BC Election Special: Bowinn Ma NDP, Bob Mackin, World Press Freedom, Environmental Laws

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto

0:00 Introduction and welcome

2:00 News headlines and weather 

12:00 Protests this morning:

  1. Against Slave Labour in Eritrea: Picket Nevsun
    8:30am, Corner of Howe and Georgia Street in front of the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Organized by Amnesty International Vancouver, Freedom United, MiningWatch Canada, and Mining Justice Alliance. Can’t go? Then sign the petition. The north-eastern African country of Eritrea may be far away but a Vancouver-based mine’s activities there connects us and makes Canada complicit in serious labour violations. Nevsun Resources operates in Eritrea, benefiting from its program of indefinite conscription.
  2. JPOD V Christy Clark At The BC Supreme Court Protest
    9-12noon, Law Courts, 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver.
    “We are going to greet Christy Clark at the entrance to the BC Supreme Court as she faces allegations of corruption when she approved the Kinder Morgan Pipeline with biased data. We will do this by showcasing the beautiful Orcas of the Salish Sea – BC’s JPOD. They will be the innocent victims of increased tanker traffic and oil spills.

14:00 Gitxsan Leadership on 2017 Provincial Election

Richard Wright holds the federal judicial review application. (Credit: Mychaylo Prystupa)

Representatives of Gitxsan House Groups: Gwininitxw and Luutkudziiwus, will be hosting a press conference at UBCIC to announce their stance on the BC election. Following the UBCIC, the Gwininitxw and Luutkudziiwus are calling on BC to vote ABC – Anything But Clark, and particularly with support for the NDP.

Gitxsan First Nations leaders impacted by 16 years of BC Liberal Politics. Gitxsan territory is directly threatened by Petronas mega-LNG project approved by the BC Liberals. In January 2017, Gwininitxw and Luutkudziiwus filed a judicial review against the federal government and Pacific Northwest LNG due to a lack of consultation related to their Aboriginal fishing rights. The BC liberals have consistently violated Gwininitxw and Luutkudziiwus rights and title. Christy Clark threatens environmental well being, human health, and economic growth on Gitxsan territory and throughout BC. On May 9, Gitxsan leaders are thus calling on BC residents to vote for Anyone But Clark.

22:00 INTERVIEW Anna Johnston, of West Coast Environmental Law, on action to demand a next-generation EA law for Canada.

We will talk about why it is important to share your views on Canada’s Expert Panel’s Report  related to the review of federal environmental assessment processes. People can submit comments by May 5, 2017 by checking out: http://www.envirolawsmatter.ca/

“Following the public comment period, the Government of Canada will review the recommendations made by the Expert Panel, feedback gathered from Canadians during this comment period and input from Indigenous groups and stakeholders. This will be used to help inform and develop options for potential legislative, regulatory or policy changes.”


Dogwood release new video linking Imperial Metals, Mt Polley polluting Quesnel Lake and the BC Liberal campaign contributions.

NDP campaign video features sister of wrongly accused provincial health researcher.

35:00 INTERVIEW with Bowinn Ma, BC NDP Candidate for North Vancouver.

We talk close election races like North Vancouver, and what she is hearing at the doorsteps.

Bowinn is an engineer and project manager at the Vancouver International Airport, who says she knows the value of good long-term decision making and the importance of hard work. “It’s time you had an MLA who knows what it takes to make your life better now while securing a strong future for your children. I’ve seen first hand the damage Christy Clark has done to families: Classrooms are overcrowded, our environment is being ignored, housing prices are out of control, and traffic is the worst it’s ever been.”


47:00 INTERVIEW: BOB MACKIN of The Breaker on what he’s discovered inside Christy Clark’s Elections BC file.

The statutory disclosure form shows that Clark reported interest in real property near Vancouver city hall and on Galiano Island.

The form does not say what theBreaker has reported: Clark is living in a house in Dunbar owned by a party donor. A real estate agent close to the BC Liberal Party sold it for $3.7 million in April 2016. Clark disclosed no debts. Clark’s residential address was obscured for the purpose of the public disclosure file.

Plus we’ll talk soccer, or.. Whitecaps FC, or… maybe just the Liberal’s and more corruption allegations!


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