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Two Canadian podcasters, Taylor and Matthew, discuss shenanigans and hijinks in Canadian politics. We also talk about high-profile Canadians, and criticize them from a leftist perspective. Whether you're a toiling MP in a rural riding, or riding high in the Red Chamber—watch out! We will probably make fun of you.
 
PrimeTime Politics is a comprehensive round-up of the day in Canadian politics, from breaking stories to developments on longstanding issues. Key moments, feature interviews, panels, in-depth analysis and more. It’s the day in an hour. Peter is one of the most well-known political journalists in Canada, a distinctive and popular personality with close to four decades as both reporter and anchor. He joined CPAC in 2001, where he began his continuing stint as host of PrimeTime Politics, CPAC’s ...
 
CPAC Today in Politics starts each weekday in Canadian politics with the latest news headlines, a summary of topical opinions from columnists, editorialists and pundits and a preview of the day's events and activities. Hosted by veteran writer and broadcaster Mark Sutcliffe, CPAC Today in Politics provides you with the information you need to understand what's driving public policy and political decision-making and tells you what to watch for in the day ahead. This podcast is only available ...
 
In this era of knee-jerk partisanship and decision-based evidence making, the currency of actual ideas has become sadly devalued in Canadian politics. Veteran broadcaster Jo-Ann Roberts is changing all that with People, Politics and Planet, a wide-ranging audio journey through some fascinating political terrain where you’ll meet some of the country’s most thought-provoking policy innovators. Sure, they mostly lean towards Green – but, as Jo-Ann finds out, that’s where the all interesting stu ...
 
A critical but mostly overlooked aspect of both contemporary and historical political violence is the role diaspora communities have played in the planning, organization, financing, and execution of acts of terror. Members of the American Irish, Canadian Sikh, Swiss Tamil and Australian Croat diasporas—to provide just a sample—have all been powerful agents in the terrorist activities perpetrated in the name of their national and religious communities. The Diaspora Politics and Transnational ...
 
[We are transferring to a new platform so some of our episodes may temporarily be unavailable on your platform - find all our episodes on soundcloud]. Seden Anlar and Julia Lagoutte bring you the environmental & feminist angle on global politics news, and interviews with Green thinkers, politicians & activists. Available on all podcast apps including Itunes, Spotify, and Google. Come join the debate! We tweet at @BigGreenPolPod We'd love to hear from you: biggreenpoliticspodcast@gmail.com
 
Most readers of Stephen Leacock's works are familiar with his witty and humorous writings, but few may be aware that he was also a gifted teacher, political ideologue, economist and fiction writer. Though he wrote six books on Canadian history, none of them attained the status of a standard text on the subject and were regarded more as opinion pieces without much academic foundation. Yet, the Chronicles of Canada series by Stephen Leacock remains an interesting and entertaining read. In this ...
 
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Power & Politics for Monday, May 3rd with Ontario Parliamentary Assistant David Piccini, Ontario NDP Deputy Leader Sara Singh, Ontario Liberal House Leader John Fraser, Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Peter Hotez, NACI Chair Dr. Caroline Quach-Thanh, Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley, and the Power Panel.…
 
Two members of Parliament’s Black Caucus, MP Greg Fergus and Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, discuss what the guilty verdict in the George Floyd murder trial means for Black Canadians.Dr. Peter Juni, scientific director of Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, weighs in on the province’s pandemic response.And MPs Greg Fergus (Liberal), Eric Dunc…
 
Martin Stringer welcomes a trio of MPs to debate domestic travel and rapid COVID-19 testing: Greg Fergus (Liberal), Shannon Stubbs (Conservative), and Don Davies (NDP). Todd Loewen reacts after being one of two United Conservative MLAs expelled from caucus yesterday for openly criticizing the leadership of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. We look at t…
 
MPs discuss today’s ethics commissioner reports on the WE Charity controversy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and former finance minister Bill Morneau. Peter Van Dusen welcomes Adam Van Koeverden (Liberal), Eric Duncan (Conservative), and Charlie Angus (NDP).Kelley Lee, a Canada Research Chair in global health governance at Simon Fraser University,…
 
Power & Politics for Thursday, May 13th with Parliamentary Secretary Adam VanKoeverden, Conservative Ethics Critic Michael Barrett, NDP Ethics Critic Charlie Angus, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, Quebec Parliament Assistant Christopher Skeete, and the Power Panel.
 
Dr. Isaac Bogoch, a University of Toronto infectious diseases expert, joins Peter Van Dusen as more provinces halt use of the AstraZeneca vaccine and questions continue over the mixing of different COVID-19 vaccine. We also hear from Providence Therapeutics CEO Brad Sorenson on has company’s vaccine trial and frustration with the Canadian governmen…
 
Power & Politics for Wednesday, May 12th with Ontario Outbreak Response Coordinator Dr. Dirk Huyer, Nova Scotia Health & Wellness Minister Zach Churchill, Manitoba Vaccine Task Force Medical Lead Dr. Joss Reimer, Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, and the Power Panel.
 
Taylor and Matthew talk Canadian news: The Liberal’s enact 1984-style censorship in the fevered fantasies of Conservative weirdos. The CRTC is about to demand that 2% of your social media posts feature Canadian content – unless you want Trudeau lurking in your mentions and DM’s! Around the country, white supremacists, rodeo clowns, and QAnon-types …
 
Taylor and Matthew sip from their reusable cups with metal straws and discuss a major proponent of environmentalism in Canadian politics, Elizabeth May. We cover her whole life, focusing mostly on her time with the Progressive Conservatives and as leader of the Green Party. We talk anti-pipeline vigilantism, poisoned lambs, the effects of taking to…
 
Peter Van Dusen questions Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan about the Line 5 pipeline dispute and Canada’s intervention in the legal dispute between Enbridge and the state of Michigan. We also hear from Mike Bradley, the mayor of Sarnia, Ont., about the economic impact on his border community if Line 5 shuts down. Lisa Barrett, an infectiou…
 
Health Minister Patty Hajdu joins Peter Van Dusen for questions on the federal government’s COVID-19 response, from vaccines to re-opening plans. Warren Mabee, director of the Queen’s University Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, discusses the effect of this week’s potential closure of the Line 5 pipeline that supplies Western Canadian …
 
Power & Politics for Monday, May 10th with Moderna Vice President & Head of Research Andrea Carfi, Canadian International Olympic Committee Member Dick Pound, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, Filipino Nurses Association of Manitoba president Dan Buenaventura, and the Power Panel.
 
Members of the Commons defence committee join Martin Stringer in the wake of today’s testimony by Katie Telford, the prime minister’s chief of staff, on her handling of military misconduct allegations and what she told Justin Trudeau about the former chief of defence staff. Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault discusses the amendments to Bill C-10 –…
 
Ontario Premier Doug Ford publicly supports his Minister of Long Term Care, despite Dr. Merrilee Fullerton's dumpster fire reaction to the Long Term Care Commission Report on the government's response to the COVID outbreaks that have killed thousands residents and staff at LTC facilities across the province. But that didn't quell calls for her to b…
 
Power & Politics for Friday, May 7th with Parliamentary Secretary Anita Vandenbeld, Conservative Defence Critic James Bezan, NDP Defence Critic Randall Garrison, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc, former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose, and the Power Panel.
 
As the pandemic drags on, the suffering of Peterborough’s homeless population intensifies; the pandemic has magnified the inequality of resources throughout our community. Add to this the impact of the escalating real estate market on rental rates; adequate housing is moving further out of reach from more and more people. While several large housin…
 
Craig Jenne, a University of Calgary immunologist, discusses COVID-19 in Alberta and the province’s new public-health restrictions. MPs Kevin Lamoureux (Liberal), Marilyn Gladu (Conservative), and Daniel Blaikie (NDP) debate the conflict over the government’s pandemic election bill. And Yves Giroux, the parliamentary budget officer, discusses his n…
 
In this week's episode, Max and Cole discuss Bills C-10 and C-6 and the implications the bills have surrounding the parties and Canada itself. Lots of heavy subjects this week per usual. We have a few big announcements in the coming weeks so stay tuned. We really appreciate all of the support that you guys have given the podcast. We never expected …
 
COVID-19 confusion intensified today as the prime minister urged Canadians to receive their shot as soon as possible, despite the caution from members of the National Advisory Council on Immunization about the AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines. Peter Van Dusen welcomes MPs Steven MacKinnon (Liberal), Eric Duncan (Conservative), and Don Davies (NDP),…
 
Power & Politics for Tuesday, May 4th with Peel Region Medical Officer of Health Dr. Lawrence Loh, BioNTech Co-Founder & CEO Uğur Şahin, Parliamentary Secretary Anita Vandenbeld, Conservative Defence Critic James Bezan, NDP Defence Critic Randall Garrison, Unambiguous Science Founder Sabina Vohra-Miller, and Health Debate Editor in Chief Dr. Seema …
 
Alberta doctors, health officials, and political leaders are trying to protect the health care system from collapsing under the weight of North America’s highest rate of new COVID-19 infections. We hear more from Dr. Noel Gibney, co-chair of the Edmonton zone medical staff association pandemic response committee. Conservatives are calling for the p…
 
Martin Stringer looks at the COVID-19 situation in Ontario and Quebec – and calls for stricter border measures – with Dr. Peter Juni of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, and Dr. Jia Hu, a Calgary public health physician. Journalists Ian Bailey (The Globe and Mail) and Tonda MacCharles (Toronto Star) review the week in Canadian politics.…
 
As we recorded this session, it was the first time in months that we could say, "Premier Ford didn't meet the media this week." (NOTE: He did so a few hours after we wrapped our recording). All in all, it marked a relatively better week for the Ontario government. There are still plenty of critical voices, pointing to the Auditor General's report o…
 
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan joins Peter Van Dusen to discuss military misconduct, the government’s plan for another independent review by a retired Supreme Court justice, and continuing questions about his own handling of allegations – including those involving the former chief of defence staff. Vicki McKenna, president of the Ontario Nurses Ass…
 
Taylor and Matthew talk Canadian news: A Canadian grocery empire gives gift cards to their frontline ex-heroes, but not raises. The Liberals half-heartedly reject austerity politics and take shots at the vaping community in their proposed budget. Billions are set aside for war machines. And again, no nationalized Pharmacare. The Bloc and the Libera…
 
As Ontario welcomes medical professionals from the military and from out-of-province to lend a hand to hospital ERs overwhelmed by new cases of COVID-19, MPs Jennifer O’Connell (Liberal), Eric Duncan (Conservative), and Lindsay Mathyssen (NDP) debate what Ontario needs to do next and how it should deliver sick-leave benefits to its workers. Newfoun…
 
Peter Van Dusen speaks with Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious disease specialist and member of Ontario's Vaccine Distribution Task Force, about the state of vaccinations and COVID-19 in the province. Opposition MPs are calling for more committee hearings into the government’s handling of misconduct allegations involving the former chief of defence st…
 
Bad days have quickly turned into bad weeks for Premier Doug Ford and his Ontario government. Now, it's clear that the province's handling of the growing COVID crisis has shaken public confidence in Ford Nation. Polling by Maru Opinion indicates 8 in 10 Ontarians believe the Ford government is "flying by the seat of its pants" and only 1 in 5 would…
 
Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault joins Peter Van Dusen to discuss the government’s new climate change target of reducing emissions by 40 to 45 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. Raywat Deonandan, a University of Ottawa epidemiologist, reacts to the latest news on COVID-19 vaccines, variants, and travel restrictions. Political commentators Farou…
 
Power & Politics for Thursday, April 22nd with Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, Green Party Leader Annamie Paul, Ontario Parliamentary Assistant David Piccini, Ontario NDP Deputy Leader Sara Singh, Ontario Liberal House Leader & Health Critic John Fraser, and the Power Panel.…
 
Power & Politics for Wednesday, April 21st with United Kingdom High Commissioner to Canada Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque, the CBC's Mike Crawley, the Globe & Mail's Laura Stone, and the Toronto Star's Robert Benzie, German Member of European Parliament Michael Bloss, George Floyd family co-counsel Antonio Romanucci, and the Power Panel.…
 
A multi-year, multi-billion-dollar pledge on child care and early learning formed a major part of yesterday’s federal budget. But how will negotiations over a national plan unfold with the provinces? Peter Van Dusen welcomes Families, Children and Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen and Alberta Children’s Services Minister Rebecca Schulz. Dr. …
 
Taylor and Matthew take the Orange Pill with Jagmeet Singh and fall down the NDP rabbit hole. We cover his whole life, focusing mostly on his troubled childhood and political career. We talk police racial profiling in Ontario, saying the r-word in the House of Commons, street fighting, expelling fellow party members, bilingual trip-ups, and dad jok…
 
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