Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Terry Wolfwood, Dawn Paley, Janine Bandcroft June 18, 2012

Last week, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board held its biennial Public Meeting, manifesting in Victoria via teleconference; its chairperson of the board of directors, Robert Astley, and president and CEO, David Denison were discussing the board’s annual report, and how well it is carrying out its mandate.

They also took questions from their bosses; the current and past working stiffs of Canada.

The Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation was there, and addressed to the board for its consideration a change of direction, one both honouring international treaties signed by Canada, and taking seriously the board’s stated concern for an ethical approach to our collective investment portfolio that includes respect for the environment, social justice, and governance factors.

Terry Wolfwood is Director of the BBCF and is here in the first half.

And; Mexico’s ‘Drug War,’ raging since 2008, is less a war against narco-gangs, as presented, but more properly a perpetual war against the people; and, it is a war Canada is intimately complicit in. Canadian freelance journalist, Dawn Paley has been filing stories from south of south of the border on the abuses of Canadian-flagged mining corporations, and now she breaks the story of the Canadian dimension to Mexico’s so-called Drug War.

Dawn Paley and “Ottawa’s role in the permanent war against the people of Mexico” in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of the goings on going on on the streetz of the city and beyond.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

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Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.uvic.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, which you can now support at Petreon.com. Check out the GR blog at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/ G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, Eva Bartlett, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Jon Elmer, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Eva Golinger, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Patrick Henningsen, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Diana Johnstone, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Frances Moore Lappe, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Janos Maté, Jennifer Moore, Alexandra Morton, Sharmine Narwani, Andrew Nikiforuk, Ken O'Keefe, Greg Palast, Dawn Paley, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.