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For the week of Aug. 16, 2020.

The fifth session of the 41st Parliament of British Columbia is history. It closed before 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 14, with Speaker Darryl Plecas declaring “this house stands adjourned until further notice.”

Parliament Buildings, Victoria, on Aug. 13, 2020 (Mackin)

After a three-month break due to the coronavirus emergency, the province’s lawmakers met in a hybrid physical-virtual session beginning late June; most were involved via web conference, while a handful actually sat in the chamber. Reporters were banned from attending news conferences and could only call-in. Podcast host Bob Mackin was the only reporter in the press gallery for the final Question Period on Aug. 13. Was it the last before a fall election? Hear what Premier John Horgan had to say about that.

Also hear from Attorney General David Eby, Finance Minister Carole James, Energy Minister Bruce Ralston and Plecas. 

Plus Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest headlines and commentaries on British Columbia Day.

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