DEMOCRACY NORTH: Dec 21—Sex work decision—Canada Post cuts—Shawn Atleo: Mandela memorial report-back & education act

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Sex trade workers protest outside the Supreme Court of Canada last year. Photograph by: Chris Mikula , Ottawa Citizen
  • 02:25 — This week’s top Canadian & global news headlines.
  • 24:45 — Interview with Mike Palacek (Canadian Union of Postal Workers) on sweeping cuts proposed for Canada Post, including $1 postage stamps, mass layoffs, and the end of door-to-door delivery. Interviewed on Dec. 13 by Derrick O’Keefe.
  • 40:00 — Interview with Kathleen Kinch (lawyer for Pivot Legal Society) on the landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling striking down most of Canada’s laws around prostitution. Interviewed on Dec. 20 by Derrick O’Keefe.
  • 49:00 — Interview with Shawn A-in-chut Atleo (national chief, Assembly of First Nation) on his return from Nelson Mandela’s memorial in South Africa, and the federal government’s controversial First Nations Education Act. Interviewed on Dec. 19 by David P. Ball.
  • Music: Postal Service (“This Place is a Prison”), Ani DiFranco (“Next Bold Move”), Ostwelve
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