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Ep 61: Minister of Silly Names

Unparliamentary language is threatening our democracy in BC but thankfully Darryl Plecas is there to save us from such profanity. Plus, what does peacekeeping even mean anymore, particularly in light of Ukraine’s request that the UN intervene on their behalf against Russia. And the conversation about supply management we know you’ve been dying to hear. Finally, some quick takes which, as always, includes a not-so-quick look at the TPP and housing controversies in Vancouver.

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Segment 1: Does the legislature need an explicit tag?
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Segment 2: Peacekeeping, what is it good for?
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Segment 3: Supply management interview with John Hordijk
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Quick takes
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If you actually read this David Moscrop, Tweet “Canadian Mussolini” at us.

Ep 60: Stephen Carter rants

Stephen Carter, former co-host of The Strategists podcast and president of QED Marketing Inc, joins us in Vancouver to rant about Alberta politics.

Ep 59: The Vancouver Special

The BC Utilities Commission has delivered its verdict on the state of the Site C Dam. Why Vancouver needs electoral reform with Keith Poore of 123Vancouver and our interview with newly minted councillor Hector Bremner. Find the full interviews on our Patreon

Congrats Lindsay Tedds (our premier sponsor) on your appointment as chair of the MSP elimination task force!


Segment 1: Plan B for Site C

Segment 2: Keith Poore – 123 Vancouver
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Segment 3: Hector Bremner
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Quick takes
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Ep 58: David King’s IDEA for Alberta education

Bill Morneau has a bit of good news this week as he announces smaller than projected deficits, which means the Liberals can continue spending on new and expanded programs.

Then we speak to former Alberta Education Minister David King about his new petition for a referendum to end the separate Catholic school system in that province.

Plus an extra dose of quick takes from Vancouver, BC and Canadian political news.


Segment 1: Bill’s Tricks and Treats

Segment 2: David King has an IDEA
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Quick takes
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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
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Segment 3: Morneau he didn’t
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Quick takes & follow ups
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