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Quality Content Episode 11: On The Podium, with Alexander Shelley

“For some people when they hear the words symphony or classical music, a wall goes up. They feel like there’s a tent that they’re not in and that they don’t know enough for some reason. It’s really so important to me to invite people into that tent.” The National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Music Director, Alexander […]

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Wonk with Mike Episode 22: “You Can’t Do Nothing” about Climate Change, with Chris Ragan

“It’s easy to say we don’t like taxes. It’s easy to say all taxes are bad but it’s not so easy to offer an alternative. So let’s actually make sure that people who are opposed to a carbon price are putting something forward as an alternative.” Host Mike Moffatt sits down with economist Chris Ragan […]

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/Thread Episode 20: Three Days of Weed, Twitter Blocking, and Louis C.K.’s comedy comeback

“Police essentially have the right to stop just about any driver they suspect of intoxication which is much freer reign than police have had and history shows us that we ought to worry about how that discretion is going to be used.” On the 20th episode of /Thread, host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Shannon […]

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Explain Like I’m Five Episode 15: Cannabis legalization, with Anne McLellan

“Good rule to start with, if you can’t smoke tobacco wherever you are, you cannot smoke cannabis.” Host Aaron Reynolds sits down with Anne McLellan, former deputy prime minister, cabinet minister, and chair of Canada’s task force on cannabis legalization and regulation to discuss the rollout of cannabis law in Canada. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Google Play

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/Thread Episode 19: Climate, Cannabis, and Kanye West

“The idea that carbon taxes don’t work – I’m sure you could misdesign them and mess them up – but you’re arguing essentially that prices don’t affect behaviour, which is not the way I live and it’s not the way anyone else lives as far as I know.” Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by David Reevely, […]

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Explain Like I’m Five Episode 14: Regulating Canadian Content, with Michael Geist

“One way to help ensure that Canadians can make a living out of participating in the cultural sector is to ensure there’s a ready market for what they’re creating.” Michael Geist, law professor and Canada Research Chair in Internet and eCommerce law at uOttawa, joins host Aaron Reynolds to demystify the regulations around Canadian content […]

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Wonk with Mike Episode 20: A Friend, a Job, and a Home, with Jodi Butts

“We really need to think about the means of attachment of our social safety net. Should it really by tied to traditional employment? I think we’re going to see more and more that we need to get away from that model.” Jodi Butts, former Chief Executive of Rise Asset Development and current Canada Goose board member, […]

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/Thread Episode 18: Trade Negotiation Hangovers, Sidewalk Labs Controversy, and the Kavanaugh Vote

“No matter which jurisdiction you live in, one of the most difficult areas of law is sexual assault law because it’s my word against yours…in this area you’re forced to perform or re-perform what has happened to you like you’re on stage.” Mary Anne Carter, senior consultant at Earnscliffe Strategy Group and /Thread regular Mike […]

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