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Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Jeannie Yandel speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the results of Canada's federal election. Justin Trudeau led the Liberal Party to a majority government win on Monday.

Canada's Liberal Party won a decisive majority of parliamentary seats Monday, ending nearly a decade of Conservative Party rule. Voters gave Liberals nearly 40 percent of the overall vote compared to the Conservatives' 32 percent. The left-leaning New Democrats had just over 19 percent of the vote.

Justin Trudeau, a 43-year-old former high school teacher and son of the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, assumes the office his father held from 1968 through 1984 with a short interruption.

David Hyde speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the upcoming Canadian federal elections. 

David Hyde speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the beleaguered governing party in Canada and the issues they're facing in the run up to the October elections.

BC Place in Vancouver will host many of the Women's World Cup games, including the final on July 5.
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Ross Reynolds speaks with Canadian journalist Frances Bula about the bump in tourism Vancouver, B.C., is experiencing.

David Hyde talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the ongoing saga of Victoria's untreated waste entering the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  

Kim Malcolm speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about Canada's upcoming federal elections.

Marcie Sillman speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist with the Vancouver Sun, about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the tension it has caused between the US and Canada. 

Marcie Sillman speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about successes in British Columbia's fight against HIV and AIDS.

David Hyde speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about seismic upgrading in British Columbia and how the province would fare if the region were hit by a big earthquake.

Smoky skies from wildfires in Vancouver makes for an orange sun as it sets.
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Ross Reynolds speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the worst fire season British Columbia has ever seen. And Gary Schneider, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, talks about  smoke from Canadian wildfires and the impact it's having in Washington state. 

Early Wildfires Blow Budget In British Columbia

Jun 24, 2015

David Hyde speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the early start to wildfire season in British Columbia.

Marcie Sillman speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about newly legalized edible products for medical marijuana users and botched plans for international yoga day.

Soccer fans from the American Northwest are expected to fill sold-out BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada, Tuesday evening as the U.S. Women's National Team takes on Nigeria.

Ross Reynolds speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about one doctor's push for more privatized health care in British Columbia. Also, international yoga day is coming up. Palmer tells Reynolds what's planned in Vancouver.

The corruption investigations swirling around soccer's world governing body could cast a shadow over the FIFA Women's World Cup. It kicks off Saturday in Canada.

BC Place in Vancouver will host many of the Women's World Cup games, including the final on July 5.
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Marcie Sillman speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the FIFA Women's World Cup, which begins in Canada on Saturday, June 6.

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.
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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.

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