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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.

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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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Best of #bcpoli

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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Ep 79: “Shoot the mayor in the head and burn down houses” – A look at Nanaimo politics

Carole James announces updates to the speculation tax that will see fewer people charged less tax but it will raise the same amount of money. Then we dive into Nanaimo politics with Jesse Woodward to find out why a city councillor was charged with assault and a city manager was charged with uttering threats. Finally, Michael Spratt joins us to break down the federal Liberal’s new justice reform bill.

No #bestofbcpoli again, please nominate Tweets for next week.

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Segment 1: Rebuilding the cabin tax

Segment 2: Jesse Woodward on Nanaimo Politics
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Segment 3: Michael Spratt on new justice reform bill
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Quick takes
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Ep 78: The new LNG champion

The BC NDP announced a wave of new LNG subsidies to try to do what the Clark Liberals couldn’t: Make LNG work in BC. Then BC has a connection to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data breach. Plus quick takes on polls and new gun laws (and more).

We didn’t obsessively monitor Twitter enough this week so we cut our #bestofbcpoli segment, please nominate Tweets for next week.

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Intro music: “My Water’s On Fire Tonight” by David Holmes and Andrew Bean (CC-BY-SA)

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Cambie Report, Ian’s Vancouver politics show

Segment 1: It’s not corporate welfare when we do it

Segment 2: Why Trump is BC’s fault
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Quick takes
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