Canada

Working In The Shadows To Keep Web Free Of Child Porn

Nov 18, 2013
Courtesy of Toronto Police

Rich Brown knows how to crack a child pornography case. For decades, he was a cop for the New Jersey State Police. He worked on a task force dedicated to Internet crimes against children. And part of his job was to look through suspects' hard drives, image by image.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

We start this story with a warning. Some people may find the subject unsettling. People with kids in the room may wish to skip the next six minutes. Years ago, police in Toronto, Canada began tracking a suspect in their city. With the help of police in other nations, they quietly began linking him to a global network of people trafficking in child pornography.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

An Update On Mayoral Issues In Toronto And Montreal

Nov 13, 2013
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Marcie Sillman talks with Vancouver Sun political columnist Vaughn Palmer about the news from Canada, including an update on the Toronto mayor Rob Ford's crack scandal and Montreal's own mayoral issues.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the week’s news out of Toronto, where police say they’ve recovered a video that shows the city’s mayor, Rob Ford, smoking crack cocaine.

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Steve Scher talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the Canadian tech firm that's catching flak for problems with Healthcare.gov, a disagreement over the Columbia River treaty and more of the week's news from Canada.

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Canadian cheese and milk producers will get to keep their tariff protections under a tentative trade pact between the EU and Canada. That's good news for American retailers selling lower-priced American dairy to cross-border Canadian shoppers.

Overall, the agreement could boost commerce between the EU and Canada by an additional $35 billion each year. Steve Scher talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about that story and more of this week's news from Canada.

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Update: Michael Sean Stanley has registered as a sex offender in Washington state. 

A man described by Seattle police as a “sexually violent predator” has been located in downtown Seattle but will not be arrested.

How are Canadians viewing the political battle that's led to the partial shutdown of the US government? "A little like the WWF," said Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer.

He talks with Ross Reynolds about how the shutdown is going over with our biggest trading partner, plus writer Alice Munro's Nobel Prize win and a border issue between American and Canadian flying squirrels.

Alice Munro has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Academy announced Thursday morning. The academy often explains its decision — what it calls the "prize motivation" — with lush precision; recent winners have been praised for their "hallucinatory realism," "condensed, translucent images" and "sensual ecstasy." But for Munro, the committee came straight to the point: They called her simply "master of the contemporary short story."

Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer speaks with The Record's Marcie Sillman about whether Canadians are paying attention to the partial government shutdown in the US, Canadian spies snooping around in Brazil and the country's national anthem, which has been accused of being sexist.

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Could a government shutdown happen in Canada? Probably not. Vancouver Sun political columnist Vaughn Palmer explains why. Plus, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has strong words about the proposed Keystone pipeline and Canada kicks off a brand-new private marketplace for medical pot.

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President Obama used a White House address on Tuesday night to delay a vote on military action against Syria in favor of a possible diplomatic solution. So far the Canadian government has lent moral support to the President’s cause, but no more. Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer talks with Marcie Sillman about the Canadian reaction to the President's speech.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says his country won’t be part of a potential US mission in Syria and calls himself a “reluctant convert” to the case for a limited military strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Where is Canadian public opinion on Syria? Vancouver Sun political columnist Vaughn Palmer joins us with a check-in from north of the border.

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Les Layne from the Victoria Time Colonist brings us the latest news from Canada. Film critic Robert Horton joins us with a look at the movies. Then, Todd Bishop brings us the latest business and technology news.  

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Les Layne from the Victoria Time Colonist explains what the people of Lac Megantic have learned about the catastrophic train crash that happened there on July 16. Film critic Robert Horton joins us with a look at the last films of great directors and actors. Then, Jon Talton brings us the latest business news including what the housing recovery means for consumers and the market.

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