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BC Today’s Shannon Waters returns to talk about covering the legislature as it returns in a hybrid format. We also tease out some of what’s expected to come over the remainder of the summer session.
Then we look at the controversy that’s erupted over the federal government’s decision to outsource management of the Canada Student Service Grant to the WE charity. Note that our conversation happened just before WE and the government announced the end of their relationship.
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A transcript will be available soon at politicoast.ca (apologies for the delays in publishing these)
Segment 1: Back in the press gallery
- Follow Shannon @sobittersosweet or @bctodayofficial
- Darcy defends involuntary overdose ‘stabilization’ bill amid coroner’s concerns
- Double-double tracking: How Tim Hortons knows where you sleep, work and vacation
- Tim Hortons mobile ordering app’s use of data to be investigated by Canada’s privacy commissioner
- LifeLabs failed to protect personal information of millions: B.C. and Ontario report
Segment 2: The other WE work scandal
- WE co-founder backtracks after saying PM’s office reached out over $900M program
- We Charity offers 450 ‘virtual volunteering’ positions at own organization while running $900-million grant program
- Teachers to be paid $12K to recruit and manage students under government program with WE Charity
- WE Charity saw resignations, departures from senior ranks before landing government contract
- Volunteer groups fear being sidelined by student grant program
- Nora Loreto’s thread on WE contracts
- BC Liberal MLAs billed taxpayers thousands of dollars for advertising in an anti-LGBTQ+ magazine
- BC NDP advert
- Canada’s Big Five banks join Facebook advertising boycott
- Background Advertiser Exodus Snowballs as Facebook Struggles to Ease Concerns
- Province appoints 7 people to Surrey’s first police board
- BC First Nations disappointed Supreme Court won’t hear their appeal of Trans Mountain project
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