There are hundreds of social agencies serving Montrealers, and one in seven people on the island take advantage of their services. But still some of them have trouble finding a home because of objections from people who live nearby. This Not-In-My-Backyard phenomenon has caused a lot of trouble for some agencies. We talk about the challenges they have faced, as well as the success they've found once they relocated.
Guest(s) : David Chapman, Director of The Open Door Egbert Gaye, Editor, Community Contact Anne Lagacé Dowson, Political Commentator Nakuset, Executive Director, Native Women's Shelter of Montreal
CityLife examines issues that affect all anglo Montrealers in an engaging and accessible way. Host Richard Dagenais and his team delve into politics, public transit, roadwork, the environment, the economy, immigration, social issues, culture and much more. Each CityLife show zeroes in on a particular subject or issue unfolding in Montréal, often with original approaches and creative coverage of local stories you may not find anywhere else.
Richard Dagenais was born, raised, educated and, continues to be employed, in Montréal. Twice nominated for ACTRA National Radio Awards, he works in Montréal television and radio as a host, anchor, reporter and writer. He is a singer, songwriter, and musician who has performed the anthems for the Expos and Alouettes. He's married with one son and two nutty dogs. He enjoys sports but hates going to the gym; he goes, but he hates it! He's got a blog and he tweets, too!