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Voice of BC


Voice of BC




What is Voice of BC?

Voice of BC, Shaw TV’s weekly public affairs program, has been produced for the past 19 years. The program gives British Columbians the opportunity to hear from top politicians in B.C. and across Canada, as well as leaders in the academic and business communities, in a balanced and thoughtful forum.

Voice of BC is hosted by respected Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer. One of B.C.’s foremost political commentators, Palmer brings his unique style and perspective on B.C. politics to this series.       

To view archived Voice of BC shows... 

DID YOU KNOW that Voice of BC is on Facebook. Check out our page for upcoming shows and short video clips from each week’s show. 

DID YOU KNOW that Voice of BC now has it’s own YouTube channel called 'Voice of BC Snapshots'. Here you will find hundreds of short video clips on a large number of topics. These are a great way to invest 30-40 seconds on a topic or key political figure in BC politics and a great learning tool for educators at both the K-12 and post secondary levels. 

JUN 16

Thursday, June 16 @ 7PM



Ben Parfitt from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and the Ancient Forest Alliance's Ken Wu walk us through how British Columbia is managing the forestry portfolio and our watersheds. They field questions from a variety of interest groups and have a deeper discussion on the state of BC's water and trees.
JUN 23

Thursday, June 23 @ 7PM




Former BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix, is now in charge of holding the government's feet to the fire on the ICBC (Insurance Corporation of British Columbia) and BC Hydro as the BC NDP Critic for BC Hydro & ICBC. With the construction of the Site C Dam Project and tougher laws for distracted drivers, there is no shortage of things to talk about in his portfolio.



JUN 30

Thursday, June 30 @ 7PM




After the launch of her book 'Christy Clark: Behind the Smile', author and former BC politician Judi Tyabji takes the stage and gives us her take on the history of Christy Clark's rise to become BC's first elected female premier. She also shares her insights on current political issues as well as a look back at how politics have changed since she held office.




Thursday, July 7 @ 7PM



Keith Baldrey (Global News) guest hosts this episode of Voice of BC. Guests Shane Simpson (BC NDP Critic for Economic Development, Jobs, Labour and Skills) & Spencer Chandra Hebert (BC NDP Critic for Tourism, Arts, Culture, TV and Film) discuss issues related to their portfolios as well as broader BC NDP policies.
JUL 14

Thursday, July 14 @ 7PM



Vaughn Palmer sits down with BC's Environment Minister, Mary Polak, to discuss the recently released Climate Leadership Plan recommendations, the Water Sustainability Act and other issues related to her portfolio. 
JUL 21

Thursday, July 21 @ 7PM




BC NDP Education Critic, Rob Fleming, shares the stage with Jennifer Rice, BC NDP Critic for Northern and Rural Health. They take a look at what is happening in BC's education system and in the area of healthcare for BC's most remote residents. They will also discuss some broader BC NDP policies. Vaughn Palmer hosts. 
JUL 28

Thursday, July 28 @ 7PM




With less than a year away from the next provincial election, BC Premier Christy Clark appears on the show to give us some hints as to what we might expect in the BC Liberal campaign to keep government.