Link hosts: Lynn Desjardins, Marc Montgomery, Levon Sevunts

Link hosts: Lynn Desjardins, Marc Montgomery, Levon Sevunts
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The Link Online Sat. April 30, 2016

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Nine out of ten Muslim Canadians are optimistic about life under PM Justin Trudeau’s government. © CP/Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press

A survey released this week, concerning the attitudes and perceptions of Muslims in Canada made widespread headlines. It suggests that more Muslim-Canadians are proud to be Canadian even though, more than a third reported having experienced discrimination. It also found that the majority of Muslims are open to integrating into Canadian society, contrary to what many other Canadians may think.

Lynn Desjardins looked further into the findings of the survey, conducted by Environics.

The Priest-Mr.Kiyoshi Miyasaki pointing out some of the records on lake ice and the omiwatari. His data sheet summarizing the records are on the table.-(Nov-3-2005)
Mr.Kiyoshi Miyasaki, a priest, with some of the records on lake ice and the omiwatari. (Nov. 3, 2005) © JJ Magnuson

Climate records from many, years ago, in Japan and Europe, reveal what scientists already know: the climate has warmed substantially since the dawn of the industrial age. Marc Montgomery spoke with biology professor, Sapna Sharma, at York University in Toronto find out more about the research from a very different times and places.

A classroom in a Makani Centre where Syrian children are working to be able to enter the Jordanian education system in August. © UNICEF/UN01437/Morley

The Canadian government announced $34 million (Cdn) in additional funding for UNICEF Canada. David Morley, CEO of the organization, was in Jordan this week to see where the money is being put to work. Carmel Kilkenny spoke to him to find out how things have changed since his last visit to the country that is currently hosting more than half a million refugees. Water and sanitation systems currently being installed in one of the biggest refugee camps is improving quality of life and well-being, but they signal the end of the dream of many, that they’ll be returning home to Syria, soon.

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