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Our Show: March 2011 Archives

Election Panel: Week 1

It's week one of the federal election campaign. Every Thursday at this time, candidates will sit down in the Daybreak studio for a panel discussion on a particular issue. Today we discussed seniors and the issues that matter to them. Vivian Barbot is seeking election in Papineau for the Bloc Quebecois. Rodolphe Husny is a Conservative candidate in Outremont. NDP candidate Jeff Itcush is running in Mount Royal. And Francis Scarpaleggia is seeking re-election for the Liberal party in Lac-Saint-Louis.

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A tale of two Syrias

Syria had been largely unaffected by the protest movement sweeping the Arab world. Until two weeks ago. That's when protests sprung up in the southern part of the country. Then on Friday security forces opened fire on protestors in the town of Daraa. Western human rights groups say as many as 60 people were killed. President Bashar Al-Assad spoke Wednesday to express grief for the relatives of the people who died. But he says it is up to Syrians to stop the protests. Many of the thirteen million Syrians living outside Syria support the regime. Wednesday night, several hundred Syrian-Montrealers gathered downtown to show their support for president Bashar Al-Assad. Albert Rezko was there. Afra Jalabi was at the gathering too, but for a different reason. She's pushing for an overhaul to the regime that's been in place for the last 40 years.

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Daily danger

Decarie/SherbrookeDaybreak listener Ramin Salimi worries for his children and himself every time they cross this street.  He says he's sure he'll be hit by a car one day.  His story, this week on Street Whys.

(Photo: a pedestrian hurries across Sherbrooke Street as she peers over at the lineup of drivers waiting to turn onto the Decarie expressway. Monique Lacombe, CBC Montreal)

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