We’re in the first few days of the provincial election and the debate over whether it should’ve been called is still underway. While the leaders didn’t present much at their speeches at UBCM, they were faced to confront the Coroner’s report of 147 people who died in August from toxic drug supply. But we also have some polling.
Federally, Trudeau is daring the opposition to bring down his government with a new Speech from the Throne and a bill to transition workers on the CERB to a suite of new benefits, including something branded as “paid sick leave.”
And in our quick take we look at the scandal that reminded everyone the federal Greens are in the midst of a leadership race.
Listen to Scott & Ian on Ontario Loud this Tuesday.
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Segment 1: And they’re off
- Former Green leader Andrew Weaver backs NDP in B.C. election
- Election should be a test of premier’s trustworthiness, BC Liberal leader says
- BC Election 2020: Horgan, Furstenau set to speak at UBCM convention
- Illicit drug death count remains high in BC during dual health emergencies.
- ‘The fix was in’: BC Liberals in Surrey-White Rock call out own party
- Elections BC says 160,000 voters ask for mail-in ballots
- Insights West Majority of BC Residents Disapprove of Horgan’s Snap Election Call, But Voter Intentions at this Early Stage in the Race Point Towards BC NDP Lead
- ResearchCo BC NDP Ahead of Rivals as Campaign Starts in British Columbia
Segment 2: Much Trudeau about nothing
- Throne Speech: A stronger and more resilient Canada
- David Moscrop Opinion | In Canada’s throne speech, Trudeau’s Liberal government promises more of the same
- Government of Canada introduces legislation to support Canadians through Recovery Benefits and extend access to funds for emergency measures
- Government Bill (House of Commons) C-2 (43-2) – First Reading – COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act
- Liberals enrich some COVID-19 benefits in new bill, urge all MPs to support it