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  • Ep 287: A BC Police

    Ep 287: A BC Police

    The Special Committee On Reforming The Police Act recommends creating a new provincial police service and what to do about the shortage of family doctors. Links Transforming Policing and Community Safety in British Columbia [pdf] BC should ditch RCMP and form its own police force, committee says | CBC News  Minister’s statement on Police Act report […]

  • Ep 285: Contesting Quilchena

    Ep 285: Contesting Quilchena

    A byelection is called for Vancouver-Quilchena and Conservative Leadership candidates release housing and childcare plans Links Segment 1 2022 Vancouver-Quilchena By-election Candidate nomination closes for Vancouver-Quilchena by-election  Segment 2 Conservative Party of Canada announces dates for its leadership debates Jean Charest Announces Flexible Family Friendly Policies   Does Pierre Poilievre have a point blaming city hall […]

  • Ep 273: Predictions in Unpredictable Times

    Ep 273: Predictions in Unpredictable Times

    Ian returns to the podcast and we (belatedly) review our predictions for 2021 and look ahead to the year ahead. Plus a round up of the news. Vote in the Greatest BC Premier Bracket Links John Horgan announces he has completed his cancer treatment 2021 Prediction Episode (Ep 221: 2021 is off to a helluva […]

  • Ep 272: Party Operating Systems

    Ep 272: Party Operating Systems

    Our interview with BC Liberal leadership candidate Val Litwin & a round up of the week’s stories in BC and Federal politics. Links Val Litwin’s website BC Liberals launch review of new memberships ahead of leadership vote | Vancouver Sun Jas Johal’s thread British Columbians Ponder Who Can Deliver Affordable Housing – Research Co. Record […]

  • Ep 271: Unclear Goals

    Ep 271: Unclear Goals

    Stewart Prest returns to discuss the evolving pandemic, how BC is adapting to omicron and why is it so hard for governments to articulate what the covid response goals are. Links All travellers will once again need a molecular COVID-19 test before arriving in Canada | CBC News  Province strengthens COVID-19 measures for safer holiday […]

  • Basic income: Easier said than done

    Basic income: Easier said than done

    The Basic Income Task Force has questions for basic income proponents and opponents.