Sid Ryan NDP Leadership, Aman Singh BC Election, Unsettling Canada

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Friday, April 28, 2017

TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto

0:00 Introduction and welcome

2:00 News headlines and weather 

10:00 Telesur From The South


19:00 INTERVIEW with SID RYAN. Ex-union leader Sid Ryan is not entering the NDP leadership race and will instead endorse Niki Ashton for party leader.


In a statement sent out to media late Thursday, Ryan said he decided not to enter the race due to family reasons and his lack of fluency in French. He confirmed to iPolitics he will not run, and noted there are already a fair number of candidates “talking from the left.” “I have devoted the better part of the past 30 years of my life in helping to build the labour movement across Canada, in order to make life better for workers.”

28:00 MUSIC: Solange – Losing You

30:00 OUR DAILY BC ELECTION SPECIAL with today’s election headlines.

With just 10 days of campaigning left before BC election day May 9, Christy Clark is slightly behind in the polls. In a sign of the time — a photo-op campaign stop in North Vancouver turned sour for Clark yesterday, thanks for a constituent named Linda. Audio Christy Clark abruptly turned and walked away from Linda, and the clip soon went viral. #IAmLinda was trending last night on Twitter in B.C.

TheTyee, meanwhile, reports on a housing debate held this week.

Finally, the president of the United Steelworkers international union responded with an open letter after days of BC Liberal attacks, attempting to link the union with John Horgan and Donald Trump’s recent trade war moves against B.C.’s softwood lumber industry.

Thunderclap to mobilise early voting among young people: “#ChristyDontCare about you unless you #paytoplay. Time to give her the boot. Adv voting starts now! #bcelxn17

37:00  Interview with Aman SinghNDP Candidate for Richmond-Queensborough

22Aman Singh was born in India, raised in Hong Kong and educated at University of California — Berkeley and at the University of Victoria.  Aman has been involved in civil rights activism for many years and is a civil rights lawyer who has focused on societal and political issues since 1999.

56:00 PREVIEW: Kanahus- Unsettling Canada: 150 years of Colonization and Resistance

In so-called British Columbia, colonial governments continue the dispossession of Indigenous People’s land to make way for industrial mega-projects, threatening their way of life. Colonization is an act of War.

Instead of being intimidated, Indigenous People continue to raise their voices and demand respect of their rights, autonomy and sovereignty. People continue struggling for liberation from colonial and class oppression. Learn more about how Canada 150 stands for pipelines, mining, colonialism, and occupation, and hear why we Indigenous and accomplices resist against occupation.

More info: Saturday, April 29 – 6:30 pm, 1803 East First Ave at Salsbury (one block east of Commercial Dr). Facebook event page

May Day Social Justice Information Fair
Sunday, 2-4pm, Grandview Park, 1200 Commercial.


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