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BC NDP 2019 Budget

2/20/2019
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This week on the In The House podcast, Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw discuss the 2019 BC NDP government budget – was it a prudent NDP spending plan or a missed opportunity to get its agenda done? We also discuss the CleanBC plan, BC Green leader Andrew Weaver’s budget response and the BC Liberals struggling to define themselves within the budget debate.

Duration:00:37:09

B.C. NDP hit populist note in throne speech

2/14/2019
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Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw answer all the important questions about the B.C. NDP government’s throne speech. Why all the populist measures? Can the B.C. government really act on changing your cellphone bill? What do allies and critics think of the speech? Smyth and Shaw also talk about Liberal MLA Linda Reid having to resign her assistant deputy speaker’s job and Premier John Horgan resisting calls for a public inquiry into money laundering.

Duration:00:36:57

B.C. government moves toward transparency in wake of spending scandal

2/7/2019
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This week on the In The House podcast, Rob Shaw and guest host Vaughn Palmer discuss a busy time in B.C. politics, including the final count of the Nanaimo byelection, the Auditor General’s look at B.C. Hydro deferral accounts, the legislature being placed under Freedom of Information legislation, and other stories of the week.

Duration:00:21:41

NDP holds while Liberals outlook improves in Nanaimo byelection

1/31/2019
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Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw discuss the byelection results in Nanaimo, how the Liberals increased their vote but fell short, how the NDP held on to the riding and why the BC Greens collapsed. What does this mean for the future of all three parties?

Duration:00:25:26

B.C. spending scandal implicates MLAs of major parties

1/24/2019
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Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw take a deeper look at the fallout of the Speaker Darryl Plecas report, the political maneuvering by the parties, Plecas’s first public comments to reporters and the troubled history of expenses that implicates MLAs of all parties.

Duration:00:28:44

Bombshell report on overspending drops at B.C. legislature

1/22/2019
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In an emergency podcast, In The House hosts Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw discuss the bombshell report by Speaker Darryl Plecas into what he calls “flagrant overspending” by suspended Clerk Craig James and Sergeant-at-Arms Gary Lenz. Does it vindicate the Speaker? What happens next? Smyth and Shaw dig into the report.

Duration:00:21:29

Federal and Provincial By-Election Bedlam

1/17/2019
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By-election Bedlam: This week, Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw discuss big developments in two ongoing by-elections – a resignation in the federal race in Burnaby South and the fallout of new speculation tax rules in the provincial race in Nanaimo. They also look ahead to promised bombshell revelations from Speaker Darryl Plecas into the legislature scandal. INTRO: Robin Gill, Global News

Duration:00:24:15

Smyth and Shaw predictions for 2019

1/10/2019
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Hosts Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw look into the future and share their 2019 predictions including the future of ride-sharing in British Columbia, the possibility of a cabinet shuffle, the return of Christy Clark and much more.

Duration:00:27:53

BC Premier John Horgan

12/27/2018
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Postmedia political reporters Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw discuss key moments in a recent conversation with British Columbia Premier John Horgan. Read Mike Smyth online and in The Province and Rob Shaw online and in The Vancouver Sun.

Duration:00:33:36

Green Leader Andrew Weaver

12/20/2018
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Postmedia political reporters Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw discuss key moments in a recent conversation with Green Leader Andrew Weaver. Read Mike Smyth online and in The Province and Rob Shaw online and in The Vancouver Sun.

Duration:00:31:24

Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson fights for the centre vote

12/13/2018
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Hosts Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw discuss Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson’s comments about setting a new party agenda and looking to the future, the NDP’s class war and if there could be an early new year general election.

Duration:00:25:59

Victoria in High Gear: Uber, ICBC and More

12/5/2018
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Hosts Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw put the recent events in the house aside and look at stories that were overshadowed, including John Horgan’s personal highlight and David Eby on ICBC losses and future rate hikes.

Duration:00:33:31

Troubles in the House

11/29/2018
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What the heck is going on in the house? Postmedia reporters Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw launch the newly revamped IN THE HOUSE podcast with a discussion about the unprecedented events of the last week, including the ouster of Sergeant-at-Arms Gary Lenz and Legislative Clerk Craig James and following behaviour and comments by House Speaker Darryl Plecas. In The House is available here every Thursday, in iTunes or by using your favourite podcatcher. Search iTunes for IN THE HOUSE or click HERE...

Duration:00:22:35

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

10/8/2015
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Province columnist Michael Smyth sits down for a one-on-one interview with Prime Minister Stephen Harper as he fights for conservative votes in the upcoming October 19 federa; election.

Duration:00:12:58

Liberal insider slams Christy Clark over LNG deal

7/24/2015
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In this week's podcast, Michael Smyth interviews Martyn Brown, who criticizes Premier Christy Clark's "sell-out" tax-and-royalty deal for the LNG industry. Brown is the former chief-of-staff to former premier Gordon Campbell.

Duration:00:29:25

B.C.’s controversial LNG deal

7/17/2015
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In this week's podcast, Michael Smyth talks about the Christy Clark government's controversial 25-year tax deal with the LNG industry. His guests are NDP jobs critic Shane Simpson and Liberal parliamentary secretary for jobs Greg Kyllo.

Duration:00:28:05

The Challenges of Christy Clark

6/26/2015
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This week's podcast looks at the challenges facing Premier Christy Clark as she slumps in the opinion polls. Will Clark call a public inquiry into the scandal around eight fired prescription-drug researchers?

Duration:00:33:50

Fired health-care researcher Ron Mattson

6/12/2015
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Province columnist Michael Smyth interviews Ron Mattson, one of the eight health-care researchers fired by the government. The workers were involved in researching prescription drugs for the Ministry of Health.

Duration:00:30:39

Affordability crisis in the Vancouver housing market

6/5/2015
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The affordability crisis in the Vancouver housing market. and should B.C. impose a speculation tax to cool down the city's red-hot real-estate market? Finance Minister Mike de Jong and NDP housing critic David Eby weigh in.

Duration:00:21:42

John Horgan,Mike de Jong and Global TV Bureau Chief Keith Baldrey

5/29/2015
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Province Columnist Michael Smyth talks about the spring session of the B.C. legislature, which wrapped up Thursday. You'll hear from NDP leader John Horgan, Liberal house leader Mike de Jong and Global TV bureau chief Keith Baldrey.

Duration:00:29:01