Podcast: Season 1

PODCAST: David Smith – Entrepreneur and Fisherman

PODCAST: David Smith – Entrepreneur and Fisherman

In the 18th episode of The Public Circle Podcast I chat with David Smith. David is a fisherman and owner of Professional Components Ltd., located in the Sidney/North Saanich Industrial Park. His company makes Scoremaster soccer goals and Shockwave, shock-mitigating seats. He has been building things on the Saanich Peninsula since 1981. I toured...

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PODCAST: Janine Fernandes-Hayden – 100+ Women Saltspring

PODCAST: Janine Fernandes-Hayden – 100+ Women Saltspring

Janine Fernandes-Hayden is one member of the original organizing team of  100+ Women Who Care Salt Spring Island. We connect on this episode of The Public Circle Podcast to discuss the impact of their fundraising for non-profit organizations on Salt Spring. Originally from Victoria, Janine is now an established 15-year resident of the Island and...

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PODCAST: Paul Holmes, Co-Founder – Social Media Camp

PODCAST: Paul Holmes, Co-Founder – Social Media Camp

In the ninth episode of The Public Circle Podcast, I connect with Paul Holmes the co-founder of Social Media Camp at the Victoria Conference Centre. One of the regular themes I explore in my daily blog posts is the impact of social media. The fuel for my content is driven by podcasts, blogs and articles that are also exploring the impact of these...

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PODCAST: Paul Smith, General Manager of Titan Boats

PODCAST: Paul Smith, General Manager of Titan Boats

In the seventh episode of The Public Circle Podcast, I connect with Paul Smith, General Manager of Titan Boats. Following a visit to their manufacturing facility in the North Saanich Business Park, Paul joined me in our constituency office to chat about the homegrown company. He came out of retirement to join Titan in 1998. What started as part...

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PODCAST: Adam Olsen on the LNG tax subsidies

PODCAST: Adam Olsen on the LNG tax subsidies

I change things up a little for the sixth episode of The Public Circle Podcast. The BC NDP put Bill 10, Income Tax Amendment Act (2019) up for debate this week. If you have been following my blog then you will already have some indication of my response to the Bill. In this podcast, I am publishing my second reading debate speech, and responses...

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PODCAST: John Juricic, Labour Market Consultant

PODCAST: John Juricic, Labour Market Consultant

In the fourth episode of The Public Circle Podcast, I reconnect with my friend John Juricic. John characterizes himself as a serial entrepreneur. He's been active in numerous businesses since graduating from UVic in the early 1980’s. He is most recently worked in labour market consulting and his extensive involvement in the local business...

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PODCAST: Gerry Taylor, biologist & retired civil servant

PODCAST: Gerry Taylor, biologist & retired civil servant

Gerry Taylor joins me for the third episode of The Public Circle Podcast. My conversation with Gerry is reflective of many conversations I have with constituents of Saanich North and the Islands, and residents of British Columbia from across the province. Retired for the past 20 years, Gerry worked for the provincial government for 45 years. He...

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PODCAST: Humaira Ahmed, Founder and CEO of Locelle

PODCAST: Humaira Ahmed, Founder and CEO of Locelle

Humaira Ahmed is the CEO and founder of Locelle. She has a background in software engineering and communications and had the idea to build a mobile application to foster connections between women. Humaira is tackling the growing issue of social isolation directly. She talks about the numerous points in her life that she has felt isolated. As an...

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PODCAST: Introducing… The Public Circle Podcast

PODCAST: Introducing… The Public Circle Podcast

Listen on Anchor | Visit The Public Circle Podcast page. It is an incredible honour to represent Saanich North and the Islands in the British Columbia Legislative Assembly. The job is complex and it has many layers. To do it well, a person has to be comfortable speaking in public, analyzing difficult legal documents, digging through bureaucratic...

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