Kai Nagata and Max Fawcett join Joseph Planta to talk politics, the Trans Mountain Pipeline, carbon pricing, electoral reform, and more.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
It’s been a couple weeks now since the Trudeau government gave its approval of expanding the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline. A week or so ago, VancouverIsAwesome.com  featured pieces from Kai Nagata and Max Fawcett, one opposing the decision and the other arguing in favour. When I saw the post on Bob Kronbauer’s Facebook, I figured there should be a little more discussion, and invited both Mr. Fawcett and Mr. Nagata to join me to talk more about pipeline politics, the political fallout from this decision, the coast itself and how it’ll be affected, and the wider national implications. We’ve heard and read a lot, online and elsewhere in the last number of days, and it’ll add to discussion by beginning a conversation here. I’ll get them to reflect on the political context not only at home by abroad, as well as how the debate in the coming days and years will unfold. What sources, people or organisations are the Messer’s Nagata and Fawcett relying upon in what’ll doubtless be an energetic debate. Max Fawcett is a journalist and freelance writer. He is the former editor of Vancouver Magazine and Alberta Oil. He’s on Twitter, and the handle is @maxfawcett . He like Kai Nagata, was born in Vancouver. Kai is communications director at Dogwood Initiative, a citizen’s action organisation. He is a former journalist. His Twitter handle is @kainagata . Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Max Fawcett and Kai Nagata; Mr. Nagata, good morning. And Mr. Fawcett, good morning.