“the Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter and rebroadcast over the Oct 30, 2020 edition of Cortes Currents.
Although Premier Horgan’s $10-a-day childcare pledge would be a game-changer for many, Simon Fraser University’s Stewart Prest said other important issues — renters rights, welfare rates, homelessness and drug laws — got sideswiped off the election campaign stage by COVID-19. The political scientist in Vancouver said people hopeful for radical reforms from the newly elected B.C. New Democrat majority government should probably brace for some disappointment.
Continue reading Low income families: don’t expect radical reforms from the NDP
Though more than a half have yet to be counted, mail in votes will probably have little effect on the election.
Continue reading mail in votes will have little effect
By Hannah Scott, Richmond Sentinel, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Richmond got caught up in the orange wave that rolled over the province Saturday night.
Continue reading Election 2020: Richmond goes NDP
This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.
This past winter/spring – the conflict between Coastal Gaslink pipeline the BC government and the Wetsuweten Nation resulted in nation-wide solidarity actions and mass protest. The issue was not resolved and protest was quieted by the pandemic.
Continue reading Election 2020: The Wet’suwet’en conflict
Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Forestry and fish are playing out as pivotal B.C. election issues in the North Island, as two party leaders paid a visit to the riding in the final week of their campaigns.
Continue reading Election 2020: Forestry and fish are key issues in North Island riding