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August 2012 Archives

Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis

Jay sokoloff photo.JPGTomorrow, Mortimer Snodgrass is throwing a party at its popular store in the Old Port.
 It's to support the Quebec Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
 The owner, Jay Sokoloff, has cystic fibrosis.
 He received a lung transplant this summer.

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First-time Voters

voetrs photo.JPGOur First-Time Voter panel returns. 
It's the last installment before the election.
Our panel joined us from the Jean Talon Market.
Jacqueline Di Bartolomeo is 21 and in her 3rd year of economics and journalism at Concordia University.
Samuel Harris is also 21 and a 3rd year history and political science student at McGill University.
And 22 year old Maryam Sabah Aziz just completed her Bachelor's in Political science, also at McGill.And they are all voting in their first provincial election.

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Youth Leaders Debate

youth leaders panel.JPGToday our youth leaders for one final debate.
We've assembled a panel of youth representatives from the four major provincial political parties --they're all young political organizers and candidates under the age of 35.
Jonathon Abecassis is the former VP of the Quebec Wing of the Young Liberals, he's 25-years old
21-year-old Ariane Lefebvre is President of the Parti Quebecois's youth wing in Ville Marie.
Alexandre Leduc is a candidate for Quebec Solidaire in Hochelaga-Maissoneuve and also a founding member of the party. He's 28.
Johnny Kairouz the Coalition Avenir Quebec candidate for Westmount-Saint Louis. He's 31.

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Family of drowned bride calls for stronger security measures near river

Today the family of a new bride who drowned on Friday is asking the municipal council of Rawdon for stronger security measures around Dorwin Falls.
The Falls are about an hour north of Montreal.
Maria Pantazopoulos drowned there while taking photos of herself in her wedding dress in the water near the falls.
Jacques Beauregard is the Mayor of Rawdon.

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Voter Panel

3 ppl.jpgIt's the last full week before the election.
Voters have already been marking ballots in advance polls.
It's time to turn to our Voter panel.
We've been speaking to Montreal voters every Monday since the start of the election.
Elazar Gabay is a small business owner. He works in E-Commerce and lives in Old Montreal.
Leon Mwotia is a bank manager and an MBA student. He lives in Cote-des-Neiges.
Rana Alrabi is a public relations consultant for environmental and human rights organizations.
She lives in Ville Saint Laurent.
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Young author from Montreal-West self-publishes debut novel

author.jpgA young writer from Montreal-West has just self-published his first novel.
Connor McRae is a Loyola High School graduate and the author of Trespasses.

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Alexandre Trudeau

AT226124_10151058806515326_1083203994_n.jpgAlexandre Trudeau, the documentary filmmaker and son of the late Pierre Elliott Trudeau is screening his new film at the Montreal World Film Festival tonight.
It's called, The New Great Game.
It's a look at international politics and how power is shifting from the US and Europe to the Middle East, India and China.
And it's largely about oil.

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Nantali Indongo in Hollywood

Nantalli545931_10151058819780326_1169534878_n.jpgMontreal Hip Hop collective Nomadic Massive are in Los Angeles this weekend for a big showcase.
Nantali Indongo joins me live from Los Angeles now.
She is a member of Nomadic Massive. She is also a member of the Homerun team.

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First-Time Voter Panel

FTpvoters.JPGOur First-Time Voter panel returns.
Jacqueline Di Bartolomeo is 21 and in her 3rd year of economics and journalism at Concordia University.
Samuel Harris is also 21 and a 3rd year history and political science student at McGill University.
And 22 year old Maryam Sabah Aziz just completed her Bachelor's in Political science, also at McGill.
And they are all voting in their first provincial election.

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Youth Leaders Panel

young leaders panel.JPGOur youth leaders are back.
We've assembled a panel of youth representatives from the four major provincial political parties --they're all young political organizers and candidates under the age of 35.
They'll join us every week during the campaign.
Jonathon Abecassis is the former VP of the Quebec Wing of the Young Liberals, he's 25-years old
21-year-old Ariane Lefebvre is President of the Parti Quebecois's youth wing in Ville Marie.       
Alexandre Leduc is a candidate for Quebec Solidaire in Hochelaga-Maissoneuve and also a founding member of the party. He's 28.
Johnny Kairouz the Coalition Avenir candidate for Westmount-Saint Louis. He's 31.
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Nantali Indongo Speaks to Voters

In Less than 2 weeks Quebeckers will decide who is fit to lead the province.
CBC reporter Nantali Indongo went out to speak to voters in Cote-des-Neiges and Park Extension to find out what Montreal voters are thinking about the election campaign.

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Low Voter Turnout Among Anglophones

voterturnout.jpgVoting day is less than two weeks away.
But some electors are not sure if they'll even vote.
The last provincial election had the lowest turnout in decades.
And figures show that ridings that have a high population of anglophones are the ones with the lowest voter turnout.
We're doing a two-part series here at CBC looking at this.
It's called None of the Above.
Sabrina Marandola has been working on this series. She spoke to Homerun host Jeanette Kelly on Homerun earlier today.
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Voter Panel

panelphoto.JPGIt's time to turn to our Voter panel.
Every Monday until election week we'll be speaking to Montreal voters
They'll be talking about the hot-button issues and their impressions on the run-up to September 4th.
Elazar Gabay is a small business owner. He works in E-Commerce and lives in Old Montreal.
Leon Mwotia is a bank manager and an MBA student. He lives in Cote-des-neiges.
Rana Alrabi is a public relations consultant for environmental and human rights organizations.
She lives in Ville Saint Laurent.
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Celebration in Pointe-Calumet ends in injuries

kaylarukavina.jpgA night of celebration at night club near Montreal turned into a nightmare for two Ottawa women.
The women went to the Beach Club in Pointe Calumet on August 12th to celebrate the end of the school year.
But after their outing, one of them spent three days in and out of the hospital.
She claims she was drugged with GHB, a popular date rape drug.
CBC Reporter Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco spoke to Jeanette Kelly from our studio in Ottawa.

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Yolande James

A political poll released today shows support for the Liberal Party slipping. They sit at 28 per cent- down from 31 per cent one week ago. The Parti Quebecois is leading with 33 per cent and Coalition Avenir Quebec is in third with 27 per cent. Yolande James running for re-election for the Liberal Party in Nelligan.

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Son of homophobic pastor speaking at Pride

Nate Phelps is speaking at Montreal Pride this weekend.
He's the estranged son of the head of the Westboro Baptist Church.
It's a strongly homophobic group based in Topeka, Kansas.
Nate Phelps left the church and his family when he was 18.
He's arriving in Montreal tonight for his talk at Montreal Pride tomorrow.
We reached him in Calgary.
http://www.fiertemontrealpride.com/en/pride/programme/nate-phelps/
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First-Time Voters Week 3

Secular charters, referendums and the battle for the anglo vote.
It's been a busy week.Our First-Time Voter panel returns.
Jacqueline Di Bartolomeo is 21 and in her 3rd year of economics and journalism at Concordia University. Samuel Harris is also 21 and a 3rd year history and political science student at McGill University. And 22 year old Maryam Sabah Aziz just completed her Bachelor's in Political science, also at McGill.
And they are all voting in their first provincial election.
(pictured here with R&B singer Karl Wolf)
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Karl Wolf

R'n'B singer, Karl Wolf
He's in Montreal today on his Canadian tour.
And tonight, he'll be performing at the big NASCAR party on Crescent street.
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Montreal's Best Terrasses

Tonight might just be the perfect night to hit your favorite terrasse.
Joanna Fox is a Montreal writer, restaurant reviewer and she's had the tough job of looking into the best terrasses in the city for food.
Her new book "Montreal's Best Terrasses - Dining" is in bookstores now.
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Youth Leader panel

youtheleaderpanel.JPGYoung people are setting the agenda in this campaign.
On Homerun we have assembled a panel of youth representatives from the different parties.
They'll join us every week during the campaign.
Maripier Isabelle is a former president and active member of the Liberal youth commission.
Ariane Lefebvre is President of the Parti Quebecois's youth wing in Montreal.       
Alexandre Leduc is a candidate for Quebec Solidaire in Hochelaga-Maissoneuve and also a founding member of the party.
Our regular panelist Tomer Shavit from the Coalition Avenir Quebec couldn't be with us today. He's recovering from an injury.
We requested a youth leader from the CAQ and the youngest replacement the party could find is Johnny Kairouz.
Kairouz is a 31 year-old candidate for Westmount-Saint Louis.

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Montrealers celebrate Indian independence

indians.JPGToday is the 65th anniversary of India's independence.
To mark the festivities, Montreal's Indian community held a flag raising ceremony.
On Sunday, there is a parade in Parc Extension.
Daljit Singh is the president of India Canada.
Mamta Sharma is the 19-year-old Master of Ceremonies for the parade on Sunday.

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Back to school for CEGEP's

The first day of school at College de Maisonneuve went smoothly.
It's one of seven CEGEP's that voted to end the student strike.
But as Catherine Cullen reports, many students feel the movement isn't over.

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Homerun Voter panel

panel2.jpgEvery Monday until election week we'll be speaking to Montreal voters
They'll be talking about the hot-button issues and their impressions on the run-up to September 4th.
Elazar Gabay is a small business owner. He works in E-Commerce and lives in Old Montreal.
Leon Mwotia is a bank manager and an MBA student. He lives in Cote-des-Neiges.
Rana Alrabi is a public relations consultant for environmental and human rights organizations.
She lives in Ville Saint Laurent.

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Montreal Italian week

davidmarino2.jpgMontreal Italian Week continues this week.
Tonight, 13-year-old jazz and opera singer David Marino is performing.

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CBC political analysts

ANALYSTSphoto.JPGFriday on Homerun Sonali Karnick spoke with our CBC political analysts.
Martin Patriquin is with Macleans Magazine.
Christian Bourque is the Vice-President of research and a senior partner with Leger Marketing

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First-time Voters panel

votersphoto.JPGOur First-Time Voter panel returns. 
Jacqueline Di Bartolomeo is 21 and in her 3rd year of economics and journalism at Concordia University.
Samuel Harris is also 21 and a 3rd year history and political science student at McGill University.
And 22 year old Maryam Sabah Aziz just completed her Bachelor's in Political science, also at McGill.
They are all voting in their first provincial election.

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Bronze medal for the Canadian Women's Soccer Team

wilkinson.jpegEarlier today the Canadian Women's Soccer Team took home a bronze-metal at the London Olympics.
They beat France one nothing.
We spoke to Rhian Wilkinson full back on the team after the game.
She's was on the bus on the way to watch the gold metal match.

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Youth-wing party Leaders

youthphoto.JPGWe've gathered youth leaders from the four major political parties
With the tuition crisis propelling the province into an election.
Young people now, more than ever in recent history, have the power to set the campaign agenda.
We'll be speaking to our youth leaders every week until the end of the election.
Maripier Isabelle is a former president and active member of the Liberal Youth Commission.
Ariane Lefebvre is President of the Parti Quebecois youth wing for the Ville-Marie sector of Montreal.
Tomer Shavit is a youth coordinator with the Coalition Avenir Quebec.

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Yolande James

yolandejames.jpegYolande James of the Quebec Liberal Party is running for re-election in the West-island riding of Nelligan.

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Youth vote

elianne625504_10151020545195326_1245410316_n.jpgThe Quebec director-general of Elections has ordered up new exploratory research to look at the Youth Vote and why it's so weak. The Institute du Nouveau Monde unveils what it found out. The Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec (FEUQ) and the Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec (FECQ) launched their own campaign to get the youth population to vote. Eliane Laberge is the president of the FECQ.
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PQ candidate Jean-Francois Lisée

lisee.jpgLong-time Parti Québecois advisor Jean-Francois Lisée announced he is running for the party this weekend.
Lisée is a political analyst, journalist, author, and well-known sovereigntist thinker.
He's the new PQ candidate in Rosemont.

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Bike ride in solidarity

biki photo.jpgMontreal cycling community is meeting tonight at 6:30PM to ride in solidarity with a bike courrier who was hit by a motorist Thursday morning in the downtown core on De Maisonneuve boulevard. Antoine Ancelin suffered severe head injuries. The latest from our newsroom is that his condition is stable. Cam Novak is a Montrealer participating in tonight's ride.

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First-time Voters panel

ftvoters.JPGHomerun will be speaking with first-time voters every Thursday until the end of the election.
They'll be going to the polls in September for the first time in a provincial election.
Jacqueline Di Bartolomeo is 21 and in her 3rd year of economics and journalism at Concordia University.
Sam Harris is also 21 and is a 3rd year history and political science student at McGill University.
And 22-year-old Maryam Sabah Aziz just completed her Bachelor's in Political science also at McGill.
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Quebec Solidaire excluded from TVA debates

Khadir.JPGThe Quebec leadership debate will air on Radio-Canada August 19.
The Liberal, PQ, CAQ and Quebec Solidaire leaders will all have the chance to represent their parties.
The TVA  network is planning its own leadership debate.
But one party is being excluded from TVA's coverage.
Quebec Solidaire has been dropped, TVA opted for three one-on-one debates with the other leaders.

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CAQ Leader Francois Legault

hi-francois-legault-caq-cp-02224101-8col.jpgPremier Jean Charest launched the election campaign earlier today.
In his opening speech, he framed the campaign as a choice between the PQ and the Liberals, between, in his words "the street and a referendum or jobs and the economy."
Charest didn't once mention Francois Legault and the CAQ.
Francois Legault spoke with Homerun host Steve Rukavina earlier today.

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Youth leader debate

youth election panel.JPGPremier Jean Charest says this election campaign was necessary to allow Quebecers to have their say on the ongoing tuition crisis.
For the first time in recent memory, it is young people that have set the agenda for an election campaign in Quebec.
Homerun has assembled a panel of youth representatives from the different parties.
They will join us every week during the campaign.
Maripier Isabelle is a former president and active member of the Liberal youth commission.
Ariane Lefebvre is president of the Parti Quebecois's youth wing in Montreal.       
Tomer Shavit is youth coordinator with the CAQ.
Alexandre Leduc is a candidate for Quebec Solidaire in Hochelaga-Maissoneuve and also a founding member of Quebec Solidaire.

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