After meeting personally with opposition group leaders, AlJazeera English managing director Tony Burman seems to have secured a place for the channel in Canada's media landscape. Canadians now seem excited for a new voice in news, and ready for the network to hit airwaves this fall.
On July 9, 2009, a press conference was held outside the Seaton House shelter in Toronto regarding an incident involving Brian DuBourdieu, who is currently homeless, and five city managers at Seaton House.
On June 24th, 2009, Brian DuBourdieu went to The Seaton House men's shelter in downtown Toronto to get something to eat and a night's sleep. Instead, he ended up spending the night in the emergency room of St.Mike's hospital.
Church Street was closed down on the night of June 26th, for Toronto's first Trans Pride March celebrating transgender and transsexual people.
Iranian-Canadian CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi sits down with rabbletv's Sachin Seth to discuss the past, present and future of Iran's democratic system, political ideologies and new youth movement.
He lamented the Iranian government for handling the post-election uprising so violently and for using a "loose interpretation of Islam" to oppress the people.
Dr. Charles E. Pascal's report, "With our best future in mind," advises Premier Dalton McGuinty on the implementation of full day learning for 4- and 5-year-olds in Ontario. The report came out on June 15.
Under the recommendations, neighbourhood public school will be the hub of every community, where parents will get everything from prenatal advice and nutrition counselling to childcare for those under four, full-day kindergarten, and before and after and summer school programming.
Work will begin in 2010, as per McGuintys campaign promise in 2007.
For more information on the report, visit http://www.ontario.ca/en/initiatives/early_learning/ONT06_018865.
In this episode host Wayne MacPhail interviews Matthew Blackett, the publisher of Spacing Media.
Laura Flanders of GRITtv interviews Greg Grandin, author of Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City, who takes a fresh look at how American hubris and imperial ambitions led to the establishment of an outpost of the auto industry in the Brazilian rainforest.
rabble.ca's Wayne MacPhail interviews Sean McGivern, the owner of the Grass ROots Organics EcoFarm in Desboro, Ontario. Sean runs an organic farm and raises heritage grains and livestock. He's responsible for sparking a revival of eco-friendly farming in the Grey and Bruce counties in Ontario.
rabbletv coverage of Toronto Pride 2009 with Queers Against Israeli Apartheid.
For more information about this march and some of the violence directed towards the group (missed by the video), click here.
You're watching "Quick Change - Ten Minutes with the Tenants of Centre for Social Innovation."
In this second episode of Quick Change, host Wayne MacPhail (http://w8nc.com) interviews Centre for Social Innovation tenant Janet Bike Girl (Attard) about bike activism, stencils and recycling.