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Marcie Sillman talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about Canada's Supreme Court ruling to allow the Death With Dignity law.

Ross Reynolds interviews Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about a dispute between the state of Alaska and Canada over applying rules requiring purchase of U.S. made steel for a new terminal in Prince Rupert,  British Columbia . Also, Target is closing its Canada stores -- losing thousands of jobs and taking a multi-million dollar loss.

Marcie Sillman talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist at the Vancouver Sun, about Canada's response to the terror attacks in Paris and the recent arrest in Canada of a man with suspected connections to the Islamic State.

How Canada Will Change In 2015

Jan 7, 2015

Ross Reynolds talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist with the Vancouver Sun, about upcoming Canadian elections and the devastation wreaked by low oil prices on the economy.

Marcie Sillman talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about a mass killing in Edmonton today which resulted in the deaths of six adults and two children. Also, Palmer takes a look-back on big Canadian news stories from 2014.

A trip across the border to Canada could have an added appeal right now with an exchange rate that has turned quite favorable for Americans. But this cuts two ways.

David Hyde talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the announcement the U.S. made to normalize ties with Cuba.

Ross Reynolds talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the presence of Mexican drug cartels in British Columbia. They also discuss the rising price of U.S. goods north of the border and what the Canadian government is planning to do about it.

Canada Continues To Grapple With Avian Flu

Dec 10, 2014

Ross Reynolds talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about Canada's ongoing avian flu outbreak. They also dicuss the mayor of Victoria refusing to take an oath of allegiance to Queen Elizabeth.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the return of Avian flu to British Columbia. They also discuss the legal battles of anti-oil pipeline demonstrators.

A hospital in North Idaho is marketing itself to Canadian tourists -- medical tourists, that is.

Ross Reynolds talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about protests over oil pipelines in Canada, and international Thanksgiving travel.

Canadians Cope With Crushed Keystone XL Dreams

Nov 19, 2014
Protesters of the Keystone Pipeline in San Francisco, Calif., in November 2013.
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Marcie Sillman talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about Canadians' response to the United States Senate's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline and the results of the Vancouver, B.C. mayoral race.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the tight Vancouver mayoral race and how the city is taking lessons from Seattle's successful ballot initiative to fund public transportation.

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Ross Reynolds talks with Brent Toderian, Vancouver, BC's chief planner from 2006 to 2012, about why cities might want to build schools downtown before there are enough children to fill them.

The Canadian Reaction To Midterm Elections

Nov 6, 2014
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  Marcie Sillman talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about Canadian reactions to the elections in the United States and Canada's recent assault on ISIS militants.

Ross Reynolds talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the ramifications of last week's shooting in Ottawa and the British Columbia government's apology for hanging six native leaders 150 years ago.

Gunman Opens Fire In Canadian Parliament

Oct 22, 2014

Marcie Sillman talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about today's shooting at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, which some have linked to the terrorist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

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Ross Reynolds talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about Canada's Ebola preparedness, pirate Punjabi radio stations, and balloon bombs from World War II.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about shrinking polar bears, Canadian troops being sent to the Middle East, and muskrat love.

Ross Reynolds talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the effects the unrest in Hong Kong is having in British Columbia. In addition, they discuss Canada's role in the fight against ISIS.

Marcie Sillman talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about how Canadians responded to Scotland's referendum on independence. In addition, he discusses Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's battle with cancer and what it means for the city.

British Columbia's Teacher Strike Nears End

Sep 17, 2014
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Ross Reynolds talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the tentative deal reached to end British Columbia's longest school strike. In addition, he compares British Columbia's court battle over education to the one in Washington state. 

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Marcie Sillman talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about Prime Minister Stephen Harper's efforts to convince skeptical politicians to help fight against the terrorist organization Islamic State.

In addition, they touch on Scottish independence and what it might mean for Quebec.

Marcie Sillman talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the teachers strike in British Columbia. Also, they discuss Canada's commitment to NATO.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Les Leyne, legislative reporter for the Victoria Times Colonist, about the latest news from the north, including the recent purchase of Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons by Burger King.

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Ross Reynolds talks to Les Leyne, legislative reporter for the Victoria Times Colonist, about the report the Canadian government released on the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. Also, Rob Ford wants to do something about "fearless" raccoons in Toronto, and hitchBOT, the hitchhiking robot, arrives in Victoria.

Marcie Sillman talks to Les Leyne, legislative reporter for the Victoria Times Colonist, about the news from Canada. Marc Emery, the self proclaimed "Prince Of Pot" was released from U.S. prison and has arrived back in Canada. Also, test results have come back favorably for the Mt. Polley mine dam breach in British Columbia.

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Ross Reynolds talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the projected sockeye boom in the Fraser River this year.

Ross Reynolds talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the battle over sewage that's been raging on between the U.S. and BC for 20 years. They also discuss the controversy over the whales and dolphins being kept by the Vancouver Aquarium, as well as Premier Christy Clark's surprising stance on the Gaza conflict.

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