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Toronto SARS relief concert: Getting Toronto back on its feet, or dumb publicity stunt?

Floods, famine, fire and drought — when disaster strikes at home and around the world, Canadians are ready to help. For musicians and actors, helping often means organizing large relief concerts. These shows are great entertainment and have raised millions of dollars. But at times, critics have questioned the long-term benefit of these extravaganzas. CBC Archives looks back at some of Canada's disaster relief concerts.

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Politicians square off on whether Toronto Rocks will help the city recover from the SARS outbreak.
Medium: Radio
Program: The Current
Broadcast Date: July 30, 2003
Guest(s): Peter Kormos, Dennis Mills
Host: Evan Solomon
Duration: 19:15

Last updated: December 12, 2012

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