Media Mornings: Mon, Apr 8 – Jackie Wong (Megaphone, The Tyee), David Chudnovsky (Vancouver South African Film Festival)

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  • Hosts: Jane Bouey & Maayan Kreitzman.
  • Interview with Tyee Solutions Society journalist Jackie Wong on discrimination, racism and the crisis of housing and services faced by Vancouver’s Chinese Speaking Seniors. – The Tyee

TODAY’S NEWS HEADLINES

  • TOP STORY: VANCOUVER: INDEPENDENT COPE SLATE ELECTIONS — The Coalition of Progressive Electors held its annual general meeting yesterday. About 400 members showed up to vote on six out of the 12 positions on their Executive Committee. The three member at large positions, were won by  Stuart Parker with 286 votes, Tristan Marke with 277 votes, and Wilson Munoz with 255 votes. The position of Internal Chair was taken by Tim Louis, with 329 votes, Treasurer by Paul Houle with 316 and Corresponding Secretary by Kim Heartty with 245 votes. All of the newly elected members are part of a slate of candidates who plan to move the party to the left and run independently of Vision Vancouver and “corporate parties”. The AGM also passed a motion to run a mayoral candidate & majorities for all boards.

  • CANADA: PIPELINE ECONOMICS QUESTIONED — Claims about the economic losses to Canada from insufficient pipeline capacity are greatly exaggerated, according to a new financial analysis.- The Tyee

  • LABRADOR: FEDERAL BYELECTION — A federal byelection will be held in the riding of Labrador on May 13 after the incumbent Tory MP stepped down over election finance allegations. – CP

  • CANADA: CUTS TO INFORMATION ACCESS — Cuts in federal spending may be chopping away at citizens’ right to information about our government. – CP

  • AFGHANISTAN: 11 CHILDREN KILLED BY NATO — The BBC reports that eleven children have been killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan. 

  • PORTUGAL: BUDGET RULING & AUSTERITY — Portugal’s prime minister has said a court ruling striking down parts of his government’s budget means it will have to make deep spending cuts to social security, health, education and public enterprises . – BBC

  • US/PALESTINE: KERRY MEETS ABBAS — US Secretary of State John Kerry has met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, as part of a fresh US bid to restart negotiations between Israel and Palestine. – Al Jazeera

  • FRANCE/TECH: WIKIPEDIA DELETES INFO — Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, says that a French intelligence agency forced the company to remove so-called “classified” information. – RT
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