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A First Nations Woman Is Suing BC’s RCMP for Battery and Wrongful Arrest

Three years ago, Jamie Haller asked the RCMP for help, instead she ended up with severe bruising, a haemorrhage of the eye, blurred vision, cuts to the inside of her mouth and a deep distrust of the RCMP and Canada’s justice system.
Dave Dean
9.2.14
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You Can Now Hunt Deer In the City of Thunder Bay

To deal with the nuisance of urban deer overpopulations, the city of Thunder Bay, Ont. has proposed expanding the fall deer hunt’s boundaries into populated areas, setting the stage for semi-urban hunting grounds.
Dave Dean
8.29.14
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A Robot Is About to Try and Hitchhike Across Canada

We spoke with the researchers who created a robot that plans to hitchhike solo from Halifax to Victoria, as well as a seasoned hitchhiker about the hopes and potential perils of a robot’s cross-Canada odyssey.
Dave Dean
6.25.14
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Harper Approving the Northern Gateway Pipeline Should Surprise No One

The Harper government approved the construction of the dual Northern Gateway pipelines yesterday, but the Feds and Enbridge are far from stepping on the gas.
Dave Dean
6.18.14
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Migrant and Refugee Workers in Canada Should At Least Have Bathroom Privileges

Abuse of migrant and refugee workers in Canada is rampant, and few provinces have methods in place to combat it. Dave Dean looks at our nation's fragmented approach to protecting our most vulnerable labour force.
Dave Dean
5.30.14
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'No Enbridge' Might Have Been The Last Peaceful Northern Gateway Protest

Despite sustained rallying from the public, the Feds will likely approve Northern Gateway in June. According to some, that approval may lead to acts of civil disobedience and more direct forms of protest. We visited an anti-Gateway protest in Vancouver...
Dave Dean
5.14.14
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Tanya Tagaq's Cute Sealfie Pissed Off A Lot of Idiots

We interviewed the Bjork collaborator about why attacking her for a #sealfie reflects a colonial ‘You can’t do that!’ attitude that still thrives in Canada.
Dave Dean
4.9.14
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We Spoke to the Inuit Women Behind 'Sealfies'

A few weeks ago, Ellen DeGeneres used a selfie-driven social media campaign to raise and donate $1.5 million to an organization petitioning the Canadian government end seal hunting. This upset many in the Inuit community, who feel they're being...
Dave Dean
3.31.14
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The Canada Border Service Agency Held a Paraplegic Woman Hostage

Tensions between the Akwesasne community and border control agents near Cornwall Island have been contentious for years, but they recently came to a head after border officials allegedly detained and intimidated a wheelchair bound woman in an attempt...
Dave Dean
3.7.14
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Alberta Is Set To Make It Legal To Slaughter Its Wild Horses

Alberta's wild horse population has become an issue for farmers. The provincial government has advised that licenses be distributed that allow interested parties to cull them in designated areas. Dave Dean examines the debate.
Dave Dean
2.19.14
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Skinny Puppy Is Invoicing the US Government For $666,000

Last week it was revealed that the American government has been using Skinny Puppy's music as a tool of torture in Guantanmo Bay. That pissed off the band, and now they're billing the US military for it. We interviewed them about it.
Dave Dean
2.10.14
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Enbridge's Line 7 Pipeline Has Been Approved to Up its Capacity By 40,000 Barrels A Day

The National Energy Board has approved a significant increase in the capacity of Enbridge's Line 7 without holding any public hearings or consulting landowners, once again calling into question their level of concern for public interest.
Dave Dean
2.7.14
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