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.

Society

Quebec tables much-anticipated language legislation

Quebec’s Coalition Avenir Québec government has tabled much-anticipated–and controversial–legislation that it says will strengthen and protect the French language in the province. The proposed bill would revamp the province’s long-standing language legislation, known as Bill 101–first adopted in 1977 by »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canadian Civil Liberties Association says steep fines don’t help Covid fight

In a report published today, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association says some provinces took a more punitive approach toward COVID-19 infractions during the pandemic’s second wave and questions if that is the best way forward.  “Our new report finds that, »

International, Society

Tragically Hip set to return to national television at Junos in June

The iconic Canadian musical rock band The Tragically Hip are set to perform on television for the first time since the death of their lead singer, Gord Downie, almost four years ago. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences »

Society

An agreement is reached to move on in Yukon

It appears politicians in Yukon are moving forward following the April 12 territorial election that finished in a tie between the two leading parties–a vote that saw the final standings decided a week later in a drawing of lots. On »

Society

Retail sales in Canada rebound in February but variants present a challenge

New figures from Statistics Canada show that Canadian retail sales climbed in February–to $55.1 billion, a rise of 4.8 per cent. The government recording agency said the rise was boosted by sales at new car dealerships, gas stations and clothing »

Economy, Health, International, Society

House of Commons passes back-to-work legislation in Port of Montreal dispute

The House of Commons has approved legislation to end a strike by over 1,100 dockworkers who walked off the job on Monday at the Port of Montreal. The bill is aimed at reopening the port–after Vancouver, the country’s busiest–as quickly »

Health, Society

Nova Scotia shuts down to fight rising spread of COVID-19 variants

Nova Scotia is shutting down for at least two weeks to try to stem a growing number of COVID-19 cases. Today, the province–so long protected from the worst ill-effects of the COVID-19 crisis, courtesy of its membership in the so-called »

Economy, International, Society

Government tables back-to-work bill to get Montreal Port moving again

Canada’s federal government is moving to end a strike at the Port of Montreal after more than 1,100 workers walked off the job on Monday. Federal Labour Minister Filomena Tassi tabled back-to-work legislation on Tuesday in the House of Commons. »

Health, International, Society

In search of safety, report lists changes needed to protect migrant workers

A new report has delivered 35 recommendations to try to improve–and ensure–the safety of migrant farm workers in Ontario. Among other things, the report, released Tuesday by Reuven Jhirad, the province’s deputy chief coroner, calls for improved access to health »

Politics

Final standings in last Monday’s Yukon election are still to come

Last Monday’s territorial election in Yukon still isn’t over. “Official addition,” took place Thursday and Monday’s unofficial results were certified. There were no surprises. With 10 seats needed to form a majority government in the 19-seat legislature, the Liberal Party »