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Anniversary of Radio Canada International, 75 today

Today is an auspicious day for RCI. It was February 25, 1945 that the CBC International Service began shortwave broadcasting to Europe. It was designed at the time to provide accurate news to occupied areas in English French and German,» 

International, Religion, Society

Report finds religious icon Jean Vanier guilty of sexual abuse

A report about a prominent Canadian religious icon who founded an organization that helped improve living conditions for people with developmental disabilities around the world is sending shock waves through the country’s Roman Catholic community. The Associated Press news agency,» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Religion, Society

It’s World Radio Day!

In 2011 UNESCO declared February 13th to be World Radio Day, which was adopted by the U.N General Assembly as an ‘international day’ the following year. This year the theme is diversity. Radio Canada International joined with four other broadcasters» 

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More Canadian content, and streaming services should pay

An independent panel reviewing electronic media in Canada has released a long awaited report. Canada’s Broadcast Act hasn’t been updated since 1991,  well before the arrival of the internet and streaming services like Netflix, Prime, Crave, Apple, Spotify and Amazon» 

Religion, Society

Quebec remembers tragic mosque shooting three years later

Mamadou Tanou Barry, Azzedine Soufiane, Abdelkrim Hassane, Ibrahima Barry, Aboubaker Thabti and Khaled Belkacemi. Those were the names of the six men who were shot and killed three years ago today while they were worshiping at the Grande Mosquée de» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Religion, Society

75 years after horrors of the Holocaust, anti-Semitism continues

This week saw the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the biggest of the Nazi death camps, camps where a total of about six million Jews were murdered. The hope was that the lesson was learned that myths, mistrust, and» 

Politics, Religion

Canada History: 28 Jan, 1916: Manitoba is the first to grant the vote to women.

Roughly 120 years ago, Canada was starting to feel the effects of an international social upheaval. Women around the world were demanding the right to vote in elections. Although there had been stirrings of a women’s voting movement long before,» 

Health, International, Politics, Religion, Society

Remembering the horrors of Auschwitz-75th anniversary of liberation

Seventy-five years ago, on this day, January 27, 1945, that one of the greatest tragedies in history came to an end. Soviet troops entered the extermination camps known as Auschwitz-Birkenau to find 7,000 starving prisoners still alive. Auschwitz was the» 

Health, Politics, Religion, Society

Canadian opinions on social issues, religion, media trust

Where do Canadians stand on a variety of social issues? A newly released national poll by the non-profit Angus Reid institute gives the current snapshot on several issues. On assisted dying, the federal government public consultation is about to wrap» 

Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Religion, Society

Black History Month: Canada Post celebrates with another stamp

Hockey is Canada’s national winter sport, but historical racism was strong as it was in many other aspects of society, and the teams were white as the snow. It is little known that in the eastern Maritime provinces, black churches,»