Public Eye Radio
British Columbia's only weekly radio show covering politics in Canada's westernmost province, hosted Sunday mornings on CFAX 1070 by award-winning investigative journalist Sean Holman.
Canadian Association of Journalists president Mary Agnes Welch discusses a historic Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour of press freedom. British Columbia Civil Liberties Association litigation director Grace Pastine talks about national security issues. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_27-Dec-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:57pm EST

Civil rights lawyer Cameron Ward discusses the issue of prosecutorial independence. Provincial New Democrat legislator Guy Gentner talks about his new online radio show. Victoria city councillor Lynn Hunter tells us why she believes referenda are an "affront to representative democracy." And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, The Tyee's Andrew MacLeod, Bob Russell and Monday Magazine's Jason Youmans - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_20-Dec-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm EST

We catch up with provincial New Democrat environment critic Rob Fleming just as he's leaving to attend the climate change talks in Copenhagen. Canadian Restaurant and Food Services Association Western vice-president Mark von Shellwitz discusses his campaign against the harmonized sales tax. First Call provincial coordinator Adrienne Montani talks about a controversial Canadian submission to the United Nations. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, David Cubberley, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_13-Dec-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01pm EST

Former provincial New Democrat leadership candidates Craig Keating and Steve Orcherton discuss the future of their party. Sierra Club of British Columbia executive director George Heyman shares his thoughts on the government's green energy advisory task force. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Sheila Orr and Bob Russell - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_6-Dec-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41pm EST

British Columbia Association for Community Living director Michael Prince discusses provincial government legislation that "expels the voices of people with disabilities and their families" from Community Living British Columbia's board of directors. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_22-Nov-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49pm EST

We speak with Ken Wu about his decision to step aside as the Western Canada Wilderness Committee's Victoria campaign director. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, the Times Colonist's Dave Obee, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_15-Nov-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:20am EST

Former parliamentarian Randy White discusses why he's backing the provincial Conservatives. Olympic snowboarder Ross Rebagliati talks about why he's running for the federal Liberals in Okanagan-Coquihalla. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Dave Obee, Bob Russell and Paul Willcocks - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_1-Nov-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:47am EST

We'll speak with Oak Bay Mayor Christopher Causton about his bid for federal office. His opponent, New Democrat parliamentarian Denise Savoie talks about federal funding to opposition ridings. Provincial housing and social development critic Shane Simpson discusses questions about the government's commitment to "meaningful" illegal gaming investigations. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_25-Oct-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:46am EST

We speak with federal Conservative Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca candidate Troy DeSouza about how much credit politicians can take for the distribution of government monies. Surrey city councillor Tom Gill joins us to discuss his decision on whether to support the expansion of a gaming facilities in Surrey - a decision that's been playing out across British Columbia. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, David Cubberley, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_18-Oct-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:18am EST

We speak with media critic Marc Edge about the "meltdown" of Canwest Global Communications Corp. Former BCTV reporter Harvey Oberfeld shares his thoughts on breakup of Asper Nation. Provincial New Democrat Vancouver-Kensington executive member Stephen Elliott-Buckley discusses his initiative to reform British Columbia's opposition party. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, the Times Colonist's Dave Obee and Bob Russell - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_11-Oct-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24pm EST

Former Victoria school board chair Donna Jones talks about the possibility the provincial government might give back the taxing authority it took away from school boards in 1990. British Columbia School Trustees Association Connie Denesiuk shares her thoughts on that suggestion. Port Coquitlam city councillor Brad West discusses a Union of British Columbia Municipalities resolution calling on the government to abandon the harmonized sales tax. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, David Cubberley, Sheila Orr and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_4-Oct-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:51pm EST

Victoria Society for Children with Autism co-director Laurel Duruisseau discusses her fight to stop the government's early intensive behavioural intervention program from being shutdown. Provincial New Democrat forests and range critic Norm Macdonald shares his thoughts on the state of wildfire preparedness in British Columbia. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, The Tyee's Andrew Macleod and The Times Colonist's Dave Obee - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_25-Sep-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49pm EST

Former premier Bill Vander Zalm joins us for a postmortem on today's anti-harmonized sales tax rallies. Saanich-Gulf Islands federal Liberal candidate Renee Heatherington discusses her bid to unseat incumbent Conservative Gary Lunn And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Bob Russell, The Times Colonist's Rob Shaw, Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_20-Sep-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:50pm EST

Simon Fraser University public policy analyst Doug McArthur joins us to discuss why he thinks the provincial New Democrats aren't up to the task of "acting as a public check on government's broad and general drift into a culture of deceit." And our rabble-rousing panel - Michael Geoghegan, Eleanor Gregory, The Tyee's Andrew MacLeod and Bob Russell - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_13-Sep-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:36pm EST

Canadian Labour Congress president Ken Georgetti shares his thoughts on provincial and labour politics. Douglas College criminology professor and gaming regulation expert Colin Campbell discusses the expansion of British Columbia Lottery Corp.'s Internet gambling operations. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_6-Sep-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:16am EST

Provincial New Democrat House Leader Mike Farnworth joins us to discuss next week's budget and last week's throne speech. Children of the Street Society executive director Diane Sowden talks about the possible introduction of legislation allowing authorities to detain at-risk youth against their will. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, The Times Colonist's Dave Obee and Bob Russell - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_30-Aug-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:57pm EST

Former Saskatchewan premier Grant Devine shares his thoughts on the harmonized sales tax. Provincial New Democrat tourism, culture and the arts critic Spencer Herbert discusses the scrapping of Tourism British Columbia. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Michael Geoghegan, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_23-Aug-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:02pm EST

Former Pivot Legal Society lawyer David Eby discusses the possible shutdown of government-funded poverty law programs. Former federal fisheries and oceans minister David Anderson shares his thoughts on the collapse of the Fraser River's sockeye salmon run. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Sheila Orr and Bob Russell - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_16-Aug-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre executive director Martha Lewis discusses the impact of the harmonized sales tax on apartment renters. Former Radium Hot Springs mayor Greg Deck and Dawson Creek councillor Alvin Stedel talk about how the tax could harm communities near the Alberta border. And our rabble-rousing panel - The Times Colonist's Dave Obee, Marcella Munro, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_9-Aug-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:05pm EST

Provincial Conservative deputy leader Chris Delaney discusses the right-wing reaction to the Campbell administration's harmonized sales tax. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' resource policy analyst Ben Parfitt discusses the government's forest fire fighting policies. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell, The Times Colonist's Rob Shaw and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_2-Aug-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:15pm EST

Independent provincial legislator Vicki Huntington talks about her view on the harmonized sales tax. Minister of Children and Family Development Mary Polak discusses her new portfolio. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Sheila Orr and Bob Russell - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_26-Jul-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:04pm EST

British Columbia's Minister of State for Mining Randy Hawes discusses his government's resource agenda and his recent participation in The 100 Mile Challenge. Former provincial New Democrat attorney general Colin Gabelman talks about the possible destruction of high-level documents from cabinet and the premier's office. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, David Cubberley, Bernard Schulmann and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_19-Jul-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:43pm EST

Carrier Sekani Tribal Chief David Luggi discusses his opposition to the proposed Recognition and Reconciliation Act. Provincial New Democrat finance critic Bruce Ralston talks about the state of the government's finances. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_12-Jul-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:55pm EST

Provincial New Democrat legislator Lana Popham interviews host Sean Holman as part of our commitment to media accountability. Fightback editorial member Mike Palecek discuss his effort to "take back" the new Democrats. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Bob Russell, Allan Warnke and Monday Magazine's Jason Youmans - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_5-Jul-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:20pm EST

We speak with Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia president and chief executive officer Gavin Dirom. Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin also joins us on the show. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_28-Jun-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

We speak with provincial New Democrat aboriginal relations and reconciliation critic Bob Simpson about his new portfolio, as well as British Columbia's forest fire conditions. Marine biologist and prominent conservationist Alexandra Morton weighs in on the results of the recent election. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, The Tyee's Andrew MacLeod and Bob Russell - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_14-Jun-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:57pm EST

We speak with former BC-STV campaign spokesperson Shoni Field about the future of electoral reform. British Columbia Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer John Winter discusses the proposed Recognition and Reconciliation Act, as well as the state of the economy. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Bob Russell, Allan Warnke and Monday Magazine's Jason Youmans - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_7-Jun-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:17pm EST

We speak with children and youth representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond about her advice for the third Campbell administration. Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Shawn Atleo discusses his bid to become the assembly's national chief - as well as the proposed Recognition and Reconciliation Act. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and The Tyee's Andrew MacLeod - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_31-May-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:58am EST

We speak with provincial Green leader Jane Sterk about the election results and her party's recent annual general meeting. Saanich South New Democrat candidate Lana Popham, who won the preliminary vote count on May 12, will also be in studio. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_24-May-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:13pm EST

We speak with provincial Conservative leader Wilf Hanni about Tuesday's election results. Former Green campaign co-chair Andrea Reimer shares her thoughts on the future of that party. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and The Times Colonist's Rob Shaw - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_17-May-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:27am EST

We speak with Delta-Richmond East federal Conservative parliamentarian John Cummins about why he can't support the Campbell administration in this election. Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Stewart Phillip shares his thoughts on the campaign. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Bob Russell, Allan Warnke and Monday Magazine's Jason Youman - debates the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_10-May-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

Provincial Green leader Jane Sterk discusses her party's campaign platform as she prepares for the evening's television election debate. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, The Tyee's Andrew MacLeod, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_3-May-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:58pm EST

Yes and no side advocates Bruce Hallsor and Bob Plecas discuss British Columbia's referendum on electoral reform. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Bob Russell, Monday Magazine's Jason Youman and The Times Colonist's Rob Shaw - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_26-Apr-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

Provincial Liberal Victoria-Swan Lake candidate Jesse McClinton discusses his campaign. ForestEthics co-founder and PowerUp Canada executive director Tzeporah Berman shares her thoughts on how the carbon tax became a headlining issue during the first week of the election. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_19-Apr-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:22pm EST