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November 2013 Archives

Pendulum Swinging in Favour of Renters

Trying to find a reasonably priced rental in Toronto can be a challenge, but according to a new report, the market may soon shift to favour renters. Ohad Lederer is executive vice-president of Veritas Investment Research. He authored the study and he spoke with Here and Now about it. Listen audio (runs 7:12)

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Turtle House

Tonight, CBC's Anne-Marie Mediwake is hosting a concert to benefit Turtle House, a group that runs arts workshops for families from war torn countries. Here and Now spoke with Turtle House founder and executive director Tamam Mccallum. Listen audio (runs 6:09)

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Airport Expansion Grounded for Now

City Counc. Adam Vaughan responds to news that city staff are suggesting council delay for two years a decision on expanding the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Listen audio (runs 7:32)

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Canada Reads: Stephen Lewis Defends Margaret Atwood

Humanitarian and former UN Ambassador Stephen Lewis spoke to Gill about the Margaret Atwood novel he'll be defending in the upcoming Canada Reads debates. He's one of five panellists just announced today. Listen audio (runs 5:03)

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Food Column: Elton on Fermented Edibles

Our food columnist Sarah Elton was in to tell us about a new business that's into fermentation. The Alchemy Pickle Company is run by Rebekka Hutton. She explained why fermented food is something we should all be eating. Listen audio (runs 6:20)

You can find Rebekkaat the Wychwood Farmers' Market on alternating Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 pm. (She will be there on Nov 30th and then again on Dec 1).

She also sells her products at Stasis Local Foods on Roncesvalles, Live Market in Liberty Village, Karma Co-op and the West End Food Co-op as well as Sanagans Meat Locker in Kensington.

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Ron MacLean on Future of HNIC

Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean speaks to Here and Now about how the blockbuster deal for exclusive broadcast rights between Rogers and the NHL will affect the iconic HNIC. Listen audio (runs 4:57)

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Be A Santa For A Senior

A local homecare provider is asking all of us to be a Santa for seniors in need this holiday season. Sharon Galway of Home Instead Senior Care North York explained why. Listen audio (runs 5:57)

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Toronto: World's Most Youthful City?

An organization that ranks cities on their appeal to young people says Toronto was found to be the planet's most youth-friendly city. Co-founder of Youthful Cities Robert Barnard explains why, Listen audio (runs 6:47)

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2014 Budget

City staff have unveiled their proposed city budget for 2014, which the mayor is calling a return of the gravy train. City budget chief Frank Di Giorgio spoke about why property taxes could be going up next year. Listen audio (runs 5:41)

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Looking Is The Original Sin: A Film

For two decades, Gail Harvey had an idea for a film that explores a complex mother-daughter relationship. In that time, her daughter Katie Boland grew up and became an actress. Now, the two have created LOOKING IS THE ORIGINAL SIN. They spoke with us. Listen audio (runs 7:44)

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Keeping A Job In Retail

Bargain hunting begins today at Sears' Eaton Centre location, as the retailer begins the process of shutting its stores. But for its employees it's the beginning of job hunting. Kendra Coulter is a labour studies at Brock University. She addressed this. Listen audio (runs 7:03)

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Walking to School

Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat speaks at summit about encouraging kids to walk to school. Listen audio (runs 6:36)

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But Was It Democratic?

A day after Mayor Rob Ford was stripped of his powers, a political scientist looks at just how democratic the move was. Gill spoke with Peter Graefe. He teaches politics at McMaster University. Listen audio (runs 6:13)

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Tech Column: Misener on YouTube Backlash

Dan Misener, our technology columnist, looks at the growing backlash against YouTube's new commenting system, and the online petition asking for the company to change the channel back. Listen audio (runs 4:28

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A Weekly Dose of Ritallin: Resignation

As the Rob Ford story and other events from City Hall keep changing, it's getting hard for a news commentator to keep up. Hear how our house poet Greg Frankson wrapped his head, and his words, around the day's latest, for his Weekly Dose of Ritallin. Listen audio (runs 5:37)

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Ford Threatens To Sue Former Staffers

Mayor Rob Ford was back on the offensive today, telling reporters he intends to take legal action against the former staff members who spoke to police. But just how easy will it be for him to take them to court? Lawyer Selwyn Pieters answered. Listen audio (runs 7:03)

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Minnan-Wong Talks ABout his Motion to Remove Ford

Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, a former Ford ally, talks about his motion to remove the mayor from office, and his own political aspirations. Listen audio (runs 8:08)

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Ford Video Broker

New details have emerged in the scandal surrounding Mayor Rob Ford. Guest host Mary Ito spoke with Gillian Findlay of CBC's the fifth estate about their interview with the man who tried to broker the sale of the so-called crack video. Listen audio (runs 5:57)

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Black Veterans

As Remembrance Day approaches, you may be thinking about the contributions people you know have made to this country's military efforts. Guest host Mary Ito spoke with Senator Don Meredith about an event to celebrate black Canadian veterans. Listen audio (runs 6:19)

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A Weekly Dose of Ritallin: Remembrance Day

Greg Frankson, our house poet, honours the veterans of Remembrance Day in his "Weekly Dose of Ritallin". Listen audio (runs 4:09)

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City Hall Panel on New Ford Revelations

Our panel of former City Hall insiders talks about Rob Ford, the city and where it could all end. Listen audio (runs 9:39)

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Toronto's Reputation After Mayor's Revelations

Toronto has an enviable reputation, as a good place to do business. But there are concerns that Mayor Rob Ford's revelations will affect our international reputation. Janet Ecker is president and CEO of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance. Listen audio (runs 6:17)

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Limiting the Mayor's Powers at Council

Councillor John Filion is raising a motion at the next city council meeting. He explained to Gill why and his concerns over the effct the Mayor's scandals are having on the city. Listen audio (runs 7:54)

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Mayor Ford Admits to Smoking Crack

After months of denial, Mayor Rob Ford surprised everyone with the admission that he has smoked crack cocaine. He also promised to remain on the job. Hamutal Dotan is the editor-in-chief of Torontoist. She spoke to Gill about today's revelations. Listen audio (runs 6:38)

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Why The Ford Video is Still Secret

Here and Now's legal expert Chris McCarthy explains why the infamous Ford video remains under wraps - even though so many, including Ford himself, want to see it. Listen audio (runs x:xx)

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Mayor Rob Ford Apologizes

He's said he's sorry and that he'll try to do better... but was Mayor Rob Ford's mea culpa enough to satisfy the citizens of Toronto? Chris Eby is a senior consultant with Navigator. He spoke with Gill. Listen audio (runs 7:25)

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Ford's Future

Municipal law expert John Mascarin explains some of the options that Mayor Rob Ford faces, as he contemplates his future - in office, or out. Listen audio (runs 5:27)

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Halloween Horror Story

Here and Now's annual original Halloween ghost story. Listen audio (runs 6:26)

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