TPP as Global Economic Eugenics (489)

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Lauren Brown joins us from LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) to talk about the organization and a new program they are offering to increase the amount of women in the forestry sector. Currently females makes up only 10% of the sector, and they’d like to change that!

To find out more about the Young Urban Forest Leaders Program with LEAF, click HERE. Applications for the program will be accepted until Sunday, March 20, 2016 by 5pm.

Our main guest this week is Gus Van Harten, associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and author of Investment Treaty Arbitration and Public Law. Gus walks us through just some of the may reasons that the TPP ‘trade’ deal that Canada just signed and it looking to ratify is a terrible deal for Canadians, and furthermore democracy in general everywhere.

Learn more about Gus here, and you can read a recent article by him on the TPP here.

The final section of the show, and the entire bonus show is dedicated to our crack team of hosts talking from our perspectives (with examples) of why you should be loudly opposed to the TPP. Let your local MP or MPP know right now, TPP is not good for Canada.

More reading on the TPP from recent MSM news:

Trans-Pacific Partnership hides significant health costs, according to two new studies

How TPP Helps Workers Still a Mystery, Says National Union Leader

‘Signing Does Not Equal Ratifying’: Freeland on TPP

This weeks music:

Matt Andersen “Ain’t No Sunshine” & Dante Matas “A Generous Man”

(472) Death of Democracy

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Mark Bourrie, author of “Killing the Messenger: Harper’s War On Your Right To Know” joins us for the first segment to talk about the way this government has attempted to shut out independent investigation and review of it’s actions, it’s war on science and information as well as it’s attempt to control the media.

Learn more about Mark here and follow him on twitter here.

Up next is Dr. Matthew Rimmer, Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation Law at Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Dr. Rimmer gives us a very important review of what we do, and do not know about the supposedly already done “trade” deal called the TPP. There’s a lot of scary rumours out there about this secret deal, and Matthew sets us straight. *MUST HEAR INTERVIEW*

Learn more about Matthew here and follow him on twitter here.

In the last section, Stefan and guest co-host Emmay Mah from Step-Up Canada lead us in a brief discussion of a few of these news items, but make sure you let us know what you want us to cover so we can make more time to talk about this items! Vote for the news, now in democracy flavour.

Learn more about Step-Up Canada and see their new Election ad ‘First Date Faux Pas’ here.

Stefan & Emmay’s picks for this week:

Why Isn’t Big Ag’s Huge Contribution to Climate Change on the Agenda at COP21?

Ralph Nader: Monsanto vs. Freedom of Information Act

146 Countries Covering Almost 87% of Global Emissions Submit Climate Plans Ahead of Paris

This weeks other top news:

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France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities

Scientists Turn Green Algae Into Biofuel at $50 a Barrel

Victory! Ontario finally passes the Great Lakes Protection Act

Sweden Plans To Become World’s First Fossil Fuel-Free Nation

Will BP’s Record Gulf Spill Settlement Amount to a Record Tax Break?

26% of the World Will Run on Renewables by 2020, Says IEA

National Energy Board approves Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline

Harvard Researchers Hail Cost-Effective Battery That Could Store Surplus Wind and Solar Power

NEW: “Texts with Dave”

We’re doing an extended show after the radio show for our podcast audience so we can wrap up our thoughts from the broadcast (there’s never enough time!). So we keep going on a hand-held recorder a few min. The after show is called “Texts with Dave” because Dave (Stefan’s brother) always texts Stefan live while we’re on air with weird questions. Now we can answer them.

*Warning* The after-show includes some colourful language not found on the radio broadcast, listener discretion advised.

You can listen here to this weeks episode and as of Nov 20th it will be included in the podcast stream as part of the same upload as the main show.

Listen here: ‘Texts With Dave’ (3) Oct 9th

This weeks music!

Earth Emergency – G A I A I S I“Would He Lie to You?” the SPECIAL INTEREST group

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