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September 2012 Archives

Ellen Gabriel on why she's against the Plan Nord

Several groups protested the Plan Nord in the streets of Montreal. Tonight the ex-head of the Quebec Native Women's Association will present her case.

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Birthing stress

McGill psychologist Deborah Da Costa on a study showing a small minority of women can experience anxiety levels similar to combat soldiers.

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QC women's group wants Rona Ambrose to resign

Alexa Conradi says she should step down for voting in favour of the Woodworth motion. 

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Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois in court

CLASSE rep Jérémie Bédard-Wein on his ex-colleague's continuing court case.

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Compromising videos shown at inquiry

Ivan Slobod on damaging testimony at the Charbonneau Commission

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Walking to school and drop-off worries

A study says Montreal is the most dangerous place in Quebec for elementary school children walking to school.
Principal Donna Manos tells Homerun what she does to ensure her students' safety as they get dropped off at school.

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Quebec's new finance minister

Nicolas Marceau tells Homerun that he wants to abolish the health tax in the first 100 days of the PQ government

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Veteran climber on Himalayan avalanches

voyer.jpgThe search for a St-Jerome climber has been called off for the day.
Dominique Ouimet is missing after an avalanche in Mount Manaslu in Nepal.
Bernard Voyer is a Montreal-based mountain-climber.

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New PQ Cabinet

pqcabinet.jpegPremier Pauline Marois met with her new cabinet today
Tim Duboyce is at the National Assembly

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Harry Belafonte

belafontejpg.jpgThe legendary Harry Belafonte is in Montreal to receive the 2012 Humanitarian Prize at the Montreal International Black Film Festival. 
He is also going to present a documentary on his life, called Sing Your Song.
Pierre Landry sat down with Harry Belafonte earlier today.

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Literary Death Match

DOC.JPGTonight, Literary Death Match comes to Montreal
Todd Zuniga is the founder of this international reading series.
Natalia Yanchak is a member of Montreal band, The Dears.
She is one of the judges

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Documentary film Canada's national art form

yanick and sarah.JPGToday an online petition by the Documentary Organization of Canada is gathering steam
The DOC is calling on the federal government to make documentary film Canada's official art form.
Montreal documentary filmmakers Yanick Letourneau and Sarah Spring are the co-vice presidents of DOC Quebec.

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Charbonneau Commission resumes

The Charbonneau Commission resumed today. That's the public inquiry looking into corruption in the construction industry
 Antonio Nicaso writes about the global impact of the mafia especially in Canada.

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Infoman on Metropolis Security

infoman.JPGJean René DuFort, otherwise known as Infoman.
His cheeky current affairs show airs weekly on Radio Canada.

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NHLPA talks

darche.jpegFree agent Mathieu Darche (formerly of the Montreal Canadiens) is in New York City on behalf of the National Hockey League Players Association. They are in talks with the NHL this week.

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Haitian Montreal family reunited

 Today Montrealer Neil Armand is trying to bring his niece Nebge, or Gigi, home
 Gigi's family was killed in the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.
 Neil and his wife Karen have been trying to bring her to Montreal for two years.
 Neil Armand joins me now on the line from Port-au-Prince.

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Montrealer marking 9/11

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Today is the 11th anniversary of the World Trade Centre attacks in New York City.
Hendrik Brussen is a former New Yorker now living in Montreal.

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Long-gun registry ruling

meagangunregistry.JPGToday the Quebec superior court ruled the province will be allowed to keep information from the federal long-gun registry.
Meaghan Hennegan is a gun control advocate. She was one of the students shot at Dawson College six years ago
She was at the courthouse today.

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CRTC hearings on Bell/Astral

faguy.JPGToday is the first day of the CRTC hearings on whether Bell will be allowed to buy Astral Media.
Steve Faguy is a media blogger and a writer for The Gazette.
He was at the hearings today.

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Cult MTL Print Edition

mirror 003.jpgCult MTL, an online magazine is publishing a print edition.
It was founded by former editors and writers from the Montreal Mirror.
Lorraine Carpenter is the music editor for Cult MTL.
Brendan Fletcher is Cult MTL's creative director.

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Security at Metropolis

Today at least one person who was at the Metropolis with Pauline Marois is critical of the security detail.
A man was killed and another injured near the rear entrance.
CBC reporter Sean Henry is following this story

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McGill reacts to PQ promise to cancel tuition hike

mcgill.jpegToday McGill University is speaking out about the Parti Québecois' promise to cancel the tuition hike.
Olivier Marcil is Vice-Principal of External Relation at McGill.

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PQ MNA Bernard Drainville

bernardDrainville.jpegToday Jean Charest met with Pauline Marois to discuss the transfer of power to the Parti Quebecois.
Bernard Drainville was re-elected for the PQ  in the riding of Marie-Victorin.

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Charest steps down

Jean Charest stepped down as leader of the liberal party earlier today.
Kathleen Weil is the Liberal MNA for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.
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CAQ MNA Gerard Deltell

The Coalition Avenir Quebec now holds the balance of power in the National Assembly.
Gerald Deltell won his seat for the CAQ in his Chaveau riding.
Deltell is the former leader of the ADQ.
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Voter Panel

panel2.jpgOn Monday our voter panel convened for the last time before the election.
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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