Time for Wine, Elizabeth May, and Reconcilation
Our Time for Wine columnist, Troy Townsin, takes a look at the wine grapes that make up the bulk of B.C.'s vineyards. Today we focus on a wine grape that is widely planted in British Columbia -- Merlot.
Allegations surrounding automated phone calls in the last federal election are ringing loudly in Ottawa this week. Complaints about phone calls redirecting voters to the wrong polling stations have been made in as many as 40 ridings across the country. And Canada's only Green Party MP says her riding was targeted too. Elizabeth May is the Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and the leader of the Green Party.
It's been an emotional day at the Truth And Reconciliation hearings in Port Hardy. The TRC is on Vancouver Island this week and listening to former residential school students tell their stories. Today, the commission heard from survivors at the the Kwakiutl First Nation, at Fort Rupert, near the Port Hardy airport. Davina Hunt is a band councillor and one of the key organizers of this event.
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