Media Mornings: Wed, Apr 2 — Harold Steves (Richmond City Council) on BC Government’s gutting of ALR — Vanessa Brcic (Doctors for Medicare) on why prescriptions go unfilled — Joey Hartman (VDLC) safety on transit – for drivers, women and all

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

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Richmond City Councillor, Farmer, Activist - Harold Steves. Photo - www.thewestcoastreader.com
Richmond City Councillor, Farmer, Activist – Harold Steves. Photo – http://www.thewestcoastreader.com

 

  • Joey Hartman (VDLC) safety on transit – for drivers, women and all. (Starts at 18:00 min mark)
  • Vanessa Brcic (Canadian Doctors for Medicare) on why prescriptions go unfilled (Starts at 33: min mark)
  • Harold Steves (Richmond City Council) on BC Government’s gutting of ALR. (Starts at 47:00 min mark)
  • On Facebook – Farmland Defense 
  • News Headlines: 
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pushing ahead on his controversial Fair Elections Act. The government tabled a motion yesterday to “pre-study” Bill C-23 in the Senate at the same time a House of Commons committee is studying it.That came after Conservative senators held a private caucus meeting.  At least one Senator expressed doubts about the bill, according to the Globe and Mail.
  • Looking for a cheap detached home in Vancouver? you might be in luck. The CBC reports that a 100-year-old house at 2622 Clark Drive is now on the market for just $599 thousand dollars. That is the cheapest listing in the city right now.
  • One of the longest lasting union leaders in British Columbia has lost her position at the BC Nurses Union.  BCNU president Debra McPherson lost an election battle to Gayle Duteil. McPherson became a registered nurse in 1972 and got involved with the union as early as 1981.  She was elected president in 1990. – CBC
  • Global warming poses a growing threat to the health, economic prospects, and food and water sources of billions of people. That’s the conclusion of a new report that urges swift action to counter the effects of carbon emissions. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says the effects of warming are being felt everywhere, according to Reuters news agency.

  • Japan has been ordered to halt its whaling program because the hunt can not be justified for scientific research purposes, according to an online report in Business Week. A ruling by the International Court of Justice in the Hague was the biggest boost to protect whales since a 1986 global moratorium on commercial harvests.
  • Riot police drove thousands of Turkish protesters off the streets of the capital Ankara yesterday, using water cannon and tear gas.  The attacks came after the ruling AKP narrowly won local elections, says the British Morning Star website.
  • NATO has suspended all military and civilian cooperation with Russia over the Ukrainian crisis, reports RT News.

 

 

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