Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA)

Sinopse

Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA) was founded in 1968. It is an independent forum, moderated by volunteers, meeting Thursdays at noon some 40 weeks a year and at occasional special evening sessions, to debate local, provincial, national, and international issues of concern to the residents of Lethbridge and Southern Alberta.

Episódios

  • The New Future of Canadian Beef Exports (Part 2 QA)

    The New Future of Canadian Beef Exports (Part 2 Q&A)

    13/10/2005

    The Canadian beef cattle industry has been in serious trouble since May 2003 when a case of BSE was discovered in Alberta. The export of live cattle was stopped for over two years. However, boneless boxed beef from cattle under 30 months of age was allowed to reenter the U.S. after about three months. Cattle ranchers and feedlot operators suffered seriously during this period. Dairymen also suffered as they could not export heifers or older cows or bulls. The total cattle population has increased over the last two years. This has added to the problem. The U.S. border is now open for live cattle over 30 months of age, but will it remain so? What is the future for the export of Canadian beef? Speaker: Ted Haney is President of the Canada Beef Export Federation. He was raised in Southern Alberta on a mixed farm. Ted graduated from the University of Alberta in 1982 with a B.Sc. in Agriculture and again in 1992 with a M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics. Before joining the Canada Beef Export Federation

  • The New Future of Canadian Beef Exports (Part 1)

    The New Future of Canadian Beef Exports (Part 1)

    13/10/2005

    The Canadian beef cattle industry has been in serious trouble since May 2003 when a case of BSE was discovered in Alberta. The export of live cattle was stopped for over two years. However, boneless boxed beef from cattle under 30 months of age was allowed to reenter the U.S. after about three months. Cattle ranchers and feedlot operators suffered seriously during this period. Dairymen also suffered as they could not export heifers or older cows or bulls. The total cattle population has increased over the last two years. This has added to the problem. The U.S. border is now open for live cattle over 30 months of age, but will it remain so? What is the future for the export of Canadian beef? Speaker: Ted Haney is President of the Canada Beef Export Federation. He was raised in Southern Alberta on a mixed farm. Ted graduated from the University of Alberta in 1982 with a B.Sc. in Agriculture and again in 1992 with a M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics. Before joining the Canada Beef Export Federation

  • Road to Prosperity Five Steps to Change Aboriginal Policy (Part 2 QA)

    Road to Prosperity; Five Steps to Change Aboriginal Policy (Part 2 Q&A)

    06/10/2005

    Aboriginal issues are a growing area of public policy and perhaps the most important moral dilemma facing Canada. Following this vision, the federal government has an opportunity to stop ignoring the issues of accountability and transparency on reserves. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is a federally incorporated, non-partisan citizen advocacy group dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and accountable government. Speaker: Tanis Fiss is the director of the Centre for Aboriginal Policy Change with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF). The centre monitors, researches, and provides alternatives to current aboriginal policy and court decisions. As a Métis woman, Fiss is concerned over the inequality current federal legislation and policy has created for aboriginals. Tanis has presented before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and the Senate Committee for Aboriginal Peoples. In addition, Tanis has met with Assembly of First Nations National Chief, Phil Fontaine, and presented b

  • Road to Prosperity Five Steps to Change Aboriginal Policy (Part 1)

    Road to Prosperity; Five Steps to Change Aboriginal Policy (Part 1)

    06/10/2005

    Aboriginal issues are a growing area of public policy and perhaps the most important moral dilemma facing Canada. Following this vision, the federal government has an opportunity to stop ignoring the issues of accountability and transparency on reserves. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is a federally incorporated, non-partisan citizen advocacy group dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and accountable government. Speaker: Tanis Fiss is the director of the Centre for Aboriginal Policy Change with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF). The centre monitors, researches, and provides alternatives to current aboriginal policy and court decisions. As a Métis woman, Fiss is concerned over the inequality current federal legislation and policy has created for aboriginals. Tanis has presented before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and the Senate Committee for Aboriginal Peoples. In addition, Tanis has met with Assembly of First Nations National Chief, Phil Fontaine, and presented b

  • Climate Catastrophe Cancelled (Part 2 QA)

    Climate Catastrophe Cancelled (Part 2 Q&A)

    29/09/2005

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  • Climate Catastrophe Cancelled (Part 1)

    Climate Catastrophe Cancelled (Part 1)

    29/09/2005

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  • MLA Task Force on Long Term Care (Part 2 QA)

    MLA Task Force on Long Term Care (Part 2 Q&A)

    22/09/2005

    Bridget Pastoor, the MLA for Lethbridge East, will speak about the draft report released on September 7, and her experiences on the MLA Task Force for Continuing Care Health Service and Accommodation Standards. The task force group visited numerous communities in Alberta and was co-chaired by Ray Prins, MLA Lacombe-Ponoka and Chair of the Seniors Advisory Council for Alberta, and Len Webber, MLA Calgary-Foothills. Speaker: Bridget Pastoor, MLA, Lethbridge East. A Registered Nurse, geriatric specialist and former City of Lethbridge Alderwoman, Bridget Pastoor was elected to her first term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Lethbridge-East in 2004. Ms Pastoor worked as an RN at the Edith Cavell Care Centre from 1990 to 2004 while concurrently serving as an elected Alderwoman and on many civic and community boards, including the library board, the exhibition board and the municipal planning commission. She was a member of the University of Lethbridge senate from 1985

  • MLA Task Force on Long Term Care (Part 1)

    MLA Task Force on Long Term Care (Part 1)

    22/09/2005

    Bridget Pastoor, the MLA for Lethbridge East, will speak about the draft report released on September 7, and her experiences on the MLA Task Force for Continuing Care Health Service and Accommodation Standards. The task force group visited numerous communities in Alberta and was co-chaired by Ray Prins, MLA Lacombe-Ponoka and Chair of the Seniors Advisory Council for Alberta, and Len Webber, MLA Calgary-Foothills. Speaker: Bridget Pastoor, MLA, Lethbridge East. A Registered Nurse, geriatric specialist and former City of Lethbridge Alderwoman, Bridget Pastoor was elected to her first term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Lethbridge-East in 2004. Ms Pastoor worked as an RN at the Edith Cavell Care Centre from 1990 to 2004 while concurrently serving as an elected Alderwoman and on many civic and community boards, including the library board, the exhibition board and the municipal planning commission. She was a member of the University of Lethbridge senate from 1985

  • The Next Tsunami (Part 2 QA)

    The Next Tsunami (Part 2 Q&A)

    19/09/2005

    The images of death and destruction from the Asian tsunami have given way to unbelievably similar scenes coming from the Gulf Coast of the United States in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. But the problem is far from over in Asia. Veteran United Nations aid worker Trevor Page was called back into action earlier this year to help restructure the tsunami relief operation in Indonesia. The UN’s immediate response to the humanitarian needs in Aceh saved hundreds of thousands of people from starvation and disease. But the UN World Food Programme wanted to move on from relief to rehabilitation and reconstruction to help the displaced population get on with their lives. Illustrating his talk with slides, Trevor will speak about the operation in Aceh, how it was compounded by a major earthquake on the island of Nias in North Sumatra, and the warnings from the world’s leading seismologists that another tsunami could devastate the coastline of West Sumatra at any time. Speaker: Trevor Page worked for the

  • The Next Tsunami (Part 1)

    The Next Tsunami (Part 1)

    19/09/2005

    The images of death and destruction from the Asian tsunami have given way to unbelievably similar scenes coming from the Gulf Coast of the United States in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. But the problem is far from over in Asia. Veteran United Nations aid worker Trevor Page was called back into action earlier this year to help restructure the tsunami relief operation in Indonesia. The UN’s immediate response to the humanitarian needs in Aceh saved hundreds of thousands of people from starvation and disease. But the UN World Food Programme wanted to move on from relief to rehabilitation and reconstruction to help the displaced population get on with their lives. Illustrating his talk with slides, Trevor will speak about the operation in Aceh, how it was compounded by a major earthquake on the island of Nias in North Sumatra, and the warnings from the world’s leading seismologists that another tsunami could devastate the coastline of West Sumatra at any time. Speaker: Trevor Page worked for the

  • Wealth by Stealth (Part 2 QA)

    Wealth by Stealth (Part 2 Q&A)

    15/09/2005

    Harry Glasbeek, author of "Wealth by Stealth: Corporate Crime, Corporate Law, and the Perversion of Democracy" will speak at SACPA on Thursday, September 15th. Harry Glasbeek is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto. He has written and taught on corporate law, corporate social responsibility, and corporate criminality, and is on tour in Alberta to debunk the myth that corporate bad behaviour is an exception to the rule. Download the Audio of this session. Download the Audio of Audience Q&A from this session.

  • Wealth by Stealth (Part 1)

    Wealth by Stealth (Part 1)

    15/09/2005

    Harry Glasbeek, author of "Wealth by Stealth: Corporate Crime, Corporate Law, and the Perversion of Democracy" will speak at SACPA on Thursday, September 15th. Harry Glasbeek is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto. He has written and taught on corporate law, corporate social responsibility, and corporate criminality, and is on tour in Alberta to debunk the myth that corporate bad behaviour is an exception to the rule. Download the Audio of this session. Download the Audio of Audience Q&A from this session.

  • What are the burning issues? (Part 2 QA)

    What are the burning issues? (Part 2 Q&A)

    08/09/2005

    Come and help us open a new season of thought-provoking presentations! As the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs begins a new year, we would like to consult with you, the community, about the burning issues that face our community, province and nation. What makes your short list of urgent issues someone should deal with or talk about? We have invited three bright and thoughtful people to each speak briefly about pending issues as they see them, and to help us think in fresh ways about these matters. Gordon Campbell – a long time leader and thinker in SACPA and in this community; former university educator and global social activist. Peter Deys – Global TV station manager in this city and an award-winning journalist, with media experience in Edmonton & Medicine hat before coming to Lethbridge in 1998. Tim Thiessen – pastor at College Drive Church, transplanted Winnipegger. Three years in Lethbridge, Tim is married with 3 grown daughters and has been to Africa 7 times. Download the Audio of this

  • What are the burning issues? (Part 1)

    What are the burning issues? (Part 1)

    08/09/2005

    Come and help us open a new season of thought-provoking presentations! As the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs begins a new year, we would like to consult with you, the community, about the burning issues that face our community, province and nation. What makes your short list of urgent issues someone should deal with or talk about? We have invited three bright and thoughtful people to each speak briefly about pending issues as they see them, and to help us think in fresh ways about these matters. Gordon Campbell – a long time leader and thinker in SACPA and in this community; former university educator and global social activist. Peter Deys – Global TV station manager in this city and an award-winning journalist, with media experience in Edmonton & Medicine hat before coming to Lethbridge in 1998. Tim Thiessen – pastor at College Drive Church, transplanted Winnipegger. Three years in Lethbridge, Tim is married with 3 grown daughters and has been to Africa 7 times. Download the Audio of this

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