CBC Radio’s The House: Fight in Fairy Creek
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Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs continues to call for Bennett’s resignation
Justin trudeau stood ready his Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations when he answered reporters’ questions on Friday, saying he was “deeply disappointed” by his actions and “we both understand that he still has more work to do.”
Carolyn Bennett apologized earlier this week after sending a text suggesting that Indigenous MP Jody Wilson-Raybould – a former cabinet colleague – was urging the PM not to hold an election for the sake of his own pension, rather than over the recent report gruesome additional anonymous graves discovered at the site of a boarding school.
Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs described as a “racist and demeaning message” and called for the minister’s resignation – a call that union president Grand Chief Stewart Phillip repeated to The House as he offered his reaction to the Prime Minister’s final comments.
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Opposition Leader Erin O’Toole looks to the next election
In the last sitting week of the House of Commons before the summer recess, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he saw “obstructionism and toxicity“in the House, while the Conservatives transported an official before Parliament for an official reprimand and accused the government of corruption.
Was the acrimony of the past week a sign of a bitter election to come? The House asks Opposition Leader Erin O’Toole if Canadians should expect to go to the polls later this year and how he is positioning his party ahead of the long-awaited campaign.
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The fight at Fairy Creek
During months, hundreds of activists disrupted forestry activities on Vancouver Island to protest ancient logging, while prominent Canadians write an open letter BC Premier John Horgan calling on him to “protect the irreplaceable”.
In a special report, The House visits the Fairy Creek watershed to meet the activists who now live in the trees in an effort to protect old growth forests. Chris Hall talks to musician Bryan Adams about his reasons for joining the cause, and BC Minister of Forests Katrine Conroy, about his government’s actions to respond to protesters’ demands.
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