BC Today from CBC Radio British Columbia
Summary: BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province in a vibrant, interactive hour of conversation, in which listeners are invited to have their say on the open line and on social media.
Before Canada Day weekend, we asked listeners what songs are on their Canada Day playlist? How do they celebrate Canada Day? What does it mean to them? Harrison Mooney, Victoria Anthony and Richard Wong talk with us on this.
Master Gardener Brian Minter is in the house to answer all your pressing lawn and garden questions.
BC's Attorney General, David Eby, Lawyer Christine Duhaime and Executive Director of Integrity BC., Dermond Travis talk on the recently released report that goes into how dirty money is spread at casinos in this province.What should happen next? How can we put a stop to money laundering in this province?
Julie Castonguay, Integrated investment specialist for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development , Mitch Campsall, Mayor of 100 Mile House and Elysia Dempsey, director for emergency management, for the Canadian Red Cross, B.C. and Yukon (wildfires), talk on the current wildfire season, things to keep in mind and about the communities recovering from last year's wildfires.
Daniel Fontaine, CEO, BC Care Providers Association Jennifer Whiteside, Secretary-business manager, Hospital Employees Union Isobel Mackenzie, B.C. Seniors Advocate Elizabeth Harris, Senior Clinical director at Baptist Housing talk about seniors care in BC.
Sukhy Dhillon, an elementary school educator, parent consultant and activist in Surrey-Delta, Irwin Cohen, Director of the Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research at the University of the Fraser Valley.
Tina House, Video journalist for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, James Nexw'kalus Harry, a Squamish Nation carver, Susan Tatoosh, executive director of the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Society, Chief Robert Joseph, hereditary chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation and ambassador for Reconciliation Canada, and Melanie Mark, B.C. minister of advanced education, skills and training and MLA for Vancouver Mount Pleasant. Live from Trout Lake in Vancouver.
Kirk Tousaw, a lawyer and advocate for cannabis policy reform, Robert Solomon, national director of legal policy for MADD Canada, Jamie Shaw, a partner at Groundwork, Lillian Szpak, a Langford city councillor, and Tony Gioventu, executive director of the Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C., on what this means for B.C.
Zool Suleman, an immigration lawyer and policy consultant based in Vancouver, and Patricia Mahecha, executive director of the Inland Refugee Society.
B.C.'s ongoing teacher shortage; impacts on students and teachers. Guests Glen Hansman, Rob Flemming, parent Jen Wark and Quesnel school district.
Jessie Legaree, an Abbotsford lawyer and TWU graduate, and Michael Mulligan, a Victoria lawyer who led the charge against accrediting TWU's proposed law school, on the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling affirming the Law Society of B.C.'s power to refusing accredition to TWU's law school because of its community covenant.
Bernard Richard, B.C.'s representative for children and youth, Allen Hoolaeff, a registered social worker and college instructor in mental health and addictions, and Ashley Crossan, a youth advocate and former youth in care working at AgedOut.com as the Metro Vancouver connector.
Bob Mackin, publisher of TheBreaker.news, Michelle Stilwell, Opposition critic of Tourism, Culture and Arts, and Jay DeMerit, former captain of the Vancouver Whitecaps who playing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup for the United States.
Brian Job, a political science professor at the University of British Columbia and senior fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Jessica Tracy, a psychology professor at UBC and author of Pride: The Secret of Success, and Ken Lee, a climate change consultant who immigrated from South Korea 40 years ago.
UBC economics professor Matilde Bombardini, former Canadian diplomat and NAFTA team negotiator Colin Robertson and BC Dairy Association chairman Dave Taylor on trade issues with the United States.