Lady at the Ledge

Lady at the Ledge

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By Bhinder Sajan
CTV Vancouver’s Legislative Bureau Chief takes B.C. politics to the people. This easily digestible podcast blends storytelling with interviews with everyday people, including a lot of family and friends.
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Who runs the world?
In this episode a chat about how laws are made, specifically amendments to laws. But first, a sneaky phone call to one of my best friends.
15:42
July 23, 2019
Piloting her Dreams
We may look back and think of our childhood as a time when all our dreams seemed possible. But for one girl, poverty and family circumstances ruled that out. She thought when she landed in government care it would probably never happen. Now, she’s on a path she never thought possible
12:20
June 20, 2019
Times are a changing (albeit slowly)
”Governments miss things” says Stephanie Cadieux, a former cabinet minister who admits she made a mistake when in charge, as she successfully moves an amendment to help victims of sexual violence with job protections.
11:44
June 6, 2019
Hysteria? A history lesson about abortion
Checking for bombs, creating human shields, and a colleague shot because of his work. These are some of the memories attached to opening up an abortion clinic. It was more than 30 years ago yet the “heartbeat” bills banning abortions in some US states and resulting rhetoric has some women in Canada worried. This week, MLA Janet Routledge stood up in the house to make a statement as the abortion debate on this side of the border focuses on whether the worry is hysteria or not.
14:37
May 31, 2019
Money Laundering Inquiry
Some people (who haven’t been named) apparently didn’t want to talk money laundering with experts studying the issue. But, a new provincial inquiry means they may be compelled to. Will they spill tea? And if so, will there be cookies? Featuring CTV’s Jon Woodward and a little person who could care less about the issue.
17:00
May 22, 2019
Swedish meatballs with a side of democracy
The two B’s of CTV (Breanna & Bhinder) talk about the Alberta election, what role gender played and why Swedish meatballs may be the answer to low voter turnout.
15:08
April 19, 2019
The end of a sentence
Aunt Flo comes to town! Not really. But I do talk to my BFF about periods and the Vancouver mom who started a campaign to get free menstrual products in schools, something the province is mandating province-wide.
12:11
April 9, 2019
Where exactly does a shoulder end?
I actually asked that question in a scrum after the whole dress code brouhaha at the #bcleg. This episode features a first - a panel discussion with two fabulous ladies
31:24
April 5, 2019
Dueling parental advice
If you’re a cynic, you’ll like what my mom has to say and if you’re an idealist you may gravitate towards my dad’s advice...and either perspective will influence your views on what’s about to drop in the legislature scandal
03:30
February 17, 2019
Green with envy
I didn’t visit my aunties when I went home to report on the by-election, but I’m sure they would’ve had a lot to say.
08:25
February 15, 2019
My mom and I never fought about cufflinks
The explosive report raising questions about spending at the legislature eclipses one of the worst fights I had with my mom.
10:15
February 6, 2019
Popular culture and ICBC
While rappers debate who has a bigger pool, drivers in BC face higher costs. So what’s the link between these two? Listen to find out!
07:11
January 25, 2019
Speculators!
Letters go out starting this week to homeowners in areas captured by the speculation tax. The government is facing criticism from those who point out missteps. Something Bhinder knows a little something about.
06:36
January 22, 2019
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