Off the Hour tonight, 5pm: McGill Daily's "Excuse the News", Groundwire, and more!

Tune in to Off the Hour tonight from 5-6pm for the best community news from Montreal and across Canada!

On the program tonight:

–>The McGill Daily’s “Excuse the News”, a weekly roundup of Mcgill news on CKUT’s airwaves

–>An interview with Etienne Simard of the Assemblée Populaire Autonome de Montréal (APAM) on tomorrow night’s assembly on social movements in Montreal

–>The latest edition of Groundwire, community news from coast to coast to coast! Tonight’s features include:

-One year after the Parti Quebecois took power in Quebec, protestors demonstrate in downtown Montreal.

-Windsor City Council has a vacant seat, but instead of holding a byelection has voted to appoint the city councillor directly! Interview with Kieran McKenzie of Rose City Politics–a municiple politics show on CJAM in Windsor–on the subject.

-Canadian mining company plans to build massive gold mine in Romania that would wipe out four mountains and devastate the countryside. This has been the source of controversy and massive street protests in Romania. We talk to Jamie Kneen of Mining Watch Canada about the project.

-PennEquity wants to develop a large piece of property just within London’s city limits into a shopping complex. Despite the lack of a completed Environmental Impact Assessment report, the London City Council has given the company their blessing.

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