Ep 57: The Mayor’s secret party of disappointment

The results of the Vancouver byelection are in and not even 11% of Vancouverites bothered to vote. Nevertheless, Ian and Scott can surely overanalyze these results to tell you who wins in 2018. Then we get into the BC NDP and Greens battle over ridesharing and whether it will ever […]


Ep 56: How not to sell a tax plan

We finally get around to talking about the Liberal’s small business tax changes and then we look at how BC casinos are being used for money laundering by organized crime. Links Vancouver byelection Voting details Abundant Housing Vancouver questionnaire Vancouver Tenant’s Union questionnaire City of Vancouver Renter’s Advisory Committee: Hector […]


Ep 55: Vancouver decides – Hashtag socialism or Hector the Connector?

Our extended take on Thursday night’s Housing & Homelessness Forum as part of the Vancouver council byelection. Then we look at Jagmeet Singh’s win in the NDP leadership race and the BC NDP’s first steps to an electoral reform referendum. Plus a roundup of quicktakes from provincial and federal politics. […]


Bonus Pod: Vancouver Byelection Housing & Homelessness Forum

We recorded the October 5, 2017 West End Housing & Homelessness Forum as part of the coverage of the 2017 Vancouver Byelection. The debate was moderated by UBC Economist (and past guest of the show) Tom Davidoff and Law Professor Margot Young. It was hosted by West End Seniors’ Network, Watson […]


Ep 54: More leadership races means more content

We have candidates but we don’t have an agreed hashtag yet, so can we really call it a leadership race? In any case, Scott phones this one in (literally from Kingston) in a shorter episode looking at the initial state of the BC Liberal leadership race and a roundup of […]