Public Eye Radio (general)
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.

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association policy director Micheal Vonn and British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association executive director Vincent Gogolek discusses the state of accountability in provincial politics. British Columbia children and youth representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond shares her thoughts on the state of child care. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_7-Aug-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:23pm EST

Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer discusses the need for climate change adaptation. Central Saanich councillor Zeb King talks about his dual role as the associate editor of Saanich Voice Online. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_31-Jul-12.mp3
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Federal Green leader Elizabeth May discusses her party's upcoming convention. Vancouver playright David Bloom and The Tyee's Shannon Rupp discusses a controversial play that allegedly defames the prime minister. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_22-Jul-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

Award-winning scholar and journalist Valerie Alia discusses her book New Media Nation. Independent documentary producer Kai Nagata talks about his Northern Gateway Pipeline-related project. Social media activist and expert Mat Wright shares his thoughts on how Victoria politicians are using tiwtter. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell, Tory Sebastian and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_15-Jul-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm EST

Alison Loat, executive director of the think tank Samara, discusses the results of a new study looking at the Canadian media's coverage of politics. London, Ontario software developer Gavin Blair talks about an app he's developed to help citizens better cover city councils. Mike Klassen shares his thoughts on the closure of his popular CityCaucus.com blog. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_8-Jul-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13pm EST

Former Deconstructing Dinner host Jon Steinman talks about his effort to bring the food safety and security show to the small screen. Toronto-based freelance journalist Lia Grainger is back on the show to discuss her coverage of the Occupy movement's extended hibernation. Environmentalist Matt Price opens up about his Project Beaver initiative to encourage civic engagement. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Don Anderson, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_24-Oct-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46pm EST

Former Fair Voting BC president Bruce Hallsor discusses why electoral reform may be back on the political agenda. The Telegram's political reporter James McLeod talks about the clampdown on freedom of information that's happening in Newfoundland. Richmond city councillor Harold Steves discusses a tall ship with a mission that will soon be visiting British Columbia. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_17-Jun-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:05pm EST

Freelance journalist Arno Kopecky discusses his Oil Man and the Sea project. The New Brunswick Conservation Council's Stephanie Merrill talks about the fracking industry in her province. Globe and Mail contributor Frances Bula shares her thoughts on the necessity for row housing in British Columbia. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory and the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_12-Jun-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm EST

Independent MLAs Vicki Huntington, Bob Simpson and John Van Dongen discusses why they voted against Premier Christy Clark's Family Day. Open Data BC's Herb Lainchbury discusses his fight to get more public sector data into the public's hands. Investigative journalist Bilbo Poynter talks about his new column for This Magazine about the stories the media misses. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory and Bob Russell - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_3-Jun-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

Cowichan Valley school board chair Eden Haythornthwaite discusses her district's showdown with the ministry of education. Alberta Oil senior editor Jeff Lewis discusses how Premier Christy Clark's push to get a cut of Alberta's oil sands revenue is being received on his side of the Rockies. Up Here Business magazine columnist Doug Matthews shares his thoughts on the Harper administration's push to get oil out of the artic. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory and Bob Russell - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_20-May-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:16pm EST

MLA Bill Bennett talks about his role as the BC Liberal Party's new platform committee co-chair. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory and Bob Russell - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics. NDP MLA Harry Lali discusses the review of the government's Members' Conflict of Interest Act. University of Western Ontario media studies professor Romaine Smyth Fullerton shares her thoughts on what the fight between the Toronto Star and Toronto mayor Rob Ford means for the rest of Canada. And our rabble-rousing political panel - David Cubberley, Eleanor Gregory, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_13-May-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33pm EST

Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Stewart Phillip shares his thoughts on the provincial government's decision to approve the Red Chris mine. Pipeline News North staff writer Jason Waterman talks about new plans for the natural gas being extracted in northeastern British Columbia. John van Dongen discusses his first question in question period as a Conservative MLA. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory and Bob Russell - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_6-May-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm EST

Ryerson University journalism instructor Lisa Taylor shares the preliminary results of her study on Canada's press councils. Award-winning journalist Andrew Nikiforuk talks about fracking being put on trial in Alberta. Vancouver Observer staff writer Alexis Stoymenoff discusses her reporting on American donations to the Fraser Institute. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_29-Apr-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm EST

West Vancouver-Capilano Liberal MLA Ralph Sultan discusses a proposed new law that will limit British Columbians' ability to launch lawsuits. Robert Holmes, the former president of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, shares his concerns about that law. New Democrat Gwen O'Mahony talks about her by-election win in Chilliwack-Hope. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Bob Russell, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_22-Apr-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am EST

Surrey Board of Trade chief executive officer Anita Huberman discusses her push to get the provincial and federal governments to put families first. Former Socred cabinet minister Rafe Mair talks about the need for a consumer affairs ministry. Integrity BC executive director Dermod Travis shares his thoughts on the BC Liberal Party's attempt to involve the public in the creation of its 2013 election platform. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, The Tyee's Andrew MacLeod, the Times Colonist's Rob Shaw and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_15-Apr-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm EST

Former premier Bill Vander Zalm gives Premier Christy Clark and the BC Conservatives some unsolicited advice. Susan Harney from the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC discusses her campaign for a national childcare system. Douglas College criminology professor Colin Campbell shares his thoughts on the spread of British Columbia's online gambling technology. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_8-Apr-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm EST

Cranbrook school trustee Trina Aylin and former Saanich school board chair MaryLynne Rimer discuss the challenges school trustees face in advocating for their constituents. West Coast Environmental Law executive director Jessica Clogg shares her thoughts on the Harper administration's crackdown on political activites by charities. Castelgar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff discusses his effort to keep climate action alive at the local level. And our rabble-rousing panel - Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_1-Apr-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39pm EST

Documentary filmmaker Damien Gillis discusses accompanying Independent MLAs Vicki Huntington and Bob Simpson on their trip to investigate natural gas development in the Peace River region. Freelance journalist Andrew Stobo Sniderman talks about his recent article in This Magazine on a scandal in the eco movement. Vancouver Magazine's Frances Bula gives us the rundown on her upcoming profile of Premier Christy Clark. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_25-Mar-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am EST

The Province's Cassidy Olivier discusses his role in the resignation of Harry Bloy as minister of state for multiculturalism. Samara exeutive director Alison Loat shares her thoughts on why our elected representatives are in need of a job description. Powell River-Sunshine Coast New Democrat legislator Nicholas Simons talks about his concerns regarding a new drive testing program for seniors. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, The Tyee's Andrew MacLeod, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_18-Mar-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

University of Victoria environmental law centre executive director Chris Tollefson discusses the potential for more SLAPP against environmental groups in British Columbia. Filmmaker Sandy Mayzell talks about her project to investigate why more women aren't involved in politics. Freelancer Bob Mackin reports on a jobs and investment announcement Premier Christy Clark should have been at. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Eleanor Gregory, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_4-Mar-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57pm EST

Former Yukon News editor Richard Mostyn shares his thoughts on why investigative journalism should be killed. Fight HST strategist Bill Tieleman talks about the forced closure of his No HST BC Facebook group with University of British Columbia political science lecturer Raul Pacheko-Vega. MP Nathan Cullen discusses his bid to succeed Jack Layton as leader of the federal New Democrats. And our rabble-rousing panel - Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_19-Feb-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

Dealth Penalty Information Centre executive director Richard Deiter discusses what impact Canada bring back capital punishment would have on the death penalty debate in the United States. Former Liberal cabinet minister Warren Allmand shares his thoughts on continued public support for capital punishment. British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association executive director Vincent Gogolek talks about his thoughts on a push by Canada's information commissioners for more openness by the federal government. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, The Tyee's Andrew MacLeod and Bob Russell - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_12-Feb-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Fort Nelson First Nation lands director Lana Lowe discusses the impact natural gas development is having on her community and northeastern British Columbia. Former Society Promoting Environmental Conservation president David Cadman recalls the BC Liberal Party's past opposition to a big natural gas power project. Former Nelson Post editor Chris Sheperd talks about why you should be concerned that rural community reporters are being underpaid. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, David Cubberley the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_5-Feb-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm EST

Columbia Journalism Review science editor Curtis Brainard and University of Victoria drug policy research Alan Cassels discuss whether doctors should have to disclose the payments they receive from drug companies. British Columbia Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair talks about a new online newspaper for unionists. The Tyee's energy and equity columnist Andrew Nikiforuk shares his thoughts on why fracking has become a political issue in Alberta but not so much in Briish Columbia. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_29-Jan-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm EST

University of Victoria law and labour relations professor Ken Thornicroft and journalist Hans Rollman share their thoughts the state of collective bargaining in Canada. Yukon Conservation Society mining coorindator Lewis Rifkind talks about how an increase in commodity prices is leading to a mining boom in his territory. Toronto-Danforth federal Liberal nomination candidate talks about his unique political advertising campaign. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Troy Sebastian, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_22-Jan-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

University of Victoria political science professor Warren Magnusson discusses his new book Seeing Like A City. Honest Appalachia co-founder Jim Tobias talks about how Wikileaks-like Website can bring greater accountability at the local level. The Tyee's film critic Dorothy Woodend shares her thoughts on The Iron Lady, a bio pic on former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_15-Jan-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:36pm EST

Agricultural land commission co-founder Harold Steves discusses how the signing of a First Nations treaty two years ago has opened the door to the destruction of farmland. Rabble.ca technology columnist Wayne MacPhail shares his thoughts on the civil society implications of wearable media. Huffington Post Canada business writer Rachel Mendleson talks about her publication's reporting on income inequality in this country. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Eleanor Gregory the Times Colonist's Dave Obee and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_8-Jan-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:31pm EST

Provincial third party leaders John Cummins and Jane Sterk give year-end interviews. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the year that was and the year that will be in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_1-Jan-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:18pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm EST

Former British Columbia Federation of Police Officers and Canadian Police Association Phil Jamieson puts the controversy over the Mounties provincial policing contract in context. Bob Simpson discusses the files he's been working as an independent MLA. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, 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_2-Oct-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

Dogwood Initiative executive director Will Horter discusses his reaction to the premier's jobs plan. Former Oregon Progress Board member and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Robert Landauer discusses the value of such organizations. Paul Willcocks, editorial writer for the Times Colonist eulogizes the BC Progress Board, which is being replaced by a new Jobs and Investment Board. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Troy Sebastian, Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_25-Sep-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36am EST

Prince George councillor Brian Skakun discusses why he's opposed to a proposed law that would see local politicians banned from running for re-election if they leak confidential information. Larry Cross and Charlie Cornfield, the mayors of Sidney and Campbell River, talk about how homicide investigation costs can cripple smaller communities. Stewart Mayor Angela Brand Danuser shares her thoughts on a potential unintended consequence of the northwest transmission line. And our rabble-rousing panel - the Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_18-Sep-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EST

Wyoming Outdoor Council legislative and outreach advocate Richard Garrett discusses his state's experience with publicly disclosing the chemicals used during fracking, as British Columbia looks to head in the same direction. Alberta Oil magazine associate editor Jeff Lewis shares his thoughts on the politics behind the liquid natural gas export terminals being developed in the northeastern B.C. Canadian Association of Journalists chair Dale Bass talks about initiative to professionalize reporters. And our rabble-rousing panel - the Trevor Oram, Troy Sebastian, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Dan Veniez - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_11-Sep-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

Former federal parliamentarians Paul Forseth and Jim Hart talk about why they want to run for the BC Conservatives in the next election. Union of British Columbia Municipalities executive member Greg Moore shares his thoughts on the government's proposed municipal auditor general. New Democrat community living critic Nicholas Simons discusses Harry Bloy's leadership of the ministry of social development. And our rabble-rousing panel - the Don Anderson, Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_4-Sep-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm EST

Former HSBC Canada chief economist David Bond, former consumer and corporate affairs deputy minister Tex Enemark and former Ridley Terminal Inc. chairman Dan Veniez discuss British Columbia's economic situation. The leaders of Fight HST - Chris Delaney, Bill Tieleman and Bill Vander Zalm - talk about their referendum victory. And our rabble-rousing panel - the Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Michael Prince and the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_28-Aug-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm EST

Provincial Green leader Jane Sterk discusses her preparations for a possible fall election. Daniel Fontaine, who served as former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan's chief of staff, discusses what such an election would mean for municipal politicians, with David Chudnovsky - the fundraiser for the left-wing Coalition of Progressive Electors. Sauder School of Business HSBC professor in Asian commerce Keith Head shares his thoughts on the value of Premier Christy Clark's coming trade missions to China and India. And our rabble-rousing panel - the Don Anderson, Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_21-Aug-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am EST

Former Langley township councillor Jordan Bateman discusses his new job as the Canadian Taxpayers Federation's new provincial communications director. British Columbia Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer John Winter shares his thoughts on why we need a municipal auditor general. And our rabble-rousing panel - the Times Colonist's Dave Obee, Trevor Oram, Michael Prince and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_14-Aug-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC consultant Sharon Gregson shares her concerns about big box daycare in British Columbia. Open government activist David Eaves talks about the Clark administration's DataBC initiative. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, The Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_7-Aug-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm EST

Liberal caucus chair Gordon Hogg and former New Democrat caucus chair Norm Macdonald share their thoughts on what the provincial government can learned from British Columbia's local governments. Social engagement consultant Diamond Isinger, pundit David Schreck and communications consultant Dave Teixeira discuss the use of twitter by West Coast politicians. And our rabble-rousing panel - Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_31-Jul-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

Public Health Association of British Columbia president Ted Bruce, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives economist Iglika Ivanova and First Call provincial coordinator Adrienne Montani discuss what should be done about the growing gap between the rich and the poor in Canada. Former provincial Green leadership candidate Ben West discusses the state of that party. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Michael Prince and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_24-Jul-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

Former Progressive Democratic Alliance and provincial Liberal leader Gordon Wilson weighs in on BC Conservative leader John Cummins's performance to-date. Broadcaster David Berner, former BCTV reporter Harvey Oberfeld and The Tyee's Shannon Rupp debate the state of the media in Canada in light of Kai Nagata's high-profile resignation as CTV's Quebec City bureau chief, And our rabble-rousing panel - the Times Colonist's Dave Obee, Trevor Oram, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_17-Jul-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:50pm EST

The Tyee's energy and equity columnist Andrew Nikiforuk joins us to discuss the risks associated with carbon capture and storage projects. Provincial New Democrat deputy mining critic Doug Donaldson shares his thoughts on the departure of the province's top mining bureaucrat to lead the province's top mining lobby group. Sierra Club of BC executive director George Heyman tells us why he's considering running for that NDP in the next election. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Michael Prince, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_10-Jul-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:05pm EST

West Coast Environmental Law staff counsel Andrew Gage talks about the prices ski resorts are paying for public land is too low. DeSmogBlog editor Richard Littlemore discusses what British Columbia's carbon tax means internationally. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_3-Jul-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52pm EST

Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Stockwell Day discusses why he's backing the provincial Liberals. Former labour leaders Mike Dumler, Fred Muzin and John Shields talks about the pressures confronting public sector unions provincially, nationally and globally. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Trevor Oram, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_26-Jul-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39pm EST

University of British Columbia political science instructor Raul Pacheco-Vega, The Tyee's Mark Lieran-Young and British Columbia Civil Liberties Association policy director Micheal Vonn discuss the impact of social media on the recent Vancouver Canucks riot. Ohio University economics professor Douglas Adie talks about his 21-year-old proposal to privatize Canada Post. 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-Jun-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm EST

Parliamentary secretary for natural gas Pat Pimm discusses the work he's going to be doing over the summer - identifying new economic opportunities for British Columbia's natural gas sector. Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Mary Polak shares her thoughts on the file she's now responsible for. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Sheila Orr, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_12-Jun-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:09pm EST

We speak with Point Blank Creative partner Nathan Lusignan about the government's HSTinBC.ca ads. Provincial New Democrat House Leader John Horgan talks about the recent legislative session. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, The Tyee's Andrew MacLeod and Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_5-Jun-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:59pm EST

We speak with Sto:lo Nation Chiefs Council president Joe Hall about how the Yale First Nation treaty will impact his people. Smart Tax Alliance co-chair Mike Jagger talks about his campaign to keep the harmonized sales tax. 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_22-May-11.mp3
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IntegrityBC founder Wayne Crookes discusses why he's bankrolling an organization dedicated to greater government accountability. Former finance minister Colin Hansen shares his thoughts on why the provincial Liberals should change their name. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_15-May-11.mp3
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We speak with Fair Voting BC president Antony Hodgson about the prospects for electoral reform as the United Kingdom votes down a proposal to abandon the first past the post system. DeSmogBlog researcher and writer Carol Linnitt joins me from Belgium to discuss her recent investigation into fracking. Provincial Green leader Jane Sterk shares her thoughts on her federal counterpart's election victory. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_8-May-11.mp3
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We speak with Michael McEvoy about his agenda as the new president of the British Columbia School Trustees Association. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, 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_1-May-11.mp3
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We speak with Sean Devlin, one of the co-creators of the Website ShitHarperDid.com. Thompson Rivers University journalism professor Alan Bass discusses an effort in Quebec to professionalize journalism. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Sheila Orr, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_24-Apr-11.mp3
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We speak with civil liberties advocate David Eby about his decision to run for the provincial New Democrat nomination in Vancouver-Point Grey. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_17-Apr-11.mp3
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We debrief Nicholas Simons about his experiences as a provincial New Democrat leadership candidate. Dana Larsen, who is still in the race to succeed Carole James, also shares his thoughts about that experience. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Eleanor Gregory and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_10-Apr-11.mp3
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We speak with provincial Conservative leadership candidate John Cummins. 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_3-Apr-11.mp3
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We speak with federal Green leader Elizabeth May about her bid to become the party's first MP. And our rabble-rousing panel - Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian, the Times Colonist's Rob Shaw and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_27-Mar-11.mp3
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We speak with Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca Liberal candidate Lillian Szpak and Victoria Conservative candidate Patrick Hunt about the upcoming federal election. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics. 

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_13-Mar-11.mp3
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We speak with provincial Green leader Jane Sterk about what Christy Clark's Liberal leadership win means for her party. Vancouver school board chair Patti Bacchus and First Call provincial coordinator Adrienne Montani share their recommendations on what Ms. Clark should do once she becomes premier. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_6-Mar-11.mp3
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We speak with independent MLA Bill Bennett, provincial New Democrat caucus chair Shane Simpson and Conservative tactical advisory group chair Randy White about the results of Saturday's Liberal leadership vote. 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_27-Feb-11.mp3
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The provincial Liberals' voter help line experiences difficulties just two days before the party's leadership vote.

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We speak with Grand Chief Edward John about why there hasn't been more discussion about aboriginal issues during the provincial Liberal leadership race. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, the Times Colonist's Dave Obee, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics. You can listen to Public Eye Radio outside of Victoria by logging into CFAX 1070 between 8:00 and 10:00.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_20-Feb-11.mp3
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We speak with Nicholas Simons about why he's running to succeed Carole James. 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_13-Feb-11.mp3
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We speak with leadership candidate Adrian Dix about his bid to succeed Carole James. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, David Cubberley, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_-_6-Feb-11.mp3
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The federal Greens test out what you'll be hearing from them on the campaign trail.

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We speak with leadership candidate Mike Farnworth about his future vision for the provincial New Democrats. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Sheila Orr, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_23-Jan-11.mp3
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We speak with provincial Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott about his bid to succeed Gordon Campbell. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, 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_16-Jan-11.mp3
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We speak with Fraser-Nicola MLA Harry Lali about his bid to succeed Carole James. Provincial Conservative tactical advisory group chair Randy White discusses his party's May 28 leadership vote. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Andrew MacLeod, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_09-Jan-11.mp3
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We speak with Cannabis Culture Magazine founding editor Dana Larsen about his desire to run for the provincial New Democrat leadership. Michael Hayes joins us to discuss the progress of his recall campaign against Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong. 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_2-Jan-11.mp3
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BC First spokesperson Chris Delaney talks about the electoral chances of his political party. Former federal cabinet minister David Anderson discusses the future of the provincial Liberals - the party he once headed. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Dave Obee, Sheila Orr and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_26-Dec-10.mp3
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We speak with MLAs Bill Bennett, Vicki Huntington and Bob Simpson about the increased presence of independents in the provincial legislature. Port Coquitlam councillor Glenn Pollock discusses why he's promoting Mike Farnworth as the man who should succeed Carole James as leader of the New Democrats. 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-Dec-10.mp3
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Prince George businessman Dan McLaren tells us why Kevin Falcon is the best provincial Liberal leadership candidate for rural and northern British Columbia. Moira Sitlwell tells us why she's stepped up to the starting gate in the race to succeed Gordon Campbell And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, The Tyee's Andrew MacLeod, Sheila Orr and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_28-Nov-10.mp3
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Now former cabinet minister George Abbott announces he's running to succeed Gordon Campbell.

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Former Newfoundland premier Brian Peckford, who is now advising the provincial Conservatives, joins us to discuss his party's political chances. Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson weighs in on the results of yesterday New Democrat provincial council meeting. We also talk with the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation's new British Columbia director Gregory Thomas. 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_21-Nov-10.mp3
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Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson talks about his expulsion from the provincial New Democrat caucus.

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The Vancouver Sun's Chad Skelton discusses the state of our freedom of information laws in advance of Right to Know Week. The president of the Canadian Bar Association's British Columbia branch Stephen McPhee gives us an update on the recently-established public commission on legal aid. Provincial New Democrat aboriginal relations and reconciliation critic Bob Simpson shares his thoughts on the Fish Lake controversy. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Trevor Oram, Sheila Orr and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_26-Sep-10.mp3
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Provincial Green leader Jane Sterk discusses why her party isn't getting media traction even though British Columbians are looking for a political alternative. Electoral reformers Shoni Field and Wendy Bergerud talk about what might have happened if voters had cast their ballots in favour of the single-transferable vote system. 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_19-Sep-10.mp3
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Independent provincial legislator Blair Lekstrom joins us to discuss the woes of the government he recently left. Former MLA Dennis MacKay will also share his thoughts on the subject. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Andrew MacLeod, Sheila Orr and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics. 

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_12-Sep-10.mp3
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Federal Green leader Elizabeth May discusses her election chances in Saanich-Gulf Islands. Drug policy research Allan Cassels shares his thoughts on the Campbell administration's controversial changes to PharmaCare. Union of British Colmbia Indian Chiefs president Stewart Phillip talks about why a proposed mine near William's Lake could seriously damage the relationship between the aboriginal community and the government. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, David Cubberley and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_5-Sep-10.mp3
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Former provincial Conservative executive member Blake MacKenzie discusses his departure from the party. Journalist Charles Campbell, the author of the 2006 David Suzuki Foundation report Forever Farmland, talks up his recommendations for the new chair of the agricultural land commission, Richard Bullock. Provincial New Democrat energy, mines and petroleum resources critic John Horgan shares his thoughts on the Waneta expansion project. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Sheila Orr, the Times Colonist's Dave Obee and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_29-Aug-10.mp3
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