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Ep 40: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

BC has a speaker and a Throne Speech but those ideas sound awfully familiar… Brendan Dawe joins us to talk about Abundant Housing Vancouver. And Micah Goldberg joins us to talk through the Vancouver Aquarium’s lawsuit against the Vancouver Park’s Board.

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Apologies for the dicey audio quality at times, Ian’s still trying to figure out how to operate the fancy equipment at the Vancouver Public Library’s Inspiration Lab.


Segment 1: What election platform?

Segment 2: Abundant Housing Vancouver

Segment 3: Vancouver Aquarium vs Vancouver Park’s Board

Quick takes

Ep 39: The Neverending Election

Yes, we have to talk about the BC election again. Christy Clark announced her cabinet and rumours are flying whether there’s trouble in the GreeNDP paradise. Then we invite Micah back for thoughts on the retirement of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin and we look at Vancouver City Council’s decision to reject the development application for 105 Keefer Street. Plus we have lots in our quick takes.

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Segment 1: Get on with it

Segment 2: Supreme Retirement
At 17:53

Segment 3: Don’t fear the Keefer
At 28:41

Quick takes
At 42:50

Ep 38: Dave’s hot takes

We sat down with political scientist David Moscrop for this episode to talk about the ongoing BC stalemate, his work an experiences as a pundit and Canada’s new foreign policy. Follow Dave on Twitter at @David_Moscrop or find more links at his website.

Apologies for the bit of popping on Dave’s mic.


Segment 1: Who will speak for the legislature?

Segment 2: Apparently people care what you think
at 16:06

Segment 3: The Trudeau Doctrine
at 53:50

Quick takes
at 1:17:58

Ep 37: Clark’s GreeNDP nightmare

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Ep 36: And the winner is…

We finally know the results of the 2017 BC election but we still don’t know who will be able to win the Green Party’s support and form a stable government. Then, we look at the recent dust up between the Vancouver Park’s Board and the Vancouver Aquarium. Should we free the whales? Plus our usual quick takes.


Segment 1: The final countdown

Segment 2: Cetacean’s needed?

Quick takes: