A Canadian politics podcast from the West Coast.
Vancouver’s new local politics podcast. Covering the 2018 municipal election. Hosted by Patrick Meehan. Matthew Naylor and Ian Bushfield. Support the show at https://patreon.com/cambiereport
Rank #1: Boutique Buses and the Dunbar Diaspora.
Matthew and Patrick are back to talk almost all thing transit. Vancouver City Council considers the UBC subway and reimagining the Granville Street Bridge while West Vancouver debates a B-Line […] The post Boutique Buses and the Dunbar Diaspora appeared first on Cambie Report.
Rank #2: Angry clothing owning man.
From outbursts on Vancouver council to gondolas to SFU to money laundering and the latest political sports news. The post Angry clothing owning man appeared first on Cambie Report.
The Boys in Short Pants is Canada's newish political podcast, taking a second look at the goings-on of Canadian politics.
Rank #1: Episode 58 - Stand and Deliverology.
Former Harper PMO Policy Director Rachel Curran joins the Boys for a discussion of deliverology and the last year of a government's mandate. Also, bills of attainder!The two IRPP articles mentioned: http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/april-2016/is-deliverology-right-for-canada/ http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/september-2018/what-governments-do-in-the-last-year-of-their-mandate/
Rank #2: Episode 71 - Is Your Refrigerator Running for Parliament?.
Then you better go catch it!The Boys talk about Senate procedure, the fridge scandal of 2019, the Great Border Back-pedal of 2019, and a small assortment of tasy bits. Features no SNC at all!
A couple of socialists with a couple of beers! A left wing, socialist podcast based out of Victoria, BC. We discuss politics & current events in Canada and around the world.
Rank #1: For A Progressive International: An Interview With Niki Ashton.
On today's show we are happy to announce that Canada's most progressive politician Niki Ashton is our guest! We discuss the newly formed Progressive International: A cross-border effort to unify left wing political parties and movements from across the globe to help counter-act the rise of the right wing. We talk with Niki about what this movement is all about, what Canada can contribute to the global progressive movement and the importance that international solidarity plays in both political and labour movements across the globe.Also, we have a brand new theme song now! Let us know what you think!Links:------------------Progressive International "teaser trailer"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6f_EEtdTwMThe full hour long launch video conference for PI featuring Niki Ashton, Bernie Sanders, Yanis Varoufakis and others:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4757NVsUp3c
Rank #2: Reading Series: Late Capitalist Lawnmower Hellscape.
Today's episode marks our second installment of the Out of Left Field reading series! Today we read through Ben's favourite article ever: Why Even Driving Through Suburbia is Soul Crushing. It goes into the nitty gritty details of exactly HOW and WHY suburbia is a hostile environment to human beings.Original article can be found here:https://likewise.am/2016/05/08/why-suburbia-sucks/Image credit:https://qz.com/698928/why-suburbia-sucks/Music credit:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BLaLv-jPQU
Political columnists Michael Smyth and Rob Shaw report from the heart of British Columbia's politics.
Rank #1: B.C. NDP focus on strengthening immunization program.
Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer subs in for Mike Smyth and discusses with Rob Shaw the B.C. government’s new poverty reduction plan, measles vaccination programs, the election call in Alberta and the new federal government budget.
Rank #2: Spec tax, ICBC, LNG put B.C. NDP on the defensive.
This week on In The House, Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw discuss who is embarrassed and who is pleased by the NDP losing a vote on its LNG legislation. The pair also talk about female workers at the legislature winning their right to bare arms, the government's speculation tax numbers, and check in on a constitutional lawsuit against ICBC’s new cap and pay scheme.
Current freelance journalist in Denmark. Former News Director at CHNL Radio in Kamloops and host of Inside #bcpoli. Former journo at CKNW and CBC Vancouver.
Rank #1: S2 Ep25 Inside #bcpoli with Shane Woodford, Keith Baldrey, Rob Shaw, Claire Trevena, & Todd Stone.
On this week's Inside #bcpoli NL News Director Shane Woodford is joined by Global BC's Keith Baldrey and the Vancouver Sun's Rob Shaw to discuss pending ICBC rate changes, political party fundraising, and more. Next Transportation minister Claire Trevena is in studio to discuss concerns around highway one expansion work east of Kamloops, ride sharing, and more. Then Kamloops South MLA, and former highways minister, Todd Stone is also in studio to respond.
Rank #2: S2 Ep24 Inside #bcpoli w/ Shane Woodford, Keith Baldrey, Vaughn Palmer, and Dave Eby.
On this week's show NL News Director Shane Woodford is joined by Global BC's Keith Baldrey and the Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer to discuss the Community Benefit Agreement for the Pattullo Bridge, Site-C injunction, a court challenge to the proportional representation, and more. Later in the show Attorney General Dave Eby joins us in studio for an extended chat about money laundering and a whole lot more.
CBC polls analyst Éric Grenier takes a deep dive into the world of politics, elections and public opinion in conversations with journalists, decision makers and the pollsters tapping into what the country is thinking.
Rank #1: Your election questions answered.
What do you want to know about the upcoming federal election? CBC reporters John Paul Tasker and Elise von Scheel join host Éric Grenier to answer some of your questions about Parliament, polls and the parties.
Rank #2: What to watch for in Monday's byelections.
The CBC's John Paul Tasker and Hannah Thibedeau break down Monday's three federal byelections, then Christian Bourque of Léger shares the latest poll numbers on the SNC-Lavalin affair.
Ricochet Media's Unpacking the News is a weekly podcast featuring conversations highlighting Canada’s cultural and political diversity from coast to coast.
Rank #1: The Gilets Jaunes Movement and Detached Neoliberalism.
After a fourth straight weekend of violent protests in the French capital, 89,000 police have been deployed around the country to restore order. What role has the detached neoliberalism of President Emannuel Macron played in setting off Europe's latest political and social crisis? In this conversation Paris-based Ricochet and National Observer contributor Clothilde Goujard joins host Andre Goulet to explore what Canadian neoliberals like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must learn from the massive protests in France.This conversation was recorded on December 10th, 2018.
Rank #2: Manitoba Election a Referendum on Austerity.
Brian Pallister's Progressive Conservative government has rammed through a barrage of major right-wing changes in Manitoba over the last three years including service closures, funding cuts, privatizations and union-busting. On this week's episode journalist James Wilt joins host Andre Goulet to explore the casual cruelty of a series of major PC policies initiatives that have fallen under the radar.Plus: the origins of the collapse in support for the Manitoba NDP and what it tells us about the decline of the federal party as we stare into the abyss of 10/21 election.Read Wilt's piece "The Devastation of Manitoba: An autopsy of Pallister’s austerity regime" at https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/the-devastation-of-manitobaThis conversation was recorded on August 30th, 2019.Support the show at patreon.com/unpackingthenews
Produced at the Canada 2020 Studios in Ottawa, the 2020 Network serves up new shows each week that dig deep into the big ideas shifting and shaping the political conversation in Canada. Home to shows like "Wonk With Mike", "Explain Like I'm Five", "/Thread" and more, the 2020 Network is for the #cdnpoli nerd in us all. Subscribe today.
Rank #1: 2020 Live #3 : Liz Plank interviews Ronan Farrow, part 2.
Live from the 5th annual Canada 2020 Conference, Vox Media’s Liz Plank interviews Pulitzer winner Ronan Farrow about the culture of fear and silence around Harvey Weinstein and the #metoo movement, diversity in the foreign service, and cheap lobster rolls.
Rank #2: Explain Like I'm Five #25: Canadian Health Care, with Dr. Danielle Martin.
Dr. Danielle Martin, family physician and vice-president of Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions at the Women's College Hospital, joins host Aaron Reynolds to explain how Canada's health care system works, how it came to be, and what challenges it faces in adapting to changes in modern medicine.
Fresh from the birthplace of the CCF! Commentary and analysis on local and provincial politics from a left perspective.
Rank #1: MINI-EP: Death Scab for Cutie.
Our Teen Tankie Podcast Gang reassembles to discuss the brouhaha surrounding Unifor's recent video identifying strikebreaking labourers. Unifor Local 579 has been locked out for 21 months (!) by the aerospace company D-J Composites in Gander, N.L.
Rank #2: Wheat, Pray, Love.
We're being told that wheat is legal now ... ? To celebrate the Greatest Grain, Team Advantage dives into Alberta's agrarian history, including the "clearing" of the plains, anti-capitalist ideas and agrarian radicalism, the history of the Canadian Wheat Board, Soviets stealing grain from America, the reorganization of rural life as Alberta discovers oil, and why the free market sucks.
Policy Options is a digital magazine published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) in Montreal, Quebec. It features daily articles on issues of public policy by contributors from academia, research institutions, the political world, the public service and the non-profit and private sectors. We’re committed to introducing our listeners to a diversity of viewpoints on the important public policy challenges of our time. Twitter: https://twitter.com/IRPPFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/IRPP.org/
Rank #1: PO Podcast 83 – The radicalism of Quebec’s Bill 21.
A move for closure on the debate and a marathon weekend session at the Quebec National Assembly saw the contentious Bill 21 finally pass, 73 to 35. The legislation prohibits public-school teachers, government lawyers, judges and police officers from wearing religious symbols to work, and mandates that citizens uncover their faces while receiving certain public services. And, for the next five years, it can’t be struck down by the courts due to the pre-emptive use of the notwithstanding clause.Premier François Legault says Quebecers are on his side, but the bill is already facing challenges. On Monday, Montrealers took to the streets in protest, while earlier that same day the National Council of Canadian Muslims and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association filed a motion for an injunction in Quebec Superior Court.Today on the podcast, we’re joined by Eric Mendelsohn, Robert Leckey, Jack Jedwab and Bochra Manaï, who unpack and critique some of the key dimensions of the bill – including the identity debate, the disproportionate effect on Muslim women, and the legal grounds on which it can – or cannot – be challenged.Download for free. New episodes every second Wednesday. Tweet your questions and comments to @IRPP, @jbugiel or @JRicardoBM.
Rank #2: PO Podcast 82 – Electoral integrity and disinformation.
Countries around the world are grappling with how to identify and prevent a host of new threats to the integrity of their elections and democratic systems. With the next general election around the corner in Canada, is our policy framework up to the task of dealing with the deliberate spread of false information?We put this question to three experts: Elizabeth Dubois (University of Ottawa), Jennifer McGuire (CBC News) and Taylor Owen (Max Bell School of Public Policy). They spoke with Policy Options editor-in-chief Jennifer Ditchburn at our pre-election breakfast on May 7, held in partnership with the Max Bell School of Public Policy and sponsored by CBC and Microsoft.Download for free. New episodes every second Wednesday. Tweet your questions and comments to @IRPP or @jbugiel.
Criminal lawyer Michael Spratt and legal expert Emilie Taman discuss issues at the intersection of law, politics, and policy. What happens in our courts and the halls of power affects you.Feed your brain with answers to your most burning political and legal questions.Check out more at: www.michaelspratt.com And join the Docket's discord channel to chat and listen to live recordings: https://discord.gg/2TzUamZ
Rank #1: The Staircase Aftershow - Special Guest: David Rudolf.
This episode we have a special guest - the man himself - criminal defence legend - David Rudolf.David Rudolf stopped by The Docket to talk to us about defending one of the most high profile cases in modern history. We picked Rudolf's brain about trial strategy, procedural irregularities, and the emotional toll the Michael Peterson case took on him. It was a fascinating talk with a truly inspirational defence lawyer.All your questions will be answered: Were Judge Hudson's ruling really so short? Was the documentary a fair representation of what happened in court? And how did Rudolf end up as Michael Peterson's lawyer?A huge thanks to David Rudolf for his generosity and his time!
Rank #2: The Staircase Aftershow - Chapter 1: Crime or Accident.
It is like deja vu all over again as The Docket Podcast returns to an episode-by-episode examination of a real life crime docu-series. Only this time its all about The Staircase instead of Making A Murderer.In December 2001, novelist Michael Peterson called 911 to report that his wife Kathleen had fallen down a narrow twisting set of stairs and died. The prosecution and police did not believe it was an accident and soon Peterson found himself charged with his wife murder. The trial that follows was one of the most bizarre, prejudicial, and high profile court cases of the century.And now the 2004 French television miniseries by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade documenting the trial of Michael Peterson is available on Netflix - with 3 new bonus episodes.Join us - criminal defence lawyer Michael Spratt and former federal prosecutor and law professor Emilie Taman - as we dissect The Staircase chapter-by-chapter. Each podcast we will break down the legal strategy, evidentiary issues, and give our opinions on the case - with a Canadian twist.In Chapter 1: Crime or Accident, we look at the role that wealth and privilege plays in Peterson's defence, discuss police tunnel vision, and give our initial impressions on the investigation. We are going to try to keep each podcast spoiler free about what follows but what quickly emerges is a story about how the presumption of innocence is constantly under attack by police and District Attorneys intent on securing a conviction at all costs. Ultimately, The Staircase is about every accused person in the United States, Canada, or anywhere. It’s about what it’s like to be confronted by the full resources of the State when your life hangs in the ballance.
A podcast for the discussion of immigration law and policy. Each episode features 2-3 lawyers, academics, politicians, and stakeholders discussing current migration issues.
Rank #1: #23 - Appellate Advocacy Tips, with Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Marshall Rothstein.
Marshall Rothstein served as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Canada from 2006 - 2015. He previously was a Judge on the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. Garth Barriere is a criminal defence attorney in Vancouver. He was counsel in Khosa v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration, a major Supreme Court of Canada immigration decision in which Justice Rothstein wrote a concurring opinion. In this episode Justice Rothstein provides tips for written and oral advocacy. While the focus is on appellate litigation, anyone interesting in strengthening their advocacy skills will benefit from what he has to say. We also discuss the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Khosa v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), and its impact on administrative law in Canada. It is a frank conversation.
Rank #2: #5 - Can border officers go through my phone and laptop, with Marilyn Sanford..
Marilyn Sanford joins Peter Edelmann and Steve Meurrens to discuss whether the Canada Border Services Agency can search people's electronic devices. In addition, we discussed the recent stay of proceedings in the Nuttall decision, a well publicised case in which two individuals were charged with attempting to blow up the BC legislature. Marilyn was counsel to Mr. Nuttall, and provided her insights on the case. Finally, Peter and Steve touched on recent developments in Canadian immigration law, including the Owner Operator Labour Market Impact Assessment recruitment exemption, a puzzling case in which the Federal Court upheld an officer's determination that people who extend their visitor status in Canada cannot complete short term courses during that extension without first leaving Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada dismissing leave in the Torres case.
Thoughtful, frank conversations with Canada’s top political insiders, hosted by Althia Raj. A podcast from HuffPost Canada's Politics team.
Rank #1: #43 How The Federal Budget Sausage Gets Made.
It’s make or break for the Liberals as they begin to pitch their election-year budget. But are its goodies strong enough to change the channel on SNC-Lavalin? We go behind-the-scenes with insiders about what goes into crafting one. In this episode: Edward Goldenberg, former senior political advisor to prime minister Jean Chrétien; Rachel Curran, former policy director to prime minister Stephen Harper; Michele Cadario, former deputy chief of staff to prime minister Paul Martin and B.C. premier Christy Clark. Hosted by Althia Raj.Detailed show notes:(2:40) ‘Unimpressed’ Liberals on new challenge to caucus camaraderie(3:33) Jean Chrétien’s two-week budget notice (7:40) Michele Cadario recalls how stakeholders door-knocking “never really stops”(10:38) Fielding cabinet ministers’ wishlists(12:07) “The budget isn’t a group writing exercise”(12:20) The “watershed” budget of 1995(13:38) Experts share their take inside the budget lock-up in Ottawa(14:25) Former Parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page IDs the theme behind the Liberals’ 2019 budget(16:46) That time a prime minister’s balanced budget excitement didn’t translate for voters(18:28) Putting deficit numbers into perspective(19:45) It’s a “great” political opportunity in opposition votes - Michele Cadario(24:11) Conservative MP Michael Chong: “The Liberals are clearly making a very desperate attempt to change the channel from their refusal to address this violation of our constitution(25:57) Liberal MPs talk about loyalty to the party
Rank #2: #38 Goodbye, Centre Block.
Who knew you could experience separation anxiety with a building? We tour Centre Block one last time before it closes for at least a decade for renovations and learn some of its wild stories.Detailed show notes:(3:54) Joe Clark shares his first Centre Block memory(6:53) Folklore of Pierre Trudeau’s statuette-breaking stunt(13:15) Revealed: the secret Ottawa Senators carving in the Senate(17:02) 1966 bombing inside the building(23:38) Duffy’s recollection of that time Pierre Trudeau got into a shoving match with a reporter(25:34) “The most beautiful room in Canada”(27:26) That time an MP was caught butt naked in the halls
The Early Edition is Vancouver's connection to the latest breaking local news, interviews that cut through the spin, and community stories and personalities that surprise and delight.
Rank #1: Worse than ever: How the opioid crisis and failed public policy has hurt the Downtown Eastside..
Host Stephen Quinn explores how the opioid crisis, housing policy and crime are impacting those who live and work in the Downtown Eastside by speaking to activists, health experts and policy makers.
Rank #2: Beano the albino crow..
A rescued albino crow will not survive in the wild, but the Gibsons Wildlife Rehab Centre is happy to house the rare bird.
This is a podcast about Vancouver: our community, our culture, our quirks, and all the colours that combine to make our city of glass. Every episode is a conversation with an influencer (entrepreneur, artist, activist, community leader) who is creating something colourful in our vibrant city.
Rank #1: #44 - Melanie Green (The Star Vancouver).
Melanie Green is a reporter for The Star Vancouver on the politics beat. A graduate of Simon Fraser University’s Communications program and Langara College’s Journalism program, Melanie previously held positions at Glacier Media as a reporter and at CBC Radio as an Associate Producer of Current Affairs, where her highlights included coverage of the BC Provincial Election for “The Early Edition” and the production of the five-day human interest series, “Normalizing Burnout”.
Rank #2: #46 - Andrew Wilkinson (BC Liberals).
Andrew Wilkinson is the leader of the BC Liberal Party and currently serves as the leader of the Official Opposition in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Since 2013, he has been a Member of the Legislative Assembly in British Columbia, representing Vancouver-Quilchena. He is a former Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services and the former Minister of Advanced Education. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Alberta. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford where he obtained his first degree in law. He then went on to receive his LLB from Dalhousie University. As a medical doctor, he served different communities in British Columbia. As a litigator, he practiced law as a partner in the major national law firm, McCarthy Tetrault. In 2008, he was appointed a Queen’s Counsel.