Canada AM - Season 2

CTV (ended 2016)




Episode Guide

  • December 29, 2006
    December 29, 2006
    Episode 88
    Saddam Hussein may be hanged as early as this evening, his lawyer says; Jean-Pierre Kingsley will step down as head of Elections Canada after 17 years; lawyer Steven Skurka picks his top legal stories of 2006; Alison Eastwood of HELLO! Magazine lists the top celebrity stories of the year; a new study shows that "Retail Rage" is on the rise and has the greatest impact on people working in retail; Richard Crouse reviews Children of Men, The Painted Veil, and Notes On A Scandal, as well as past Oscar winners Casablanca, Midnight Cowboy, and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest; LCBO's Michael Fagan chats with Bev about drinking options for New Year's Eve parties; Janette Ewen of Chocolat Magazine talks with Marci about how to set the perfect table for your home New Year's Eve party; Cardiologist Dr. Eugene Crystal on holiday heart syndrome; Evgeny Loukianenko from Lancome drops by to show some great make-up looks for holiday parties.moreless
  • December 28, 2006
    December 28, 2006
    Episode 87
    Saddam Hussein's lawyer pleaded to the international community to stop the United States from giving his client to Iraqi officials, in a final effort to stop the former leader's execution; B.C.'s November and December storms topped the list of weather stories of the year; polar bears are facing threats from global warming and need federal protection under the Endangered Species Act, Washington is expected to propose Wednesday; a Russian passenger plane made an emergency landing in Prague after an intoxicated passenger, claiming to have an explosive device, ordered the plane to change course; Canadian Blood Services goes mobile in Alberta in an effort to keep the number of donations from dropping during the holiday season; Pat Foran talks about post-holiday returns, and what consumers can and should expect, as well as looking at gift cards and on-line purchases and returns; Richard Crouse reviews some non-seasonal movies if you're suffering from Christmas overload, including the romantic comedies Breakfast At Tiffany's, Pretty Woman, and When Harry Met Sally.moreless
  • December 27, 2006
    December 27, 2006
    Episode 86
    Former US President, Gerald Ford, dies at age 93; a 17-year old teenager who died during a minor league hockey game is being autopsied to determine the cause of death; Myriam Bedard, charged with the abduction of her daughter, is currently awaiting a bail hearing in Baltimore; Winnipeg residents have created a website to help in the fight against crime; Leslie Beck takes a look at nutrition trends during 2006; an up-date on the World Juniors Hockey Championship in Sweden; Canadian singing legend Andy Kim joins the Canada AM team in the studio; Kris Abel drops by to talk about getting your computer ready for the new year and how to properly install all those holiday gadgets.moreless
  • December 26, 2006
    December 26, 2006
    Episode 85
    A Boxing Day special Canada AM with clips from past shows; the year's top movies in review, CTV's Top 10 news stories, and a conversation with the Prime Minister.
  • December 25, 2006
    December 25, 2006
    Episode 84
    A Christmas Special Canada AM with clips from past shows and musical performances including Sarah McLachlan, Doc Walker, Barenaked Ladies and others.
  • December 22, 2006
    December 22, 2006
    Episode 83
    48-year-old Stephen Wright made his first court appearance today, charged in the slaying of five British prostitutes; Visa Canada estimates that over 7 million Canadians will be out shopping today, making this the busiest shopping day of the year; Michael Silberkleit, of Archie Comic Publications, talks about the modern make-over of Betty and Veronica; research by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation finds that repeat offenders are the main cause of drunk driving; Vancouver police have rescued a man who has been trapped in Stanley Park since last Friday's wind storm; Richard Crouse reviews Rocky Balboa, Dreamgirls, The Good Shepherd and We Are Marshall; Kim Stockwood performs in the studio.moreless
  • December 21, 2006
    December 21, 2006
    Episode 82
    The US is to review the Maher Arar case after U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asked justice department officials to report back to her on why Maher Arar remains on an American security watch list; U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins talks with Seamus about Canada/US relations, as well as giving Canada AM a tour of his home; Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he won't 'cut and run' over Afghanistan, even if it means losing the next election; a coach of a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team has been suspended after players signed a Canadian flag to be sent to troops in Afghanistan; talks between the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) and the producers' organization broke down late Wednesday leaving 21,000 employees just days away from a major strike; Canadian animator Ryan Larkin has returned to the spotlight with his work on animated station IDs for MTV Canada; Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump have gotten into a war of words over the Miss USA scandal; The Whistleblower looks into the case of a man denied refugee status in Canada and returned to Egypt, where he claims he's being tortured; Allan Gotlieb, author of The Washington Diaries: 1981-1989, chats about his book; Matthew Fox talks with Seamus about his new movie We Are Marshall.moreless
  • December 20, 2006
    December 20, 2006
    Episode 81
    Montreal police break up a telemarketing fraud ring that was preying on the elderly in both Canada and the US; U.S. health officials are proposing sterner warning labels for the non-prescription pain-relievers; Dr. Marla Shapiro talks about the labels on painkillers and what you should know about using painkillers; Miss USA Tara Conner has been given a second chance by Donald Trump after agreeing to enter rehab following allegations of underaged drinking and illicit drug use; Alice Panikian, Miss Universe Canada, talks with Seamus about the pressures of pagent competitions; Nova Scotia's education minister, Karen Casey, fired all members of the Halifax Regional School Board on Tuesday, claiming that their constant in-fighting has made the board ineffective; a new AP-Ipsos poll finds that Canadians are just as stressed as Americans; the family of Leslie McFarlane, better known as "Franklin W. Dixon", writer of The Hardy Boys mysteries, have donated his personal papers to the library at Hamilton's McMaster University; Leslie Beck chats with Seamus about how to do some damage control if you've already put on a few holiday pounds; Sulekha Sathi from Toronto Public Library drops by to talk about some classic holiday stories, both old and new, for families; A Thousand Cures takes the title in the contest "Garage Band Face-off" with their song White Top Cadillac, and band members Paul Macri and Dusty Emmer drop by to talk with Bev about the win; Sir Frederick Banting's grand-nephew, Bob Banting, is fighting to keep the Banting homestead out of the hands of developers; Rita Silvan, Elle Canada editor-in-chief, drops by to talk about the new trend in model health, and the impact it will have on the industry; Kathy Klodas of Granowska's Bakery with some Polish classics in the "Sweets & Treats" series.moreless
  • December 19, 2006
    December 19, 2006
    Episode 80
    British police have made a second arrest in the murder investigation of five prostitutes with the arrest of a 48-year old man in Ipswich; Prime Minister Harper made two election style stops in Quebec where he announced plans to return farmland in Mirabel and launch a hydro development program; Dr. Homer Tien, a trauma surgeon at Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, says that a little alcohol may help brain-trauma patients; Malcolm Watson, an American living in St. Catherines who was convicted of sex crimes in Buffalo, was ordered deported yesterday; for the second year in a row, vandals have damaged a nativity scene in Old Montreal; Dr. Marla Shapiro drops by to talk about how to avoid stress this holiday season; Stanley Coren, author of Why Does My Dog Act That Way talks with Seamus about dogs' personalities and quirks; researchers at the University of Oslo have found that human rituals took place over 70,000 years ago in Botswana; the Canada AM team makes some Austrian struedel in the "Sweets & Treats" series; the team checks in with Xander and his mom Jennifer Martens one year after his heart surgery, performed when he was only four hours old.moreless
  • December 18, 2006
    December 18, 2006
    Episode 79
    British police have arrested a 37-year old man for the murders of five prostitutes; the missing climber found dead on Mt. Hood has been identified as Kelly James of Dallas, the search for the other two climbers continues; a new Canadian-developed chemotherapy treatment has proven more effective than the standard chemo treatments; Hamilton police have posted surveillance video of a two men believed to be connected to the November 16th death of Ryan Milner on "Youtube" in hopes of someone recognizing them; Sam Ashaolu returns to Toronto for a basketball tournament held in his honour after being shot in the head in Pittsburgh; chances of a White Christmas are much higher in western Canada than east of Alberta; Time Magazine names "You" as the Person of the Year; Libby Norris drops by for a chat with Bev about how to avoid gaining weight over the holidays and also shows some new work-out clothes; Laurene Livesy Park of drops by with a check-list of things to do to get ready for your holiday guests; Canada AM kicks off a whole week of Christmas sweets and treats.moreless
  • December 15, 2006
    December 15, 2006
    Episode 78
    Michael White receives a life sentence with no parole for 17 years in the sentencing for the death of his pregnant wife; the deaths of Dominic and Nancy Ianiero can't be investigated by Canadian police, says Peter Mackay, Foreign Affairs Minister; researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Calgary have new evidence that may lead to a cure for type-1 diabetes; after hearing about the arrest warrent, relatives of Myriam Bedard say they haven't heard from her and are worried; The National Institutes of Health announced that circumcision may cut the risk of AIDS in hetersexual sex after studies in Kenya and Uganda; travel insurance may not cover what you think the policy says it does, and the Whistleblower looks into the matter; Bev talks with Bonnie Knox-Cardi and Michelle Knox about their troubles with travel insurance and the death of Bonnie's husband; Loren Christie discusses how to pick the best travel insurance; Kris Abel drops by for one more installment in the 'Top Tech Gifts' with some crazy gadgets for the techie on your holiday list; Richard Crouse drops by to review Charlotte's Web, The Good German, Eragon, and The Pursuit of Happyness; Jeff is in Thornhill with children's singers Judy & David, learing about Hanukkah; the team looks at some office-to-party fashions.moreless
  • December 14, 2006
    December 14, 2006
    Episode 77
    A British enquiry determines that the death of Princess Diana was a "tragic accident" and not the result of a conspiracy; Michael Stittle lays out conspiracy theories about the death of the princess; the Imperial Oil Refinery in Sarnia erupted into flames yesterday, following an explosion, there were no injuries; Dr. Renzo Cecere, at McGill University, tells Seamus about the mechanical heart that he's given a Montreal patient; a tongue-in-cheek study suggests that there's a corelation between driving habits and your astrological sign; Gordon Winocur, Baycrest Centre for Aging, chats with Bev about how the brain ages, and how to increase memory; police have issued an arrest warrant for former Olympian Myriam Bedard, suspected of parental kidnapping; Golden Globe Award nominations will be announced this morning; Catherine Wood, psychotherapist, chats with Bev about "hot" jobs, and how your job affects your date-ability; Pat Foran takes a tour of a UPS facility to investigate shipping for holiday packages; Loren Christie drops by with gift suggestions for travellers; Kris Abel drops by to continue his 'top tech gift guide' and talks with Bev about the best tech gadgets to add to your hi-tech gifts, such as webcams, and iPod speakers; Mark Cullen drops by and shows Jeff how to build a seasonal holiday urn, as well as suggestions for what to put in it.moreless
  • December 13, 2006
    December 13, 2006
    Episode 76
    Maher Arar hopes the second report by Justice O'Connor will help in the future, but is still waiting for some accountability in his own case; Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day announced that the government will look into the cases of three people who were imprisoned in Syria; the jury has been chosen with two alternatives in the Robert Pickton case, and the judge warns jurors that they may be hearing some horrific evidence; the Centre for the Study of Living Standards has done a study that shows that workplace deaths are on the rise in Canada; British police are warning prostitutes to stay off the streets after a series of five murders near Ipswich; Belinda Stronach speaks with Seamus about her involvement in putting a stop to malaria, and her participation in a White House summit on the topic; the Toronto International Film Festival releases its list of Top 10 Movies for 2006, and Don McKellar, Dave Foley and Cam Haines talk with Seamus about the films; Leslie Beck tells us about the nutritional value of holiday foods, and has a quick quiz on choices; Kris Abel talks about this season's hot computers for gift-giving this holiday.moreless
  • December 12, 2006
    December 12, 2006
    Episode 75
    Toronto researchers have developed an experimental therapy for cardiovascular disease, using engineered cells to repair the lungs; Ottawa announces plans to deregulate phone services in larger centres with at least three phone carriers; Hamas gunmen opened fire on demonstrators from the Fatah movement in the southern Gaza Strip, wounding four; Cindy Klassen edges out Steve Nash for the 2006 Lou Marsh Award; a recent study from McGill University shows that the Arctic may be ice-free in summer by 2040; Laurie Campbell of Credit Canada talks about how to avoid multiple bank fees when using your debit card this holiday shopping season; Dr. Marla Shapiro talks about the possible side-effects of epidurals with respect to breastfeeding; Gen. Rick Hillier and Gaetan Dallaire, father of a fallen soldier, talk about the "Roll Up Your Sleeve" Red Cross campaign, and its success in collecting blood donations for soldiers in Afghanistan; Kris Abel continues with his list of top tech gifts, talking with Seamus about cell phones, mp3 players and digital cameras; part two of Canada AM’s "Gift of Giving Back" series, gifts for a cause; Seamus talks with Tyler Denk and James Branaman, the winners of the latest round of The Amazing Race.moreless
  • December 11, 2006
    December 11, 2006
    Episode 74
    Laura Gainey, swept overboard into the Atlantic Ocean on the weekend, still has not been found and hope is fading; Canada's nurses have higher than average health problems due to stress, lack of autonomy and respect at work; the Crown and Defence have agreed to five jurors in the Pickton trial in B.C.; Space Shuttle Discovery launched this weekend and is set to dock with the ISS; a UNICEF study finds that children suffer when their mothers lack power; tips on volunteering over the holiday season in Canada AM's 'Gift of Giving Back' series; Kris Abel shares his top tech gifts, including the 103-inch TV from Panasonic.moreless
  • December 8, 2006
    December 8, 2006
    Episode 73
    Winnipeg police have charged a 21-year old man with attempted murder after three police officers were wounded in a shooting; an Edmonton jury has found Michael White guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his wife; a StatsCan report shows that families are wealthier but have a bigger debt load; the RCMP has dismantled two major gangs involved in drug dealing with the arrest of 23 people; a British study warns parents not to allow their babies to sleep in car seats as there's a risk that they could stop breathing; Dr. Marla Shapiro drops by to talk about the new findings of lower risks in pregnancies after breast cancer; Richard Crouse reviews new releases Apocalypto, The Holiday and Blood Diamond; holiday gift giving made easy with Cindy Parisi of IQ Living giving hints for what to give for the home, and Mike Holmes making the 'ultimate guy' gift suggestions; Canadian favourites Great Big Sea perform in the studio; Canada AM begins a two-part series called "The Gift of Giving Back".moreless
  • December 7, 2006
    December 7, 2006
    Episode 72
    MPs debated late into the night and will vote today on the same-sex marriage issue, and are expected to vote down the motion to re-open the issue; RCMP Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli resigned his position due to the Maher Arar controversy, opposition MPs say more needs to be done; US President George Bush says that a new approach is required in Iraq; bad weather may delay the launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery, on a mission to the International Space Station; Steve Prentice, Work-Life Balance Expert and author of Cool Time talks about how to really take a break from work; James Kim's body has been found after he and his family were stranded for more than a week, and Edyta Zdancewicz of the Canadian Automobile Association joins Bev to talk about how to survive a winter automobile accident; Pat Foran drops by to talk about Christmas tree stands, and which ones are the best to buy this season; NASA has announced that they have found evidence of water on Mars; Robert Gates has been confirmed as the new US defence secretary, replacing Donald Rumsfeld; hopes are high that Canadians will win some Grammies this year, and expectations are that the nominations later today will include nods for Nelly Furtado and Nickelback; in celebrity news, Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn have split; Heather Reisman of Indigo Books and Music drops by to chat with Seamus about book ideas for holiday gift-giving; the hottest looks for holiday party fashions.moreless
  • December 6, 2006
    December 6, 2006
    Episode 71
    Stephane Dion seems to be leaning towards a free vote on the same-sex marriage issue, as he wants to close the matter once and for all; Canada honours the main US-overseas hospital in Germany for its service in treating Canadian soldiers wounded in Afghanistan; Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter delivered his annual report yesterday, and focussed on areas of the public sector that were previously beyond his reach, such as hospitals, community colleges and crown corporations; a new study shows that there is a higher risk of post-partum depression in the first three months after birth for first-time mothers; an enquiry into the death of Theresa McEvoy, killed when hit by a youth speeding away from police, has released its findings, including the recommendation that judges be given broader powers to detain youths facing outstanding charges; London Health Sciences Centre has cancelled surgeries due to a scare of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease; Nicole Ferguson has been named Special Olympics Female Athlete of the year; ceremonies will be held today across Canada to mark the anniversary of one of the worst acts of violence against women, at Montreal's École Polytechnique; Bob Lange, GM Structure and Safety Integration, talks about the research being done to prevent rollovers; Leslie Beck answers viewer questions on diet; Chocolat magazine offers up tips on entertaining on a budget; Got a foodie on your Christmas list? We’ve got the best kitchen gadget gifts.moreless
  • December 5, 2006
    December 5, 2006
    Episode 70
    Stephane Dion charges in as Liberal leader, facing the same-sex marriage debate head-on; critics of Dion claim that his loyalties are divided due to his dual citizenship with France, but Stephane Dion claims he's 100% loyal to Canada; Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli faces the Public Safety Committee today, and will have to answer questions about what he knew in the Arar affair, and when; Michael Serba, who died on November 28th after being in a coma for days following an altercation on Bloor West, was remembered by family and friends today at his funeral; the man knows as "Paul William Hampel", accused of being a Russian spy, will be deported; a new study shows that more than 50% of Canadian women hold the purse strings, with 55% being the sole monetary decision maker, and 37% sharing that role; Dr. Marla Shapiro on managing medication properly, which requires clear communication with your doctor; Canada AM wants to know who ~you~ think is the "Top Newsmaker of 2006", and invites viewers to vote on-line; Harold Chizick, Canadian Toy Association, talks with Bev about some toy choices that don't require a computer; RCMP Sgt. Andria Zarins discusses the dangers that come with counterfeit products and how hard they are to detect; Andrew Kim, home trends expert at The Bay, drops by with tips for decorating this season; Natalie MacMaster performs in the AM studio.moreless
  • December 4, 2006
    December 4, 2006
    Episode 69
    In his first speech as Liberal leader, Stephane Dion attacks the "far-right" of the Conservative party; a new poll shows that with his win as Liberal leader, Dion has put that party ahead of the Tories for the first time since January; Dion's first test as Liberal leader may be the Conservatives' plan to hold a free vote in Parliament on the issue of same-sex marriage; former dictator Augusto Pinochet was conscious and talking Monday after emergency surgery to clear a clogged artery that caused a heart attack; on the morning of the funeral of Terry Calloway, mother of four killed by a drunk driver last week, police issue a plea for people to not drink and drive; new technology brings anatomy to life for students at the University of Western Ontario; a man suspected of being a Russian spy admits he is not Paul William Hampel and says he will not fight deporation from Canada; according to Kofi Annan, the situation in Iraq is "much worse" than one of civil war for the inhabitants of that country; two people are dead after a woman threw a young child off a Toronto highway overpass before jumping herself; Albert Schultz talks about his role in the TV-movie, Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story; Kris Abel drops by to review the best family-oriented interactive games to give kids this year for the holidays; Libby Norris shows Seamus how to keep the holiday weight off; Sarah McLachlan performs a song from her new CD.moreless
  • December 1, 2006
    December 1, 2006
    Episode 68
    At the Liberal Leadership Convention, the candidates deliver messages of unity; on World AIDS Day, Ottawa pledges over $250 million dollars funding to help fight AIDS; Linda Sims details the US survey that shows employers are increasingly wanting sick employees to stay home; a typhoon in the Philippines triggers mudslides; 12 U.K. locations have shown traces of radiation similar to those that killed former Russian spy Alexander Litvineko; Paul Wells, the author of Right Side Up: The Fall of Paul Martin and the Rise of Stephen Harper's New Conservatism talks about his new book in light of the Leadership Convention; Anthony Zuiker, creator of the CSI franchise, drops by to talk about the success of that show and the new board game based on CSI; Richard Crouse reviews new theatrical releases The Nativity Story, Turistas as well as Superman Returns, now out on dvd; Jancis Robinson tells us what to look for when tasting a wine.moreless
  • November 30, 2006
    November 30, 2006
    Episode 67
    Rumours abound as the first ballot of the Liberal leadership race approaches, with Gerard Kennedy meeting with other candidates, and hints of a Rae-Volpe pact; as the Liberal Leadership convention opened, delegates paid tribute to Paul Martin, who spoke and urged compassion in combating Conservative ideologies; a new survey shows that 56% of employers find it to be a problem when sick employees show up for work; officials confirmed that traces of radiation have been found in 12 locations in Britain, and that five passenger jets are being looked at for contamination; Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki claims that Iraqi forces will be prepared to take over security by June, 2007, even though facing a revolt within his own government; President Bush pledged troops will stay in Iraq, but said the U.S. will work towards a speedy handover of security; Pope Benedict XVI prayed with Istanbul's head cleric Mustafa Cagrici, in that city's most famous mosque, the Blue Mosque; Microsoft's new OS, Vista, is now available to business users, and Kris Abel drops by to talk to Bev about it; Naomi Watts, a UN AIDS Special Representative, talks with Bev about her travels to Zambia and how she got involved in working for AIDS and the UN; locally, a Toronto man has offered his house for a bargain sale price of $1.00; Bev sits down to talk with Liberal leadership hopeful Bob Rae while Phil Hahn explains how the delegate process works in Liberal balloting; Pat Foran gives us tips to avoid overspending this holiday season; Loren Christie shows us how to travel inexpensively.moreless
  • November 29, 2006
    November 29, 2006
    Episode 66
    After meetings in Riga, NATO leaders have agreed to deploy more soldiers to Afghanistan; Prime Minister Stephen Harper keeps his election promise to re-open the same-sex marriage issue, with a vote before Christmas; continuing the look at the Liberal Leadership hopefuls, Bev sits down with Stephane Dion; a doctor and lung cancer survivor talk with Seamus about the stigma of lung cancer, after a report that shows that 15% of lung cancer patients have never smoked; the New Brunswick provincial government plans to ban the use of an ATV by anyone under the age of 16, but the NB-ATV Federation says that the law will just be ignored; the former ombudsman for federal prison inmates, and former football star, Ron Stewart, collected $325,000 improperly during his tenure as a civil servant, Audior General Sheila Fraser announced in a report released Tuesday; in a mass at a shrine in Turkey, Pope Benedict XVI honoured the memory of a slain Roman Catholic priest who was killed during Muslim uprisings over cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammad; the popular children's group, The Wiggles, have scheduled a press conference in Perth, Australia, on Thursday, where it is expected that they will announce the retirement of the "Yellow Wiggle", Greg Page, due to serious illness; Actor Sanjay Dutt was one of 123 defendants in the trial over blasts that ripped through Mumbai, India in 1993, and has been found guilty on weapons charges but acquited of conspiracy charges; Canada AM kicks off the Great Canadian Cookie Challenge, and invites viewers to send in their favourite cookie recipe for a chance to win; Suzanne Timmins, The Bay fashion designer, drops by with tips for the best coat to wear this winter to be both warm and fashionable; Leslie Beck talks about the nutritional value of pizza; the Trans Siberian Orchestra performs.moreless
  • November 28, 2006
    November 28, 2006
    Episode 65
    A new poll reveals that Stephane Dion is favoured as second choice in the Liberal leadership race, after Michael Ignatieff; the Canada AM team continues with their profiles of the candidates for the Liberal leadership with their review Gerard Kennedy; Pope Benedict XVI says that religious leaders should not approve violence as an expression of faith, after arriving in Turkey, a Muslim country; some European countries have grudgingly offered help to Canadian forces in Afghanistan; a new report shows that sitting up straight is bad for your back, and that a slightly backwards tilt is better; British scientists are working on the development of a male contraceptive that blocks the production of sperm; Dr. Marla Shapiro talks about whether you should get a flu shot or not; Miriam McDonald (Emma), Adamo Ruggiero (Marco) and Shenae Grimes (Darcy) drop by the studio to chat with Seamus about the 6th season of Degrassi: The Next Generation, and the story lines their characters are going through.moreless
  • November 27, 2006
    November 27, 2006
    Episode 64
    Liberal leadership contender Gerard Kennedy opposes a motion that recognizes that Quebec form a nation within a united Canada; Vancouver residents, still suffering from winter snowstorms, are finally able to drink their tap water again as the 'boil water' advisories are lifted; Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert hopes to revive stalled peace talks with Palestinians for peace on the Gaza Strip; the Canadian government has promised compensation to WWII vets who underwent chemical testing; the team takes a look at the Liberal leadership race, nearing its end, and still a nail-biter; Penelope Cruz talks with Bev about her role in Volver, her new film which is already garnering Oscar praise; Kris Abel drops by and talks about 'Cyber Monday', the on-line equivalent to shopping's 'Black Friday'; Toronto's cavalcade of lights begins its 40th year; Marci talks with a lighting expert from Home Hardware about how to best light your home for the holidays; Ben Kaminsky, founder of B. Kamins skincare line, talks about his new book, Beyond Botox; the team learns how to give your holiday cookies a festive touch; Canadian singer Loreena McKennitt performs.moreless
  • November 24, 2006
    November 24, 2006
    Episode 63
    Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty defends his plan to wipe out "net debt" by 2021 while critics call it a gimmick that just doesn't add up; a former KGB spy, Alexander Litvinenko, died of a toxic radioactive isotope, and blames Russian President Vladimir Putin for his death; Canada's biggest Internet service providers have agreed to block hundreds of websites that portray child pornography; Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveils new gun legislation that puts a 'reverse onus' on those accused of gun crimes seeking bail; Sgt. Mike Mazerolle, Mines and Intelligence, gives an update on the removal of landmines in Afghanistan; Ellen Burstyn, author of Lessons in Becoming Myself chats with Bev from New York; Richard Crouse reviews the new film releases The Fountain, Bobby, and Deja Vu; find out what our winning bride will be wearing down the aisle.moreless
  • November 23, 2006
    November 23, 2006
    Episode 62
    Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe urged MPs to reject Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion declaring that Quebecers form a nation within Canada; police in Montreal have struck a major blow to the mafia after dozens were arrested in early morning raids, including the arrest of Nicolo Rizzuto; private water companies in Vancouver are alleging that the water problems could have been avoided if the region had seen through its plan to have private contractors build and maintain a filtration system; Michael Richards, after his very public and racist outburst, has hired a PR guru to help fix his image problems; Mikhail Tyurin, a Russian cosmonaut, hit a golf ball into space from the Space Station as part of an advertising campaign for Element 21 Golf Company; Pat Foran takes a look at some new types of fire places; Mike Holmes talks about his new book, Make It Right; as Wedding Week continues, we look at picking your jewellry for the big day; Emilio Estevez tells us about his latest film Bobby.moreless
  • November 22, 2006
    November 22, 2006
    Episode 61
    The House of Commons voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of an NDP motion asking the government to sponsor a full state funeral when the last First World War veteran passes away; the judge in an espionage case says that the alleged spy wants the matter dealt with quickly; concerns are raised over Canada's passport security; the GST cut becomes a priority for the Conservatives as they prepare for their budget next spring; a B.C. school does some research on single-sex classrooms and finds that students' test results improve; Robert Altman, 81, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21; a 10-year old, Hannah Taylor, founder of The Ladybug Foundation, has raised over $1 million dollars to help the homeless and continues with her fundraising; the family of a mother of a missing boy who was aggressively questioned by CNN's Nancy Grace then committed suicide is suing both CNN and Grace; Leslie Beck drops by to talk about 'probiotics' and how they help digestion and their health benefits; Wedding Week continues with the ins and outs of wedding registries; Seamus sits down with Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz to talk about her most recent film, The Fountain.moreless
  • November 21, 2006
    November 21, 2006
    Episode 60
    The House of Commons unanimously approved an NDP motion to sponsor a full state funeral when the last WWI veteran passes away; CTV journalist Kimothy Walker speaks out about being assaulted by a pedophile nearly 30 years ago; the US Insurance Industry releases its list of top model cars for safety, and imports secure all 13 spots on the list; the Insurance Bureau of Canada releases its list of the ten most stolen cars in Canada; a recent report alleges that prescription painkillers are becoming Canada's number one street drug; in Baltimore, five doctors preformed a record-breaking five-way kidney swap; Michael Richards, Kramer of Seinfeld broke into a racist rant when heckled in a Los Angeles comedy club and has subsequently apologized via the David Letterman Show, saying he's deeply sorry; as 'Wedding Week' continues, Canada AM presents the list of what to do when planning a 'destination wedding'; Dr. Marla Shapiro tours a stem cell research centre in Ottawa; Bev talks with Ronn Moss, (Ridge) on the set of The Bold And The Beautiful; author Bill Bryson's childhood confessions.moreless
  • November 20, 2006
    November 20, 2006
    Episode 59
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper dismisses allegations that he was avoiding the press last week at the APEC forum; Vancouver remains under a 'boil water' advisory, but Starbucks is back in business, serving coffee to Vancouverites; a masked gunman stormed his former highschool in northwestern Germany and shot five people, he was later found dead; the Dutch government proposes a ban on burkas to be introduced as soon as possible, but some dismiss it as an over-reaction; the BC Lions beat out the Alouettes to win the Grey Cup with a score of 25 - 14, and Jeff reports from Winnipeg; Charles Frazier returns to the New York Times bestseller list with his new book Thirteen Moons nearly a decade after his previous book; a government plan to cancel the GST rebate has drawn criticism with claims that it will hurt tourism; Bev visits the set of The Bold And The Beautiful and gets a personal tour with William DeVry (Storm Logan); Canada AM offers a "You On A Diet" Challenge with a chance to have a personal consultation with Dr. Michael Roizen; contest winners Charissa Loster and Nick Flaman discuss their coming trip; Kris Abel reviews the new Playstation 3.moreless
  • November 17, 2006
    November 17, 2006
    Episode 58
    Canadian soldiers are helping train the Afghan army, in the hopes that their knowledge of the country will help end Taliban insurgency; the 'boil-water' advisories have been lifted for much of B.C., but remain in place for Vancouver, Burnaby and the North Shore; new regulations require cosmetic producers to list the ingredients on their products; an alleged Russian spy is being deported from Canada after being arrested on a national security certificate at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montréal on Tuesday; Prime Minster Stephen Harper discusses human rights with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung; Tom Cruise and Katy Holmes are set to wed in Italy this weekend, as stars gather for the ceremony; Dr. Michael Roizen winds up the "You: On A Diet" series with an explanation of how your taste buds will affect your food choices; Richard Crouse drops by to review new releases Casino Royale and Happy Feet; Mark Cullen shows us how to pot your Amaryllis for Christmas blooming; and Cuban music legend Juan De Marcos joins the team in studio.moreless
  • November 16, 2006
    November 16, 2006
    Episode 57
    A powerful storm in Vancouver left thousands without power and caused a water advisory to be issued telling residents to boil their water; Valmont Antoine LeBlanc of Moncton, accused of drunk driving causing the deaths of two adults and the injury of two children, has been released on bail and his lawyer's comments that he doesn't understand what the public outcry is about have sparked further outrage; Prime Minister Stephen Harper has his first meeting in Vietnam, and officials speculate that Harper would discuss human rights; Maclean's Magazine takes a look at Canada's place in the global picture; Christina McDowell of Holt Renfrew drops by to discuss festive fashions for the holidays; Dr. Michael Roizen continues his "You: On A Diet" series with tips on which foods we must eat, and which ones we must avoid; Pat Foran takes a look at a new kind of hockey bag that increases neatness and decreases odour; Loren Christie reveals his top five James Bond travel destinations: Thailand, France, Greece, Brazil, and Cuba; the 'Rockettes' kick their way into the studio.moreless
  • November 15, 2006
    November 15, 2006
    Episode 56
    A new report shows that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a crucial women's health issue, and further reveals that screening remains unacceptably low; opposition MPs and environment critics blasted Environment Minister Rona Ambrose for using her UN climate conference speech to conduct a partisan attack on the Liberals; Japan's Meteorological Agency cancelled a tsunami warning after an undersea earthquake near the Kuril islands produced waves only 40 cm high; family members of victims sexually assaulted by a Winnipeg couple were upset with the sentencing that allowed the woman to go free after two years of pre-trial custody, and the man to serve only another seven years after being convicted of holding two teenaged girls as sex slaves; doctors are using botox as a pain reliever for arthritis sufferers; the federal government has pledged to spend 37 million dollars to boost the security of transit users and employees in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and the Ottawa region; Dr. Michael Roizen explains how the brain works with respect to appetite; Leslie Beck explains the health benefits of eating nuts.moreless
  • November 14, 2006
    November 14, 2006
    Episode 55
    Environment Minister Rona Ambrose defends Canada's position before the UN Climate Conference, while other countries are calling Canada a 'scofflaw' for its failure to uphold the Kyoto Accord; a study shows that in the NHL, teams that fight have a better chance of winning, but Stephen Cole, author of Canadian Hockey Atlas says that the data comes from pre-lock out statistics; Jeff Johnson, a University of Alberta scientist, questions the necessity of daily diabetes tests; Francisco Juarez, a reservist, has quit the army to protest Canada's role in Afghanistan under the Conservative regime; Dr. Michael Roizen explains why fat goes to your stomach; Dr. Marla Shapiro talks with Marci on how to deal with heart attacks and how unblocking arteries can reduce the damage, but the procedure is not always done within the time frame; Byron Dawe, president of Rutter Technologies, talks about how the VDR, the 'black box' for ships will assist in solving questions of what happens in accidents on the water; author Bill Bryson reflects on his childhood.moreless
  • November 13, 2006
    November 13, 2006
    Episode 54
    Hershey recalls chocolate bars produced in its Smith Falls plant due to fears of a salmonella contamination; a new study on global warming shows that Alberta's oilsands could be threatening fresh water reserves; a recent study shows that almost half of all Canadians, and even more Americans, feel that post-9/11 laws aimed at increasing national security are too intrusive; Kyle Gruen, a Vancouver resident on holiday in Hawaii, was attacked by a shark, and is recovering from his injuries; a recent report shows that insurgent violence in Afghanistan is on the rise; Canada pledges more than 40 million dollars to go towards microcredit projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America; Billy Connolly drops by to discuss his new comedy tour, Too Old To Die Young, as well as his upcoming movie, Fido; Dr. Michael Roizen stops by to talk about his new book You: On A Diet (co-authored with Mehmet C. Oz) and the science behind food cravings and digestion; cooking with milk for the 30th anniversary of the Milk calendar; Libby Norris demonstrates Nordic walking; Kris Abel previews the Wii game system.moreless
  • November 10, 2006
    November 10, 2006
    Episode 53
    Newly instated Brig.-Gen. Tim Grant says that Canadians are needed in Afghanistan; Cpl. James Lightle feels lucky to be alive after being injured in an explosion in Afghanistan earlier this year; a new study shows that knowledge of Canadian military history is waning; a behind the scenes look at a medical facility in Kandahar; Seamus reports live from Kandahar, while Bev reports from Petawawa, and Jeff speaks with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Oshawa Mayor John Gray from St. Thomas Aquinas school in Oshawa where soldiers are saluted; Lisa Miller, organizer of 'Red Fridays' has started a scrapbook campaign to let the soldiers in Afghanistan know what's going on back home.moreless
  • November 9, 2006
    November 9, 2006
    Episode 52
    President Bush reaches out to Democrats for a united government after Republicans lose their majority; Iraq's health minister estimates that 150,000 civilians have died in the conflict there, more than three times the number of previous death counts; fetal exposure to toxic chemicals can be the cause of autism, ADD, cerebral palsy and developmental delays, according to a new study; Olympic gold medalist Daniel Igali (Sydney, 2000) wants to reach out to help the men who broke into his Nigerian home and robbed him and his family, saying that people who would do that obviously have needs; Deepak Chopra drops by to talk about his new book, Life After Death; Seamus reports live from Kandahar; comes to us live from Kandahar; Pat Foran talks about having your ducts cleaned for the winter, and when and why you should consider doing that; Cadbury Chocolate Couture; Canadian artist Adam Gontier performs.moreless
  • November 8, 2006
    November 8, 2006
    Episode 51
    The US midterm election results give Democrats a majority in the Senate as well as control in the House for the first time in 12 years; at least 42 soldiers were killed and more than 20 wounded when a suicide bomber attacked an army base in Dargai, Pakistan; Vincent Lam, an ER doctor, takes home the Giller Prize, but says he won't hang up his scrubs just yet; the United Church has launched a 10.5 million dollar ad campaign with what some say are 'racy' ads; Britney Spears has filed for divorce from her husband, Kevin Federline, after just over 2 years of marriage, citing 'irreconcilable differences'; Louise Arbour of the UN High Commission makes an appeal for immediate aid in Dafur; anti-war activists selling white poppies have angered veterans in Edmonton; Seamus reports in from Kandahar; Brian Wansink, author of Mindless Eating, says that the best diet is the one that you don't know you're on; Leslie Beck checks in with a food safety quiz and preventing food borne illnesses; how to get your amarylis ready for Christmas blooming; Ten Tenors' perform from their new album, Here's To The Heroes.moreless
  • November 7, 2006
    November 7, 2006
    Episode 50
    Syringe casings found in MapleLeaf meat packages prompt a recall; a review of the novels nominated for the Giller Prize, to be broadcast this evening; Stephen Harper cancels his planned trip to Finland, he says it's because he's too busy, his critics say that he's too scared to have to talk about the Kyoto accord; predictions in the US midterm elections; one NATO soldier has been killed in Afghanistan and two more injured while on patrol; Brooks & Dunn's song Believe picks up three awards at last night's Country Music Awards; Dr. Marla Shapiro talks about self-diagnosis using the internet, and buying prescriptions over the internet; Marcia MacQuarrie of Today's Parent Magazine talks about the magazine's list of top toys for this holiday season; Dr. Robert Soroka of McGill University talks to Bev about marketing that targets children, and one ad that goes a little too far; Dr. Nancy Etcoff talks about the image of beauty and a Dove advertisement that shows the evolution of a model; the debate over seatbelts on school buses is renewed with the release of a video of a bus crash.moreless
  • November 6, 2006
    November 6, 2006
    Episode 49
    Saddam Hussein has been found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging, but the automatic appeal could put things on hold until mid-January, 2007; the CAA calls for a national highway policy to address the deteriorating state of Canada's roadways; over 300 War Brides will ride ViaRail to Halifax to commemorate their arrival in Canada; a new report shows that Canadian adults are still gaining weight, but at a slower rate; Dr. Peter Forsyth, of the Alberta Cancer Board, talks about a new cancer treatment that uses a virus to attack tumours; Chilliwack, B.C. has been hit with record-breaking rainfall causing evacuations; a panel looks at the midterm elections on the eve of that event for the US; Kris Abel explains a new video website called videojug that allows users to upload their home videos teaching others how to do things; losing fat vs losing weight, with Libby Norris; Olympic gold medalist Brad Gushue joins the team to discuss his new book Golden Gushue.moreless
  • November 3, 2006
    November 3, 2006
    Episode 48
    Polls taken in Canada, Britain, Mexico and Israel show that people in those countries believe President Bush is a threat to peace; researchers warn that ocean stocks of seafood could be completely depleted by 2050 if current trends continue; a 19-hour stand-off in Gaza ends with Israeli troops firing on a line of women acting as a human shield in front of a mosque; an international study shows that Canadian doctors are far behind in using electronic medical records; StatsCan says that the jobless rate dropped to 6.2% in October; a month-long investigation results in the arrest of a St. Thomas man for sexually abusing a pre-school aged girl while officers watched on-line; a University of Western Ontario study shows that family dogs simply don't rescue their owners, the way that Lassie did; analysts say that troops are running out of time in Afghanistan; Lorne Michaels, creator of Saturday Night Live, receives the Governor-General's Performing Arts Award; Richard Crouse reviews Borat, Babel and Flushed Away; The Wiggles join the team in the studio and sing a few songs for the audience; the team tests out recipes, including 'Death By Chocolate'.moreless
  • November 2, 2006
    November 2, 2006
    Episode 47
    A three-year investigation has verified that Canadian soliders in Kuwait in 1991 were exposed to toxic chemicals; Liberal urge Tories to apologize to the income trust investors, but so far, Conservatives are silent on the issue; Gainer the Gopher, team mascot for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, will not be allowed on the field in Sunday's game in Calgary against the Stampeders, although the Calgary officials say he's welcome in the stadium; MacLean's annual university ranking hits the news stands with the University of Alberta in first place for "best overall reputation"; stock markets recover from yesterday's slump; shopping over the intenet is popular, but studies show that consumers are still wary; Dr. Chris O'Connor talks to Seamus about a change in policy regarding cell phone use in the Trillium Healthcare Centre in Mississauga; Loren Christie drops by and chats with Bev about how to take great travel pictures; Pat Foran takes a look at what some consumers thought to be malfunctioning headlights on Chryslers, but is actually a safety feature; Olympic gold medalists Jamie Sale and David Pelletier talk with Seamus about being skating commentators for TSN and the Skate Canada competition in Victoria, B.C.; how to make relationships work with 'Social Intelligence'.moreless
  • November 1, 2006
    November 1, 2006
    Episode 46
    Brig.-Gen. David Fraser, Canada's top soldier in Afghanistan, hands control of NATO forces over to Maj.-Gen. Ton Van Loon of the Netherlands after completing his eight-month tour; the TSX dropped over 300 points after the government announces tax restrictions on income trust structures; Winnipeg escape artist Dean Gunnarson breaks free from a plexiglass box filled with wet cement; Robert Simard, 21, has been charged with assault by Calgary police after an off-ice brawl following a junior hockey game; Seamus speaks with David Suzuki about the Conservative government's "Clean Air Act" and learns that Canada must start making changes now; two trains and a city bus collide in southeast Calgary, with no reported injuries; Lexus introduces a new car that has an automatic parallel parking feature; Geraldine McCaughrean discusses the honour of being chosen to write the sequel to Peter Pan, to be called Peter Pan in Scarlet; Pat Foran reports on the Canadian Toy Association's show of hot new toys for this holiday season; Dr. Marla Shapiro explains the necessity of eating vegetables for good bone health; Jeff talks with Mark Cullen about how to prepare your roses for winter.moreless
  • October 31, 2006
    October 31, 2006
    Episode 45
    North Korea rejoins the six-party talks with an eye to nuclear disarmament; a new study shows that women with MS outnumber men by a factor of 3 to 1 in Canada; two NATO soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Nuristan, an eastern province of Afghanistan; in light of the upcoming US and Canadian elections, the Canada AM team takes a look at the 12 worst smear campaigns; a photo company has offered teens the opportunity to have their school pictures retouched; Seamus sits down with Meatloaf to talk about his third album in the Bat Out of Hell series called The Monster Is Loose; World Anti-Doping Agency head Dick Pound drops by to talk about his new book Inside Dope: How Drugs Are the Biggest Threat to Sports, Why You Should Care, and What Can Be Done About Them, and how Canada is becoming a refuge for athletes caught doping south of the border; John Grisham on his new book The Innocent Man, his first non-fiction book; James Barber on handing down family recipes; Leslie Beck visits with tips on how to keep down the Halloween calorie count.moreless
  • October 30, 2006
    October 30, 2006
    Episode 44
    A British report claims that global warming will have devastating effects on world economies; Edmonton Police say that the triple homicide over the weekend may not have any relation to gangs, as reported earlier; Jamaican Police arrest a 20-year old man in the killing of former heavyweight champ Trevor Berbick; KFC announces a plan to cut trans-fats from its menu; the death toll of US soldiers in Iraq has reached 101 for October; Sotheby's reunites the Group of Seven for an auction; Jane Pauley talks with Bev about her battle with bipolar disorder; Kris Abel is in the studio with some up-coming animatronic toys including a ridable horse named Butterscotch, a dancing Barbie, a programmable dinosaur, and a realistic cat; Mike Holmes discusses the importance of skilled trades; Tom Cochrane drops by the studio to perform live.moreless
  • October 27, 2006
    October 27, 2006
    Episode 43
    The charred remains of a woman found after a house fire have been confirmed to be those of Manjit Panghali, 30, who was pregnant; Senior Australian Muslim cleric Sheik Taj Aldin al Hilali refuses to step down after calls for his resignation after he compared immodestly dressed women to 'uncovered meat'; Felicia Simms, the mother of cojoined twins, is confident that they will survive whether separated or not; two German soldiers have been suspended after photos of them posing with human skulls in Afghanistan were published; researchers at the University of Calgary have discovered the key to good goal-keeping -- keeping your eye on the puck; Richard Crouse reviews Catch A Fire and Death of a President and Nacho Libre, now out on dvd; Andy Johnson looks at apartheid from both sides, with the opening of Catch A Fire; Nicki Manley from StreamlineLiving shows how to maximize space in your messy closet; Halloween is almost here and Laurie Pye shows the team how to do some safe and fun pumpkin carving.moreless
  • October 26, 2006
    October 26, 2006
    Episode 42
    Delta, B.C. Police confirm that the charred remains found in a surburban Vancouver fire were those of a missing pregnant woman, Manjit Panghali; B.C. doctors say that the cojoined twins born on Wednesday are doing well, and their prognosis is good; the proposed tax credit for child fitness may require that children actually break a sweat in order for their parents to qualify; studies show that annual low-dose CT scans of high risk groups reduce the risk of fatal lung cancer; as of October 1st, the military no longer requires that recruits be in top physical condition, after dropping the fitness test; Mexico, concerned about the fence going up on their border, is urging Canada to resist the border fence; Justin Trudeau sits down with Canada AM to discuss Citizen of the World: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, a book by John English; Pat Foran opens his Consumer Alert mailbag; the fall tune-up series continues with a look at how to prepare your skin for winter.moreless
  • October 25, 2006
    October 25, 2006
    Episode 41
    More on the court case against Mohammed Momin Khawaja, charged with terrorism, where the judge has struck down portions of the Anti-Terrorism Act, saying it violates the Charter of Rights; Police seek help in finding a girl who was featured in the sex tapes seized in the raid on Michael 'Ross' Stratton's home in Whitby, Ontario; an international think tank says that Canada should 'rethink' its approach in Afghanistan; a restoration of decorum has been called for in Parliament, after Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay was alleged to have called opposition MP Belinda Stronach a dog; Michael J. Fox campaigns for stem cell research in the US, and draws the ire of talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who claims that Fox was exaggerating his symptoms in the televised ads; with cold and flu season approaching, the team looks at whether it's time to do away with the hand-shake greeting; Seamus talks with Dr. Spencer Wells, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and Genographic Project Director about the research project to discover where we all come from; Mark Cullen how to make home-compost easy; Bev gets a backstage tour on Dancing with the Stars; hair stylist Mark Anthony gives the perfect cut for fall.moreless
  • October 24, 2006
    October 24, 2006
    Episode 40
    Jeffrey Skilling, former CEO of Enron, is sentenced to 24 years in prison; Jeffrey Alan Ingram, found wandering in Denver a month ago, has been reunited with his finacee, but still has no memory of his past; Malcolm Watson, a US teacher, has been convicted of having sex with one of his students, a 15-year old girl, and the judge has given him the option of going to jail, or serving a 3-year probation term in Canada; more human remains have been found in the World Trade Center site, prompting a call for more searches for remains; a new bra, created by Kathryn King, a University of Calgary researcher, helps reduce pain in women who've had heart surgery; director Gabriel Range drops by to talk about his new film Death of a President; find out how to get your home ready for winter with a new type of insulation; Dr. Marla Shapiro talks about the imminent birth of cojoined twins, and also discusses bone health; Alex Stratta, head chef at Alex restaurant at the Wynn Las Vegas drops by with some recipes.moreless
  • October 23, 2006
    October 23, 2006
    Episode 39
    Alberto Fernandez, a senior U.S. State Department diplomat, apologizes, saying he mis-spoke when saying that the US showed arrogance and stupidity in their handling of the war in Iraq; Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe, paints a picture of Quebec City as the capital of a country, and says his vision can become reality by 2015; Part II in the U-Haul investigation by W-FIVE; Prime Minister Stepher Harper calls by-elections for November 27th; an elderly man in B.C. was bruised and bloodied by police after a routine traffic stop; International Co-operation Minister Josee Verner visits Afghanistan, saying she wanted to see how things were progressing, however, since it's Ramadan, most places were shut down; Madonna will take her adoption story to the Oprah show; Bev talks with Ron Joyce, co-founder of Tim Horton's and author of Always Fresh; Graeme Fletcher, TSN's Motoring 2006 host, talks with Seamus about getting your car ready for winter; Seamus talks with Patrick Wilson and Kate Winslet, stars of Little Children, a film about suburban discord; Leslie Beck on the benefits and risks of eating fish; Toronto All-Star Big Band Orchestra performs; Kris Abel reports from the Ontario Science Centre on the science of Superheroes.moreless
  • October 20, 2006
    October 20, 2006
    Episode 38
    Rona Ambrose, Environment Minister, unveils the Clean Air Act, which gets a negative reception; an Ontario Superior Court judgment struck down sections of the Security Information Act as being overly broad and vague and therefore unconstitutional; a Saskatchewan child custody case has become a very public tug-of-war over a five month old baby and the biological father, whom the mother claims was nothing more than a sperm donor; the annual inflation rate in Canada fell to 0.7% in September, mostly due to a drop in gas prices; suspended Conservative MP Garth Turner is considering his options, including the possibility of joining the Green Party; Concordia University holds a viewing of a painting missing for over 70 years, thought to be part of a collection stolen in Germany after the owner fled the country in 1937; Canada AM highlights the new season of W-FIVE, with their expose on U-Haul trucks and the bad condition that many of them are in; Richard Crouse reviews the films Marie Antoinette and Flags of our Fathers; and the team looks at the latest in grocery innovations.moreless
  • October 19, 2006
    October 19, 2006
    Episode 37
    Conservative MP Garth Turner is considering the Green Party, after his blogging tell-all resulted in his losing his Tory status; Lily Ianiero's ex-husband says that he's not a suspect in the killing of his in-laws in Mexico, despite Mexican authorities' allegations that he is responsible; MADD has a report card for drunk-driving laws in Canada, and Manitoba came in first, with Ontario in second place; an up-swing in new house listings should lower prices, according to ReMax; Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke to an audience of Canadian B'nai Brith members and defended Canada's staunch support of Israel in their fight against Hezbollah; Paul McCartney's lawyers have declared that he will vigorously defend himself against the allegations made by his estranged wife, Heather; Barry Pepper, star of Flags of Our Fathers, talks about his role in the movie and working with Clint Eastwood; Pat Foran tests out all-weather tires vs. winter tires by driving in a hockey rink; Loren Christie talks with Bev about taking a cruise, and the things to look for when choosing an itinery and a cabin; Mark Cullen tells us when and how to cover cedar hedges.moreless
  • October 18, 2006
    October 18, 2006
    Episode 36
    Taxpayers have to foot the bill after Senators spent a week, waiting in a Dubai hotel after being warned not to attempt a trip to Afghanistan; a recent poll shows the Liberals and Conservatives tied, even though the Liberals have not yet chosen a leader; the parents of Anastasia De Sousa, the teen killed in the Sept. 13th shooting at Dawson College demands answers, saying that they were the last to know of their daughter's death; Federal Justice Minister Vic Toews defends the proposed "three strikes" dangerous offender bill as being Constitutional; the US has released plans to introduce a wallet-sized identity card to be used by Americans re-entering the States from Canada, to be used instead of a passport; the Manitoba government is hoping to encourage schools to offer healthy choices in their cafeterias and vending machines; Barbra Streisand played her first-ever concert in Toronto last night, to a sold-out house; Leslie Beck talks about the benefits and risks of eating fish; Greg Proops from Whose Line Is It Anyway? and host of the Just For Laughs tour talks with Seamus in the studio; also, a new series looks at depression: the first in this series looks at the number of Canadians who suffer from depression and the difficulties in diagnosing childhood depression.moreless
  • October 17, 2006
    October 17, 2006
    Episode 35
    Canadian forces rebuilding a road in Afghanistan have dubbed it "Ambush Alley" due to the number of casualties they've suffered there; US satellite imagery shows that North Korea may be readying for a second nuclear test; Aeroplan introduces an expiry date for their air miles, with a seven-year limit; a StatsCan study shows that over 1 million Canadians are dissatisfied with their jobs; Parents for Public Education charges that the Calgary Board of Education is resorting to scare tactics by using a collection agency; Madonna defends her adoption of a child from Malawi, saying it complied with the laws of both Britain and Malawi; Libby Norris shows the Canada AM team how to do the perfect sit-up; Dr. Marla Shapiro talks about hayfever vaccines, and how to deal with the allergies that go with the changing of the seasons.moreless
  • October 16, 2006
    October 16, 2006
    Episode 34
    Officials in Hawaii assess the damage done by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake; as many as 92 Sri Lankan sailors have died in a Tamil Tiger attack; the Calgary Board of Education defends its decision to send the names of parents who owe fees to a collection agency; despite the ongoing problem caused by his remarks about Islam, the Pope's planned trip to Turkey is still set to take place; North Korea's nuclear test has been confirmed by air samples taken by the US; Olympic athlete Silken Laumann urges the government to use the 2010 Olympics to help get Canadian kids interested in sports and fitness; Canadian designers Marie Saint Pierre, Arthur Mendonca, and Izzy Camilleri chat with Canada AM about Toronto Fashion Week; Actors Andrea Anders and Jon Bernthal drop by to talk about their new show, The Class; Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan performs and talks about her new album, Wintersong.moreless
  • October 13, 2006
    October 13, 2006
    Episode 33
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper responds to Michael Ignatieff's comments regarding Israel being guilty of war crimes; Amnesty International asks the government to follow the recommendations in the Arar enquiry and launch a further enquiry into the cases of three other men detained in Syria; a UN report reveals shocking statistics on global child abuse; a hidden camera shows an elderly patient being abused in a nursing home near Montreal; an early snowstorm is the cause of three deaths in Buffalo; the Harper Government proposes a change to the "dangerous offender" laws, requiring that the accused prove himself not dangerous; proper etiquette for girls is examined in the 21st century dating game; Toby Jones, star of Infamous, based on the life of Truman Capote, drops by the studio; Richard Crouse reviews The Queen, Infamous, and Man of the Year; new fashions in shoes emphasize comfort over looks; and the Canada AM team looks into 'Chillcasting', a way to relieve stress using your iPod.moreless
  • October 12, 2006
    October 12, 2006
    Episode 32
    Cory Lidle crashed his plane into a New York building, killing himself and his passenger, identified as flight instructor Tyler Stanger; the US pushes for non-military sanctions against North Korea; Lisa LaFlamme provides a profile on North Korean leader Kim Jong Il; Sadaaki Numata, Japanese Ambassador to Canada speaks to Bev on Japan's feelings that the threat that North Korea poses has doubled, so Japan has imposed its own sanctions on the country while encouraging North Korea to return to the six-party talks; a recent study by an environmental group shows that the top five producers of greenhouse gases are all in the electricity business; a recent opinion poll shows that parents feel they are not properly equipped to help their children with homework; Bernie Rothman, author of Hollywood and Me, talks to Bev about his new book and his experiences in Hollywood; Pat Foran checks out the coin-operated barroom breathalyzers and tests their accuracy; Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo fame drops by the studio.moreless
  • October 11, 2006
    October 11, 2006
    Episode 31
    North Korea threatens further nuclear tests, unless the US backs down on its call for sanctions, saying that any sanctions will be seen as an act of war; BCE Inc. creates the country's largest income trust; Steve MacLean talks about his space walk, calling it a 'tiny miracle'; a train accident in France kills five people; Arar wants the CSIS watchdog to continue with its probe; Bon Cop, Bad Cop surpasses Porky's for all-time Canadian box office receipts; in Halifax, school dances have been cancelled due to 'dirty dancing'; Leslie Beck compares the nutrition value of similar foods, like margarine and butter; musician Natalie Cole performs; Priscilla Presley joins the team in studio to talk about her new linen collection.moreless
  • October 10, 2006
    October 10, 2006
    Episode 30
    North Korea conducts a nuclear test, and mistaken reports of a second test have many countries up in arms; Stephen Harper announces new plans for environmental programs, including ways to clean up smog; South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon has been elected successor to Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the UN; Google buys YouTube for $1.65 billion; Dr. Marla Shapiro talks to Canada AM about the recent produce recalls; WestJet is listed as one of the most admired corporate cultures; Kris Abel discusses video games that are inspired by TV shows.moreless
  • October 9, 2006
    October 9, 2006
    Episode 29
    In a Thanksgiving Special, the Canada AM team looks back at some of their more memorable moments, including special guests, musical guests and interviews.
  • October 6, 2006
    October 6, 2006
    Episode 28
    Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor speaks about the problem concerning 'danger pay' for soldiers, who may no longer receive it after they are injured; Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Rick Hillier also speaks about the problem of 'danger pay' and finds the situation unacceptable; Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Rick Hillier calls slain soldier Sgt. Craig Paul Gillam a hero after he fired back at Taliban insurgents who were attacking Canadian soldiers; in Pennsylvania, Amish families bury their daughters who died in the school house slaying; a Canada Day celebration at Trafalgar Square in London has set taxpayers back over $100,000 and now reports show that the contract went to the boyfriend of an embassy staffer; a recently published paper tells how Saskatchewan used LSD to treat alcoholics; Apex, North Carolina was evacuated due to toxic fumes from a hazardous materials fire; StatsCan says that the jobless rate has hit a low of 6.4%; James Blunt performs on the show; Cookbook author Rose Reisman talks turkey; Richard Crouse reviews The Departed, The Last King of Scotland and The Trailer Park Boys Movie.moreless
  • October 5, 2006
    October 5, 2006
    Episode 27
    A new medical breakthrough may put a stop to macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, and Alan Berger, a retinal surgeon talks to Canada AM about this; Senator Raymond Lavigne is asking for Canadian taxpayers to pay his legal bills for the law suit which involves him using taxpayer dollars to have trees cut down on his personal property; astronomers have found 16 planet candidates outside our solar system; Jim Balsillie, head of Blackberry, has purchased the Pittsburgh Penguins; a Nova Scotia court ruling allows full Sunday shopping; NATO has assumed control of security in Afghanistan after taking over the eastern provinces from US security troops; The X Prize Foundation has offered $10 million to the first company that can process the genetic codes of 100 people in just 10 days, a scheme similar to their prizes offered for space flight; authors Rawi Hage, Vincent Lam, Pascale Quiviger, Gaetan Soucy and Carol Windley have all been nominated for this year's Giller Prize; Loren Christie talks about house swapping when taking extended vacations; Pat Foran looks into the deep-fried turkey fad and talks about the safety of the friers; the 'Chief' from Grey's Anatomy, James Pickens Jr., drops by to chat; Canadian musician and Idol judge Sass Jordan performs in the studio.moreless
  • October 4, 2006
    October 4, 2006
    Episode 26
    More attacks in Afghanistan injure two Canadian soldiers; Dr. John Bradford, forensic psychiatrist, talks to Canada AM about the Amish school shooting, and the deputy coroner who responed said that it was a gory scene that she never hopes to see the like of again; GenX-ers, born between 1972 - 1976, are found to be more likely to leave home later, and return home more often; a Toronto senior wins 16 million dollars in a two-ticket win; the new hockey season begins with new rules that should speed up the game and cut down on fights; Emil Okal of Northwestern University in Chicago talks about how a storm in Alaska caused an iceberg in the Antarctic to break up; Leslie Beck tells us about her new book, The No Fail Diet; 'The Treasure Hunter', Michael Stadther is in studio with treasures worth $2 million.moreless
  • October 3, 2006
    October 3, 2006
    Episode 25
    Charles Carl Roberts, who shot numerous girls in an Amish school in Pennsylvania, is reported to have left suicide notes for his family, in which he claims he molested relatives years ago, and wanted to repeat those acts; Immigration and Refugee Appeal Board judge Steve Ellis is caught on video suggesting to a Korean woman that he'll approve her visa if she has an affair with him; Sergeant Craig Paul Gillam and Cpl Robert Thomas James Mitchell were killed while serving in Afghanistan near Kandahar; the 2010 Olympic Games organizers are teaming up with Workopolis for a nation-wide recruitment drive; members of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) warned parents that noisy toys can damage a child's hearing; more than 500 cameras have been installed in airports in order to increase security; Dr. Marla Shapiro on eating the right foods during pregnancy; Suzanne Somers sits down for a one-on-one interview about her new book, Ageless; Canadian artist 'Edwin' performs in studio; Bob Woodward talks to Seamus about his new book State of Denial, and says that the Bush administration thought that the war in Iraq would be easy, and simply ignored reports that said otherwise.moreless
  • October 2, 2006
    October 2, 2006
    Episode 24
    Engineers examine the site of the overpass collapse in Laval, Quebec, that killed five people; Michael Ignatieff takes the lead in the Liberal Leadership race after "Super Weekend"; Tropical Storm Ivan brushes Newfoundland's southeast coast; Al-Zawahri calls President Bush a liar in the war on terror; more than 50% of students admit to cheating; two Americans, Craig C. Mello, and Andrew Z. Fire, win a Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering a way to turn off specific genes; Kris Abel talks to Seamus about having a virtual life, and the website where you can purchase virtual versions of real property (or people); Libby Norris has tips for working on your abs and staying in shape; Comic actress Tracy Ullman and co-author Mel Clark talk about their new book, Knit 2 Together; Kevin Costner talks about his new film, The Guardian.moreless
  • September 29, 2006
    September 29, 2006
    Episode 23
    Maher Arar's lawyer tells Canada AM that he is grateful for the apology offered by RCMP Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli; Bob Rae and Michael Ignatieff talk to Canada AM hosts in interviews; a Health Canada study finds mycotoxins in breakfast cereals; General Rick Hillier describes the situation in Afghanistan as a "long, slow process"; Raids in Toronto and surrounding areas on motorcycle gangs may have netted as many as 30 arrests; Alison Garwood-Jones, Associate Beauty & Health Editor of ELLE Canada, talks to Bev about the winners of the 4th Annual Beauty Grand Prix; Ken Jennings, past winner on Jeopardy, talks about his new book; Richard Crouse reviews the movies Open Season, The Lake House, and School For Scoundrels.moreless
  • September 28, 2006
    September 28, 2006
    Episode 22
    Stephen Harper calls for the world to help the Sudan; Hans Blix expresses doubt that Iran will give up their nuclear program; Alex Baumann will return to Canada to lead the Summer Olympic program, "Road To Excellence"; President Bush plays peacemaker with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf; family members of the Air India crash describe their pain in losing loved ones; Community Challenge winner: Merritt, B.C. hosts Breakfast with Jeff; An interview with Ashton Kutcher, who talks about his new film, The Guardian; Career expert, Barbara Moses talks about her new book, Dish; Pat Foran looks into seat-belt safety for dogs.moreless
  • September 27, 2006
    September 27, 2006
    Episode 21
    Public Safety Minister, Stockwell Day expresses confidence in the RCMP Commissioner; Pakistan's President, Pervez Musharraf accuses Afghanistan of misleading the public in order to misdirect the focus of public attention; a study shows that the gap between rich and poor people is getting bigger; French scientists worked with Canada's NRC to study the Mona Lisa; Leslie Beck talks about nutrition in high schools; Carmine Giovinazzo talks about CSI:NY and his role in the series; Eddie Goldenberg talks about his new book; and the team cooks up some prawns in coconut masala.moreless
  • September 26, 2006
    September 26, 2006
    Episode 20
    Anastasia De Sousa's family refuses an apology from the family of her killer; Joe Volpe responds to allegations of wrong doing in his campaign; the federal government announces a surplus of $13.2 billion; a school board considers mandatory student photo ID cards; Dr. Marla Shapiro talks about the start of the flu season; Belinda Stronach refuses to respond to allegations arising from the Tie Domi divorce; Conrad Black tries to regain his Canadian citizenship.moreless
  • September 25, 2006
    September 25, 2006
    Episode 19
    Joe Volpe says he'll continue in the Liberal Leadership race, despite new accusations of improper recruiting practices; the Pope met with Muslim diplomats in order to try to quell the furor that he caused with his remarks regarding Islam; a helicopter crash in Nepal leaves 24 dead, including Canadian conservationist, Jennifer Headley; two Winnipeg sisters have won the right to play hockey on a boys' team; weekend box office results put Johnny Knoxville's new movie in the top spot; Princess Diana's former butler talks about his new book The Way We Were; Timothy Busfield talks about what it's like playing a director on Studio 60; Tech expert, Kris Abel looks at clothing that incorporates mp3 players; Environment Canada predicts a milder than usual winter; Bill Clinton gets angry during an on-air interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday; testimony begins in the Air India inquiry; Mrs. Gill, mother of the young man who went on a shooting rampage at Dawson College, speaks to reporters; Maher Arar is happy to have been exonerated of being linked to terrorists, but would like an apology.moreless
  • September 22, 2006
    September 22, 2006
    Episode 18
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrives in Canada for a three-day visit, during which he'll be addressing the House of Commons; Parents of students who have posted their school fights on the internet express their disgust, and Premier Dalton McGuinty says it's up to the parents to put a stop to this, not the lawmakers; the US plans a high-tech border patrol with a 'virtual fence' consisting of camera and radar; President Bush comes to an agreement with Senators about the treatment of detainees under terror laws; Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was once again harshly critical of President Bush, the United States and Britain in a speech to the UN; Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper also spoke to the UN General Assembly saying that the war in Afghanistan will test the UN's relevance; in entertainment, Bev Thompson looks at the mystery of the Black Dahlia; the Brian De Palma movie opened last week; also an interview with former Governor General, Adrienne Clarkson; the team shows viewers how to cook dinner in 20 minutes; Richard Crouse reviews new movies All The King's Men, Flyboys, and the release of Grease on DVD.moreless
  • September 21, 2006
    September 21, 2006
    Episode 17
    The Space Shuttle Atlantis arrives safely; Prime Minister Harper speaks to the United Nations, asking for more help in Afghanistan and saying that this situation will test the UN's relevance; the Iranian President refers to President Bush as the devil; the military junta in Thailand detains four former government members, and travellers are warned to stay away from government buildings in Bangkok; a drug smuggling bust in Australia sees five Canadians arrested. In the studios, the team interacts with kangaroos and penguins, while Jeff has breakfast in Perth, Ontario.moreless
  • September 20, 2006
    September 20, 2006
    Episode 16
    News coverage of the coup in Thailand; the Space Shuttle Atlantis gets the okay to land; the Liberal leadership race shows no clear leader; Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin is laid to rest; the Canadian government may have paid as much as 85 million to remove Canadians from Lebanon; Saddam Hussein is thrown out of court during his trial; Bev visits the set of "The View"; Dan Aykroyd talks about helping Sick Kids' Hospital; Leslie Beck examines salad dressing and healthy choices.moreless
  • September 19, 2006
    September 19, 2006
    Episode 15
    The military releases the names for three more slain soldier in Afghanistan; In government news, the Opposition demanded some answers in the Arar case; a brother and sister are reunited after 65 years apart; continuing coverage of the tragedy at Dawson College in Montreal as the students return to classes; a new Elmo doll is unveiled; correspondents cover the coup in Thailand; Diana Krall talks about her new album and her pregnancy.moreless
  • September 18, 2006
    September 18, 2006
    Episode 14
    Continuing coverage of the tragedy at Dawson College in Montreal as the students return to school; coverage of the recent deaths in Afghanistan in a suicide bombing; the close election race in New Brunswick; Eva Avila, the new Canadian Idol, gives an interview; and special musical guest Diana Krall performs.
  • September 15, 2006
    September 15, 2006
    Episode 13
    Continuing news coverage of the shooting and its aftermath at Dawson College in Montreal; Beverly speaks to a woman in Newfoundland whose house was blown into the ocean; coverage of an American woman who has a 'bionic' arm. In business news, Marci details the Ford plant which will close and the loss of jobs. As well, the team attends the Block Party at which the Top 10 Canadian Idols perform.moreless
  • September 14, 2006
    September 14, 2006
    Episode 12
    Today's news reports include coverage of the September 13th shooting at Dawson College in Montreal, continuing coverage of the NASA space walks, and in entertainment news, the Toronto Internation Film Festival fashions come under scrutiny. Pat Foran looks into "power plates".
  • September 13, 2006
    September 13, 2006
    Episode 11
    Jeff Hutcheson has breakfast in St. Boniface, Manitoba with the Community Challenge Winner; and hosts talk to John Wood, the author of Leaving Microsoft To Change The World
  • September 12, 2006
    September 12, 2006
    Episode 10
    Lisa LaFlamme reports on US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her visit to Stellarton, N.S.; George Kalogerakis, managing editor of the Journal de Montreal, talks to the hosts about airport security and how he easily gained access to restricted areas in the airport; Marla Shapiro reports on lower cancer rates.moreless
  • September 11, 2006
    September 11, 2006
    Episode 9
    Hosts remember the tragedy of September 11, 2001.
  • September 8, 2006
    September 8, 2006
    Episode 8
    The hosts discuss missing women in Vancouver.
  • September 7, 2006
    September 7, 2006
    Episode 7
    Jeff Hutcheson has breakfast in Bathurst, New Brunswick; the hosts look at furnishings and take a look at what's available from IKEA, and Union Lightings and Furnishings; Weather watching with the National Hurricane Centre; Travel Tips with Loren Christie on what to pack in light of new security regulations, and what to do if you have a ticket for a bankrupt airline.moreless
  • September 6, 2006
    September 6, 2006
    Episode 6
    The hosts discuss the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, to promote arts in Canadian schools, and looks at knowledge and training for both the office and classroom with the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology.
  • September 5, 2006
    September 5, 2006
    Episode 5
    The team looks at ePacs; backpacks for notebook computers.
  • September 1, 2006
    September 1, 2006
    Episode 4
    The Canada AM hosts take a look at cell phones and PDA security, and what you can do to stay safe; Richard Crouse reviews Wicker Man and Crank, as well as movies from the Toronto International Film Festival The Dog Problem, Away From Her, Death of a President, as well as Desperate Housewives season 2 on DVD.moreless
  • August 31, 2006
    August 31, 2006
    Episode 3
    Hosts discuss the weather with the people at the National Hurricane Center.
  • August 30, 2006
    August 30, 2006
    Episode 2
    Hosts discusss the new CRTC's Consumer Bill of Rights.
  • August 29, 2006
    August 29, 2006
    Episode 1
    The hosts discuss the JonBenet Ramsay case, and talk about the possiblilty of a false confession. Dr. Marla discusses her new book, Life In The Balance, and Pat Foran talks about how to protect yourself from debit card scams.