Month: March 2018

Ep 79: “Shoot the mayor in the head and burn down houses” – A look at Nanaimo politics

Carole James announces updates to the speculation tax that will see fewer people charged less tax but it will raise the same amount of money. Then we dive into Nanaimo politics with Jesse Woodward to find out why a city councillor was charged with assault and a city manager was charged with uttering threats. Finally, Michael Spratt joins us to break down the federal Liberal’s new justice reform bill.

No #bestofbcpoli again, please nominate Tweets for next week.

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Segment 1: Rebuilding the cabin tax

Segment 2: Jesse Woodward on Nanaimo Politics
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Segment 3: Michael Spratt on new justice reform bill
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Quick takes
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Ep 78: The new LNG champion

The BC NDP announced a wave of new LNG subsidies to try to do what the Clark Liberals couldn’t: Make LNG work in BC. Then BC has a connection to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data breach. Plus quick takes on polls and new gun laws (and more).

We didn’t obsessively monitor Twitter enough this week so we cut our #bestofbcpoli segment, please nominate Tweets for next week.

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Intro music: “My Water’s On Fire Tonight” by David Holmes and Andrew Bean (CC-BY-SA)

Links

Cambie Report, Ian’s Vancouver politics show

Segment 1: It’s not corporate welfare when we do it

Segment 2: Why Trump is BC’s fault
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Quick takes
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Cambie Report Ep 01: Elections are weird

Note: This is the first episode of Cambie Report, the new Vancouver Politics podcast featuring Ian from PolitiCoast, and Patrick and Matthew from Pod Keep Our Land. Enjoy the first episode and if you like it, leave a review on iTunes and subscribe at CambieReport.ca

In the first full episode of Cambie Report, Ian Bushfield and Patrick Meehan are joined by Erin Reddekopp (@reddekoppter) from The Tipsy Archives (@TipsyArchives) podcast to dive into the history of Vancouver politics, break down how municipal elections work in the city and look at the state of the race.

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Find Ian’s ongoing spreadsheet of declared candidates.

Ep 77: Horgan blocks World Cup bid

John Horgan’s NDP effectively killed Vancouver’s chance to be a part of the 2026 FIFA World Cup: Was it an epic save or an own goal?

Then we follow up last week’s conversation with a look at the results of the Ontario PC leadership contest. It was a mess and Doug Ford won.

Check out Ian’s new podcast: Cambie Report, coming soon to cover Vancouver municipal politics!

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Segment 1: At least we won’t have World Cup Riots

Segment 2: A Wynne for Ford Nation
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  • We didn’t actually put any links in our script, we just wrote “Doug Ford huh”

Quick Takes
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#bestofbcpoli
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Ep 76: What the heck Ontario?

John Michael McGrath of TVO’s The Agenda on Politics joins us to break down what the heck has been going on in Ontario politics for the past couple weeks as we careen toward the Ontario PC Leadership race this weekend.

Then BC Today’s Shannon Waters talks about what it’s like covering the BC Legislature and she sticks around to run through our gamut of quick takes.

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Ian’s Vancouver Municipal Election Candidate spreadsheet

Segment 1: Ontario politics with John Michael McGrath

Segment 2: Covering the BC Legislature with Shannon Waters
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Quick takes
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#bestofbcpoli
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Open Justin’s tweet to see the full thread