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Tax credit for using public transit removed

The idea was introduced  in 2006 under the Conservative government as a “green” measure. In the face of climate change and a desire to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the public transit tax credit was instituted to encourage people to leave» 

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Old mining waste becomes new gold in north Ontario

with files from:   Northern Ontario Business: N Tollinsky;    CBC: M von Stackelberg New technology and interest in electric cars has brought a rush of interest in a tiny old mining town in northern Ontario. Red balloon shows Cobalt Ontario,» 

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Canada’s big prize for literary non-fiction

It’s called the RBC-Taylor prize and this year marks the 16th awarding of the prize. Awarded to Canadian authors the $25,000 prize is awarded to the book is judged to best demonstrate a superb command of the English language, an» 

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Talking about alzheimer: news and reports from RCI

U of T scientist wins top prize in brain research Graham Collingridge © Canadian Press/Hand out photo The University of Toronto chair of physiology Graham Collingridge has won what is touted as “the Nobel Prize of Neuroscience” for his work on» 

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Your choices, our promise!

You took the time to tell us about the stories, the interviews and the kind of in-depth coverage you wanted to see from Radio Canada International. Now they are all in one place and you get to tell us which» 

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Best tourist marketing ploy ever? Or worst? Or joke?

Is it a brilliant marketing ploy for promoting tourism to Regina, the capital city of the prairie province of Saskatchewan? Or, is it some incredibly lame idea that somehow made it past the bureaucrats, perhaps getting a government approval signature» 

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Ontario makes a move on water bottling

Recent events in the province of Ontario have brought the issue of water extraction into the headlines, especially concerning water bottling companies. As in other provinces, the fee in Ontario for commercial water extraction is extremely low. In Ontario the» 

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Talking about diabetes: news and reports by RCI

According to the Canadian Diabetes Association over 3.4 million Canadians lived with diabetes in 2015 and that number is expected to rise to 5 million in 2025, representing over 12% of the population. In 2008-2009, 1 in 10 deaths in Canada» 

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Canadian History: Learn more with Marc Montgomery

Marc Montgomery brings back forgotten chapters of canadian history to Radio Canada International. Read his latest contributions below.  Canada history: Jan 10 1920- Founding of the League of Nations The world had finally worn itself out. The First World War» 

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Who are the Canadians of Arab origins?

Arab Canadians are not a recent addition to the Canadian mosaic. It is widely believed the first Arab immigrant was a Lebanese man who arrived in Canada in 1882. Ibrahim Abou Nader came from the city of Zahleh, then in»