Political Capital 10 - Sick pay delays, pop-up confusion, and tent city deadline - The Orca

Political Capital 10 – Sick pay delays, pop-up confusion, and tent city deadline

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What’s taking the Horgan government so long to come up with a sick pay plan? How did health officials so badly bungle pop-up vaccine sites in Surrey? And will the province hit its deadline to clear tent cities in Vancouver and Victoria?

Host Rob Shaw discusses the week in BC politics with Jillian Oliver, Katy Merrifield and Maclean Kay.

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Rob Shaw has spent more than 13 years covering BC politics, now reporting for CHEK News and writing for The Orca. He is the co-author of the national best-selling book A Matter of Confidence, and a regular guest on CBC Radio.

Jillian Oliver is a political strategist who co-managed the last BC Green Party provincial campaign and Sonia Furstenau’s leadership campaign. She was Communications Director on the federal Nanaimo-Ladysmith by-election that elected Paul Manly and was the BC Greens Press Secretary in the 2017 provincial election and in the BC Greens legislative office from 2017-2019.

Katy Merrifield is the Vice-President for BC at Wellington Advocacy, who has served as Communications Director to Premiers of both Alberta and British Columbia, and was the youngest woman to run a winning leadership campaign in BC. 

Maclean Kay is Editor-in-Chief of The Orca, and is an 11-year veteran of the BC legislature both working in government and now covering it.