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Episode date 30 October 2012
Interviews and reports
Ontario student campaign to boycott fast food
(Key Gordon Communications)
The campaign is called “Stick it to fast food”.  The logo is provocative, and the manifesto is straightforward, readin in part:
" that is their trick. If you put enough salt, sugar and fat in anything it will taste good. Fast food companies are getting rich feeding us garbage. And it’s making us fat and sick".

The campaign was begun this week by the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association. They want to get students to boycott fast food for the month of Novement.

In a coincidental move, it comes at the same time as the Ontario Medical Association has made calls for an added tax on junk food to encourage people to make healthier food choices. The OMA says childhood obesity is and will be a major health concern.

Harid Zafari is the president of the Ontario Student Trustees Association and one of the drivers behind the fast food boycott.  RCIs Marc Montgomery reached the grade 12 student  by cell phone at Don Mills High School in Toronto.
Canadian group launches "Tackle Tax Havens" campaign
'Canadians for Tax Fairness' says the Canadian money in offshore tax havens is now at an all-time high. The group, made up of a wide range of citizens, unions and other organizations, has just launched (Oct 29) a campaign called 'Tackle Tax Havens: Bring Our Tax Dollars Home!',

The campaign's focus is a cartoon figure of the one dollar coin with sunglasses - wanting to come home.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to Dennis Howlett, the Executive Director of Canadians for Tax Fairness.
Work-Life Balance Harder to Find
Melanie Berezan works on her laptop while her children do their homework before swimming lessons in Surrey, British Columbia, June 14, 2010.
Canadians take pride in the fact that we live in a country recognized as one of the best in the world.   But, as the findings of the 2012 National Study on Balancing Work and Caregiving in Canada suggest, there is a lot of room for improvement.  For Linda Duxbury, a professor at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in Ottawa, and Christopher Higgins of the University of Western Ontario, this is the third such study in 20 years.  And according to Professor Duxbury, the results are quite dismal and bleak.  Carmel Kilkenny spoke with Linda Duxbury to find out why.
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Giller Gala Celebrating Canadian Writing
Photo courtesy of CBC
Some of the best stories in Canadian literature will be honoured tonight at a black-tie event in Toronto. CBC Radio’s, Jian Gomeshi will host the televised gala. [...]
Canada's largest national arts advo­cacy body closing its doors
The Cana­dian Con­fer­ence of the Arts (CCA) has just announced (Oct 30) it will begin wind­ing down its oper­a­tions imme­di­ately, after 67 years of existence. The CCA is Canada's largest national alliance of the arts, cul­ture and her­itage sec­tor. [...]
Don't mess with the moose! (redux)
(Prince George, RCMP)
Yep, Im hooked on animal stories! A word of advice, don’t mess with Canadian moose (or bears or..) Anwyay, it’s only been about a fortnight since my last angry moose story. [...]
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