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Ep 55: Vancouver decides – Hashtag socialism or Hector the Connector?

Our extended take on Thursday night’s Housing & Homelessness Forum as part of the Vancouver council byelection. Then we look at Jagmeet Singh’s win in the NDP leadership race and the BC NDP’s first steps to an electoral reform referendum. Plus a roundup of quicktakes from provincial and federal politics.

It rained briefly in the middle of our recording and some of that picked up.

Bonus Pod: Vancouver Byelection Housing & Homelessness Forum

We recorded the October 5, 2017 West End Housing & Homelessness Forum as part of the coverage of the 2017 Vancouver Byelection. The debate was moderated by UBC Economist (and past guest of the show) Tom Davidoff and Law Professor Margot Young. It was hosted by West End Seniors’ Network, Watson Goepel LLP, Metro Vancouver Alliance and Gordon Neighbourhood House.

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Ep 54: More leadership races means more content

We have candidates but we don’t have an agreed hashtag yet, so can we really call it a leadership race? In any case, Scott phones this one in (literally from Kingston) in a shorter episode looking at the initial state of the BC Liberal leadership race and a roundup of usual quick-takes.

Remember to check out the Vancouver byelection forum taking place on October 5 at St Andrews Wesley Church in Vancouver at 7 PM.

Thanks to our Patrons, particularly our premier Patron Lindsay Tedds, for helping us buy new gear. We should have this whole podcasting thing figured out soon.

Ian’s in a rush tonight so no links (Google is your friend). We should be back to regular amounts of editing & production next week.

Ep 53: John’s allowance

Big corporate money is out and big government money is in for BC politics. But is John Horgan’s allowance for political parties a good or bad thing? Ian & Scott debate it out.

Then Ian speaks with BC Civil Liberties Association Executive Director Josh Paterson about efforts to reform BC’s justice system.

And our usual quick takes.

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DD 03: NDP Leadership Race

Our Deep Dive look at the NDP leadership race. Make sure to go back to Episode 45 for our interview with Niki Ashton and the clip on Patreon from the Burnaby JagMeet & Greet.

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