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Metro Morning
with Matt Galloway

Living in Paris

The attacks in Paris shocked people around the world but those living there saw their city utterly transformed. Host Matt Galloway speaks with two ex-pats who moved from Toronto to Paris, about the attacks, the after-math, and moving on with life in a city that's been shaken to its core.
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David Common in Paris

The host of World Report, David Common, is in Paris, where he arrived early yesterday. He lived in Paris for a number of years and talked to Matt Galloway.
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Paris sisters

As people around the world followed updates on the tragic events in Paris, those with family and friends in that city were frantically trying to get in touch to see if they were okay. Host Matt Galloway speaks with two sisters -- one living here, and one there -- about what happened, and what it means now.
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Peterborough mosque fire

It was the news you hoped not to hear: Muslims here, being targeted in the wake of the attacks in Paris. Matt talked with Maryam Monsef, the Minister for Democratic Institutions and the M-P for Peterborough, where a fire at a mosque is being blamed on arsonists.
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Sanctuary hurdles

Thousands of Syrian refugees are expected to arrive in Toronto in the weeks to come. This week, on Metro Morning, we're asking how ready are we? We begin our new series, City of Sanctuary, with a retired citizenship judge who was once a refugee himself. Aris Babikian warns that the logistical details of re-settling thousands of Syrians are immense.
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Isis security

As the search continues for clues about the people behind Friday's attacks in Paris. Host Matt Galloway gets some analysis of what we know so far and how security forces are handling the investigation. He talked to David Perry. He is a senior analyst with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
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Biking safety map

If you've used Google Maps, you may have noticed that it collects traffic data -- showing how busy roads are in real-time. Nicole Visschedyk wants to create a similar resource for cyclists, focused not just on congestion -- but also on safety.
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Social media in a crisis

Social media played a major role during and after the attacks in Paris -- as people turned to those services to stay informed, show support, and connect with loved ones. Our technology columnist Jesse Hirsch looks at what we can learn from social media in a crisis.
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Cost of Hockey

A new survey suggests that some parents may be regretting some of the money they're throwing into their kids' sports programs because it's money they can ill afford. Our business commentator Michael Hlinka has the details.
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Peace activist denied entry to Canada

He was supposed to be in Canada making a film about terrorism this week. Instead, Mourad Benchellali was detained and sent back to Paris. Guest host Nil Koksal spoke with his immigration lawyer, Barbara Jackman.
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Still no answers in hit-and-run death of Brampton cyclist

A week after Hardeep Singh Pahra was killed while cycling to work, Brampton police are still trying to find the driver who killed him. Guest host Nil Koksal spoke about the case with city councillor Gurpreet Dhillon.
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City to expand dental care for low-income adults

Seeing a dentist is something that's out of reach for many people living in poverty in this city. Guest host Nil Koksal spoke with Lynn Grant, who runs the free West End Oral Health Clinic, about a push to get more people dental care.
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Halton police learn about "moving beyond prejudice"

Filmmaker Paul Saltzman usually speaks to high school students about moving beyond prejudice, but this week, he gave that talk to police. Guest host Nil Koksal spoke with him about the experience.
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Tenants and landlords celebrated for reducing energy use

Guest host Nil Koksal spoke with Roger Johnson, co-chair of the Race to Reduce, about the final yeaar of the Race to Reduce competition, and how landlords and tenants can work together to reduce energy use.
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New cabinet ministers from the Greater Toronto Area

Justin Trudeau unveiled a new cabinet, one that promised to reflect the country it represents. Guest host Nil Koksal spoke with one of the new cabinet ministers, Toronto MP Chrystia Freeland.
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Hydro One shares begin trading on the TSX

Guest host Nil Koksal spoke with business commentator Michael Hlinka about advice for investors looking to buy shares in Hydro One.
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"Amy"

The soundtrack for a documentary on the late British singer Amy Winehouse was released last week and our music columnist Errol Nazareth says it gave him the opportunity to reflect on her greatness. Four years back, one of Britain's most mesmerizing singers, was found dead in her London apartment. She was only 27. Given Winehouse's public battle with drugs, alcohol and bulimia, speculation was rife about how she died but an inquest later confirmed she died from alcohol poisoning. A two hour documentary titled "Amy" was released last summer and it rightfully received rave reviews for its portrayal of the troubled singer. Critics all over the world called it extraordinary, stunningly moving and gripping. And they were all right. The soundtrack which is now on CD, is also titled "Amy", and features previously unreleased live versions of songs and demos, as well as compositions by Antonio Pinto who created the score for the doc.

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Cabinet Diversity

Alejandra Bravo thinks Trudeau appointing an equal number of women and men to cabinet, as well as more diverse MPs, is a good thing because it will allow many Canadians to finally see themselves reflected in the country's leadership. Matt Galloway spoke with her this morning. Alejandra Bravo is the director of leadership and training at the Broadbent Institute.
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What Does Real Change Look Like?

What change do you want to see from Justin Trudeau and his new cabinet? We opened the phone lines and Matt Galloway spoke with some of our listeners.
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Bier Markt Complaint

We have heard lots of stories lately from behind the scenes in the restaurant industry. The latest is about Bier Markt, a popular chain, rewriting its dress code because some servers felt their new uniform was too skimpy. Matt Galloway spoke with Becky Lockert, she filed a formal complaint last night with the Ontario Human Rights Commission because of a dress code at Bier Markt.
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Anti Vaccine Websites

Can the pro and anti vaccination movements find common ground? Matt Galloway spoke with Dr. Peter Lin. He is our health columnist.
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Refugee Clinics

The new Liberal government will be sworn in today, among its many campaign promises, the welcoming of 25-thousand Syrian refugees by the end of this year. One of the biggest challenges will be providing health care for them. Matt Galloway spoke with Dr. Meb Rashid, he is the Medical Director of the Crossroads Clinic at Women's College Hospital External Site.
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Canada's Top 1%

Yesterday Statistics Canada gave us a peak at how the fabled one per cent are doing. Are they richer, or poorer, than you think? Matt Galloway spoke with Armine Yalnizyan, She is one of our business commentators.
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High School Teachers

Toronto's public high school teachers are set for job action tomorrow unless they can come to an agreement with the TDSB. Matt Galloway spoke with Doug Jolliffe. He is the president of Toronto District 12 teachers of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation.
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