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Ep 69: Minimum wage and War of Plates potpourri

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...

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Ep 68: Sunset for Mayor Moonbeam

Mayor Gregor Robertson announces he will not be seeking reelection this year, so this means more municipal coverage in 2018. Meanwhile, Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer is probably hoping Senator Lynn Beyak would take an early retirement from the Senate as she continues to cause problems for him, even...

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The PolitiCoast Star Wars Holiday Special

Star Wars is known for its giant space battles and galactic storylines. In this holiday special, Ian & Scott are joined by Joe Fulgham to break down the politics and the military strategy & tactics of the Star Wars Universe. From the Galactic Republic and Clone Wars of the...

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Ep 67: The 2017 Finale

PolitiCoast celebrates the end of 2017 with a look back at the year that was and some predictions for 2018. Along with some comments on the recent CMHC/Statistics Canada housing data, Conservatives facing nomination battles and Trudeau’s hot water over his last Christmas trip. Note: Our recorder filled up...

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Ep 66: Of dams and beers

A mega-episode for a mega-project! First we talk about the approval of the Site C dam with Dan Woynillowicz, the policy director for Clean Energy Canada. Then we’re joined by PolitiCoast legal commentator Micah to talk about the Comeau “free the beer” case at the Supreme Court of Canada....

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Ep 65: Is it a Better BC with David Moscrop

Byelection fever strikes BC as we preview Monday’s federal byelection in South Surrey-White Rock and the newly announced provincial byelection in Kelowna West. Then we look back at John Horgan and the BC NDP’s first term in office with friend of the pod David Moscrop. Plus our usual round...

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