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
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