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March 2014 Archives

Enquête investigation

Blanchet.jpgRadio-Canada's investigative show Enquête has found Pauline Marois' husband Claude Blanchet may have solicited two engineering firms for thousands of dollars in 2007-2008. Sue Smith speaks with Bernard St-Laurent, CBC's senior political editor in Quebec.

 

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Student votes

hi-voter-1.jpgStudent unions at Concordia and McGill are denouncing numerous cases of what they call voter suppression and intimidation. Melissa Kate Wheeler is president of the Concordia Student Union. Samuel Felix Harris is VP external for the McGill University Student Society. They talk to Homerun's Sue Smith.

 

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Bringing baseball back

baseball.jpgMajor League Baseball is back in Montreal -- well, for the next two days, anyway. Michael Fortier is the Vice Chairman of RBC Capital Markets and he is working to bring baseball back to Montreal. He joins Homerun's Sue Smith.
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Epic religious film sparks controversy

noah.jpgFilm critic Eli Glasner reviews the new biblical blockbuster Noah, starring Russell Crowe. He speaks with Homerun's Sue Smith.

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Debate night

qc leaders.jpgTonight is the second and final provincial leaders' debate. Tim Duboyce is producing the election coverage for CBC Montreal. He talks to Homerun's Sue Smith about what to expect.

(Photo courtesy of Canadian Press)

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Science girls

science girl.jpgStudents at Sacred Heart are spending the week learning about science. The goal is to get more girls interested in this field. Homerun's Morgan Dunlop spent the day at the school. She talks to host Sue Smith.

(Sacred Heart School student Hannah Johnston)

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Integrity in an election

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The topic of integrity continues to dominate the election campaign today. Homerun's Sue Smith talks to the CBC's senior political analyst for Quebec, Bernard St-Laurent.

(Photo courtesy of Paul Chaisson/CP)

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Two northbound Turcot off-ramps closing Monday

turcot.jpgTransport Quebec has announced major work on the Turcot Interchange. Côte-des-Neiges--Notre-Dame-de-Grâce mayor Russell Copeman is upset by the proposed detours. He talks to Homerun's Sue Smith.

(Photo courtesy of Paul Chaisson/CP)

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Quebec Liberals ahead in polls

couillard.jpgA Leger Marketing poll released this morning suggests if the Quebec election were held today the Liberals would win a majority government. Jérôme Lussier is a political columnist for l'actualité magazine. He talks to Homerun's Sue Smith.

(Photo courtesy of Paul Chiasson/CP)

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Microsoft XP to stop tech support

windows xp.jpgOn April 8th, Microsoft is going to stop sending out regular monthly updates for Microsoft XP. Tech columnist Dan Misener joined Sue Smith on Homerun to talk about the future of the technology and what this means for you.

(Photo courtesy of Dan Chung/Reuters)

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Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler banned from entering Russia

irwin cotler.jpgRussia put out a list of Canadians no longer welcome in the country in response to the situation in Crimea. Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler is one of those banned from Russia. He joined Sue Smith on Homerun. 

(Photo courtesy of Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

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Astronaut at Royal Vale school

astronaut.jpgStudents at Royal Vale in NDG got a special visit today from astronaut David Saint-Jacques. They talked math, science, and robotics. CBC's Morgan Dunlop joins Sue Smith in the Homerun studio with that story.
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PQ talks integrity

marois.jpgToday the PQ announced new measures to reinforce integrity and fight corruption. Tim Duboyce is producing election coverage for CBC radio, television and on-line. He joins Sue Smith in the Homerun studio.

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Metro door incident

montreal-metro.jpgMichael Bramadat-Willcock says he and a group of passengers had to pry open a set of metro car doors to free an elderly woman, whose head was caught. He joined Sue Smith in the Homerun studio.

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Provincial leaders' debate wrap-up

leaderdebate.jpgReaction is still coming in to last night's provincial leaders' debate.Tim Duboyce is producing election coverage for CBC radio, television and on-line.He talks to Homerun's Sue Smith.

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Guy Turcotte to be retried for killing his 2 kids

feds-killer-cardiologist-20121213.jpgThe Supreme Court of Canada has denied Guy Turcotte's request to overturn a Quebec court decision ordering a new trial.

Defense attorney Eric Sutton weighs in.

 

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One way to celebrate the International Day of Happiness

529f73683cfab.jpgPhotographer Martine Michaud was in studio to talk about her new exhibition at La Maison du developpement durable.

It is called "On the Road Towards Gross National Happiness."

 

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Discover which party best represents your values

cbc-vote-compass-460x250 (1).jpgNot sure where you stand when it comes to the political parties?

So far, 180,000 people have used CBC's Vote Compass which helps you figure out what party best suits you.

CBC's Dan Halton filters through the results.

 

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Poll puts Liberals ahead

philippe-couillard-unveils-economic-platform.jpgA CROP poll commissioned by La Presse puts the Liberals ahead of the Parti Quebecois.

The poll gives 39 percent support to the Liberals with the PQ at 36 percent.

Tim Duboyce is CBC's election producer.

 

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SAQ wine prices jump

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Bad news for wine drinkers out there. The price of your favourite bottle at the SAQ might have gone up, probably without you even noticing.

Over the March break, the SAQ increased the price of 20% of their products by an average of 50 cents.

Yves Mailloux, the President of the Great Wine Tasting Club of Montreal, weighs in.  

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Montreal man receives kidney from sister

PIC.JPGBrian King was in need of a new kidney when his sister Sandra Blane stepped in and donated hers.

The surgery was a success and now the siblings want to encourage others to consider organ donation.

 

 

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Election campaign highlights

Thumbnail image for pkpmarois.jpg"They lost total control. Pierre Karl Péladeau made them lose complete control over their agenda," says CBC's Tim Duboyce.

Pierre Karl Peladeau, border talks, and passport concerns. Homerun's Sue Smith speaks with CBC's Tim Duboyce about the highlights from week two of the election campaign. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Press)

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Andy Nulman says the language debate is over

ANDY.JPG Andy Nulman, the co-founder of Just for Laughs, joins Sue in studio to talk about the CBC Stay or Go series and the future of Quebec. Nulman shares his thoughts on Bill 60, the language debate and doing business in Quebec.
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McGill prof weighs in on Crimean referendum

Thumbnail image for girls against Russian military innterfention in Crimea.jpg McGill University is hosting a roundtable discussion about the conflict in Ukraine. Sue speaks with Juliet Johnson, a McGill political science professor specializing in Russian studies who is leading the conversation.
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Bernard St-Laurent weighs in on the election campaign

bernie 002.jpg"This election has turned into a referendum on a referendum."

That's what CBC's chief Quebec political analyst Bernard St-Laurent says about sovereignty being front and centre during this campaign.

 

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Nez Pour Vivre - Born to Live

marie-eve-janvier.JPGHomerun health reporter Morgan Dunlop finds out about a new foundation hoping to bridge the gap in treatment and support for young adults with cancer, inspired by two young men.
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Lise Ravary weighs in on issue of sovereignty

1966740_10152075331050326_1106317093_n.jpgJournal de Montreal and National Post columnist Lise Ravary weighs in on why sovereignty has suddenly become front and centre in the election campaign.

She predicts a referendum could be called as early as October 30, 2015 if the Parti Quebecois is to win a majority.

 

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Popcorn Time is like 'Netflix for pirates': Dan Misener

popcorn-time-screen.jpgPopcorn Time is a new movie-downloading application that allows you to stream copyrighted movies - but it's probably not legal.

Technology columnist Dan Misener weighs in on the app.

 

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Raeburn-Baynes honoured with Black Community Service Award

gemmaJPG.JPGGemma Raeburn-Baynes has contributed to Montreal's black community for the past fifty years. On International Women's Day she was honoured with the Black Community Service Award. Sue speaks with Raeburn-Baynes in studio.

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The emerald ash borer threatens thousands of Montreal trees

Thumbnail image for ashborer.jpgThe emerald ash borer is a shiny green bug that could kill hundreds of thousands of trees in Montreal. Chris Buddle is a professor at McGill University and Sylvain Ouellet is a city councillor in the François-Perrault district with Projet Montreal. They spoke to Shawn about their concerns.
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Montreal Alouettes new head coach: Tom Higgins

photo1.jpgTom Higgins is the new head coach for the The Montreal Alouettes. He joined Shawn in the Homerun studio to talk coaching style, his experience as a referee, and the upcoming season.

 

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Get through media clutter with Terry O'Reilly

oreilly.jpgTerry O'Reilly, host of Under the Influence, is in town for Concordia University's Thinking Out Loud conversation series.  Shawn spoke to him about media clutter and the way Canadians can cope  with the average 3,500 media messages they are bombarded with each day.

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Philippe Couillard ready for election

couillard.jpgShawn Apel spoke to Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard about his campaign

strategy. He says he's confident his party can win a majority.   

 

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CBC's Bernard St-Laurent with an election breakdown

quebec-party-leaders.jpgPauline Marois has called an election for April 7, 2014. Shawn Apel spoke to CBC's Chief Quebec Political Analyst Bernard St-Laurent to break down day one.

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Traffic woes in NDG

bus-lanes.jpgNDGers are facing traffic troubles.  A stretch of St. Jacques Street is being closed for two years while work is done to complete the Turcot project. Marvin Rotrand is the Vice-Chair of the STM and a city councillor for Snowdon. He joined Homerun with an update on a reserved bus lane on Sherbrooke Street set to open in April.

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Know the risks of tanning beds

li-tanning-bed-cp-02353509.jpgThe risks of tanning beds are known to the scientific community, but not to the consumer, says Olivier Bourgeois of Option Consommateurs on Homerun. Option Consommateurs wants to see major changes in the way tanning salons communicate with their clients. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

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Tensions mount between Russia and Ukraine

ukraine-russia-soldiers.jpg"It looks like the biggest conflict to emerge in Europe since the Balkan wars," says Kyle Matthews on the Russian occupation of Crimea, a peninsula in Ukraine. Matthews, the Senior Deputy Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University, spoke with Shawn Apel on Homerun. (Photo courtesy of Baz Ratner/Reuters)

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