The Conservatives gain a new MP through a surprise floor crossing from the Liberals. BC is going to have one single cannabis store open on October 17 but you’ll have to drive to Kamloops to visit it.
But first, we respond to feedback around Doug Ford’s decision to invoke the notwithstanding clause (and why it’s off the table again).
Plus quick takes on Senator Larry Campbell’s hot water, tent cities in the Capital Region, racists exploiting a murder in Burnaby and the finance committee consultation.
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We’re moderating a proportional representation debate! Hosted by the Canadian Club at the Terminal City Club on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 between 12:00-2:00 PM. Get tickets online before October 19.
Segment 1: Crossing the floor
- Leona Alleslev crosses from Liberals to Conservatives
- List of Canadian politicians who have crossed the floor
Segment 2: All smoke and no stores
- Only one cannabis store to open in BC on day of legalization
- Nanaimo-based Tilray valued at $17 billion
- Senator Larry Campbell steps down from committee
- Camp Namegans moves to Goldstream park
- Protests at first hearing of man accused of murdering Marrisa Shen