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A political podcast for non-political people. Asking the simple & ignorant questions about our country (Canada) and government from a raw and accessible perspective.




Bob Warwick: on Managing a Provincial MLA Campaign to Working with the Greens between Elections – GT008 - Govern ... This!?

Bob Warwick and I take a few moments to sit down and talk about what it was like for him to manage BC Green Candidate Dr. Chris Maxwell's campaign during the 2017 Provincial Election in BC. Then we get into what goes on with political parties between elections and what it's like being a part of that on the Green side of things provincially and federally. We also talk about his almost Math degree - which is a nicely comical story... among lots of other little tidbits. We had a great time...

Duration: 01:27:58

Elections: From Campaign Start to Elected Government with Andrew Reeve – GT007 - Govern ... This!?

Andrew Reeve returns to talk about elections and what happens on either side of one. Starting from when the campaigning begins as the Writ is Dropped and the current Government is dissolved, to what happens on election day and how to follow it. Then we get into our current 2017 BC Election and the different scenarios that could occur, regardless of how things actually do turn out. I found it all super interesting and insightful, and I hope you do as well. Thanks for listening & I hope you...

Duration: 01:41:21

Running ‘Independent’ at 21 with Jordan Templeman – GT006 - Govern ... This!?

It was a refreshing to sit down and chat with Independent Candidate and 21 year old Political Science student Jordan Templeman. I enjoyed hearing his well considered thoughts on all the major issues, the major political parties and his experience so far running in this election. It was encouraging and inspiring.... and I definitely learned a lot once again. We covered many of the same topics from my chats with Dr. Chris Maxwell and Andrew Reeve, but from yet another perspective - the...

Duration: 01:25:59

Voting & Political Insights with Andrew Reeve – GT005 - Govern ... This!?

This chat with Andrew was really fun and I learned a ton! He is great at explaining things and has quite the resume which he skims through during our chat. Andrew is a Political Science graduate from the University of Victoria who works in the Whip's Office at the Legislature. He is also currently the Campaign Manager for Esquimalt-Metchosin Liberal Candidate Barb Desjardins for the coming 2017 BC Election on May 9th. (** I should note that all of the thoughts and opinions he gives here...

Duration: 01:35:22

Running Green with Dr. Chris Maxwell – GT004 - Govern ... This!?

I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with scientist Dr. Chris Maxwell, who has taken a quick turn from the science world to see what the political spectrum has to offer as the BC Green Party Candidate for the Victoria-Swan Lake riding. We start off talking about this switch and the things that influenced the decision, including his family history & raising a young son. He tells the great little story of how he "Joined" the BC Green Party... sometimes an email is all it takes......

Duration: 01:17:07

“Municipal Government” with City Councillor Jeremy Loveday – GT003 - Govern ... This!?

In this episode I got to sit down with Victoria City Councillor Jeremy Loveday. I found it pretty enlightening how the city runs itself, and our level of input or lack thereof (which is on us), not to mention how his job has a very minimal 'actual' job description. We cover a bunch of ground, including: municipal vs provincial/federal; what the municipal government takes care of and how they do it; biweekly council meetings; our current housing crisis; how major donations in politics &...

Duration: 01:09:59

The Basics of Voting (BC Provincial Election) – GT002 - Govern ... This!?

I'm back with Ryan Steele from the first episode - he works at the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as a Senior Systems Analyst, and in this episode we talk about the basics of the current system of voting for the provincial government here in BC. The next BC election takes place in May - so it's time to get some insight and we're starting here with the basics. I'm on a bit of a learning curve here (with interviewing & learning about government) - things will get smoother, but in...

Duration: 00:46:13

The Provincial Structure – GT001 - Govern...This!? Podcast

Ryan Steele works at the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as a Senior Systems Analyst. His time there has allowed him to get a good understanding of how the provincial government is set up. He lays out the structure of the provincial government, giving a good basis for me to start from.

Duration: 00:47:42