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Ep 104: All smoke and no stores

The Conservatives gain a new MP through a surprise floor crossing from the Liberals. BC is going to have one single cannabis store open on October 17 but you’ll have to drive to Kamloops to visit it. But first, we respond to feedback around Doug Ford’s decision to invoke the notwithstanding clause (and why it’s off the table again).

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Ep 103: It’s not the people’s People’s Party

Maxime Bernier’s launched his new party: The People’s Party of Canada and everyone’s already made the requisite PP jokes. Meanwhile in Ontario a court ruling invalidated Doug Ford’s attempt to halve the size of Toronto’s City Council, so naturally he is invoking the Notwithstanding Clause to overrule the courts....

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Ep 102: We’re not international trade experts

We check in on Canada’s desperate attempts to save NAFTA and how BC’s paper industry narrowly avoided massive US tariffs. Check out our partner! Links/Notes Segment 1: Putting the No in North American Free Trade Agreement There’s plenty of coverage of NAFTA out there and it’s changing constantly. Here...

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Ep 101: Rabid dog days of summer

In this episode, we talk to our resident legal analyst Micah Goldberg (@micahgoldberg) about BC’s lawsuit against big pharma, the Federal Court of Appeal’s ruling crushing the TransMountain pipeline expansion and the Sasquatch case. Then we look at what happened at the federal Conservative convention and we talk about...

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Ep 100: Live at The Belmont ft Shannon Waters

BC Today’s Shannon Waters joins us for our 100th episode live show! We talk about what the legislature’s been up to over the summer and what’s coming up this fall. Then we get into Maxime Bernier’s decision to split from the Conservative Party of Canada to launch a new...

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Ep 99: Conservative diversity ft Stewart Prest

Next week, join us at The Belmont in Vancouver for our episode 100 live show at 7pm on August 23. RSVP on Eventbrite Fires, statues and Conservatives – with political scientist @StewartPrest. BC is on fire, again. We break down whether this is the new normal and how we...

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