Public Eye Radio (podcasts)
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.

We speak with British Columbia Chamber of Commerce president John Winter about the policies his group wants to see the provincial government adopt. University of Victoria political science senior instructor Janni Aragon and Social Media Camp Victoria co-organizer Paul Holmes discuss the continuing impact of social media on politics. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Eleanor Gregory, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_29-May-11.mp3
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We speak with Fraser-Nicola MLA Harry Lali about his decision to endorse provincial New Democrat leadership candidate John Horgan. Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson shares his thoughts on the thinning number of independents at the legislature. British Columbia Restaurant and Food Services Association president Ian Tostenson discusses the Clark administration's minimum wage raise announcement. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Andrew MacLeod, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics. 

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_20-Mar-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:54pm EST

We speak with leadership candidate John Horgan about why he wants to succeed Carole James. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, The Tyee's Andrew MacLeod, Eleanor Gregory and Bob Russell - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_30-Jan-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

We speak with former provincial New Democrat cabinet minister Corky Evans about the ideas that should be discussed during his party's upcoming leadership race. Dogwood Initiative executive director Will Horter and Ancient Forest Alliance director Ken Wu discuss how to keep environmental issues at the top of the agenda amidst British Columbia's present political upheaval. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Sheila Orr, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_19-Dec-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:38pm EST

Provincial Liberal leadership candidate Mike de Jong joins us to talk about his bid to succeed Gordon Campbell. Children and youth representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond discusses her third and final progress report on the recommendations in a four-year-old independent review of the province's child protection system. 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_5-Dec-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

Provincial New Democrat leader Carole James holds a news conference after being attacked by Vancouver-Mount Pleasant MLA Jenny Kwan.

Direct download: DISSENT_James_2-Dec-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:58pm EST

Provincial New Democrat legislator Jenny Kwan goes public with her concerns regarding party leader Carole James.

Direct download: JAMES_Kwan_1-Dec-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:44pm EST

Now former cabinet minister Kevin Falcon announces he's running to succeed Gordon Campbell.

Direct download: FALCON_30-Nov-10_II.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:28pm EST

Former energy minister Bill Bennett delivers a blistering assessment of Premier Gordon Campbell and his management style.

Direct download: BENNETT_17-Nov-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:10pm EST

Federation of Community Social Services of BC president Shane Picken shares his group's plan to put its issues on the agenda during the provincial Liberal leadership race. British Columbia Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair talks about why the province's minimum wage may soon be increased. Former provincial New Democrat Malahat-Juan de Fuca candidate Richard Hughes discusses his petition calling for a party leadership convention in 2011. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Sheila Orr, the Times Colonist's Rob Shaw and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_14-Nov-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:59pm EST

Former provincial Liberal caucus communications director Mike McDonald shares his thoughts on the political retirement of his former boss Gordon Campbell. University of Calgary political science department head David Stewart discusses whether British Columbia's governing party should elect their new leader via a delegated convention. 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_7-Nov-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:25pm EST

Premier Gordon Campbell announces there will be a new provincial Liberal leader.

Direct download: RESIGNATION_Campbell_3-Nov-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

West Coast Environment Law staff counsel Andrew Gage, resource policy analyst Ben Parfitt and land use consultant Bernard Schulmann discuss the province's new natural resource operations ministry. Provincial New Democrat children and family development critic Maurine Karagianis shares her thoughts on the possibility of separate child protection legislation for aboriginal peoples. 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_31-Oct-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50pm EST

Terrace mayor David Pernarowsk discusses provincial New Democrat leader Carole James's proposal to establish a mining commission. Canadian Association of Journalists chair Dale Bass shares her thoughts on a recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling that will help journalists protect confidential sources. Retired deputy minister Bob Plecas talks about Premier Gordon Campbell's upcoming televised state-of-the-province speech. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Sheila Orr and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_24-Oct-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:33pm EST

Tory parliamentarian John Cummins discusses Saturday's provincial Conservative annual general meeting. University of Northern British Columbian political science instructor Jason Morris talks about why the New Democrat members should think twice before participating in any recall campaigns. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, the Times Colonist's Dave Obee and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_17-Oct-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

Delta South independent MLA Vicki Huntington discusses Bob Simpson's expulsion from the provincial New Democrat caucus. Rivers Without Borders Alaska campaign director Chris Zimmer talks about the impact of British Columbia's proposed northwest transmission line on his state. BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association policy and communications director Vincent Gogolek shares his concerns about British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.'s new freedom of information policy. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, the Times Colonist's Dave Obee, Sheila Orr and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_10-Oct-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:29pm EST

University of British Columbia political science instructor Raul Pacheco-Vega and new media consultant Mat Wright discuss the impact of social media on politics. Surrey city councillor Barbara Steele talks about what her priorities will be as the Union of British Columbia Municipalities' president. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, David Cubberley, The Tyee's Andrew Macleod and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_3-Oct-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

Would-be federal Green leadership candidate Sylvie Lemieux discusses her effort to replace Elizabeth May. United Steelworkers District Three director Steve Hunt talks about bringing the Blue-Green Alliance to British Columbia. Norman Farrell and Laila Yuile share their plan to put pressure on the business groups that tried to legally derail the anti-harmonized sales tax petition. 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-Aug-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:36am EST

BC Citizens for Public Power Michelle Laurie talks about the appointment of a public-private partnership friend and foe to BC Hydro Corp.'s board of directors. Bob Viergever, who ran a recall campaign against provincial New Democrat cabinet minister Paul Ramsey, discusses the challenges of that process. Federal Liberal parliamentarian Keith Martin shares his thoughts on the Tamil asylum seekers who have arrived in Victoria. And our rabble-rousing panel - David CubberleyEleanor GregorySheila Orr and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics. 

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_15-Aug-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:39am EST

Provincial New Democrat forests and range critic Norm Macdonald speaks out about the current forest fire season. Information and privacy commissioner Elizabeth Denham shares her thoughts on the government's response to freedom of information requests. The Times Colonist's Lindsay Kines discusses the latest developments in the Pickton case. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Sheila Orr, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_8-Aug-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:35am EST

We speak with Kitimat Mayor Joanne Monaghan about the economic challenges confronting her community - the terminus of the proposed Northern Gateway Project. Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia president Phillip Hochstein discusses the Smart Tax Alliance's campaign in favour of the HST. And our rabble-rousing panel - A-Channel's Stephen Andrew, Eleanor Gregory, Harvey Oberfeld and Trevor Oram - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_1-Aug-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30am EST

We speak with CropLife Canada regulatory affairs and non-ag uses director Pierre Petelle and West Coast Environmental Law Society staff counsel Andrew Gage about efforts to ban cosmetic pesticides in British Columbia. CKNW's Brett Mineer discusses his big scoop last week, revealing British Columbia Lottery Corp. had been fined more than $670,000 for over 1,000 violations of the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Act. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, 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_25-Jul-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:47am EST

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association policy director Micheal Vonn discusses why senior civil servants are expected to be able to "create a crisis to force change." West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country federal Liberal candidate Dan Veniez shares his thoughts on the conventional wisdom surrounding his party. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, David Cubberley, Eleanor Gregory and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_18-Jul-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:10am EST

We speak with federal Liberal health critic Carolyn Bennett about her party's new national food policy. Law student and conservative blogger Kathryn Marshall discusses her experience at last month's Wildrose Alliance convention in Alberta. Western Canada Wilderness Committee policy director Gwen Barlee shares her thoughts on why California doesn't consider our run-of-the-river power renewable. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Dave Obee, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_11-Jun-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:20pm EST

We speak with Council of Canadians regional organization Harjap Grewal and Xeni Gwet'in First Nation Chief Marilyn Baptiste about a controversial mining project near Williams Lake. Organizing for Change provincial lead Lisa Matthaus discuss her coalition's environmental goals for fiscal 2010/11. And our rabble-rousing panel -Don AndersonEleanor GregorySheila Orr and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_4-Jul-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:51pm EST

We speak with former provincial legislator Paul Nettleton about Blair Lekstrom's recent decision to quit the Liberal cabinet and caucus. Terrace mayor David Pernarowsk discusses the Northern Gateway Project and the northwest transmission line. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don AndersonDavid CubberleyBob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_27-Jun-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:39pm EST

We speak with Canadian Taxpayers Federation British Columbia director Maureen Bader about a big boost in the number of six-figure civil servants. Former BCTV reporter Harvey Oberfeld shares his thoughts on Sun TV. Polaris Institute director Tony Clark discusses why Western premiers shouldn't be drinking bottled water if they want to conserve fresh water. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor GregoryDavid CubberleySheila Orr and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_20-Jun-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:25pm EST

We speak with Vancouver school board chair Patti Bacchus about the ongoing dispute between her district and the provincial government. Former Peace River North independent candidate Arthur Hadland shares his thoughts on energy, mines and petroleum resources minister Blair Lekstrom's resignation, as will provincial Conservative strategist Randy White. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don AndersonDavid CubberleySheila Orr and Bob Russell - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_13-Jun-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:34pm EST

Community and Rural Development Minister Bill Bennett discusses the results of the province's recent local government elections task force. New Democrat legislator Doug Routley, the deputy chair of the special committee to review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, shares his thoughts on openness and transparency. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor GregoryThe Tyee's Andrew MacLeod, the Times Colonist's Dave Obee and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_6-Jun-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:32pm EST

We speak with Northern Gateway Alliance chair Colin Kinsley about Enbridge's controversial proposed pipeline. Simon Fraser University political science professor Patrick Smithdiscusses what could be in tomorrow's local government elections task force report. Provincial New Democrat forests and range critic Norm Macdonald shares his thoughts on wildfire preparedness in British Columbia. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don AndersonEleanor GregoryBob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_30-May-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:03pm EST

We speak with the Nanaimo Daily News's Derek Spalding about his fight for Vancouver Island Health Authority records about the spread of a deadly virus at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. University of British Columbia health economist Bob Evans discusses his concerns about a healthcare funding review contract being directly awarded by the BC Progress Board to a former Fraser Institute staffer. Provincial New Democrat children and family development critic Maurine Karagianis shares her thoughts on the select standing committee on children and youth's child poverty hearing. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don AndersonEleanor GregoryBob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_23-May-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

We speak with Healthy Living and Sport Minister Ida Chong about the province's new meat regulations. Ryserson University journalism professor John Miller discusses what Canadians can expect from the new owners of CanWest Global Communications Corp.'s newspapers. Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs president Stewart Phillip shares his thoughts on the relationship between the government and the children and youth representative. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson,Michael GeogheganBob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_16-May-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:14pm EST

We speak with provincial New Democrat agriculture and lands critic Lana Popham about the province's new meat regulations. We hear both sides of the aquaculture debate from marine biologist Alexandra Morton and BC Salmon Farmers Association executive director Mary Ellen Walling. And our rabble-rousing panel -David CubberleyEleanor GregorySheila Orr and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_9-May-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:28pm EST

We speak with Doug McArthur - who served as deputy minister to two New Democrat premiers - about the party's Our Province Our Future initiative. Opposition deputy transportation and infrastructure critic Gary Coons discusses the top ten records he'd like to get from British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. now that it'll be subject to freedom of information requests. Prince George councillor Brian Skakun talks about recent restrictions on forest fire prevention funding. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don AndersonEleanor Gregory and Bob Russel and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_2-May-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52am EST

Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister George Abbott discusses what appears to be growing opposition to the Campbell administration among First Nations. Former provincial Liberal and Progressive Democratic Alliance leader Gordon Wilson talks about the increase desire for a new party in British Columbia. And our rabble-rousing panel - Sheila OrrThe Tyee's Andrew Macleod, the Times Colonist's Rob Shawand Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_25-Apr-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:38am EST

We speak with provincial Green leader Jane Sterk about the latest poll numbers and the hiring of a new executive director -Rebecca Helps. Forests and Range Minister Pat Belldiscusses the state of British Columbia's wildfire preparedness. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don AndersonDavid CubberleyEleanor Gregory and Bob Russel - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_18-Apr-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49am EST

British Columbia Teachers' Federation president Irene Lanzinger and Council of Senior Citizens' Organizations of British Columbia president Sylvia MacLeay discuss a new coalition protesting provincial government service cuts. Vicki Huntington joins us to talk about her experiences so far as an independent MLA. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don AndersonEleanor GregorySheila Orr and Bob Russell - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_4-Apr-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:46pm EST

 

We speak with the Western Canada Wilderness Committee's new executive director David Holtzman. Central Saanich school trustee Edith Loring-Kuhanga discusses her bid to run for the federal New Democrats in Saanich-Gulf Islands. And our rabble-rousing panel - David CubberleyEleanor GregoryThe Tyee's Andrew Macleod and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

 

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_28-Mar-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Former provincial New Democrat children and family development critic Nicholas Simons discusses why child protection issues no longer top British Columbia's political agenda. Think City chair Neil Monckton and Canadian Federation of Independent Business provincial affairs director Brian Bonney share their views on the place of businesses big and small in local politics. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don AndersonSheila OrrBob Russell and Monday Magazine's Jason Youmans - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_25-Mar-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm EST

We discuss cutbacks to British Columbia's legal services with Mulligan Tam Pearson Law Corp. partner Mike MulliganThe Tyee's David Beers weighs in on the sale of Canada's most influential chain of newspapers. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson,Eleanor GregoryThe Tyee's Andrew Macleod and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_14-Mar-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23am EST

We discuss the Campbell administration's natural resource ministry cutbacks with former provincial New Democrat forests minister David Zirnhelt. British Columbia Government and Service Employees' Union president Darryl Walker joins us to talk about the province supersizing and downsizing plans. Advocate Robin Loxton shares his thoughts on the axing of services for people with disabilities. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don AndersonEleanor 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_7-Mar-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:10pm EST

We review the performance of the Olympic resistance movement with Games critic Chris ShawSeth Klein from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Neils Veldhuis from the Fraser Institute talk about the upcoming provincial budget. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don AndersonDavid CubberleyBob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_28-Feb-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:15pm EST

We discuss the Campbell administration's decision to ban mining, as well as oil and gas development, in the Flathead Valley with Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia president Gavin Dirom and Wildsight program manager Casey Brennan. Former provincial deputy health officer Shaun Peck shares his thoughts on a recent government poll on the effectiveness of photo radar. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don AndersonDavid CubberleyEleanor Gregory and Bob Russell - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics. 

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_21-Feb-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:35pm EST

Dogwood Initiative executive director Will Horter discusses the coming year in environmental politics. British Columbia Chamber of Commerce president John Winter shares his thoughts on the New Democrats' upcoming economic forums. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, David Cubberley, the Times Colonist's Dave Obee and Bob Russell - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_3-Jan-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:54pm EST

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