In which the panel wonders if bureaucrats really can walk and chew gum at the same time.
B.C. is caught withholding vast amounts of COVID-19 data from the public – why would it do this? A federal advisory committee on vaccines embarrass itself by issuing confusing information on AstraZeneca vaccines, while B.C. politicians debate whether to continue giving their own political parties a per-vote subsidy.
Rob Shaw debates the week in politics with panelists Maclean Kay and Katy Merrifield.
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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.
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