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Episode 11:

Canadian Census

Camera and Editing by Christa Simonds This is the eleventh video the B Channel News series, ‘Speaker’s Corner’. Our volunteers go out on to the street and ask local residents a question about current issues. This week we went into downtown Victoria to talk to people on whether or not they are participating in the Census and why. If you have any ideas for future Speaker’s Corner questions, please send us an email. See you on the streets!
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Episode 10:

41st Federal Election

Videography by Alan Piffer Reporting by Shanon Meigom Video Editing by Christa Simonds This is the tenth video the B Channel News series, ‘Speaker’s Corner’. Our volunteers go out on to the street and ask local residents a question about current issues. This week we went into downtown Victoria to talk to people about voting in the upcoming federal election. If you have any ideas for future Speaker’s Corner questions, please send us an email. See you on the streets!
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Episode 9:

November 20 Victoria By-election

This is the ninth video in a regular B Channel News series called ‘Speaker’s Corner’, where we go out on to the street and ask local residents a question relevant to current issues. This week we went into downtown Victoria to talk to people about the up-coming municipal by-election. If you have any ideas for future Speaker’s Corner questions, please send us an email. See you on the streets!
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Episode 8:

How Do You Feel About the Harmonized Sales Tax?


August 16, 2010
This is the eighth video in a regular B Channel News series called ‘Speaker’s Corner’, where we go out on to the street and ask local residents a question relevant to current issues. This week we went into downtown Victoria to find out what locals think of the new Harmonized Sales Tax. If you have any ideas for future Speaker's Corner questions, please send us an email. See you on the streets!
[flashvideo file=videos/sc7_g8g20.mov image=sc7_g8g20still.png /] Videography and Video Editing by Neal Gardner. Reporting by Jessy Anna Rucker. Related Links Shout Out For Global Justice B Channel News - June 29, 2010 At The Fence: No One is Illegal and Defenders of the Land B Channel News - June 25, 2010 Toronto Community Mobilization Network and Alternative Media Centre Press Conference B Channel News - June 21, 2010 Opening Night Launch: Stories and Solutions from North and South B Channel News - June 20, 2010 Democracy Now! - a comprehensive report of the protests by Franklyn Lopez Democracy Now! - June 28, 2010 Democracy Now! Amy Goodman speaking with Naomi Klein (:The Real Crime Scene Was Inside the G20 Summit) about what went on inside the G20 summit Democracy Now! - June 28, 2010 A compilation of some of the protest groups and their messages What the Media Ignored - June 27, 2010

Below are links to some of the most important G20 videos you won't see in the mainstream media

Journalist attacked at G20 The Real News - June 27, 2010 Peaceful protesters attacked by riot cops seconds after singing the National Anthem Vimeo - June 27, 2010 Journalists describe arrests and abuse at G20 summit B Channel News - June 28, 2010 G20 Toronto Black Block Get Green Light to Rampage Joe Wenkoff, photojournalist - June 28, 2010

Episode 7:

Regarding the G8 & G20 summits "What do you think the message is of the protesters"

June 28th 2010 This is the seventh in a regular B Channel News series called ‘Speaker’s Corner’, where we go out on to the street and ask local residents a question relevant to current issues. This week we went into downtown Victoria to find out what locals think of the G8/G20 summits. We asked the question "What do you think the message is of the protesters?" Check out the links on this page to find out more about why people are protesting. If there are any informative videos or links you would like to see added please don't hesitate to drop us a line. Look forward to seeing Speaker’s Corner as a weekly feature on B Channel News. If you have any ideas for questions, please send us an email. See you on the streets! Commentary by Neal Gardner, B Channel News It was disheartening but not all together unexpected to find the general public all but completely uninformed about any of the issues that the tens of thousands of Canadians came out to protest. After speaking to the handful of random people on the street it seems that the corporate media has effectively blinded the general public about the issues and messages being put out by protesters. Furthermore the black-out of protesters messages by the mainstream media along with the repeated images of burning police cars and the smashing of windows have solidified an erroneous perception that has eclipsed reality. These images are first, and sometimes all, that seem to come to the average Canadians mind when the word protest is mentioned, regardless of the fact that these acts are perpetrated by a very small percentage participating on the street; Not to mention the likelihood of police provocateurs and the suggestive ease the more-aggressive protesters had in causing such damage, despite the huge police presence and the 1.1 billion dollar security budget. The large and diverse number of Canadians protesting are trying to draw attention to a myriad of issues ranging from global inequities, improvements in healthcare, climate policy, anti-poverty initiatives and many, many more.
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What do you think of Marc Emery's extradition?

May 20th, 2010 This is a supplementary episode in a regular B Channel News series called 'Speaker's Corner', where we go out onto the street and ask local residents a question relevant to current issues. This weeks question is 'What do you think about Marc Emery's extradition?' Earlier this month, Marc Emery was extradited to the United States after a decision made by Canada's Justice Minister, ending a years long extradition battle. Emery plead guilty and is to serve a five year prison term for selling marijuana seeds through the mail to the United States. For the same crime here in Canada, he received a $2,000 fine. In Seattle last year, two of Emery's employees plead guilty to a similar crime and received probation. "It's a dark day for Canada." said Kirk Tousaw, Emery's Canadian lawyer. "Now the fight begins to bring him home."
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Episode 6:

How do you feel about the fish-farm industry?

This is the sixth episode in a regular B Channel News series called 'Speaker's Corner', where we go out onto the street and ask local residents a question relevant to current issues. This week's question is 'How do you feel about the fish-farm industry?' If you have any ideas for future Speaker's Corner questions, send us an email. See you on the streets!
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Episode 5:

What do you think of the 'Guerrila Gardens' at the University of Victoria?

April 7, 2010 This is the fifth in a regular B Channel News series called ‘Speaker’s Corner’, where we go out onto the street and ask local residents a question relevant to current issues. This week we went up to the University of Victoria campus, the scene of a controversial unauthorized food garden, to ask the question 'What do you think of the Guerrilla Gardens?' Look forward to seeing Speaker’s Corner as a weekly feature on B Channel News. If you have any ideas for questions, please send us an email. See you on the streets!
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Episode 4:

What do you think of the VicPD use-of-force incident that was caught on tape last week?

March 29, 2010 This is the fourth in a regular B Channel News series called ‘Speaker’s Corner’, where we go out onto the street and ask local residents a question relevant to current issues. This week's question is 'What do you think of the VicPD use-of-force incident that was caught on tape last week?' Look forward to seeing Speaker’s Corner as a weekly feature on B Channel News. If you have any ideas for questions, please send us an email. See you on the streets!
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Episode 3:

How Do You Feel about Harm Reduction in Victoria?

March 23, 2010 This is the third in a regular B Channel News series called ‘Speaker’s Corner’, where we go out onto the street and ask local residents a question relevant to current issues. This week's question is 'How do you feel about harm reduction in Victoria?' Look forward to seeing Speaker’s Corner as a weekly feature on B Channel News. If you have any ideas for questions, please send us an email. See you on the streets!
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Episode 2

What Are Some Possible Solutions to the Homelessness Issue?

March 10, 2010 This is the second in a regular B Channel News series called 'Speaker's Corner', where we go out onto the street and ask local residents a question relevant to current issues. In our first episode we asked the question "What do you think are the most important local issues?" The most common answer we heard was 'homelessness'. So as a follow-up this week we asked "What Are Some Possible Solutions to the Homelessness Issue?" Look forward to seeing Speaker's Corner as a weekly feature on B Channel News. If you have any ideas for questions, please send us an email. See you on the streets! [hana-code-insert name='End Article' /]
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Episode 1:

What Do You Think Are The Most Important Local Issues?

February 23, 2010 This week B Channel News introduces a new segment called 'Speaker's Corner', where we go out onto the street and ask local residents a question relevant to current issues. Our first episode features the question "What do you think are the most important local issues?" Look forward to seeing Speaker's Corner as a weekly feature on B Channel News. If you have any ideas for questions, please send us an email. See you on the streets! [hana-code-insert name='End Article' /]