Media Mornings: Mon, Feb 10 — Patti Bacchus – BC Supreme Court Decision and School Boards — Gupreet Singh – Britain’s involvement in attack on Golden Temple — Kimball Cariou – Harper’s Election Act overhaul

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

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Britain secretly helped India plan a deadly assault on Sikh separatists holed up in the Golden Temple at Amritsar in 1984.
Britain secretly helped India plan a deadly assault on Sikh separatists holed up in the Golden Temple at Amritsar in 1984.
  • Last week the Conservatives introduced their 242-page Fair Elections Act,  Bill C-23.  Ostensibly in response to the robo-call, voter suppression scandals that marred the last election…critics say that the bill does nothing to prevent this…and in fact makes situtation even worse. CBC reports that the government’s proposed overhaul of the Elections Act includes elements that constitute an affront to democracy, according to Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand. We discuss the issue with Kimball Cariou, editor of People’s Voice. Discussion begins about 21 min mark.  Omnibus March Against Harper  – March 1st. Info

  • Last Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary William Hague confirmed that Britain did advise the Indian government ahead of Operation Blue Star (the Indian Army’s attack on the Golden Temple) in June 1984. We discuss these revelations with Gurpreet Singh, author, talk show host and our regular contributor. Discussion begins about 32 min mark.

  • Vancouver School Board Chair, Patti Bacchus  discusses impact of BC Supreme Court decision in favour of BC Teachers. Discussion begins at about 46:30 min mark.

  • Bonus – Duff the Tory Bagman – parody take on Senate scandal by Sean Muldoon (at 18:30)
  • Plus news headlines and music. 
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