Funding to tackle backlog of airline passenger complaints; companies adopt 4-day work week after U.K. trial; scientists map fruit fly brain; community reeling after truck attack in Amqui, Que.; and orca spotted with baby pilot whale
The federal government has pledged $75.9 million to address the backlog of passenger complaints related to lost luggage and delayed or cancelled flights. Guest host Mark Kelley discusses how to address the root problems with Christine Waugh, who has filed three small court claims against WestJet; Tom Oommen, director general of the analysis and outreach branch of the Canadian Transportation Agency; and John Gradek, an aviation management professor at McGill University and a former Air Canada executive.
Also, after a recent U.K. trial of a four-day work week, over 90 per cent of the participating companies decided to stick to the 32-hour week. We talk to John Trougakos, an advisor at the Work Time Reduction Center of Excellence; and Amanda Watson, a lecturer specializing in labour and capitalism at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C.
Plus, researchers have mapped the brain of a fruit fly. It’s a scientific first that could help us understand our own brains in the future. Marta Zlatic, a neuroscientist who worked on the mapping, tells us more.
Then, two people died and nine others were injured when a pickup truck ran into pedestrians in Amqui, Que., on Monday. We hear more from CBC Quebec reporter Émilie Warren.
And off the coast of Iceland, an adult female orca was spotted with a baby pilot whale — likely not more than a month old. The unusual scenario has surprised experts; we hear why from Elizabeth Zwamborn, a PhD candidate at Dalhousie University in Halifax.