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Ep 32: I am Linda’s prediction model

Special announcement! We have a live election night party coming up at Yagger’s in downtown Vancouver on May 9 at 7 PM. RSVP on Facebook.

It’s our final pre-election show! We sit down with Bryan Breguet of www.tooclosetocall.ca to talk polls, election models and predicting the outcome of Tuesday’s election. Then we dive further into the election as a whole. Finally, we look at what fundraising data means for the Conservative and NDP leadership races.

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Thanks again to Bryan. Apologies for any background noise during that interview, we recorded outside in downtown Vancouver.

Ep 31: Hulk Horgan Strikes Back

Special announcement! We have a live election night party coming up at Yagger’s in downtown Vancouver on May 9 at 7 PM. RSVP on Facebook.

Christy Clark, Andrew Weaver and John Horgan squared off in the televised debate. Who won and who lost? The Greens have released their full platform, how much does it cost and how does it compare? Trump launches a trade-war with Canada over softwood lumber, how will we fight back? And finally, Kevin O’Leary surprised everyone by quitting the Conservative leadership race. Is it now smooth sailing for Mad Max?

Segment 1: Lala Plans

Segment 2: The economist party platform

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Segment 3: Trump gets hard on softwood

at 41:00

Segment 4: Dragon’s Done

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Quick takes

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Ep 30: No one puts Andrew in the corner

The first head-to-head-to-head debate of the 2017 BC Election happened yesterday and we’re here to break down who won, who lost, who hulked out and who politely raised his hand. Then, we touch on housing policy in Ontario and the surprise call for a UK election. In our last segment, we have an interview with Victoria Beacon-Hill Green Party candidate Kalen Harris that pulls back the curtain on how campaigns operate.

Segment 1: Talking over the talking points

Segment 2: Wynning the housing market

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Segment 3: Anarchy in the UK

At 43:46

Bonus segment: Kalen Harris interview

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Quick Takes

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Ep 29: YPP and Libertarians and Economists Oh My!

A special midweek election bonus episode for you. Ian & Scott sat down on Sunday evening with the leaders of Your Political Party and the BC Libertarians. Then Ian sat down in Victoria with University of Victoria economist Lindsay Tedds to break down the economics of the platforms that have been released to date.

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Your Political Party

BC Libertarian Party

@LindsayTedds

Ep 28: Elections are not the time for serious issues


The BC Liberals and BC NDP have released their platforms but will they hold the weight of their supporters’ ambitions? The federal Liberals have released their draft cannabis act but is it more than a lot of hot smoke? And a clip from our interview with BC Greens Communications Coordinator Ryan Clayton. Make sure to check out This is Lotusland for the whole interview.

Segment 1: Two feet high and made of wood

Segment 2: Liberals reach new highs

Quick Takes