Off the Hour / Jan. 21, 5-6pm / Roma Family Resists Deportation to Hungary

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Featured on today’s program:

-A Roma refuge family that moved to Canada three years ago to escape racial discrimination are facing deportation to Hungary on January 28th this year. If deported the Nemeth family, comprised of parents Anasztazia and Dezso, their ten-year old daughter, and two adult children, will be separated, forcing the parents and young daughter to leave behind the country they’ve made their home. If deported the family also faces the danger of increasing racial violence in Hungary.

-Greenpeace has released leaked documents showing that the public relations company Edelman plans to set up fake third party groups to support Transcanada’s Energy East pipeline project. Keith Stewart is climate and energy campaigner with Greenpeace Canada. He speaks with Redeye host Jane Williams at CFRO radio Vancouver.

-Finally, we’ll hear the latest edition of Talking Radical Radio, featuring an interview with Donald Pratt and Peter Gose. They are members of Justice for Hassan Diab, the support committee that has been working to defend a wrongfully accused Ottawa academic who has been struggling against a Kafkaesque legal nightmare since 2008. Diab was extradited to France in November, but he and his support committee continue to fight.

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