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Trudeau taps former top diplomat to deal with discontent in Western Canada
In the October general election in Canada, the Liberals under Justin Trudeau were re-elected, but this time in a minority government situation and one in which they were virtually eliminated in the four provinces west of Ontario. Very few Liberals were elected in Manitoba and British Columbia, and none at all in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
With a resurrection of the separatist Bloc Quebecois in Quebec, this has left the country deeply divided. Levon discussed the nomination of former Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland to the posts of deputy Prime Minister and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister. Originally from Alberta her job will be to try to restore some unity to the country
Hong Kong protests: a former Canadian diplomat’s viewpoint
The protests in Hong Kong have quieted somewhat and at last report, only a few students remain barricaded in Hong Kong university after a tense week of violent clashes with police once again. While the situation has calmed somewhat it is doubtful they will remain that way, or that the protests are anywhere close to ending.
Colin Robertson is a former Canadian Consul in Hong Kong and he says there seems to be a standoff as protesters are making demands that the Hong Kong government, and certainly China, are unwilling to compromise on.
In a conversation with Marc, he expresses concern that this will not end well for anybody.
Haley Wickenheiser goes to the Hockey Hall of Fame in familiar company
She has been a hockey player since her early teens, but more than that, became one of the best female hockey players in the world. She also played on men’s teams for awhile has played on gold medal winning Canadian Olympic teams and world championships.
Terry Haig looks at the career of this amazing player who now joins the very rare elite women inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
VIDEO of this week’s show (starts at 0;50)