Oct 16, 2012 | 13:34Quebec AM National president of CEP Dave Coles on union merger Audio
Quebec AM National president of CEP Dave Coles on union merger Oct 16, 2012 | 13:34One Big Union, formed of the Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers. A potentially powerful union of 300,000 members across Canada... arriving on the scene as the labour movement finds itself increasingly under attack. Dave Coles, one of the union leaders behind the merger, joins us in studio.
Oct 15, 2012 | 10:27Quebec AM New parents choosing disposable or reusable diapers Audio
Quebec AM New parents choosing disposable or reusable diapers Oct 15, 2012 | 10:27The world's biggest supplier of acrylic acid, a major component in disposable diapers, suffered a chemical tank explosion last week in Himeji, Japan. Even though the price of diapers could increase as a result, Simon Denis, proud father and eco-minded citizen, chooses quality time with his children over washable diapers.
Oct 15, 2012 | 11:52Quebec AM Training Afghan security forces Audio
Quebec AM Training Afghan security forces Oct 15, 2012 | 11:52The Canadian military involvement in Afghanistan is almost over. But there's one more mission to finish -- the training of Afghan security forces. Quebec AM's Glenn Wanamaker spoke to some of the soldiers as they prepared to leave Sunday from Valcartier.
Oct 15, 2012 | 8:22Quebec AM Moose hunting in the Gaspé Audio
Quebec AM Moose hunting in the Gaspé Oct 15, 2012 | 8:22The annual moose hunt in Gaspé is underway, and Quebec AM producer Kim Garritty has been travelling along the Matapedia Valley speaking with hunters. She tells us why this week in Gaspé is called a "sacred holiday" for thousands of people looking to bring home a moose.
Oct 11, 2012 | 8:00Quebec AM Dealing with new neighbours in St. Jean Baptiste neighbourhood: raccoons Audio
Quebec AM Dealing with new neighbours in St. Jean Baptiste neighbourhood: raccoons Oct 11, 2012 | 8:00Raccoons can be cute, with their little masks and their nimble fingers. But when those digits are dragging open your dumpsters, and they're trailing trash across your backyard, the cute rubs off quick. Julia Caron will tell us about one masked bandits who was making life misery for some St-Jean Baptiste residents in Quebec City.
Oct 11, 2012 | 8:43Quebec AM Parti Québécois will not abolish health tax Audio
Quebec AM Parti Québécois will not abolish health tax Oct 11, 2012 | 8:43The Parti Québécois is backing down on a campaign promise to abolish the health tax. The tax will instead be shifted from a flat tax, to a more progressive tax - people who earn more will pay more. Ainslie MacLellan breaks the issue down for us.
Oct 10, 2012 | 12:14Quebec AM Newly-elected MNAs concerned about destroyed files Audio
Quebec AM Newly-elected MNAs concerned about destroyed files Oct 10, 2012 | 12:14Newly-elected MNAs know they have to start from scratch when they take office for the first time. But Léo Bureau-Blouin wasn't happy when he walked into his constituency office for the first time to find all the files were gone. We spoke to him and Eric Caire, the MNA for the riding of La Peltrie, about what impact this has.
Oct 9, 2012 | 10:04Quebec AM Quebec resident considering legal action against Hydro Québec Audio
Quebec AM Quebec resident considering legal action against Hydro Québec Oct 9, 2012 | 10:04Quebec's energy board, la Régie de l'Énergie, gave Hydro-Québec its approval for the installation of a new generation of meters. The project has sparked a debate among both consumer groups and environmental organizations. Kathya Heppell says she moved from Montreal to Sutton because of her electrosensitivity and she's considering a lawsuit against Hydro Québec because of this decision.
Oct 9, 2012 | 13:04Quebec AM International Summit of Cooperatives underway in Quebec City and Levis Audio
Quebec AM International Summit of Cooperatives underway in Quebec City and Levis Oct 9, 2012 | 13:04What may be the biggest global gathering ever for the cooperative movement is under way in Quebec City and Lévis. It's the International Summit of Cooperatives, and we'll get an overview of how the coop movement wants to re-shape the world's troubled economies. Tom Webb is the Conference manager. He's also a professor at Saint Mary's University in Halifax -- a co-sponsor of this week's events.
Oct 9, 2012 | 7:05Quebec AM Cruise ships in Saguenay Audio
Quebec AM Cruise ships in Saguenay Oct 9, 2012 | 7:05The long weekend was a busy one for cruise ships travelling the St-Lawrence, with six of these huge vessels coming into our ports. Two of those ships made stops in Saguenay, one of the many ports of call now along the St-Lawrence. CBC's Rachelle Solomon stopped by City Hall to speak with Saguenay Mayor Jean Tremblay, who supported the idea from the start. She also met some of the people enjoying the cruise.
Oct 9, 2012 | 9:43Quebec AM Wales Home using Wi-Fi to provide better care for residents Audio
Quebec AM Wales Home using Wi-Fi to provide better care for residents Oct 9, 2012 | 9:43The Wales Home in Cleveland, Quebec is one of several care homes for seniors in the region. The centre is stepping-up its ability to respond to its residents using GPS. It's a first in Quebec, and our Eastern Townships reporter Sarah Rogers went to visit the Wales Home last week to see how the techology works.