Media Mornings: Wed, Sep 25 — Gwen Giesbrecht, Joey Hartman, Jill Weiss

W2MEDIA.CA  |  Today’s 7-8am Media Mornings independent Canadian news hour on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: Host Jane bouey

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  • The Minister of Education has told BC School Districts that they have to develop “savings plans” to pay for the tentative agreement the Province has negotiated with education workers. Gwen Giesbrecht, parent activist, and former chair of  the Vancouver District Parents Advisory Council says these “savings plans” actually mean provincial education costs will be downloaded onto parents.
  • Joey Hartman (VDLC) discusses labour in Scotland, the United Nations, and Bangladesh.
  • The City of Vancouver is considering a new by-law that will make all new housing adaptable and minimally accessible. We discuss the new by-law – its strengths and its shortcoming with Jill Weiss, Chair of the City’s Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee.

  • Headlines:
  • Fortune Minerals, the company that wants to build a coal mine in the Klappan Valley against the wishes of local Tahltan First Nation, says it is leaving the area temporarily. The company is reacting to what it calls “disruptive and damaging protests,” according to a story by Josh Massey in the Terrace Standard.

  • The idea of a “world class casino” next to BC Place Stadium is back on the table. At a news conference yesterday, Paragon Development laid out its plans for a new $535 million casino and resort. – CBC

  • About 100 people protested outside the Nanaimo Daily News yesterday, after the paper published a letter to the editor criticizing First Nations people. – CBC

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says he is prepared to engage in serious talks on his country’s nuclear programme. – BBC

  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff lambasted US spying on her country at the UN summit yesterday. – RT

  • Five senior Greek police officers have been replaced pending inquiries into links between the fascist Golden Dawn party and the police and military. – Morning Star

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