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.

Toronto Star public editor Kathy English and Organization of News Ombudsmen executive director Jeffrey Dvorkin discuss media accountability in Canada. Canadian freelancer journalist Lia Grainger talks about her cross-country trip covering the Occupy movement in the United States. Environmentalist Matt Price shares his thoughts on Liberal MP Justin Trudeau's foul-mouthed outburst at Environment Minister Peter Kent. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, the Times Colonist's Dave Obee, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_18-Dec-11.mp3
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Quebec MP Romeo Saganash discusses his bid to become leader of the federal New Democrats. Good magazine managing editor Megan Greenwell and Intergrity BC executive director Dermod Travis share their thoughts on how NASCAR uniforms can be used to illustrate the influence of money in politics. American privacy advocate Shaun Dakin talks about a new service that allows voters to robocall their elected officials. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Dan Veniez - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_11-Dec-11.mp3
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University of Victoria public sector ethics expert John Langford and Government Relations Institute of Canada board member Dennis Prouse discuss whether British Columbia should have a lobbyists' code of conduct. Toronto Star urban affairs reporter David Rider talks about Toronto mayor Rob Ford's attempt to blackball his newspaper. BC Conservative by-election candidate Christine Clarke gives us the scoop on why she wants to be the MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, the Times Colonist's Dave Obee, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_4-Dec-11.mp3
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British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association executive director Vincent Gogolek, Canadian Association of Journalists chair Dale Bass and freelance journalist Bob Mackin discuss public attitudes toward freedom of information. Former Western Standard senior writer Terry O'Neill talks about his decision to enter local politics. First Call BC coordinator Adrienne Montani shares her thoughts on child poverty in British Columbia. 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_27-Nov-11.mp3
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Churchill MP Niki Ashton discusses her bid to succeed Jack Layton as leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada. Scientists Jim Pojar and Mike Fay share their concerns about a controversial power line being built in northwestern British Columbia. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith, Dan Veniez and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_20-Nov-11.mp3
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The Vancouver Sun's Jeff Lee and the Times Colonist's Rob Shaw discuss the media clampdown at public institutions. Outgoing Liberal Party of Canada British Columbia president Craig Munroe shares his thoughts on how the Grits can get their groove back. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell, Charlie Smith, Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_6-Nov-11.mp3
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Western Canada Wilderness Committee national campaign director Joe Foy discusses the possibility of less risk being shifted to independent power producers. Independent MLA Bob Simpson and Integrity BC executive director Dermod Travis talk about their efforts to get money out of politics. The Tyee's editor David Beers shares his thoughts on how tax changes could help non-profit newsrooms. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, the Times Colonist's Dave Obee, Bob Russel and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_30-Oct-11.mp3
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Canadian Journalism Foundation chair Bob Lewis shares his thoughts on public perceptions of the media. The Times Colonist's Jody Paterson discusses how she found out about the controversial bonuses that have been paid to Community Living British Columbia executives. New Democrat agriculture critic Lana Popham talks about her attempt to get a secret report about the agricultural land commission. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Troy Sebastian, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_23-Oct-11.mp3
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Former provincial Green leader Adriane Carr discusses her bid for local political office. Canadians for Tax Fairness president Murray Dobbin discusses the politics of raising corporate taxes. Canadian Bar Association British Columbia branch president Sharon Matthews talks about legal aid funding. Activist Dawn Steele puts the changes at Community Living British Columbia in context. 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_16-Oct-11.mp3
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Canadians for Tax Fairness president Murray Dobbin discusses the politics of raising corporate taxes. Provincial Liberal caucus chair Gordon Hogg talks about his government's initiative to encourage social innovation. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, the Times Colonist's Dave Obee, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Troy Sebastian - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_9-Oct-11.mp3
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