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#50 Who’s Afraid Of A Contested Election?
BC NDP leadership candidate Anjali Appadurai had the rug pulled out from under her. This week Mattea Roach is joined with Stuart Thomson, Jaskaran Sandhu, and Arno Kopecky to talk about how and why the BC-NDP ended up disqualifying Appadurai, leaving David Eby to be sworn in as Premier of British Columbia. Also, this week the backbenchers talk about the Federal handgun freeze that is supposedly the strongest action in a generation. We’ll see about that…
Aviva Lessard
Producer
Noor Azrieh
Producer
Tristan Capacchione
Audio Editor & Technical Producer
André Proulx
Production Coordinator

BC NDP leadership candidate Anjali Appadurai had the rug pulled out from under her. This week Mattea Roach is joined with Stuart Thomson, Jaskaran Sandhu, and Arno Kopecky to talk about how and why the BC-NDP ended up disqualifying Appadurai, leaving David Eby to be sworn in as Premier of British Columbia. Also, this week the backbenchers talk about the Federal handgun freeze that is supposedly the strongest action in a generation. We’ll see about that…

Host:  Mattea Roach

Credits: Aviva Lessard (Producer), Noor Azrieh (Associate Producer), Tristan Capacchione (Audio and Technical Producer), André Proulx (Production Coordinator)

Guests: Stuart Thomson, Jaskaran Sandhu, Arno Kopecky

Background reading:

Chronicle of a death foretold by Arno Kopecky in Canada’s National Observer

The desperate disqualification of Anjali Appadurai by Avi Lewis in Canada’s National Observer

BC NDP Investigative Report by BC NDP Table Officer

Freeze on handgun sales takes effect as Liberals face criticism they interfered in the probe of Canada’s deadliest shooting by Stephanie Levitz in the Toronto Star

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