Canadian investors are hoping for better times today after yesterday's drop of 433 points on the TSE, the biggest drop in more than three months, while GM stock closed below $10.00 for the first time in over 50 years; oil is at an all-time high of over $145/bbl; fires in Saskatchewan are still raging, forcing people to evacuate their homes; in northern California, raging fires are threatening home owners and forcing evacuations; as Canadians continue to debate whether Dr. Henry Morgentaler should be inducted into the Order of Canada, reports are being released that the deciding board may not have been unanimous; 15 hostages held by Columbian rebels were freed yesterday; a
daring daylight robbery in Montreal has police hunting for three bandits who robbed an armored truck at a church; in B.C., a landslide sent several train cars carrying chemicals into the Thompson River, officials say there are no leaks so far; a thin stream of lava is flowing down the snowy slope of one of Chile's most active volcanos; reports say that the Ontario and Federal governments are considering allowing Las Vegas-style sports gambling in casinos; two men who allegedly tried to rob a group of people on the TTC had the tables turned on them, one of the men is in hospital with serious head injuries, and both men are facing charges; thousands of dead carp are washing up on the shores of Lake Simcoe, the Ministry of the Environment is investigating.
Jeff reports in from Quebec City;
Bev speaks with Gen. Walter Natynczyk about his new job as Chief of Defence Staff;
Bev talks with Cindy Crawford about her life as a mom, and her new line of furniture for Canadians;
Graham talks with Pat Foran about auto insurance, and what to do in difficult situations where it's not clear who should pay;
Bev talks with Chris O'Donnell, actor, and Patricia Rozema, director, about their new movie Kit Kittredge: An American Girl;
Bev sits down with Libby Norris to talk about the efforts of McDonald's to supply fitness programs for its employees;
Loren Christie talks with Bev about a recent survey showing that Canadians ranked third in travel etiquette (with Japanese tourists coming in first, and Germans and British tying for second place), and what we can do to move up to first place.