Media Mornings: Wed, Nov 13 — Lenore Newman (U of Fraser Valley) — Joey Hartman (VDLC) — RJ Aquino

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Dr Lenore Newman - Canada Research Chair- Food Security and the Environment, University of the Fraser Valley
Dr Lenore Newman – Canada Research Chair- Food Security and the Environment, University of the Fraser Valley
  • Interview: B.C. Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm is under fire for repeatedly urging the Agricultural Land Commission to exclude a 70-hectare parcel of farmland in his riding from the protection of the Agricultural Land Reserve to build a rodeo ground and campsite. Last week the Delta City Council approved the Southlands Development.  A contentious plan that will develop a 217-hectare site of the former Spetifore Farm — and was outside Delta’s designated urban containment boundary, which prescribes where development can and cannot be built. We discussed these developments and the history and importance of the Agricultural Land Reserve with Canada Research Chair in Food Security at the University of the Fraser Valley – Lenore Newman.  Twitter:@DrLenoreNewman

  • Joey Hartman, President Vancouver and District Labour Council, discussed the role of Labour Councils in Civic Elections. Events: Tues Nov 19 – VDLC meeting with Pizza Educ – 6pm – films from CLiFF (Canadian Labour International Film Festival).  Thurs Nov 28 – CoDev fundraiser Rum & Rhythms (rum tasting and salsa dancing lessons) – call 604-708-1495 for info.

  • We have all seen the devastating news of the deadly super Typhoon Haiyan. We discussed response to the typhoon with RJ Aquino a local community activist. Twitter – @rj_aquino
  • Annual Revolution & Peace Dinner. Saturday , Nov. 16, @ 6pm. Place: Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash St. Near Oakridge Mall and Langara Skytrain Station, Vancouver. Guest Speaker, Michael Parenti. Internationally acclaimed, award winning author Michael Parenti is one of America’s most astute and engaging political analysts. Covering a wide range of subjects, Parenti’s work has enlightened and enlivened readers for many years. Here is a rich buffet of his deep but lucid writings on real history, political life, empire, wealth, class power, technology, culture, ideology, media, environment, gender, and ethnicity—along with a few choice selections drawn from his own life experiences and political awakening. Parenti goes where few political observers dare to tread. Time and again he takes the extra step beyond the parameters of safe permissible opinion, and time and again he succeeds in carrying the reader with him. Writing with cool passion and pleasing style, he is always accessible even when dealing with complex themes. The struggle against plutocracy and for peace and democracy is forever reborn thanks to scholar-activists like Michael Parenti.
  • Tickets ($20) Call 604-254-9836 Proceeds to help send delegates to World Festival of Youth & Students in Ecuador.
  • Plus Music and News.
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