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episodes: October 2012 Archives

Pierre Battah - Moonlighting

Posted by Bill van Asperen

PierreBattah2.jpgIn these challenging economic times, many people are forced to work more than one job to make ends meet. Some employers discourage moonlighting. Others turn a blind eye. Pierre Battah is a Moncton-based management consultant specializing in Human Resources.

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Werewolves - Richard Raiswell

Posted by Bill van Asperen

RichardRaiswell2.jpgBefore there was Jacob, the shirtless, six-pack abs werewolf from Twilight... and before Professor Lupin the kindly lycanthrope from Harry Potter - There was the Wolfman. But stories of transformation with people changing into wolf-like creatures have been around long before Lon Chaney. Richard Raiswell is a professor of history at UPEI. He teaches courses on science, witchcraft, magic and the occult.

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Ending the EI Pilot Project - Diane Finley

Posted by Bill van Asperen

EIChanges.jpgClose to 200 Islanders protested last weekend outside the Summerside office of MP Gail Shea. One of those changes included the news last week that Ottawa had quietly ended an EI pilot project. The program was introduced in 2004... and provided an extra five weeks of benefits to Canadians living in regions that have high employment. PEI's Innovation Minister Alan Roach says there was NO notification from Ottawa that the pilot was ending. But federal Human Resources minister says her provincial counterparts were all told two years ago the program was ending. Matt spoke with Federal Minister Diane Finley about the changes to EI, and why she thinks Islanders will be better off with those changes.

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