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Episode date 12 October 2012
Interviews and reports
Backroom boy tells why progressives lost power in Canada
(RCI/Er Shen)
Canada is currently governed by the right-of-centre Conservative Party. In the last election it won less than 40% of the popular vote while progressive parties won more than 53%. Part of the problem for progressives was that the vote was split between parties that refused to join forces.

But there’s more to it than that according to Liberal strategist Warren Kinsella. He has written a book called “Fight the Right: a Manual for Surviving the Coming Conservative Apocalypse.”
Canadian dispels myths surrounding Muslim immigrants
Doug Saunders is the International Affairs editor for the Toronto, Ontario based newpaper, The Globe and Mail,  He's also an accomplished author who says there are many myths surrounding Muslim immigration to western countries. He says his research shows there is no factual basis for these myths.

He sets out his research in his new book "The Myth of the Muslim Tide" with the subtitle " Do Immigrants Threaten the West".

RCI's Marc Montgomery speaks to Mr Saunders about his book.which seeks to dispel the many myths and allegations surrounding Muslim immigrants and their communities.

Civil liberties association on Canada's UN Universal Periodic Review
The rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrant workers, the right to peaceful protest, and  the number of Aboriginal women in Canadian prisons, are some of the issues raised by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) as part of its submission to the United Nation's Second Universal Periodic Review of Canada.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to Sukanya Pillay, the Director of the National Security Program at the CCLA.
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Leader speaks out on bullying
(CBC file photo)
The premier of a Canadian province has spoken out against bullying in a lengthy, live television interview. [...]
Canada: creator of International Peacekeeping
On Oct 12, 1957, then Canadian external affairs minister Lester B Pearson received a telegram from Sweden. It informed him of his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize that year. It was due to events of the previous year during the Suez crisis of 1956. [...]
Backroom boy counsels progressives to regain power in Canada
(Er Shen)
The right rules in Canada even though the Conservative Party only won 40% of the popular vote in the last election. A liberal strategist explains why and what progressive parties have to do to win back power in Canada. Watch this site for the interview. (ld)
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