What it will take to align Canadian law with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People; U.K. inquiry into undercover police officers who deceived activists into relationships; and COVID-19 cases on the rise in B.C.
The federal Liberal government has introduced legislation that will begin the process of bringing Canadian law into alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. Anishinaabe educator and writer Hayden King, and Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. president Bob Joseph share their reaction to the pledge. Plus, we ask Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett what it will take to implement it.
Then, a U.K. inquiry is probing a long history of undercover police officers infiltrating activist organizations, and deceiving women into relationships — sometimes even fathering children — before disappearing back to their own lives. We talk to environmental activist Helen Steel, who had a long relationship with an undercover officer; Guardian reporter Rob Evans, co-author of Undercover: The True Story of Britain's Secret Police; and Steve Hewitt, senior lecturer in American and Canadian Studies in the history department at the University of Birmingham.
And B.C. was held up as a success story for the way the province contained COVID-19 in the spring and summer, but now hospitalizations and deaths are at an all-time high. Deputy Provincial Health Officer Dr. Réka Gustafson guides us through the problem areas and hot spots. And we talk to Karen Biggs, CEO of long-term care home Menno Place in Abbotsford, B.C.; Cody Younker, a city councillor in Revelstoke, B.C., where cases have spiked alarmingly; and Tara Kurtz, a mother in Langley, B.C., who is calling for greater protection measures in schools.