RCI is CBC/Radio-Canada’s multilingual service, providing audiences with an opportunity to discover and, above all, to understand and gain insight into the reality of Canadian society, along with its cultural and democratic values.

Immigration & Refugees

Immigration: benefit or burden?

Is immigration an opportunity, an asset for Canada or just a costly burden for Canadians? It’s a complex question to which there are no easy answers: there are so many conflicting figures, cases, ideological constructs, or simply political spin, perceptions» 

Discovering Canada with RCI

You want to know more about Canada? Explore the country from one coast to the other? Find out about its political system and people? Visit Radio Canada international special section Discovering Canada.

Politics, Society

The Gun debate in Canada: Where lies truth? Part-1

(public commenting open at bottom- comments will be posted after moderating) The first of a series of responses to claims about guns in Canada Canada is facing a federal election in October 2019. With an apparent increase in criminal use» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

Canadian circus troupe concerned about Saudi performance

Canada’s Cirque du Soleil has become the world renowned leader in amazing theatrical performances. With several different shows being performed in locations around the world, the latest in their many mega hit performances is called “Toruk-the First Flight” and is» 

Environment, Politics, Society

Urgent call to save northern Ontario caribou

A group of environmental organisations has come together in an open letter urging the federal government to act quickly to save two small herds of boreal caribou. The letter blames provincial mismanagement for the herds decline. Ecojustice on behalf of» 


Sketches of Life

Radio Canada International and its partners collaborated to bring you soundscapes and images of similar places in each of our countries: Canada, Poland, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Romania. 1st episode: churches 2nd episode: train stations 2nd episode: Train stations» 

Health, Society

Growing old in Canada: news and reports from RCI

Seniors are a growing segment of the Canadian population. According to Statistics Canada, there could be 40,000 people over the age of 100 by 2051! What are the challenges of growing old in Canada? Read Radio Canada International reports on» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Immigration: benefit or burden?

(First published in March 2017) As soon as the word “immigration” is uttered, it incites a litany of opinions and questions. Is there a Canadian equivalent of the American dream for immigrants? Who are these immigrants to Canada? Where do» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian bank pushing for more digital and self-serve clients

Canada’s TD bank (Toronto-Dominion) the country’s largest lender,  wants to boost the percentage of its self-serve routine transactions to 90 per cent. Rizwan Khalfan, chief digital and payments officer says right now about 80 per cent of routine transactions are» 


RCI Microsite: Democracy and Religions – From one prayer to another

Everyone knows that anything to do with religion is a delicate subject, complex and open to diverse interpretations. The ambition of this Radio Canada International project is not to look at religions per se, but rather to examine and understand»