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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday July 29 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Prime minister impugned integrity of chief justice: world jurists

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the former justice minister should apologize for impugning the integrity of head of the Supreme Court, says an international panel of jurists.

In 2013, Harper suggested that Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin acted inappropriately by contacting him about the legality of the nomination of a new judge to the Supreme Court. In an unusual move, the ...

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Renewed mission to find the lost Franklin ships

The lost ships of the 1845 voyage represent the only Canadian National Historic Site whose location is unknown to anyone.

This August, the government, including the Coast Guard, the Navy, scientists, divers, researchers and agencies like the Royal Canadian Geographical Society are mounting the biggest search effort in years to find the lost ships, Erebus and Terror, and try ...

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Revenue Canada charity audits continue to stir the political pot

Finally speaking to the simmering controversy over its political-activities audits, the Canadian Revenue Agency says it is going by the book.

Long-standing debate on the matter flared up again last week after two charities, PEN Canada, a member of the world-wide free-speech advocate, PEN International, and Karios, which works mainly overseas and is administered by the United Church of Canada, ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Waiting for First Nations communities to reveal finances

A new law passed last year requires Canada’s aboriginal communities to post their financial statements online.  This includes the salaries that the Chiefs and the band councillors pay themselves.

The law called the “First Nations Financial Transparency Act” requires First Nations leaders to post the previous year’s financial information online within 120 days after the ...

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Canadian diplomats leave Libya, people told to leave

In light of increasing violence in Libya, Canada has temporarily closed its embassy in Tripoli and is warning Canadians to leave the country.

Canadian diplomats will operate out of Tunisia for now. On its website, the government notes “This is a temporary measure and has no relation to our continuing and long-standing diplomatic relations with ...

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Massive bee loss in Ontario

Highest documented loss in Ontario 

The latest report from Canada’s beekeepers shows overwinter losses in Ontario this year were the highest in Canada at 58%

A typical winter loss in Canada is around 15%.

 Paul Kozak, provincial apiarist for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. is quoted in ...

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CPR method questioned

Canadians are encouraged to get Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training to enable them to help revive someone who has had a heart attack. Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in Canada. The problem is the method for CPR changed in 2010 and a new study indicates the change may not have been a good one.

Chest ...

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Inquiry into mass transit problems begins in Vancouver

An independent review of Metro Vancouver's rapid-transit system was set to begin Tuesday.

It follows two shutdowns this month that stranded thousands of commuters, and in some some cases forced passengers to pry open doors and exit trains along elevated tracks.

The investigation is being led by Gary McNeil. He is the former head of Go Transit, the ...

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Inuit want NEB review of Arctic seismic testing

A tiny community in Canada's Arctic wants a judicial review of a National Energy Board decision that approves seismic testing for oil and gas in nearby waters.

The testing is scheduled to begin next summer and will be carried out by consortium based in Norway.

People in the hamlet of Clyde River, located along the east coast of ...

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