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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.

    Ep 212: A quiet end

    Ep 212: A quiet end

    We look at the end of the campaign and make our predictions for what will happen Saturday (or in a few weeks when we finally know results) and we check in at how Parliament averted a federal election this week but we could always be thrown into one next week.

    Elections BC Where to Vote

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    Segment 1: We’re almost done

    A Tale of Two Voters: Shifting dynamics tighten BC Election race in its final days

    10 ridings to watch in BC on election night

    Segment 2: We probably don’t have to do this again, federally

    Liberals quash Conservative bid for ethics probe with help of NDP, Greens

    Snap election averted as Liberal government survives confidence vote in Commons

    Liberals will not view second Conservative committee motion as confidence vote

    Liberals rebuff Conservative push for documents on federal COVID-19 response

    Quick takes

    Liberal insider warned of ‘potential for a scandal’ in judicial appointment process

    Parliamentary committee calls China’s mistreatment of Uyghurs ‘genocide,’ urges Ottawa to sanction Beijing officials

    China warns Canada not to damage relations further with ‘lies’ about Uyghur genocide

    Committee News Release – October 21, 2020 – SDIR (43-2) [report]

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    Bonus: The Platforms Podcast

    Bonus: The Platforms Podcast

    We didn’t have time in Ep 211 so we’re digging into the Liberal and Green platforms in this bonus podcast.



    * Look for our discussion of BC NDP platform in Ep 210: Buying votes

    * BC Liberal Platform PDF

    * BC Greens Platform – PDF

    * Sam Fenn on NDP & Green overdose response platforms



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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep 211: He was resigned

    Ep 211: He was resigned

    We recap the bombshells of the day that close out a very eventful week in the campaign. Videos leaked, candidates out, a debate that we’ve all but forgotten about – oh and two platforms dropped. It’s so much that we’re going to leave discussing the platforms for a standalone podcast this weekend.

    We started the week with BC Liberal MLA Jane Thronthwaite coming under fire for sexist remarks against NDP MLA Bowinn Ma in a roast for retiring MLA Ralph Sultan. The three leaders debated on Tuesday evening in what was an ultimately unmemorable affair, aside from the failure by John Horgan and Andrew Wilkinson to navigate a question on race and privilege. And on Thursday Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness was booted from the Liberal party for comparing an NDP pledge to provide contraceptives through MSP to eugenics.

    Not covered was Friday’s revelation that the New Westminster BC Liberal candidate had previously positively retweeted a JK Rowling blog attacking trans people.

    We also didn’t have time to get to the two platforms that dropped this week from the BC Liberals and the BC Greens. We’re planning a special bonus episode early next week to cover those.

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    * Elections BC Where to Vote 



    Main segment: Eugenics is the line



    * Wilkinson’s delay in addressing sexist remarks is concerning for a leader, Bowinn Ma says 

    * UPDATE: BC Liberal leader rebukes Laurie Throness comparing free birth control to eugenics 

    * (After recording) Laurie Throness’ statement

    * Nicole Paul’s thread

    * Jason Lum

    * Sep 4 Angus Reid Poll BC Spotlight: Massive lead over opposition may make an election irresistible to the NDP, but risks lie ahead

    * Interim Report on Vote-by-Mail Package Processing



    Quick takes



    * Liberals, NDP block Conservative effort to have prorogation study include WE Charity affair

    * Conservatives propose creating anti-corruption committee to investigate WE Charity contract

    * Federal government invests in small nuclear reactors to help it meet net-zero 2050 target

    * Two’s a crowd: Nuclear and renewables don’t mix: Only the latter can deliver truly low carbon energy, says new study

    * Nature Energy – Differences in carbon emissions reduction between countries pursuing renewable electricity versus nuclear power



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep 210: Buying votes

    Ep 210: Buying votes

    The election is well underway and each of the parties are dropping policies to win your votes. With Stewart Prest (@StewartPrest) we look at the biggest elements of what’s on offer. Then we get into Annamie Paul’s victory in the Green Party of Canada leadership race.

    There was too much content to fit into this episode, so check out our extra blog with more on the latest polls and Facebook advertising spends for each party.

    And check out Ian & Scott on the latest episode of Daveberta.

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    Segment 1: Buying your vote

    BC Liberal announcements



    * ICBC

    * Infrastructure and Massey tunnel replacement

    * Eliminate 2% small business tax rate

    * New Surrey hospital 



    BC NDP announcements



    * Our Platform: John Horgan’s Commitments to BC

    * Platform [PDF]



    BC Green annoucements



    * B.C. Greens release plan to strengthen community self-reliance

    * Furstenau releases B.C. Greens plan to support tourism and small business

    * Furstenau releases B.C. Greens plan to support young families

    * Furstenau releases B.C. Green plan to integrate mental healthcare into our public healthcare system

    * B.C. Greens announce program to support renters



    Segment 2: Annamie Paul wins Green Leadership



    * Detailed results on Wikipedia 2020 Green Party of Canada leadership election



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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 209: Andy’s PST Holiday

    Ep 209: Andy’s PST Holiday

    We’re about a week and a half into the election and the promises have started coming. From the Liberals comes an ambitious PST holiday for the next year and a cut to 3% “until the economy recovers.” And from the NDP a $1.5 billion commitment to long-term care over the next decade.

    We look at the campaign promises, other issues and election news, the latest polls and where the campaigns are spending their Facebook ad money.

    Listen to Scott & Ian on Ontario Loud this past Tuesday and on Daverberta next week.

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    Campaign promises

    BC Liberals



    * BC Liberals say they would eliminate PST for a year if elected

    * NDP failing those with mental health and addictions: Wilkinson



    BC NDP



    * B.C. NDP promises to permanently boost wages of long-term care workers

    * NDP promises to increase student grant program to $4,000, create 2,000 tech spaces

    * Horgan promises four new MRIs for Lower Mainland hospitals



    BC Greens



    * BC Greens focus on long-term care reform in first platform promise



    Other issues



    * Vaughn Palmer: Horgan dives for cover on Site C woes

    * Prominent people demand immediate halt to Site C over stability concerns



    Nomination news



    * BC Liberal candidate accused of elections fraud

    * Cam Brewer appointed Vice Chair by B.C. Greens provincial council and Kim Darwin nominated as B.C. Green Party candidate for Powell River-Sunshine Coast

    * ELECTION: Langley Township councillor Eric Woodward withdraws as BC NDP candidate in Langley East



    New polls



    * IPSOS British Columbians are Not Looking for Change

    * Leger Decision 2020: Provincial Politics in British Columbia – Leger



    Quick takes



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    Ep 208: Much Trudeau about nothing

    Ep 208: Much Trudeau about nothing

    We’re in the first few days of the provincial election and the debate over whether it should’ve been called is still underway. While the leaders didn’t present much at their speeches at UBCM, they were faced to confront the Coroner’s report of 147 people who died in August from toxic drug supply. But we also have some polling.

    Federally, Trudeau is daring the opposition to bring down his government with a new Speech from the Throne and a bill to transition workers on the CERB to a suite of new benefits, including something branded as “paid sick leave.”

    And in our quick take we look at the scandal that reminded everyone the federal Greens are in the midst of a leadership race.

    Listen to Scott & Ian on Ontario Loud this Tuesday.

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    Segment 1: And they’re off



    * Former Green leader Andrew Weaver backs NDP in B.C. election

    * Election should be a test of premier’s trustworthiness, BC Liberal leader says

    * BC Election 2020: Horgan, Furstenau set to speak at UBCM convention

    * Illicit drug death count remains high in BC during dual health emergencies.

    * ‘The fix was in’: BC Liberals in Surrey-White Rock call out own party

    * Elections BC says 160,000 voters ask for mail-in ballots

    * Insights West Majority of BC Residents Disapprove of Horgan’s Snap Election Call, But Voter Intentions at this Early Stage in the Race Point Towards BC NDP Lead

    * ResearchCo BC NDP Ahead of Rivals as Campaign Starts in British Columbia



    Segment 2: Much Trudeau about nothing



    * Throne Speech: A stronger and more resilient Canada

    * David Moscrop Opinion | In Canada’s throne speech, Trudeau’s Liberal government promises more of the same

    * Government of Canada introduces legislation to support Canadians through Recovery Benefits and extend access to funds for emergency measures

    * Government Bill (House of Commons) C-2 (43-2) – First Reading – COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act

    * Liberals enrich some COVID-19 benefits in new bill, urge all MPs to support it



    Quick takes



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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Annie2anns ,

Fun, Informative Canadian!!

It’s exciting to hear a local political podcast, you guys have really done this well, thank you! I look forward to hearing your perspective on the latest in BC and Canadian politics.
Finally, I’m not just listening to American political podcasts!

kabdbakahvs ,

Awkward pause

Im not sure why there are so many pauses but its very awkward to listen to. Maybe it’s the format they have due to covid but I wish they were more in tune with each other.

MB_1983_BC ,

Very Imbalanced Pro NDP Podcast

One sided commentary peppered with downright false information. Apparently WCB is “successful” and treats people fairly yeah ok.

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