DEMOCRACY NORTH: Nov 23—Voters Taking Action on Climate Change—IKEA boycott—Métis leaders on Louis Riel legacy

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Anti-coal protests punctuated the start of UN climate talks in Warsaw, Poland last week. Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/EPA
  • 03:10 — This week’s top Canadian & global news headlines.
  • 20:10 — Interview with Kevin Washbrook (Voters Taking Action on Climate Change) on last week’s climate negotiations and protests in Poland, and a controversial proposal to ramp up Canada’s coal exports through Port Metro Vancouver. Interviewed Nov. 21 by David P. Ball.
  • 29:40 — Interview with Anita Dawson (Teamsters Local 213) about the lockout of workers at Ikea Richmond and an international boycott of the retail giant. Interviewed Nov. 20 by Jane Bouey.
  • 44:00 — Interview with Lyle Campbell-Letendre (President, Kelly Lake Métis Settlement Society) and Keith Henry (President, BC Métis Federation) on the anniversary of Louis Riel’s execution by Canada and why some Métis communities are opposing the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. Interviewed Nov. 21 by David P. Ball.
  • Music: M.I.A. (“No it Ain’t Right), Wailin Jennys (“Apocalypse Lullaby”), Cheryl and Joel Mowchenko (“The Song of Louis Riel”).
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