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May 2011 Archives

Radio Noon Crosstalk-Wed June 1, 2011

Gilbert Bennett.jpgDo you have a question about the plans to develop Muskrat Falls for hydroelectric power?  You can put it straight to Gilbert Bennett, who is Nalcor's Vice-President of the of Lower Churchilll Project.Muskrat falls.jpg

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Radio Noon Archives- Tuesday May 31

CBC Archives.jpgIn today's archive feature, Signal Hill's noon day gun...

 

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Wilfred Zerbe, Dean of Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial.

Wilfred Zerbe.jpgWilfred Zerbe believes that if you want the best international students, and the best facilities and programs - tuition has to go up.
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Peter Cowan - Sheshatshiu shooting update

Peter Cowan.jpgIt started off as a call for help from the police.

But the situation got out of control, winding up with a stolen police cruiser, and shots fired at the man who stole it--

 

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Radio Noon Crosstalk: Tues May 31, 2011

Matthew Kerby.jpgPhone in and let us know if you'd like to see an elected Senate!  Ramona's guest is Memorial University political scientist Matthew Kerby.  We can't give you a life-time appointment, but we can give you a chance to have your say!

 

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Labrador Bear on Cars

It's not every day that you wind up with a bear staring at you through the windshield of your vehicle.

But that's what happened to Diane Budgell of North West River on Thursday.

Bear on Car.jpgThat's before the bear went right up on the roof of her car.

She speaks with Cindy Wall of A Labrador Morning.

 

 

 

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Cathie Lawless - Flooding in Eddies Cove West

Flooding is causing problems in Eddies Cove West on the Northern Peninsula today.

  

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Derek Windsor, program director Bridges to Hope

Bridges to Hope.jpgThe new Bridges to Hope Community Kitchen celebrated its official opening this morning in St. John's.

 

 

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Radio Noon Crosstalk: Mon May 30, 2011

Whether you've got a puppy or an older dog with some habits you'd like to change, phone in and get some great advice from dog trainer and animal behaviourist Glenn Redmond.  From how to keep them off the couch to how to get them to walk nicely on a leash to how to handle agressive behavious, Glenn's got lots of practical advice.

 

 

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John Dicks - Chair of Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador

Hospitality NL.jpgHospitality Newfoundland and Labrador is tackling a new transportation issue this tourist season.

 

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Gary Keating, Mayor Long Harbour

gary Keating.jpgIt's another sign that construction at the Vale site in Long Harbour will soon be in full swing.

 

 

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Former Premier Danny Williams - Perplexed

Danny Williams.jpgHe can't fathom why the provincial government won't cough up the cash for an AHL team.

 

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Coming Up on Crosstalk-Fri May 27, 2011

Mack Furlong.jpgMack Furlong is in for another memorable round of Trivia.  You've got questions for him, and you know he's got questions for you!  Call in.

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12:35-1:30 Nfld/12:05-1 Lab

CBC Sports reporter Don Power - AHL Subsidy

Don Power.jpgThe provincial government has decided it won't subsidize an AHL hockey team for St. John's.
St. John's Sports and Entertainment was hoping for 500-thousand dollars a year.
But Tourism Minister Terry French says that wouldn't be the right use of taxpayers dollars.


 

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Coming Up on Crosstalk-Thurs May 26, 2011

Marc-Andre Gagnon.jpgOur question:  do you want a universal pharmacare program in Canada?  Ramona's guest is Carleton University professor Marc-AndrĂ© Gagnon, whose study of pharmacare concludes not only is it doable, but it would actually save the health care system money.  Phone in with your thoughts.

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Tony Chubbs of Happy Valley-Goose Bay - Birds

American Robin.jpgLots of people are enjoying seeing robins back on their lawns.
But this spring, birder Tony Chubbs of Happy Valley-Goose Bay has seen lots of other species, including some exotic ones

 

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Workers walked off the job this morning at the Come By Chance Oil Refinery

Come by Chance.jpgThe CBC's Azzo Rezori is live on site at the refinery.

 

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Teen killed in ATV accident

RCMP Sergeant Boyd Merrill.

There's grief in St. George's following the death of a fifteen-year-old boy.

 

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Radio Noon Crosstalk: Wed May 25, 2011

Breathalyzer device.jpgWe're talking about impaired driving, and asking if every driver should have to blow into a breathalyzer device before getting behind the wheel.  Ramona's guest is Gander lawyer Ray Kuszelewski.  Phone in with your thoughts!

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Radio Noon Archives

CBC Archives.jpgIn today's archive feature, riding the rails in Newfoundland in the mid-1960s...

 

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Michael Hlinka

Michael Hlinka.jpgStats Can put out its report for April showing that inflation is running at three point three percent right now.

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Wayne Young, Director of Injury Prevention for the Red Cross in Atlantic Canada

red cross.jpgWith the May 24th weekend behind us, and the warm weather coming, prepare to see a lot more people on the water.

But don't expect to see them all wearing life jackets.

Believe it or not, there's no law saying they have to.

 

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Radio Noon Crosstalk Tuesday May 20

It's the one and only Peter Scottt in studio to take your calls about gardning.

He's a botanist who knows everyting about edible plants, wildflowers, how to make your garden plants behave, and the value of a strong back.

 

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Walter Smith - Mystery in Conception Bay

There's a mystery in Conception Bay... and there's a man in South River who would very much like to solve it.
Walter Smith is 86, and it's been a long time since his parents died.
But two years ago, someone placed a headstone on his parents' grave.
To Walter's surprise ... whoever did it, got it all right. Every detail is accurate.
 But Walter has no idea who placed the headstone on the grave.
 I asked him to walk me through what happened.

 

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Affordable Housing

Two people who spend a lot of their time thinking about affordable housing are - acting Mayor Shannie Duff and David Murphy, who works with the St. John's Housing and Homelessness Network.
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Fabian Manning - Moose Collision

As CBC has been reporting since early this morning, reappointed Senator Fabian Manning was in a collision last night ... with a moose.

 

 

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Radio Noon Crosstalk: Friday may 20 - Trouting.

Don Hustins.jpgThe Victoria Day weekend is a special time in Newfoundland and Labrador, especially if you're a trouting enthusiast. Author Don Hustins will join guest host John Gushue as we take your stories on trouting, the May 24th and a quintessential part of local culture.

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Fabian Manning - and Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper Fabian Manning.jpgWell Fabian Manning - and Prime Minister Stephen Harper - sure have tongues wagging in this province...and all across the country for that matter.
Yesterday - the PM re-appointed Manning to the Senate.
We know it's the talk of the town...so we wanted to give our listeners a chance to weigh in on this one.
 So - we're opening our phone lines for what we call a "mini-phone-in"...
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Our business columnist Michael Hlinka says the McJob is underrated ...

Michael Hlinka.jpgI'm sure you've heard of the word McJob.
It comes from McDonald's ... and it describes, not pleasantly, a low-wage job that's supposed to be a bit of a dead end. 
Well, McDonald's is getting rid of a LOT of those jobs, in some of its European restaurants.
Our business columnist Michael Hlinka says the McJob is underrated ... and worth keeping.

 

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Peter Penashue is now, officially, a minister of the Crown.

Peter Penashue.jpgThe rookie MP from Labrador was sworn in on Wednesday as the federal minister of intergovernmental affairs. 

 

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Radio Noon Crosstalk-Thurs May 19, 2011

As we gear up for the first long weekend of the warmer time of year, join guest host John Gushue for a discussion of what you're seeing out there in the way of bad driving.  His guests are RNC Sgt Paul Murphy and RCMP Cst Oliver Whiffen. 

 

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Kellie Walsh: Pepsi Refresh

Lady Cove.jpgOver the past few weeks, you've been hearing about several groups hoping to get a grant through the Pespi Refresh program.

The soft drink giant has been funding community projects in various categories through an on-line voting competition.

http://www.ladycove.ca/pepsi/

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St. John's, the Addictions Treatment Services Association holds a mock car crash in the downtown

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Radio Noon Crosstalk-Wed May 18, 2011

The Roil report into the lengthy strike at Voisey's Bay includes a recommendation that would pave the way for contracts to be imposed during other labour disputes.  We're asking if the report is good for labour relations in Nfld and Lab.  Ramona's guests see it very differently:  Richard Alexander of the Nfld and Lab Employers' Council, and Lana Payne of the Nfld and Lab Federation of Labour.  Phone in with your opinion!

 

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Debbie Forward President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses Union

Long hours and excessive overtime have been issues for nurses in this province for years.Debbie Forward _ President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses Union.jpg

 

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Radio Noon Archives with Christine Davies

CBC Archives.jpgIn today's archive feature, we'll hear some of the tales told by Sylvester Hayes of his days as a stowaway...

 

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Lorraine Michael NDP Leader

Lorraine Michael NDP Leader.jpgTomorrow, the provincial NDP will introduce a private members' motion calling on the provincial governnent to cover the cost of the test strips that are used to measure blood sugar levels.
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Radio Noon Crosstalk: Tues May 17, 2011

Heating Service.jpgHome heating oil is at very high rates, and electricity prices are expected to go up considerably over the next few years. Do you have questions about how to make your home more energy efficient?  Phone in and put them to contractor Jack Parsons!

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Anna Marie French

The Puppet and the poet.jpgA 93-year old woman from Shoal Harbour has proven it's never too late to follow your dream.
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Dr Goldman -

Dr. Goldman.jpgA St. John's psychiatrist faces a four-month licence suspension after word leaked out that he'd issued thousands of prescriptions over the internet to American patients.
Patients that Dr. Mohammed Mekawy never examined.
For a sense of how big an ethical breach that was, we've reached CBC's resident house doctor, Brian Goldman.


 

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Coming Up on Crosstalk-Mon May 16, 2011

We want your opinion:  Are there any pristine areas left in Nfld & Lab, or do we humans leave signs behind just about everywhere we go?  Ramona's guest is author and avid outdoorsman Darrin McGrath.  Phone in with your opinion.

 

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Radio Noon Crosstalk- Friday may 13, 2011

Exercise.jpgHave you been wondering if you've been getting the most out of your workout? Lots of us do. Ramona's guests on Crosstalk can give you their opinion.  They are kinesiologists David Behm and Alan Hamilton, and they're brimming with great tips for you. 

 

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Josie Penny, author of So Few on Earth: A Labrador Metis Remembers

So.jpgHer book, "So Few on Earth: A Labrador Metis Woman Remembers" is published by Dundurn.

And it's nominated for an Atlantic Book in the historical writing category.

 

 

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Don Rowe - Secretary-Registrar - Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board.

Don Rowe.jpgThe case of a local doctor who was prescribing drugs over the internet raises lots of questions about on-line pharmacies.

 

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Peter Petipas, manager of Monty's Place, Whitbourne

Monty's Place.jpgMonty's Place on the highway at Whitbourne is a popular place for travelers to gas up or get a bite to eat.

This week, it's been a popular place for thieves.

 

 

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Nfld and Lab College of Physicians and Surgeons will sanction psychiatrist Mohammed Mekawy

Mohammed Mekawy.jpgHe lost his licence in the United States for illegally prescribing drugs over the internet.

But Mekawy has been working at Eastern Health since 2003.

 

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Aubrey Goulding is the owner/operator and principal bee keeper at Paradise Farms

An Entomologist with the Bee Research Centre in Switzerland believes Newfoundland is paradise for honey bees.
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Radio Noon Crosstalk-Thurs May 12, 2011

MMSB.jpgPut your questions about the MMSB to the man in charge.  Leigh Puddester is the Chair and CEO of the organization, and he'll be in studio to take your calls on plans for e-waste recycling, paint recycling, the plans to get rid of the tire stockpile in Dunville, or anything else you want to ask about.

 

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Dr. David Allison - medical health officer for Eastern Health.

Dr. David Allison.jpgA student at Goulds Elementary is being treated for tuberculosis.

To get more information, we've reached Dr. David Allison, the medical health officer for Eastern Health

 

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Dr Shawn Hamilton - rheumatologist

Dr Shawn Hamilton.jpgGetting in to see a rheumatologist in this province is going to be more difficult soon.

 

 

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John Dicks, Manager of marketing systems and human resources, Steele Hotels

John Dicks.JPGGPS troubles.

 

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Ethel Dickinson memorial

Ethel Gertrude Dickinson.jpgChances are you've never heard of Ethel Dickinson, even though there's a huge monument to her memory in St. John's.

She was a volunteer nurse during the first world war, and during the Spanish Flu outbreak.

And she paid a high price.

The Association of Registered Nurses of Nfld and Lab is holding a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument this afternoon to mark National Nursing Week.

Beverly White is the President of the association.

 

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George Murphy, Consumer Group for Fair Gas Prices

George Murphy.jpgHe's warning people to brace for a steep jump in the near future.
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Crosstalk-Wed May 11, 2011

ATV.jpgWhat do you think:  can we ever get ATVs off the roads?  It's a long-standing problem in many communities. The town of Conception Bay South has just announced it will confiscate vehicles when drivers violate traffic rules.  And CBS mayor Woodrow French is Ramona's guest in studio. 

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Radio Noon Archives

CBC Archives.jpgIn today's archive feature, we'll hear how a desire to see the world would lead a young boy to go to sea as a stowaway.

 

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Corporal Ron MacDonald - RCMP Traffic Services, Nova Scotia

A woman from St. John's left Nova Scotia RCMP shaking their heads after pulling her over for excessive speeding. She was clocked at 173 kilometres an hour.
And it turned out there was an infant in the back seat of the car.
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Ray Childs, Councillor, Town of Elliston

The town of Elliston has water troubles.
And that was more than apparent on Sunday evening, when a fire destroyed the home of a family of eleven.
Firefighters had to hook their pumper up to a brook because the water pressure in the nearby fire hydrant was too low.
Ray Childs is a town councillor in Elliston.
He says the town's water problems go way back, and aren't going to be solved anytime soon.
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Radio Noon Crosstalk: Tues May 10, 2011

The Green house.jpgGardening expert Kim Thistle of The Greenhouse in Little Rapids takes your questions!  From liming your mossy old lawn to getting some spring pruning under your belt, Kim can get you all geared up for the growing season ahead.

http://www.thegreenhouse.ca/contact.html

 

 
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Radio Noon Crosstalk-Mon May 9, 2011

Eastern Coyote.jpgWhat do you think:  should we be afraid of coyotes?  Are you seeing them in residential areas?  Do you think they get a bad rap, or do they make you nervous?  Phone in! Ramona's guest is Mike McGrath, a senior biologist with the provincial government's Wildlife Division.

 

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Coming Up on Crosstalk-Fri May 6, 2011

Mack Furlong.jpgGet ready!  It's Mack Furlong, with another edition of Trivia!  Phone in with your questions for him.  Expect the unexpected when it comes to his questions for you!

 

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12:35-1:30 Nfld / 12:05-1 Lab

Michael Hlinka - business columnist

Michael Hlinka.jpgOur business columnist Michael Hlinka is still thinking about the election outcome. And a key promise that each of the major parties made. One he's hoping will be kept.
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Dr. David Saltman is the chair of oncology at Memorial University

Dr. David Saltman.jpgLast week, we told you about a report from the group, Charity Intelligience, on cancer fundraising. The group takes a closer look at how charitable donations are used.
And when it comes to cancer, they found that some of the deadliest cancers--such as lung and colorectal cancer get the least amount of charitable research money.
While some of the more survivable cancers--such as breast cancer get far more research dollars.
Dr. David Saltman is the chair of oncology at Memorial University, and on staff at the H. Bliss Murphy cancer centre.

 

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Dwight Lethbridge - Cartwright gas prices

Cartwright labrador.jpgWe have higher gas prices across the province today.
The lowest you'll pay is a dollar-forty-point-seven.
But it's even higher in places like Cartwright.
People in Labrador are used to high fuel prices, but we wanted to know what they think of this latest increase.
Dwight Lethbridge own businesses including the Cartwright Hotel, a salmon lodge and Dewy's Gas Bar.
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Radio Noon Crosstalk-Thurs May 5, 2011

Grace Pastine.jpgA complex question today:  Should euthanasia be legalized in Canada?  The majority of people who answered that questions on CBC's Vote Compass said yes.  Phone in with your thoughts.  Ramona's guest is Grace Pastine of the BC Civil Liberties Association.  The group has launched a lawsuit aimed at legalizing medically-assisted deaths.

 

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RADIO NOON ARCHIVES

Christine Davies CBC Media Librarian_.JPGIn today's archive feature, with Mother's Day coming up this Sunday, Christine Davies will be here with a nod to a woman of the outports.... the late Mary Anne Counsel.
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Kay Matthews, provincial representative on the board of the Canadian Association of Midwives,

KAY MATTHEWS.jpgLast year, the provincial government passed legislation that will pave the way for midwives to be regulated in Nfld and Labrador.
But it's still going to take years before you'll see midwives delivering babies here.
To find out why, the Nfld and Labrador representative for the Canadian Association of Midwives is in studio.
She's Kay Matthews. 
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John Downton, Suncor Energy

Terra Nova offshore oil platform.jpgSour gas continues to affect Terra Nova oil production.
It first became an issue last fall.
And it's reduced 1st quarter production by almost half compared to the same time period last year.
John Downtown handles communications for Suncor Energy in St. John's.
He's on the line: 
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RADIO NOON Crosstalk: Wed May 4, 2011

Proffessor david Philpott.jpgLily Cole.jpgWe're asking if inclusion in the classroom is working.  The idea is to include all students, regardless of their abilities. Phone in with your thoughts.  Ramona's guests are , and Education Professor David Philipott.

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Sarah Eichert - fire on MacDougall Street

 

hi-house-fire-20110503.jpgThere was a fire this morning on MacDougall Street, in downtown St. John's. And one woman is grateful the Fire Department reacted the way they did. Sarah Eichert (EYE-shart) lives next door to the house that caught fire. She spoke with the CBC's Cecil Haire.

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Michael Ignatieff has announced he's stepping down as Federal Leader of the Liberal Party

Here's part of his announcement this morning. Michael Ignatieff.jpg

 

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Armand Mackenzie head of the Innu Council of Nitassinan

armand-mackenzie.jpgThe big question today is whether the only Conservative M-P to win a seat in Nfld and Labrador will become the province's next cabinet representative. That would be a landmark decision. Peter Penashue is already making history as the first Innu person to become an M-P. But he wasn't the only Innu person elected to parliament last night.
Jonathan Genest-Jourdain took the Manicougan seat for the NDP.
Armand Mackenzie heads up the Innu Council of Nitassinan.
And he's a negotiator for the Quebec Innu on land claims.
We've got him on the line from Sept Iles, Quebec. 

 


 

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Radio Noon CrossTalk - Monday May 2

LEMON-AID.jpgToday on the show, your questions for Phil Edmonston, the author of the ucg09.jpgLemonaid guides to new and used vehicles.

From car to mini-vans to pick up trucks to SUVs and vans, Phil can give you some advice on the brands he likes a lot right now, and those he's not so keen on.

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