Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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Episode date 6 November 2012
Interviews and reports
Canada: world food supplier, but with domestic problems.
(CBC vid grab)
People concerned about food issues gathered in Edmonton, Alberta this past weekend, to talk about food issues in Canada. 

Issues discussed ranged from genetically modified foods, to exorbitant prices for basic foods in some parts of Canada, to corporate farming pushing family farms out of business,  hunger, making healthy food more available,  and much more.

The conference was called “Powering up: Food for the Future” and was organized by a non-profit national-network of groups and individuals called, "Food Secure Canada".

RCI’s Marc Montgomery spoke to Food Secure Canada executive director, Diana Bronson.
Opposition parties face govt's debate time limits on Canada Panama deal
(Photo CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
Canada's opposition parties, in particular the Official Opposition NDP party, continue to criticize the ruling Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper for limiting the time of discussion on bills before the House of Commons.

The latest involves the government's attempt to implement its free trade agreeement with Panama with Bill C-24, the "Canada-Panama Economic Growth and Prosperity Act".

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda has this report.
Several Seismic Events in Canada
Courtesy of Earthquakes Canada
This autumn has been very active on the seismic scale in Canada, at least on the level that people can feel what is happening.  Earthquakes on the west-coast and in eastern Canada may have people taking stock of their belongings and preparing an emergency plan.

For the second time in less than a month, people in western Quebec felt the earth move.  Early this morning, a quake that measured 4.2 on the Richter scale, was recorded.  There were reports of household items being damaged, including a wall-mounted television falling.  In the late evening of October 10th an even more powerful quake, measuring 4.5 on the scale, occurred in a similar region.
Carmel Kilkenny spoke with Seismologist John Adams from Earthquakes Canada to find out what is causing the events in eastern Canada, and what people should be doing to prepare for a more severe event.
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Stephen Jarislowsky, Eminence Grise of Canadian Finance Stepping Down
Photo courtesy of CBC
Sometimes referred to as the “Warren Buffet of Canada�, Stephen Jarislowsky is stepping down. The 87 year-old co-founded money management firm, Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd. almost 60 years ago. Now it has assets over C$37 billion (US$32.2 billion). Mr. [...]
Mayor of Canada's second largest city Montreal, Gérald Tremblay resigns 'the ultimate sacrifice"
Photo CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
After several days of reflection, Gérald Tremblay, resigned as mayor of Montreal on Monday evening (Nov 5). [...]
Too much salt!
A federal politician from the official opposition New Democratic Party, has tabled a bill towards getting a national strategy on use of sodium. [...]
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