March 2013 Archives

Work-Life Balance, Salt, Sugar and Fat, Keith Ashfield Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

A new research paper on work-life balance calls for employers to do more to help the imbalance so many Canadians feel. We hear from the researcher. We invite your questions to author Michael Moss, who researched how some foods have been engineered to be irresistible. And your thoughts on a federal minister's comments to a teenager about what a good wife she'll make.

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Good Wife Comment, Kids and TV, Protected Areas, Restaurant and Hockey Brawl Feedback

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Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield's comments to a teenager linking her cooking abilities to her marriage prospects stir up plenty of controversy in Parliament, and among the public as well.
We ask: how does TV affect your child's behaviour? And your thoughts on protected areas, a restaurant owner who blames EI for her business going under, and a hockey brawl in PEI


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Ferry Accident, PEI Hockey Brawl, ATVs Vs. Protected Areas, Working Seniors Feedback

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A car drives off of a Cape Breton ferry and into the water. We get an update on the search for the vehicle. We hear how Hockey PEI is handling a brawl that broke out after a Midget AA game on the weekend. We ask: should off-highway vehicles have access to protected areas? And your thoughts on working seniors.

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Trapping Danger, Job Skills Feedback, Automotive Advice

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A Nova Scotia family loses their family pet in a trap meant for a wild animal. We  ask about trapping rules. Automotive expert Doug Bethune takes your questions. And your thoughts on the federal government's new skills training initiatives. 

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The Federal Budget and Skills Development, Feedback on Former MLA Russell MacKinnon

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Three perspectives on the new Canada Jobs Grant program: Elizabeth Beale is the head of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council; Terry Anne Boyles is with the Association of Canadian Community Colleges; Rodger Cuzner is the Liberal Human Resources and Skills Development critic  and MP for Cape Breton-Canso. They take your calls on the new federal budget. And, your feedback on former MLA Russell MacKinnon's defence of his entitlement to his pension. 

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EI Blamed for Restaurant Closure, Russell MacKinnon Defends his Pension, Groceries on a Budget, Feedback on HST and Road Tolls

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Mary Schinold tells us how EI contributed to the closure of her restaurant in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Ex-MLA Russell MacKinnon defends his right to a pension. Nutritionist Edie Shaw-Ewald gives advice on how to spend less and eat well. And your thoughts on HST and road tolls.

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EI Blamed for Restaurant Closure, Russell MacKinnon Defends his Pension, Groceries on a Budget, Feedback on HST and Road Tolls

Posted by Maritime Noon

Mary Schinold tells us how EI contributed to the closure of her restaurant in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Ex-MLA Russell MacKinnon defends his right to a pension. Nutritionist Edie Shaw-Ewald gives advice on how to spend less and eat well. We hear some of your comments on PEI's HST on power bills, and your thoughts on road tolls. 

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HST Protest, Pension Feedback, Competition Phone-in

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On April 1, the PEI government will collect HST on electricity. We talk to Islander Bob Baird, who plans on not paying the HST on next month's power bill to protest the province's decision. Should politicians convicted of illegally spending taxpayers' money be allowed to receive their public pension? We hear some of your feedback on that. And, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, the co-authors of "Top Dog: The science of winning and losing," take your calls on competition. 

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Pensions for Convicted MLAs, Heart Health, Toll Feedback, EI Comedy

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The Canadian Taxpayers' Federation wants rules changed that allow politicians convicted of illegally spending taxpayers' money to continue receiving their pensions while serving a sentence. Dr. Beth Abramson debunks myths about heart health. Your thoughts on road tolls. And 22 minutes spoofs surprise home visits by EI investigators.

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North River Rescue, Road Tolls, Tethering and ATV Feedback

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A teenager playing on melting pack ice is rescued in PEI. Your calls on proposals to increase tolling on Maritime roadways. Plus, your feedback on our stories on tethering dogs and using ATVs.

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Californian Cats, Tethering and Questions for Our Vet, Language Learning Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

A new shipment of cats and dogs has arrived in the Maritimes from California, and some local shelters aren't pleased. Veterinarian Eric Carnegy takes your calls on tethering dogs and other pet topics.  Plus, more hilarious stories on learning a new language.

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ATV Feedback, Learning a Language, Stompin' Tom Farewell

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Your feedback on whether maintaining access for ATV users should take precedence over protected wilderness areas. Your stories about learning new languages. Plus, Stompin' Tom's memorial service.

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Edging out ATVs, Environmental Concerns, Mileage and Pedestrian Feedback

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ATV operators worry that expanding a wilderness area in Nova Scotia will take away their place to play. The outgoing federal Environment Commissioner takes your calls. Your feedback on gas mileage and pedestrian safety. Plus, send us your pothole stories!

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Gas Mileage Advertising, Pedestrian Safety, Helmets and Concussions

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The Automobile Protection Association comments on one man's experience of finding he's not getting the mileage advertised on his new vehicle. Your calls on how to improve pedestrian safety. Plus, helmets may not protect you the way you expect, but an ER doctor says they're still worth wearing. 

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Shad Bay Search, EI Feedback, Gail Vaz-Oxlade

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Journalist Stephen Kimber looks back at the investigation into Kimberly McAndrew's disappearance in light of a police search of a property in Shad Bay. Your feedback on a hunger strike to protest changes to EI. Plus, your questions on debt for Gail Vaz-Oxlade.

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EI Hunger Striker, EI Meeting, Home Appliances, Stompin' Tom Feedback

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A New Brunswick lobster fisherman goes on a hunger strike to protest employment insurance changes. We hear growing concerns from seasonal workers in Cape Breton as well. Aaron Publicover takes your questions about home appliance repairs. And your memories of Stompin' Tom Connors.

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Stompin' Tom Dies, Food Safety, Driving And Dementia Feedback

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Legendary Canadian musician Stompin' Tom Connors dies, and we convene a panel to talk about why he struck a chord with Canadians. We hear your renditions of a Stompin' Tom classic. We take your questions about food safety. And your thoughts on dementia and driving.

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Duffy Petition, Driving And Dementia, Tethering Feedback, Kids and Money Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

A PEI man starts a petition asking for a public review to determine if Senator Mike Duffy meets all the requirements to properly represent PEI. We ask: How to know when it's time to take the keys away if a family member is dealing with dementia? Your thoughts on tethering legislation. And your thoughts on teaching kids money management.

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David Bishop, Tethering Legislation, Kids And Money, Gold Digger Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

A New Brunswick businessman who organized a private campaign drawing attention to the provincial debt during the last provincial election is in court today for violating the Political Process Financing Act. Animal advocates in Nova Scotia call for anti-tethering laws. We take your questions and comments about kids and financial literacy. And your thoughts on The Gold Digger Clause.

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Gold Digger Clause, Paint Questions, Kim Campbell Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

A New Brunswick retiree discovers that an old piece of legislation will keep his spouse from getting his pension if he dies before she does.
Paint expert Jim White takes your questions. And your thoughts on Kim Campbell's solution to gender parity in Canadian politics.


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Mike Duffy's Primary Residence, Feedback on EI and Workplace Accommodation, Women in Politics

Posted by Maritime Noon

CBC's James Cudmore gives us an update on the question of Senator Mike Duffy's primary residence. We hear your thoughts on our interview with Human Resources Minister Diane Finley. And Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell takes your calls on how we should encourage more women to pursue politics.


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