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Food Fight: Is it more ethical to eat meat if you kill the animal yourself?

(Corey Morse/The Grand Rapids Press)

(Corey Morse/The Grand Rapids Press)

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When it comes to Food Fights, the debate about the ethics of eating meat is one of the most heated. For close to a decade, Tovar Cerulli was firmly on one side. He was a vegan, eating no animal products at all.

But now he's changed his diet, and his world view, with the help of a rifle.

It's a choice that lets him stay true to the reasons he chose a vegetarian lifestyle, while still eating meat.

It's not a choice, however, that everyone can support.

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Canada China FIPA, "Sorta" separatists, Incentive pay for teachers, Ethics of hunting

Canada China FIPA,
On this episode Jim hears a number of perspectives on the ethics of hunting animals for meat, and on the newly-ratified China-Canada FIPA. The show also features an argument in favour of performance incentives for teachers, and a request for politicians to think about citizens, not taxpayers. We'll also take a look at three of Canada's "sorta" separatist movements.

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Canada ratifies its new FIPA with China

Canada ratifies its new FIPA with China

Canada has now ratified its new Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) with China. The agreement was first signed in 2012, and will now take effect October 1, 2014.

It's raising a lot of concern on Parliament Hill, and on social media.

The agreement has been criticized for being lopsided in favour of Chinese investors, and for opening Canada up to lawsuits and legislative interference.

One international trade consultant says, however, that many of those concerns are overblown.

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Forget Scotland: 3 'sorta' separatist movements in Canada

Forget Scotland: 3 'sorta' separatist movements in Canada
Scotland may be the biggest player in the world's separation movements right now. But across the globe, groups small and large are always working to make their region distinct, and even sovereign. This week, we look at three Canadian dreams, from regions whose residents might choose to be a bit less Canadian. Since these aren't regions that will likely face referendums any time soon, we're calling them "sorta separatists."

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Food Fight: Is it more ethical to eat meat if you kill the animal yourself?

Food Fight: Is it more ethical to eat meat if you kill the animal yourself?

When it comes to Food Fights, the debate about the ethics of eating meat is one of the most heated. For close to a decade, Tovar Cerulli was firmly on one side. He was a vegan, eating no animal products at all.

But now he's changed his diet, and his world view, with the help of a rifle.

It's a choice that lets him stay true to the reasons he chose a vegetarian lifestyle, while still eating meat.

It's not a choice, however, that everyone can support.

Read More »

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OPINION: Teacher pay should be based on evaluations

OPINION: Teacher pay should be based on evaluations
For most Canadian teachers, pay is based on years of service and level of education alone- not on any sort of achievement. Sachin Maharaj says that's not right. He says the whole system would be better if teachers got raises for being good teachers.

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