Off the Hour, today 5-6pm: Gentrification in Canadian Cities Today

Tune in to CKUT’s community news collective program, Off the Hour, today from 5-6pm

Featured on today’s show

-A live round-table discussion on gentrification in Canadian cities with guests Fred Burrill from P.O.P.I.R. & Liisa Schofield from the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP). Hosted by CKUT’s Mostafa Henaway. Our guests will discuss the current housing crisis in the midst of widespread gentrification and rapid rise of condos in working class neighborhoods and current struggles for social housing, democracy on the urban level and the fight back against gentrification and speculation.

-An interview with Eric LeCompte from Jubilee USA Network, speaking on a legal battle underway in US courts between Argentina and a group of hedge funds, making moves to force Argentina to pay for defaulted debt collected during the 2001/2 economic crisis. Produced by CKUT’s Stefan Christoff

-An interview with Tomas Borsa, the director of Line in the Sand: Stories from the Northen Gateway, on community opposition to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway oil pipeline in northern BC.

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