We recap the bombshells of the day that close out a very eventful week in the campaign. Videos leaked, candidates out, a debate that we’ve all but forgotten about – oh and two platforms dropped. It’s so much that we’re going to leave discussing the platforms for a standalone podcast this weekend.
We started the week with BC Liberal MLA Jane Thronthwaite coming under fire for sexist remarks against NDP MLA Bowinn Ma in a roast for retiring MLA Ralph Sultan. The three leaders debated on Tuesday evening in what was an ultimately unmemorable affair, aside from the failure by John Horgan and Andrew Wilkinson to navigate a question on race and privilege. And on Thursday Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness was booted from the Liberal party for comparing an NDP pledge to provide contraceptives through MSP to eugenics.
Not covered was Friday’s revelation that the New Westminster BC Liberal candidate had previously positively retweeted a JK Rowling blog attacking trans people.
We also didn’t have time to get to the two platforms that dropped this week from the BC Liberals and the BC Greens. We’re planning a special bonus episode early next week to cover those.
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Main segment: Eugenics is the line
- Wilkinson’s delay in addressing sexist remarks is concerning for a leader, Bowinn Ma says
- UPDATE: BC Liberal leader rebukes Laurie Throness comparing free birth control to eugenics
- (After recording) Laurie Throness’ statement
- Nicole Paul’s thread
- Jason Lum
- Sep 4 Angus Reid Poll BC Spotlight: Massive lead over opposition may make an election irresistible to the NDP, but risks lie ahead
- Interim Report on Vote-by-Mail Package Processing
- Liberals, NDP block Conservative effort to have prorogation study include WE Charity affair
- Conservatives propose creating anti-corruption committee to investigate WE Charity contract
- Federal government invests in small nuclear reactors to help it meet net-zero 2050 target
- Two’s a crowd: Nuclear and renewables don’t mix: Only the latter can deliver truly low carbon energy, says new study
- Nature Energy – Differences in carbon emissions reduction between countries pursuing renewable electricity versus nuclear power
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