Ten thousand young Montrealers are in the care of the Youth Protection system every year. Some are there because of broken family situations, others are young offenders. Many are helped by their stay, but others don't fare so well. There have been accusations of racial bias, especially when it comes to dealing with aboriginal teens. We look at how the system is changing to better serve all, and if they're going far enough.
Guest(s) : Linda See, Director, Batshaw Youth and Family Centres Nakuset, Executive Director, Native Women's Shelter of Montreal Egbert Gaye, Editor, Community Contact Dr. Tina Montreuil, Assistant Professor, McGill Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
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!