Media Mornings: Mon, Mar 4 — Charlie Smith (Straight), Joanne Bays (Farm to Cafeteria Canada), Marianne Breton Fontaine (Quebec students)

W2MEDIA.CA  |  Listen to today’s 7-8am broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: Host Jane Bouey discusses political cynacism and creating change. Guests – Charlie Smith, Joanne Bays, and Marianne Breton Fontaine.


Produce Availability Initiative - photo Context Research
Produce Availability Initiative – photo Context Research


  • Charlie Smith of the Georgia Straight discusses the “Ethnogate“ fall-out, Christy Clark,and  public funds for partisan politics.
  • Joanne Bays chats with us about the unsung hard working resourceful heros in Northern BC and First Nations communities who are reclaiming their food systems and doing what others said was impossible – putting fresh foods from nearby farms onto patient and student trays. Produce Availability Inititiative.
  • We discuss reaction to the PQ Government`s breaking of election promises with Quebec student activist and correspondent Marianne Breton Fontaine.

  • Today`s News Headlines:
  • The Tyee reports that 77 migrant workers have finally won some justice, after more than two years of fighting their employer.
  • At least six First Nations bands in northern Alberta are speaking out against B.C. Hydro’s plans to build another dam on the Peace River reports the Canadian Press.
  •  The United Nations right-to-food envoy says the Harper government’s policies will make it more difficult to fight poverty in Canada, a Canadian Press story by Mike Blanchfield.
  • At least 45 people were killed yesterday by a bomb explosion in the Pakistani city of Karachi-
    BBC reports 
  • Switzerland is set to impose strict curbs on executive pay.
    In a national referendum yesterday, over two-thirds of voters backed an initiative to force companies to get shareholder approval on “golden handshake” compensation deals.
    RT News
  • Residents and authorities in a southern China village are locked in a standoff following clashes with unidentified attackers allegedly hired to enforce a questionable land deal. RT News
  • US army private Bradley Manning faces a possible 20 years in prison after a judge accepted his guilty plea on 10 charges involving illegal possession or distribution of classified material. Morning Star
  • French troops will stay in Mali until at least July amid tough resistance from Islamic fighters, officials now admit. Despite earlier government promises of a pullout within weeks, diplomats have told reporters that troops will remain until at least July, when Mali may hold elections. Morning Star

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