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Ep 105: David Eby for the record

We speak to Attorney General David Eby

Ep 104: All smoke and no stores

The Conservatives gain a new MP through a surprise floor crossing from the Liberals. BC is going to have one single cannabis store open on October 17 but you’ll have to drive to Kamloops to visit it. But first, we respond to feedback around Doug Ford’s decision to invoke the notwithstanding clause (and why it’s off the table again).

Ep 103: It’s not the people’s People’s Party

Maxime Bernier’s launched his new party: The People’s Party of Canada and everyone’s already made the requisite PP jokes. Meanwhile in Ontario a court ruling invalidated Doug Ford’s attempt to halve the size of Toronto’s City Council, so naturally he is invoking the Notwithstanding Clause to overrule the courts. And one former BC premier decided to weigh in with her thoughts on the matter.

Everything is seriously normal in Canadian politics.

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Links

Segment 1: Maxime unveils his PP

Segment 2: If at first you don’t succeed, invoke Section 33
at 9m33s

Quick takes
at 28m17s

Ep 102: We’re not international trade experts

We check in on Canada’s desperate attempts to save NAFTA and how BC’s paper industry narrowly avoided massive US tariffs.

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Links/Notes

Segment 1: Putting the No in North American Free Trade Agreement

There’s plenty of coverage of NAFTA out there and it’s changing constantly. Here are just a couple links we relied on or referred to.

Quick takes
at 19m03s

Ep 101: Rabid dog days of summer

In this episode, we talk to our resident legal analyst Micah Goldberg (@micahgoldberg) about BC’s lawsuit against big pharma, the Federal Court of Appeal’s ruling crushing the TransMountain pipeline expansion and the Sasquatch case. Then we look at what happened at the federal Conservative convention and we talk about how partisan we should be when a controversial figure like John McCain dies. Plus our usual handful of quick-takes.

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Links/Notes

Segment 1: Court cases

Segment 2: Milking the Conservative Convention
at 29m21s

Segment 3: Death in Politics
at 39m37s

Quick takes
at 44m54s