Feb 8th, 2018 by podkeepourland
Dave Barrett | ICBC | Wilkinson Wins | Trade War | Anthem
Erin, Matthew and Pat sit down for a chock-full week of news, but not before sharing some stories in memory of the late Premier Dave Barrett. They then gaze in awe on the dumpster fire that is the ICBC financial situation, and check in with for the last time with the BC Liberal Leadership race, and its victorious winner, Andrew Wilkinson. Your intrepid (trade) war correspondents bring you the latest dispatches from the battle between Alberta and BC over bitumen shipments and wine purchases.
Correction: It was stated that AggregateIQ worked for the Trump campaign. They did not.
Feb 2nd, 2018 by podkeepourland
#metoo & #cdnpoli | Workplace Bullying | The Hundred Year Trek
Erin, Matthew and Pat react to the explosive #metoo news in Canadian politics, and then sit down with Sheldon Goldfarb, author of ‘The Hundred-Year Trek, A History of Student Life at UBC', to chat about that time students voted to ban politics, and other events from the history of the student body at the University of British Columbia.
Jan 25th, 2018 by podkeepourland
Robertson Retires | Gender Equity Strategy | Whiskey Raids | Kelowna By-election | BC Liberal Endorsements | Youth Employment
Erin, Matthew and Pat check in with the Vancouver scene as long serving Mayor Gregor Robertson retires, a new Gender Equity Strategy arrives, and thousands of dollars of whiskey are seized from a downtown bar in a raid reminiscent of the 1920s. They then review the provincial landscape, with an upcoming by-election and the race for BC Liberal Leader coming down to the wire. Finally, there is youth employment news: the reserves are recruiting, Katimavik is relaunching, and the Canada Summer Jobs Program is covered in fiasco sauce.
Jan 12th, 2018 by podkeepourland
Ont. Minimum Wage | Military Procurement | MP Harrassment | Beyak Sacked | BC Liberal Race | ALR Commission
Buckle up gumshoes, because our intrepid detectives Erin, Matthew and Pat are back on the case. They examine whether the Wynne Government's $15 minimum wage increase really is stealing jobs from hard working Ontarians, and try and figure out whether the hubbub over shipbuilding and fighter jet procurement is really warranted. In Ottawa, they hunt for clues on who is harrassing female MPs and staffers, and review some of the vile things that Senator Beyak did to get her kicked out of the Tory caucus. Back in BC, 5 men and 1 woman are vieing for the Liberal leadership, one Vicky (the Slick) Huntington has nabbed herself a key appointment on the new Agricultural Land Reserve Review Commission, and close the Pod Keep Our Land cold case on funding for PrEP.
Dec 21st, 2017 by podkeepourland
By-elections | Kent Hehr | Supreme Court | Zussmann | Squamish Election | Site C
Erin, Matthew and Pat are back for their last episode of the year. They review the by-election results, check in with Minister Hehr's bout of foot-in-mouth disease, and peruse some hirings and firings - specifically the Supreme Court appointments and Richard Zussmann's dismissal from the CBC. Finally, in their main event, they discuss the Horgan government's approval of the Site C Dam.
Dec 16th, 2017 by podkeepourland
Heckling | National Day of Remembrance | Federal By-elections | BC Liberal Race | Apologies | Child Poverty | National Housing Strategy | Tickle Trunks
In a heavy and jam packed episode, Erin, Matthew and Pat see why an MP was sent out of the house, check in on a couple of elections, review the federal apologies to residential school survivors in Newfoundland and Labrador and LGBTQ+ members of the civil service, take a look at the Child Poverty report from First Call, and herald the return of the federal government to the housing table.
Nov 18th, 2017 by podkeepourland
Legislative Name Calling - Julie Payette Remarks - Promise Tracker - TPP Negotiations
Erin, Matthew and Pat check in on the new Mayor of Montreal and the current mobility pricing consultation ongoing in MetroVancouver before getting to the meat of the episode - Speaker Plecas' ruling on 'mock ministerial titles'. They debate whether or not Governor General Payette's remarks were inappropriate or simply ill-advised, serve you up their hot takes on the federal Liberal mandate tracker, and review what just went on at the TPP negotiations in Vietnam.
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.