The Quebec government announced it will make more Quebec wines available at the SAQ. It's all part of a food sovereignty plan that emphasizes buying local. Sue Smith talks to wine producer Denis Paradis from Domaine du Ridge.
There's a new Mordecai Richler Reading Room at Concordia. It's a new space that has Richler's desk, writing chair, some of his private papers, books and mementos, as well as an ashtray. Homerun's Pierre Landry spoke to Richler's wife Florence and son Jacob.
"Canada was always the country that brought peace and dialogue. But sanctions don't promote dialogue," says Katayoun Sheybani. Iranian Montrealers Sheybani and Eiman Sadegh say they're disappointed Canada is maintaining sanctions against Iran, despite a deal reached with the U.S.
Quebec's proposed secular charter has created divisions across the province. Some say it will protect us from fundamentalism. Others, say is it breeds intolerance. Today comedian Jess Salomon published one of her own.
The ten Laval teens charged today with child pornography related charges used an app called Snapchat to share photos, including screen-grabs of each others' girlfriends. Listen to Homerun host Sue Smith's conversation with Alissa Sklar, a technology and education consultant. She works with school boards to educate parents and teachers on the use of technology.
"I'm sad that we have a piece of legislation that actively discriminates against Muslims," says Humera Jabir. "The veil is stained with blood. Women die because they don't want to wear it," says Leila Bensalem.