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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.

  • 11:07
    This week director Robert Lepage met with Indigenous activists after they raised concerns about his newest show "Kanata". We get an update from Kim O'Bomsawin, an Indigenous filmmaker who was at the meeting.
    Jul 20, 2018
  • 14:37
    A new report from the Senate is asking the Canadian government to apologise to thousands of unwed mothers who had their babies taken away from them in the years following World War Two. We speak with Independent Senator Chantal Petitclerc, and with Amy Crawford a United Church minister who was at the Senate hearings.
    Jul 20, 2018
  • 14:29
    We speak with local artist Heidi Barkun about her own struggles with in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and how she's turned that into a work of art.
    Jul 19, 2018
  • 09:12
    More restaurants and events are banning plastic straws in Montreal, including Osheaga and HeavyMTL. However, there are some unintended victims of the ban including people with cerebral palsy. We speak with two guests about the impact of the ban.
    Jul 19, 2018
  • 11:20
    African Fashion Week is happening this weekend in Montreal, and local fashion designers from across the African continent are getting ready to show off their designs. We speak with Gilles Wouanko, the director of African Fashion Week, and we hear from a designer featured in the show.
    Jul 18, 2018
  • 09:45
    People are complaining about delays on Montreal's exo commuter-trains, particularly on the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche lines. These delays are tied to construction on the light-rail trains. We hear from a commuter who has been impacted by this, and from a RTM representative.
    Jul 18, 2018
  • 08:47
    The controversy over Robert Lepage's productions SLAV and Kanata has prompted a debate about diversity in Quebec theatre. Among the many complaints about the shows is that there are visible minority actors available, but they are rarely cast. We hear from a local actress about what it's been like working in Montreal.
    Jul 18, 2018
  • 09:23
    Some campgrounds and hotels across Quebec say they are struggling to find lifeguards this year. In some cases they are even forced to close the pools earlier in the day. We hear from two people about why this is happening and how it's impacting business.
    Jul 17, 2018
  • 09:42
    AirDrop is a way for iPhone owners to share files, including photos, to each other via Bluetooth. However, some are using it to send anonymous, and sexually explicit, images to women on the metro. This is exactly what happened to Diana Stepner when she was at the Guy-Concordia Metro. We hear from her and from Genevieve Lajeunesse, the Director of Operations in CryptoQuebec, who tells us how to avoid these unwanted pictures.
    Jul 17, 2018
  • 09:10
    10-year-old Henry Von Saenger from Verdun organized a donation drive which provides the homeless with clean socks. It started as a school project and has turned into a successful drive. We hear from Henry Von Saenger and his mother, Laurence Von Saenger.
    Jul 16, 2018
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