We look at 2021’s news stories, including BC’s disasters, Alberta’s democracy, and Trudeau’s inflated spending. We also look at September’s federal election, our words of the year, as well as the ongoing trials of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Duration: 1:18:19
Hosts: Shane and Patrick

  • Alberta Story of the Year
  • BC Story of the Year
  • Worst Covered Story by the MSM
  • Most Important Story
  • Firing Line of the Year
  • Local Story of the Year
  • Story We Didn’t Get to Cover
  • Fake News Story of the Year
  • Worst Government Expense of the Year
  • Funniest Story
  • Newsmaker of the Year
  • Word of the Year
  • Favourite Western Context Episode
  • Favourite Western Context Show Title
  • Picture of the Year
December 26th 2021 — Words of the Week: , — Filed Under: ,

Trudeau’s dithering hobbles the effectiveness of Parliament, Vancouver explores a 2030 Olympic bid, and Rachel Notley decides to not become a member of the UCP. Also, the auditor general outlines the failures of Trudeau’s quarantine hotel program.

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Vancouver 2010 Closing Ceremony
“Mr. Trudeau is not above Parliament. In a minority government, he only serves as Prime Minister at the pleasure of the House of Commons. It is not his place to choke off the debate and scrutiny that are the oxygen of our democracy, and the fact he continues to get away with doing so should worry all Canadians.” – Globe and Mail Editorial Board on Justin Trudeau’s performance as Prime Minister starting this session of Parliament.

Duration: 55:24
Hosts: Shane and Patrick

December 12th 2021 — Word of the Week: — Filed Under: , , ,