The BC NDP’s spring Throne Speech aimed to quell anxiety over unaffordable housing but how much substance did it contain? The BC Liberals won the Kelowna West byelection in one of the least exciting races to date. And Micah calls in to give us the update on how the Aquarium won its case against the Vancouver Parks Board.
In our quick takes, we look at the latest names being tossed around for the Vancouver municipal election, we spend a while looking at the Northeast False Creek development plan approved this week, a report on ridesharing in BC, Trudeau’s new framework for recognizing indigenous rights and Patrick Brown’s ongoing efforts to take the Ontario PCs down with him.
And we close off with our picks for this week’s #bestofbcpoli
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Segment 1: An affordable throne
Segment 2: That was literally the same result
Segment 3: Micah was wrong
- Libby Davies & Don Davies consider mayoral bid
- Adrian Crook and Ben Bolliger for council
- Charlie Smith’s column on possible Vancouver election candidates
- Northeast False Creek development plan passes council
- Federal government cancels childcare announcement with BC, still gives us the money
- NEB approves Transmountain to begin work on Burnaby Mountain tunnel
- Ridesharing report [pdf] and coverage
- Darryl Plecas’ Speakers Forum
- Other podcasts on Stanley trial of death of Colten Boushie: Media Indigena and The Docket
- Trudeau makes pledge for new framework for indigenous rights
- Too much is happening too fast with Patrick Brown but here’s the CityNews story at least
#ThroneSpeech “Government’s first step must be to address demand and stabilize B.C.’s out-of-control real estate and rental market.”
Yowzer! Stated preference for demand over supply action is noteworthy. Rich Coleman and Mike DeJong must be rolling over in their semi-back bench.
— Tom Davidoff (@TomDavidoff) February 13, 2018
No major surprises in the #ThroneSpeech. The acquisition of 50 F-22 Raptors from Lockheed Martin was perhaps a more aggressive move than expected, but the times call for it. #bcpoli #abpoli
— Steve Burgess (@steveburgess1) February 13, 2018
I like curling, it’s less wear and tear on the body. I wrestled, boxed, and studied martial arts. I have nothing else to prove. Therefore I choose curling. #curlingiscoolfool
— Mr. T (@MrT) February 14, 2018