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October 2010 Archives

Phone-in: Your memories of the 1995 Quebec referendum ?

Tomorrow will mark the 15th anniversary of the 1995 referendum on Quebec's place in Canada. It was a gut wrenching moment for a great many people. And we want to hear from you. Where were you referendum night 1995 ?

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Interview with Tarek Fatah, author of "The Jew Is Not My Enemy"

Tarek Fatah is the founder of the Muslim Canadian congress. He's also an outspoken critic of what he calls the dangers of conservative and fundamentalist thinking in Islam. His  new book is called The Jew Is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism......
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Phone-in: Should we be cutting funding to the Canadian Armed Forces ?

The Canadian Armed Forces are slated to pull out of Afghanistan next summer.
Defence Minister Peter MacKay says he wants to cut the military budget by about five percent. Lieutenant General Andrew Leslie has been asked to do just that and last night in Toronto, he provided the first glimpses of his vision.
Leslie wants to cut defence bureaucracy and axe the ranks of reservists......

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Interview: Linda Rodrigue is a champion laugher !

Montreal's first ever laughing championship is coming to town. It's not a comedy night, but people will compete to see who can get the most people laughing. One of the contestants is Linda Rodrigue....

 

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Phone-in: Do you think the Montreal transit system is the best in North America ?

Montreal's public transit system has been named the best in North America. We want to know, do you think the STM deserves this honour?

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Phone-in: Should part of the proceeds from the Brother Andre celebration go to victims of sexual abuse by priests and nuns ?

Thousands of people are expected at the Olympic stadium this Saturday for a special mass to celebrate the canonization of Brother Andre. Each person will pay $5 for the event. But now, a group fighting for compensation for victims of sexual abuse by priests and nuns, wants part of that entry fee.

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Radio Noon Farm Panel - Oct 26

Bob and Jeannie are joined this week by Stephanie Maynard from Quinn Farm - fencing wetlands, rising corn prices, a special ram auction, and u-pick pumpkins are on the agenda
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Phone-in: Is Montreal Becoming Too English ?

The focus on Bill 115 has sparked a new round of debates over the status of French in Quebec. But in today's Gazette, veteran journalist David Johnston brings us a different perspective. He's written a story titled "More English.... or less French?"

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Josh Freed on his new film - "Where Did I Put My Memory ?"

Memory loss is the second greatest health fear for Canadians ... after cancer. In his latest documentary film, Josh Freed looks at why we forget things and what we can do to make our memory better.

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Phone-in: Your reaction to Omar Khadr pleading guilty ?

Earlier today, Omar Khadr pleaded guilty to the five charges against him, including murder and supporting terrorism. It's part of a plea bargain at the U.S. military commission at Guantanamo Bay.

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Phone-in: Was there any justification for what the St Leonard Cougars players did ?

The 26-year-old reputation of the St Leonard junior football team is in tatters.
A few minutes of video showing some players from the team rushing into the stands to fight with spectators, has been around the world. But the team says what isn't seen is that the Cougar players were taunted, subjected to racial slurs, and had bottles thrown at them by the opposing team's fans. The team says it complained to officials but were ignored.

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Interview: Ben Goldacre on Bad Science

The claims in scientific reports and studies can be pretty confusing at times. One day red wine is good for you. The next, it's bad. Eat raw carrots and grapefruits and you'll be cancer free. How do you make sense of it all?
Ben Goldacre is a British doctor and journalist. He's written a new book called Bad Science: Quacks Hacks and Big Pharma Flaks.....

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Phone-in: Are you concerned your recycling efforts are a waste of time ?

It turns out 25% of the material you put in your recycling bin ends up in a landfill. And the companies that recycle products blame the companies that sort the material in the first place. Are you worried you are recycling for nothing? Have you ever wondered where the stuff you put in the recycling bin ends up?

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Interview: Raymond Garneau on the legacy of Pierre Laporte and the October Crisis

Forty years ago this month, the FLQ kidnapped British trade commissioner James Cross. They later kidnapped and murdered Quebec labour minister Pierre Laporte. Many recent news reports have focussed on the members of the FLQ and very little has been said about Mr Laporte. One of his former cabinet colleagues is deeply upset by some of that coverage. Raymond Garneau was a minister in the cabinet of Robert Bourassa.....

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Phone-in on photo radar

A government report says Quebec's photo radar is a success. So much so, there are plans to increase the number of photo radar sites across the province.
"Would you like to see more photo radar on Quebec highways?" Radio Noon listeners debate the issue ....

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Dr Yoram Shir on new study on soy and pain

Dr Yoram Shir of the MUHC on new study trying to find out if a soy-rich diet can reduce chronic pain in women following breast cancer surgery ...

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Feature interview: Donna Thomson on parenting a disabled child

As the wife of one of Canada's top diplomats, Donna Thomson travels widely and hobnobs with the rich and famous.  Donna Thomson is the author of ''The Four Walls of My Freedom.''

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Dr David Nabarro on Global Food Security

David Nabarro - Assistant Secretary-General at the United Nations and co-ordinator of the Secretary-General's High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis tells us about the challenges of feeding an increasingly hungry world.

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The Radio Noon Farm Panel

Jeannie, Bob and Hugh share their views on global food security and what it means to farmers ..... and cows gang up on a bear !!

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Phone-in on Brother Andre name change

Should Queen Mary Road be changed to Chemin St Frere Andre ? Our listeners weigh in on the question ....

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Thursday October 14, 2010

sitenavlogo.jpgA new documentary film about Omar Khadr has it's world premiere tonight - we speak to the the film's producer and Omar Khadr's Canadian lawyer .......

 

 

 

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