Month: October 2017

  • Ep 58: David King’s IDEA for Alberta education

    Bill Morneau has a bit of good news this week as he announces smaller than projected deficits, which means the Liberals can continue spending on new and expanded programs. Then we speak to former Alberta Education Minister David King about his new petition for a referendum to end the separate Catholic school system in that […]

  • Ep 57: The Mayor’s secret party of disappointment

    The results of the Vancouver byelection are in and not even 11% of Vancouverites bothered to vote. Nevertheless, Ian and Scott can surely overanalyze these results to tell you who wins in 2018. Then we get into the BC NDP and Greens battle over ridesharing and whether it will ever happen in this province. And […]

  • Vancouver Byelection Thoughts

    Today is the byelection to fill the seat vacated by Geoff Meggs, and to elect an entire school board after the last one was unceremoniously fired by the provincial government. I gave some of my thoughts on Episode 56 of the podcast, but wanted to put a few more thoughts down about the byelection. I […]

  • Ep 56: How not to sell a tax plan

    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), […]

  • Ep 55: Vancouver decides – Hashtag socialism or Hector the Connector?

    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 […]

  • Bonus Pod: Vancouver Byelection Housing & Homelessness Forum

    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 […]