Terry Haig
Terry Haig
Terry Haig has been a journalist for over 40 years and a radio host for over 20. He was been with RCI since 1972, playing the role of writer, producer, newsreader and and on-air personality. Mr. Haig is also an actor, having performed in over 60 films as well as on the stage in Canada, the UK and the United States. He is perhaps best known for his work with the Montreal Expos baseball team when he was a beat writer, a columnist and the analyst for Expos games.

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Updated North American free trade agreement appears set for ceremonial signing on Friday

Canada’s foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, says the updated North American Free Trade Agreement–now known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement–is “on track” to be signed Friday at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires. Since Friday’s signing is strictly ceremonial because all three» 

Society

Hate crimes reach all-time high in Canada

Police-reported hate crimes are at an all-time high in Canada. A Statistics Canada report released Thursday shows the number of hate crimes rose by 47 per cent in 2017, the last year for which data was collected. The report says» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Costs of processing ‘irregular’ asylum bids rising

So-called “irregular” asylum seekers are costing the federal government about $340-million this year, or about $14,000 per person. And that number is expected to rise as more people seek asylum in Canada. The figures are contained in a report, “Costing» 

Former Quebec premier and PQ stalwart Bernard Landry dies at 81

Bernard Landry, a long-time stalwart in the Quebec independence movement and former Quebec premier, has died at the age of 81 at his home in Verchères, south of Montreal. Landry served as the province’s premier from 2001 to 2003 and» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Music royalty celebrating Joni Mitchell’s 75th in Los Angeles

They’re rolling out the red carpet in Los Angeles this week for a Canadian icon. Joni Mitchell is celebrating her 75th birthday and artists including James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Seal, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall and Rufus Wainwright are» 

Economy, Society

A carriage horse’s death in Montreal brings sadness and anger

The collapse and death of a carriage horse Sunday afternoon in Montreal is unlikely to alter the timing of the city’s upcoming ban on the use of the carriages–known locally as calèches–at the end of next year. Speaking to reporters,» 

Economy, Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Ottawa announces more funding for cities in fight against poverty

Canada’s federal government is promising more money to fight poverty in Canada, pledging $1.25 billion over the next nine years to cities and $43 million to funding territories over the same period. In making the announcement on Monday, Social Development» 

Health, Society

Ottawa vows to repay short-changed disabled veterans

The federal government has confirmed a CBC News report that more than 270,000 former Canadian soldiers have been short-changed because of an accounting error worth at least $165 million. Minister of Veterans Affairs Seamus O’Regan says all the veterans, their» 

Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Society

Canada’s National Healing Forest Project comes to Quebec

There is not shortage of forest land in Canada: 347 million hectares, nine percent of the world’s woodland. That’s nearly 10 hectares of forest land per person, more than 17 times the world average. Forty-two percent of Canada is forest. But»