News from Canada

News From Canada
2:50 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Are Canadians Using Puget Sound As Their Toilet?

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.

News From Canada
3:56 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Pot In Vancouver Is Illegal, Barely

Ross Reynolds talks to Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about wildfires raging in the Great North. They also discuss Canada's fears over flights to Israel and how scoring a medical marijuana card in Vancouver is as easy as saying as saying, "Ahhh."

Vaughn Palmer
3:04 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Rob Ford's Sobriety Coach Says He Likes To Take 'The Hard Cases'

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
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Ross Reynolds talks to Vancouver Sun reporter Vaughn Palmer about the latest news from Canada: The British Columbia teachers union is still on strike and Rob Ford is back on the campaign trail.

News From Canada
2:06 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Canadian Pot Tourists: Leave Your Souvenirs In Washington State

Marcie Sillman talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about Canadian pot tourists making their way to Bellingham, Washington. Also they discuss the release of the "Prince Of Pot" from prison and the one-year anniversary of the train crash in Lac-Megnatic, Quebec, that killed 47 people.

News From Canada
3:20 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Oh Canada! B.C.'s Concerned Over Our Pot Sales And Rob Ford Returns

Marcie Sillman talks to Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about British Columbia's concerns over our budding pot business. Also, just in time to celebrate Canada Day, Rob Ford comes back from rehab and marches in a parade, only to be heckled by a shirtless jogger. And do you have stereotypes about Canadians? The Ottawa Citizen tried to find out what Canadian cliches work and what were just plain wrong.

News From Canada
3:13 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Canadian Government's Response To Journalist Detained In Egypt

Marcie Sillman talks to Vaughn Palmer of the Vancouver Sun about the muted response the Canadian government has given to the news that Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian-Egyptian journalist for Al-Jazeera, has been sentenced to seven years in Egyptian prison.

Also, Canadian-Americans find they have to pay Affordable Care Act tax, even if they haven't lived in the United States for years. And Vancouver school board approves new gender neutral pronouns but won't change bathroom signs.

News From Canada
2:51 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Canadian PM Harper Approves Northern Gateway Pipeline

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Flickr Photo/The Prime Minister's Office (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman gets an update on the latest news from Canada with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer, including an update on the Northern Gateway Pipeline and a teacher strike in British Columbia.

News From Canada
3:13 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Washington Lawmakers Push For Sewage Plant In Victoria

Marcie Sillman talks to Vancouver Sun correspondent Vaughn Palmer Washington Governor Jay Inslee and King County Executive Dow Constantine petitioning the government of British Columbia to take action on the sewage plant in Victoria.

News From Canada
3:19 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

U.S. Ambassador To Canada Asks For Partnership In Combatting Climate Change

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman speaks at Canada 2020 on June 2.
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David Hyde talks to columnist Vaughn Palmer about U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman's request for a partnership between the two countries in combating climate change. Plus, how the U.S. decision on coal-burning power plant affects the coal-port expansion and an update on the Victoria sewage plant.

News From Canada
4:17 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Conflict Continues Over Sewage Plant In Victoria

Steve Scher talks to Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun columnist about the news from Canada. A decades long debate over a sewage plant in Victoria continues this week. Glaciers are melting all over Canada and some could disappear in the next twenty years. And finally, the latest on the teacher labor strike in the British Columbia.

News From Canada
3:36 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

British Columbia Apologies For Past Treatment Of Chinese Americans

Premier Christy Clark meets with Zhang Junsai, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to discuss trade in 2011.
Flickr Photo/BC Gov Photos

Steve Scher talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the British Columbia Legislature's apology to Chinese Canadians. Nearly 100 laws, regulations and policies were passed and implemented from 1871 to the end of WWII that discriminated against Chinese immigrants in Canada.

News From Canada
3:43 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

From Canada: Liberal Party Expected To Be Pro-Choice, HIV Testing, And Rail Crash Update

Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
Flickr Photo/Joseph Morris (CC-BY-NC-ND)

David Hyde talks to Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the latest news from Canada. Topics include Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau telling his party they better support pro-choice legislation, or else; the government in British Columbia encouraging people to get routine HIV testing; and an update on the Canadian rail crash of last July.

News From Canada
4:12 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Canada's Middle Class Surpasses U.S. Middle Class

Credit Flickr Photo/Robert Fairchild (CC BY-NC-ND)

David Hyde talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the latest news from Canada.

News From Canada
10:18 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Temporary Foreign Workers Program, Cannabis Recall, And Trouble For Air Canada

Purple kush.
Credit Flickr Photo/Morgan (CC BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with Les Leyne of the Victoria Times Colonist about the latest news from Canada, including McDonalds' decision to suspend its use of the temporary foreign workers program while it awaits and audit.

Also, Canada's health agency issued a voluntary recall for a batch of cannabis sold as "purple kush."

News From Canada
9:25 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Canadian Embassy In Ukraine Closes, NAFTA Summit, And Sochi Olympics

President Barack Obama, left, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, center, and the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, shake hands at the end of a news conference concluding the North American Leaders Summit in Toluca, Mexico.
AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo

Ross Reynolds talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the week's big stories from Canada.