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GroundWire | September 15, 2015: Toxic Tour, accessible education, Chevron ruling

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This episode of GroundWire was produced on traditional Mohawk territory at CKUT in Montreal.

Headlines

Hundreds of Indigenous people and their supporters converged in the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, near Sarnia, for the Chemical Valley Toxic Tour.

The struggle over accessible public education is heating up again in Quebec, but this time at the primary and secondary levels.

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Ecuadorean villagers affected by contamination caused by the Chevron Corporation can legally pursue the company's assets in a Canadian court.

The Unis'tot'en camp on unceeded Wetsuweten territory in northern B.C. remains on high alert against the threat of a possible RCMP invasion.

Features

Over two hundred refugee supporters in Winnipeg gathered in front of city hall to register their demands for a more compassionate and just refugee policy. What follows is some of the audio from the event as recorded and prepared by CKUW News Director Michael Welch.

One student's ongoing fight to uncover military research at McGill. | Pauline Ferrari, CKUT

Mick Sweetman from CJRU The Scope at Ryerson University in Toronto spoke with Heather Lane Vetere, the vice-provost, about the school's new sexual assault policy policy and steps the university is taking to prevent sexual assault on campus.

Community Radio Report

GroundWire speaks with the NCRA's new national advertising coordinator, Francella Fiallos.

Special thanks this week to Carly Forbes, Mick Sweetman, Pauline Ferrari, Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, Michael Welch, and Mat Wilush.

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