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Ep 73: An affordable throne

2/16/2018
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The BC NDP’s spring Throne Speech aimed to quell anxiety over unaffordable housing but how much substance did it contain? The BC Liberals won the Kelowna West byelection in one of the least exciting races to date. And Micah calls in to give us the update on how the Aquarium won its case against the...

Duration:01:10:32

Ep 72: Wine pipelines

2/9/2018
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A BC politics heavy podcast this week: The BC Liberals have a new leader but how much is he just like the old leaders? Alberta stops importing BC wines after BC puts a moratorium on diluted bitumen shipments, prompting Scott to have an aneurysm. We check in on how these two stories will play in...

Duration:01:14:43

Ep 71: Lieutenant Governoring the youth

2/2/2018
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Ian flies solo for this week’s short edition. First he talks with Ranil Prasad about the Vancouver Youth Parliament, then some follow up on more political fallout from allegations harassment across Canada. Finally, some quick takes and a look at the #bestofbcpoli. This week’s music: Once you know by Michael Averill Links Secret Life of Canada...

Duration:00:30:31

Ep 70: #MeToo comes to Canadian politics

1/26/2018
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Pod Keep Our Land’s Erin Rennie joins us to talk about the spate of political resignations this week following different sexual misconduct allegations. Leaders of the Progressive Conservative parties in Ontario and Nova Scotia stepped down, as did Liberal federal cabinet minister Kent Hehr. But first, we check in on the state of the BC...

Duration:00:57:16

Ep 69: Minimum wage and War of Plates potpourri

1/19/2018
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UBC economics prof Kevin Milligan takes our questions on the minimum wage debates. Plus a potpourri of topics from spending in the Vancouver byelection to the latest survey of British Columbians thoughts on Site C and proportional representation to the ongoing War of Plates between Alberta and Saskatchewan. And we close off with our picks...

Duration:01:05:08

Ep 68: Sunset for Mayor Moonbeam

1/12/2018
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Mayor Gregor Robertson announces he will not be seeking reelection this year, so this means more municipal coverage in 2018. Meanwhile, Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer is probably hoping Senator Lynn Beyak would take an early retirement from the Senate as she continues to cause problems for him, even after being ejected from caucus for...

Duration:00:49:16

The PolitiCoast Star Wars Holiday Special

1/2/2018
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Star Wars is known for its giant space battles and galactic storylines. In this holiday special, Ian & Scott are joined by Joe Fulgham to break down the politics and the military strategy & tactics of the Star Wars Universe. From the Galactic Republic and Clone Wars of the prequels to the Empire and Rebellion...

Duration:01:19:17

Ep 67: The 2017 Finale

12/22/2017
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PolitiCoast celebrates the end of 2017 with a look back at the year that was and some predictions for 2018. Along with some comments on the recent CMHC/Statistics Canada housing data, Conservatives facing nomination battles and Trudeau’s hot water over his last Christmas trip. Special intro music: Deck the Halls by The HoHoHos! CC-BY-NC-ND Links […]

Duration:01:16:31

Ep 66: Of dams and beers

12/15/2017
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A mega-episode for a mega-project! First we talk about the approval of the Site C dam with Dan Woynillowicz, the policy director for Clean Energy Canada. Then we’re joined by PolitiCoast legal commentator Micah to talk about the Comeau “free the beer” case at the Supreme Court of Canada. Plus our usual roundup of quick […]

Duration:01:35:40

Ep 65: Is it a Better BC with David Moscrop

12/8/2017
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Byelection fever strikes BC as we preview Monday’s federal byelection in South Surrey-White Rock and the newly announced provincial byelection in Kelowna West. Then we look back at John Horgan and the BC NDP’s first term in office with friend of the pod David Moscrop. Plus our usual round of quick takes on fighter jets, […]

Duration:01:20:33

Ep 64: The Docket in Short Pants Crossover

12/2/2017
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Ian’s back in Ottawa this week so we have a double-crossover episode! First up, apologies to the LGBTQ community and the new Supreme Court of Canada pick with Michael Spratt & Emilie Taman of The Docket. Then Bill Morneau death watch and secret votes on derelict vessels with The Boys in Short pants. Find The […]

Duration:00:56:59

Ep 63: Justin McElroy kills your nostalgia

11/24/2017
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From the federal and municipal governments we get housing plans upon housing plans, but how do they stack up? Then, we chat with Justin McElroy about how he decided to pit all Canadian TV against one another and whether Kids in the Hall or Mr Dressup will be crowned the best we can provide as […]

Duration:01:19:24

Ep 62: Underway with challenges

11/16/2017
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released his report card on how he thinks he’s doing. Prof Lindsay Tedds joins us again to dive into the MSP Task Force and we come back to the TPP and Peacekeeping. Buy tickets to CANADALAND Commons live show taping for Friday, November 17 at 6:30 PM. Check out our Twitter […]

Duration:00:44:01

Ep 61: Minister of Silly Names

11/10/2017
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Unparliamentary language is threatening our democracy in BC but thankfully Darryl Plecas is there to save us from such profanity. Plus, what does peacekeeping even mean anymore, particularly in light of Ukraine’s request that the UN intervene on their behalf against Russia. And the conversation about supply management we know you’ve been dying to hear. […]

Duration:01:15:10

Ep 60: Stephen Carter rants

11/6/2017
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Stephen Carter, former co-host of The Strategists podcast and president of QED Marketing Inc, joins us in Vancouver to rant about Alberta politics.

Duration:00:51:42

Ep 59: The Vancouver Special

11/3/2017
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The BC Utilities Commission has delivered its verdict on the state of the Site C Dam. Why Vancouver needs electoral reform with Keith Poore of 123Vancouver and our interview with newly minted councillor Hector Bremner. Find the full interviews on our Patreon Congrats Lindsay Tedds (our premier sponsor) on your appointment as chair of the […]

Duration:02:32:13

Ep 58: David King’s IDEA for Alberta education

10/27/2017
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Bill Morneau has a bit of good news this week as he announces smaller than projected deficits, which means the Liberals can continue spending on new and expanded programs. Then we speak to former Alberta Education Minister David King about his new petition for a referendum to end the separate Catholic school system in that […]

Duration:01:25:25

Ep 57: The Mayor’s secret party of disappointment

10/20/2017
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The results of the Vancouver byelection are in and not even 11% of Vancouverites bothered to vote. Nevertheless, Ian and Scott can surely overanalyze these results to tell you who wins in 2018. Then we get into the BC NDP and Greens battle over ridesharing and whether it will ever happen in this province. And […]

Duration:01:25:40

Ep 55: How not to sell a tax plan

10/13/2017
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We finally get around to talking about the Liberal’s small business tax changes and then we look at how BC casinos are being used for money laundering by organized crime. Links Vancouver byelection Voting details Abundant Housing Vancouver questionnaire Vancouver Tenant’s Union questionnaire City of Vancouver Renter’s Advisory Committee: Hector Bremner (NPA), Judy Graves (OneCity), […]

Duration:00:48:56

Ep 55: Vancouver decides – Hashtag socialism or Hector the Connector?

10/7/2017
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Our extended take on Thursday night’s Housing & Homelessness Forum as part of the Vancouver council byelection. Then we look at Jagmeet Singh’s win in the NDP leadership race and the BC NDP’s first steps to an electoral reform referendum. Plus a roundup of quicktakes from provincial and federal politics. It rained briefly in the […]

Duration:01:27:11

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