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The BC politics podcast PolitiCoast is a weekly politics podcast covering British Columbia and Canada, hosted by Ian & Scott.

The BC politics podcast PolitiCoast is a weekly politics podcast covering British Columbia and Canada, hosted by Ian & Scott.
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The BC politics podcast PolitiCoast is a weekly politics podcast covering British Columbia and Canada, hosted by Ian & Scott.

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English


Episodes

Ep 107: Policy Pop-Up

10/12/2018
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We speak to Alyson Tan, founder of Policy Pop-Up, a new effort to engage millennials in conversations about complex policy issues that are in the news. Then we look at BC’s Auditor General’s latest report on tax expenditures, why the homebuyer credit is bad and why transparency is good. And the IPCC has a new...

Duration:00:38:54

Ep 106: Back to the Leg ft Shannon Waters

10/6/2018
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BC Today’s Shannon Waters joins us again to talk about the first week back in the legislature this fall, the province’s big LNG announcement and USMCA. We’re moderating a proportional representation debate! Hosted by the Canadian Club at the Terminal City Club on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 between 12:00-2:00 PM. Get tickets online before October 19. Learn...

Duration:01:03:43

Ep 105: David Eby for the record

9/29/2018
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We speak to Attorney General David Eby

Duration:00:51:33

Ep 104: All smoke and no stores

9/21/2018
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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).

Duration:00:39:17

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

9/15/2018
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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...

Duration:00:45:27

Ep 102: We’re not international trade experts

9/7/2018
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We check in on Canada’s desperate attempts to save NAFTA and how BC’s paper industry narrowly avoided massive US tariffs. Check out our partner! 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...

Duration:00:36:01

Ep 101: Rabid dog days of summer

8/31/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:39

Ep 100: Live at The Belmont ft Shannon Waters

8/24/2018
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BC Today’s Shannon Waters joins us for our 100th episode live show! We talk about what the legislature’s been up to over the summer and what’s coming up this fall. Then we get into Maxime Bernier’s decision to split from the Conservative Party of Canada to launch a new party. Then we have quick(ish) takes...

Duration:01:36:16

Ep 99: Conservative diversity ft Stewart Prest

8/17/2018
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Next week, join us at The Belmont in Vancouver for our episode 100 live show at 7pm on August 23. RSVP on Eventbrite Fires, statues and Conservatives – with political scientist @StewartPrest. BC is on fire, again. We break down whether this is the new normal and how we can derive some hope for better...

Duration:01:28:15

Ep 98: Too dumb for democracy ft David Moscrop

8/10/2018
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We talk about David Moscrop’s (@David_Moscrop) upcoming book: Are we too dumb for democracy?, Jagmeet Singh’s decision to run in Burnaby South and the war of words between Saudi Arabia and Canada. Plus our usual quick takes. This episode went long so we’ve cut parts down for our main feed. Sign up for our Patreon...

Duration:01:18:24

Ep 97: A Fair Vote for PR ft Keith Poore

8/3/2018
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Fair Vote Canada’s Keith Poore (@KeithPoore) joins us to break down the upcoming proportional representation referendum, and what MMP and Rural Urban Proportional Representation are. Check out our partner! BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for...

Duration:00:57:42

Ep 96: A premiere Premier’s Meeting

7/27/2018
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Canada’s premiers meet in New Brunswick, but did they accomplish anything? And a shooting in Toronto prompts a national outcry for gun reform. Plus quick takes on pipelines, Site C and more. Check out our partner! BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen...

Duration:00:51:17

Ep 95: Fishy business

7/21/2018
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Ian’s back from vacation so we have a full show to catch up on everything bcpoli. First, we talk all things salmon with BC Green MLA Adam Olsen. Then catching up on BC politics we look at Greyhound’s decision to pull out of Western Canada, the BC government’s labour infrastructure deal and kicking the ridesharing...

Duration:01:31:48

Ep 94: Sean Graham’s Dual Member Proportional

7/12/2018
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We spoke with Sean Graham, the creator of dual member proportional, one of the systems on the upcoming BC electoral reform referendum ballot. Find out more about DMP and follow @Sean_Gra Check out our partner! BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the...

Duration:00:31:42

Ep 93: One simple trick to solve student housing

7/6/2018
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We spoke to Patrick Meehan about a report he wrote for the Alliance of BC Students detailing a simple solution to student housing and how it’s resulting in thousands of new spaces for next to no cost to the government. Read the report here.

Duration:00:27:48

Ep 92: BC is part of a crime syndicate

6/28/2018
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BC’s casinos are being used to launder money by the millions. Ian speaks to BC’s Attorney General David Eby about the shocking details in the Dirty Money report by Peter German. Plus we look at the latest updates in the upcoming campaign for the PR referendum. Check out our partner! BC Today is the daily newsletter...

Duration:00:39:55

Ep 91: Dogwood Benefits for TWU

6/21/2018
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We dive into the MSP Task Force report with Lindsay Tedds and play part of an interview with The Docket’s Michael Spratt and BC Humanist Association pro-bono counsel Wes McMillan on the Supreme Court of Canada’s TWU decision. Plus a litany of quick takes from a surprisingly busy week. Check out our partner! BC Today is...

Duration:01:13:49

Ep 90: Bernier was on a break

6/15/2018
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MLA Leonard Krog announces a run for Mayor of Nanaimo but will only resign his seat if he wins. Maxime Bernier gets kicked out of Andrew Scheer’s shadow cabinet for continuing to question supply management. And Ian speaks with the Out of Left Field crew about why the NDP can’t seem to win elections (listen...

Duration:01:03:14

Ep 89: Potpourri pipelines and Ontario election hot takes

6/8/2018
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A grab-bag of bcpoli news including pipelines, electoral reform and more. Plus we end with our first reactions to the Ontario election results as they broke. Check out our partner! BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code...

Duration:00:39:45

Ep 88: Wars of trade and electoral reform

6/3/2018
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Canada and the USA go to war over steel, maple syrup and toilet paper. Meanwhile details emerge about BC’s fall electoral referendum and we check in on the state of the Ontario election with TVO’s John Michael McGrath. Check out our partner! BC Today is a brand new daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign...

Duration:01:10:02