This episode of Democracy Watch, broadcast on International Women's Day, begins with headlines from Vancouver and the Lower Mainland! We then turn to a report on local feminist literary festival; Growing Room Festival, where the News Collective interviewed festival attendees and nationally acclaimed writers Selina Boan and Chelene Knight. Second up, is a short report on a Vancouver vigil that took place in response to the heightened humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta, Syria. For the second half of the hour, Democracy Watch hones in on housing. First we have an exclusive interview with provincial Housing Minister Selina Robinson, who discusses the 2018 Budget and how it will affect renters caught in Vancouver's housing crisis. After that Vancouver Tenant's Union steering committee member Sydney Ball responds to the Minister's words from a renter advocacy perspective.
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