Daily Grrr June 3 2014

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Welcome, I am your host Liam and you are listening to The Daily GRRR!Tuesday morning show on 100.3fm, CKMS in Waterloo, Ontario. Soundfm.ca on the web, today is June 3 , 2014.

We are broadcasting from the centre of the Haldimand Tract, the occupied Grand River Territory of the Six Nations (Haudenosaunee).

The Daily GRRR! is a project of the Grand River Media Collective; and is supported by the Community Radio Fund of Canada and CKMS.

Today’s feature is/will focus on/look into/investigate/highlight/be an interview with/ be a discussion with/etc a reading from a book called this is an honour song which is a collections of writings and reflections on the Oka crisis 20 years later. (short description of post-headline feature)

We will begin today with headlines:
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HEADLINES for June 3 , 2014
1. Company hopes ring of fire will be open for business.
2. Deportation or abuse? The new choice for women immigrants to Canada.
3. US promises to clean up the air.
4. The peoples cup: An alternative to the norm.
5. The OPP Vs. Politics.
6. Is the federal Government really worried about sex workers?
7. University of Waterloo wins award for its new recycling program.

1. Company hopes ring of fire will be open for business.
The ring of fire in the James Bay lowlands has been an area of contention for decades. With the Provincial elections upon us many companies are looking to the new leaders to give them access to the ring of fire. The current deal on the table would see the aboriginal groups in the area holding a share in the rail lines that would be used to carry the resources out of the ring of fire. Harvey Yesno the chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation says that the people want more than just a few jobs, They want to see the land protected. The companies are looking to the provincial elections to see if any of the new leaders will help with their cause.

2. Deportation or abuse? The new choice for women immigrants to Canada.
The end of 2012 brought changes to the immigration act. One change was that if new immigrants were being sponsored by a spouse they had to live with that person for two years before they were able to leave. This has opened up a new avenue for abuse. Many of these women who are coming into canada are being abused by their partners and feel that they cannot leave. This abuse includes distributing sexually explicit photos and physical violence. This law was repealed by many women’s groups who were worried about the abuse that would be faced. The immigration minister decided that he would include a clause that allowed for abused women to call a hotline in order to be able to be released from the 2 year requirement. The hotline is …read more

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