Episode 53


Episode 53 April 17th 2013




Pat Maloney @patatlfpress

Patrick Maloney has been a reporter with The London Free Press since 2003. In the years since, he has covered topics ranging from sports and courts to high-profile crime and federal elections. In 2010, he was part of a newsroom team that won a National Newspaper Award. He now mainly covers city hall.




Boston Bombing,  Role of the press and social media.


In Boston Bombing a race to slow down.











Friday afternoon several major networks and sources said an arresst had been made, then had to correct themselves after FBI / Boston Police said no arrest, too much of rush over fact checking?



Liberal Leadership and other parties reaction to it.







London Unemployment – What Are we doing about it (and what should government do about it?)



The Conference Board of Canada, measuring innovation in 17 peer countries, has ranked Canada as a woeful 14th and if we add to this an article by Angela Mullins of the London Metro on February 14th 2013 “Gross domestic product — the value of goods and services — for the London area grew by 1.2 per cent last year, up from one per cent growth in 2011. Gains will continue through 2017, with the GDP expected to grow 1.9 per cent this year, the report says. Growth for the period will peak at 2.2 per cent in 2014.”


“According at a report by the Conference Board of Canada growth in other parts of southwest Ontario is outpacing that in the London area, the report says. Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge saw GDP grow 3.9 per cent in 2012 — the third biggest jump of areas covered in the report — and growth of 2.7 per cent is expected this year. Windsor’s economy grew 1.6 per cent last year and is slated for a 2.4 per cent expansion in 2013.”



“Although the London Economic Region has lagged behind the province in the recovery of jobs to pre-2009 levels, there has continued to be an increase in population in this area. Between 2006 and 2011, the net increase was 21,891. The London Economic Region also lags the province in population growth.” 2013 Workforce Labour Plan by The Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board





Unemployment Rate March 2013 (Seasonally adjusted)

Guelph 6

Ottawa 6.1

Hamilton 6.1

Kingston 6.3

Thunder Bay 6.3

Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo 7.2

Barrie 7.3

Brantford 7.7

Greater Sudbury 7.8

St. Catharines-Niagara 7.9

Toronto 8.4

Oshawa 8.6

Windsor 9

London 9.6

Peterborough 10.2


According to the report by@WorkforceEMO the 2012 annual unemployment rate for 15 to 24yr olds was 20.3% – page 11http://workforcedevelopment.ca/sites/default/files/LLMP_2013.pdf


January to February 2013:


• 800: Finance, insurance, real estate

• 1,400: Professional, scientific, technical services

• 900: Warehousing and transportation

• 900: Health care and education




January to February 2013:


• 1,000: retail, wholesale trade

• 1,600: Food and accommodation

• 400: Construction



SC- Where do we go from here?





Autistic home sent back for review



100 Year old Canadian Hall of Fame Boxer story by Pat in Saturday’s London Free Press



About Stuart Clark

Stuart believes in community engagement on all levels and that an informed populace is a more intelligent populace. He enjoys playing the devil advocate (in other words, winding up Sean) on the podcast and likes learning new things about the incredible folks we have in our community.

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