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Tamara Taggart: Vancouver and Police Presence

tamara taggart: Malta refused on Sunday.article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver has changed; its approach to schools must change, too Heavily armed police presence at Vancouver's Italian Day sparks public debateCTV Vancouver parts ways with Tamara Taggart and Mike Killeen Gangs of Vancouver Spain's new Socialist prime minister, Pedro Sanchez stepped in Monday, ordering authorities in Valencia to prepare for the ship's arrival, according to Vancouver Courier. It's our duty to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe and offer a secure port for these people, Sanchez said. The Aquarius, a rescue vessel operated by aid group SOS Mediterranee, has been stuck in the Mediterranean Sea since Saturday, when Italy refused its crew permission to dock and demanded that Malta do so. Both the ship and its passengers were caught up in a political dispute that might not have happened weeks ago. Evidently it pays to raise one's voice, something Italy hasn't done as long as one can remember, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, the League's leader, said Monday at party headquarters. One of the coalition partners in the populist government that took over in Italy on June 1, the right-wing League, promised voters other European Union countries would be made to share the burden of caring for asylum-seekers who set out for Europe on unseaworthy smugglers' boats. ( As reported in the news.