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CJLO News Director Erica Fisher speaks with Martin Luther King III


Following his speech at Concordia University, CJLO news director Erica Fisher spoke to Martin Luther King III about the current situation in Egypt. 

Click below to listen.

Mubarak stays on as Egyptian President

Tensions are as high as ever in Egypt. In a televised address yesterday evening, Mubarak defiantly refused to step down as president. He did make some concessions, saying he would transfer his power to his vice president Omar Suleiman.

But Egyptians were not happy, expecting the speech to be his last. Groups of the protesters broke away from Tahrir Square after his speech. Some headed to the presidential palace and others for the state television station, both heavily guarded by the Egyptian military.

February 10th 2011

Read by Joel Balsam

Produced by Melissa Mulligan 

Articles by Erica Fisher and Jessica MacDonald

Your wish is the CSU's command


The Concordia Student Union has acted according to its students' wishes. At its council meeting Wednesday night, the CSU passed all six motions put forward by the informational general meeting last month. These include motions denouncing the actions of Concordia and the Quebec government regarding tuition increases. The council will also work towards banning the advertisement of credit cards on campus.

The councilors  applauded after the passing of each motion. They represented the direct wishes of the student body. Between one-hundred and-fifty and two-hundred students attended the IGM where they were formed. 

Pharmetics recalls over-the-counter drugs

A manufacturer is recalling drugs from pharmacy shelves.
Health Canada said the medications are all over-the-counter in-store brands made in 2007-2008.
So far, no one has been hurt by the drugs
Inspectors at the Pharmetics plant in Laval suspected there was possible contamination between product lines and mixups with expiry dates. 
The recall includes acetaminophen tablets, and sinus and back pain relief medications.
The stores affected include Pharmaprix, Jean Coutu, Proxim and Loblaws. 
If you have any of these medications at home, bring them to your point of purchase. 

February 9th, 2011

Read by Sarah Deshaies

Produced by Nikita Smith

Stories by Michael Moore, Alina Gotcherian, Sarah Deshaies

"Reasonable accomodation" all over again with PQ kirpan motion


KirpanIn Provincial news, the dispute over Sikh kirpans is making a comeback in the Quebec legislature.

The Parti Quebecois announced on Tuesday it would introduce a motion barring Sikhs carrying ceremonial daggers from entering the National Assembly building.

Last month, four Sikhs were denied entry into the building because some refused to surrender their kirpans.

The Charest liberals said little then, but PQ member Louise Beaudoin commended the security guards for making the right choice.

More traffic problems looming for Montrealers

Think Montreal’s traffic situation is bad now?

According to a new report, it could get a whole lot worse during the reconstruction of the Turcot interchange. The QMI news service is reporting that half the lanes on the Ville Marie expressway will have to be shut down for 16 months.

Taxi Dashboard Decor in Court

A court ruling will soon determine whether a Montreal taxi driver has the right to decorate his cab.

The taxi driver claims that his decorations should be permitted under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The cab’s décor includes religious objects, the Canadian flag and photos.

Taxi regulations prohibit any objects in the cab that aren’t related to the job.

The taxi driver feels targeted after he made complaints about the cab bureau failing to deal with unlicensed taxi drivers.

The taxi driver has previously received seven tickets for violating the city’s bylaw.

Flash Love-In at Concordia

As the clock struck noon Monday, Concordians on the first floor of the Hall building chimed the infamous Beatles song about love in honour of Valentine’s Day. The flash-love in as it was called was orchestrated by WHALE, which stands for Wintery Hot Accessible Love-in for Education. As the singing and swaying concluded, the group gathered in for a whopping love-filled group hug. About 25 people showed up to participate. 

This isn't the time to get arrested

Quebec’s justice system could fall on some hard times.

 Prosecutors might go on strike today after last minute negotiations.

Fire in Downtown Montreal

In local news, more than one hundred firefighters rushed downtown to stop a fire on Sherbrook street west Sunday night. The fire caused an estimated one million dollar damage to an art gallery. The worse damages were on the third floor and the roof, were the fire is believed to have started. None of the tenants living about the gallery were injured. Several hundreds of pieces of art were saved with little damage. The fire was not characterized as arson by the Police Department.  Investigations into what happened are still ongoing. 

Victory of ice dancer duo Crone and Poirier

Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier obtained their first national senior ice dance title at the Canadian figure skating championship on Sunday.The winning duo reached a total score of one hundred and sixty four .21 with a performance to The Beatles “Eleanor Rigby”.  In the tight competition, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje from Waterloo, Ontario came in second, with one hundred and sixty three .18 points. 

Is Maxime Bernier Canada's Sarah Palin?

There’s a strong backlash to Conservative MP Maxime Bernier’s recent language comments. In an offhand remark to a Halifax radio station Bernier questioned Bill 101 as restricting people’s linguistic freedom and choice.

Amongst the fury of responses Liberal MP Denis Coderre charged that Bernier’s arguments make Sarah Palin look like an intellectual. The online culture was less than polite in their response, resorting to name-calling. Most of the supportive responses came -not surprisingly - from English Canada.

Packers Steel Super Bowl

The Green Bay Packers became Super Bowl champions Sunday night. NFL player Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes. And Nick Collins returned an interception for another score. All leading the Packers to a 31- 25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. This was Green Bay's fourth Super Bowl title.


February 7th 2011

Read by Correntine Rivoire

Produced by Gareth Sloan

Stories by Marcin Wisniewski, Chris Hanna, Sarah El Fangary, and Correntine Rivoire

Charest to prorogue National Assembly

Quebec Premier Jean Charest announced he will prorogue the National Assembly to update the Liberals’ agenda. Charest said this is completely normal for a party in majority to do at this point in its mandate.
Charest’s Liberals were re-elected in December 2008 and do not have to call another election until December 2013.
The Parti Quebecois opposition says that Charest is using prorogation as a tactic to distract the people from his government’s shortcomings.
Last week, Charest replaced his chief of staff and shuffled his cabinet.
Charest said the National Assembly will be prorogued by the end of February.

Joel "Stringbean" Suss

Smart, charismatic and dedicated are just a few of the words thrown around when Joel Suss’s name comes up in conversation. A relatively new addition to CJLO, Joel has been a member for just over a year. In the short time that Joel has been on board, his show, The Sports Injection (which he hosts alongside Taimur Tanoli and Ben Wenger) has become a fan favorite. With calls from local fans to those far away, the energy on the show is always positive and the people who call in, although they don’t always agree with the boys, still love and respect them.

February 4th, 2011

News read by Jessica MacDonald and produced by Erica Bridgeman.

Stories written by Michael Moore, Jacqueline Di Bartolomeo and Samah Fadil.

Carry-on rules relaxed in Canadian airports

New, less stringent airport security regulations have come into effect which may allow for more efficient travel. CATSA is the agency in charge of these regulations. They have eased the restrictions on carry-on items. Passengers are now permitted items like tools and scissors that are no longer than six centimeters. Chuck Strahl is the Canadian transport minister. He says CATSA now wants to focus their efforts on higher level threats, like explosives. Airports also

February 3rd 2011

Read by: AJ Cordeiro

Produced by: Melissa Mulligan

Articles by: Jessica MacDonald, AJ Cordeiro, Alina Gotcherian

February 1st, 2011

News read by Cassandra Keating and produced by Erica Fisher.

Stories written by Dominique Daoust, Aisha Samu, Celia Ste. Croix, Joel Balsam and Sofia Gay.

January 31st 2011

Read by Sofia Gay

Produced by Gareth Sloan

Stories by Corentine Rivoire, Erica Fisher, and Sarah Elfangary