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First Nations women's property rights, Political Panel , injection site ruling and derelict boats

johnduncan.jpg Aboriginal Affairs Ministers John Duncan talks about new federal measures to protect the property rights of native women. This week Duncan, the MP for Vancouver Island North, introduced a bill called the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act.

Indian Affairs minister John Duncan  (CBC)

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The Mounties might get their man, but will they get their  20-year policing contract? The political panel takes a look at the RCMP ultimatum to the B.C. government, and Energy Minister Rich Coleman's answer to the Smart Meter opponents.

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The Supreme Court has affirmed that the Insite facility in Vancouver, Canada's only freestanding safe injection site, can stay open. 
Bernie Pauly of the UVic School of nursing says the decision strengthens a case to open a similar site in Victoria. 

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The federal government has started hauling derelict boats out of some local waters. Bob Gow, the Manager of Navigable Waters Protection Program, explains.

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