Bob Hansen spoke recently with Lynn Thompson on "Living on Purpose" on CHLY in Nanaimo about the (then upcoming) premiere showing of Paul Manly's new film "You, Me and the S.P.P." as well as TILMA, and proportional representation in the Canadian voting system.
About Paul's film:
"Manly starts the film with random interviews on the street with two questions: 'Have your heard about the SPP, the Security Prosperity Partnership?' and 'Have you heard about TILMA the Trade Investment Labour Mobility Agreement?' None of the people he asks have heard anything about these two agreements and so his next question is why not? Unable to obtain interviews with any government ministers responsible for these agreements or with any other proponents, Manly sets out to find out what all the silence is about and what these agreements will mean to the citizens of Canada."
Bob Hansen has worked in everything from gas jockey to shoe sales, from auto body repairs to (dead) tree falling, and finally medical electronics. Presently chair of Mid-Island Nanaimo Chapter of Council of Canadians; member of steering committee of Mid Island Health Coalition; board member at CHLY 101.7 FM Radio Malaspina Society (www.chly.ca), the community based campus radio station of Vancouver Island University.
Background music in introduction: Royal Canadian Bass Force
See bio for Kenny Brault: www.thirdrockmusic.ca/bio.html
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