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theBreaker.news Podcast: Remembering APEC ’97

On this edition of theBreaker.news Podcast, host Bob Mackin interviews Craig Jones, who recounts his experience 20 years ago on Nov. 25, 1997.

As a law student at the University of British Columbia, Jones decided to peacefully and quietly protest the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, which brought Indonesian dictator Suharto and Chinese president Jiang Zemin to Vancouver. 

More than 2,500 protesters marched on campus and nearly 50 were arrested. A public inquiry later found the RCMP abused civil liberties, under pressure from the office of Prime Minister Jean Chretien. Jones became president of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association and is now a law professor at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.

Also, hear Bob Mackin’s take on Vision Vancouver’s new 10-year housing strategy, headlines from around the Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest, and a special tribute to the province’s search and rescue volunteers.

Don’t miss this edition of theBreaker.news Podcast. 

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