How widespread?

According to the 2013 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey, a biannual study conducted for the Centre for Addiction and Mental ...

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Warming will change wetlands, release CO2: study

An innovative experiment indicates climate change will dramatically change the plants that dominate Canada’s vast northern wetlands, and that may cause a massive release of carbon dioxide, possibly increasing the effects of climate change. Scientists have predicted this before, but researchers from Western University in Ontario have used a different method and come to the same conclusion.
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CANADIAN HEADLINES

More evidence of "collateral damage" from farm use of pesticide

Fingers are once again being pointed against a commonly used farming pesticide family called neonicotinoids.

These insecticides are widely used “prophylactically” on Canadian farms, often as a coating on corn, soy, and canola seed, but also on wheat, oats, potatoes, fruit, and on commercial production of flowers. Millions of hectares of Canadian farmland is cultivated using "neonics".

A ...

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Minister threatens to shut Eritrean consulate

The Eritrean consulate must stop collecting a “diaspora tax” from Eritrean-Canadians or Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he will shut it down. This is the latest of Baird’s attempts to get the consulate to stop demanding expatriates pay two per cent of their incomes. Last year, he expelled Consul General Semere Ghebremarian O. Micael.

The UN has condemned ...

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Looking for free trade between provinces

Trade and labour barriers between Canadian provinces are such that it could soon become easier for a European company to get a government contract in one Canadian province, than it would be for a Canadian company from a different province.

The premiers of three western provinces have signed a letter urging their counterparts to modernize the Agreement on International ...

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Supreme Court issues new ruling on sexual assaults

Canada's Supreme Court has ruled that victims of sexual assault cannot have police records used against them in court if those records are not related to the case in question.

Current federal law permits defence lawyers limited access to the medical records of sex-assault victims.

However, they are given access to records that are made by police investigators ...

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Debate over securities regulator continues

The politicking over the federal government's push to create a national securities regulator continues.

On Wednesday, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick signed on to an agreement-in-principle, joining Ontario and British Columbia in supporting the creation of a single watchdog to replace a province-by-province system.

Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver called it a “landmark day.”

But shortly afterwards, Quebec ...

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Part-time and summer jobs good for young teens

They call them by the derogatory term “McJobs”. These are the low-wage service industry jobs such as working at a fast food chain.

For teens however who work evenings, weekends, or during the summer holidays, it seems they are a building block to greater success in later life.

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IN DEPTH

 



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