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March 24, 2017 - Transit funding
The federal budget set aside $2.2 Billion dollars for major transportation projects in the Lower Mainland this week. We speak from both Minister Responsible for TransLink Peter Fassbender, and the NDP's George Heyman.
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March 23, 2017 - MP panel on budget
Trudeau's Liberals are calling it a budget for middle class families. We hear from MPs Dianne Watts, Don Davies and Pamela Goldsmith-Jones.
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March 22, 2o17 - Mayors budget panel
The federal budget will be presented in Ottawa today. We find out what two Metro Vancouver mayors would like to see for the region, from transit funding to help with the housing crisis.
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March 21, 2017 - Translink CEO Kevin Desmond
One year ago, Kevin Desmond took the wheel at Translink as the new CEO. We speak to him about his first year on the job.
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March 20, 2017 - Drug replacement funding
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says the province needs to get addicts off of street drugs by expanding access to opioid-substitution therapy. We hear from a researcher whose helped the Crosstown clinic grow.
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March 17, 2017 - Political financing panel
All this week on the program, we have been covering controversial political funding practices in this province. We convene a panel with representatives from all three parties.
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March 16, 2017 - Gary Mason on political donations
With no limits on foreign money coming into BC, Globe and Mail columnist Gary Mason says voters need to be concerned about the province's sovereignty.
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March 14, 2017 - MLA Wilkinson on finance reform
Premier Christy Clark says she is taking political parties and politicians out of the process with the announcement of an independent panel that will look at political fundraising rules. We speak with Liberal MLA and cabinet minister, Andrew Wilkinson.
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March 13, 2017 - NDP leader John Horgan
The BC Liberal government is set to introduce new legislation on political donations today, but that could be overshadowed by an RCMP investigation into lobbyist donations the party has accepted. We speak with BC NDP leader John Horgan.
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March 10, 2017 - Patricia Daly on overdoses
New numbers from Vancouver Fire Fighters and the City of Vancouver show that the overdose crisis in Metro Vancouver shows no sign of slowing. We speak with Vancouver Coastal Health's Chief Medical Officer, Patricia Daly.
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March 9, 2017 - Uber panel debate
What will Uber mean for local taxi companies? We speak with Goldie Kang, Operations Manager of North Shore Taxi and urban planner Michael Geller who has long called for changes to Metro Vancouver's taxi industry.
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March 8, 2017 - Councillor Geoff Meggs on Uber
Uber is coming to Vancouver by the end of the year, but will the city of Vancouver issue drivers taxi licenses? We speak to councillor Geoff Meggs.
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March 7, 2017 - 4-20 permit debate
VanParkBoard votes against issuing special event permit for the annual 420 event. We speak with Vancouver Park Board commissioner John Coupar and event organizer Dana Larsen.
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March 6, 2017 - Dermod Travis on BC Liberal donations
British Columbia is once again being called the 'wild west' of political fundraising individual donations in the tens of thousands are actually coming from lobbyists. We speak with Dermod Travis with Integrity BC.
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March 3, 2017 - Welfare Rates Follow
Seth Klein, B.C. director for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, on the nature of welfare and those who receive it. This follows our interview with Minister for Social Development Michelle Stilwell.
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March 2, 2017 - Welfare Rates
B.C. Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation Michelle Stilwell on her government's decision to keep the welfare rate at $610 per month in the most recent budget.
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March 1, 2017 - North Shore skytrain tunnel
Should we build a SkyTrain tunnel from Vancouver to the North Shore? We speak to North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto about why he thinks it's time consider it.
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February 28, 2017 - Councillor Kerry Jang on Trump
With the Trump International Hotel and Tower set for its grand opening in downtown Vancouver, we hear from city councillor Kerry Jang who says the Trump name has no place in this city.
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February 27, 2017 - Tourism economy
2016 was a record year for tourism in Vancouver, but the union that represents hospitality workers in this city wonders why workers aren't enjoying some of the spoils.
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February 24, 2017 - 911 operator PTSD
PTSD is a workplace hazard for first-responders, and it's also a a concern for 911 operators. We speak with Rae-Lynne Dicks, who worked for nearly a decade as an emergency dispatcher, before PTSD took her away from the job.
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February 23, 2017 - Andrew Weaver on budget
We speak with BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver about his reaction to the provincial budget which he calls 'political opportunism, pure and simple.'.
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February 22, 2017 - Minister de Jong on budget
Finance Minister Mike de Jong has new soles on his shoes, and a new balanced budget for BC. We dive into the details of that budget with Minister de Jong.
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February 21, 2017 - Festival of Hope controversy
Festival of Hope has been in the works for nearly two years, but now some christian leaders are speaking out against the headliner, controversial evangelist Franklin Graham. We speak with Guile Gabeli and Jonathan Bird.
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February 20, 2017 - refugee survey
According to a new Angus Reid Survey, 1 in 4 Canadians favour adopting a Trump-style travel ban. We speak with Shachi Kurl, executive director of Angus Reid, with more details on poll results.
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February 17, 2017 - Pain summit
A summit in Vancouver today looks at how to manage a patient's chronic pain, while mitigating the risks of Maria Hudspith, executive director of Pain BC.
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February 16, 2017 - remembering Stuart McLean
Canada's story-teller Stuart McLean has passed away at 68. We remember him and his stories with Stuart's brother Alistair.
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February 15, 2017 - NDP's John Horgan on throne speech
The BC Liberal party have laid the groundwork for the upcoming election in the throne speech, but the NDP's John Horgan says he has a different vision for the province.
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February 14, 2017 - UBC growth
According to new census numbers, UBC is one of the fastest growing areas in Metro Vancouver, but it has no elected local government, and Charles Menzies says that's causing serious problems as the campus population continues to grow.
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February 13, 2017 - Trump and Trudeau
Prime Minister Trudeau meets with President Trump in Washington today. We speak with UBC international trade economist Werner Antweiler on the big issues up for discussion.
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February 10, 2017 - bridge closures
Yesterday's closure of the Port Mann Bridge is just the latest in a series of disruptions on local bridges. We speak with the Mayors of Surrey and Delta about the challenges they've faced.
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February 9, 2017 - South of the Fraser
What's the fastest growing municipality in Metro Vancouver? It's not Surrey but it is South of the Fraser - Jesse Johnston joins us to with more on why so many people are moving to Langley.
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February 8, 2017 - Minister Lake on opioids
BC's new Centre on Substance Abuse release new guidelines on treating opioid addiction and gets five million in new funding. We speak with BC's health minister, Terry Lake.
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February 7, 2017 - BC advocate Bernard Richard on Gervais
Before he took his life in 2015, 18-year-old Alex Gervais had lived in 17 different placements, and had worked with 23 different social workers. BC's advocate for Children and Youth says he was abandoned by the B.C. Government.
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February 6, 2017 - travel ban and immigration
US president Donald Trump's imposed temporary travel ban on visitors to the US from seven Muslim majority countries effects are already being felt on Canadian immigration We speak with two immigration lawyers Kyle Hyndman and Peter Edelmann.
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February 3, 2017 - Carol Todd to attend trial in Netherlands
Aydin Coban is the Dutch man accused of cyber-bullying Coquitlam teen Amanda Todd leading her to suicide. Now Carol Todd is traveling to the Netherlands to watch him stand trial and she joins us in the studio.
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February 2, 2017 - Kim Campbell on teaching leadership
Canada's 19th Prime Minister Kim Campbell has been a vocal opponent of President Donald Trump. This week she is giving a speech in Vancouver titled 'Teaching leadership in the age of Trump'.
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February 1, 2017 - Trump travel ban reaction
Trump has announced his pick for the U-S Supreme Court. We take a look what that means for the direction of America's highest court, and we'll also follow the fallout from the travel ban.
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January 31, 2017 - Laya Behbahani on human trafficking
For Syrians fleeing their home country, attempting to leave behind the violence and the dangers of war, the USA has just been removed as one place for possible refuge. We speak with SFU expert Laya Behbahani on the fate that will befall many of them.
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January 30, 2017 - Fentanyl fix
The Fentanyl Fix is a week long series exploring potential solutions to BC's opioid overdose crisis. In 2016, over 900 people died in BC from illicit drug overdoses. We speak with Jane Buxton, the Harm Reduction Lead at the BC Centre for Disease Control.
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January 27, 2017 - Surrey schools
Will $217 Million dollars fix over-crowding in Surrey Schools? We ask members of two different parent groups.
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January 26, 2017 - Discourse media's Ian Gill on fake news
What's the connection between newspaper layoffs and the proliferation of fake news? We speak with Ian Gill, President of Discourse Media about a new study that looks at Canada's media landscape and its current business models.
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January 25, 2017 - Minister Lake on Philpott comments
Despite calls from many, Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says she won't declare a public health emergency to respond to the Fentanyl Crisis. We speak with BC's health minister Terry Lake.
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January 24, 2017 - Migrant nurse Courtney Bercan
Migrants fleeing violence in North Africa and the Middle East are still risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean. We speak with Courtney Bercan, who just returned from working on a search and rescue ship.
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January 23, 2017 - Minister Bond on jobs plan
Premier Christy Clark is providing a five-year update on BC's Jobs Plan today. We speak with BC Jobs Minister Shirley Bond.
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January 20, 2017 - US Panel and open line
Today, President Trump becomes a reality. How are you feeling about inauguration day? We convened our US political panel and we opened the phone lines to take your calls.
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January 19, 2017 - Kids and drugs
142 British Columbians died from illicit drug overdoses last month. We speak to Patricia Conrod, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal about the early prevention program she has created.
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January 18, 2017 - Mayor Hepner on lightrail
Light Rail transit in Surrey is one step closer to reality with the announcement that public consultation for the line will begin next week. We speak with Surrey mayor Linda Hepner.
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January 17, 2017 - City panelists on Mayor Robertson
Does Vancouver's mayor have a P-R problem? We convene our Civic Affairs Panel to talk about Gregor's recent lack of visibility.
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January 16, 2016 - Mayor poll
Mayor Gregor Robertson has the lowest approval rating of mayors in 10 major Canadian cities, according to a new poll. We speak to David Valentin, Executive Vice President of Mainstreet Research.
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January 13, 2017 - Trans Mountain
M-P for Burnaby South, Kennedy Stewart, on his reaction to the provincial approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline project.
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January 12, 2017 - Environment Minister
B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak on her government's decision to green light the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
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January 11, 2017 - Pain Medications
Maria Hudspith, the executive director of Pain BC, on new rules that in some cases mean doctors can face penalties for prescribing opiods.
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January 10, 2017 - Doctors and Opiods
Dr. Ian Mitchell, a family doctor in Delta, has been a vocal opponent of new drugs rules that make it more difficult for doctors to prescribe opiod pain killers. Hear his conversation with Rick Cluff.
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January 9, 2017 - South Sudan
War continues in South Sudan and officials are warning the country is on the verge of unprecedented levels of famine. Hear a former UNICEF spokesperson who has recently returned from the country.
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January 6, 2017 - Tom Gunton reaction to David Black on pipeline
As BC billionaire David Black keeps his quest alive to build an oil refinery on B.C.'s north coast, at least one economist says it's less likely than ever that the project moves ahead. We speak with Tom Gunton.
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January 5, 2017 - David Black on pipeline
Media magnate David Black is doubling down on his opposition to Kinder Morgan's TransMountain pipeline as he continues his quest to build a large oil refinery on BC's north coast. We speak to him about his pipeline concerns.
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January 4, 2017
We take a look at how intergenerational trauma among indigenous populations can often be missed in the health care system and how that can lead to negative health outcomes with Dr. Evan Adams.
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January 3, 2017 - CEO salary report
If you are one of Canada's top 100 highest paid CEOs, you will have earned by lunchtime as much as the average Canadian makes in one year. A new report says that this is a problem that should be fixed. We speak with report author Hugh Mackenzie.
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December 30, 2016 - crash survivor Michael Walker
We speak to Northern Alberta man Michael Walker's incredible tale of survival after his vehicle went off the road on Christmas Day
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December 29, 2016 - VANDU's Hugh Lampkin on fentanyl
We speak with Hugh Lampkin with VANDU for a look at the ongoing fentanyl crisis that has claimed more than 750 people this year alone.
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December 28, 2016 - NDP MP Peter Julian
Local NDP MP Peter Julian has tabled a private member's bill to help foriegn nationals with human right's violations.
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