Democracy Watch Episode June 14, 2018

Jean Swanson Campaign Launch, B.C. Housing Task Force & Vikram Vij on the Passing of Anthony Bourdain

5:01pm - 5:58pm

After headlines, the News Collective remembers the life of Anthony Bourdain through the eyes of Vancouver's celebrity celebrity chef, Vikram Vij. News Collective member Zubin Shroff-Mehrabadi interviews Sydney Ball of the Vancouver Tenants Union about the province's new Rental Housing Task Force, and the set of 50 recommendations presented by the VTU in Victoria last week. Then, News Collective members Zoe Power and Sammy Smart present original reporting from Jean Swanson's campaign launch over the weekend, where, surrounded by some of Vancouver's priciest mansions, she announced that she'll be seeking a seat on city council as a candidate for COPE this year. After that we receive an update on COPE's confirmed candidates for Council, School and Park board before turning to an interview with Nate, one of over 200 people who are awaiting sentencing next week after being arrested for protesting the pipeline expansion at Kinder Morgan's Burnaby facility.

Track Listing:

If I Don't Get the Respect I Deserve, So Help Me God
Shitlord Fuckerman · Investigate Loud Earth