UBC economics prof Kevin Milligan takes our questions on the minimum wage debates. Plus a potpourri of topics from spending in the Vancouver byelection to the latest survey of British Columbians thoughts on Site C and proportional representation to the ongoing War of Plates between Alberta and Saskatchewan. And we close off with our picks from the best of #bcpoli this week.
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One more new feature this week: We’re going to feature local musicians in our intro. This week we used Adam Bailie’s Let’s Go Shopping.
Also check out Locals Lounge Vancouver
If you want us to feature your music (or someone you know), email Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Segment 1: Kevin Milligan and the $15 minimum wage
- Current & forthcoming minimum wages across Canada
- Joseph Marchand study for CD Howe Institute
- David Green study for CCPA
- Vancouver byelection fundraising data
- Aquarium to no longer keep whales
- Vaughn Palmer’s column on Horgan’s early plan
- Road Pricing commission releases phase 1 report (full report and summary)
- Kelowna West byelection called for Feb 14
- Angus Reid poll on Site C & electoral reform
- War of the Plates continues with the Plate Peace Summit
- Cambie bridge bike lane proves as controversial as all bike lanes
Best of #bcpoli
I FEEL GREAT ABOUT IT, SO GLAD YOU ASKED/SHOUTED.
— Scott M. (@apukwa) January 17, 2018
Learning moment: This is what we call getting “ratioed.” It’s also what you get for being an anti-urbanist and for abusing all caps. https://t.co/hDtKxfxl1s
— David Moscrop (@David_Moscrop) January 17, 2018
Any bird large enough would be difficult to train. I’m thinking a trebuchet-based solution may be more practical…
— Patrick Johnstone (@PJNewWest) January 18, 2018
Today, I, as a former MLA candidate running against him, would like to formally endorse KST MLA @ToddStoneBC for leader of the @bcliberals. He is shrewd, witty & young enough to hold power ’til he and the party has had time to learn to collaborate with others.#kamloops #bcpoli
— Donovan Cavers (@DonovanCavers) January 17, 2018
— Justin McElroy (@j_mcelroy) January 16, 2018
Thanks, but no one’s going to elect a balding, outspoken real estate personality from New York to any position of prominence.
— Tom Davidoff (@TomDavidoff) January 19, 2018