Highlights/Canada

Health, International

‘Water for Life’ initiative by UNICEF raises millions

For the 26th time, UNICEF will hold a gala in the western city of Calgary to raise money for its “Water for Life” campaign. UNICEF says that it and its partners reached 45 million people with improved water supplies in» 

International, Politics, Society

Chronicles of a former Prime Minister

Rt.Hon. Jean Chretien recounts (video below) He entered politics as a young fresh lawyer, and went on to a decades long career, including ten years as Prime Minister of Canada. Imagine you’re invited to a dinner together, and after a» 

Cyber threats to elections examined

Canadians go to the polls in 2019 to elect the federal government, and parliamentary hearings are underway to look at possible online interference. The concern is not so much for the voting system itself. Paper ballots system deemed safer “The» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada can’t collect on billion dollar loan to Chrysler

Largest ever write-off of a loan In 2009, the North-American auto industry was in dire straights. Chrysler was planning to shut down its Canadian operation with thousands of jobs of workers and suppliers. The federal government offered $1.1 U.S billion» 

International

White Helmets to be nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

A Canadian lawyer and former cabinet minister plans to nominate Syria’s White Helmets for the Nobel Peace Prize for their volunteer humanitarian rescue efforts. The 3,000-strong organization says it has saved more than 100,000 civilians during the seven-year civil war.» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Canada Post- Strikes begin in labour dispute

Canada’s national postal union had begun a series of rotating strikes as they seek a better contract with the public mail delivery service. The union representing about 50,000 workers began a series fo rotating strikes at four cities across Canada» 

Politics

Lockheed Martin selected as preferred designer for Canada’s next generation of warships

The federal government is giving a consortium led by U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin the first crack at inking a contract to design Canada’s $60-billion fleet of next generation warships, officials announced Friday. Government officials say the group’s proposed BAE» 

Environment, Health, International

Lyme disease may be vastly under-detected in Canada

A new report by two researchers suggests there may be many more people suffering from Lyme disease than reporte. The researchers from Mt Allison University in New Brunswick, and from the University of Calgary, said that unreliable blood tests are» 

The LINK Online, Oct 19-21, 2018

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc  (video of show at bottom) The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi With circumstantial evidence that appears to point to an extrajudicial killing of the journalist inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, only a few world» 

Society

Union lobbies to save local news

A large Canadian union is sending a delegation of activists and leaders to Ottawa next week to urge the federal government “to take action to address the crisis in Canadian journalism,” announces a news release. Local newspapers and broadcast newsrooms»