Oct 19, 2012 | 10:34Quebec AM Part 1: Professor Norman Cornett Audio
Quebec AM Part 1: Professor Norman Cornett Oct 19, 2012 | 10:34Norman Cornett is a religious studies professor who lives in Montreal and guest teaches at universities across Canada, the United States and Europe. He made headlines in 2007 when, after teaching for 15 years at McGill University, he was dismissed without explanation. It may have been Cornett's unconventional teaching methods that led to his dismissal. Prof. Cornett came to Sherbrooke to speak to students at Bishop's University this week. Ainslie MacLellan spoke to him from our studio in Sherbrooke.
Oct 19, 2012 | 9:48Quebec AM CRTC rejects Bell's bid to acquire Astral Media Audio
Quebec AM CRTC rejects Bell's bid to acquire Astral Media Oct 19, 2012 | 9:48The CRTC has rejected Bell's bid to acquire Astral Media, saying it would have created too much media concentration. Bell's competitors, including Quebecor, lobbied massively against the deal. Consumer organizations across the country also argued against it, and among them was Option Consommateurs. Robert Cazelais is the organization's Executive Director.
Oct 18, 2012 | 13:40Quebec AM Uranium exploration project in the Otish Mountains Audio
Quebec AM Uranium exploration project in the Otish Mountains Oct 18, 2012 | 13:40The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has given the green light to the uranium exploration project in the Otish Mountains. We'll hear what both the company and the Cree are saying about what should happen next. Denis Boucher is spokesperson for Strateco Resources, which has been working on the project for six years. We also speak to Matthew Coon-Come, Grand Council Chief of the James Bay Cree.
Oct 18, 2012 | 11:22Quebec AM Cuba makes changes to exit visa policy Audio
Quebec AM Cuba makes changes to exit visa policy Oct 18, 2012 | 11:22The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it will no longer require islanders to apply for an exit visa, eliminating a restriction that has been in place since 1961, the height of the Cold War. The news of the lifting of the measure was welcomed by many as a restoration of citizen's rights. But Cubans who fled the country are being a little more measured in their response. Vincent Echavé is a professor of surgery at the Universite de Sherbrooke. He was born and raised in Cuba. He left in 1961.
Oct 17, 2012 | 10:06Quebec AM Housing Issues in Nunavik Audio
Quebec AM Housing Issues in Nunavik Oct 17, 2012 | 10:06A Quebec housing rights advocacy group called the Front d'action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU) is sponsoring a commission that is travelling across the province to hear about housing issues. The popular commission's first stop was in Nunavik last week where it heard from Inuit leaders, social groups and residents of Kuujjuaq, the region's largest community. Our Townships Correspondant Sarah Rogers looked into some of the major housing issues facing people in that part of the province.
Oct 17, 2012 | 8:35Quebec AM Planning the future of the community of Asbestos Audio
Quebec AM Planning the future of the community of Asbestos Oct 17, 2012 | 8:35The asbestos mining region of Quebec is wondering what happens now, after the decision last week by the Marois government to withdraw the financial lifeline to the Jeffrey mine. Georges-André Gagné is the town's Director-General, attended two important meetings yesterday and tells us how things went.
Oct 16, 2012 | 10:54Quebec AM Jacabums: Making washable diapers in the Townships Audio
Quebec AM Jacabums: Making washable diapers in the Townships Oct 16, 2012 | 10:54MaryBeth Johnston is a mother of six and runs a daycare from her home... and in the midst of it all, she sets up her sewing machine in the middle of the kitchen table to work on her own homemade washable diapers. Johnston makes her line of cloth diapers, called Jacabums.
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.