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April 2013 Archives

CEIC

A new witness at the Charbonneau Commission. It's Gilles Cloutier - a veteran political organizer - who was recruited by engineering firms to help them get contracts.Salimah Shivji is following the commission

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Montreal Bucket List

bucket.jpgBoulangerie Kouign-Amann, the Mount Royal lookout, and restaurant Patati Patata are a few of the hotspots that Nasuna Stuart-Ulin chose to showcase in her video entry to win a six-month trip around the world

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Charbonneau Commission

Gerald Tremblay's second day of testimony in front of the Charbonneau Commission. CBC's Salimah Shivji reports.

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Charbonneau Commission

Former Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay was on the hot seat today. CBC Legal Affairs Reporter  Ivan Slobod talks to Homerun's Sue Smith about his testimony.

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Bill 14

Quebec's controversial new language law Bill 14 will survive.. at least for now. The CAQ has decided to vote in favour of sending the legislation on to a detailed review. Nathalie Roy is the party's critic for the Charter of the French language. She talks to Homerun's Steve Rukavina.

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Deep Dish

chuckphoto (15).JPGMontreal Chefs Chuck Hughes and Derek Dammann have just launched a new app called deepdishmtl.It features recipes from five of Montreal's top chefs. They joined Sue in studio.

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Terror Plot

Two men accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a Via Rail passenger train have appeared in court on conspiracy charges. Eric Sutton is a criminal defence attorney.He talks to Homerun's Sue Smith

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Alleged Terror Plot

The RCMP arrested two people in connection with an alleged plot targeting Via Rail. One suspect lived in the Montreal area----the other in the Toronto area. The RCMP say they were allegedly backed by al-Qaeda elements in Iran. Homerun's Sue Smith talks to former McGill Professor James Devine. He now teaches political science at Mount Allison University.

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Manhunt in Boston

Jeremy Tunney lives in Watertown.He's been home all day as police continue the search for the second suspect in the Boston marathon attack. He talks to Homerun's Sue Smith.

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Charbonneau Commission

Frank Zampino is on his second day of testimony. Salimah Shivji is following the commission. She talks to Homerun's Sue Smith.

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Charbonneau

A big day at the Charbonneau Commission. Frank Zampino - the former head of Montreal's executive committee - began his testimony. Homerun's Sue Smith talks to CBC Reporter Salimah Shivji.

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Gilles Duceppe on Employment Insurance Reform

The federal reforms to Employment Insurance have not been popular in Quebec
There have been demonstrations against EI reform across the province
And the PQ has appointed a commission to look into the reforms
That commission will be headed by Former Bloc-Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe.

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Justin's first day

Justin Trudeau made his debut in Parliament today as leader of the Liberal party.
Bruce Hicks is a political scientist from Montreal and visiting fellow at Carleton University.

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Mira dogs help autism

Recent studies show that dogs can help reduce stress and anxiety levels in children with developmental disabilities.  Morgan, a MIRA-trained dog, is an extra help to Eric Beaudoin's two young autistic boys.

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NDP Convention

The NDP convention is going on right now at Palais des Congres. 
Charmaine Borg is the NDP MP for Terrebonne-Blainville. 
She's one of the "McGill" five, one of five students elected in the last federal election.

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Alternative Suspension

Teenagers in Montreal better behave in school because suspensions will no longer be the same as they once were.
The English Montreal School Board and other community organizations are joining forces to look at alternatives to school suspensions.They are now on board with a YMCA program. 
George Calimeris is the director of Alternative Suspension.

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Porter-Bombardier deal

Bombardier announced a big deal with Porter Airlines today, but it all depends on whether or not Porter can convince Toronto to expand its airport.
Karl Moore is a professor of management at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University

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Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the Limpopo Academy of Private Detection. It's part of the No. 1 Lady Detective Series. He's holding an event tonight at Victoria Hall and joined Sue live in studio.

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Better practices, better health care

Quebec Medical Association says the government needs to take a look at the bigger picture to tackle some of the inefficiencies in the system.  Dr.Ruth Vander Stelt is President of the Quebec Medical Association.

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SNC Lavalin

A big shake-up today at SNC Lavalin. The company is replacing the chairman of its board and 3 other board members. Sophie Cousineau is a business columnist with the Globe and Mail. She talks to Homerun's Sue Smith.

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Mayoralty Candidate

Today Louise Harel announced she will run for mayor of Montreal. Vincent Marissal is a columnist for La Presse. He spoke to Homerun's Sue Smith

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Welcome to Canada


Today Citizenship and Immigration Canada unveiled a new guide for immigrants. Homerun's Sue Smith talks to Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney

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