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Ep 39: The Neverending Election

Yes, we have to talk about the BC election again. Christy Clark announced her cabinet and rumours are flying whether there’s trouble in the GreeNDP paradise. Then we invite Micah back for thoughts on the retirement of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin and we look at Vancouver City Council’s decision to reject the development application for 105 Keefer Street. Plus we have lots in our quick takes.

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Segment 1: Get on with it

Segment 2: Supreme Retirement
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Segment 3: Don’t fear the Keefer
At 28:41

Quick takes
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Ep 38: Dave’s hot takes

We sat down with political scientist David Moscrop for this episode to talk about the ongoing BC stalemate, his work an experiences as a pundit and Canada’s new foreign policy. Follow Dave on Twitter at @David_Moscrop or find more links at his website.

Apologies for the bit of popping on Dave’s mic.


Segment 1: Who will speak for the legislature?

Segment 2: Apparently people care what you think
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Segment 3: The Trudeau Doctrine
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Quick takes
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Ep 37: Clark’s GreeNDP nightmare

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Ep 36: And the winner is…

We finally know the results of the 2017 BC election but we still don’t know who will be able to win the Green Party’s support and form a stable government. Then, we look at the recent dust up between the Vancouver Park’s Board and the Vancouver Aquarium. Should we free the whales? Plus our usual quick takes.


Segment 1: The final countdown

Segment 2: Cetacean’s needed?

Quick takes:

Ep 35: Improbable outcomes

There’s still lots to talk about in BC politics this week. Who will be Andrew Weaver’s dance partner in the coming months? What’s the state of the Conservative and NDP leadership races? And what does pollster Mario Canseco think about the state of BC politics?

Segment 1: Let’s make a deal

The Greens want official party status, electoral reform and campaign finance reform. Everyone else wants to govern. Who has a Green heart and who will be left green with envy?

Segment 2: Who wants to lead a Canadian political party?

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Conservative members, it’s your last chance to get your ballots in. Counting starts Friday, May 26 at 5PM with the leader announced the next day.

Inside the mail room:

Segment 3: Mario Canseco interview

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Learn more about Insights West, including their poll on what BCers want. Follow Mario on Twitter at @mario_canseco

Quick takes

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