Harper v. McLachlin: Michael's Essay; Justice for Residential School Survivors; Mail; Ira Basen's Listumentary; An Ode to the Oboe; Vancouver - the "most Asian" city outside of Asia; Frank Faulk goes to Butchering School


This week on The Sunday Edition for May 18, 2014.
Michael's Essay - Harper v. McLachlin: "Madam Chief Justice McLachlin is the soul of discretion, and refuses to talk even abstractly about any case which might confront her in court.  In fact, getting her to say anything even mildly tendentious is like trying to get blood out of a Rice Krispie square."

Justice for Residential School Survivors: (5:00) Now that The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has finished its hearings, two aboriginal scholars join Michael to talk about what should come next. Writer Lee Maracle says forgiveness and "blending in", are not in the cards. Taiaiake Alfred, Director of the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria, says the first step is restitution. 

Mail: (33:17) Listeners were not happy about our interview with Canada Post's Deepak Chopra

Ira Basen's Listumentary: (39:52) That's a documentary.....with a list. 13 Fascinating Things You Probably Didn't Know About Online News.  Clickbait, for sure.

An Ode to the Oboe: (1:26:00) Sarah Jeffrey defends her much-maligned, but essential, orchestral instrument.  She is principal oboist for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra -- and an expert reed-maker too.

Vancouver - the "most Asian" city outside of Asia: (1:51:04) This week, the Premier of B.C., Christy Clark, apologized to Chinese-Canadians for decades of discriminatory policies, including the so-called "head tax." Today, 43% of Metro Vancouver residents are of Asian heritage. Michael talks to businessman Farid Rohani.

Bringing Home the Bacon: (2:05:37) Frank Faulk takes us to a butchery workshop offered through the Minga Skill Building Hub in Guelph, Ontario.

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