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A progressive take on current events. Produced by an independent media collective at Vancouver Cooperative Radio.

    Time for Canada to reassess foreign policy goals following UN defeat

    Time for Canada to reassess foreign policy goals following UN defeat

    Last month Canada was rejected for the second consecutive time in its bid for a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council, losing to Norway and Ireland. Now many organizations and activists are pushing for a formal and democratic review of Canadian foreign policy. James Mainguy speaks with Tamara Lorincz, who is a member of the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute.

    • 10 min
    Extreme intoxication a defence for certain criminal offences, including rape

    Extreme intoxication a defence for certain criminal offences, including rape

    In June, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that a decades-old section of the Criminal Code was unconstitutional. The law was brought in following the acquittal of a man who sexually assaulted an elderly woman while intoxicated. The federal government enacted Section 33.1 amid reports that extreme drunkenness was being used to defend against a sexual assault charge. We speak with Isabel Grant, professor at the Allard School of Law UBC.

    • 14 min
    Digital book shares the teachings of Tla'amin elder Elsie Paul

    Digital book shares the teachings of Tla'amin elder Elsie Paul

    Born in 1931, Tla’amin elder Elsie Paul was raised by her grandparents on their ancestral territory just north of Powell River on the Sunshine Coast of BC. As her adult life unfolded against a backdrop of colonialism, she drew strength from the teachings she had learned. She now passes on those teachings to all who visit a new interactive book published by Ravenspace. We talk with one of the co-creators of the book, Elsie Paul’s grandson, Davis McKenzie.

    Read the book here: http://publications.ravenspacepublishing.org/as-i-remember-it/index

    • 28 min
    Bank of Canada must innovate to help Canada recover from pandemic

    Bank of Canada must innovate to help Canada recover from pandemic

    Since the Depression years, the Bank of Canada has played a critical role in recovery from financial crises. The Bank’s current bond-buying program has allowed the federal government to shore up incomes and keep our economy functioning during the pandemic. But we are facing a new age of austerity if governments take their cues from conservative voices already calling for cuts to program spending. We speak with Scott Aquanno, professor of political science at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa.

    • 18 min
    Stay Off The Grass: Covid-19 and Law Enforcement in Canada

    Stay Off The Grass: Covid-19 and Law Enforcement in Canada

    In March, every Canadian province and territory declared some kind of state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Public spaces across the country were closed and gatherings were restricted. In some provinces, public health recommendations became legally-enforceable with significant fines attached. A new report looks at some of the results of that enforcement effort. We speak with Abby Deshman, co-author of the report and Criminal Justice Program Director with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

    • 15 min
    Innovative project uses salt marsh to protect coastline from sea level rise

    Innovative project uses salt marsh to protect coastline from sea level rise

    Salt marshes in the Fraser River delta are a vital ecosystem for birds and other wildlife. But they are being squeezed between the dykes that protect farmland on one side, and sea level rise on the other. An innovative pilot project aims to protect the salt marsh so that it can, in turn, protect the low-lying land along the coast. We talk about the project with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh journalist Stephanie Wood.

    • 12 min

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