Posts from the ‘politics’ category

A look at hidden homelessness among refugees and new immigrants in Vancouver

Rising rents and the decline in rental accommodation is contributing to a rising trend of “hidden homelessness’ among Vancouver’s refugees and new immigrants. According to a…

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These guys live in Vancouver, pay next to nothing for rent and throw epic parties [somewhat NSFW photos]

On yesterday’s episode of Terry Project on CiTR we profiled Vlad and Andrew, two young guys who pay around $360 each a month to live in a big house…

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Terry Project on CiTR #47: Zombie City

Are high housing prices turning Vancouver into a “zombie city?” Are young people and working class families being priced out of the market? Listen to our investigation: Subscribe…

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The Terry Project on CiTR #27: [Update] Silencing the Scientists

This is an update to one of our most popular episodes, silencing the scientists. Has Harper politicized federal science? Since 2006, the Canadian government has laid…

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The Four Pillars Revisited

  In 2001, after much campaigning by activists, academics and public health officials, Vancouver’s municipal council approved the boldest, most progressive drug policy in North America:…

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Rise of the Citizen Policy Analyst: Altay Sedat Otun at TEDxTerry Talks 2013

Altay Sedat Otun speaks about the need to create opportunities for students to get more involved in critical policy debates affecting the world. He argues that…

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Child Slavery: The Bitter Truth behind the Chocolate Industry

- – – DESCRIPTION OF THE ISSUE How much money does the chocolate industry make every year? The global chocolate industry in 2010 made $83.2 billion,…

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On Pipelines, Oil, and Risk: An FAQ

- – – THE GLOBAL Q: What is a pipeline? A pipeline is a means of transporting products from one point to another via a piping…

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Oil Tanker Spills: An FAQ

- – – GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ISSUE What are oil tankers? Oil tankers are ocean vessels that transport petroleum oil (10). Petroleum is a liquid…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Is Food a Right?

On October 7, 2013, Gordon Neighbourhood House hosted the West End Food Festival. One of the numerous events part of this festival included a panel discussion…

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