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Oct 4, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Private surgeries and medical imaging are big business in BC. A new report says that government policies have created a market for these clinics by signing contracts with them to deliver publicly funded services worth almost 400 million dollars over 6 years. Health policy researcher Andrew Longhurst says the provincial government needs to stop subsidizing for-profit clinics and wean BC off its growing reliance on corporate health-care delivery. We speak with Andrew Longhurst. 
Topics: health, care, public, private, for-profit, corporate, surgeries, medical, imaging, BC, clinics
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Oct 4, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Of all of the processes that are reshaping cities today, gentrification is probably one of the most misunderstood. In her new book, Gentrification is Inevitable and Other Lies, Leslie Kern addresses seven of the myths about gentrification and exposes the ideologies that make it seem like a natural and desirable process. Leslie Kern is associate professor of geography and environment and women's and gender studies at Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswick. She joins us to talk...
Topics: gentrification, cities, class, race, gender, taste, food, culture, colonization, urban, planning,...
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Tsqelmucwilc is the story of the children who survived the Kamloops Indian Residential School. It is based on the 1988 book Resistance and Renewal, a groundbreaking history of the school - and the first book on residential schools ever published in Canada. The new book has contributions by Garry Gottfriedson, Randy Fred and the KIRS Survivors. We speak with author Celia Haig-Brown. 
Topics: residential, school, survivors, Kamploops, Tsqelmucwilc, resistance, renewal, reckoning,...
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Oct 4, 2022 Redeye Collective
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An organization that advocates for BC’s children and youth says municipal governments need to take more responsibility for supporting the youngest residents of their cities. To this end, First Call has developed a toolkit for voters wanting for raise issues in the upcoming municipal elections taking place across British Columbia on October 15. We speak with Adrienne Montani, executive director of First Call.
Topics: children, youth, education, childcare, childhood, development, community, schools, elections
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Sep 24, 2022 Redeye Collective
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In 2019, the Canadian government voted in favour of a resolution on Palestinian self-determination at the United Nations General Assembly. This was a reversal of its vote for the previous 8 years. Despite this symbolic shift, Canada has continued to vote against almost every other resolution which aims to support Palestinian human rights.  A report published by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East reveals a stark disjuncture between Canada’s overall stance on Israel and the...
Topics: Palestine, UN, Canada, foreign, policy, history, resolution, Israel, self-determination, CJPME
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Sep 24, 2022 Redeye Collective
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In the new feature film Unarchived, co-directors Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok highlight community archives across British Columbia. Their film reveals just some of what has been erased from the official record and challenges larger institutions to re-examine narratives that don’t reflect the totality of our shared experience. Unarchived has its world premiere Sept 30 at VIFF. We speak with Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok.
Topics: history, archives, community, erasure, official, records, institutions, VIFF, documentary, NFB,...
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Sep 24, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Vancouver municipal voters will go to the polls on October 15. Electors will have to sort through 137 candidates to decide who the mayor will be, as well as city councillors, school trustees and park commissioners. To break it down a bit for us, we talk with Redeye collective member Ian Mass with his City Beat report.
Topics: municipal, election, Vancouver, candidates, parties, issues, mayor, council, park, school, board,...
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Sep 24, 2022 Redeye Collective
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In the lead-up to Vancouver’s upcoming municipal election on October 15, Women Transforming Cities has launched the Hot Pink Paper Campaign with eight policy asks for candidates in the election. These policy asks are based on months of community input from women, gender-diverse residents, and front-line organizations. Campaign lead Mahtab Laghaei joins us to talk about what they want to see candidates support.  
Topics: women, gender-diverse, Indigenous, transit, housing, policing, community
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May 14, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Precarious work was a major risk factor during the pandemic, and was implicated in the catastrophe that took place in long-term care. A report released last month in Ontario says that government inaction on workplace protections is undermining pandemic recovery. It documents how lack of workplace protections like decent wages and paid sick days has widened existing health inequities. We speak with Dr. Danyaal Raza, a family physician in Toronto and a member of the Decent Work and Health Network.
Topics: work, decent, low-paid, precarious, risk, wages, sick, pay, inequities, workplace, protections,...
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May 14, 2022 Redeye Collective
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The US Supreme Court judge is poised to overturn Roe vs. Wade. In Canada, the landmark abortion rights case is the 1988 Morgentaler ruling, which struck down the country’s abortion law as unconstitutional. But legal protection is not the same as equal access and in many parts of the country, surgical abortion is still practically unavailable. I speak with Meghan Doherty of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights.
Topics: abortion, choice, surgical, medical, access, funding, rural, urban, discrimination, undocumented,...
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May 14, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Ian Mass joins us with his final City Beat till council ramps up for the civic election in the fall. On the agenda, densification and the Broadway plan, a 100-year-old heritage building that no-one wants and a motion to end immigration detention in provincial jails.
Topics: densification, Broadway, Heather, MST, RCMP, headquarters, SRO, protection, CBSA, detainees,...
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May 10, 2022 Redeye Collective
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San Francisco has passed a law that requires landlords to bargain with renters who want to organize. The Veritas Tenants Association, whose members live in housing owned by one of the biggest private residential landlords in the city, started a rent strike in Sept 2021. The law was passed after the landlord refused to meet and negotiate with the tenants association. Lenea Maibaum is an organizer at Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco and a member of the Veritas Tenants Association.
Topics: tenants, organizing, rent, strike, San, Francisco, residential, landlord, Veritas, legislation,...
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May 10, 2022 Redeye Collective
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In 1956, the Canadian government declared the Arrow Lakes Indian Band, people of the Sinixt Nation, to be extinct. This was one in a long line of colonial attacks against an Indigenous nation whose territory encompasses a long valley that spans what is now the US-Canada border. The Sinixt were not extinct, and continue an active resistance to protect and regain their territories. A new film, Beyond Extinction: Sinixt Resurgence tells the “ongoing story of a people who reject their colonial...
Topics: Sinixt, extinction, Arrow, Lakes, colonialism, US, Canada, border, territory, Indigenous, DOXA
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May 10, 2022 Redeye Collective
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A provincial Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act in BC released its report last week with eleven recommendations that the committee says will lead to “transformational change in policing and community safety.” Meenakshi Mannoe wrote Pivot Legal’s submission to the committee, focusing on curtailing the role of police in complex social issues and eradicating systemic racism within police agencies. Meenakshi Mannoe shares her reaction to the report. 
Topics: police, act, report, reform, defund, social, issues, systemic, racism, power, abuse, violence,...
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May 10, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Flawed ideas about heroin and people who use it have shaped drug law and policy in Canada for decades. A new illustrated book by Susan Boyd traces the history of Canadian heroin regulation over two centuries. Susan Boyd is a scholar/activist and distinguished professor at the University of Victoria. She joins me today to talk about her new book Heroin: An Illustrated History. 
Topics: heroin, drug, policy, Canada, methadone, history, regulation, law, prison, harm, reduction,...
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May 10, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Northern BC is a territory roughly the size of France, but there is no public transportation system for the 200,000 people who live there. This means each family is obliged to buy and maintain at least one car or truck if they want to be able to get around. We speak with Peter Ewart, a writer and community activist based in Prince George, about the urgent need for a public bus system in rural BC.
Topics: bus, service, transit, transportation, car, truck, train, public, northern, rural, BC, community,...
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May 3, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Cycling for transportation and recreation is a climate-friendly way to move around your city. It’s affordable and healthy as well as an efficient use of urban space. But in British Columbia, cyclists are endangered every day by out-dated laws that fail to regulate and educate drivers to take care around vulnerable road users. HUB Cycling is advocating for better laws to protect people cycling and walking.  We speak with Jeff Leigh, Chair of the Regional Advisory Committee for HUB Cycling.
Topics: cycling, walking, pedestrians, safety, road, users, vulnerable, laws, Motor, Vehicle, Act, HUB
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What if BC could massively increase public investment in below-market rental housing and that investment could pay for itself? Alex Hemingway is senior economist and public finance policy analyst at the CCPA BC Office. We talk about how this idea would create thousands of low-cost rental homes with no increase in public debt.
Topics: housing, investment, non-profit, below-market, public, finance, homelessness, affordable, homes,...
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May 3, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Hollaback! began as a blog to collect stories of street harassment. Now called Right To Be, it has evolved into an organization that fights harassment in all its forms. The first training they developed was on tools to combat street harassment. They have just completed a study that shows the effectiveness of the training for participants. We speak with director of training Kelly Erickson.
Topics: street, harassment, training, bystander, intervention, anti-Asian, racism, online
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May 3, 2022 Redeye Collective
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In December 2020, a group of Black federal employees filed a proposed class-action lawsuit in the Federal Court of Canada, seeking long-term solutions to address systemic racism and discrimination in the Public Service of Canada. We speak with Nicholas Marcus Thompson, organizer and lead plaintiff in the case.
Topics: Black, class, action, public, service, Canada, systemic, racism, discrimination, promotion,...
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May 2, 2022 Redeye Collective
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The pandemic has killed an estimated 18 million people around the world, with many more dying in lower-income countries where vaccination rates remain low.  Despite this, Canada continues to oppose an IP waiver at the WTO meaning that vaccines are only available in wealthier countries. We talk with Nikolas Barry-Shaw about how the Canadian government is working with the pharma industry to preserve patents on life-saving vaccines. 
Topics: Canada, Pharma, industry, vaccine, covid-19, patents, waiver, WTO, EU, South, Africa, India,...
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Apr 26, 2022 Redeye Collective
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If it is built, the Midwest Carbon Express will be the world’s largest carbon capture and storage pipeline. It’s being developed by the Iowa-based company, Summit Carbon Solutions and faces strong opposition from a broad coalition of Indigenous communities, Iowa landowners and environmental groups. Andy Currier is the author of a new report on the Midwest Carbon Express for the Oakland Institute.
Topics: carbon, capture, pipeline, oil, enhancement, Midwest, Iowa, CO2, storage, false, climate, solution
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Apr 26, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Public safety and violent crime have become hot topics as Vancouver City Council grapples with an ever-expanding police budget. On this week’s council agenda: public safety, CCTV cameras and the police budget; an apology to the Italian community, business taxes, affordable housing and much more. We’re joined by Ian Mass with City Beat.
Topics: city, beat, CCTV, cameras, police, budget, affordable, housing, Italian, apology, mansion, tax
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Apr 26, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Earlier this month, Israeli soldiers raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a Muslim holy site in Jerusalem. Soldiers threw teargas and stun grenades as they entered the compound and mosque, assaulting hundreds of people. Arming Apartheid is a new report by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East. It says that Canada’s arms exports to Israel have been accelerating in recent years and reached a 30-year high in 2020. We speak with lead author Michael Bueckert.
Topics: arms, weapons, sales, trade, apartheid, Canada, Israel, Gaza, human, rights, abuses, Al-Aqsa,...
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Apr 18, 2022 Redeye Collective
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While the April 7 budget did include some money for housing coops and non-profit housing, there is little to improve the situation for renters across Canada. We speak about housing and the federal budget with Ricardo Tranjan, political economist and senior researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Ontario office. 
Topics: non-profit, housing, cooperatives, renters, vacancy, control, foreign, buyers, market, sector
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Apr 17, 2022 Redeye Collective
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FortisBC, the largest natural gas distributor in BC, has developed learning resources for schools, marketed as a free K-12 online curriculum developed by teachers and based on BC’s current curriculum. The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment is raising the alarm over this type of biased content in schools. We speak with Dr. Lori Adamson, an emergency room physician in Salmon Arm and parent of a child in elementary school.
Topics: fossil, fuel, oil, gas, industry, school, materials, bias, curriculum, K-12, FortisBC
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Apr 17, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Support for the police is grounded in a series of beliefs about our society – that Canadian laws are just, that the police treat everyone equally, and that without the police, communities would descend into chaos and disorder. The movement to defund the police says these beliefs are myths and imagines a world where police power is eroded and dissolved forever. Disarm, Defund, Dismantle is a new book about police abolition in Canada. I speak with editor Kevin Walby and contributor Jessica...
Topics: police, abolition, Canada, disarm, defund, dismantle, prison, sex, work, criminalization, power
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Apr 14, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Brent Eichler has been on hunger strike since March 25, calling for a public meeting with Forests Minister Katrine Conroy about the protection  of the province’s old-growth forests.  Brent has since been joined in his hunger strike by a number of other members of Save Old Growth. In addition to hunger strikes, the group also resumed its blockades of the Trans-Canada Highway at various locations in the province on Monday. We spoke with Brent Eichler last week.
Topics: hunger, strike, civil, resistance, save, old, growth, highway, blockades, forests, minister, Conroy
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Apr 12, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Hotel workers at the Hilton Metrotown in Burnaby are involved in the longest hotel lockout in British Columbia’s history. We speak with Stephanie Fung, Communications Organizer for UNITE HERE Local 40, the Union representing the workers. She’s also a member of Asian Canadian Labour Alliance.
Topics: hotel, workers, lockout, Hilton, Metrotown, labour, women, racialized, picket, line
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Apr 12, 2022 Redeye Collective
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It has been 100 years since Vancouver developed a city-wide plan. That plan reserved over 70% of the city for single family residences. A century later, Vancouver has a new draft city plan. Public comment is open until April 24th and then it goes to council in June for debate. Ian Mass is here with City Beat to discuss the Vancouver plan, the capital budget, the police budget, a mansion tax, 2030 Olympics and lots more.
Topics: city, plan, 2030, Olympics, capital, budget, election, mayor, Vancouver, City, Beat, police
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Mar 25, 2022 Redeye Collective
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At the end of February, the Social Media Lab at Ryerson University launched the Ukraine-Russia conflict misinformation dashboard. The dashboard is a website for monitoring online misinformation and disinformation about the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. It tracks debunked claims from fact-checkers from around the world. We speak about the dashboard with Professor Anatoliy Gruzd, Canada Research Chair in Privacy-Preserving Digital Technologies.
Topics: Ukraine, Russia, war, invasion, propaganda, conflict, misinformation, disinformation, dashboard
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Mar 25, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Although the municipal elections are not until October 15, Vancouver candidates are positioning themselves in advance of debates on public safety, the 2030 Winter Olympics, housing and cultural heritage, coming to City Council this upcoming week. Ian Mass joins us with his regular City Beat report.
Topics: City, Beat, housing, 2030, Olympics, municipal, elections, cultural, heritage, public, safety,...
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Mar 25, 2022 Redeye Collective
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The rapid pace of growth in Vancouver means many of the city’s small restaurants, grocery stores and other neighbourhood spaces are being lost to redevelopment. Bill Yuen is the Executive Director of Heritage Vancouver. talks about this aspect of a community’s intangible cultural heritage.
Topics: cultural, heritage, intangible, neighbourhood, grocery, stores, food, small, businesses
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Mar 25, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Ukraine’s total external government debt amounts to $54B. The country is set to pay more than $7B in debt repayments this year alone. Lenders have responded to the war and the financial crisis in Ukraine by lending even more money. The Jubilee Debt Campaign in the UK says now is the time to cancel Ukraine’s debt and allow it to spend its money on urgent humanitarian needs.
Topics: Ukraine, debt, repayments, IMF, banks, invasion, Russia, finances, government, hedge, funds
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Mar 21, 2022 Redeye Collective
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The Alberta government’s recent public inquiry into “anti-Alberta energy campaigns” was set up to find out how much money was flowing from US foundations to Canadian environment groups. The inquiry was not tasked with finding out how much foreign money was flowing into the Alberta oil patch and influencing Albertan and Canadian politics along the way. Gordon Laxer has done his own investigation. We speak with him about the report Posing As Canadian.
Topics: Alberta, Canada, Calgary, CAPP, corporations, environment, funding, foreign, petroleum, oil, gas,...
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Mar 21, 2022 Redeye Collective
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On March 12, Saudi Arabia executed 81 people, the largest mass execution in the recent history of the country.  The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned the killings and said UN monitoring indicates some of those executed were sentenced to death after trials that did not meet fair trial guarantees, and for crimes that did not meet the most serious crimes threshold, as required under international law. We speak with Ariel Gold of CODEPINK.
Topics: Saudi, Arabia, Yemen, executions, mass, killings, fair, trial, Canada, weapons, war, bombing
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Mar 21, 2022 Redeye Collective
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As the war in the Ukraine rages on, Canada is under increased pressure to re-arm. The Trudeau government response is a plan to buy 88 new fighter jets for an overall price tag of $76 billion. In response to that plan, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Canada has released a report titled Soaring: The Harms and Risks of Fighter Jets and Why Canada Must Not Buy a New Fleet.  We speak with Tamara Lorincz, author of the report.
Topics: armaments, Canada, fighter, jets, weapons, military, peace, Ukraine, war, federal
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Mar 14, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Anyone travelling on West Broadway between Main and Arbutus knows the area is a huge construction zone. The new Broadway Skytrain development, set to be finished by 2025, has created a planning process that will radically change the character of Kitsilano, Fairview and Mt. Pleasant. Ian Mass joins us to discuss this developing Broadway plan, along with a bunch of other issues, in his regular City Beat report.
Topics: Skytrain, Broadway, density, development, construction, truck, pollution, capital, plan,...
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Mar 14, 2022 Redeye Collective
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report on Feb 28. The report says that human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruption in nature and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world. We’ve contacted Jens Wieting of Sierra Club BC to get a Canadian perspective on the report.
Topics: IPCC, climate, crisis, adaptation, BC, Canada, emissions, oil, gas, industry, forest, fires,...
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Mar 14, 2022 Redeye Collective
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As the Russian war on Ukraine rages on, Canadian immigration minister Sean Fraser has responded with a new visa program for people fleeing that war. The program will cut red tape and allow Ukrainians to live in Canada for up to two years, with fewer restrictions and conditions to come here. While the program has been welcomed by refugee advocates, it raises questions about Canada’s response to people fleeing other war zones. We speak with long-time Vancouver immigration lawyer Zool Suleman.
Topics: Russia, attack, Ukraine, invasion, war, refugees, Canada, immigration, visa, program
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Mar 8, 2022 Redeye Collective
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In January, a subcommittee of the Halifax Board of the Police Commissioners released a report, which is Canada’s most detailed blueprint to defund, disarm, and dismantle the police. It lays out a plan for how to redirect funding from police to other organizations and pursue police accountability.  The subcommittee was chaired by Dr. El Jones, poet, journalist, activist and assistant professor of political and Canadian studies at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. 
Topics: defund, disarm, dismantle, police, accountability, Halifax, racism, repression, Black, colonialism,...
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Mar 8, 2022 Redeye Collective
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This will be a critical year for wild salmon as all BC federal licenses for fish farms expiring this June.  British Columbia is now the only jurisdiction on the west coast of North America still allowing salmon farms. The federal government promised in 2019 to remove all open-pen salmon farms from BC waters by 2025. We speak with Dan Lewis, executive director of Clayoquot Action.
Topics: fish, farms, salmon, wild, federal, Canada, BC, licenses, open-pen, coast, pollution, environment
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Feb 19, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Tens of thousands of Canadians are asking the federal government to pause any further construction on the TMX pipeline. The Canadian government bought the project from Kinder Morgan in 2018.  The last update in 2020 revealed that the expansion cost had ballooned to $12.6B, and now Trans Mountain Corporation says it will cost $21.4B, four times the original estimate. We speak with Eugene Kung, staff lawyer at West Coast Environmental Law.
Topics: climate, construction, cost, crisis, energy, environment, indigenous, leaks, oil, overruns,...
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Feb 17, 2022 Redeye Collective
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In his newly released book Becoming Vancouver, Daniel Francis follows the evolution of the city, tracing decades of transformation, immigration and economic development. Daniel Francis speaks with Ian Mass, our City Beat producer.
Topics: Vancouver, history, Indigenous, development, racism, immigration, economic, BC
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Feb 17, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Noam Chomsky has been an anti-war, anti-capitalist activist for over 60 years and continues to call liberal elites to account for propping up unjust systems that have brought us to the brink of climate catastrophe and nuclear annihilation.  Chomsky spoke at a recent webinar organized by Canada-China Focus, a new pan-Canadian, anti-racist project promoting critical conversations and policy initiatives on Canada-China relations. Chomsky says Canada is at a crossroads on China, and we must work...
Topics: China, Canada, US, relations, trade, racism, military, war, technology, climate, catastrophe,...
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Feb 17, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Criminology Temitope Oriola says that the truckers convoy is a fascinating study in the sociology of law enforcement. Oriola is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Alberta and joint Editor-in-Chief of African Security journal. His research interests include policing, terrorism, social movements and political violence. His recent article in The Conversation talks about what the convoy reveal about the ties between politics, police and the law. 
Topics: Ottawa, truckers, convoy, protesters, police, politics, law, enforcement, sociology, social,...
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Feb 14, 2022 Redeye Collective
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The BC government has released a report on oil and gas royalties from a public consultation in November. The report showed that 77% of survey respondents wanted the government to make environmental protection its top priority in its new royalty regime. We talk with Peter McCartney, Climate Campaigner at the Wilderness Committee.
Topics: climate, royalties, consultation, oil, gas, timber, environment, protection, fracking, subsidies,...
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Feb 14, 2022 Redeye Collective
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At the end of November last year, people in Honduras voted overwhelmingly for the platform of democratic socialism put forward by Xiomara Castro. Her Libre Party was formed in the aftermath of the coup that deposed Castro’s husband, Manuel Zelaya. We talk with writer Owen Schalk about the 2009 couple and Canada’s role in Honduras during the reign of terror that followed. 
Topics: Honduras, election, Zelaya, Castro, neoliberalism, mining, Canadian, complicity, coup, democratic,...
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Feb 13, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Eighteen months ago, Vancouver City Council was enthusiastic about the idea of 100 tiny homes for the homeless. This week they heard that 10 shelter beds is all that is possible and the City will have to foot the bill. Ian Mass joins me with his City Beat report to talk about this, a debate on financial support for a challenge to Quebec’s Bill 21 and more.
Topics: housing, homelessness, shelter, Quebec, Bill, 21, SRO, maintenance, xero, carbon, climate, crisis,...
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Feb 7, 2022 Redeye Collective
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First Nations in BC are working proactively towards re-establishing sovereignty over their territories in British Columbia. Asserting sovereignty over mining activities is a critical part of that work. A recent report by the BC First Nations Energy and Mining Council aims to provide First Nations with tools to guide the development and implementation of new ways for mining to occur on their lands. Tahltan elder Allen Edzerza was the project lead in the process that resulted in the report...
Topics: sovereignty, consent, territories, lands, British, Columbia, mining, claim, staking, mineral,...
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Feb 7, 2022 Redeye Collective
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British Columbia is ahead of most North American jurisdictions with its composting and recycling programs. However, the Lower Mainland still burns at least 25% of its waste, with a plan to expand that amount. Sue Maxwell is a sustainability consultant with Ecoinspire Planning Services. She joins us to talk about the problems with this waste-to-energy expansion. 
Topics: garbage, waste, recycling, reduction, incineration, energy, sustainability, composting, Burnaby,...
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Feb 7, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Cleaning and food service workers at Simon Fraser University say their working conditions are difficult and their pay lags behind counterparts elsewhere.  Contract Worker Justice @SFU is a coalition of workers, students, faculty, and community members at SFU. They are calling on Simon Fraser University to hire these workers directly and to improve their pay and working conditions.  John Calvert is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU and he has been involved in the...
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Topics: food, service, workers, contracting, out, cleaning, justice, pay, benefits, SFU, university, union
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Jan 30, 2022 Redeye Collective
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After emerging from years of brutal dictatorship, the Haitian people dreamed of a democracy that would serve the poor and bring an end to impunity. Between 1991 and 2004, Haitians elected a succession of governments committed to realizing this dream. The pro-democracy movement’s efforts were ultimately derailed by powerful local elites and their allies in the international community, including Canada. Haiti Betrayed was written, directed and produced by Elaine Briere.
Topics: Haiti, democracy, coup, elites, Canada, complicity, United, States, military, Aristide, kidnapped,...
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Jan 30, 2022 Redeye Collective
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The storming of the Capitol last year was an unprecedented moment and raised questions about the fragility of democracy in the United States. Christopher Vials joins us to discuss the rise of xenophobic right-wing populism in the U.S.  Vials is an associate professor of English at the University of Connecticut–Storrs and author of Haunted by Hitler: Liberals, the Left, and the Fight Against Fascism in the United States.
Topics: fascism, xenophobia, Trump, right-wing, far-right, democracy, coup, military, militia, Republicans,...
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Jan 30, 2022 Redeye Collective
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In 2021, communities across the province have found themselves facing unprecedented costs from forest fires, flooding and storm damage. Meanwhile, the companies who are making huge profits from fossil fuels aren’t contributing a penny to help with the impacts of climate change. Lawyer Andrew Gage says it’s long past time to make fossil fuel companies pay for the chaos they’ve helped to create.
Topics: climate, change, crisis, floods, forest, fires, storm, damage, sea, level, rise, infrastructure
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Jan 30, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Ottawa academic Hassan Diab was extradited to France 8 years ago to face terrorism charges. He spent 3 years in solitary confinement before French magistrates ruled that there wasn’t enough evidence for a trial and released him. Last year, France’s court of appeal overturned that decision. Now the French court has set a trial date for next year. We hear reaction from Tim McSorley of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group; Jo Wood of the Hassan Diab Support Committee; Alex Neve,...
Topics: Hassan, Diab, extradition, terrorism, racism, Islamophobia, Canada, Trudeau, France, trial, court
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Jan 30, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Vancouver City Council had its first meeting of the year this week and started off with a motion that got the attention of affordable housing advocates.  Depending on who you listen to, single family neighbourhoods across Vancouver are either facing their biggest threat ever or just another small step in gentle densification. Ian Mass joins us to talk about this, and a whole bunch of other Vancouver Council issues in his regular City Beat report. 
Topics: densification, council, housing, affordable, speculation, Indigenous, co-management, parks, age,...
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Jan 27, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Diet for a Small Planet was the first major cookbook to address the environmental impact of meat production. Author Frances Moore Lappé advocated for a vegetarian lifestyle out of concerns over animal-based industries and products. She also argued that world hunger is not caused by a lack of food but by ineffective food policy. Frances Moore Lappé joins us to discuss the new 50th anniversary edition of the book. 
Topics: vegetarian, vegan, food, animal, rights, hunger, agriculture, policy, environment, waste, protein,...
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Jan 27, 2022 Redeye Collective
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In British Columbia, the RCMP has a special detachment called the Community-Industry Response Group, set up to enforce injunctions and arrest land defenders blocking access to resource extraction companies. Molly Murphy is a BIPOC activist and journalist who’s experienced first-hand the violence of the RCMP at Fairy Creek. She explains what she’s found out about the background, training and tactics of the C-IRG.
Topics: RCMP, police, Indigenous, violence, injunctions, Fairy, Creek, C-IRG, logging, pipeline, gas, oil
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Jan 27, 2022 Redeye Collective
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A federal court has ruled that RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki violated her legal obligations when she took more than 3years to respond to a complaint about RCMP spying on anti-pipeline activists. In a groundbreaking decision, Justice Gagné said that the RCMP must respond to complaints within 6 months of receiving a report from the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission. We speak with Jessica Magonet, lawyer with the BC Civil Liberties Association.
Topics: BCCLA, law, RCMP, complaints, commission, CRCC, misconduct, delays, Lucki, federal, court,...
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Jan 17, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Youth radicalization is on the rise in Canada. With increasing online promotion of far right ideas, young people are exposed a lot of politically motivated misinformation that can lead them to adopt extreme views. Teachers says they feel ill-equipped to recognize the signs of radicalization or know how to effectively intervene. Dr Kawser Ahmed is spearheading an effort to provide resources for educators in Manitoba. 
Topics: far, right, radicalization, extremism, White, supremacy, education, schools, toolkit, educators,...
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Jan 17, 2022 Redeye Collective
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There was a time when the relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and Justin Trudeau was described as ‘hostile’. The industry didn’t like the PM’s suggestion that domestic drug prices were too high and should be regulated. But now Trudeau is supporting the industry in its opposition to a drug patent waiver. Nikolas Barry-Shaw is trade and privatization campaigner for the Council of Canadians. 
Topics: Big, Pharma, pharmaceutical, industry, TRIPS, patents, waiver, vaccine, apartheid, equity, Canada,...
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Jan 17, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Last week, the federal government and First Nations leaders announced a $40 billion agreement-in-principle to compensate young people harmed by Canada’s discriminatory child welfare system. The agreement also sets aside half the money to reform the welfare system. This comes after a 15-year long fight begun by Cindy Blackstock and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society. Sarah Clarke is a lawyer with Clarke Child and Family Law. She has represented the First Nations Child and Family...
Topics: First, Nations, child, welfare, settlement, reserve, family, apprehension, discrimination, racism,...
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Jan 17, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu passed away on December 26 at the age of 90. For much of the 1970s and 80s, Tutu was one of the foremost critics of apartheid, the South African government’s official policy of racial segregation. After apartheid ended in the early '90s, Tutu was named chair of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This part of Tutu’s legacy is generally known. However his activism encompassed a great deal more. Bill Fletcher is the former president of TransAfrica Forum...
Topics: Desmond, Tutu, South, Africa, apartheid, racism, discrimination, nuclear, weapons, peace, Israel
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Jan 17, 2022 Redeye Collective
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City councils across the Lower Mainland are waking up from the holidays and gearing up for municipal elections scheduled for this upcoming October. In today’s episode of City Beat with Ian Mass: more money for police, a housing plan for potential homeowners priced out of the market, plus hopes that the three levels of government will cooperate to buy and operate SRO hotels as social housing. 
Topics: housing, homelessness, defund, police, SROs, drug, crisis, city, budget, affordable,...
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Jan 11, 2022 Redeye Collective
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Fossil fuel divestment campaigns started a decade ago on U.S. campuses. By 2015, fossil fuel divestment was reportedly the fastest growing divestment movement in history, and campaigns are starting to show results. Emily Lowan is currently studying at the University of Victoria and led Divest UVic’s campaign for 2 years. She joins us to discuss the successes of and barriers to student-led organizing against fossil fuel investment.
Topics: divestment, campaign, fossil, fuel, student, campus, divest, corporate, influence, boards,...
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Jan 11, 2022 Redeye Collective
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After almost two years of the pandemic and in the midst of a massive wave of Omicron infections, we are now also seeing rising inflation rates across the country. Some critics say the only answer is to cut government spending, raise interest rates and slow down the economy. Sheila Block disagrees. She’s a senior economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. We speak with her about her suggestions for a made-in-Canada solution to high inflation.
Topics: inflation, economic, economy, Canada, interest, rates, housing, food, spending, cutbacks
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Dec 20, 2021 Redeye Collective
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The pandemic has brought into focus the urgent need for a public health that serves everyone in the community, including those who have traditionally been marginalized. A new book by Zena Sharman asks what health care could look like if queer folks had access safe, appropriate and compassionate medical care. Zena Sharman is a writer, speaker, strategist and LGBTQ+ health advocate. Her new book is called The Care We Dream Of. 
Topics: trans, health, care, queer, LGBTQ+, disability, transformative
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Dec 20, 2021 Redeye Collective
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In 2017, the Elephant Hill wildfire in British Columbia burned close to 200,000 hectares throughout Secwepemcu’lecw territory. An Indigenous-led review has found there was a disregard of Indigenous fire management practices and local knowledge leading up to and during the Elephant Hill fire.  We speak with Sarah Dickson-Hoyle,  co-author of the report and a doctoral candidate in the faculty of forestry at the University of British Columbia.
Topics: land, Indigenous, jurisdiction, fire, management, practices, First, Nations, policy, forest
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Dec 20, 2021 Redeye Collective
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The City of Vancouver 2022 budget complete with a 6.35% tax increase and rezoning for rentals dominated the mainstream civic media these last two weeks. Slipping under the radar were two other important policy and funding initiatives addressing climate change and social infrastructure. Ian Mass joins us with his City Beat report. 
Topics: police, budget, taxes, climate, change, housing, community, rental, levy, Vancouver, council
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Dec 20, 2021 Redeye Collective
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In 2017, the New Westminster school board approved a sanctuary schools policy which aims to give every school-aged child in the district access to education without fear of their personal information being shared with immigration authorities. Yet, on November 30, a mother was handcuffed and detained by Canadian Border Services agents after she dropped her child off at kindergarten at a New Westminster school.  We speak with Omar Chu of Sanctuary Health.
Topics: CBSA, Border, sanctuary, schools, New, Westminster, migrant, surveillance, policy, undocumented
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Dec 17, 2021 Redeye Collective
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The Yellowhead Institute is a First Nation-led research centre based at Ryerson University. They produced a Red Paper in 2019 about land back, the project of reclaiming Indigenous jurisdiction and breathing life into rights and responsibilities. Executive director Hayden King and Matthew Norris of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives discuss the concept of land back in a conversation recorded on December 2.
Topics: land, back, Indigenous, jurisdiction, consent, Yellowhead, CCPA, duty, rights, First, Nations
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Dec 17, 2021 Redeye Collective
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A U.S. federal jury has said that three major retailers helped flood two Ohio counties with addictive opioids in a first-of-its-kind verdict. The two counties argued that pharmacies at CVS, Walgreens and Walmart did not stop mass quantities of opioid drugs from reaching the black market. We speak about the verdict with Gerald Posner, an investigative reporter and author of Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America. 
Topics: opioid, crisis, Oxycontin, pharmacy, drugs, addiction, pharma, pharmaceutical, industry, Ohio,...
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Dec 14, 2021 Redeye Collective
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The River Forecast Centre operates a provincial system that issues flood warnings yet this fall’s abundant rain and intense storms did not appear to trigger critical responses that could have better protected British Columbians. A decade ago an expert report called for changes and increased staffing at the River Forecast Centre, but those recommendations have not been acted on for more than 10 years. We speak with resource policy analyst Ben Parfitt.
Topics: flood, warning, damage, river, storm, disaster, weather, climate, crisis, forecast
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Dec 6, 2021 Redeye Collective
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In July 2017, residents of a suburban development in Markham, Ontario  awoke to find a giant chrome replica of a cow called Charity facing their homes. The residents had never been consulted about the installation and  quickly rose in opposition to the  sculpture.  The interactive documentary, Charity, looks at the controversy and the bureaucratic processes involved. It raises questions about the role of public art. We speak with Ryan Ferko, one of the documentary’s creators.
Topics: public, art, Charity, sculpture, installation, Ontario, giant, interactive, web, NFB
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Dec 6, 2021 Redeye Collective
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Judging by the constant stream of news reports of standoffs and confrontations, it’s apparent that Canada’s reconciliation project has gone off the rails.  Standoff is the title of a new book of essays by lawyer and historian Bruce McIvor. In it, he examines why reconciliation is failing and what needs to be done to fix it. Bruce McIvor is a member of the Manitoba Metis Federation and a partner at First People’s Law. He represents First Nations across Canada from Wet’suwet’en...
Topics: standoff, reconciliation, Indigenous, Canada, federal, provincial, law, court, Wet’suwet’en,...
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Dec 6, 2021 Redeye Collective
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It is estimated over half of B.C. workers don’t have sick benefits from their employers. That gap moved into sharp relief at beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, when many workers felt forced to go to work while they were sick. And while gaining any paid sick days is an improvement for many workers, advocates say five days falls short of what is needed for a healthy community and a healthy economy.  Alex Hemingway is a senior economist for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Topics: permanent, paid, sick, leave, BC, employment, standards, law, pandemic, Covid-19, benefits, days
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Dec 6, 2021 Redeye Collective
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Vancouver City Council has worked hard this past year to establish priorities to address climate change, Indigenous reconciliation, and tenant protection for people living in single-room occupancy hotels. The problem is, without money these changes won’t happen. Redeye collective member Ian Mass joins us to talk about the upcoming debate on the 2022 city budget in his regular City Beat report.  
Topics: budget, Vancouver, city, council, SROs, Indigenous, reconciliation, climate, crisis, change, tax,...
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Nov 29, 2021 Redeye Collective
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BC has crown corporations for housing, hydro, transit and a number of other key sectors. Now a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Zero Waste BC is calling for a crown corporation to take on the challenge of recycling. This is just one of a number of key proposals in “A Zero Waste Agenda for BC”. We speak with Sue Maxwell, a sustainability consultant with Ecoinspire Planning Services and one of the authors of the report. 
Topics: zero, waste, recycling, garbage, repair, incinerators, food, consumption
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Nov 29, 2021 Redeye Collective
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As long as Covid-19 exists anywhere in the world, it is a threat everywhere. But, in spite of our shared risk, the world’s richest countries have exercised a “me first” approach to the Covid-19 vaccine, buying up more than half the total. The People’s Vaccine Alliance says our best chance of all staying safe is to ensure a Covid-19 vaccine is available for all as a global common good. We talk with Brittany Lambert of Oxfam Canada.
Topics: vaccines, apartheid, pharmaceutical, Pharma, COVAX, doses, Covid-19, Moderna, Pfizer, TRIPS, patents
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Nov 29, 2021 Redeye Collective
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The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has just released its 26th alternative federal budget aptly named Mission Critical: A just and equitable recovery. The goal of the budget is to ensure that the legacy of the pandemic is a publicly-led recovery that leaves no one behind. We speak with David Macdonald, senior economist with the CCPA.
Topics: pharmacare, health, care, child, mental, health, equity, recovery, budget, federal, just,...
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Nov 12, 2021 Redeye Collective
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Over the past two weeks, Vancouver City Council has heard from close to 1000 people about a policy proposal designed to limit new rental apartment buildings to busy arterials and the streets nearby. Some people argue against any new rentals, others say renters should be able to live in quiet neighbourhoods too. We speak with Danny Oleksiuk, a past member of Vancouver’s Renter’s Advisory Committee and co-founder of Abundant Housing Vancouver.
Topics: housing, rentals, air, pollution, zoning, planning, neighbourhoods, Vancouver, apartment, buildings
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Nov 12, 2021 Redeye Collective
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Back in the early 1970s, children from the Raymur housing project in Strathcona were forced to cross train tracks on their way to their elementary school.  After months of petitioning for a safe crossing, a group of mothers made their voices heard by blockading the tracks. Carmen Pollard’s short film, Militant Mother, tells the story. We speak with Carolyn Jerome, one of the mothers who stood in front of the trains. 
Topics: militant, mother, Raymur, train, blockade, school, crossing, direct, action, Vancouver
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Nov 12, 2021 Redeye Collective
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Yves Engler is a Montreal-based activist, author and critic of Canadian politics.  He just came out with his eleventh book “We Stand on Guard for Whom? A People’s History of the Canadian Military.  In the book, he presents a history of the Canadian military from the perspective of its victims.   The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute sponsored an online launch for the book last month. In this podcast, Yves Engler’s presentation from that...
Topics: military, Canadian, victims, war, peace-keeping, weapons, fighter, jets. Yves, Engler, history,...
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Nov 7, 2021 Redeye Collective
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Finance has an oversized presence in contemporary mature nations. It has grown enormously in terms of size, relative to the rest of the economy. And, financialization has crept into all aspects of our lives. Housing, education, and healthcare are all targets for investors. More recently, new investment vehicles are being marketed that would even financialize natural ecosystems. We speak with Randall Wray, senior scholar at the Levy Economics Institute and professor of economics at Bard College.
Topics: finance, financialization, housing, education, ecosystems, investment, capitalism, banks, Wall,...
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Nov 7, 2021 Redeye Collective
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Plastic is everywhere—it’s in our food containers, keyboards, glasses, even our toothbrushes. It’s lightweight, versatile, and so cheap that we often forget how much it permeates our lives. A new book dives into the plastic crisis—answering the questions of who is being harmed, who is to blame and what we must do now to create a more just and livable world for everyone. We speak with author Erica Cirino.
Topics: plastic, fossil, fuels, crisis, environment, pollution, wildlife, oceans, social, justice, racism
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Nov 5, 2021 Redeye Collective
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In October, the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users conducted a survey asking homeless people about the impact of street sweeps by city workers and police. The stress of having to defend personal possessions against seizure or theft is something that homeless people around the world face on a daily basis. A research project is looking at attempts to govern the belongings of the precariously housed. We speak with Nick Blomley, Professor of Geography at Simon Fraser University and one of the...
Topics: housing, homelessness, street, precarious, possessions, belongings, eviction, poverty, theft,...
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Nov 5, 2021 Redeye Collective
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In Guatemala, a trial is underway in the case of 183 civilians who were disappeared or murdered in Guatemala City in the 1980s.  A military intelligence document known as the Diario Militar, or Military Diary, is being used as evidence of the systematic terrorism carried out by high-ranking military officials and others. Twelve men are now accused of crimes against humanity. We speak with Wendy Mendez, whose mother was disappeared in 1984. 
Topics: Guatemala, death, squads, military, diary, dossier, disappeared, murder, human, rights, impunity
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Nov 5, 2021 Redeye Collective
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Canada’s extradition act is under scrutiny. The Meng Wanzhou case raised questions about extradition proceedings that have foreign policy implications. Concerns have also been raised about the wrongful extradition of Dr. Hassan Diab to France in 2014. Two years ago, a group of academics, defence counsel and human rights organizations met at Dalhousie University to discuss Canada’s extradition law. Professor Robert Currie joins us to talk about the law reform proposals that came out of that...
Topics: extradition, law, act, Canada, minister, judge, court, Diab, France, human, rights, Halifax,...
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Nov 5, 2021 Redeye Collective
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Carmen Rodriguez is an internationally acclaimed Chilean-Canadian author, educator and journalist. Her new novel, Atacama, is set against the backdrop of Chile in the first half of the twentieth century and Europe during the Spanish Civil War. It is both a sweeping historical novel and gripping tale of personal drama. Carmen Rodriguez joins us to talk about the book.
Topics: Chile, Atacama, Spain, fascism, historical, novel, drama, communism, Rodriguez
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Nov 3, 2021 Redeye Collective
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A school district on Vancouver Island has responded to one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action with a unique resource called Learning with Syeyutsus.  Developed in collaboration with UBC Press and their authors, it’s a free, curated speaker series featuring respected authors at the forefront of Indigenous topics. We speak with Scott Saywell, District Superintendent for Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools, and Ricki Bartlett, Director of Instruction for Indigenous...
Topics: Indigenous, reconciliation, call, action, TRC, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, UBC, authors, schools, education
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Nov 3, 2021 Redeye Collective
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British Columbians will look back at the summer of 2021 as the one where the climate emergency really hit home. First, there was the heat dome, then months of evacuation orders and wildfire smoke across the province. If it hadn’t been for the cooler wetter weather in August, this year would have set a new record for the number of hectares burned. Now that the rains have set in, it’s a good time to look back at the wildfire season. We speak with Marc Lee, senior economist at the Canadian...
Topics: fire, forest, British, Columbia, BC, heat, dome, climate, change, crisis, wildfire, smoke, season
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Oct 25, 2021 Redeye Collective
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For five days in October, members of community groups, advocates and residents of the Downtown Eastside documented street sweeps and their impact on people’s lives. Vince Tao of VANDU was one of the people observing the actions of the police and city workers and conducting interviews with the people affected. He tells us what he observed.
Topics: street, sweeps, VPD, Vancouver, homeless, people, human, rights, Indigenous, property
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Oct 25, 2021 Redeye Collective
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South False Creek has been called one of the best-planned neighbourhoods in the world. Located between the Granville and Cambie bridges and owned by the City of Vancouver, the land is leased to 2000 housing coop, rental and strata units. These leases are expiring and the City of Vancouver wants to negotiate an entirely different relationship with this community. Redeye collective member Ian Mass joins us with his regular City Beat report.
Topics: housing, False, Creek, Vancouver, coops, rental, strata, development, density, lease
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Oct 17, 2021 Redeye Collective
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Sandeep Johal is a visual artist whose practice includes drawing, collage, textiles, and large-scale murals.  ‘What If’ is a major new exhibition of Johal’s work which opened at the Surrey Art Gallery last month. In the show, she layers her personal history with those of South Asian women she wished she knew about when she was growing up in Kelowna in 1980s. 
Topics: South, Asian, women, role, models, art, drawing, power, textiles, murals
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Oct 16, 2021 Redeye Collective
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Emergence: Out of the Shadows is a feature length film is about the strengths and struggles of gay and lesbian South Asian people in Metro Vancouver. For Kayden, Jag, and Amar, awakening to and expressing their sexuality within conservative South Asian families was a lonely and terrifying experience - and yet they emerged. The film showed at Kdocs Film Festival in early October. We speak with producer Alex Sangha.
Topics: gay, lesbian, queer, South, Asian, Vancouver, homophobia, tradition, sexuality, conservative
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Oct 16, 2021 Redeye Collective
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When you look at Canada as a whole, 71% of Canadians are fully vaccinated. But if you look at individual provinces, the numbers vary quite a bit. Here in BC, we’re currently at 73% of the total population. In Alberta, it’s more like 64%. Although vaccine passports and other incentives have prompted some to get vaccinated, many people are still hesitant. To find out what’s behind this reluctance, we’ve contacted Taylor Lambert. He is the Alberta politics reporter for The Sprawl.
Topics: vaccines, Alberta, politics, hesitancy, conspiracy theories, vaccination, rates, case, counts,...
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Oct 16, 2021 Redeye Collective
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In September, leader of the People’s Party of Canada Maxime Bernier publicly urged his Twitter followers to ‘play dirty’ with the press and exposed the contact details of three journalists. Bernier’s account on Twitter was eventually suspended for 12 hours but Bernier himself was unapologetic.  The incident forms part of an escalating pattern targeting journalists whose reporting is unpopular with some politicians and organizations. We speak with Brent Jolly, president of the Canadian...
Topics: journalists, harassment, threats, Bernier, death, reporters, Twitter, violent, Canada, CAJ
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Oct 16, 2021 Redeye Collective
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In mid-September, vaccine protesters entered three schools in Salmon Arm to deliver notices of Vaccine Liability, bogus legal documents based on the ideology of the Freemen-on-the-Land. To find out more about this anti-government movement and its links to white nationalism, we contacted Edwin Hodge. He’s a lecturer in the Sociology Department at the University of Victoria who researches extremism and white supremacist activism in North American societies. 
Topics: white, nationalism, supremacy, vaccine, freemen-on-the-land, sovereign, citizens, anti-vax,...
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Oct 16, 2021 Redeye Collective
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More than 1,100 people have been arrested this year for breaching a court injunction while protesting logging of old growth at Fairy Creek.  On Oct 4, protesters gathered at the BC Legislature to call on the government to take action to protect old growth, especially since its been over a year since Premier John Horgan promised to implement an independent old-growth panel’s recommendations in “totality".  We speak with Ken Wu, executive director at Endangered Ecosystems Alliance.
Topics: forests, old-growth, Fairy, Creek, logging, injunction, arrests, NDP, Horgan, panel