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Politics, Society

Canada’s public broadcaster announces new cuts to Radio Canada International

Officials at CBC/Radio-Canada announced a fresh round of cuts at Radio Canada International (RCI) on Thursday as part of a “major transformation” of the beleaguered international service of Canada’s public broadcaster. A joint statement released by Radio-Canada executive vice-president Michel »

International, Politics, Society

Huge U.S. funding cuts to produce ‘a risky world’: former diplomat

Foreign Policy magazine reports the Trump administration will cut the U.S. State Department’s budget by 40 per cent which will lead it to cut funding to the United Nations by more than half. The U.S. spends about $10 billion yearly »

Economy, Highlights, International, Politics, Society

Surprise move in international trade. Canada loses

(comments to all RCI stories may be added by scrolling to the very bottom of any story page) US President Trump has been railing against the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, as he says it’s been allowing American companies »

Health, Politics, Society

Hospitals scramble to manage bed closures

Funding shortfalls have obliged some hospitals in Montreal to close beds and forced one to double up patients in rooms intended for one person only, reports the Montreal Gazette. The Jewish General Hospital built a new wing to house single »