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GroundWire | August 17, 2015: Fair Elections Act, Energy East pipeline, prisoners' rights

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Headlines
Thunder Bay students and unions concerned Fair Elections Act will deter students | Carly Forbes
SRO Tenants in Vancouver file one of the largest Residential Tenancy complaints in BC History | Catherine Fisher, CJLY
Prison Radio CKUT on access to voting for prisoners and their right to vote | CKUT

Features
Attendees of Winnipeg's Anishaabe Water Walk aim to stop construction of the Energy East Pipeline | Michael Welch and Victoria King, CKUW
Final feature of GroundWire's August 2015 Prison Justice coverage; Letters From the Inside aims to increase inmate's access to information | Maegan Thomas, CJSF and Catherine Fisher, CJLY

Community Radio Report
The National Campus and Community Radio Association's new Executive Director, Barry Rooke, spoke to Victoria Fenner from rabble radio about what campus and community radio is doing to integrate new media into what has traditionally been one-way communication | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah

Music was provided by House of Rain and Kathleen Yearwood.
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