The BC government is spending money to help non-profits buy affordable rental housing and to expand the Crown Prosecution Service. Meanwhile Kevin Falcon wants a new bridge to the North Shore. In Ottawa it’s buying season with a finalized deal for the F-35 fighter for us and a gift of surface to air missiles for Ukraine.
- B.C. plans $500M fund to keep older rental buildings with non-profits, not developers | CBC News
- New fund will protect thousands of renters in B.C. | BC Gov News
- B.C. launches Crown prosecutor hiring drive to help address repeat violent offending | CBC News
- Building a new North Shore bridge a ‘huge priority’ for BC Liberal leader
- ‘Freedom fighter’ launches petition to recall ‘dictator’ Premier David Eby
- Recall Petition to be Issued in Vancouver-Point Grey Electoral District | Elections BC
- Canada finalizes $19-billion purchase of F-35 fighter jets – The Globe and Mail
- Canada to purchase U.S. missile defence system for Ukraine | CBC News
- Canada buys Ukraine $400M air-defence system; Canadian Army still waits for such equipment
- Trudeau wants Alberta to spend budget surplus on carbon capture incentives | CBC News
2 Responses to “Bridging the political divide”
Why are the hosts so keen on increasing our spending on national defense? Isn’t there something to be said for limiting our spending so we’re not contributing to a never ending arms race that makes the world worse off?
How about we just go all out and try to push for nukes? Otherwise how can we expect to taken seriously on the “world stage”?
I was sick last week so I missed the recording but I’m not really in on increasing defense spending and definitely am out on the F-35s. David Pugliese has been writing some good critical pieces and doing some good podcast interviews recently on that specific issue. See also Taylor Oakes’ piece in the Toronto Star that was sharply critical of us spending billions on what’s clearly a purely offensive weapon.