September 2013

Are Islamist terrorists succeeding in driving a wedge between religions and cultures ...and damaging Islam itself?

Islamist threat: The brutal attack on shoppers in a Nairobi mall is the latest of several around the world specifically targeting non-Muslims. Are Islamist terrorists...

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Are unpaid internships a good way to get a start in the job market?

Internships: A string of stories have surfaced over the past months about overwork, exploitation and even death among young interns eager to break into their...

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On the phones: All work and no pay in the hotel business

by Ariel Fournier Anthony Kirby, from Montreal Quebec, retired eight years ago and speaks with a soft brogue when fondly recalling his forty years working in...

Should public servants be banned from wearing religious clothing and jewelry?

The Quebec values charter: The PQ government plans to ban public employees from wearing visible signs of their religion such as head scarves, turbans and...

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On the phones: Reaction from callers to the proposed Quebec Charter of Values.

By Sheema Ahanin"This charter is completely appalling. It's a charter of values ...where are the values if we are taking rights away?" Sarah Cohen, from...

On the phones: A job can mean sacrificing some values.

By Luke VandezandeBefore you measure his mohawk, Jacob Gettins, 22, stands about six feet tall . He's more like seven-foot-six if you count the hairdo.His...

Can anything be done to stop the bloodshed in Syria?

Syria: The tragedy of the war-torn nation confounds the world.  Take a stand against a dictator who uses chemical weapons against his own people ...and...

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Checkup listeners share personal perspectives on Syrian crisis

By Ariel FournierNassad Jabakhanji calls his sister in Damascus from Toronto every week over Skype, whenever she can get a good enough internet connection. "Honestly, she...

Is it harder for young adults to launch into the job market today than a decade ago?

Generation Flux: Hefty bills and poor job prospects are sending more adult children back to live with their parents. How long is too long to...

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Stories from Checkup: After university - debt and no jobs.

By Luke VandezandeKathryn Newman-Renwick's voice carried a sunny tone as she answered her phone at about 11:15 a.m. on Labour Day. She was in the...
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