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20 APRIL 2011 at 12 H 00 (HE)

THE LINK - Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hour 1…

Toronto play highlights Inuit experience: Factory Theatre in Toronto is presenting Night by Canadian playwright and director Christopher Morris. The play examines the North's precarious relationship with the South through the eyes of a 16-year-old Inuk girl played by Tiffany Ayalik. The Link's correspondent Lyne-Francoise Pelletier met the actor to talk about the play, her character and the story that unfolds over 24 hours of darkness in Pond Inlet, Nunavut.

www.humancargo.ca

www.factorytheatre.ca/performancespring.html

 

SONG: Butterfly

ARTIST: Elisapie Isaac

ALBUM: There Will Be Stars

 

Biblio-file - Larissa Andrusyshyn’s Mammoth: In Mammoth, an inventive elegiac debut collection of poetry by Montreal author Larissa Andrusyshyn, a reindeer herder discovers a mammoth preserved in the snow, and while scientists attempt to trace the mammoth's genome to create a duplicate of the species, the poet asks the mammoth to attempt the same to bring her deceased father back to life.

 

SONG: Working Man Blues

ARTIST: Matt Andersen

ALBUM: Something in Between

 

Ask Caroline Yang: As a country with a relatively small population and a low birth rate, it's no surprise that Canada is looking to immigrants and workers in other countries to fill some of the positions available in companies here. And while there are many people with the training and skills Canadian companies are looking for - they can still find it quite challenging to adapt to Canadian workplaces. Caroline Yang is a human resources professional and an immigrant herself and we turned to her form some insights on adapting to working in Canada.

 

Eagle "nest-cams" enthrall Canadians: Thousands of Nature lovers have been watching breathlessly this Spring, as newborn eagle chicks emerge from their eggs "live" online, thanks to strategically placed cameras in their nests. Marc Montgomery talks to David Hancock of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation about what to look for as you watch his increasingly popular eagle-cams.

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/index.php?topic=cam-sites

 

Sports slam: Ian Jones drops by with a check of sports news.

 

Hour 2…

 

Courting the immigrant vote: Political parties running in Canada’s current federal election are paying a great deal of attention to the immigrant vote. The Link’s Lynn Desjardins tells us why immigrant voting patterns could have a major impact on the outcome.

 

SONG: Lean Into The Wind

ARTIST: David Myles

ALBUM: Turn Time Off

 

Post-election violence in Nigeria splits the country along religious lines: The election of Nigeria's incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan on the weekend has exposed what analysts say are deep divisions in the African country. Can the impoverished Muslim north and the oil-rich Christian south come to terms? Marc Montgomery speaks with Africa expert, John Galaty, an associate professor of anthropology at McGill University.

http://www.mcgill.ca/anthropology/faculty/fulltime/john_galaty/

 

SONG: DNDABP

ARTIST: Mr Something Something

ALBUM: Deep Sleep

 

Ask Caroline Yang: Canada has a shortage of skilled workers and as the population here ages, this country is turning more and more to immigrants and workers recruited from other countries. Caroline Yang says these foreign-trained workers sometimes find it hard to build their careers in Canada. She's a human resources professional and she talks to Marc Montgomery about these issues and how they can be handled in Canadian companies.

 

Indo Canadian Report: Kraft tantalises South Asian Canadians' taste buds: Kraft Canada is making a concerted effort to target South Asians in Canada by hiring a chef to come up with delicious Indian recipes using Kraft products. Rashi Khilnani tells us why Kraft is marketing to this group, and whether their recipes are popular. Also, are South Asians open to eating more processed food?

http://www.kraftcanada.com/kraftkakhana/home.html

 

SONG: Mustt Mustt

ARTIST: Kiran Ahluwalia

ALBUM: AAM ZAMEEN - COMMON GROUND

 

Sports Slam: Ian Jones is in with the latest from the world of sport. 

Daily subjects 

Courting the immigrant vote

Political parties running in Canada's current federal election are paying a great deal of attention to the immigrant vote. The Link's Lynn Desjardins tells us why immigrant voting patterns could have a major impact on the outcome.( Photo: Istockphoto )

Post-election violence in Nigeria splits the country along religious lines

The election of Nigeria's incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan on the weekend has exposed what analysts say are deep divisions in the African country. Can the impoverished Muslim north and the oil-rich Christian south come to terms? Marc Montgomery speaks with Africa expert, John Galaty, an associate professor of anthropology at McGill University.( Photo:AP Photo/Sunday Alamba )

Toronto play highlights Inuit experience

Factory Theatre in Toronto is presenting Night by Canadian playwright and director Christopher Morris. The play examines the North's precarious relationship with the South through the eyes of a 16-year-old Inuk girl played by Tiffany Ayalik. The Link's correspondent Lyne-Francoise Pelletier met the actor to talk about the play, her character and the story that unfolds over 24 hours of darkness in Pond Inlet, Nunavut.

Eagle nest cams enthrall Canadians

Thousands of Nature lovers have been watching breathlessly this Spring, as newborn eagle chicks emerge from their eggs "live" online, thanks to strategically placed cameras in their nests. Marc Montgomery talks to David Hancock of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation about what to look for as you watch his increasingly popular eagle-cams. ( Photo: hancockwildlife.org )

Kraft tantalises South Asian Canadians' taste buds

Kraft Canada is making a concerted effort to target South Asians in Canada by hiring a chef to come up with delicious Indian recipes using Kraft products. Rashi Khilnani tells us why Kraft is marketing to this group, and whether their recipes are popular. Also, are South Asians open to eating more processed food?

COMMENTAIRES

21 April 2011 - 16:18

Gas is only C$1.42 in Quebec, Marc! (Presumably that's per litre.) In the UK at the moment petrol (gas) is £1.37 (C$2.16) a litre. The price has less to do with oil prices and more to do with taxation. Here it is £0.55 for the fuel and £0.82 (that's 148%) for the tax. What's more, if fuel ever got back to £1 per litre, the fuel would be 24 pence and the tax would be 76 pence (that is 311%). In any case, Libya only supplied around 2% of the World's oil before the civil war started. PS In the UK gas is petrol. Gas is what you get when you eat beans (or else it is piped to your house so you can heat your beans in a skillet (pan) on the hob or cooker (stove)). And here was me thinking you speak English in Canada!

Sent by Roger Christie, Whitehaven, Cumbria, England

21 April 2011 - 14:01

Hi Marc, Your fellow squillionnaire Bernie Ecclestone could use some of his money to buy RCI; then you could afford to employ some proper sports reporters for The Link. But then, of course, they would only talk about sport, which wouldn't be anything like as entertaining as what we get now. Keep up the good work. Regards, Roger Christie

Sent by Roger Christie, Whitehaven, Cumbria, England

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