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December, 2019

  • 24 December

    The West Block – Episode 16, Season 9

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    THE WEST BLOCK Episode 16, Season 9 Sunday, December 22, 2019 Host: Mercedes Stephenson Guests: Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau; Patrick Brazeau, Independent Senators Group Location: Ottawa Bill Morneau, Federal Finance Minister: “Their economy is strong and growing. We have challenges in Alberta and Saskatchewan with changes in the resource …

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  • 24 December

    British Columbia could be a pointer for Indigenous Rights

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    Dominic O’SullivanAuckland, December 22, 2019 British Columbia Premier John Horgan speaks about the Legislation in Parliament in Victoria (Flickr Picture) In October, the Canadian province of British Columbia passed a legislation requiring Parliament to align its laws with the UN Universal Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Back in 2007, Canada …

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  • 24 December

    Decade in review: why we took to the streets

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    ANZ was our most problematic bank, mines were the greatest threat to our environment, and our unions stepped up their mascots. Josie Adams remembers all the major protests of the decade. In 2010 I turned 18 and became a voting member of the public. I was very excited about this; …

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  • 24 December

    Fred Lee’s Social Network: Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant and Gala was off the charts

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    Fred Lee’s weekly look at the movers and shakers of Metro Vancouver society WORLD PEACE: Jennifer Packet was crowned this year’s Miss Chinese Vancouver 2019. The 22-year-old UBC graduate recently bested nine other talented contestants to earn the title, punching her ticket to the Miss Chinese International Pageant to compete …

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  • 23 December

    NDP wants RCMP investigated following report of plan to send snipers to Wet’suwet’en blockade

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    The NDP is calling for an independent investigation into how police handled the Wet’suwet’en pipeline blockade in northern B.C. earlier this year, in response to a media report saying RCMP officers were willing to deploy snipers against protesters. But the RCMP is defending its conduct during the incident, saying its approach …

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  • 23 December

    Up to 21,000 Atlantic salmon escape after B.C. fish-farm fire damages net pen

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    British Columbia Fish farm company Mowi, formerly known as Marine Harvest, says divers are investigating the damage resulting from a fire at its salmon farm at Robertson Island. Environmental and Indigenous groups say escape presents ecological and environmental risks to wild salmon The Canadian Press · Posted: Dec 22, 2019 …

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  • 22 December

    Indigenous ‘honouring blankets’ donated to Whitehorse long term care homes

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    Three long term care homes in Whitehorse have been gifted hand-crafted blankets, to honour Indigenous elders after they die. Yukon Aboriginal Employee Forum members with a hand-made honouring blanket, one of three donated to long term care homes in Whitehorse. (Submitted by Roni-Sue Sparvier) Three long term care homes in Whitehorse have …

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  • 22 December

    Justin Trudeau’s Job-Killing Climate Change Plan

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    One might think a humiliating election campaign with a chastening result driving his party into a minority governing position would dampen any Prime Minister’s ambition for remodelling the country in his own image. But if his recent “mandate letters” to Cabinet members are anything to go by, Justin Trudeau’s vastly …

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  • 22 December

    …Chinese Vancouver Pageant and Gala was off the…

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    WORLD PEACE: Jennifer Packet was crowned this year’s Miss Chinese Vancouver 2019. The 22-year-old UBC graduate recently bested nine other talented contestants to earn the title, punching her ticket to the Miss Chinese International Pageant to compete against delegates from all over the world. A pageant with a purpose, B.C. …

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  • 21 December

    N.S. premier rejects mill’s plea for time: ‘There will be no…

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    HALIFAX — A decision by Nova Scotia’s premier to keep a pledge he made to a First Nations community five years ago will result in the closure of an aging pulp mill and the loss of thousands of forestry jobs across the province. Stephen McNeil on Friday rejected Northern Pulp’s …

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