Thursday: Mexican woman airport suicide, drug trafficking deforestation, stolen violin, Moncton castle, and more...



Death before deportation. Canadian Border Services comes under fire, after a woman hangs herself in a holding facility in Vancouver, rather than be forced to return to Mexico.

EI, EI, oh. The Finance Minister is expected to announce an elimination of the deficit in next month's budget -- but the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says he's doing it on the backs of Canadian workers via surplus Employment Insurance payments.

Boost or bust. Ontario's Labour Minister tells us about her plan to raise minimum wage and peg it to inflation -- which critics believe is a too-small step in the right direction.

Illuminating the darkness. Last night, George Smitherman told us about his late husband's struggle with depression -- and tonight, you express your gratitude that he did.

They've stopped the gravy train -- and everyone's climbing aboard. Montreal invites other cities to enjoy an entire week dedicated to poutine in all its forms -- and for gourmands, home is where the heartburn is. a speaking of manor. For the price of a broom closet with a sink and a hotplate in Vancouver, you can buy your very own castle in Moncton, New Brunswick -- although it needs a little work, and looks haunted.

As It Happens, the Thursday edition. Radio that's afraid of its own château.

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