Alliance Romaine resists against the development of the Romaine river

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Christoper Scott from Alliance Romaine talks about the group’s resistance to development of the Romaine River in northern Quebec. He seeks about the ecological and economic problems with the project, and why Alliance Romaine activists are walking around in front of Hydro Quebec’s office at eight A.M. in white elephant costumes.

For more information on Alliance Romaine:

http://allianceromaine.wordpress.com/

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Speaking out against bill 60

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As public testimony concerning Bill 60, the so-called ‘Secular Charter of Values’, continues at the National Assembly in Quebec City, many individuals, towns and organizations are speaking out against a law that they see as xenophobic and unfair. CKUT brings you an interview with Dr. James Kelly, a member of the Political Science faculty at Concordia University.

Anthony Housefather comes out against the Quebec Charter of Values

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As the commission on Bill 60, the Quebec Values Charter, continues at the National Assembly in Quebec City, CKUT brings voices speaking out against racism and xenophobia. Anthony Housefather, the mayor of the Cote-St-Luc borough, has come out against the charter.

Concordia students hold press conference to present research on condo conversions

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On January 16th Concordia University urban planning students in instructor Ted Rutland’s Urban Laboratory class held a press conference to announce the results of their semester-long research study into condo conversion development in Montreal’s Petite Patrie borough, which in recent years has been leaving more and more low income rental tenants in the neighborhood displaced.

Partnering with Martin Blanchard, community organizer at Comite logement de la Petite Patrie, Rutland and his twenty-four students put in thousands of hours studying municipal and provincial government databases, to prove that a major legal loophole exists in Montreal’s decades –old condo conversion moratorium, a loophole that is putting tenants at risk.

In these highlights from the press conference, recorded by CKUT volunteer Susan Fitch, students Zoe Pearce, Athanasios Boutas, and Robert Seitzberg describe some key points in the results of their class’s research, and offering recommendations on how to solve the problem of Montreal’s flawed condo conversion moratorium.

Jan 24 / Off the Hour : Remembering Pete Seeger

Tune in to CKUT today and listen to Off the Hour from 5 to 6pm!

Featured on today’s programm:

The latest edition of Groundwire, community radio news from coast to coast. Today’s edition was produced on Musqueam First Nations territory by Morgan Yee at CiTR in Vancouver British, Columbia.

As public testimony concerning Bill 60, the so-called ‘Secular Charter of Values’, continues at the National Assembly in Quebec City, many individuals, towns and organizations are speaking out against a law that they see as xenophobic and unfair. Tonight, Off the Hour brings you an interview with Dr. James Kelly, a member of the Political Science faculty at Concordia University.

An interview with Christopher Scott from the Alliance Romaine, an advocacy group that is calling for a halt to Hydro Quebec’s dam construction on the Romaine River in northeastern Quebec.

Remembering folk icon and activist Pete Seeger, the legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger who died Monday at the age of 94.

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