Friday, 16 March 2012

Cross Country Checkup with Rex Murphy

Join CBC Radio One’s Cross Country Checkup with Host Rex Murphy live from Fort McMurray as he discusses: What is the role of the oilsands in Canada’s future?

This is a National call-in radio show with a live, Fort McMurray audience, featuring Fort McMurray Mayor Melissa Blake.

If you are unable to attend in-person, we will be broadcasting live to CBC Radio One (99.3FM in Fort McMurray) and you may call in with your questions and comments to our toll-free number 1-888-416-8333 during the broadcast.

When: Sunday, March 18 from 2-4pm

Where: Suncor Community Leisure Centre (MacDonald Island Park), 151 MacDonald Drive

Cost: Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Come to participate or just to watch.


The oilsands have become, to some, the key to national prosperity and an essential component of Canada’s role in the world as an energy superpower. To others, they are an international icon of excess and environmental degradation.

The Fort McMurray region has been the economic engine of Canada, powering it through a recession that damaged much larger economies. Now, as pressure grows for greater development, Canadians are wondering how to find a balance between two tough realities: economic and environmental.

Join Cross Country Checkup with Host Rex Murphy for the conversation.


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