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October 8, 2015 - Arts and culture panel
Lots of high-profile artists have been weighing in on the federal election. We hear what some of the candidates and former politicians have to say about arts and culture.
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October 7, 2015 - Maple Ride homeless camp
The deadline has come and gone for a homeless camp in Maple Ridge. Despite a cease-and-desist order, and a new temporary shelter, some campers are staying put. We speak to Mayor Nicole Read.
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October 6, 2015 - AFN chief Perry Bellegarde
The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is speaking to the Vancouver Board of Trade today. Perry Bellegarde will outline his plan to close the gap between First Nations and the rest of the country.
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October 5, 2015 - TPP deal
The TPP trade deal has been reached and a dozen Pacific Rim countries, including Canada, made the announcement this morning. We speak to pollster and analyst Janet Brown about the political implications.
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October 2, 2015 - Delta Pipeline
Burnaby has long been opposed to the proposed expansion of the Transmountain pipeline, so could moving it to Delta be a solution? We run Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's idea by Delta Mayor Lois Jackson.
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October 1, 2015 - Infrastructure panel
All three major federal parties claim they have the best infrastructure plan for beleaguered cities across Canada. We hear from local representatives from each of the three parties for more on their infrastructure and transit platform.
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September 30, 2015 - Nicholas Simons on MCFD
Before there was Alex Gervais or Paige, there was 19 month old Sherry Charlie. We speak with Nicholas Simons, who wrote the review of her death and hear his thoughts about what has changed in how this province looks after aboriginal children.
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September 29, 2015 - Election panel
With continuing gang violence in Surrey and Abbotsford and yet another homicide in Vancouver, citizens are looking for answers on crime. We speak to our our federal election panel to hear about each party's approach to stopping the violence
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September 28, 2015 - Hotel death and Vancouver Foundation
After an 18-year-old in provincial care died in a motel, attention has been drawn again to the situation facing young people aging out of the foster care system. We speak with Kris Archie, manager of the Fostering Change Initiative.
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September 25, 2015 - Hotel Death
Grant Charles, a social worker and an associate professor at UBC's School of Social Work, on the death of an 18 year old in Ministry care.
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Minister of Children and Family Development on Alex Gervais
Stephanie Cadieux, B.C.'s Minister of Children and Family Development, responds to the death of an 18 year old in Ministry care.
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September 23, 2015 - Fahmy Pardon
Tom Henheffer, the executive director of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, on the news that Canadian journalist Mohammed Fahmy has been pardoned by the Egyptian president.
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September 22, 2015 - Election Panel
Seniors are arguably one of Canada's most electorally important demographic, yet only one major political party so far has made pledges specific to seniors health care. Hear about that issue with Early Edition's election panel.
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September 21, 2015 - Robert Fisk
Correspondent for The Independent Robert Fisk on how the Syrian civil war and the rise of ISIS has destabilized the existing order in the Middle East.
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September 18, 2015 - Mayor Hepner on Surrey shootings
The latest shootings in Surrey are once again putting residents on high alert. We speak to Linda Hepner, Mayor of Surrey about the latest rash of violence.
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September 17, 2015 - Meera Gill on Surrey violence
After a fairly quiet summer, gunshots are once again ringing in Surrey, with one elementary school being hit by bullets. We speak with Meera Gill, founder of the non-profit organization, Our Global Village.
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September 16, 2015 - Spin City panel
Vancouver's long-time City Manager Penny Ballem is leaving her position. We take a closer look at this story with our Spin City Panel. Jeff Lee and Frances Bula are just ahead.
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September 15, 2015 - Paul Watson on Franklin discovery
A Vancouver-based journalist says credit was not given where credit was due when a ship lost during the Franklin expedition has discovered last year. Now, the full story by former Toronto Star journalist Paul Watson is online on BuzzFeed.
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September 14, 2015 - Abbotsford halfway house
The City of Abbotsford is planning to use zoning regulations to shutter a halfway house, as neighbours call for the removal of a sex offender who recently moved there. We speak with Mayor Henry Braun.
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September 11, 2015 - BCTF on sex ed
BC sex ed curriculum is among the best in Canada. But students are still graduating with little to NO sex education. We ask the BC Teachers Federation why that is.
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September 10, 2015 - CRA and KPMG
A wealthy Victoria family paid virtually no taxes for eight years, according to Canada's tax agency. The CRA says they were involved in an offshore tax 'sham' developed by KPMG. We speak with CBC National reporter Frederic Zalac.
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September 9, 2015 - Ron Atkey on immigrants
Conservative leader Stephen Harper says Canada is willing to bring in more Syrian refugees but says security concerns around terrorism mean proper screening takes time. We speak to former Minister of Immigration Ron Atkey.
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September 8, 2015 - Federal Election panel
When there is an international crisis, do party politics need to be put aside? We hear from our election panel.
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Mark Gruenheid is the manager of vocational initiatives at the BC Centre for Ability. Tamara Vrooman is the President and C-E-O of Vancity credit union. The two have been working together to create job opportunities for people with disabilities.
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September 4, 2015 - Pat Carney on Syrian crisis
Amid the attention on the Syrian refugee crisis, former BC Conservative senator Pat Carney is making a passionate plea for Canada to take in 100,000 refugee. We speak to her about why she feels they should act now or be swept out of power.
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September 3, 2015 - MP Fin Donnelly on Syrian family
A BC family says the drowned young boy seen in a news photos was their nephew, and they were trying to bring him to Canada. We speak to Fin Donnelly, the local MP who was working on their behalf.
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September 2, 2015 - Education Minister Bernier
Students across BC will kick off the new school year with a new curriculum. We speak with Education Minister Mike Bernier.
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September 1, 2015 - GDP numbers panel
Canada is in a technical recession, according to the latest GDP numbers released by Statistics Canada. We find out what the implications are for the economy, and for the upcoming federal election.
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August 31, 2015 - Reporter Ian Mulgrew on Ivan Henry
Ivan Henry spent decades in jail, but aquitted for those crimes. Today his lawyers are asking for compensation for wrongful conviction. We speak with the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew.
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August 28, 2015 - Rain and Reservoirs
After months with little to no rain, officials are now warning about possible flooding. We speak to Matt MacDonald with Environment Canada and Marilyn Towill with the Water Services Department.
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August 27, 2015 - Fracking and earthquakes
The oil and gas industry is on shaky ground after confirmation from the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission that fracking causes earthquakes. We speak with Sven Biggs, campaign organizer with the environmental group Forest Ethics.
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August 26, 2015 - Veterans issues panel
Veterans' issues have been a hot topic on the federal election campaign trail this week with a big promise from the Liberals, NDP and Conservatives. We speak to representatives from each of those three parties for more on their veterans platforms.
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August 25, 2015 - Minister Bennett on spills
Alaska residents are worried about what a Mount Polley-level disaster at one of the new mines on the BC-Alaska border would do to their region. We talk to Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett.
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August 24, 2015 - Proctor on mentally ill rights
Threats against a Kamloops man found not criminally responsible of attempted murder highlight the struggle to balance the rights of victims against the rights of accused. We speak with CBC's Jason Proctor.
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August 21, 2015 - Washington state fire
The massive Washington state wildfires are starting to raise the alarm north of the border. We speak with Fanny Bernard, fire information officer with the Southeast Fire Centre.
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August 20, 2015 - Bill C-24 challenge
Refugee and civil liberties lawyers are challenging the new Citizenship Act in court. We speak with Lorne Waldman with the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers in Toronto.
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August 19, 2015 - Telus crews on Rock Creek fire
The past few days have taken an emotional toll on residents impacted by the Rock Creek wildfire, but they're not the only ones feeling the hit. We speak to Steve Jenkins, Telus's general manager for the southern Interior.
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August 18, 2015 - UBC board controversy
Calls for resignations and allegations of attempts to muzzle faculty at UBC. We speak with Angela Redish, Provost and acting President at UBC.
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August 17, 2015 - Rock Creek fire
More than two dozen homes lost completely, as the Rock Creek fire still raging north. We speak with CBC's Bob Keating and Tanya Goertzen, who lost her family's beloved summer home.
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August 14, 2015 - Federal election panel
The leaders are on the campaign trail, but all eyes are focused squarely on the Duffy trial in Ottawa. We convene our federal election panel to discuss the politics of the trial.
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August 13, 2015 - Chilliwack parents custody for baby
Two Chilliwack parents who lost custody of their child are fighting in court to keep their five-month-old baby on life support. We speak with biomedical ethicist Eike Kluge.
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August 12, 2015 - Fentanyl report
Fentanyl-related deaths in Canada's four largest provinces are on the rise, increasing up to 20-fold. We speak with Matthew Young, researcher with the Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use.
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August 11, 2015 - VANDU on Fentantyl deaths
Vancouver Police are spreading the word about nalaxone as they deal with more calls about drug overdoses in the city. We speak with Ann Livingston, founder and former executive program director of the VANDU.
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August 10, 2015 - MCFD appeal
A toddler was sexually abused while under the care of the government. BC Supreme Court Justice ruled the situation could have been avoided, but the government disagrees and has decided to appeal. We speak with Doug Donaldson, the NDP family critic.
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August 7, 2015 - Federal debate reaction
Pipelines, environment and electoral reform... topics close to the hearts of Vancouverites were hashed out on the federal leaders debate. We speak with Cara Camcastle, political science professor at SFU.
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August 6, 2015 - Federal leaders debate
Trudeau, Mulcair, Harper or May - who's going to come out victorious in tonight's federal leaders debate? We look ahead to that with Hamish Telford and Will McMartin.
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August 5, 2015 - Fentanyl deaths
A Burnaby family is mourning the death of their teenaged son after he took a fentanyl-related overdose. We speak with Art Steinmann, manager of SACY.
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August 4, 2015 - Minister Fassbender on Translink
Minister Peter Fassbender has moved from the Education file to the TransLink one. We speak with him to see how he plans to fix the organization.
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August 2, 2015 - Federal election panel
We kick off our official election coverage with a panel of savvy political veterans: Libby Davies, John Cummins, Ujjal Dosanjh, and Adriane Carr.
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July 31, 2015 - Les Layne on cabinet shuffle
Premier Christy Clark shook up her cabinet, putting Peter Fassbender in charge of Translink. We speak with Les Leyne, political columnist with the Victoria Times Colonist newspaper.
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July 30, 2015 - BC Ombudsperson
BC's ombudsperson will be investigating the firings of eight health researchers in 2012. We speak to Jay Chalke.
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July 28, 2015 - CCPA and Goverment on LNG job report
The BC government is discussing next steps with Pacific Northwest LNG, but a new report out today disputes the number of jobs coming to British Columbia if the project goes through. We speak to author Marc Lee, and Minister Rich Coleman.
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July 29, 2015 - Ministry of Children and Development profile
We take a look back at the history of the Ministry of Children and Development, and hear what systemic issues might be at the heart of its challenges.
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July 27, 2015 - Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond on MCFD case
Minister Cadieux has ordered an outside review into a botched child welfare case. We speak with Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, BC's Representative for Children and Youth.
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July 24, 2015 - NDP and Liberal Coalition
The NDP's Nathan Cullen says his party is open to a coalition with the Liberal Party if the federal election yields a minority parliament in October, but the Liberals have once again dismissed the idea.
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July 23, 2015 - Poet and author Lee Maracle
Renowned First Nations author, Lee Maracle joins us to talk about her most recent work and her part in the All Nations Festival which starts today.
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July 22, 2015 - Burrard Bridge changes
The Burrard Bridge might soon be going through a 35 million dollar makeover. We hear what's at stake from Vancouver city councillors, Heather Deal and George Affleck.
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July 21, 2015 - Water restrictions
Brown is the new green in Metro Vancouver. We hear how stricter water restrictions will impact our city golf courses and urban parks with Howard Normann, manager of urban forestry and specialty parks with the Vancouver Park Board.
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July 20, 2015 - Doctor assissted death
After six months the federal government finally announced its plan on doctor assisted death after a Supreme Court ruling unanimously struck down a ban. We speak to Howard Shapray who says the plan isn't good enough and just prolongs the suffering of many.
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July 17, 2015 - Minister Doug Donaldson
A BC Supreme Court Justice says the Ministry of Children and Family Development showed 'reckless disregard' for children who were being sexually abused by their father. We speak with the NDP's Children and Family Development critic Doug Donaldson.
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July 16, 2015 - MCFD case
"Wanton and reckless.." Those words by a BC Supreme Court judge used to describe ministry social workers in a case involving child sexual abuse. We get reaction from social worker Grant Charles.
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July 15, 2015 - Translink changes
Translink has made some major changes at the top following a failed transit plesbiscite, but critics say it's not enough. We speak with Ken Cameron, former manager of policy and planning with the GVRD and an anjunct professor at SFU.
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July 14, 2015 - Minister Coleman on LNG
Critics say BC isn't getting enough, the government is calling it one of the biggest private investments in this province's history. We speak with the Minister of Natural Gas Development, Rich Coleman about the province's proposed deal.
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July 13, 2015 - Nestle water petition criticism
Some people are demanding the provincial government charge Nestle more for bottling B-C's water. But a Judi Tyabji says a high price would be even riskier than giving it away for free.
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