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Ep 66: Of dams and beers

A mega-episode for a mega-project!

First we talk about the approval of the Site C dam with Dan Woynillowicz, the policy director for Clean Energy Canada. Then we’re joined by PolitiCoast legal commentator Micah to talk about the Comeau “free the beer” case at the Supreme Court of Canada. Plus our usual roundup of quick takes.



Segment 1: Horgan’s Big Dam Decision

Segment 2: Chief Justice of the Beer Court
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Quick takes
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Ep 65: Is it a Better BC with David Moscrop

Byelection fever strikes BC as we preview Monday’s federal byelection in South Surrey-White Rock and the newly announced provincial byelection in Kelowna West.

Then we look back at John Horgan and the BC NDP’s first term in office with friend of the pod David Moscrop.

Plus our usual round of quick takes on fighter jets, housing and silly trade wars.

David Moscrop’s website and @david_moscrop

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Segment 1: Byelection fever

Segment 2: Is BC better yet?
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Quick takes
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Ep 64: The Docket in Short Pants Crossover

Ian’s back in Ottawa this week so we have a double-crossover episode! First up, apologies to the LGBTQ community and the new Supreme Court of Canada pick with Michael Spratt & Emilie Taman of The Docket. Then Bill Morneau death watch and secret votes on derelict vessels with The Boys in Short pants.

Find The Docket at
Follow Michael Spratt @mspratt and Emilie Taman @EmilieTaman

Listen to episode 68 of The Docket

Find The Boys in Short Pants at
Follow @ShortPantsPod

Listen to episode 32 of The Boys in Short Pants

Thanks to our Premier sponsors @LindsayTedds and our new sponsor Blake Hodson @baconus

Ep 63: Justin McElroy kills your nostalgia

From the federal and municipal governments we get housing plans upon housing plans, but how do they stack up? Then, we chat with Justin McElroy about how he decided to pit all Canadian TV against one another and whether Kids in the Hall or Mr Dressup will be crowned the best we can provide as a country.


Segment 1: Housing policies

Segment 2: Justin McElroy Canadian TV Bracket
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Quick takes
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Ep 62: Underway with challenges

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released his report card on how he thinks he’s doing. Prof Lindsay Tedds joins us again to dive into the MSP Task Force and we come back to the TPP and Peacekeeping.

Buy tickets to CANADALAND Commons live show taping for Friday, November 17 at 6:30 PM. Check out our Twitter to find out where we’ll be after the show.


Segment 1: Underway with challenges

Segment 2: Lindsay Tedds and the MSP Task Force
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Quick takes
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