Brenda Sayers of Hupacasath First Nation at press conference discussing Canada-China FIPA trade agreement.
Photo Credit: David P. Ball and Hupacasath First Nation

Politics Today – September 1, 2013


On this edition of Politics Today RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda focuses on the reaction of Canadian politicians to the calls for military action in Syria.

He also focused on a number of briefs submitted to the Supreme Court of Canada by provinces and territories regarding a court review of the rights of the federal government to change the status of Canada’s upper chamber the Senate, a review requested by the government.

The government appointed commission in the predominantly French speaking province of Quebec reported on its progress in looking at the student protests of last year and their impact on Quebec society.

As well, a court challenge by the Pacific coast indigenous Hupacasath First Nation of a Canada-China trade agreement hit a road block in the Federal Court of Canada.

More information:
RCI – Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Baird: Syria must face consequences (audio) – here
RCI – PM Harper: Need for action on Syria, but no Canadian military mission planned (audio) – here
RCI – Commission on 2012 student protests faces some scepticism – here
RCI – Small group of Indigenous people fighting Canada-China trade agreement (audio) – here

Other links:
RCI – New fees for international musicians bad news for smaller clubs, live venues – here
RCI – Giant tax hike on Canada’s credit unions unfair, says official opposition critic (audio) – here

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