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Ian, Patrick & Matthew

Vancouver's local politics podcast. Hosted by Patrick Meehan. Matthew Naylor and Ian Bushfield. Email us | Support the show at
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What do you do with the poo? Vancouver Chief Resilience Officer Katie McPherson

34:18 | Jul 10th

Is Vancouver ready for a shock like the next big earthquake? What about the longer-term stresses like affordability, inequality and racism? Can our sewers manage the poo? In 2016 Vancouver joined the 100 Resilient Cities program and hired its firs...Show More
One last time

35:31 | Jul 3rd

Patrick bids adieu to the Cambie Report, for now, but first we talk about Vancouver City Council’s decision to reject a townhome project on Granville Street following concerns by the neighbouring hospice. Take the survey
The council of endless debate

1:03:36 | Jun 26th

Vancouver councillors have introduced around 75 motions in under a year, raising the question of whether they’re actually able to find the time to get everything done. And we dig into everything else that’s been happening around the region. Rememb...Show More
The difference between supercars and hypercars

1:01:39 | Jun 16th

Zoe Ferry (@zoe_ferry), cohost of The Majority of BC podcast, joins us to break down the latest municipal politics news. Help improve the show! Take our listener survey at 4m06s MMIWG Final Report 15m24s Homelessness C...Show More
Angry clothing owning man

57:23 | May 31st

From outbursts on Vancouver council to gondolas to SFU to money laundering and the latest political sports news. 04m06s Marathon council session comes to explosive end13m36s Developer withdraws from Rental 100 DCL waivers18m46s Burnaby council app...Show More
Anarchy South of the Fraser

50:03 | May 21st

Ian and Patrick break down the latest municipal politics news. * Updates on the Whitecaps and 4/20* Controversy in English Bay* Council shifts taxes from businesses to homeowners* Pete Fry wants everyone to slow down* Burnaby task force releases 1...Show More
Climate Change Interview Special

59:09 | May 15th

Patrick interviewed Vancouver’s Transportation Manager, Dale Bracewell, as well as long time climate activist Tzeporah Berman to talk about what the recent climate change report at the City of Vancouver will mean. 0:00 – Rebecca, high school student,...Show More
Weed, Whitecaps and Transit Passes

54:03 | Apr 30th

This episode is a bit delayed due to some issues editing, however we go through a number of issues including the fallout from 420, the ongoing scandal with the Whitecaps and a number of transit issues, including the movement towards free passes for y...Show More
Turf War

29:01 | Apr 17th

The Squamish Nation announces a new development in Kitsilano. Maple Ridge’s mayor says awful things. Delta council doesn’t like beer. The Park Board doesn’t like pot or golf courses. And councillors are spending money. It’s all in the latest Cambie R...Show More
Playing the B-Sides with Mayor Mike Hurley ft Kelvin Gawley

1:03:11 | Apr 7th

It’s a Burnaby-heavy episode as Ian talks to Mayor Mike Hurley and then we welcome back Burnaby Now reporter Kelvin Gawley (@KelvinGawley) to talk even more about Burnaby! Plus, we catch up on the sexual assault charges laid against the Mayor of P...Show More
Burnabarian Battle

41:17 | Mar 29th

Matthew and Patrick sat down earlier in the week to talk about topics from Rental 100 in Vancouver to school dress codes in Chilliwack, with a healthy dose of Burnaby in between. Topics include: – Port Coquitlam demoviction – District of Nor...Show More
IWD 2019: Affordable housing through a gendered lens

1:04:54 | Mar 8th

For International Women’s Day Carolina Ibarra, director of strategic initiatives with Brightside Homes, joins us to talk about the specific impacts faced by women in the affordable housing crisis. Brightside Homes is a non-profit, affordable housing ...Show More
VCPC TransFORMation 2018: A dialogue

1:45:42 | Feb 24th

Apologies for the repost, there was an issue with the audio we first posted. A few weeks ago we were invited to attend the Vancouver City Planning Commission’s TransFORMation 2018 dialogue on events that changed the city in the last year. While...Show More
Rental 100 101

42:36 | Feb 18th

The Mayor’s Council has thrown its support behind SkyTrain to UBC and opponents square off over whether Rental 100 is the solution to the housing crisis or a neoliberal grift that exacerbates the crisis. Listen to Seeking Office’s Two Perspectives on...Show More
Interview – Matt Horne, Vancouver climate policy manager

46:21 | Feb 11th

Patrick sat down with Matt Horne (@HorneMatt) at the City of Vancouver to talk about the range of ways the City tackles issues of climate change, including how to communicate it to residents, what works and what doesn’t and what successes the city ha...Show More
Boutique Buses and the Dunbar Diaspora

54:36 | Feb 5th

Matthew and Patrick are back to talk almost all thing transit. Vancouver City Council considers the UBC subway and reimagining the Granville Street Bridge while West Vancouver debates a B-Line extension. New developments are also on the horizon at 6t...Show More
2019 Resolutions

11:18 | Jan 21st

Vancouver City Councillors Christine Boyle, Jean Swanson and Pete Fry and New Westminster Mayor Jonathan X Coté share their 2019 New Year’s Resolutions and what their hopeful for in the coming year. Call and give us feedback at  (778) 806-4120
Taxes in a Teapot

53:08 | Dec 14th, 2018

Patrick went down to City Hall (technically it’s up from his home in elevation) and spent the day watching the show. At issue was Councillor Boyle’s motion on a land value capture tax, more modular houses and Councillor Bligh’s motion calling for an ...Show More
People don’t understand things

54:36 | Dec 10th, 2018

Jean Swanson’s anti-renoviction motion passes unanimously (following some amendments), Christine Boyle is bringing forward a motion on a land value capture tax, the city may not have a budget and the Empty Homes Tax brought in a wack of cash. On the ...Show More
VanPodFest: Politics and Podcasting ft Ian, Alex de Boer & Charlie Demers

41:53 | Nov 27th, 2018

On November 8, 2018, Cambie Report cohost Ian Bushfield was on a panel at the inaugural Vancouver Podcast Festival to talk about politics and podcasting. The panel was moderated by Joseph Planta of the On the Line interview podcast and Ian was joi...Show More
Ep 38 The non-power of being elected to a position of power

58:51 | Nov 20th, 2018

Patrick sat through the entire first substantive Vancouver City Council meeting so you don’t have to. We look at the motion to rescind Making Room and duplex zoning across the city and a separate move to begin consultations on a new city plan. The...Show More
Ep 37 Proof of Life

53:54 | Nov 6th, 2018

We’re back! Reporting from Big Rock Urban Eatery after the first meeting of the newly elected Vancouver City Council. We discuss the swearing in ceremony and Kennedy Stewart’s address, the seating and procedures of the council, “the spirit of coop...Show More
E-Night pt 2 The results live

34:29 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Live from Subculture at Creative Coworkers, Ian, Patrick and Matthew digest the results of the local elections as they come in around 11:30 PM. Thanks to Dear City Council for co-hosting with us and to Main Street Brewing for sponsoring the event...Show More
E-Night pt 1 You split and you die ft Sam Sullivan

56:02 | Oct 22nd, 2018

It’s our election night live show! Cohosted with Dear City Council and with a generous donation from Main Street Brewing. In the first part, we speak to former Mayor Sam Sullivan shortly after polls close about his perspective on the history of Va...Show More
Diego Cardona & Tanya Paz – 2018 Council Interview Series

18:24 | Oct 18th, 2018

Diego Cardona and Tanya Paz are running for Vancouver City Council with Vision Vancouver. To hear our full conversation, support Cambie Report on Patreon.
Morgane Oger – 2018 Vancouver School Board

13:12 | Oct 18th, 2018

Morgane Oger is an independent candidate for Vancouver School Board in the 2018 election. To hear our full interview, support Cambie Report on Patreon.
Graham Cook – 2018 Council Interview Series

09:37 | Oct 17th, 2018

Graham Cook is running as an independent for Vancouver City Council. To hear our full conversation, become a supporter on Patreon.
Michael Wiebe – 2018 Council Interview Series

13:12 | Oct 17th, 2018

Michael Wiebe is a Green Party candidate for Vancouver City Council. Follow him @ParkBoardWiebe. To hear the full interview, support Cambie Report on Patreon.
Katherine Ramdeen – 2018 Council Interview Series

11:10 | Oct 17th, 2018

Katherine Ramdeen is an independent candidate for Vancouver City Council. Follow her @ramdeen4vancity To hear the full interview, support Cambie Report on Patreon.
E-5 Saturday is a very important day

48:05 | Oct 16th, 2018

The election is just FIVE DAYS AWAY (well five from when we recorded, it’s now four days). Which also means our election night party is coming up. Make sure to RSVP. In this episode, we talk about turnout numbers, vote buying allegations, Kenne...Show More
Gregor Robertson

17:00 | Oct 15th, 2018

We had the chance for a short sit down with outgoing mayor Gregor Robertson last week to talk about his decade as Mayor of Vancouver. Apologies for the small amount of electronic noise in this interview, we had to use our cheaper mics.
Rob McDowell – 2018 Council Interview Series

12:52 | Oct 12th, 2018

Ian speaks with Rob McDowell, who is running an independent bid for council. Listen to the full interview on Patreon.
Pete Fry – 2018 Council Interview Series

13:04 | Oct 12th, 2018

Pete Fry is running with the Vancouver Greens for Vancouver City Council. Listen to the full interview on Patreon.
Brandon Yan – 2018 Council Interview Series

10:47 | Oct 11th, 2018

Brandon Yan is running with OneCity for Vancouver City Council. To hear our full interview, become a supporter on Patreon.
Erin Shum – 2018 Council Interview Series

08:08 | Oct 10th, 2018

Ian speaks to Erin Shum, independent candidate for Vancouver City Council and current Park Board Commissioner (formerly with the NPA). To hear the full episode, become a supporter on Patreon.
E-12 The Endorsements Episode

17:37 | Oct 9th, 2018

Ian, Patrick and Matthew have gone through the lists and come to a consensus, sort of. These are the candidates we’re watching closely and looking to support on October 20 (or on any date from Oct 10-17). Also check out the responses to the Bey...Show More
E-16 Crazy boring, boring crazy Live ft Frances Bula

1:14:12 | Oct 5th, 2018

Our last live show before the election! We dig into Last Candidate Standing, YES Vancouver’s grading of other party’s housing policies, Coalition Vancouver’s Adanac overpass protests, anti-SOGI school board candidates, Vancouver 1st’s difficulties...Show More
Adrian Crook – 2018 Council Interview Series

11:19 | Oct 4th, 2018

Ian speaks with Adrian Crook, independent candidate for Vancouver City Council. To hear our full discussion, and our full interviews with other Council and Mayoral candidates, support the show on Patreon.
Derrick O’Keefe COPE – 2018 Council Interview Series

13:05 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Ian speaks with Derrick O’Keefe, one of COPE’s council candidates. To hear this and all our full length interviews, and to gain access to our exclusive Slack chat, become a supporter on Patreon.
Wade Grant – 2018 Council Interview Series

11:09 | Oct 1st, 2018

Ian speaks to Wade Grant, independent candidate for Vancouver City Council in the first of our interview series with city council candidates. To hear this and all our full length interviews, and to gain access to our exclusive Slack chat, become...Show More
Hector Bremner – 2018 Mayoral Interview Series

31:52 | Sep 28th, 2018

Ian, Patrick and Matthew speak to Yes Vancouver mayoral candidate and current city councillor Hector Bremner. To hear our full interview with Hector Bremner, become a supporter on Patreon.
E-26 Buzzed to vote

53:56 | Sep 25th, 2018

Paul Hendren, Election Outreach Lead for the City of Vancouver joins us to talk about the City’s efforts to make it easier to learn about and to vote in this year’s election. Find out more at Then we discuss the Making Room propo...Show More
Kennedy Stewart – 2018 Mayoral Interview Series

32:26 | Sep 22nd, 2018

Ian, Patrick and Matthew sat down over the Labour Day long weekend to talk to independent mayoral candidate Kennedy Stewart. To listen to the full length interview, support Cambie Report on Patreon.
E-29 Random Ballot Draw Short Pod

05:07 | Sep 22nd, 2018

Ian and Matthew watched the drawing of the ballot order for the 2018 Municipal Election. Tickets for our October 4 live show will be live on Monday morning. Support us on Patreon for early access to tickets.
E-32 A kit and caboodle of candidates

1:09:20 | Sep 19th, 2018

Following Ian Campbell’s decision to pull himself out of the race for mayor, Vision formally announced it will not be running a mayoral candidate this year. Nevertheless, the official lists show 21 people are still running for Mayor of Vancouver and ...Show More
E-39 Keeping up with the deluge Live ft Jen St Denis and Jens von Bergmann

58:36 | Sep 12th, 2018

Ian Campbell ends his bid for mayor of Vancouver days before the nomination deadline, two polls suggest it’s still anyone’s game, the UBCM is in full swing, Delta’s current mayor announces she’s running for council on the slate of the former city man...Show More
Shauna Sylvester – 2018 Mayoral Interview Series

31:16 | Sep 9th, 2018

A cut of our full interview with Shauna Sylvester, independent mayoral nominee. To access the full interview, become a supporter on Patreon.
E-47 Stuck in traffic on the upper levels highway ft Brent Richter

0:00 | Sep 4th, 2018

North Shore News reporter Brent Richter helps us break down the politics of the North Shore
E-54 Drug policy beyond the four pillars

0:00 | Aug 28th, 2018

Pivot Legal's Caitlin Shane joins us to talk about homelessness and drug policy. Plus our takes on the latest news.
E-60 Charts on a podcast Live! ft Mario Canseco and Katelyn McDougall

0:00 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Our August live show with pollster Mario Canseco and urban advocate Katelyn McDougall
E-67 Endorsing transition allowances

0:00 | Aug 15th, 2018

Endorsements, transition allowances, chaos in Surrey, the unofficial Vanbassador and a possible presidential murder in Vancouver
E-75 The NPA’s bold strategy ft Stewart Prest

0:00 | Aug 7th, 2018

The NPA announces its 9 council candidates, Vancouver expropriates two buildings, a baby orca died and the race is on for mayor of West Van and Langley City
E-83 Watching social media but not in a creepy way ft Tamara Baluja

0:00 | Jul 30th, 2018

CBC Vancouver Social Media Editor Tamara Baluja joins to talk Metro Matters newsletter and the latest news
E-93 Cambie Report Live at The Belmont ft Gordon Price and Sandy James

0:00 | Jul 20th, 2018

At our second live show, we catch up on the latest labour endorsements and news from Burnaby before talking to Gordon Price and Sandy James
E-103 – Burnaby between places

0:00 | Jul 11th, 2018

What's going on in Burnaby, with guest Kelvin Gawley of the Burnaby Now, as well as updates on Visions nomination, the Ironworkers protest and Nicholas Chernen resigning from the Greens
E-110 Back to School Board ft Patti Bacchus

0:00 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Former VSB chair Patti Bacchus joins us to talk about the role of the school board and some of the latest Vancouver politics news.
E-118 The future lives in Surrey

0:00 | Jun 25th, 2018

The state of the Surrey election, the Kettle-Boffo project, updates from the Vancouver race and Wai Young's announcement
E-124 The hashtag election

0:00 | Jun 19th, 2018

OneCity nominates its slate, Raymond Louie announces his retirement, complaints over VPD carding and a housing strategy
E-131 Cambie Report Live! ft Khelsilem, Andrea Reimer & Ellen Woodsworth

0:00 | Jun 12th, 2018

Khelsilem, Andrea Reimer and Ellen Woodsworth join us for our first live show.
E-137 Everything’s decided by who shows up ft Justin McElroy

0:00 | Jun 6th, 2018

Justin McElroy joins to talk about Ken Sim winning the NPA mayoral nomination and the VDLC agreements
E-147 The chickens have flown the backyard coop

0:00 | May 26th, 2018

Ian Campbell and Taleeb Noormohamed face off for Vision's mayoral nomination while Hector Bremner openly muses about a new party to challenge the NPA.
E-160 Twirling toward freedom ft Stephanie Allen

0:00 | May 14th, 2018

Stephanie Allen joins us to talk Hogan's Alley, the Bremnocalypse that's ensuing the NPA and the state of the progressive race.
Emergency Pod: Vision walks from VDLC

0:00 | May 13th, 2018

Breaking: Vision Vancouver has reportedly walked away from negotiations with other progressive parties
Emergency Pod: Kennedy Stewart announces mayoral run

0:00 | May 10th, 2018

MP Kennedy Stewart announced his run for mayor. Plus we speak to Mario Canseco about how the latest news is affecting the polls.
Emergency Pod: NPA board spikes Hector Bremner

0:00 | May 9th, 2018

A quick interview with Hector Bremner and reactions following the NPA board rejecting his mayoral nomination
E-166 Green lights at the Crossroads

0:00 | May 8th, 2018

Can Vancouver's progressives find unity and will the NPA lose theirs?
E-179 Jen St Denis and the NPA’s really bad week

0:00 | Apr 25th, 2018

Conflict of interest claims and fundraising loopholes bite the NPA while more independents come forward on the progressive side. Plus a number of electoral mechanics changes.
E-186 Frances Bula

0:00 | Apr 18th, 2018

Veteran Vancouver journalist Frances Bula joins us to talk about covering the city.
E-190 Mario Canseco Research Co

0:00 | Apr 14th, 2018

Mario Canseco joins us to talk about the first poll of the 2018 election and his new company.
E-195 The ‘independent’ mayoral bid

0:00 | Apr 9th, 2018

Shauna Sylvester, Patrick Condon, John Coupar, Hector Bremner - who wants to be Vancouver's next mayor?
E-207 Another mayor bites the dust

0:00 | Mar 28th, 2018

The state of the Vancouver mayoral election, Metro Vancouver pension increase, more mayors who aren't running again and a look into the mailbag.
E-217 Elections are weird – A history of Vancouver politics

0:00 | Mar 18th, 2018

In the first full episode of Cambie Report, Ian Bushfield and Patrick Meehan are joined by Erin Reddekopp from The Tipsy Archives podcast to dive into the history of Vancouver politics, break down how municipal elections work in the city and look at ...Show More