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Geoff Currier
Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada
Leading Winnipeg and Canadian Radio-Journalist Regarding Global Issues & How They Affect Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Canada.
Interests: Geoff Currier is one of Western Canada's most successful broadcasters In a career spanning three decades he has earned the respect of his audience and his peers alike with a straight forward, honest style. He began his career in his hometown of Ottawa before moving to Regina in 1986 and then on to Winnipeg in late 1997. He is the creator and host of the number one rated evening radio show in Manitoba, CJOB's, The Nighthawk. During his time in the media he has shown a remarkable versatility and ability to adapt to changing circumstances and changing times. He has worked in print and television beside his time in radio. Geoff has spent several years covering sports, including serving twelve years as Sports Director at CKRM, Regina and play by play voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, covering Olympic Games, Grey Cups, Briars and a host of other major events. He worked as a correspondent for The Sports Network for a dozen years and has written columns for a number of publications including the Winnipeg Sun. Shifting to the news side in 2002 he quickly established himself as one of the top talk show hosts in Western Canada. Whether he is interviewing an international figure, people from the worlds of entertainment, sports or simply speaking to a caller on the air, he brings the same down to earth, no nonsense approach. It's the same attitude he brings to MY Take.
Recent Activity
In a free and democratic society how does the electorate know when it's time for a change? There are hundreds, perhaps even thousands of answers to the question. The US election showed that a slight majority of the American people did not agree that change was required although there were... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at My Take
The War of 1812 prevented Canada from becoming a part of the United States. It can be debated as to whether or not that's a good thing but the war between the USA and the British Empire almost certainly preserved Canada as a British colony and paved the way for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2012 at My Take
The man who could become the next leader of the Liberal Party of Canada is an enigma. Justin (like Madonna no last name needed) is on the fast track. As of this writing no other candidate has stepped up to the plate. There will be a few as the Liberals... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2012 at My Take
When Hindu-Muslim violence beset Northern India from 1946-1948 the ruling British were at a loss to stop it. The British, by this time, had run out of ideas of how to govern a country which was clearly bent on governing itself. The Raj had tried to ignore the rumblings and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at My Take
Two months ago Barack Obama was a lock to win a second term as President of the United States. Only a very few voices crying in the wilderness gave Mitt Romney a sniff at the oval office. This was Obama's race and the campaign was just a formality. Obama may... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at My Take
A word people in the media like to use a lot is "balance". In the context of reporting it means presenting both sides of an issue. At least that's what the people in newsrooms tell themselves and their audiences. In truth, that's not what balance is at all. We frequently... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at My Take
"All the world is queer save thee and me and even thou art a little queer." Robert Owen It turns out we're pretty much all nuts. This won't shock anyone who has made a few trip's around life's block. We all know everybody we know is a little off base... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2012 at My Take
Once again the minimum wage workers of Manitoba have been given an increase in pay. And once again they've been duped into thinking this is going to help them. They're dead wrong. The truth is the hikes in minimum wage are counter-productive for all of us, not just those who... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2012 at My Take
Back in February I wrote a post on My Take dealing with the definition of life. Actually it was more about having a conversation about the definition of life. This week a Conservative MP's private member's bill designed to re-open the conversation was soundly defeated. The Conservatives and Liberals allowed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2012 at My Take
In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad. Sign posted in 10 Manhattan subway stations civ·i·lized 1. having an advanced or humane culture, society, etc. 2. polite; well-bred; refined. When it comes to calling ourselves civilized we cut ourselves a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2012 at My Take
Much will be said and written about the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' 24-12 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Canad-Inn Stadium. The return of quarterback Buck Pierce was clearly a major factor in the win. Thankfully for Winnipeg Pierce avoided my recent advice to beat his injured foot with a board... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2012 at My Take
We all know that crime is a serious problem in Winnipeg. What we sometimes forget is that it’s a problem in every city in the world and always has been. We may also not wish to acknowledge the ugly fact that it always will be. Some wars are not winnable... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at My Take
“The rich are very different from you and me” F. Scott Fitzgerald “Yes. They have more money.” Ernest Hemingway While it’s doubtful Fitzgerald and Hemingway actually exchanged these words the quotes often come up when talking about how the wealthy differ from the rest of us. But the question can... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at My Take
The streets of Winnipeg are unsafe. That’s the message we’re getting from two city councilors who think we need to reduce the speed limits in residential areas. Mynarski’s Ross Eadie, with support from Daniel McIntyre veteran Harvey Smith, is asking that the City look at lowering the speed limits on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at My Take
Reactions to the election of a PQ government in Quebec have ranged from "everybody panic" to "take a valium". Both are understandable, depending on the lens through which you happen to view this event. For anglophone Quebecers and many outside the province, the election of Pauline Marois to the office... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at My Take
I have some advice for injured Winnipeg Blue Bomber quarterback Buck Pierce. Hey, Buck, you know that injured foot of yours? Go home at night and beat it with a board til the end of November. You don't want to get healthy enough to step back onto the field with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2012 at My Take
Nice guys finish last. Bad things happen to good people. Sports is a cruel business. You've heard them all a million times in the past and several more times this week-end with the big news in Winnipeg that the Blue Bombers fired head coach Paul LaPolice. LaPolice was in his... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at My Take
You can tell it’s a slow news week when people getting their bags searched at a football game is the big story. To be fair to those who have voiced their complaints about security at Bomber games this season the people working the gates have been over-zealous in some cases... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2012 at My Take
While guest hosting for my colleague Richard Cloutier on Richard Cloutier Reports this past week on CJOB I had the good fortune to have in studio Dr. Peter Macdonald and Professor Jeff Lieter in studio to discuss a survey they conducted on concusson in minro hockey in Manitoba. The survey... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2012 at My Take
If necessity is the mother of invention Canada’s health care system is in need of a midwife. Based on the recent Premier’s meeting in Halifax the position is still vacant. The leaders of Canada’s provinces and territories gathered to ostensibly start working on a new model of health care delivery.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at My Take
What would it take? What would it take for Manitobans to realize that they are being governed by people who are unfit for the job? Doubling the provincial debt in their tenure hasn’t bothered Manitobans. After all, we’ve got our hands stuck deep into Albert’s pockets so it’s no big... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2012 at My Take
You hate to write off a season which is only one third complete but there must surely be some fans of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, or rather some folks who follow the team but whose hearts are not fully invested in the team's fortunes, who feel that 2012 is a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at My Take
Brian Pallister is the new leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba. Unfortunately for the party there was no pomp or ceremony. Nobody proclaiming, "Introducing the next Premier of Manitoba...Brian Pallister." It was a low key announcement since Pallister was the only candidate for the job. Much can be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at My Take
Few statements from politicians have such an obvious ring of truth as one tweeted by Immigration Minister Jason Kenney. Last Thursday Kenney sent out a twitter notice in response to some comments made by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford concerning the violence which has beset Canada's largest city. Ford, not known... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at My Take
The last post on My Take has generated a fair amount of conversation among local golfers. Pace of play was the theme and to this point I've not heard any player suggest that the pace of play on local courses is too quick. The challenge facing our wonderful game as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at My Take