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Daybreak Montreal with Mike Finnerty

If it matters to Montrealers, Daybreak is on top of it. Every weekday morning, Mike and the team bring you the news you need and the stories you care about. Daybreak celebrates Montreal in all its diversity, wakes you up and gets your day going.

  • 11:17
    Shari Okeke meets with teens taking advantage of a free program at Chalet Kent in Cote-des-Neiges that teaches them how to produce their own rap music while building life skills at the same time.
    May 18, 2018
  • 12:56
    Municipalities across the Island of Montreal are having to swoop in with 29 million taxpayer dollars just to keep the Montreal Island recycling sorting centre from closing. The problem? Nobody wants to buy what we're selling. Karel Menard is the director of le Front Commun Quebecois Pour Une Gestion Ecologique des Deschets and an environmentalist.
    May 18, 2018
  • 09:40
    The CAQ's immigration policy plans to impose three conditions on immigrants: they need to pass a French test, prove they are looking for a job, and pass a test of so-called "Quebec values." If they're unable to do so within 3 years, their status in the province would be revoked... and the CAQ said it would be up to the feds to move them out of Quebec. Jean-Sebastien Boudreault is an immigration lawyer, he's also the president of the Quebec association of immigration lawyers.
    May 16, 2018
  • 03:39
    One audio clip is dividing the internet. Some people hear the name "Laurel," while others hear the name "Yanny." The Daybreak team gives it a try, and Rebecca Ugolini attempts to reset their ears with a high-pitched tune.
    May 16, 2018
  • 13:14
    Are you a server? If so, the tips you make are yours to keep and decide what you want to do with. But restaurant owners want to change the law so that servers are forced to share their tips with kitchen staff. Raphael Briere, a bartender at Bar Le Lab, and Jennifer Smith, a waitress at Petinos breakfast restaurant in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, spoke to Daybreak about why they want to keep their tips.
    May 16, 2018
  • 11:17
    Currently, the law says that when you tip a server, the money is theirs to keep the moment it's in their hands. But in an open letter this week, more than 60 restaurant owners and associations are asking the government to let them enforce "tip sharing" between the wait staff and the kitchen workers. Martin Vezinais, the spokesperson for the Quebec restaurant owners association, and Iakovos Progakis, the owner of the Ottavio restaurant chain, joined us to discuss the proposed amendment.
    May 15, 2018
  • 10:55
    Lisa Spour was happy to go over to her son's for a Mother's Day lunch. What she didn't expect was to wind up at the hospital and getting surgery to dislodge a piece of metal from her throat. One of the bristle's from her son's BBQ brush had lodged itself in her throat. Lisa and her son, Mitch Spour, joined us on Daybreak to talk about the ordeal, and Dr. Nader Sadeghi, the chief of the Department of Otolarygology at the MUHC explains how common these injuries are.
    May 15, 2018
  • 12:37
    Will Quebec's next general election be the last under our current voting system? It will be, if the current opposition parties at the National Assembly get their way. They have banded together to vow just that, and to put in place a system that introduces proportional representation. Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois is co-spokesman for Quebec Solidaire, and he represents the central Montreal riding of Gouin.
    May 14, 2018
  • 07:13
    A Montreal man is being celebrated for an act of astonishing heroism and courage. His name is Leo Major, and at a soccer game in the Dutch town of Zwolle, fans unfurled a huge banner in his honour. Daybreak spoke to Daniel-Aimé Major, Leo Major's son, about his father's accomplishments and his legacy.
    May 11, 2018
  • 07:53
    You may have seen them: sets of pull-up bars, benches for jumps, and monkey bars, cropping up in parks around Montreal. Those outdoor workout stations are by Chambly-based brand TrekFit, but is working out in plain sight for everyone?
    May 11, 2018
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