Highlights / Switzerland

On this day, a pseudo religious doomsday cult l'Ordre du Temple Solaire, began its series of murders and collective suicides in Quebec (Radio-Canada)

International, Society

History Canada: October 4,1994: An international cult tragedy begins

Sex, money, strange rituals and mysticism, charismatic leaders, weapons, doomsday belief. All these elements above typically associated to varying degrees with cults, came to a head on this day in international death and murder starting in a quiet town in »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Public broadcasting threatened- Switzerland case

skype video interview at bottom of story Swiss referendum may decide to close public broadcasting When radio started in the early part of the last century, most countries established a national public broadcasting system; first radio, then television, and now »

Economy, Highlights, Politics, Society

Guaranteed income-coming to Canada?

It’s an old idea, and it goes by various names; guaranteed minimum income, basic income, guaranteed annual income, universal income, even, negative income tax. The idea is that all citizens would be given a minimum basic amount of money to »

Economy, International, Politics

Trudeau’s Davos speed dating game

The World Economic Forum in Davos might be the world’s biggest schmoozing fest for the rich and powerful but it’s not a cakewalk. Just looking at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Thursday Twitter feed will make you dizzy. First, a meeting »

International, Politics

PM Trudeau to attend World Economic Forum in Davos

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Davos, Switzerland, next week to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, the prime minister’s office (PMO) announced Monday. Trudeau will be at the WEF from January 20 to 23, 2016, »