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April 2011 Archives

Campaign Insights and Turbulence

Former ADQ leader Mario Dumont comments on electoral waves and his own experience.
Two Bloc supporters go public with their call to support the NDP and Stephen Harper's Conservatives run into protesters in Mont Royal.

Plus our callers tell acting host Steve Rukavina how the campaign has changed their vote - or not.

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Voting Intentions

Host Bernard St-Laurent asks listeners how they are going to vote and whether the cautions raised by two English newspaper editorials about the NDP will influence them. Gazette columnist Don Macpherson talks about where he sees the various campaigns ending up.

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Third Ever Election Quiz

Our panelists return for our 'best of three' Election Quiz championship. All in a Weekend host Dave Bronstetter and former Radio Noon host Nancy Wood take on CBC reporter Steve Rukavina and assignment editor Katherine Canty. Test your own skill as you listen to Quiz Master Bernard St-Laurent grill our contestants on political party switchers, former senators and solo party representatives.

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Vegas Vacationing Candidate

The NDP finds itself answering questions about a candidate from Quebec who has gone to Las Vegas while the campaign is still on. We hear from the CBC's James Cudmore who's on the NDP bus.

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Farm Panel - April 27

Dairy farmer Jeannie Neveu, sheep and beef producer Bob Laberge, and agricultural specialist Hugh Maynard gather for our weekly go-around on farm matters. This week internet and technological developments dominate the discussiion with host Bernard St-Laurent.

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Candidates Round Table - Final Week

Our four candidates spar over the environment, veterans on the campaign trail, and where voters are leaning. Listen in as the Bloc's Nicole Demers, Marlene Jennings of the Liberals, Jeff Itcush of the NDP and Rodolphe Husny of the Conservatives debate the issues and each other.

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Radio Noon's Election Highlights - Week Four

From our lively candidates' round table grappling with sovereignty to a surprising surge in the polls, we have our weekly highlights election package.

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Accuracy of Online Polling: NDP/Liberal Fallout

Host Bernard St-Laurent gets all the ins and outs of online polling. He talks with CROP vice-president Yuri Rivest and the head of Carleton's journalism department Chris Waddell. As well he interviews Westmount-Ville-Marie Liberal incumbent Marc Garneau who's taking nothing for granted.

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Bloc Bus Changes

Host Bernard St-Laurent talks with CBC reporter James Fitz-Morris about Gilles Duceppe's new fighting stance as he takes on all the federal parties. 

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Bloc Candidate Nicole Demers

Nicole Demers talks about her campaign on the ground in Laval where she is seeking re-election.

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Farm Panel - Tuesday April 19

Our farm panel reduced to two this week, Jeannie Neveu, a dairy farmer and Hugh Maynard, an agricultural specialist, join host Bernard St-Laurent.

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Candidates Round Table - Week Four

Sovereignty and surprising polls headlined this week's gathering of candidates with host Bernard St-Laurent. Thierry St-Cyr of the Bloc Québecois, Thomas Mulcair of the New Democrats, Marlene Jennings of the Liberals and Rodolphe Husny of the Conservatives took on the issues and each other.

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Radio Noon's Election Highlights - Week 3

Listen to our highlights recap as we take our listeners through the big televised Leaders Debate. We also have our own weekly Round Table discussion with candidates, our Second Ever Election Quiz and the fallout from the Guergis affair.

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The Guergis Affair

Senior Producer of CBC's Election Centre David Taylor takes us through the events surrounding Helena Guergis' departure from the Conservative Party and the latest developments. The former women's minister accuses the PMO of launching a smear campaign against her. Stephen Harper says political problems led to her dismissal. 

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Post French Debate

Radio Noon takes the temperature after the debates. Host Bernard St-Laurent hears from the upbeat New Democrats bus, checks in with an image guru, talks with a Green Party candidate, gets the lowdown on the campaign wish list of Quebec City's mayor and learns more about 'Debate Darling' Muguette Paillé.

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Second Ever Election Quiz

We took our Election Quiz on the road on Wednesday in our post English debate remote broadcast from Place Ville Marie. Once again, Bernard St-Laurent was our Quiz Master.

You can see how your political knowledge compares with All in a Weekend host Dave Bronstetter, former Radio Noon host Nancy Wood and CBC reporter Steve Rukavina and assignment editor Katherine Canty. We warn you -- they're really good!   

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Farm Panel April 12th

Listen to our weekly round table on farm issues with dairy farmer Jeannie Neveu, beef and sheep producer Bob Laberge and agricultural specialist Hugh Maynard.

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Candidates Round Table - Week Three

Differing party platforms, balancing the budget and predicting the debates dominate this week's round table of politicians. Thierry St-Cyr of the Bloc Québecois, Rodolphe Husny of the Conservatives, Thomas Mulcair of the New Democrats and Marlene Jennings of the Liberals join in an animated debate hosted by our Bernard St-Laurent.

 

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Radio Noon's Election Highlights - Week 2

Our weekly Election Highlight Reel: a recap of the best election moments on Radio Noon. Host Bernard St-Laurent grappled with 'all things political' from our weekly Monday round table of candidates to the 'gotcha' attitude in the political party back rooms to feature interviews...  
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Bruno Tremblay of the Greens in Studio

Bruno Tremblay, the Green candidate in Lac-St-Louis came to the Radio Noon studio on Wednesday of this week to take callers' questions and tackle issues of policy and strategy with Radio Noon host Bernard St-Laurent.

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War Room Strategies

Host Bernard St-Laurent and CBC Election Co-ordinator David Taylor look at the 'gotcha' attitude of political party backrooms.

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Unwanted Dogs to Toronto

Shipments of abandoned dogs from Quebec to Toronto could end. The campaign called the French Connection is running out of money, even though more than 600 unwanted dogs have been adopted in the Toronto area. We spoke to Johanne Tassé of the Companion Animal Adoption Centres of Quebec at 50 Blvd St Charles, P.O. Box 26760, Beaconsfield, QC, H9W 6G7 or info@caacq.ca.
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Rural Church Vandalism

Vandals targeted two rural churches in the Lower Laurentians in the span of a week. Church officials suspect the thieves were looking for specific objects. Bernard St-Laurent explores what can be done to protect our rural heritage.

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Rae in Studio

Liberal Bob Rae was 'one on one' with Bernard St-Laurent in the Radio Noon studio for an election interview. The Liberal Party's bridge promise, its candidate vetting process and its foreign policies were all on the agenda.

 

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Metro 'Star of David'

A Metro store in Westmount was told to take down its display of 'Star of David' symbols over its Passover products after someone complained. The symbols went back up when more customers responded, saying the company was over-reacting.

Bernard St-Laurent spoke with the store owner, a company executive, a rabbi and our callers.

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Farm Panel April 5th

Chocolate milk and sugaring off are all part of this week's farm panel. Dairy farmer Jeannie Neveu, beef and sheep producer Bob Laberge and agricultural specialist Hugh Maynard join
Radio Noon host Bernard St-Laurent.

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Candidates Round Table - Week Two

Radio Noon brings together Thierry St-Cyr of the Bloc Québecois, Marlene Jennings of the Liberals, Rodolphe Husny of the Conservatives and Jeff Itcush of the New Democrats.

Are the Liberal family promises ripped from the NDP playbook? Are the Conservatives favouring Newfoundland hydro development at Quebec's expense?

These are just some of the issues under the spotlight with host Bernard St-Laurent.  

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Radio Noon's Election Highlights - Week 1

Each week we'll post highlights from Radio Noon's election coverage.

This week: Candidates on the attack over the budget and coalition; Charest's wish list; Should the Green Leader be included? a sampling of Radio Noon's First Ever Election Quiz and our very own Election Minutes.

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Bed Bugs Update

A week after Montreal's launch of its campaign to beat back the persistent little pests, we hear from an exasperated listener, an exterminator (Debbie Expert Extermination) describing the pitfalls, the landlords' association's worries about a bed bug registry, and a representative from the city.  

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First Ever Election Quiz

Listen to Radio Noon's First Ever Election Quiz: CBC All in a Weekend host Dave Bronstetter and former Radio Noon host Nancy Wood take on CBC video-journalist Peter Akman and assignment editor Katherine Canty. Our callers join in on all things political as host Bernard St-Laurent plays Quiz Master.

 

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