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Political Capital with Rob Shaw

  • #139 - BC NDP election launch, BC United/Conservatives pitch business community

    21 JUN 2024 · June 21, 2024 - BC NDP leader David Eby launched his re-election bid this week, how did it land and what themes/messaging did he use both for himself and his opponents? Plus, the BC United and Conservative parties court the business community. Who had the most effective pitch? Plus, in an audio extra, we discuss third-party election ads and how effective they are at this point in the election cycle. Host Rob Shaw is joined by Allie Blades and Jillian Oliver, as well as guest panellist this week Mike McKinnon from Enterprise Canada.
    Played 37m 32s
  • #138 - BC United candidate controversy + Eby's equalization fight

    15 JUN 2024 · June 14, 2024 The BC United party is hit by a candidate controversy involving Asad Gondal, the president of the BC Muslim Association, and the fallout affects party leader Kevin Falcon in a variety of ways. Plus, a look at Premier David Eby's sudden fight with Ottawa on equalization payments, on the eve of an election. Host Rob Shaw is joined by Allie Blades, Jillian Oliver and Jeff Ferrier. Brought to you by Uber Canada.
    Played 36m 37s
  • #137 - Elenore Sturko defects to Conservatives, BC United child care plan

    7 JUN 2024 · June 7, 2024 - The panel breaks down the stunning news of BC United's Elenore Sturko defecting to the BC Conservative party - what it means for all political parties. Plus, a look at BC United's child care plan to supercharge the NDP's $10-a-day system with cash subsidies, and whether that is effective timing to turn the page for United. Host Rob Shaw is joined by Jeff Ferrier, Allie Blades and Jillian Oliver. Brought to you by Uber Canada.
    Played 41m 20s
  • #136 - BC Conservatives pick up a United MLA, and eject a candidate

    31 MAY 2024 · May 31, 2024 - BC Conservatives gain a BC United MLA, who crosses the floor and kickstarts a panic inside the United caucus. Also, the Conservatives lose a candidate in Courtenay due to social media posts and blame vetting, though the problem is actually judgement. And in an audio extra, a look at the latest Angus Reid poll. Host Rob Shaw is joined by Jillian Oliver, Jeff Ferrier and Carlie Pochynok. Brought to you by Uber Canada.
    Played 33m 37s
  • #135 - BC Conservatives reject BC United's non-compete offer

    24 MAY 2024 · May 24, 2024 - BC's surging Conservative party has rejected a non-compete offer from BC United, what does it mean, who would have benefited and lost from such a deal, and more. The pod squad breaks it all down. Host Rob Shaw is joined by Jeff Ferrier, Jillian Oliver and Carlie Pochynok. Brought to you by Uber Canada.
    Played 26m 32s
  • #134 - ICBC rebate, decriminalization, abortion

    10 MAY 2024 · May 10, 2024 - Premier David Eby offers up ICBC rebates but is it just a move to change the channel from negative performance? Plus, Ottawa grants B.C.’s re-criminalization request, does that put the issue to bed before an election? And Greens call on leaders to make clear their position on abortion rights. Plus audio podcast extras on cybersecurity and Canfor’s forestry layoffs. Host Rob Shaw is joined by Jeff  Ferrier, Allie Blades and Jillian Oliver. Brought to you by Uber Canada. 
    Played 44m 54s
  • #133 - Decrim debate goes national, STR rules kick in, pipeline politics

    3 MAY 2024 · May 3, 2024 - BC's decriminalization request sparks a week of fiery national politics, so how does that filter back down to the provincial level and what are the implications? Plus, restrictions on short-term rentals kicked in this week, and are there any unintended consequences for government on the issue? And one of the most controversial projects in B.C.'s history, the Trans Mountain pipeline, quietly finishes and starts pumping oil, but does it mean anything politically anymore? Host Rob Shaw is joined by Jeff Ferrier and Jillian Oliver. Brought to you by Uber Canada.
    Played 22m 53s
  • #132 - Decrim backdown, premier vs social media companies

    26 APR 2024 · April 26, 2024 - Premier David Eby backs down on decriminalization in the wake of weeks of negative stories about its unintended consequences, plus, the NDP government seeks safety improvements from social media companies by pausing a bill that would have allowed for more lawsuits. Host Rob Shaw is joined by Jeff Ferrier, Allie Blades and Jillian Oliver. Brought to you by Uber Canada.
    Played 26m 37s
  • #131 - Police on decriminalization, federal budget 2024

    20 APR 2024 · BC's police chiefs say they are largely powerless to respond to open drug use in many places, in the wake of decriminalization, once again raising questions about whether the decrim program is viable. Plus, a look at how BC is positioned in the wake of a federal budget that largely steals many of its housing ideas. Host Rob Shaw is joined by Allie Blades, Jeff Ferrier and a returning Jillian Oliver. Brought to you by Uber Canada.
    Played 20m 26s
  • #130 - CleanBC grant scandal, more drug use in hospitals, Surrey policing

    13 APR 2024 · The BC government finds itself reeling on three fronts: A CleanBC grant scandal involving alleged conflicts of interest with a private company administering carbon tax grants, as well as a growing chorus of nurses and patients upset about rampant drug use in hospitals, and the ongoing drama involving the Surrey police issue. Plus, a conversation about the latest BC political party fundraising numbers and what it means heading into the election. Host Rob Shaw is joined by Khelsilem, Jeff Ferrier and Allie Blades.  Brought to you by Uber Canada.
    Played 42m 52s

Join CHEK News Political Correspondent Rob Shaw and a lively panel of guests for a weekly breakdown of all of the news in B.C. politics, with analysis and commentary that...

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Join CHEK News Political Correspondent Rob Shaw and a lively panel of guests for a weekly breakdown of all of the news in B.C. politics, with analysis and commentary that helps make sense of the latest stories in and around the B.C. legislature.
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