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October 2012 Archives

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeauphoto.JPGToday Justin Trudeau sat down with Homerun's Sue Smith.This was his first in-studio interview with CBC Montreal since announcing his run for leader of the federal Liberal Party.

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Quarter de l'Innovation

Right now people from all over the world are in Montreal talking about innovation. In fact,there's a project that is working on creating an innovation district right here in the city. Dr. Phil Barker sits on the planning committee for that innovation district---he's also the Interim Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute.

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http://www.mcgill.ca/qi/

The Giller Prize

Tonight they will be handing out the Giller Prize--one of Canada's most prestigious literary awards for English fiction. 3 of the 5 writers on the Giller shortlist are from Montreal. Kim Thuy is up for her book Ru. Homerun's Pierre Landry and Sue Smith spoke to Kim while she was getting ready for tonights event.

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Benoit Huot

 Today 79 Olympic and Paralympic athletes from the Montreal area will be honoured at City Hall. Benoit Huot is a paralympic swimmer and won gold, silver and bronze medals in London. He was also the flagbearer for Team Canada at the closing ceremonies. He spoke to Homerun's Sue Smith on the way to the event.

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CRTC says no to BELL

This afternoon the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission -CRTC - decided that Bell will NOT be allowed to purchase Astral Media. Richard Paradis is the President of Le Groupe CIC, a research group that looks into broadcasting issues in Canada.

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CHARBONNEAU COMMISSION

Shocking testimony today at the Charbonneau Commission.  Former City of Montreal engineer, Gilles Surprenant testified that he received kickbacks for construction contracts. CBC reporter, Ivan Slobod spoke with Sue just moments after Surprenant stepped off the stand.

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Hockey Without Borders

Craig Klinkhoff and Matt Robins are ambassadors and coaches with Hockey Without Borders.
They joined Sue in studio.

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http://hockeyfamilyadvisor.com/hockey-without-borders/

Jacob Richler

Richler.JPGJacob Richler has a new book out--it's called My Canada includes Foie Gras.

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Presidential Debate

The second presidential debate happens tonight at 9 and the heat is on President Barack Obama. After the first presidential debate, Obama was criticized for a lackluster performance. That was almost two weeks ago now. Professor Graham Dodds joins is an associate professor of Political Science at Concordia University who specializes in American politics.

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Louise Beaudoin

Pauline Marois spent the day in Paris today, where she apparently had a successful meeting with French President Francois Hollande. Hollande says he is returning to the old policy of non-indifference and non-interferance in regards to sovereignty. Louise Beaudoin is a former PQ MNA for Rosemont, former International relations Minister and was Quebec delegate general to Paris.

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Private Schools

Quebec's education minister wants private schools that receive government funding to stop using entrance exams. Marie Malavoy says the exams are unfair because they weed out students with learning difficulties. Quebec Association of Independent Schools represents English private schools in the province. Michel Lafrance is the executive-director.

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International Day of the Girl--Oct 11th

This comes as a young school girl in Pakistan lies in critical condition after being shot by a Taliban gunman. She was a vocal advocate of girls' education. Saman Ahsan is the Executive Director of the Girls Action Foundation in Montreal.

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Ricardo

Today chef Ricardo Larrivée is launching his new book. It's called "La Mijoteuse" which means the crock pot in English.
Ricardo is a well known chef, author and television personality with his show "Fermier Urbain" on Radio-Canada and "Ricardo and Friends" on the Food Network.

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Officer 728

CBC Reporter Peter Akman has the latest on Montreal police officer 728.

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Charbonneau

CBC Reporter Ivan Slobod talks to Homerun's Sue Smith about the latest revelations to come out of the Charbonneau comission

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Canadian Health Care Outdated

Globe and Mail's national affairs columnist, Jeff Simpson is at the Hudson Village Theatre for the 10edition of the StoryFest.
He spoke with Loreen Pindera about his new book Chronic Condition

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http://www.greenwood-centre-hudson.org/storyfest.html

Chef David Adjey

Celebrity chef David Adjey was at the Rib-n-Reef today -- to show support for research and treatment of brain trauma.
He unveiled his menu for an upcoming charity event for Montreal Children's and St-Justine hospitals

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Hilary Saltzman on her dad's Bond movies

Fifty years ago the first James Bond, Dr. No, came out and Hilary's dad, a Quebecer, was one of the producers. Harry Saltzman produced nine Bond films.

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Rizzuto out of prison

We hear from Mafia Inc. author André Cédilot on what the release of the reputed Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto could mean.

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Police raiding Laval city offices and mayor's home

Enquête host Alain Gravel on the police operation in Laval.

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Jean-Pierre Charbonneau on organized crime

The Radio-Canada commentator on seeing the man who was convicted of shooting him 40 years ago in the video shown at the inquiry into corruption.

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Jian Ghomeshi in Montreal

We catch up with the high flying CBC host and author Jian Ghomeshi.

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Dr. Gilles Mercier suspended

The West Island obstetrician is challenging a second suspension for repeated offences such as not filing paperwork on time.

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A young Liberal on Trudeau's launch

Samuel Lavoie, president of the youth wing of the federal Liberal party, talks about the challenges facing leadership candidates

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Extending a ban on feeding wild animals?

As a borough considers the idea we hear from an urban animal expert, Ryan Rainville with Human Wildlife Control.

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The mystery surrounding Paolo Renda?

Author Adrian Humphreys on the  disappearance of Renda and what it said about the diminishing power of the Rizzuto clan..

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Pierre Moreau launches his bid

The former Liberal transport minister joins the race to replace Jean Charest.

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