John Carpay, The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms,
John has devoted his legal career to defending constitutional freedoms through litigation and education. He considers it a privilege to advocate for courageous and principled clients who take great risks – and make tremendous personal sacrifices – by resisting the unjust demands of intolerant government authorities. John will be talking to us about the current litigation against the BC and Ontario governments regarding lockdowns and visits to care homes.
Lisa Lapointe, Chief BC Coroner
Join us in a conversation about the opioid crisis in BC and why it should be treated with as much respect and severity as the Covid-19 pandemic. Lisa Lapointe offers an account of what is happening on the ground as well as hopeful solutions for how we can best support a change to decriminalize opioid use.
Levi Martin & Joe Martin
How do prayer and injustice live side by side during a tragedy?
Thank you to Tla-o-qui-aht Councillor Joe Martin for raising awareness about the need for justice for Chantel Moore as well as for other indigenous women and men. Levi - thank you for leading our hearts and spirit in prayer and song. Our ears are open and our doors are open. Please continue to use these stations as opportunities to voice your prayers, language, and outrage regarding violence towards indigenous people and BIPOC people in Canada.
Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee.
Award winning Canadian journalist who writes for the Tyee talks to us about journalistic integrity, crunching the data, and the importance of good journalism during a crisis.
Del Bigtree, Emmy winner and host of The HighWire, is an American Journalist often uncovering stories not displayed in the mainstream media. He has interviewed doctors, scientists, and epidemiologists throughout the pandemic who share different viewpoints about Covid-19.MP
Dr. Jay Kaffman, McGill, Montreal
Dr. Jay Kaufman works at Mcgill University in the department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, & Public Health. Dr. Kaufman's work focuses on social epidemiology, analytic methodology, causal inference and on a variety of health outcomes including perinatal outcomes and cardiovascular, psychiatric and infectious diseases.
MP Gord Johns & MLA John Fraser
Gord Johns and Scott Fraser will both be on the line tomorrow as we talk about the Premier's announcement and how it impacts our west coast communities. Gord Johns will also address the way in which small businesses in Tofino and Ucluelet have fallen through the social assistance cracks.
Mark Sakamoto launches Good People
"On Good People, author Mark Sakamoto travels across North America looking at some of the biggest problems of our age— homelessness, addiction, what we do with the masses of waste we create — and meets people tackling these problems head on. He talks to people who've found innovative solutions, and learns about the path that led them to those solutions."- CBC
Jennifer Charlesworth, Vancouver
Jennifer Charlesworth, B.C.'s representative for children & youth will discuss the impact of the economic lockdown, physical distancing, and social isolation on the most vulnerable sector of our population - children.
Dr. William White, Toronto
William White was chairman of the Economic and Development Review Committee at the OECD, which makes policy recommendations to associated countries. He writes and speaks widely on macroeconomic issues.
The West Coast Health Panel (in order of appearance):
Natalie Rousseau - Yoga Teacher, Wisdom Seeker, & Kitchen Witch discusses practical yoga tools during the economic lockdown & pandemic. https://www.natalierousseau.com
Amorita Adair - Gaia Grocery owner & organic food supporter discusses supply chains and the new normal shopping protocols.
Robyn Sorge - Arbutus Acupuncture discusses Chinese Medicine. www.arbutushealth.com
Dr. Timothy Sly, Ryerson, Toronto
Epidemiologist Dr.Timothy Sly talks herd immunity, keeping lockdowns in place, and why the data revealed in the ER doctors' video that went viral in late April was just bad science. Dr. Sly's opinion piece in Maclean's is linked here:
Dr. Johan Giesecke, Sweeden
Dr. Giesecke is one of the world's most senior epidemiologists, advisor to the Swedish Government, the first Chief Scientist to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and an advisor to the director general of the WHO talks to West Coast Radio about why he thinks lockdowns are the wrong policy.
Mark Sakamoto, Toronto
Mark is the Executive Vice President for Think Research. A lawyer by training, Mark has enjoyed a rich and varied career, having worked at a national law firm and served as a senior political advisor to a national party leader. He authored his first book, Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents, which went on to be a #1 national best seller.
Blake Rules, singer of the Covid-19 anthem, "Wash your Hands."
Artist Roy Henry Vickers & Tla-o-qui-aht Councillor & Artist Joe Martin. Hope, Resilience, Prayer and how to widen the conversation about the pandemic. How can we view the pandemic as an opportunity for Two-Eyed Seeing?
Greta Bauer, We PHD in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from Western University. discusses her well circulated article in The New York Times, "Please, don't intentionally infect yourself. Signed, an epidemiologist."
Azim Shariff, social psychologist from UBC discusses: Why it’s so challenging to get people to consistently follow the self-isolating rules as well as what are the most effective ways of convincing people to follow these rules.
Elin Kelsey. Award winning author talks hope, resilience, and age appropriate pandemic language.
Gord Johns, MP. Talks small business loans and commercial rent deferrals for those who do not qualify for CEBA
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