Ep 99: Conservative diversity ft Stewart Prest

Next week, join us at The Belmont in Vancouver for our episode 100 live show at 7pm on August 23. RSVP on Eventbrite

Fires, statues and Conservatives – with political scientist @StewartPrest.

BC is on fire, again. We break down whether this is the new normal and how we can derive some hope for better politics in an emergency.

Then we get into the statue debate set off in Victoria where the city council decided quickly to remove a statue of Canada’s first Prime Minister John A Macdonald from outside city hall. At the same time Justin Trudeau is reportedly discussing creating a new statutory holiday for Reconciliation.

For our main segment, we look at the latest eruption between Maxime Bernier and Andrew Scheer, as well as a preview of the Conservative Party Convention. It looks like the nativist and anti-immigrant sentiments are picking up in the party and social issues are coming back to the fore.

Plus our usual quick takes.

Ep 100 live show

We’ll be at The Belmont on Thursday, August 23 at 7pm. Hope to see you there!

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Links/Notes

Segment 1: Smaugust

Segment 2: John A comes tumbling down
at 13m25s

Segment 3: Whither the Conservatives?
at 25m3s

Quick takes
at 58m28s

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