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Columnists: April 2014 Archives

Political panel, April 25: the Supreme Court on senate reform

Well, so much for Senate reform. That's the word from Prime Minister Stephen Harper today, following the ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada. The government CAN stop requiring senators to have a net worth of at least 4 thousand dollars - but that's pretty much it.


The Conservatives appear to be backing down on the controversial Fair Elections Act, too; today they announced they'll consider some major changes. They're also hoping the robocalls scandal has been put to rest once and for all, after yesterday's report by the commissioner of Canada elections. Our political panel, Julie van Dusen and Susan Delacourt, joined us with their take on all this.


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Robert Fontaine reviews Transcendence


Robert reviews the science-fiction thriller starring Johnny Depp that explores the myriad of possibilities of artificial intelligence.




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D is for Dinner: An African Harvest

Farm Radio International, which is based in Ottawa but really does its work in sub-Saharan Africa, is celebrating 35 years of making radio for and by African farmers. And so they're hosting an "African Harvest" dinner on May 1st. One of the chefs involved, Andree Riffou, has been tasked with coming up some African-inspired dishes. She joined us to talk about that challenge, and to share a recipe for lentil hummous.


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