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June 5, 2009 – a cycling summit and a talk about crime prevention

Posted in Uncategorized by nicktaylorvaisey on June 5, 2009

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Today we spoke with Ottawa Centre NDP MP Paul Dewar about a cycling summit (video here) that he held at St. Giles church in the Glebe on May 30. It’s an interesting example of a federal politician talking about local — or even hyperlocal, as we like to say — issues that affect people as soon as they leave their doorsteps.

During the second half of the show, we spoke with U of O prof and world-renowned victims’ rights advocate Irvin Waller about his latest work on crime prevention. It’s a report entitled Making Cities Safer: Action Briefs for Municipal Stakeholders. It’s not quite hyperlocal in its focus, but the interview still covers some pretty important issues.

Thanks as usual to everyone who contributed to the show this week.

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