Action Items – A Few Light Topics

From the April 27th edition of the Friday Morning After on CKUT 90.3FM in Montreal and worldwide at

How do the police determine when a protest has become a riot? Why does the legal definition of violence differ so greatly from the way the word is used in the media? In the first part of this week’s Action Items, we crack open the criminal code and discover all the ways in which both the police and the media are getting it wrong.

In part 2, we tackle Bill M312, the private member’s bill that seeks to reopen the abortion debate. Is there something hypocritical about demanding Stephen Harper quash the discussion? How do we balance the desire for an open Parliament against the risks of reopening critical rights issues?

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