Gilda Salomone
Gilda Salomone
Gilda Salomone is a multilingual broadcast journalist and web journalist born in Brazil. She has extensive experience as host, producer, columnist and researcher, in radio and television.

Gilda joined Radio Canada International in 2006 and hosted and produced information programmes on a wide variety of topics, in the English, French and Brazilian Sections.

She is a regular contributor to domestic French radio service Radio-Canada and can be heard on the flagship show Medium Large.

On television, Gilda has worked for CJNT-Metro 14, a multicultural TV broadcaster, Radio-Canada and TV5.

Gilda speaks English, French, Portuguese and Spanish fluently.

Indigenous, Society

Aboriginal children charged $46 extra per room in Quebec hotel

A group of young Innu hockey players and their parents were charged $150 per room, per night for rooms that cost $104 for other customers, at the Château Roberval Hotel, in Lac-St-Jean, Que. The players from the Pre-Novice Pessamit team» 


Vandals spray-paint swastikas over Parti Québécois posters, in Longueuil, QC

Parti Québécois candidate Bernard Drainville’s office in Longueuil was the target of graffiti. Thursday morning, campaign posters in the former Minister for Democratic Institutions’s riding were spray-painted with swastikas. One of messages on the building said “Drainville out. Don’t touch my kippa.” Drainville» 


School in Haiti honouring New Brunswick Mountie “a good Canadian story”

Two nuns from Haiti are in Dieppe, New Brunswick to sign an important agreement that will benefit hundreds of young Haitians. Sister Gisèle Chaperon and Sister Kaline Honoré will work at the future Sgt. Mark Gallagher School, in Rivière Froide.» 


U.S. Senate confirms Bruce Heyman as ambassador to Canada

Canada will soon have a new U.S. ambassador. On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Bruce Heyman, a partner at Goldman Sachs in Chicago. Soon after the announcement, Heyman took to Twitter to convey his excitement about the new position.» 

Economy, Society

Mixed performance behind Canada’s 20th place on gender equality index

A recent report by the World Economic Forum places Canada in 20th position among 136 countries on gender equality. The Global Gender Gap Report has been released since 2006 and looks at four measures to determine national gender gaps: economic participation» 


Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain slams Canadian seal hunt ban

A boycott of Canadian seafood products because of seal hunting has attracted support from 42 high-profile US chefs, but certainly not from celebrity chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain. On Monday, he began tweeting a series of messages asking the» 


Costumes honoring Canadian astronaut popular on Halloween

Canadians young and old are dressing up as astronauts for Halloween, and the idea came from Canada’s most popular astronaut himself. Last week, Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station, tweeted out a call for pictures of» 


Foraging moose drive song birds from national park

The singing birds of Gros Morne National Park, on the west coast of Newfoundland, are not happy these days. An increasing population of foraging moose is changing their forest habitat. The moose are creating what’s termed a moose meadow, says Ian Warkentin,» 


The real dangers of Halloween

On Halloween day, October 31st, Canadians are supposed to scare and be scared. But, in their desire to look as terrifying as possible, they may be facing real dangers. Costume contact lenses, for example, can lead to serious eye infections» 


Charter of values would ban kippas, turbans, hijabs for public servants in Quebec

After weeks of debate and speculation, the Parti Québécois finally unveiled details about the proposed charter of Quebec values at the national assembly this Tuesday. If adopted, the legislation would prohibit public employees from wearing kippas, turbans, burkas, hijabs and “large”»