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Ep 84: Buzz off Davidoff

The rich are in revolt and some are calling for UBC to censor economist Tom Davidoff. So we brought Tom back to walk us through the school tax and how he’s coping. Plus we look at David Eby’s decision to cancel a town hall and Mike Harcourt’s decision to interject himself into the debate.

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Ep 83: Breaking Betty

The Government has filed its reference question with the BC Court of Appeal and dropped its new cannabis legislation. One question that we’re still waiting for is the electoral reform referendum, and it’s sounding like we’ll have to wait until the fall for it.

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Segment 1: Mr Horgan goes to court

Segment 2: Putting Betty from Sooke out of business
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Quick takes
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Best of #bcpoli

Inspiration for this episode’s title goes to Rob Shaw (@robshaw_vansun)

Ep 82: The drain the swamp model of the constitution

The Supreme Court of Canada has returned its ruling in the Comeau beer case, so we invited Micah back on the show to help us break it down. That leads us into the constitutional questions that surround the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline. Finally we get into the latest pipeline politics.

Find Ian Cromwell on Facebook and his single on YouTube and Spotify

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Segment 1: Micah was right aka There’s no such thing as free beer

Segment 2: Turn off the taps
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Quick takes
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Ep 81: Pipeline pause puts provinces in a pickle

The Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline debate finally exploded. Kinder Morgan announced a pause on all non-essential construction and will cancel the project by May 31st if it doesn’t extract guarantees from the federal and provincial governments. Naturally, everyone responded calmly and rationally – just kidding!

Then, we take a diversion from pipelines to talk with criminal defence attorney Kyla Lee about issues with alcohol and drug impaired driving laws in BC.

Follow Kyla Lee @IRPlawyer

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Segment 1: Let the Western bastards freeze in the dark

There’s literally too many stories to link, here are just a few.

Segment 2: “Blood draws in the back of police cars”
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Quick takes
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Ep 80: A Matter of Confidence

Rob Shaw and Richard Zussman are authors of the new bestseller A Matter of Confidence, which tells the stories behind the headlines from the end of the Gordon Campbell era through to the inauguration of John Horgan.

Find out more about the book and where you can buy it at www.matterofconfidence.com.

Follow @robshaw_vansun and @richardzussman

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