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Ep 57: The Mayor’s secret party of disappointment

The results of the Vancouver byelection are in and not even 11% of Vancouverites bothered to vote. Nevertheless, Ian and Scott can surely overanalyze these results to tell you who wins in 2018.

Then we get into the BC NDP and Greens battle over ridesharing and whether it will ever happen in this province. And as a bonus third segment, we look at the bad week that federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has been having. Then we have a bunch of follow ups and quick takes.

As always, thanks to Lindsay Tedds and all our Patrons for helping make the show possible!

Quick note from Ian: Apologies for the background clicking/noise in this episode. Our mixer or recorder picked up some weird noise and I did my best to filter it out but some got through. Hopefully next week we’ll have sorted out all this fancy gear and actually get our shit together.


Segment 1: Hector the Connector Connected

Segment 2: Ridesharing hits a speed bump
at 19m15s

Segment 3: Morneau he didn’t
at 25m05s

Quick takes & follow ups
at 36m

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.

Links to the candidates:

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.