Month: December 2016

Ep 14: Fall Finale

Ian and Scott share their thoughts on events of 2016 and what they will be watching for in 2017.

Topics discussed include:

  • Trump
  • Brexit
  • Rise of the Alt Right
  • Trudeau’s First Year
  • Federal Leadership Races
  • BC 2017 Election

For the final segment of the year, podcast recommendations:


CBC The House

Macleans On The Hill


Brief Remarks


The Docket

British Columbia:

 Coast Reporter

Left at the Valley

America and General Interest:


538 Elections

Opening Arguments


Planet Money

From all of us at PolitiCoast Happy New Year!

Ep 13: Make ethics great again

Fundraising scandals continue to plague the Trudeau Liberals, particularly as new controversy surrounds the Trudeau Foundation. Next, Micah calls in to add a legal take on BC NDP leader John Horgan’s claim that the federal government would have to invoke the notwithstanding clause to force the Kinder Morgan Pipeline through. Then we take another look at the state of the Conservative leadership race, Christy Clark’s new home loans program, the City of Vancouver’s decision to use a new property tax levy to tackle the overdose crisis and the federal government’s study into expanding access to assisted dying.

Lots to cover in our second-to-last episode for 2016. Join us next week for our year-in-review fall finale!


Ep 12: Rachel Notley comes to town

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley comes to BC to win support for the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. The Trudeau Liberals launch, yet another tool to consult Canadians on electoral reform, this time to wide ridicule on social media. Then Ian & Scott discuss cash for access controversies and the dark side of Alberta politics.