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A Canadian politics podcast from the West Coast.

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A Canadian politics podcast from the West Coast.

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By @CharoneF - May 20 2017
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Charone here from the Habeas Humor podcast. Smart guys, very interesting political analysis. (And I think saying aboot is kinda hot)

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4 Ratings
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Hot Canadian Political Commentary

By @CharoneF - May 20 2017
Read more
Charone here from the Habeas Humor podcast. Smart guys, very interesting political analysis. (And I think saying aboot is kinda hot)
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PolitiCoast

Latest release on May 22, 2020

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Ep 190: A scientist runs for Green leader w Dr Amita Kuttner

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Dr Amita Kuttner is a British Columbian astrophysicist running for the leadership of the Green Party of Canada. We talk to them about their candidacy, the Greens’ science policy and how they’d achieve electoral success.

Plus quick takes on the return of the BC Legislature, recovery infrastructure spending and the latest mask recommendations.

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May 22 2020

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Bonus: Lindsay Tedds on basic income during COVID-19 paper

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A new paper from BC’s Basic Income Task Force has been published today in the School of Public Policy Paper Series titled “Considerations for Basic Income as a COVID-19 Response”.

We had a chance to read the paper and speak to Professor Lindsay Tedds of the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy about the paper.

Read the transcript

Read the paper

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May 21 2020

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Ep 189: My baby doesn’t have a job yet

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David Eby releases a report on how ICBC’s financials are faring amidst the pandemic and the answer is…complicated. The latest job numbers are out and they’re clearly bad but perhaps a report from the emerging economy taskforce will provide a path to a new future. And the MOU between Canada, BC and the Wet’suwet’en was signed but what will it mean for the future of Crown-Indigenous relations?

Plus quick takes on TransLink, liquor, investigations under the BC Election Act and why Norway blacklisted Alberta oil companies.

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Segment 1: Scrhodinger’s Dumpster Fire

Segment 2: No jobs today, different jobs tomorrow?

Segment 3: An agreement signed

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May 15 2020

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Ep 188: Trudeau comes for some of your guns

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Premier John Horgan has announced the province’s (careful) plan to Restart BC. Trudeau uses an order-in-council to reclassify various firearms as prohibited. And further uncertainty over the tentative agreement between the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs and the provincial and federal governments as the elected chiefs cry foul over the consultation process.

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Segment 1: Restart BC

Segment 2: Dey took er guns

The banned weapons

Segment 3: Land transfer

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May 08 2020

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Ep 187: The railroad to normalcy

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Politics continues in a pandemic as MPs meet virtually for the first time and all the media wants to talk about are the views of each MP’s home that we got a glimpse at. Then we look at the steps various (non-BC) provinces have announced to reopen their societies. Finally, there’s a new study out looking at the costs of restoring the old Island Rail tracks from Victoria to Port Alberni and Courtenay.

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Segment 1: Politics in Lockdown

Note: After we recorded, it came out that the Wet’suwet’en elected council is strongly objecting to the MoU. We’ll take a closer look next week.

Segment 2: Ending the lockdown

Segment 3: Malahat a choo choo

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May 01 2020

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Ep 186: Clearing the COVID air

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The Mayor’s Council has dire warnings about the state of Translink if ridership remains low and its revenue sources have largely evaporated. Will the province and federal government step up?

And multiple poultry processing plants in BC and meat plants in Alberta are facing serious COVID-19 outbreaks. This has sparked renewed calls in BC, at least, for guaranteed paid sick leave for workers.

Finally, Scott spoke to Professor Michael Brauer from the UBC School of Public Health about the interactions between air pollution and COVID-19. This interview was released early for patrons.

As a test feature, we’re also providing the transcript (this was done automatically with some touching up, so excuse some errors). If you find this useful, let us know and we might make it a Patreon goal to provide these for all episodes going forward. Read the transcript.

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Apr 24 2020

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Ep 185: Where was Andrew Wilkinson?

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BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson asked on This Is Vancolour “Where is John Horgan?” But where has Andrew Wilkinson been? More to the point, how do his criticisms of the BC NDP’s economic response compare against reality?

Plus a look at how politics is slowly shifting in response the crisis.

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Apr 17 2020

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Ep 184: Political Decisions in a Time of Crisis

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David Moscrop, political scientist and Washington Post columnist, returns to discuss how we make political decisions in a time of crisis, whether our institutions are up to the task, and what comes after.

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Apr 10 2020

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Ep 183: To mask or not to mask?

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Dr Rob Tarzwell (@Rob_Tarzwell) is a psychiatrist and nuclear medicine specialist and has been helping distill the scientific debates around COVID-19 for lay audiences. He’s a cohost of the new Viral Transmissions weekly streamed update. He joins Scott to talk about coronavirus science, policy and how we can look after our mental health.

Remember: Wash your hands and stay home.

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Apr 03 2020

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Ep 182: Money printer go brrr

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We’ve successfully sabotaged the economy on a global scale and hopefully we did it fast enough to save enough lives and our healthcare system.

Labour economist Kevin Milligan (@kevinmilligan) joins us once again to break down the federal and provincial aid packages and how they hope to keep Canadians staying home and staying healthy. And we answer the all important question of whether we can just make money printer go brrr?

Then we invite back political scientist Stewart Prest (@stewartprest) to consider the deeper political implications of the crisis. What is the role of government, how do we balance civil liberties with a protection of public health and what can the opposition even do?

Oh and the Conservatives called off their leadership and the BCTF reached a tentative deal with the province.

Note: Trudeau announced the small business wage subsidy was jumping from 10 to 75% on the morning after we recorded.

Remember: Wash your hands and stay home.

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Mar 27 2020

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