Politics and the riot, policing in crowds and easing child poverty
Our friday panel takes a look at the political fallout from Wednesday night's rioting. They discuss the apparent chill between Premier Christy Clark and her predecessor Gordon Campbell, as well as accusations of bias in the government's supposedly non-persuasive HST advertising campaign.
Police psychologist Mike Webster looks at the police response to the violence in downtown Vancouver this week, and why crowds riot.
For the eighth year in a row BC has Canada's highest child poverty rates.
This week, Minister of Children and Family Development Mary McNeil said the province will consider raising welfare rates to tackle the problem.
Is that what it will take to shed our unwelcome title?
Gregor speaks with professor Sybille Artz at the school of child and youth care at the University of Victoria.