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PolitiCoast

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PolitiCoast is the BC politics podcast. We cover British Columbia, Canadian and sometimes international politics from a West Coast lens. PolitiCoast was launched in October 2016 by Ian Bushfield & Scott de Lange Boom.

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PolitiCoast is the BC politics podcast. We cover British Columbia, Canadian and sometimes international politics from a West Coast lens. PolitiCoast was launched in October 2016 by Ian Bushfield & Scott de Lange Boom.

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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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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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PolitiCoast

Updated 19 days ago

Rank #51 in Regional category

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PolitiCoast is the BC politics podcast. We cover British Columbia, Canadian and sometimes international politics from a West Coast lens. PolitiCoast was launched in October 2016 by Ian Bushfield & Scott de Lange Boom.

Rank #1: Ep 101: Rabid dog days of summer

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In this episode, we talk to our resident legal analyst Micah Goldberg (@micahgoldberg) about BC’s lawsuit against big pharma, the Federal Court of Appeal’s ruling crushing the TransMountain pipeline expansion and the Sasquatch case. Then we look at what happened at the federal Conservative convention and we talk about how partisan we should be when a controversial figure like John McCain dies. Plus our usual handful of quick-takes. This episode has been edited for length. To hear the full length conversation, become a supporter on Patreon. Check out our partner! Check out our partner: BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for an exclusive subscription deal if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca Links/Notes Segment 1: Court cases * BC to sue opioid makers* Tsleil-Waututh Nation v Canada ruling* Notley leaves Canada climate plan* Judge reserves decisions in sasquatch lawsuit Segment 2: Milking the Conservative Convention at 29m21s * Resolutions passed by Conservatives* Controversies over supply management lobbying* Tristin Hopper’s piece Segment 3: Death in Politics at 39m37s * The Pod Save America episode Ian refers to Quick takes at 44m54s * BC Public Accounts* BC Auditor General says we actually have a bigger surplus* Lawyers plan lawsuits against new cannabis roadside test* New mandate letters* Linda Duncan announces retirement from politics* Nanaimo’s mayor to not seek re-election

Aug 31 2018
1 hour
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Rank #2: Ep 114: Chaos closes the legislature

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The scandal over the dismissal of the Clerk and Sergeant-at-Arms continues this week, while the legislature also closes out with the NDP rushing through a number of bills in two days. Political scientist Stewart Prest (@stewartprest) subs for Scott this week. Check out our partner: BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for an exclusive subscription deal if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca Links * Letter from Lenz & James to house leaders* Liberals call for emergency LAMC meeting* Liberals questions to house leaders* Plecas replies to Liberals Heated exchange between the Speaker of the House and media outside his office just now. @CTVNewsVI pic.twitter.com/iDJiGkNEwS— Robert Buffam (@CTVNewsRob) November 26, 2018 * Eby announces money laundering charges stayed* Sam Cooper investigation on fentanyl* Throness claims SOGI causes mental health issues* BC eliminates operating debt

Nov 30 2018
57 mins
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Rank #3: Ep 113: Never a dull moment in BC politics ft Shannon Waters

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It’s been one of the wildest weeks in BC politics, so we’ve brought back BC Today’s Shannon Waters to help us understand what led up to and has happened since the Clerk and Sergeant-at-Arms were put on administrative leave. Plus we look at the various pieces of legislation flying through the House before the legislature rises for the holidays on Tuesday. Follow Shannon @BCTodayOfficial (work) and @sobittersosweet Image via @bcpoliportraits (who’s back!) Check out our partner: BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for an exclusive subscription deal if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca Links * Otter vs Koi in Chinatown Segment 1: Stone-Wallying the Speaker’s Office * National Post story on possible fraud connections behind dismissals Latest updates It’s getting crazier. pic.twitter.com/Wu0qy6Uzcm— Mike Smyth (@MikeSmythNews) November 23, 2018 Wally Oppal made it clear in an interview with @RadioNLNews – he was the one that nixed the Plecas presser on Thursday. Hear more after about 4:20 on NL Newsday. LISTEN: https://t.co/zrmEmfWBtX #Kamloops #bcpoli— Brett Mineer (@MineerBrett) November 24, 2018 Segment 2: Other stuff is happening in BCat 35m36s * Ridesharing legislation tabled (release) and some critiques from Jon Woodward (thread): Having had a chance to read B.C.'s new legislation on ride-hailing… I can't help but think how happy the taxi industry is. So here's a thread on that, with some links (that will probably be interrupted when I do a live hit for @CTVVancouver at 6pm).— Jon Woodward (@ctv_jon) November 21, 2018 * Electric vehicle announcement* $1B over 10 years to retrofit social housing* a href="https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-the-electrification-of-bc-a-con...

Nov 24 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #4: Ep 107: Policy Pop-Up

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We speak to Alyson Tan, founder of Policy Pop-Up, a new effort to engage millennials in conversations about complex policy issues that are in the news. Then we look at BC’s Auditor General’s latest report on tax expenditures, why the homebuyer credit is bad and why transparency is good. And the IPCC has a new report out basically conceding that no one is doing enough to stop catastrophic climate change and we’re all going to boil. Plus quick takes! We’re moderating a proportional representation debate! Hosted by the Canadian Club at the Terminal City Club on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 between 12:00-2:00 PM. Get tickets online before October 19. Check out our partner: BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for an exclusive subscription deal if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca Links Segment 1: Policy Pop-Up * Website, Twitter, Instagram* Details for the Oct 22 Voting for Change? event Segment 2: BC’s secret giveaway at 17m09s * Auditor General’s report Segment 3: It’s the end of the world as we know it and Canadian politicians feel fine at 24m38s * IPCC report spells doom & gloom* Ford & Kenney go after carbon taxes* Scheer has no climate plan but promises to one day Quick takes at 29m45s * NEB approves intervenors* Canada holding off on selling pipeline* Burnaby wants permit removed for razor wire boom* Speed limit increase killed people

Oct 12 2018
38 mins
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Rank #5: Ep 106: Back to the Leg ft Shannon Waters

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BC Today’s Shannon Waters joins us again to talk about the first week back in the legislature this fall, the province’s big LNG announcement and USMCA. We’re moderating a proportional representation debate! Hosted by the Canadian Club at the Terminal City Club on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 between 12:00-2:00 PM. Get tickets online before October 19. Learn more about Vancouver Podcast Festival Check out our partner: BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for an exclusive subscription deal if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca Intro song: British Columbia by Serge Plotnikoff Links I believe Dr. Christine Blassey Ford, and I put that on the record today in the @BCLegislature. #MeToo#KavanaughHearings #IBelieveChristine #IBelieveHer #bcpoli pic.twitter.com/QzT60sKTYs— Bowinn Ma (@BowinnMa) October 4, 2018 * Bowinn Ma’s speech Segment 2: This is the good pipeline at 26m44s * LNG deal reached* CCPA skepticism (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.1'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));This is the single best day of my professional life. Way back in 2011, we began this work – to bring LNG – a brand new…Posted by Christy Clark on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Christy Clark reacts Segment 3: You get to trade with the USMCA at 40m50s * Positive USMCA commentary* Skeptical USMCA commentary Quick takes at 52m06s * Svend Robinson considers return to Parliament Was just in interview w/ @jjhorgan in his a href="https:...

Oct 06 2018
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Rank #6: Ep 105: David Eby for the record

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Scott speaks to BC’s Attorney General David Eby about the money laundering inquiry and the upcoming fall session. Check out our partner: BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for an exclusive subscription deal if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca We’re moderating a proportional representation debate! Hosted by the Canadian Club at the Terminal City Club on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 between 12:00-2:00 PM. Get tickets online before October 19. Links * Announcement of phase 2 of money laundering investigation* Andrew Wilkinson to John Horgan: “Debate me”* BC cuts allowable rent increase to inflation* NEB gets 22 weeks to review TransMountain pipeline* New Brunswick election ends with divide result Photo credit: flickr/bcgovphotos

Sep 29 2018
51 mins
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Rank #7: Ep 104: All smoke and no stores

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The Conservatives gain a new MP through a surprise floor crossing from the Liberals. BC is going to have one single cannabis store open on October 17 but you’ll have to drive to Kamloops to visit it. But first, we respond to feedback around Doug Ford’s decision to invoke the notwithstanding clause (and why it’s off the table again). Plus quick takes on Senator Larry Campbell’s hot water, tent cities in the Capital Region, racists exploiting a murder in Burnaby and the finance committee consultation. Check out our partner: BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for an exclusive subscription deal if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca We’re moderating a proportional representation debate! Hosted by the Canadian Club at the Terminal City Club on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 between 12:00-2:00 PM. Get tickets online before October 19. Links * Ontario Court of Appeal stays ruling striking down Toronto city council change Segment 1: Crossing the floor at 10m20s * Leona Alleslev crosses from Liberals to Conservatives* List of Canadian politicians who have crossed the floor Segment 2: All smoke and no stores at 16m00s * Only one cannabis store to open in BC on day of legalization* Nanaimo-based Tilray valued at $17 billion Quick takes at 23m22s * Senator Larry Campbell steps down from committee* Camp Namegans moves to Goldstream park* Protests at first hearing of man accused of murdering Marrisa Shen Maclean's readers wrote in to ask @JustinTrudeau about the arrest of Ibrahim Ali in the murder of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen. The Prime Minister responds: https://t.co/o7kNdAoTpN #MacleansLive pic.twitter.com/Jo9P5g3cpp— Maclean's Magazine (@macleans) September 17, 2018 * Register to speak at BC’s finance committee or complete the survey

Sep 21 2018
39 mins
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Rank #8: Ep 103: It’s not the people’s People’s Party

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Maxime Bernier’s launched his new party: The People’s Party of Canada and everyone’s already made the requisite PP jokes. Meanwhile in Ontario a court ruling invalidated Doug Ford’s attempt to halve the size of Toronto’s City Council, so naturally he is invoking the Notwithstanding Clause to overrule the courts. And one former BC premier decided to weigh in with her thoughts on the matter. Everything is seriously normal in Canadian politics. We’ve cut down the quick takes for the public release. To hear our full discussion, become a supporter on Patreon. Check out our partner: BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for an exclusive subscription deal if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca Links Segment 1: Maxime unveils his PP * People’s Party of Canada* Maxime admits to speaking to Canadian Nationalist Party* Play-by-play of Maxime’s announcement Segment 2: If at first you don’t succeed, invoke Section 33 at 9m33s * The ruling* Christy Clark’s comments (video) and CBC article Quick takes at 28m17s * Burnaby spent $1.1 million fighting Trans Mountain* Horgan says LNG deal close at UBCM* 4.5% rental increase approved* Group uses Bowinn Ma office for allegedly partisan purposes* Federal NDP wrap strategy session in Surrey* People don’t know Jagmeet Singh in Burnaby South* Saudi reduces arm’s deal size

Sep 15 2018
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Rank #9: Ep 102: We’re not international trade experts

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We check in on Canada’s desperate attempts to save NAFTA and how BC’s paper industry narrowly avoided massive US tariffs. Check out our partner! Check out our partner: BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for an exclusive subscription deal if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca Links/Notes Segment 1: Putting the No in North American Free Trade Agreement There’s plenty of coverage of NAFTA out there and it’s changing constantly. Here are just a couple links we relied on or referred to. * The Star coverage of Trump’s “off the record” comments* The Star following up with more Trump stuff* Trump’s comments at a rally* Some details on agricultural debates* Paper tariffs overruled Quick takes at 19m03s * Sasquatch case judgment* Vice-Admiral Norman trial date set* New BC spill response on hold* BC Organic certification rules in effect* Meta-analysis suggests organic not necessarily better for environment* Systematic review suggests no evidence organic foods are healthier* Canada, BC governments were late on paying tolls* Welcome the Rural BC Party

Sep 07 2018
36 mins
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Rank #10: Ep 100: Live at The Belmont ft Shannon Waters

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BC Today’s Shannon Waters joins us for our 100th episode live show! We talk about what the legislature’s been up to over the summer and what’s coming up this fall. Then we get into Maxime Bernier’s decision to split from the Conservative Party of Canada to launch a new party. Then we have quick(ish) takes on Christy Clark’s podcast reemergence and who the best BC cabinet members are. And we close off with some audience Q&As. Check out our partner! BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for an exclusive subscription deal if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca Links/Notes * Follow Shannon @BCTodayOfficial and @SoBitterSoSweet* Canada announces poverty reduction strategy* Maxime Bernier forms a new party* Maxime’s statement* Stephen Harper’s take* Todd Doherty’s take* Christy Clark’s Herle Burly interview* Rob Shaw’s winners & losers of the BC cabinet

Aug 24 2018
1 hour 36 mins
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Rank #11: Ep 98: Too dumb for democracy ft David Moscrop

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We talk about David Moscrop’s (@David_Moscrop) upcoming book: Are we too dumb for democracy?, Jagmeet Singh’s decision to run in Burnaby South and the war of words between Saudi Arabia and Canada. Plus our usual quick takes. This episode went long so we’ve cut parts down for our main feed. Sign up for our Patreon to hear the full episode. Ep 100 live show We’ll be at The Belmont on Thursday, August 23 at 7pm. Hope to see you there! RSVP for our ep 100 live show! Check out our partner! BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for an exclusive subscription deal if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca Links/Notes Feedback from Mac Lockhart on electoral reform: Your guest called AV majoritarian and STV proportional, but AV is actually just a special case of STV in which the quote is 50%+1 and the districts are of size 1. I tweeted about this, but this is why STV really shouldn’t be considered PR and should be seen as a member of the broad threshold category that includes plurality and majoritarian systems. Majoritarian and proportional refer to goals – AV and STV try to generate results that account for deeper preferences using ranked ballots and some for of threshold while PR systems aim for PR. Ireland isn’t a good case study for how many independents are elected because the constituencies are so small and politics are so local there. If we want to know whether STV will induce independents, we’d want to do some complex analysis that no one would care about, but we could do! It’d be good to point out that every system will likely affect the party system so more people will throw votes at non-major parties. Lot’s of research shows the major parties will likely fracture or at least shrink. Hard to imagine the BC Lib coalition would exist under more proportional systems. So the idea that the BC conservatives wouldn’t pick up some seats or a further left party or Christian Heritage seems unlikely. Denmark and Iceland just use list PR with districts smaller than the national level. It’s not at all like Rural/Urban where a different system is used across the two. Canada has never used FPTP at every level of government since Vancouver uses the poorly named multi-member plurality (MMP but not that one). We just don’t used ranked ballots or PR. Segment 1: Too dumb for democracy? * DavidMoscrop.com * Russian Twitter trolls story Segment 2: JagMeet Burnaby’s likely new MP at 33m16s * Jagmeet Singh to run in Burnaby Segment 3: War of Saud at 43m37s * Canada gets into war of words with Saudi Arabia over a tweet Quick takes at 54m19s * Costs jump on Trans Mountain pipeline * Red light cameras now run 24/7 * Study showing red light cameras do somewhat work * a href="https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/icbc-premiums-august-announcement-2018-1.

Aug 10 2018
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #12: Ep 97: A Fair Vote for PR ft Keith Poore

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Fair Vote Canada’s Keith Poore (@KeithPoore) joins us to break down the upcoming proportional representation referendum, and what MMP and Rural Urban Proportional Representation are. Check out our partner! BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for an exclusive subscription deal if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca Links Segment 1: What’s going on with PR * Fair Vote Canada BC * CGP Grey on MMP and STV and hare vs droop counting * Ep 94 on Dual Member Proportional Quick takes at 37m54s * Seniors Advocate report * Elections BC interim financials * Ford cancels basic income pilot * Liberals weaken carbon tax plan

Aug 03 2018
57 mins
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Rank #13: Ep 94: Sean Graham’s Dual Member Proportional

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We spoke with Sean Graham, the creator of dual member proportional, one of the systems on the upcoming BC electoral reform referendum ballot. Find out more about DMP and follow @Sean_Gra Check out our partner! BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for an exclusive subscription deal if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts

Jul 13 2018
31 mins
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Rank #14: Ep 93: One simple trick to solve student housing

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We spoke to Patrick Meehan about a report he wrote for the Alliance of BC Students detailing a simple solution to student housing and how it’s resulting in thousands of new spaces for next to no cost to the government. Read the report here.

Jul 06 2018
27 mins
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Rank #15: Ep 92: BC is part of a crime syndicate

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BC’s casinos are being used to launder money by the millions. Ian speaks to BC’s Attorney General David Eby about the shocking details in the Dirty Money report by Peter German. Plus we look at the latest updates in the upcoming campaign for the PR referendum. Check out our partner! BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for an exclusive subscription deal if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Links Segment 1: Damn dirty dollars * Dirty Money report [pdf] * David Eby appreciation thread Segment 2: The pieces are in place at 21m12s * Rules for PR referendum * Former premier Ujjal Dosanjh comes out against PR * Former NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark tours BC * ICBA video against PR and ICBA contributions to BC Liberals * PolitiCoast Deep Dive 1: Electoral Reform (listen at your own peril) Quick takes at 31m42s * BC tightens payday lender rules * BC looks at forcing pharma companies to disclose payments to doctors * Saudi Arabia looks at severing land tie to Qatar * New Comeau beer Photo credit: Flickr/bcgovphotos CC by-nc-nd

Jun 29 2018
39 mins
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Rank #16: Ep 90: Bernier was on a break

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MLA Leonard Krog announces a run for Mayor of Nanaimo but will only resign his seat if he wins. Maxime Bernier gets kicked out of Andrew Scheer’s shadow cabinet for continuing to question supply management. And Ian speaks with the Out of Left Field crew about why the NDP can’t seem to win elections (listen to the full discussion here). Listen to Ian’s full discussion with Out of Left Field at https://soundcloud.com/outofleftfieldpodcast (it should be available online soon). Thanks to Jacquie Rolston for our new logo! Check out her work. Check out our partner! BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for an exclusive subscription deal if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts And find us some positive tweets on #bcpoli to share with us @politicoastpod and #BestOfBCPoli And apologies for the audio quality in this episode. We recorded it mostly at the Vancouver Public Library’s inspiration lab but we’re still trying to optimize their mics. Also, Scott’s fighting off allergies. Links Segment 1: Leonard Krog * Follow Jesse Woodward @iconoco * Check out ep 79 for more on Nanaimo politics Segment 2: Bern(ier)ing the sacred cows at 11m51s * Bernier removed from Conservative front bench * Read his supply management chapter * More analysis on Bernier Segment 3: Why can’t the NDP win? at 20m26s * Listen to the entire conversation * Subscribe to Out of Left Field on Apple Podcasts or RSS * Follow @realOOLF Quick takes at 52m05s * Canada wins World Cup bid but not for Vancouver * FairReferendum.com launches * Buy The Adventures of Commander Didlittle and the Lost Battalion * David Dodge warns people will die as TransMountain pipeline is built * Italy endangers CETA deal

Jun 15 2018
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Rank #17: Ep 89: Potpourri pipelines and Ontario election hot takes

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A grab-bag of bcpoli news including pipelines, electoral reform and more. Plus we end with our first reactions to the Ontario election results as they broke. Check out our partner! BC Today is the daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for an exclusive subscription deal if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts And find us some positive tweets on #bcpoli to share with us @politicoastpod and #BestOfBCPoli RSVP for Cambie Report live show on Monday, June 11 at The Emerald in Vancouver Links * Pipeline polls from ResearchCo and Insights West * Crown Corp Export Development Canada looks to take over TransMountain * BC Supreme Court expands injunction and Federal Court of Appeal denies Tsleil-Waututh Nation application * Kinder Morgan execs pocket millions * BC Cabinet approves electoral reform referendum recommendations * Horgan & Weaver distance themselves from Certn data company * Toward unbiased policing in BC * Trump claims Canada a risk to burn White House down again * The War of 1812 Buzzfeed video Ian mentioned * Martine Oullette loses leadership review, 2 MPs return to Bloc * Kent Hehr returns to caucus * Ontario election results

Jun 08 2018
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Rank #18: Ep 88: Wars of trade and electoral reform

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Canada and the USA go to war over steel, maple syrup and toilet paper. Meanwhile details emerge about BC’s fall electoral referendum and we check in on the state of the Ontario election with TVO’s John Michael McGrath. Check out our partner! BC Today is a brand new daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for 25% off of a subscription if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts And find us some positive tweets on #bcpoli to share with us @politicoastpod and #BestOfBCPoli RSVP for Cambie Report live show on Monday, June 11 at The Emerald in Vancouver Correction from our emergency podcast: @PolitiCoastPod just listening to the emergency show. Harper’s govt made a loss on the GM share sale. pic.twitter.com/bWtt3xbU1w — Belseat (@belseat) May 30, 2018 Links Segment 1: Trade war, what is it good for? * CBC story * The Star story * Government of Canada’s list of new tariffs Segment 2: Electoral reform to the moon at 13m22s * BC Attorney General releases electoral reform referendum recommendations * Electoral reform deep dive Segment 3: What the f**k Ontario? at 30m32s * TVO’s The Agenda on Politics * Ontario election CBC poll tracker Quick take at 1h0216s * Indigenous groups express interest in Trans Mountain pipeline Best of BC Poli at 1h06m35s The presser with Horgan ends. He then shouts “Kinder Morgan!” into the microphone because, he says, he was surprised he didn’t have to say those words during the Q and A (It was weird) — Justin McElroy (@j_mcelroy) May 25, 2018 John Horgan just compared his PR referendum to JFK challenging his country to go the moon. As weird as that is I guess he could be correct if JFK and his cabinet ignored the engineers and scientists and built the rocket themselves. — Brad Zubyk (@Bzubyk) June 1, 2018

Jun 03 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #19: Emergency Podcast: Canada buys Trans Mountain pipeline

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The Government of Canada announced it will drop $4.5 billion to buy the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline, will provide a loan to restart construction immediately and will fund the project to completion if it has to before selling it off. It’s a big deal so we brought you an emergency podcast.

May 30 2018
23 mins
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Rank #20: Ep 87: A very litigious week

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Rachel Notley uses the Western Premiers Meeting to try again to make the case for the Transmountain Pipeline while BC files suit against her Bill 12. Kinder Morgan also won two more lawsuits while they face another. Then, we turn our attention to the first year of Andrew Scheer’s leadership over the Conservative Party of Canada. Check out our partner! BC Today is a brand new daily newsletter dedicated exclusively to BC Politics. Sign up for a free two-week trial and listen to the episode for your code for 25% off of a subscription if you decide to continue. Start your trial at britishcolumbiatoday.ca Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts And find us some positive tweets on #bcpoli to share with us @politicoastpod and #BestOfBCPoli Links Segment 1: We can’t walk and chew gum at the same time * Notley boycotts Western Premiers Meeting * Pharmacare doesn’t grow on trees * BC statement of claim against Bill 12 * Kinder Morgan wins against Vancouver & Squamish Nation in court Segment 2: A Scheer Year at 13m30s * CBC national poll tracker * Scheer woos Quebec * Hamish Marshall gets job with CPC again Quick takes at 28m46s * Class action lawsuit over speculation tax * BC considers suing opioid manufacturers * BC Ferries cancels planned end to fuel rebate #bestofbcpoli at 36m39s #bcpoli For perhaps the first time in Canadian history, one premier has un-friended another. https://t.co/bJavTB9fiK — VaughnPalmer (@VaughnPalmer) May 23, 2018 Here’s a link once more to the most exhaustive story I will (probably) do all year. In summary and conclusion, when he saw this list @AJWVictoriaBC said I was a “massive nerd.”https://t.co/cQQcQFcgZK — Justin McElroy (@j_mcelroy) May 22, 2018

May 25 2018
40 mins
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