Stephen Carter, former co-host of The Strategists podcast and president of QED Marketing Inc, joins us in Vancouver to rant about Alberta politics.
The BC Utilities Commission has delivered its verdict on the state of the Site C Dam. Why Vancouver needs electoral reform with Keith Poore of 123Vancouver and our interview with newly minted councillor Hector Bremner. Find the full interviews on our Patreon
Congrats Lindsay Tedds (our premier sponsor) on your appointment as chair of the MSP elimination task force!
— LindsayTedds (@LindsayTedds) November 2, 2017
Segment 1: Plan B for Site C
Segment 2: Keith Poore – 123 Vancouver
Segment 3: Hector Bremner
- Municipal campaign finance reform comes to BC
- Governor General’s remarks cause a stir
- Other ministers using Morneau loopholes
- Scheer’s RRSP for rich people plan
- Scheer’s Morneau Shepell sponsorship
- Harper intercedes on NAFTA
- Vancouver Sun on how much Harper hates leaks
- Mueller charges
- Donna Brazile on Clinton-DNC ties
Bill Morneau has a bit of good news this week as he announces smaller than projected deficits, which means the Liberals can continue spending on new and expanded programs.
Then we speak to former Alberta Education Minister David King about his new petition for a referendum to end the separate Catholic school system in that province.
Plus an extra dose of quick takes from Vancouver, BC and Canadian political news.
Segment 1: Bill’s Tricks and Treats
- The federal fiscal update and coverage
- Diabetes Canada upset by CRA changes
- Liberals vote down NDP motion to close ethics loophole
Segment 2: David King has an IDEA
- Our IDEA petition
- Notley’s comments on Catholic sex ed proposals
- Another idea from EPSB Trustee Michael Janz (we didn’t mention this in the show)
- With Andrea Reimer stepping down, Charlie Smith thinks Vision should close up the tent
- Vancouver AirBnB hearings
- Road pricing consultations started – join the #ItsTimeMV consultation
- Horgan thinks of moving Family Day and ending Daylight Savings Time
- BC fish farm drama
- BC gives one week for cannabis consultation – respond here
- BC rent control loophole closed
- Federal byelection results
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 happen in this province. And as a bonus third segment, we look at the bad week that federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has been having. Then we have a bunch of follow ups and quick takes.
As always, thanks to Lindsay Tedds and all our Patrons for helping make the show possible!
Quick note from Ian: Apologies for the background clicking/noise in this episode. Our mixer or recorder picked up some weird noise and I did my best to filter it out but some got through. Hopefully next week we’ll have sorted out all this fancy gear and actually get our shit together.
Segment 1: Hector the Connector Connected
Segment 2: Ridesharing hits a speed bump
- NDP backs off on ridesharing
- NDP press release blames “Liberal hypocrisy”
- Greens present bill & NDP offers to help opposition draft bills
Segment 3: Morneau he didn’t
- Morenau’s French villa
- Ethics fun for Morneau and millions in dividends
- Small business tax changes follow up one and two
Quick takes & follow ups
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.
- Voting details
- Abundant Housing Vancouver questionnaire
- Vancouver Tenant’s Union questionnaire
- City of Vancouver Renter’s Advisory Committee: Hector Bremner (NPA), Judy Graves (OneCity), Gary Lee, Damian Murphy, Jean Swanson, Diego Cardona (Vision), Pete Fry
- Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods
Segment 1: A taxing headache
- CTV backgrounder
- CBC backgrounder
- Globe & Mail analysis (paywall)
- Liberal Wayne Long speaks against party
- Ekos poll
- Employee discount fiasco
Segment 2: Blackjack but not busts