Political columnists Michael Smyth and Rob Shaw report from the heart of British Columbia's politics.
Rob and Mike take a holiday break
Hosts Rob Shaw and Mike Smyth are taking a break over the holidays but will return in January 2020 with new episodes of In The House. Happy Holidays!
B.C.’s speculation tax goes through another overhaul
B.C.’s speculation tax goes through another in a series of overhauls, a brewing economic crisis in the forestry sector is becoming a political issue for the NDP government and rumours abound about a spring election. Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw discuss another busy week in B.C. politics.
Pharmacare, LNG, taxis and a new Green leader
B.C. weighs in with other provinces on a national Pharmacare program, Premiers Horgan and Kenney find common ground on LNG, the taxi sector takes one last stab at delaying ride-hailing and hosts Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw look at what Andrew Weaver’s early resignation as BC Green leader means for the party’s future.
B.C. government clinging to shrinking surplus
Why B.C.’s budget surplus shrinking, Chilliwack Liberal MLA John Martin faces a nomination challenge in his riding and Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson is hesitant to outline his tax changes. Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw break down the week in B.C. politics.
Pressure mounts on Horgan government to solve transit labour woes
The NDP government feels the pressure from a planned strike by bus drivers in Metro Vancouver, the premier sets a new “federal lead” MLA on cell-phone pricing, ICBC limps toward online renewals, and more this week in B.C. politics.
Why are gas prices still so high?
B.C.’s second review into gas prices is complete, but why do we still have no idea why the price at the pump is so high?
And why is the NDP government fighting the children’s representative in court to forbid her access to child welfare files?
Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw are joined this week by special guest Les Leyne, political columnist at the Victoria Times Colonist, to discuss the week in B.C. politics.
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