In The House

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

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Published: October 8, 2015 | By afoster

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Province columnist Michael Smyth sits down for a one-on-one interview with Prime Minister Stephen Harper as he fights for conservative votes in the upcoming October 19 federa; election.

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Liberal insider slams Christy Clark over LNG deal

Liberal insider slams Christy Clark over LNG deal

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Published: July 24, 2015 | By Patrick Johnston

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In this week’s podcast, Michael Smyth interviews Martyn Brown, who criticizes Premier Christy Clark’s “sell-out” tax-and-royalty deal for the LNG industry. Brown is the former chief-of-staff to former premier Gordon Campbell.

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B.C.’s controversial LNG deal

B.C.’s controversial LNG deal

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In this week’s podcast, Michael Smyth talks about the Christy Clark government’s controversial 25-year tax deal with the LNG industry. His guests are NDP jobs critic Shane Simpson and Liberal parliamentary secretary for jobs Greg Kyllo.

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The Challenges of Christy Clark

The Challenges of Christy Clark

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Published: June 26, 2015 | By afoster

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This week’s podcast looks at the challenges facing Premier Christy Clark as she slumps in the opinion polls. Will Clark call a public inquiry into the scandal around eight fired prescription-drug researchers?

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Fired health-care researcher Ron Mattson

Fired health-care researcher Ron Mattson

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Published: June 12, 2015 | By afoster

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Province columnist Michael Smyth interviews Ron Mattson, one of the eight health-care researchers fired by the government. The workers were involved in researching prescription drugs for the Ministry of Health.

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Affordability crisis in the Vancouver housing market

Affordability crisis in the Vancouver housing market

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Published: June 5, 2015 | By afoster

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The affordability crisis in the Vancouver housing market. and should B.C. impose a speculation tax to cool down the city’s red-hot real-estate market? Finance Minister Mike de Jong and NDP housing critic David Eby weigh in.

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John Horgan,Mike de Jong and Global TV Bureau Chief Keith Baldrey

John Horgan,Mike de Jong and Global TV Bureau Chief Keith Baldrey

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Province Columnist Michael Smyth talks about the spring session of the B.C. legislature, which wrapped up Thursday. You’ll hear from NDP leader John Horgan, Liberal house leader Mike de Jong and Global TV bureau chief Keith Baldrey.

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B.C.’s Petronas LNG Agreement

B.C.’s Petronas LNG Agreement

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Published: May 21, 2015 | By afoster

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It’s the B.C. government’s announcement of a tentative LNG agreement with Malaysian energy giant Petronas and Premier Christy Clark and NDP leader John Horgan weigh in. Will this $36-billion LNG plant get built? And is it a good deal for B.C.?

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NDP Energy Critic Adrian Dix

NDP Energy Critic Adrian Dix

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Published: May 15, 2015 | By afoster

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Host Michael Smyth talks to NDP energy critic Adrian Dix about problems at B.C. Hydro, including huge cost overruns on new transmission lines and IT upgrades.

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Political Strategist Gerry Scott

Political Strategist Gerry Scott

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Published: May 8, 2015 | By afoster

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Host Michael Smyth talks to Gerry Scott, the veteran B.C. political strategist who was brought in by the Alberta NDP to run the party’s successful election campaign there.

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Government victory over the B.C. Teachers Federation

Government victory over the B.C. Teachers Federation

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Province political columnist Michael Smyth chats with Global TV Bureau Chief Kieth Baldrey about the government’s victory over the B.C. Teachers Federation in the B.C. Court of Appeal.

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A Grieving Uncle – NDP MLA Harry Bains

A Grieving Uncle – NDP MLA Harry Bains

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Published: April 24, 2015 | By afoster

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Province political columnist Michael Smyth talks to NDP MLA Harry Bains about the April 19 shooting death of his nephew, 22-year-old Arun Bains.

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