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.
The BC Greens are slowly but steadily trickling out a platform that shows they’re about more than just hugging trees. But what’s really in there and will it be enough to differentiate the party from the two big voices?
A massive story this week in The Globe and Mail demonstrates that BC does actually have at least one campaign finance law – and it may have been broken in BC. What will this mean for the BC Liberals and will they fix it next week?
Then, we delve into a series of stories about efforts to point the blame and provide patchwork solutions to the Vancouver housing crisis. Will any of them actually work?
Finally, a boatload of quick takes in what was a pretty eventful week in Canadian politics.
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And they’re off! Three candidates are in and two to three more are expected. We take a look at who’s in the race to succeed Tom Mulcair and lead the federal NDP. As part of that discussion, we get into the rules of the race, what Guy Caron’s Basic Income idea is all about and whether the Leap Manifesto will come up again.
Then we look at Trudeau’s recent trip to BC and his latest comments on marijuana legalization and drug policy reform.