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Past Episodes: April 2013 Archives

Scientists take exception with Yukon MP's letter

Yukon Member of Parliament Ryan Leef was asked a question by a constituent, and his response has prompted a lot of criticism.

Leef received a letter asking the federal government do more to protect polar bears and their habitat. Leef responded a letter of his own that quoted a study that indicated polar bear populations are growing and that reports to the contrart are "pessimistic."

Dr. Steven Amstrup is with the conservation group Polar Bears International, and he says Leef is simply wrong.

Click on the link below to hear him speak with Dave.

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Federal government could derail TRC process

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has asked the federal government to release more documents associated with residential schools in Canada, and so far the government has refused.

If that doesn't change, critics are concerned the entire reconciliation process could be adversly affected.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Queen's University professor Sam McKegney, who has studied residential schools and the effect.

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Over the top texting comes with a price

Canadians send a lot of text messages, millions of them each and every day, as a matter of fact, and more and more of them are sent using so-called "over the top" services like iMessage and BBM messenger.

Those services are supposed to be free, but as Airplay's tech columnist Dan Misener explains, they do come with a cost.

Click on the link below to hear Dan speak with Dave.

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