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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.

Monday

We launch the election with a dynamite Candidates Round Table. Host Bernard St-Laurent referees as Thomas Mulcair of the New Democrats, Marlene Jennings of the Liberals, Thierry St-Cyr of the Bloc Qu├ębecois and Agop Evereklian of the Conservatives tackle the non-confidence vote in the Harper government, the federal budget and the war of words over coalition.

Here's an excerpt on the budget: the first speaker is Agop Evereklian, followed by Thomas Mulcair, Marlene Jennings and then Thierry St-Cyr

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Here's an excerpt on coalition: you hear first Marlene Jennings, followed by Thierry St-Cyr, then Thomas Mulcair and Agop Evereklian.

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Tuesday

Our first Election Minute... a compendium of factoids, political observations and historical quirks. In this first item, Sally Caudwell looks at past Canadian votes in May:

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Wednesday

Hear some of our discussion on whether Green Party leader Elizabeth May should be included in the televised Leaders Debates. Her party's Quebec lieutenant says leaving May out could turn off voters. Here's an excerpt from our interview with Georges Laraque:

 

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Thursday

A Coalition Election Minute by Radio Noon's Sally Caudwell:

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Friday

Jean Charest weighs into the election campaign with Quebec's wish list and helping fund Newfoundland's hydro development of the Lower Churchill Falls is not one of them. Here's an excerpt from our National Assembly reporter, Tim Duboyce.

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Here's a highlight from our First Ever Election Quiz. Listen in as CBC personalities Dave Bronstetter, Nancy Wood, Katherine Canty and Peter Akman take the political challenge. 

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Get a recap of our election highlights each week. Check our website for daily segments on the election. 

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