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June 2013 Archives

Gun registry debate

Yves Francoeur, president of Montreal's Police Union, and Heidi Rathjen, spokesperson for the Polytechnique for Gun Control student and graduate group, weigh in after Quebec's highest court ruled the province doesn't have rights to the federal long gun registry data. That moves Ottawa closer to destroying the Quebec data it has collected over the years which was preserved last year by a court order.
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Human rights complaint

Tomee Sojourner has filed a complaint for what she calls gender identity-based discrimination. She says a judge refused to address her as a woman during a Régie du logement court proceeding.

 

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Harout Chitilian

Montreal's new Interim Mayor Laurent Blanchard won by secret ballot vote. The runner-up, Harout Chitilian, lost by only two votes. Chitilian explains some of the political maneuvering behind the vote to Homerun's Sonali Karnick.
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James Gandolfini


Homerun's Pierre Landry talks to Montreal actor Philippe Bergeron about James Gandolfini. The two worked together on the set on the Sopranos. Gandolfini died of a heart attack while on holiday in Rome on Wednesday, according to hospital officials.

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Business in the city

Montreal has lost two mayors in less than a year to allegations of corruption. How is all this
affecting business in our city? Michel Leblanc is the President and CEO of Montreal's Board of Trade.

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Montreal contractor on the strike

It's day two of the construction worker's strike today.But not everyone is on board.
Mark Blaauw owns a Montreal Construction company.It's called Go Interiors.
He spoke with Homerun host Sue Smith.

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Rotrand reacts to mayor's resignation

Marvin Rotrand is a City Councillor for Snowdon and vice-chair of the STM.
He spoke with Homerun host Sue Smith.

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Young new mayoral candidate

Melanie Joly photo (1).JPGMélanie Joly announced today she's in the running to be the next Montreal mayor.
The 34-year-old lawyer is the youngest candidate.

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National assembly session ends for the summer

CBC reporter Shawn Lyons brings us the latest from the last session at the national assembly, including the status of Bill 14 and whether or not Quebecers can bring wine home from a restaurant. 

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Charbonneau Commission

CBC legal affairs reporter Ivan Slobod brings Homerun's Sue Smith the latest from the Charbonneau Commission, including testimony from lawyer Pierre Lambert and former liberal MNA Vincent Auclair.

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Charbonneau Commission

CBC legal affairs reporter Ivan Slobod brings Homerun's Sue Smith the latest from the commission, including testimony from retired Laval engineer Claude Vallée.

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Dying with Dignity bill tabled

Quebec has tabled its Dying with Dignity bill. If it passes, Quebec will be the first and only province in Canada to allow medically assisted death. Minister Véronique Hivon explained why she tabled the bill to Homerun's Sue Smith.
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Charbonneau Commission

Current Laval city councillors and former councillors have been taking the stand at the Charbonneau Commission. CBC legal affairs reporter Ivan Slobod brings Homerun's Sue Smith the latest from the inquiry.

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Soccer players sport turbans to support Sikhs

Ihab Leheta coaches a soccer team in Brossard, Que. He says his players, all between the ages of 12 and 13, think the Quebec Soccer Federation's ban on turbans is racist. They all decided to wear turbans during their last game. 

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Charbonneau Commission

The former official agent for Gilles Vaillancourt's political party says the former mayor wanted the party to cover his personal legal expenses. CBC legal affairs reporter Ivan Slobod brings Homerun's Sue Smith the latest from the Charbonneau Commission.

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Teacher of the Year

teacher.jpgThe Quebec Music Educators Association has named Jennifer Hayden-Benn Teacher of the Year. She started a music program at Verdun Elementary School. She was in the Homerun studio with one of her students, Mackenzie Huddy-Richer, who's in Grade 6.


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Election Kerfuffle

The Quebec government is under fire for plans to set fixed date elections during Rosh Hashanah. Sue Smith talks to Rabbi Reuben Poupko.

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ICI

There continues to be a lot of reaction today to Radio Canada's new branding initiative called ICI.
Louis Lalande is Executive Vice-President of French Services.

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Dying with Dignity


The PQ government is expected to table its "dying with dignity" legislation in the coming days.
The law would allow certain forms of medical aid in dying...or what some call assisted suicide. CBC reporter Thomas Daigle traveled to Vermont....where a similar law was passed last month.


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Laval

The City of Laval is now officially under trusteeship.That means every city decision now has to be approved by a panel of government appointed officials. Bruce Hicks teaches political science at Concordia.

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John Malkovich

Malkovich.jpgJohn Malkovich is in town to perform at Place des Arts on June 4th and 5th. He'll be playing the role of Casanova in the Giacomo Variations. CBC Reporter Joanne Vrakas met with him.

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