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Ep 77: Horgan blocks World Cup bid

John Horgan’s NDP effectively killed Vancouver’s chance to be a part of the 2026 FIFA World Cup: Was it an epic save or an own goal?

Then we follow up last week’s conversation with a look at the results of the Ontario PC leadership contest. It was a mess and Doug Ford won.

Check out Ian’s new podcast: Cambie Report, coming soon to cover Vancouver municipal politics!

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Segment 1: At least we won’t have World Cup Riots

Segment 2: A Wynne for Ford Nation
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  • We didn’t actually put any links in our script, we just wrote “Doug Ford huh”

Quick Takes
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#bestofbcpoli
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Ep 76: What the heck Ontario?

John Michael McGrath of TVO’s The Agenda on Politics joins us to break down what the heck has been going on in Ontario politics for the past couple weeks as we careen toward the Ontario PC Leadership race this weekend.

Then BC Today’s Shannon Waters talks about what it’s like covering the BC Legislature and she sticks around to run through our gamut of quick takes.

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Ian’s Vancouver Municipal Election Candidate spreadsheet

Segment 1: Ontario politics with John Michael McGrath

Segment 2: Covering the BC Legislature with Shannon Waters
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Quick takes
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#bestofbcpoli
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Open Justin’s tweet to see the full thread

Ep 75: We budgeted more time for budgets

We heard you liked our last episode on the BC budget so we followed it up with even more budget takes! We start with more followup reactions to the BC Budget before diving into the federal government’s Equality + Growth 2018 Budget.

Plus a few quick takes and we close off with our picks for this week’s #bestofbcpoli

This week’s intro music is the Justin Trudeau song from The Canadian Beaver Band.

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Segment 1: Tha one guy who didn’t like the budget
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Segment 2: A double plus good budget
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Quick takes
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#bestofbcpoli
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Ep 74: Baby’s first budget

Ian’s note: The title for this episode was meant as a (weak) joke about the BC NDP’s Childcare plan (it puts babies first, get it?), and not in anyway an attempt to undermine the credibility of Finance Minister Carole James or any women in politics. I’m sorry for this shortsightedness and will continue to try better in the future.

The BC NDP have released their first full budget, so we’re dedicated the entire show to it! First, Ian & Scott break down the major highlights and reactions from the opposition. Then they speak with UBC economist Tom Davidoff about the 30 point housing plan and finally with tax economist Lindsay Tedds about the MSP Task Force and the announced phase out of MSP premiums.

Plus a few quick takes and we close off with our picks for this week’s #bestofbcpoli

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Baby’s First Budget

Interview with Tom Davidoff
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Interview with Lindsay Tedds
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Apologies for the lower quality on this interview, we were trying a new call recorder.

Quick takes
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#bestofbcpoli
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Ep 73: An affordable throne

The BC NDP’s spring Throne Speech aimed to quell anxiety over unaffordable housing but how much substance did it contain? The BC Liberals won the Kelowna West byelection in one of the least exciting races to date. And Micah calls in to give us the update on how the Aquarium won its case against the Vancouver Parks Board.

In our quick takes, we look at the latest names being tossed around for the Vancouver municipal election, we spend a while looking at the Northeast False Creek development plan approved this week, a report on ridesharing in BC, Trudeau’s new framework for recognizing indigenous rights and Patrick Brown’s ongoing efforts to take the Ontario PCs down with him.

And we close off with our picks for this week’s #bestofbcpoli

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Segment 1: An affordable throne

Segment 2: That was literally the same result
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Segment 3: Micah was wrong
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Quick takes
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#bestofbcpoli
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