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Features: September 2009 Archives

Feeling Abandoned - Part 1 of 3

Posted by Glenn Carey

Feeling Abandoned 1  If your child becomes addicted to drugs in Cape Breton, what help is there? Reporter Joan Weeks begins a 3-part look at Addiction Services in Cape Breton. And she begins with an alarming look at just how many teenagers are getting that help now. (runs 9:50)

Flora MacDonald

Posted by Jonathan DeRouchie

leadership_flora-macdonald.jpgFlora MacDonald is originally from North Sydney. She served as the MP for Kingston, Ontario, and in 1976,  she became the first woman to mount a serious campaign for the leadership of the federal Progressive Conservative Party. She later became the first female Minister of Foreign Affairs.

These days, at the age of 83 - she makes regular trips to Afghanistan in her capacity as founder of a development organization called Future Generations Canada.

She came into our Ottawa studio for our chat.

Flora MacDonald  (runs 17:45)

Irving Schwartz

Posted by Jonathan DeRouchie

leadership_irving-schwartz.jpgThe person we've chosen to kick things off was someone who had a thing or two to say about getting things done... I guarantee it!

Irving Schwartz had been involved with more than 30 different companies over the years, from the Schwartz Furniture Showrooms and Seaside Cable, to nursing homes, computer software & oyster fishing. Irving was also co-founder of the Canadian International De-mining Corps. He said his proudest accomplishment was being appointed to the Order of Canada.

We talked in the summer of 2009 at his office in Sydney.

Irving Schwartz died on September 18, 2010 at age 81. 

Irving Schwartz  (runs 13:52)