From 34 premiers down to two. Over the past several months we’ve been pitting BC’s premiers against one another to find the greatest. Inevitably we were headed to this conclusion: Social Credit titan WAC Bennett and the NDP legend Dave Barrett.
To make the case for these two premiers, we invited experts in the two premiers, people who literally wrote the books on them. David J Mitchell, author of WAC Bennett and the Rise of British Columbia, presents the case for Bennett. Rod Mickleburgh, co-author of The Art of the Impossible, argues for Barrett.
Then Stewart Prest fills in for Scott to help Ian break down Dr Bonnie Henry’s announcement that the mask mandate is ending. They then turn to the federal Conservative leadership race where Leslyn Lewis, Jean Charest, Patrick Brown and Roman Baber are in; and Tasha Kheiriddin is out. And finally in Ukraine news, they discuss the tweet that kicked off a conversation about what is the role of cabinet members during a time of international conflict.
Segment 1: COVID
- COVID-19: BC to drop mask mandate Friday for indoor public spaces, vaccine card in April | Globalnews.ca
- UBC continues masking
- Ian’s comparison of when mask mandates are ending
Segment 2: Conservative race
- Leslyn Lewis runs for Conservative leadership again — this time with a political track record | CBC News
- CTV expresses ‘regrets’ over story that derailed Patrick Brown’s provincial political career | The Star
- Jean Charest says he’s opposed to Bill 21 and favours more oil and gas production
- Patrick Brown and Jean Charest have a deal that could make one of them the next Conservative leader | The Star
- Tasha Kheiriddin bows out of Conservative leadership race | The Star
- Roman Baber promises to ‘disrupt politics’ in Tory leadership bid
- Leger poll
- Abacus poll
Segment 3: ‘The taxpayer dime’