...and talks, about India, opioids, housing, energy and more
An impressive fella who is obviously on top of all the files! Common sense politics. Too bad it is so rare these days. Can we clone him for Ontario?
I haven't listened yet. Anything in there about his party's determination to crown him unopposed? Was that at his instigation, or did the executive committee act on their own? Was the party really that scared that he couldn't handle a little competition? That's what I'm interested in hearing about.
Great discussion, however I’m left feeling more pessimistic than ever on housing, if Eby, being one of our more progressive national figures currently, believes in the same solutions as everyone else: give developers whatever they want.
If housing affordability, and everything connected to it that determines quality of life in this country is to be the issue of a generation, then we’ve already failed.
Ottawa and the provinces are hastily putting plans forward that will waste at least a decade before anyone realizes that you cannot bribe developers or change every building regulation to their liking and get the housing you need. No, they will take those things and thank everyone for the increase to their margins on the exact same luxury condos and 3-5000sqft behemoth houses they were already building. It is madness to think these builds do anything to address the housing and affordability shortage.
Of course we don’t have a decade to waste, and I think most people in power underestimate the damage to the fabric of the country that will ensue.
Thanks for this. As a BC'er I i appreciate the focus. Also the comments on energy! Who knew? And... I hope you'll discontinue the ketchup questions entirely. Today's was a more valuable format.
Very much enjoying these interviews and your ability to manage them!
He looks like a guy from Pavement so the indie rock band was definitely worth a shot.
I learn in these non partisan podcast !