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Episode date 22 August 2012
Interviews and reports
Better paid unionized workers contribute to economy
Canada's largest labour organisation, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has just released a study showing the economic impact of better paid unionized workers.

The study "The Union Advantage in Canadian Communities" highlights the higher wages of workers who are in unions, and how much more is added to the Canadian economy because of this. For Canada as a whole, the CLC estimates that $793 million per week is added to the economy.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda talked to Ken Georgetti, the president of the Canadian Labour Congress, to find out more.
Smaller cities in Ontario innovate when adapting to climate change
(CP PHOTO/Dave Chidley)
A recent study by the Clean Air Partnership shows that smaller communities in Ontario have been doing their share in coming up with innovative ways to adapt to climate change.

Gilda Salomone speaks with Kevin Behan, director of research at the Clean Air Partnership and with Thomas MacPherson, road infrastructure program manager of the York region.
Rock for Tibet in Montreal
Tibetan artwork
In 2007 the Dalai Lama appealed to the Canadian government to help exiled Tibetans. The Canadian government responded by agreeing to welcome 1,000 Tibetans displaced in Arunachal Pradesh, India. The first group of immigrants is expected to arrive early in 2013.  Sunrise and Good People is the name of a band eager to help.
Carmel Kilkenny spoke with Xavier Auclair of Sunrise and Good People to find out more about the band and their work
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