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Political Panel: February 2012 Archives

Tell Vic Everything

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Tell Vic Everything was the top trending topic in Canada this week. Vic is Public Safety Minister Vic Toews. And thousands of people are flooding his twitter account, telling him things like what they had for breakfast and what they like in their coffee in response to Bill C-30. It's new legislation that deals with internet surveillance. Within 24 hours of its launch, the government promised to send the bill straight to committee for amendments. Our political panel - Michael Camp, Lisa Keenan and Luc Desjardins - looks at the issue and the response.

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Northern Population Dwindling

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Census data released this week confirms that people are abandoning northern communities for the cities of the south. It's a trend that shows no sign of turning around, despite the repeated efforts of provincial and federal governments. Our political panel looks at the issues.

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Pensions and Budget Cuts

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

There's been plenty of hand-wringing since the Prime Minister started talking about possible changes to retirement incomes. And it's a pension deficit that's causing Saint John council to slash its budget. Our political panel - Luc Dejardins, Lisa Keenan and Michael Camp - looks at the issues.

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