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Radio Noon - February 8, 2011

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As we told you recently, Service Canada is closing 13 community outreach offices in the province. Two offices close at the end of March, the remainder close on March 31st 2012. Those communities will now be serviced by outreach visits two days a month by workers with the Canada Employment and Immigration Union workers (CEIU). Denise Richey is the National Vice President of the CEIU for NL. 
Yesterday on the show, we brought you the first part of a documentary by CBC producer Heather Barrett. It's about our aging population. She went to Garnish on the Burin Peninsula, which is just one example of a greying community and the issues that come with it. Here's part two of "This Old Town".
Tuesday means time to welcome Christine Davies to the studio. She's here each week with a sound recording from the CBC Radio Archives. Today, the brain drain out of Nfld and Lab in the sixties.
Would you support a guaranteed annual income in Canada? It would mean that the government would make sure Canadians would receive the same base amount of money. But with every dollar earned, a dollar would be claw-back. Conservative Senator Hugh Segal believes it's time to start talking about a guaranteed annual income.
And he's my guest on Crosstalk this afternoon.