The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Thurs June 13th 2019

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Published Jun 13, 2019, 8:55 PM

Chapter 1

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Chapter 2

Navy vets boycotting Victoria over Remembrance Day spending flap

Victoria councillor Ben Isitt made news last week when he put forward a motion to make the military — not Victoria city hall — pay for Remembrance Day celebrations in his city.

Now, in response to Isitt’s motions, a group of Navy veterans celebrating their 50th anniversary reunion have decided to boycott the city of Victoria.

Guest: John Appler

Retired Navy veteran, part of the deployment of Canadian military personnel who shipped out to the coast of Vietnam in 1973 - he’s leading this boycott of Victoria

 

Chapter 3

Teachers' union claim that government proposals need to be taken off the table is 'disconcerting': lead government negotiator

Earlier this week we spoke with the BC Teachers' Federation and they talked about their frustration on getting a deal. The current contract between teachers and the government expires at the end of this month - are we on-track for another strike?

Mike gets the other side of the argument from Renzo Del Negro, CEO and lead negotiator for the BC Public School Employers' Association

Guest: Renzo Del Negro

CEO (and lead negotiator), BC Public School Employers' Association

 

Chapter 4

How did the provincial-federal summit on money laundering go?

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the RCMP will be getting an additional $10 million.

The funding is in addition to about $160 million that was set aside in the federal budget, to understand how money laundering is happening in the country.

Guest: David Eby

Attorney General of British Columbia

 

Chapter 5

Is the tax burden in Canada too high, too low, or just about right?

Tomorrow is being hailed as "Tax Freedom Day" by the Fraser Institute think-tank.

What they've done here is they've tallied all the tax you pay - and have worked out that if you paid all your tax upfront on an average income, then tomorrow is the day that you'd have cleared all your tax bills and would start earning for yourself.

We’re almost half-way through the year, though… so does this mean that the tax burden is simply too high here in Canada? Is there a better way to balance the tax burden for workers?

Guest: Toby Sanger

From the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - he’s the Executive Director of their ‘Canadians for Tax Fairness’ campaign

Guest: Finn Poschmann

Resident scholar at the Fraser Institute

 

Chapter 6

Science With Simi: SpaceX launches 3 Canadian radar satellites to survey the North

The Falcon 9 rocket took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and a few minutes after takeoff, SpaceX confirmed in a tweet that the first stage landed successfully on a landing pad northwest of Los Angeles.

Guest: Kat Kelly

Astronomer with the HR Macmillan Space Centre

 

Chapter 7

Canadian municipalities are being hit by cyber attacks - here’s why that’s important

We talk a lot about cyber crime, and cyber attacks, and when we do, we usually talk about how it could hurt you and your personal data.

But now imagine cyber hackers tried to bring down the systems and services of an entire town or city?

This is actually happening to various extents. And one of the latest Canadian municipalities to be targeted is the City of Stratford in Ontario.

This past April, the city’s servers got hijacked in what police described as a ransomware attack.

So what happens when a city gets caught up in something like this? And what are the hackers looking for?

Guest: Prof Tom Keenan

Cyber crime expert at the University of Calgary

Author of best-selling book, Technocreep

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