Remy's Wake - Part One
A little more than a year ago, Remy Beauregard came home after a difficult day, went to bed and died in his sleep. At the time, he was the President of Rights and Democracy, a relatively obscure, publicly funded Canadian human rights agency. He died of a heart attack on January 7th, 2010, after a fractious board meeting. Before that, he had endured months of turmoil within the organization, and mounting stress over his strained relations with some members of the group's board of directors. Since then, it has been a tumultuous year for Rights and Democracy.
Tomorrow, Aurel Braun -- the board's chair -- will appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development. Gillian Findlay is one of the co-hosts of CBC Television's The Fifth Estate. She has been working with The Current on a special two-part documentary about Remy Beauregard and the organization he led. Gillian Findlay joined Anna Maria in studio to introduce the documentary, Remy's Wake. (Listen to Part Two here)
Other segments from today's show: