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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


Bonus Pod: Vancouver Byelection Housing & Homelessness Forum

10/6/2017
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We recorded the October 5, 2017 West End Housing & Homelessness Forum as part of the coverage of the 2017 Vancouver Byelection. The debate was moderated by UBC Economist (and past guest of the show) Tom Davidoff and Law Professor Margot Young. It was hosted by West End Seniors’ Network, Watson Goepel LLP, Metro Vancouver Alliance […]

Duration: 02:17:30


Ep 54: More leadership races means more content

9/29/2017
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We have candidates but we don’t have an agreed hashtag yet, so can we really call it a leadership race? In any case, Scott phones this one in (literally from Kingston) in a shorter episode looking at the initial state of the BC Liberal leadership race and a roundup of usual quick-takes. Remember to check […]

Duration: 00:43:47


Ep 53: John’s allowance

9/22/2017
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Big corporate money is out and big government money is in for BC politics. But is John Horgan’s allowance for political parties a good or bad thing? Ian & Scott debate it out. Then Ian speaks with BC Civil Liberties Association Executive Director Josh Paterson about efforts to reform BC’s justice system. And our usual […]

Duration: 03:08:15


DD 03: NDP Leadership Race

9/18/2017
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Our Deep Dive look at the NDP leadership race. Make sure to go back to Episode 45 for our interview with Niki Ashton and the clip on Patreon from the Burnaby JagMeet & Greet. Links NDP Leadership page including videos Charlie Angus Niki Ashton Guy Caron Jagmeet Singh iPolitics/Mainstreet poll on race ($)

Duration: 01:09:48


Ep 52: Tedds takes on the budget update

9/14/2017
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The BC NDP has released its budget update, so we brought back Prof Lindsay Tedds to bring a tax-economics eye to the discussion. Plus our usual quicktakes. Links The budget update @LindsayTedds Campaign finance bill coming next week Parks commissioner wants to ban balloons Vision calls out NPA candidate’s hypocrisy on development

Duration: 01:14:30


Ep 51: Betrayal!

9/9/2017
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The Legislature is back in session and we’ve already seen sparks fly – within the BC Liberal party! Plus we check in on the state of the Vancouver byelections with a who’s who of the candidates in the race. Thanks to University of Victoria’s School of Public Administration for coming on board as our first […]

Duration: 01:14:39


Ep 50: The Live Show!

9/1/2017
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Our live show turned into an extended edition! In the first forty minutes, we talk to political scientist David Moscrop about the ongoing John A MacDonald naming controversies and the NDP leadership race. In the remainder of the show, we welcome the crew of Pod Keep Our Land to talk about the BC Liberals leadership […]

Duration: 02:04:04


Ep 49: Evan Balgord on right wing extremism

8/25/2017
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Evan Balgord, freelance journalist for CANADALAND and Torontoist, joins us to talk right wing extremism and anti-Muslim bigotry in BC and across Canada. Then we catch up on a smorgasbord of stories from BC and federal politics. Don’t forget to join us next week for our Ep 50 Live Show! Yagger’s Downtown Vancouver at 7pm […]

Duration: 01:15:24


Ep 48: Countering white supremacy

8/18/2017
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Ian and Scott are back together to catch up on all things BC and Canadian politics. Then they discuss the upcoming anti-racist march in Vancouver with two of the organizers of the rally. The interview starts at 34:08. Find details for the rally on Facebook. Also: We have a special live episode coming up for […]

Duration: 01:33:38


Ep 47: Ian’s Ottawa Adventure

8/11/2017
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Ian’s in Ottawa this week so we have a special episode with two interviews. First, Ian spoke with Evidence for Democracy Executive Director Katie Gibbs about the politics of science in Canada. Then, we have a clip from the latest episode of The Docket, where Ian discusses the Trinity Western University case before the Supreme […]

Duration: 01:05:38


Ep 46: Lindsay Tedds

8/4/2017
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We spoke with University of Victoria professor Lindsay Tedds about all things taxes and economics and then a quick listen to some of the highlight policies from Jean Swanson’s candidacy announcement for Vancouver City Council. @LindsayTedds @teamjean2017

Duration: 01:17:37


Emergency pod: Christy Clark resigns

7/29/2017
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Christy Clark has announced she’s resigning as leader of the BC Liberals – and she did it while we were editing our most recent podcast! So Ian & Scott are back to look forward to what this means for the future of the BC Liberal Party and the state of politics in the province.

Duration: 00:19:53


Ep 45: Niki Ashton

7/28/2017
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BC’s new government is ten days old, how are they doing? Then we sat down for an interview with NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton to discuss her bid. Finally, we give quick takes on Vancouver & Burnaby housing stories, the ongoing Alberta United Conservative Party going ons and Trump’s decision to ban trans people from […]

Duration: 01:29:52


Ep 44: Tom Davidoff

7/21/2017
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BC has a new government and another new cabinet. How did our predictions stack up and how has John Horgan handled his first few days as the first NDP premier in BC in 16 years? Then, we sat down with UBC economics Professor Tom Davidoff to talk all things housing, including how he got 50 […]

Duration: 01:42:55


Ep 43: Fantasy cabinet

7/14/2017
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Ryan joins us again on this episode to take a look at Canada’s new governor general, the role itself and some of the history behind it. Then we look at who might make the cut in the first BC NDP cabinet in 16 years and our usual quick takes. Correction: In …

Duration: 01:00:52


Ep 42: Politics, the universe and everything

7/7/2017
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The dust is finally settling after the 2017 BC election and the next NDP government is starting to take shape. Trudeau is in hot water over a $10.5 million apology to Omar Khadr, but did he have any other choice? And what’s going on in the NDP leadership race? Links …

Duration: 00:55:44


Ep 41: A confident end to the jiggery-pokery

6/30/2017
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Christy Clark lost the confidence of the legislature and the Lieutenant Governor has asked John Horgan to be the next premier of BC. We recorded this episode literally as it was happening and are getting it out as quick as possible. We also spoke with Stephen Carter from (what was) …

Duration: 01:09:14


Ep 40: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

6/23/2017
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BC has a speaker and a Throne Speech but those ideas sound awfully familiar… Brendan Dawe joins us to talk about Abundant Housing Vancouver. And Micah Goldberg joins us to talk through the Vancouver Aquarium’s lawsuit against the Vancouver Park’s Board. Find the full, uncut interviews at patreon.com/politicoast Apologies for the …

Duration: 01:09:19

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