W2MEDIA.CA | Today’s 7-8am Media Mornings independent Canadian news hour on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm:
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- Joey Hartman (Vancouver and District Labour Council) on why we should pay attention to CETA the Canada European trade agreement. (approx 4 min mark)
- Is the main issue “rogue dentists” or affordable dental care? Dr Vanessa Brcic(Canadian Doctors for Medicare, UBC Faculty of Medicine ) explores impact of dental care being outside the public health care system. (approx 20 min mark)
- Jak King – local historian, community activist with Grandview Woodlands Area Council (GWAC) discusses concerns with the City of Vancouver’s neighbourhood planning processes, and GWAC’s vision of a Citizens’s Assembly. (approx 35 min mark)
- Today’s top news headlines
- Canada’s anti-spam legislation has sparked panic among businesses who fear that sending commercial electronic messages may grind to a halt. But technology writer Michael Geist writes in the Tyee that the reality is less troubling. Geist says that Canadian law has featured rules requiring appropriate consents for over a decade.
- Little noticed in English-speaking Canada,the Supreme Court has ruled that Walmart illegally closed a unionized store in Jonquière, Quebec. Nine years later, the Court has confirmed that Walmart broke the law when it laid off all 190 employees in February 2005. – UFCW Canada
- The worst may be over for areas of the prairies hit by heavy rains and flooding. The TransCanada Highway has reopened from Virden, Manitoba to the Saskatchewan border, and clearer skies are forecasted for flood-affected areas. – Huffington Post
- All the remaining Snowden documents will be released next month, according to whistle-blowing site Cryptome, which said in a tweet that the release of the info by unnamed third parties would be necessary to head off an unnamed “war”.
- Japan’s cabinet has approved a landmark change in security policy, paving the way for its military to fight overseas. Under its constitution, Japan is barred from using force to resolve conflicts except in cases of self-defence. But the BBC reports that a reinterpretation of that law will now allow military force to defend allies under attack. – Morning Star
- At least 88 percent of the surface of the world’s open oceans is polluted by plastic debris, says a new scientific report.
- Music today included: Cold War Kids – Miracle Mile, Abramson Singers – Hallmark Poultry Ltd, Sam Tutanuak – Aiyaanyaa, Las Cafeteras – Its Movement Time