Vaughn Palmer

News From Canada
3:15 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Canada Claims Ownership Of North Pole

From Wikipedia.

Marcie Sillman talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the Canadian government's new claims on Arctic territory and its undersea natural resources.

News From Canada
2:07 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

The Blockbuster Deal That Will Change How Canada Watches Hockey

Canadians may be viewing the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames on a different channel next season.
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David Hyde talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the week's biggest story in Canadian sports: a $5 billion deal for NHL broadcast rights that might move the game from its longtime home on the CBC.

News From Canada
2:58 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Black Friday Crosses The Border

David Hyde talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the export of America's unofficial retail shopping holiday.

News From Canada
3:06 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Mayor In Name Only, Toronto's Rob Ford Loses Political Power

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
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Steve Scher talks with columnist Vaughn Palmer of the Vancouver Sun about the Toronto City Council's vote to strip mayor Rob Ford of his powers.

News From Canada
4:26 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

An Update On Mayoral Issues In Toronto And Montreal

Michael Appelbaum stepped down as mayor of Montreal in June after a corruption scandal broke.
Flickr Photo/Montreal metropole culturelle

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.

News From Canada
2:40 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Toronto's Mayor Admits Drug Use

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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.

News From Canada
4:03 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

The News From Canada: Columbia River Treaty Disagreement And Flak Over Healthcare.gov

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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.

News From Canada
3:08 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

EU Trade Pact With Canada Dairy Producers Good News For US

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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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News From Canada
4:40 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

US Shutdown Reaction, Munro's Nobel Prize, And Flying Squirrels

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.

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Canada
5:38 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Huh? Canadians Surprised They're Spying On Brazil

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.

News From Canada
4:32 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Thoughts On The Shutdown, The Keystone Pipeline, And Medical Pot

A worker coats replaced part of the Keystone XL pipe after welding.
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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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International News
2:46 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

The News From Canada: Quebec's Religious Symbols Ban

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In Canada, Quebec's separatist government has attempted to ban public servants from wearing religious symbols while at work. That includes everything from crosses to face coverings. Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer has been following the story. He talks with Marcie Sillman about why the issue has so many people upset. Plus, what Neil Young said to get his music banned from at least one Alberta radio station.

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Canada's Reaction To Obama
3:27 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

The News From Canada: Shifting Toward Diplomacy In Syria

Flickr photo/Muhammad Ghafari

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.

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Syria Crisis
2:56 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

What Canadians Are Saying About A US Military Strike On Syria

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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Famous Duos
10:00 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Canada, Culture, And Commerce

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Hollywood's most famous dancing duo.
From Wikipedia.


Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada. Then, film critic Robert Horton looks at some of Hollywood's most famous duos. Finally, Geekwire's Todd Bishop wraps up the news from the world of tech.

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