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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.

    Episode 200

    Episode 200

    Ian and Scott celebrate 200 episodes with Jillian P Stead (@JillianPStead) and Stewart Prest (@StewartPrest) by talking about political strategy & political science during a pandemic.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep 199: Mask up

    Ep 199: Mask up

    We’re still in a pandemic and the federal government is still mired in the WE scandal. Ian & Scott catch up on the state of COVID-19 and the latest in the ongoing federal scandal.

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    Segment 1: We’re still in a pandemic



    * July 23, 2020, Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

    * Health Canada: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

    * BC July 20 COVID-19 Modelling update: Going Forward

    * Limit the number of people staying at vacation rentals

    * B.C. introduces free day-use passes for six provincial parks

    * House passes bill to extend and reform wage subsidy, introduce disability benefits

    * Province bolsters COVID-19 support for local governments, transit



    Segment 2: WE still in scandal



    * Opposition calls for Morneau to resign, wants new probe following WE Charity payment revelations

    * Trudeau gov. contract for $912M student program was with WE Charity’s real estate holding foundation

    * WE organization under scrutiny for not registering as lobbyist before pitching proposals to Trudeau Liberals

    * Paying volunteer students less than minimum wage was federal government’s idea, says WE Charity

    * Trudeau agrees to 1 request to testify on WE controversy – as 2nd committee asks for him too



    Quick takes



    * New Democrats have healthy lead over Liberals in BC « EKOS Politics

    * Vancouver Pride Society bans BC Liberals from annual parade after ad controversy

    * B.C. premier formally asks federal government to decriminalize illegal drugs

    * Gerri Sinclair named BC’s new innovation commi...

    • 53 min
    Ep 198: Kim Darwin for BC Green leader

    Ep 198: Kim Darwin for BC Green leader

    We speak to BC Green leadership hopeful Kim Darwin about her ambitions to lead the party. Plus safe restart plans, WE controversy, contracts with China, BC’s deficit and another record setting month for overdose deaths.

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    * Kim Darwin for Leader

    * Our interview with Sonia Furstenau

    * Federal government to provide provinces and territories with $19B for ‘safe restart’ of economy 

    * WE Charity contract could have been worth up to $43.53 million, says Chagger 

    * Chrystia Freeland: ‘Everyone In Cabinet’ Bears Responsibility For WE Charity Controversy

    * LILLEY: WE Charity listed real estate holdings worth $43.7 M in 2018

    * Amid controversy, WE organization cancels all WE Day events, announces restructuring to be ‘more transparent’

    * Chinese government-owned firm wins $6.8M contract to supply security equipment to Canada’s embassies

    * Huawei 5G kit must be removed from UK by 2027

    * B.C. to run a $12.5-billion deficit this year due to COVID-19, says finance minister

    * B.C. reports another record-high monthly total of illicit drug deaths in June

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 197: Crochet, camping and fringe separatist movements

    Ep 197: Crochet, camping and fringe separatist movements

    Despite a conscious uncoupling, the Trudeau Government and WE Charity continue to receive scrutiny from media, the opposition and now the ethics commissioner. Plus we learn how big of an impact Canada’s response to the pandemic has had on our fiscal situation and why it’s still maybe not so bad.

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    Segment 1: WE to me



    * Federal government, WE Charity agree to part ways on summer student grant program

    * Ethics watchdog investigating Trudeau over choice of WE Charity to run $900M student grant program

    * Trudeau Family Paid Hundreds Of Thousands By WE Organization

    * PM’s mother Margaret and brother Alexandre were both paid to speak at WE Charity events



    Segment 2: Record breaking snapshot



    * Ottawa to post $343B deficit as spending hits levels not seen since Second World War

    * Economic and Fiscal Snapshot



     Quick takes



    * US notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization

    * Elizabeth May endorses Sonia Fursteanu in BC Greens race

    * Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act

    * Committee Terms of reference

    * Police chiefs call for decriminalization of personal drug use

    * Independent investigator’s report to determine range, extent of anti-Indigenous racism in health-care system

    * BC Liberal MLA continued to advertise in Light magazine

    * Most think Wexit is a terrible idea, but the concept could divide Conservatives

    • 44 min
    Ep 196: BC to WE

    Ep 196: BC to WE

    (Reuploaded with correct audio – sorry!)

    BC Today’s Shannon Waters returns to talk about covering the legislature as it returns in a hybrid format. We also tease out some of what’s expected to come over the remainder of the summer session.

    Then we look at the controversy that’s erupted over the federal government’s decision to outsource management of the Canada Student Service Grant to the WE charity. Note that our conversation happened just before WE and the government announced the end of their relationship.

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    Segment 1: Back in the press gallery



    * Follow Shannon @sobittersosweet or @bctodayofficial

    * Darcy defends involuntary overdose ‘stabilization’ bill amid coroner’s concerns

    * Double-double tracking: How Tim Hortons knows where you sleep, work and vacation

    * Tim Hortons mobile ordering app’s use of data to be investigated by Canada’s privacy commissioner

    * LifeLabs failed to protect personal information of millions: B.C. and Ontario report



    Segment 2: The other WE work scandal



    * WE co-founder backtracks after saying PM’s office reached out over $900M program

    * We Charity offers 450 ‘virtual volunteering’ positions at own organization while running $900-million grant program

    * Teachers to be paid $12K to recruit and manage students under government program with WE Charity

    * WE Charity saw resignations, departures from senior ranks before landing government contract

    * Volunteer groups fear being sidelined by student grant program

    * Nora Loreto’s thread on WE contracts



    Quick takes



    * BC Liberal MLAs billed taxpayers thousands of dollars for advertising in an anti-LGBTQ+ magazine

    * BC NDP advert

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep 195: Phase 3 brings the bills

    Ep 195: Phase 3 brings the bills

    Phase 3 reopening means the Legislature is back, but still mostly remotely, with a plethora of bills. We look at what the latest developments in the hostage taking of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor mean for Canada and our relationship with China and the USA.







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    Segment 1







    * BC to allow ‘careful’ travel within province as it eases more COVID-19 restrictions under Phase 3* Stabilization care proposed for youth following an overdose * Chief coroner’s statement on proposed amendments to the Mental Health Act * B.C. lifts ban on some residential evictions and other tenancy laws* Province announces next steps to support renters, landlords* Minister’s statement on Province’s response to allegations of racism in health-care system* Office of the Ombudsperson | Ombudsperson investigation finds two pandemic emergency orders not authorized by Emergency Program Act – Office of the Ombudsperson* Report calls for end of B.C.’s legislative assembly police force, changes to sergeant-at-arms job







    Segment 2







    * China charges Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with espionage* China suggests it will free Kovrig and Spavor if Canada allows Huawei executive Meng to return home* Former parliamentarians, diplomats pen letter calling on Canada to release Meng* Senators urge Trudeau to sanction Chinese officials over human-rights violations







    Quick takes







    * Fitch downgrades Canada’s credit rating as deficit grows due to emergency coronavirus spending* Foreign Affairs Minister Champagne repays mortgages held by state-owned Chinese bank

    • 55 min

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