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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Christopher Ragan, director, Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill

Christopher Ragan, Associate professor of Economics and Director, Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University. Also Chair of Canada’s ecofiscal commission

Rising populism affecting public policy

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ctsragan

Website: www.mcgill.ca/maxbellschool/our-people/mpp-teaching-faculty/christopher-ragan


Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/populism-and-public-policy/

Angela Price, lifestyle blogger

Angela and Carey Price welcomed a new baby girl to the world on December 27: Millie Price! The lifestyle blogger reveals how life has changed since the new addition.

Catching up with Angela

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ByAngelaPrice

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byangelaprice/

Website: http://www.byangelaprice.com/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/new-baby-girl-for-angela-and-carey-price/

Jewel Perlin, psychologist

Have you ever heard of the “magic ratio” for happy relationships? That means five positive interactions for every negative one. Dr. Jewel Perlin breaks it down.

Magic ratio for happy partnerships

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-magic-ratio-for-happy-partnerships/

Christopher Skeete, secretary responsible for Quebec’s English-speaking community

The National Assembly sits today, taking on touchy issues like secularism & school boards.  MNA Christopher Skeete shares what’s in store this spring.

Start of the legislature & expectations

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/legaults-legislature-whats-on-the-agenda/

Tracy Moore, Cityline host

A photo of Tracy Moore went viral across the country.  It sparked a much-needed conversation with her fans and our community about racial discrimination and gender profiling. Tracy shares experiences she’s had in her own career and personal life

Body shaming comments

Twitter: www.twitter.com/thetracymoore

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thetracymoore/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/thetracymoore/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/instagram-post-sparks-conversation-about-racial-discrimination/

Katie Morton, Kleine Shoppe

Meal prepping is a great way to stay on track with your health goals, but it’s hard to keep it exciting and fun week after week. That’s where Katherine Morton from Kleine Shoppe comes in!

Gluten-free meal prep and healthy snacks

Twitter: @kleineshoppe

Facebook: @kleineshoppe

Instagram: @kleineshoppe

Website: www.kleineshoppe.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-health-benefits-of-a-plant-based-diet/

Monday, February 4, 2019

Joy Rodgers, breast cancer survivor & owner, Joyful Packages

Joy Rodgers, a breast cancer survivor, recently created a company that sells cancer care packages to help people in treatment and in recovery. A portion of each sale is donated to cancer charities.

Care packages for cancer patients in treatment and in recovery

Facebook: www.facebook.com/joyfulpackages

Instagram: www.instagram.com/joyfulpackages

Website: www.joyfulpackages.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/care-packages-for-cancer-patients-in-treatment-in-recovery/

Angela Mancini, Chair, English Montreal School Board

Angela Mancini at the heart of EMSB controversy

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mancini_angela?lang=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angela.mancini.emsb/

Website: http://www.emsb.qc.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/challenging-times-at-the-emsb/

Elsa Lam, editor, Canadian Architect

Éric Gauthier, Architectes FAB

James Bridger, Architecture49

The 2018 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence showcased three Montreal projects.  We talk with editor Elsa Lam and two of the honoured architects.

Discover Montreal’s innovative & award-winning architecture

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/discover-montreals-innovative-award-winning-architecture/

Melissa Lamb, lifestyle blogger

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about couples! Melissa Lamb shows you how to host the perfect Valentine’s Day gathering for all your friends – from snacks to décor and some great DIY items.

Galentine’s Gathering: for your friends on Valentine’s Day

Twitter: https://twitter.com/melissalambtv

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelissaLambTv

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melissalambtv/

Website: www.MelissaLamb.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/galentines-gathering-for-your-friends-on-valentines-day/

Friday, February 1, 2019

Michelle Serrano, student arrested in 1969

On this first day of Black History Month, we look back on a sometimes forgotten moment of Montreal’s history: the Sir George Williams University protest of 1969. It became one of the one of the largest student occupations in Canadian history. Michelle Serano was one of the students involved.

Sir George Williams affair: 50 years later

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/sir-george-williams-protest-50-years-later/

Dustin Gilman, food blogger FoodGuyMTL

Poutine Week gets underway in Montreal. Where can you find the city’s best poutine? Food blogger Dustin Gilman reveals some of his top picks.

Poutine Week

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/where-can-you-find-the-best-poutine-in-montreal/

Susan Morales, makeup artist

Putting on the perfect face is just one of those eternal struggles all women face. Applying makeup is no easy feat. Thankfully, our very own makeup artist Susan Morales helps us find our best look.

Makeup struggles

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susanmoralesmakeup

Website: http://www.susanmoralesmakeup.com/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/makeup-struggles-and-solutions/

Anne-France Goldwater, family law attorney

Helen Fotopulos, former city councillor

David Chapman, The Open Door Shelter

Mélanie Lemay Québec contre les violences sexuelles

Justice for sexual crimes is hard to come by.  Making the system work for victims, like creating a sex crimes court, was the subject of this week’s BT Panel.

BT Panel: Sex crimes court

Twitter: www.twitter.com/AFGoldwater 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annefrance.goldwater


Website: http://www.goldwaterdube.com/profiles/810/me-anne-france-goldwater.html



Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/sex-crimes-court-ideas-for-justice/

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Irvin Studin, Global Brief Magazine

Canada’s place in the world seems to be in flux, according to Irvin Studin, editor-in-chief & publisher of Global Brief Magazine.

Canadian Foreign issues

Twitter: www.twitter.com/globalbrief

Website: http://globalbrief.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/canada-a-global-pushover/

Brad Collinson, Concordia Stingers coach & former Alouette

Tom Brady and the Patriots began their dynasty by defeating the Rams in the Super Bowl in 2002. Now those two teams are back at it. Will the Pats be victorious again, 17 years later? Brad Collinson break down the big game.

Previewing Sunday’s Super Bowl

Twitter: www.twitter.com/BradCollinson & www.twitter.com/T_Pip2


Tracy Braunstein, pediatric sleep consultant

Are you guilty of co-sleeping with your children? If so, are you sure you are doing it safely? Pediatric sleep consultant Tracy Braunstein gives us tips on the do’s and don’ts of co-sleeping.

Mom Talk: Co-sleeping

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sleeptightsolutions/

Website: www.sleeptightsolutions.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/co-sleeping-with-baby-everything-you-need-to-know/

Amie Watson, food journalist

Did you know that selection of quality sake in Montreal is looking up? Now when you go for Japanese food, it’s no longer a question of “hot” or “cold.” Food journalist Amie Watson explains the reasons behind the change.

New wave of sake

Twitter: @MissWattson & @feedmeapp_world

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Multiculturiositycom-264264693642675/?ref=br_rs  &


Instagram: @MissWattson & @feedmeapp.world

Website: www.feedmeapp.ca  & www.multiculturiosity.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/where-to-drink-good-sake-in-montreal/

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Benoit Huot, former Paralympian

Following a 20-year career, Canadian Paralympic swimmer Benoit Huot just announced his retirement. Huot ends his career as one of the country’s most decorated Paralympians.

Benoit Huot calls it a career

Twitter: www.twitter.com/benhuot

Facebook: www.facebook.com/benoithuot84

Instagram: www.instagram.com/benhuot

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/decorated-paralympian-benoit-huot-calls-it-a-career/

Mike Yawney, Citytv tech specialitst

Tech specialist Mike Yawney fills us in on what is making waves in the trendy world of tech.

Tech updates

Twitter: @gadget_guy

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/trending-tech-topics/

Victoria Wiseman, Spinco coach

Laura Wizman, brand ambassador

Spin class is in session! Victoria Wiseman and Laura Wizman from SPINCO show us what it takes to work out on a stationary bike. Can Derick keep up?

Stationary bike fitness

Twitter: www.twitter.com/spincohq

Instagram: www.instagram.com/spincomontreal/

Website: www.spinco.ca/spinco-montreal

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/discover-the-benefits-of-indoor-cycling/

Denyse Joseph, vice president, FIQ

Denyse Joseph breaks down the recent sit-in by nurses and the ongoing struggle regarding pay.

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/overtime-overkill-for-quebec-nurses/

Chef Vanessa Gianfrancesco

Chef V is back in the BT kitchen to share some delicious recipes just in time for your Super Bowl party. And she’s joined by our first-ever BT Extra: Pauline!

Super Bowl foods

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookingwithvd

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cookingwithv

Instagram: https://instagram.com/cookingwithv

Website: www.cookingwithv.com & http://chefenvous.com/en/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/super-bowl-eats-and-treats/

Christina Aon, works from home

Bob Hanna, founder of NeatScreen

Many want their own YouTube channel to be able to share their talent, reach out to people, express their creativity and even learn video skills. But parents worry about their kids posting videos of themselves on the web and with good reason.

Keeping kids safe on their Youtube channel

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neatscreen

Website: www.neatscreen.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/keep-your-kids-safe-online/

Victoria Wiseman, Spinco coach

Pauline Lipovac, BT Extra

Derick, Catherine and Joanne break a sweat as our studio turns into a real-life spin class.

Spinning class led by Victoria

Twitter: www.twitter.com/spincohq

Instagram: www.instagram.com/spincomontreal/

Website: www.spinco.ca/spinco-montreal

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/our-studio-turns-into-a-full-blown-spin-class/

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Dr. Donald Vinh, medical detective, MUHC

Dr. Donald Vinh has a special knack for finding the root of medical mysteries at the MUHC. He specializes in understanding if faulty genes of the immune system explain why some patients are more prone to infections.

Cracking medical cold cases

Twitter: www.twitter.com/cusm_muhc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CUSM.MUHC/

Instagram: www.twitter.com/cusm_muhc

Website: www.muhc.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/cracking-medical-cold-cases-with-dr-vinh/

Kathleen Trotter, nutritionist

Though many of us slip back into unhealthy habits by the end of January, the slide is not inevitable. For nutritionist Kathleen Trotter, the trick is marrying new healthy habits with habits you’re doing anyway.

Jamieson: Stay on track with your health goals

Twitter: www.twitter.com/jamieson_Canada

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JamiesonVitamins

Website: www.jamiesonvitamins.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/simple-tricks-to-stay-on-track-with-your-health-goals/

Musabbir Alam, imam, Canadian Muslim Alliance

Razia Hamidi, National Council of Canadian Muslims

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting, when six men were killed during their nightly prayer. Imam Musabbir Alam and Razia Hamidi look back on the tragedy.

Two-year anniversary of Quebec City mosque shooting

Twitter: www.twitter.com/NCCM

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NCCMuslimS


Website: www.nccm.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/remembering-the-quebec-city-mosque-shooting-tragedy/

Erin Nadler, stylist & fashion consultant

Are you a first time mom-to-be? Shopping for a new baby – especially if it’s your first time – can be extremely overwhelming. Erin Nadler wants to make your transition into parenthood as smooth as can be.

New mom survival guide

Twitter: www.twitter.com/betterstyled

Facebook: www.facebook.com/betterstyled

Instagram: www.instagram.com/betterstyled

Website: www.betterstyled.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/new-mom-survival-guide/

Monday, January 28, 2019

Luciano D’Iorio, managing director, Cushman & Wakefield

Luciano D’Iorio breaks down the current state of the Montreal real estate market.

State of market & trends

Twitter: @cushwakeMTL

Website: http://www.cushmanwakefield.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/what-is-the-current-state-of-montreals-real-estate-market/

Gregory West, Université de Montréal

Video games can lead to positive brain changes depending on your age and the kind of games you play. Gregory West from Université de Montréal explains how it works.

Teaching seniors to use video games

Website: https://en.psy.umontreal.ca/repertoire-departement/vue/west-gregory/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/why-playing-video-games-is-better-for-your-brain/

Vanessa Sicotte, Decor Specialist

Every year, Pantone selects one colour that will become the year’s flagship colour. This year, that colour is Living Coral.

Pantone Colour of the Year: Living Coral

Facebook: damasketdentelle

Instagram: @damask_dentelle

Website: www.damasketdentelle.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/pantone-colour-of-the-year-living-coral/

Valerie Milot, harpist

Quebec-born harpist Valérie Milot is living a dream. She recently got the chance to perform with a prestigious 23-karat gold-gilded harp worth $120,000.

Prestigious Harp

Twitter: www.twitter.com/valmilot

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/valeriemilotharpe

Instagram: https://instagram.com/valeriemilot/

Website: www.valeriemilot.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/harpist-unveils-prestigious-harp/

Friday, January 25, 2019

Sarah Fogg, program coordinator Montreal Holocaust Museum

Eva Kuper, Holocaust survivor

On January 27, we mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day in honour of the six million Jewish victims and the survivors who rebuilt their lives after the war.

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseeHolocauste

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mus%C3%A9e-de-lHolocauste-Montr%C3%A9al-78382729139/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museeholocauste/

Website: museeholocauste.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/international-holocaust-remembrance-day-at-the-montreal-holocaust-museum/

Tanya Toledano, parenting blogger

Cold and flu season can be a stressful time for families. When your child has a fever, it can be scary if you don’t have the correct knowledge and tools to determine the appropriate response. Parenting blogger Tanya Toledano is here to help.

Vick’s: The highs and lows of flu season

Website: www.vicks.ca/en-ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-highs-and-lows-of-cold-and-flu-season/

Christopher Balian, secretary-general, McGill Model UN

Hawa Maiga, director of public relations, McMUN

As the largest Model UN conference in the Canadian circuit, McMUN inspires innovation in the leaders of tomorrow, strengthens student engagement and awareness on global issues and challenges participants through realistic and creative debate.

McGill Model UN

Twitter: www.twitter.com/McMUN19

Facebook: www.facebook.com/McMUN

Instagram:  www.instagram.com/mcmun2019

Website: www.mcmun.org

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-largest-canadian-model-un-conference-celebrates-30-years/

Zeeta Maharaj, BT fashion contributor

After getting gifts for your loved ones during the holidays, why not spoil yourself without hurting your wallet? The Le Chateau Fashion Outlet stores are packed with goodies and have looks for every occasion.

Le Chateau

Twitter: www.twitter.com/zeeta  & https://twitter.com/LeChateauStyle

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zeeta.ca/https://www.facebook.com/lechateaustyle

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/miss_zeeta/https://www.instagram.com/lechateau

Website: http://zeeta.ca/https://www.lechateau.com/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/looks-for-every-occasion-from-le-chateau/

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