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Arts & Entertainment, Health, International

Olympics cancellation: International pressure grows

– Canada first country to officially pull out. It seems now its more a question of not if, but when, the International Olympic Committee will announce the summer games in Tokyo are off. Canada has announced that it will not »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Amazon rainforest fires: world concern

Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest are up over 145 per cent from last year according to Greenpeace, and many are blaming it directly on human causes.  In fact many, including French President Emmanuel Macron, lay the blame at the foot »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Trudeau calls for world leaders to do more to protect the environment

As tens of thousands of wildfires ravage the Amazonian rainforest, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has joined the rising chorus of Western leaders saying more needs to be done to protect the “lungs of the planet.” Trudeau joined his French counterpart, »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

A new step towards beating the Zika virus

With some 70 countries now reporting evidence of mosquito-borne Zika, the disease has now become a world-wide concern. Current detection technology for the virus is limited in reliability and costly.  Researchers at Western University in Ontario have developed a faster, »

Economy, International, Politics

Government loan to Bombardier draws complaint from Brazil

The Canadian government announced it will provide Bombardier $372.5 million in interest-free loans, and Brazil will formally complain about it to the World Trade Organization. The complaint will argue that the loans give the Quebec-based Bombardier an unfair advantage over »

International, Society

Oops Pan Am cyclists take wrong turn.

Well, it could have been serious, but thankfully wasn’t.  It was however a bit of a different situation for police on Toronto area highways. Toronto traffic is congested at the best of times, and with the new PanAm games “HOV” »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Politics Today – October 13, 2013

On this edition of Politics Today RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda focuses on the decision by Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper to boycott the Commonwealth Summit in Sri Lanka. He also deals with the questions raised by alleged spying by Canada’s ultra »

Economy, International, Politics

Brazil’s president furious over spying, Canada looking into matter

Allegations that Canada’s Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC) spied on Brazil’s Mines and Energy Ministry continue to raise questions in both countries. On Sunday (October 6) a Brazilian television reported on the spying. The Globo TV network worked on »