OceanaGold/Pacific Rim Protest, Unpaid Internships and These Walls Will Fall-NOII

YORK COMMUNITY REPORT: Canadian/Australian mining company, OceanaGold- known for their human rights abuses abroad, has been involved in a 300 million dollar lawsuit with the small country of el Salvador for the country’s refusal to allow the company to mine there. This lawsuit is being tried by a world bank tribunal on September 15th in Washington DC by the international centre for the settlement of investment disputes. James Kneen of Mining watch Canada joined News Now to discuss the lawsuit and ongoing conflict as well as a protest that happened at 1st Canadian Place in downtown Toronto, on September 10th. Maggie Reid has that report.


FEATURE REPORT: There have been many discussions happening recently about unpaid labour and unpaid internships in Ontario. With the rise of unpaid work, and lack of data on said work- there is a growing crisis in our labour market- particularly for youth emerging from school ready for the workplace, but with increasing amounts of student debt. London-West MPP Peggy Sattler introduced a private member’s bill in Ontario parliament over a month ago that seeks to address some of these issues. News Now’s Maggie Reid spoke with Peggy Sattler about the bill she introduced.


INDEPENDENT ARTS AND CULTURE REPORT: Ting’s Chak of No One Is Illegal Toronto spoke to News Now about an event coming up that marks the 1 year anniversary of a decision made by 191 migrant detainees to go on hunger strike in protest of their detention…These Walls Will Fall is a celebration that is happening to mark the one year anniversary and what the organization seeks to change about immigration and detention policies in Canada.



Tuesday February 25, 2014-David Lepofsky, No One Is Illegal and George Elliot Clarke

Tune in for the Tuesday February 25, 2014 show with your hosts Leana Lattanzio and Haseena Manek!

York Community Report: David Lepofsky is the chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act Alliance. He gave his final lecture in his series of Accessibility Advocacy at York University on February 14th. News Now airs his lecture about removing existing barriers to accessibility and presenting the creation of new barriers. They focus on what challenges the disability community are facing and what the priorities are for action. If you would like more information follow @AODAalliance on twitter and email them to learn how you can get involved at AODAfeedback@gmail.com

Feature Report: News Now contributor Haseena Manek speaks with Karla Lottini of the Vancouver chapter of No One Is Illegal on the state of border detention in Canada and the death of migrant Lucia Vega Jiminez. For more information please visit http://nooneisillegal.org

Independent Arts and Culture Report: For African Liberation Month, News Now correspondent Rosie Michel speaks with George Elliot Clarke who is the fourth and current Poet Laureate of Toronto. They talk about how his work intersects with African Liberation Month, the term he coined as Africadian and what he hopes to achieve during the remainder of his term.