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Vancouver Struggles With Affordable Housing

May 27, 2015

Kim Malcolm speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about affordable housing issues in Vancouver and one solution proposed by Mayor Gregor Robertson.

A member of a fire crew. wildfire
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Marcie Sillman speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about an early start to the wildfire season in British Columbia.

Release Of Omar Khadr Divides Opinion In Canada

May 13, 2015
Canadian demonstrators demanding Khadr's repatriation.
Wikimedia Commons/Joshua Sherurcij

Ross Reynolds speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the release of Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen convicted of killing a U.S. soldier in 2002. A Canadian judge recently released him on bail while he appeals war-crimes charges in the US. This issue has divided opinions in Canada.

Marcie Sillman talks to Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about how British Columbia is regulating medical marijuana. They also discuss Alberta's new premier, Rachel Notley.

Ross Reynolds talks to reporter Vaughn Palmer from the Vancouver Sun about the rise of shootings in Surrey, Canada. They also discuss the state of the medical marijuana business in Vancouver. 

A sign along Highway 29 between Fort St. John and Hudson's Hope, British Columbia, protests the proposed Site C dam.
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Marcie Sillman talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the British Columbia government's proposal to build another hydroelectric dam on the Peace River. 

Ross Reynolds talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist with the Vancouver Sun, about the controversy around an oil spill in Vancouver's English Bay.

Columbia River Gorge.
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Marcie Sillman talks to Brett VandenHeuvel, the executive director at Columbia Riverkeeper, about why the re-negotiation of a treaty between Canada and the United States is important for the Columbia River. 

Marcie Sillman talks to Vancouver journalist Frances Bula about foreign investment in Canadian real estate. 

Ross Reynolds talks to Vancouver journalist Frances Bula about the Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax on the ballot for residents of British Columbia.

Canada flag American flag
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Ross Reynolds talks to Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about a new deal between Ottawa and Washington that will allow customs officers to prescreen travelers who are crossing the border by bus, train or boat.

Marcie Sillman talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about a vote in Vancouver, B.C., on a tax increase to fund a $7.5 billion transportation package.

Ross Reynolds talks to Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the trial of two Canadians who are accused of planting a pressure cooker at the B.C. Legislature on Canada Day in 2013.

Protesters of the Keystone Pipeline in San Francisco, Calif., in November 2013.
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Marcie Sillman talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the news from Canada, including Canada's response over President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline and terrorist threats to Canadian malls.

Ross Reynolds talks to Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun columnist, about the comments made by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper about the niqab, a face veil some Muslim women wear.

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