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New immigration bill, "clean" natural gas, and tsunami debris

Proposed federal legislation would make it easier to deport immigrants who've committed a crime. Sabine Lehr, Executive Director of the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society, says the latest restrictions to immigration could split up families and give the minister arbitrary power to deny potential refugees.



Andrew Weaver, nobel prize winning climate scientist and professor at the University of Victoria, says there's no scientific way the B.C. government can define natural gas as "clean." Weaver says by doing so the provincial government reverses years of work to curb climate change.



Piles of trash that appear to be from the Japanese tsunami continue to wash up on the shores of Haida Gwaii. Satellites are tracking a huge amount of heavier material that could start washing up in the months ahead. That's prompting calls for a massive clean-up effort. CBC reporter, Chris Brown, has been to Haida Gwaii to see the conditions first hand.

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