Media Mornings: Wed, Aug 14 — Twyla Roscovitch (Salmon Confidential), Romeo Saganash (NDP), Stephen Von Sychowski (VDLC)

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Alex Morton pulls on net. Photo -
Alex Morton pulls on net. Photo –


  • Salmon Confidential is a new film that asserts the Federal Government is covering up what is killing BC’s wild salmon. Host Jane Bouey chats with film-maker, Twyla Roscovitch – about her dynamic new film on the work of famed researcher Alexandra Morton. Film showing Thursday August 15 at Unitarian Church – 49th and Oak at 7:30 – free.

  • Romeo Saganash (NDP MP, Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou) speaks at a We Stand Together rally on Parliament Hill, August 11, 2013. The rally was organized by many groups supporting the Hupacasath First Nation legal challenge to the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement (FIPA). It was part of a tour by Brenda Sayers to draw attention to the court battle and gather public support as Hupacasath awaits a federal court verdict on whether the federal government had a responsibility to consult with First Nations prior to entering into the investment treaty. Audio courtesy – Council of Canadians

  • Across Canada, workers under 25 have an unemployment rate twice the average of all workers. Host Jane Bouey discusses this with Stephen Von Sychowski, Young Worker and VP of the Vancouver and District Labour Council.

  • News Headlines:
  • A prominent economist argues that Enbridge corporation has misrepresented the benefits of its proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline, which is awaiting approval by the National Energy Board. Writing in yesterday’s Vancouver Sun, Robyn Allan says she has spent two years assessing the economic and financial case for Northern Gateway. Allan is the former CEO of the Insurance Corporation of BC.

  • The lawyer for one of the accused in the so-called Legislature bomb plot thinks the case is a “Mr. Big” operation by the RCMP. Prominent BC political commentator Bill Tieleman reports that the RCMP has been given a target of six disruptions of “terrorist criminal activities” this fiscal year.

  • Jane Sterk is retiring from politics and stepping down as the B.C. Green Party’s leader. – Tyee

  • Education workers in B.C. schools say talks have broken off between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the provincial government. That means strike action is possible when students return to class this fall. – Global

  • United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says drones should be used for surveillance only, and that countries using armed drones must act within international law. – RT

  • Israel announced yesterday that another 900 new settlers’ houses would be built in Palestinian east Jerusalem. The Morning Star newspaper reports that the colonising drive comes on top of last Sunday’s decision to go ahead with 1,200 new settlement homes in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.

  • Members of Libya’s minority Berber community have stormed the parliament building in Tripoli. The BBC reports that windows were smashed, furniture destroyed and documents belonging to deputies stolen.

  • Music today included: A Tribe Called Red – Electric Pow Wow, Tandava – Dooarey

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