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.

Ep 267: BC Renewal Party
Last Friday at 9:53 PM

The House of Commons is back with a predictable throne speech and the BC legislature wraps up with predictable time allocation.

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Ep 266: The atmospheric river
11/20/2021

How did our politicians react to the floods ravaging BC and the latest legislation introduced at the end of the session

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Ep 265: Anti-anti-masker shadow cabinet
11/12/2021

The Conservatives announce their shadow cabinet and other federal updates.

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Ep 264: Low hanging economic fruit
11/05/2021

Urgently needed action will occur after a reasonable period.

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Ep 263: Prepare to be disappointed
10/30/2021

More bills, CleanBC 2.0 and a new cabinet

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Ep 262: Free the trees
10/23/2021

Two major new bills from the BCNDP.

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Ep 261: Anthropomorphized Facebook Comment Sections
10/15/2021

Aaron Gunn is officially wants to be in the race for leader of the BC Liberals but other contestants are divided over whether he should get the green light.

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Ep 260: Tofino to Toronto
10/08/2021

Trudeau goes to Tofino, Annamie Paul calls it quits, the BC Leg is back and Toronto loses at the Supreme Court.

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Ep 259: Meng, Michaels and Micah
10/01/2021

Micah joins us again for a legal analysis of the Meng saga and the end of the Fairy Creek injunction. Plus the BC Liberal Leadership debate

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Ep 258: Stewart Prestient
09/24/2021

The election is over and everyone lost, except Stewart Prest, who called it.

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Ep 257: A nonzero percent chance
09/17/2021

It's the final countdown!

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Ep 256: The Debate debate LIVE
09/10/2021

Ian and Scott react to the English language leader's debate, live on YouTube

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Ep 255: We’re halfway there
09/03/2021

A look at the past week of the campaign and the Liberal platform.

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Ep 254: I’ve made a huge mistake
08/27/2021

Is Trudeau regretting his election call as much as BC is regretting the fourth wave?

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Ep 253: Campaign Kick Off
08/20/2021

David Moscrop returns to discuss the start of the 44th Canadian Election and the policy promises made in the first week.

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Ep 252: And They’re (almost) Off
08/14/2021

The election is (almost) underway with a scheduled start and the NDP releasing their platform. And we check in on the Greatest Premier Bracket

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Ep 251: Greatest Premier Bracket – The non-partisan premiers preliminary round
08/06/2021

We kick off the greatest premier bracket looking at 14 (of 16) of the first non-partisan premiers of BC.

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Beers to 250
07/30/2021

Two hundred and fifty episodes down

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Ep 249: The Scheduled Emergency Pod
07/24/2021

It’s another emergency, both in BC and in the Federal Green Party

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Ep 248: The Election Speculation Episode
07/17/2021

With a rumoured federal election only days or weeks away, we break down each party's goals, challenges, and what we want to see from them.

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Ep 247: A hopefully less embarrassing pick
07/09/2021

We have a new Governor General, which must mean we're having a federal election.

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Ep 246: Cancelada Day
07/02/2021

Was Canada Day cancelled this year?

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Ep 245: Kindness Week
06/25/2021

A check in on federal politics as the House rises for summer break

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Ep 244: Failures in elections; failures in housing
06/18/2021

We dive into reports on the BC Liberals election loss and the state of housing in BC.

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Ep 243: Who speaks for the trees?
06/11/2021

Deferrals in old growth logging and Green fractures

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Ep 242: Every child matters
06/05/2021

We reflect on the terrible discovery in Kamloops and check out the new forestry intentions paper.

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Ep 241: Teenagers are scary
05/28/2021

Lowering the voting age and restarting again.

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Ep 240: BC’s Unequal Women
05/21/2021

Hotel workers fight to save their jobs and candidates line themselves up to run

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Ep 239: We have sick leave at home
05/14/2021

The end is nigh for safe BC Liberal seats in Northern BC and the BCNDP's paid sick leave policy seems like too little, too late.

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Ep 238: Preferred vaccines
05/07/2021

NACI muddies the vaccination waters and partisan allegations tarnish the reputation of a rehab clinic.

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Ep 237: Failures to Communicate
04/30/2021

BC Today‘s Shannon Waters fills in for Ian for a discussion of the BC Government’s COVID communication challenges and the legislation making it way through the BC Legislature. Main Segment Links Do not pass Go. (Unless you want to, I guess? Nobody’s stopping you.) All bark and no bite? Still no enforcement of B.C. travel...

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Ep 236: Budgets, budgets everywhere
04/23/2021

We compare and contrast the new federal and provincial budgets and rant once more about the (non) response to COVID-19.

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Ep 235: War on carbon
04/17/2021

MLAs are back in the legislature for a new throne speech and new bills and Erin O’Toole comes around on the carbon tax

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Ep 234: Do the Dew
04/09/2021

Our interview with BC Liberal Leadership hopeful Gavin Dew and a crossover with Unbound

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Ep 233: Get off my lawn energy
04/02/2021

Circuit breakers, emergency brakes and no brakes as provinces deal with spiking covid cases, which is all us young people’s fault.

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Ep 232: Not doing better and not doing more
03/27/2021

Shannon Waters returns to recap the most recent session of the legislature and then we look the Supreme Court of Canada’s finding that the federal carbon tax is constitutional.

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Ep 231: By the power of statutory immunity
03/19/2021

Housing Minister David Eby overrules Penticton City Council to keep a supportive housing project open. And Bill C-7 becomes law, expanding Canada’s medical assistance in dying regime.

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Ep 230: Steady drip of troubles in CPC HQ
03/13/2021

It’s been a bad week and a half of headlines for Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives. Their upcoming convention presents the chance to turn things around or create further headaches for the new leader.

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Ep 229: No cannons for kids
03/05/2021

John Horgan moves ahead with a dam and unleashes the legislative floodwaters with a raft of new bills.

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Ep 228: Anti-Green bias
02/26/2021

We respond to some feedback on our alleged anti-Green bias and a roundup of smaller stories from the past week.

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