Off the Hour / Apr. 8, 5-6pm / #QC2014 post-election roundup

( Photo by Stefan Christoff )

Tune in to Off the Hour today from 5-6pm on CKUT for all the best in community radio news from Montreal and beyond!

Featured on today’s program

-Post-election analysis from Benjamin Gingras, spokesperson for ASSE. Off the Hour will be speaking with Gingras about the election of a PLQ majority government under Philippe Couillard, and the impact this could have on austerity measures in Quebec, as well as the student movement.

-On March 31st a Maritimes Energy Association Briefing came to a halt due to the protests of several Mi’kmaq women.The Nova Scotian Energy Minister’s plan to discuss new oil and gas projects in the province were interrupted when Eliza Knockwood. Mi’kmaq mother and activist, took the stage to protest harmful extraction on unseceded land. Knockwood’s efforts were also supported by a large rally of environmental activists who stood in opposition of energy projects including the proposed energy east pipeline. CKUT’s Sula Greene spoke with Eliza Knockwood about her experience that morning and the urgent need to protect our land and water.

-And finally, we bring you the latest edition of Groundwire, produced by CFRC radio in Kingston, ON.

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