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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday July 24 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Bombardier Aerospace bids adieu to 1800 employees

Bombardier announced  a reorganization of its aerospace division yesterday, that will result in the eventual loss of 1800 positions, including that of CEO.

Guy Hachey, 59, who came to the company six years ago from a 30-year career in the automotive industry at General Motors and Delphi Automotive Systems, will retire now.  Corporate ...

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Conflict grows over charity audits

Another salvo has been fired in a long-running Canadian culture war that pits civil libertarians and their allies against Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative Party government and its supporters.

Mr. Harper's most ardent critics say he is a master of the fine art of wedge politics and is pandering to his socially conservative base by vindictively targeting organizations who ...

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The first humans to reach North America were boat people, documentary says

REBROADCAST

For a long time science told us that the first people to reach the North American continent arrived here on foot after the last Ice Age. But, scientists are finding evidence that suggests otherwise. They think the first humans came in boats thousands of years earlier than previously thought. We spoke to anthropologist, Dr. Niobe Thompson who hosts a documentary ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Elvis is in the country - at the Collingwood Elvis Festival!

Elvis tribute artists are coming from all over North America and Europe, as well as one from Australia, to compete and mingle with the crowds who still love the King.

Collingwood, Ontario is celebrating the 20th anniversary this year of its annual "Elvis Festival".  And to honour the occasion the festival will feature ...

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Canadian Open underway

It's been 60 years since a Canadian has won the Canadian Open.  This year could be the year to make Canadian golf history.

Mike Weir, 44, one of 19 Canadians in the running, told CBC Sports in an interview today, "It's going to end at some point, so hopefully, if not myself, it's another Canadian that ...

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BC man is charged in terrorism case

A British Columbia man has become the first person charged under a 2013 Canadian law that criminalizes travel for the purpose of terrorism.

The RCMP's Integrated National Security Enforcement Team on Wednesday identified the man as 25-year-old Hasibullah Yusufzai, of Burnaby, BC, a Vancouver suburb.

In a statement, the RCMP said Mr. Yusufzai left for Syria on Jan. ...

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Baird again slams United Nations over Gaza

Canada's foreign affairs minister has unleashed more criticism of the United Nations. John Baird said Wednesday the United Nations Human Rights Council is singling out Israel and failing to mention Hamas in resolution on the conflict in Gaza.

His comments came after the Council voted 29-1 to authorize an international commission of inquiry to investigate all alleged abuses since ...

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XX Commonwealth Games open in Glasgow

The XX Commonwealth Games are underway in Scotland.  The opening ceremonies took place today welcoming 4,500 athletes from 72 countries.

Canada'a team of 265 athletes is the largest ever participating in the event that has continued for 84 years.

Over the next 12 days Canadians will compete with some of the other Commonwealth stars, such as ...

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Cirque du Soleil latest cancellation in Tel Aviv

Cirque du Soleil is the latest group to cancel upcoming performances in Israel.

Promoters Marek Lieberberg and Shuki Weiss, said in a statement today: “We have to announce the postponement of Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam to 2015,”

Performances by the Montreal-based international entertainment extravaganza were scheduled daily, from August 6th to the 21st at the Nokia ...

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