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Erin, Matthew and Pat discuss politics in Canada and its provinces.

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Gord Downie - BC Liberal Debate - Persons Day & #metoo - Quebec Face-Covering Ban

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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. 

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Vancouver By-Election - Electoral Reform - PrEP & PharmaCare - Jagmeet Singh NDP Leader

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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. 

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Marijuana Consultation - Premier Approval Ratings - BC Liberal Leadership Race - Federal Tax Changes

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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!

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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The day when Premier Designate John Horgan unveils his Cabinet is fast approaching so Erin, Matthew and Pat sit down to play FANTASY CABINET and offer their picks for Ministers from the NDP caucus. They also get into the appointment of Julie Payette as the new Governor General of Canada. 

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Erin is joined by Matthew and Patrick as they check in after their Canada150 celebrations, question whether or not Canada150 is worth celebrating at all, revisit the ongoing craziness at the BC Legislature, and see what Justin Trudeau got up to, and decide whether it's really a big deal to forget about Alberta. 

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