Today, we speak about police officers and firefighters!
We start the evening with the interview of the actor Yves Soutière by Gabriel Veiga. Later, Fady Dagher, Longueuil’s Chief of police speaks about his work to Brigitte Alepin. Then, Caroline Codsi tells us about Max Codsi, her firefighter nephew, and his profession. The latter ends the show with the tale he suggested, Jonathan’s moneybox, written by Joelle Llapasset ,and read by Paula Henriquez-Karmis.
See you soon.
Je m’appelle Rahaf Ataya et j’ai 10ans. Je suis originaire de Damas, capitale de la Syrie, et je vis maintenant à Montréal avec mes parents et mes deux grands frères. Je suis en quatrième année. J’écoute beaucoup la musique et la radio. Plus-tard, je veux devenir une artiste tout comme mon Papa !
Alice Fréchette Alepin
Alice est une vraie petite créatrice. Elle s’amuser à faire des petites sacoches avec des vieux chandails, faire du bricolage pour décorer ou s’amuser avec de la « slime » avec toute sorte de différentes recettes. Elle a huit ans et pratique le ballet artistique depuis qu’elle a trois ans. Elle fait du karaté et depuis cet automne elle fait du patinage artistique ! Elle aime chanter, danser et rire ! Ah oui !!! L’été dernier elle a même joué dans un film. !!! Et avec son papa, elle a fait le livre « C’est Flavie » où elle fait tous les dessins !
Hi, my name is Francisca and I am 9 years old! I live in Montreal; Canada. I speak two languages: French and English, but I also know a little bit of Spanish. I like to dance ballet and modern dance. I love to go to the swimming pool. I study in a French school, but I talk in English with some of my friends as well. My favorite class is French!
Brigitte AlepinProfesseur à l’ESG
Sanaa BendahmaneÉtudiante ESG UQAM
Fady DagherDirector Longeuil Police Department
Romy Boutin St-Pierre
Fiscaliste renommée et influente, dont l’expertise est réclamée tant par les gouvernements et les ONG que par les entreprises privées, Brigitte a été formée à Harvard puis redonne à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Elle est soutenue par une énergie peu commune et, surtout, par un fort désir de justice. C’est ce qui l’a notamment amenée à publier deux livres marquants, Ces riches qui ne paient pas d’impôt et La crise fiscale qui vient, lequel a d’ailleurs inspiré le documentaire primé Le Prix à payer dont elle est coscénariste avec Harold Crooks. Dans cette foulée, elle est aussi l’instigatrice de TaxCOOP, une conférence internationale sur la fiscalité.
Brigitte porte la Syrie dans son cœur et dans le nom de sa famille paternelle, venue d’Alep. Ce qui l’a poussée à vouloir aider les populations déplacées par le conflit armé, et particulièrement les enfants. Un ami lui a fait valoir la magie du son qui passe les frontières. Il n’en fallait pas plus pour qu’elle se trouve étonnamment du temps libre et fonde Radio-Dodo dont elle est l’âme et le phare.
Maxime Codsi est pompier à Montréal depuis mai 2014. Il est actuellement à la caserne 30 qui couvre les territoires du Mile-End et du Plateau-Mont-Royal. Son rêve de devenir pompier s’est concrétisé en mars 2012 alors qu’il était embauché en tant que pompier au sein du service de sécurité incendie de l’agglomération de Longueuil. Il se considère choyé de vivre de sa passion : aider les gens, peu importe la situation, entouré d’une équipe extraordinaire.
Quebecois of Côte d’Ivoire Lebanese descent, Fadhy Dagher is named Director at the Agglomération de Longueuil police department and starts in his position on February 6th, 2017. The Agglomération de Longueuil has over 840 employees with over 640 police officers. Prior to serving and protecting Longueuil, Fady Dagher worked as an Assistant Director in the Montreal police department for 23 years. He occupied various positions in investigations, as well as neighborhood stations, or corporate.
He occupied the position of Chief of innovation development procedures and of operational practices, since his nomination as Assistant Director in 2013.
For this reason, many great matters felt within his jurisdiction, such as coordinating police’s administrative structure against terrorism; the development of a training course for coordinators of information about the terrorist threat; crafting SPVM’s vision in terms of prevention against violent radicalization, including the implementation of the center for the prevention of radicalization leading to violence; anticipating and understanding in respect to research and relationships with the community; as well as operational planning and the establishment of a unique agreement with Indigenous communities in Montreal.
As Chief Inspector, Mr.Dagher was responsible for the Division in charge of relations with the community, corporative research, and communications. Strategic orientations and main events and services (student crisis, Occupy Montreal, etc.) were within his jurisdiction.
Throughout the social student movement where more than 700 manifestations took place from 2012 to 2014, he played a key strategic position on decisions to take and the definition of orientations to follow.
For a few years, he has also undertaken major social issues such as racial profiling, and mental health.
Prior to that, Mr.Dagher lead neighborhood station #30 for 5 years, as captain. He worked hard to root the neighborhood station in the community and to promote a culture of collaboration in terms of prevention against criminality between police services and other parties in the community, and on the territory. His efforts earned the SPVM UN-Habitat’s recognition, a United Nations’ program working for a better urban future.
Administrator of conviction, he deems police efficiency to be a result of a culture of collaboration, while keeping in mind that the police is above all a service to the people, independently of their origins, of their faiths or sexual orientations.
Throughout his first years in charge, M.Dagher worked at the operational planning department, to the evaluation and recruitment department as the supervisor of three neighborhood stations, and as patroller and detective.
Mr.Dagher earned a bilingual master’s degree in Business Management for experimented managers at McGill University-HEC Montréal, and the Police Executive Leadership degree from the Institute of Major Cities Chief Association and LinCT (multilateral training program in leadership against terrorism). He is also a member of 5 Eyes. As Assistant Director, Fady Dagher received numerous distinctions, such as the Citation of Excellence for his work on racial profiling, Honours prize for his contribution to the black community of Montreal, and he was named Personality of the year 2013 by the daily Global and Mail (career profile).
On top of being able to speak and write in French and English, M.Dagher fluently speaks Arabic and has a basic command of Spanish and Italian.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Gabriel found an escape in acting and writing at an early age, beginning his foray into the creative world in high school. Since then, he has done a bit of acting but he has mostly focused his time on the written word. In the recent years, he has written some television spec scripts, some screenplays, and a few short plays. While he very much likes film and television, he has a profound love for literature and books, which is why he has has studied English at York University in Toronto, having completed my Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in 2018. Recently, he finished writing his first novel. It is now being revised and edited.
He has always had a fascination for telling stories, so he is very pleased to be joining the incredible team of Radio-Dodo as a new storyteller.
Romy Boutin St-Pierre
A passionate and strategic leader, Caroline Codsi has had a successful career in the corporate world of over 25 years including the past decade in VP and SVP roles within major organizations.
Caroline founded Women in Governance/La Gouvernance au Féminin in 2010, a not-for-profit organization with mission to encourage women to develop their leadership, advance their career and access executive roles and board seats. Women in Governance’s programs have a deep and concrete impact for gender parity in Canada through advocacy, major events, mentoring programs, governance training as well as the only Canadian Corporate Parity Certification developed with the support of McKinsey&Company.
A graduate in Human Resources from HEC Montréal as well as in languages and foreign civilizations from l’Université Paris-Diderot (Paris-VII), Caroline also completed the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD)’s Program at McGill.
Born in Beirut, Caroline was only 7 years old when the war started and 22 when it ended. A Citizen of the world having lived on three continents, Caroline is fluent in 4 languages and can understand 6.
A highly sought-after speaker, Caroline has addressed audiences across Canada as well as internationally in Paris, London, Lima, Casablanca, Mexico City, New Delhi, St.Petersburg, Bahrain Dubai, etc.
Caroline is the recipient of Awards from the Quebec Business Women Network, the Arab Women Trophy and Premières en Affaires among others. She was recognized as a Top 20 Diversity Leading Figures in Quebec, Top 75 Canadian Immigrants and Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. She is also the recipient of a Gender Equality Award by the United Nations’ Women Committee, a Leadership Award from Quebec’s Federation of chambers of commerce and a Leader of the decade for diversity & inclusion award from New Delhi’s Women Economic Forum.
Some of the public figures that Caroline has interviewed incluce: Hillary Clinton, Justin Trudeau, Her Royal Highness, Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, Winnie Byanyima, Marie-Jo Zimmermann, Dr. Joanne Liu, Katja Iversen, Aldo Bensadoun, Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, François Jean Coutu, Robert Tessier, Monique F. Leroux, Joanne Lipman, Jean Charest, Monique Jérôme-Forget, Kim Thuy, Dany Laferrière, Mélanie Joly, Domi
As a young girl, Paula Henriquez-Karmis had no greater passions than television, film and theater. Still today, she carries on the tireless desire to share stories to children and adults alike. From visual arts, to literature or audio-visual mediums, all means are good to impart a story and the emotions attached to it.
Paula was able to sharpen her storytelling tools in Cap-Rouge summer day camps, then would cultivate them at the Univeristé de Montréal, where she graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Arts, with a Major in Film Studies.
Paula is proud to contribute to Radio-Dodo as a content director, additionally to being the English translator of the show.