Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | Categories: Episodes
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Today's guest host was Mike Finnerty.
Part One of The Current
It's Tuesday, June 26th.
Canada is in 51st place in a ranking of government openness, behind Angola, Colombia, and Niger.
Currently, an outraged Prime Minister Harper says the government will no longer comply with access to information requests from anyone who does government transparency rankings.
This is The Current.
Elliot Lake Disaster Rescue - Reporter
The horror deepened yesterday at the wreckage of the collapsed Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake, Ontario. Bad news came from Bill Needles of the Heavy Urban Search and Rescue Team … the Toronto-based unit assisting the rescue effort.
With that announcement, the mission shifted from one of rescue to one of recovery. A disturbing shift since rescue workers had detected signs of life from one of the two people known to be in the rubble.
Then the search was back on.
The Ontario Provincial Police are still trying to determine exactly how many people are missing and could still be in the wreckage. CBC news reporter Lorenda Reddekopp is covering the story for CBC Radio, and she joined us from Elliott Lake.
Elliot Lake Disaster Rescue - Vigil
Catherine Timleck-Shaw lives in Elliot Lake, Ontario. She's been holding a vigil at the Algo Centre Mall since the roof collapsed. And that's where we reached her this morning.
Elliot Lake Disaster Rescue - MPP
Michael Mantha is the NDP MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin. Elliot Lake is his home and that's where we reached him.
This segment was produced by The Current's Chris Wodskou, Kristin Nelson and Kathleen Goldhar.
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