Nov 5th, 2017 by podkeepourland
NAFTA Negotiations - Site C Dam Report - Municipal Election Financing - News Bytes
In the news bytes, Erin, Matthew and Pat check in on the recent petition circulating on allowing people to keep their pets in buildings, and the new law passed in Ontario that prohibits protests within 150m of an abortion clinic. They also examine what the new changes to municipal electoral finance rules might mean for the Vancouver election. The BCUC report on the Site C Dam project is put under scrutiny, and Matthew and Pat debate whether the project should go ahead. Finally, the team takes a deep dive into the NAFTA renegotiations, currently underway between Canada, the USA, and Mexico.
Oct 28th, 2017 by podkeepourland
Legislative Drafting - Vancouver By-Election - Fish Farms - Bremner Interview
Erin and Matthew conclude last week's chat with discussions on the Vancouver By-election, fish farms, and the changes to accessing the legislative drafting office for political parties. Then, Matthew interviews Hector Bremner after his victory, getting into why he thinks that "The rent is high because there's no supply", and how he intends to fix it.
Oct 20th, 2017 by podkeepourland
Gord Downie - BC Liberal Debate - Persons Day & #metoo - Quebec Face-Covering Ban
Erin and Matthew sit down for a serious and silly discussion of current events. They talk about what the Tragically Hip meant to them, and their reactions to Gord Downie's passing. They canvass Bill Morneau's very bad week of tax loophole hypocricy, check in with the #metoo movement, and celebrate Persons Day! Finally, they settle in for a discussion of Bill 62, the anti-Muslim Quebec ban on face coverings while using public services.
Oct 6th, 2017 by podkeepourland
Vancouver By-Election - Electoral Reform - PrEP & PharmaCare - Jagmeet Singh NDP Leader
Erin, Matthew and Pat dive deep into the Vancouver Municipal By-Election that fills the Council seat left by Geoff Meggs, Premier Horgan's new Chief of Staff, and the School Board vacancies created by firing the entire school board. They then review the announcement of next fall's electoral reform referendum, and examine the Ministry of Health's response to calls to fund the HIV prevention drug Truvada. Finally, they cover the stunning first-ballot victory of the new NDP leader, Jagmeet Singh.
Sep 29th, 2017 by podkeepourland
Marijuana Consultation - Premier Approval Ratings - BC Liberal Leadership Race - Federal Tax Changes
Erin, Matthew and Patrick urge you to fill out the BC Marijuana survey at http://engage.gov.bc.ca/BCcannabisregulation/, then go on to discuss the ups and downs of the premier approval ratings, and who is running for BC Liberal Leadership (Everybody, apparently!). They then take a deeper dive into the federal tax changes around income sprinkling and corporate capital gains.
Just remember, if it's good for mines, it's good for geese!
Sep 26th, 2017 by podkeepourland
While Erin basks in sunny California, Matthew and Pat struggle along with a podcast about the duelling Site C reports, the cancellation of the bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnell, and the NDP's first (mini) budget since 2001.
Sep 26th, 2017 by podkeepourland
Erin, Matthew and Pat join the crew from Politicoast, Ian and Scott, for their 50th Episode extravaganza. They talk BC Liberal Leadership Rules, the changes to the Indiginous Affairs Ministry, and the Scheer Shadow Cabinet appointments.
Aug 26th, 2017 by podkeepourland
Erin, Matthew and Pat sit down to hash out the Horgan government's new ban (of sorts) on the trophy hunting of grizzly bears. They check in with the three current leadership races - the BC Liberals, Alberta UCP, and the federal NDP - and attempt to give listeners a peak behind the curtain at the internal party operations that go into electing a new leader. Finally they examine white supremacy in Canada, and talk about the significance of historical monuments, including how controversial figures with a checkered past might be commemorated.
Errors: It was stated that Grace McCarthy was the first female leader of a party in BC. It was actually Rita Johnson.
Aug 12th, 2017 by podkeepourland
Erin, Matthew and Patrick come together to check in with BC politics as the Jobs Minister makes an unforced error, and attempt to figure out what might stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline and what might get it built. They wonder why it's so hard to build things in Canada, and debate whether this is a good thing, before heading to Saskatchewan to examine the demise of that province's rural bus company.
Jul 29th, 2017 by podkeepourland
Host Erin is joined yet again by Matthew and Patrick as they check back in with the BC Cabinet, then look up and over the Rockies to Alberta, where the Wildrose Alliance Party and Progressive Conservative Association have voted to merge, before heading over to Ottawa for a look at the Khadr verdict, the Conservative's American media campaign on the Khadr verdict, and NAFTA renegotiations.