Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s resignation from the Trudeau cabinet following the SNC-Lavalin controversy, Ontario Social Services Minister Lisa Macleod’s apology to a behavioural analyst group claiming she threatened them to support the Tories’ new autism plan, and saying farewell to NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover.
Host Aaron Reynolds gets a behind the scenes look at what goes into a poll from veteran Canadian pollster and Chair of Nanos Research, Nik Nanos. The two discuss how polling data is gathered, its accuracy, how it’s changing in a tech-based world, and predictions for 2019.
Host Alex Paterson chats with Oscar-winning filmmakers, and husband and wife duo, Alison Snowden and David Fine about their new animated short, Animal Behaviour, which profiles five animals who undertake group therapy session to discuss their inner angsts. The film questions whether animals, like humans, should adapt to social norms. It’s been nominated for a 2019 Academy Award and a Canadian Screen Award. Alex reached them in their Vancouver home.
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists David Reevely of The Canadian Press and Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s. Topics include: The Globe and Mail’s scathing report that puts the PMO in the spotlight for allegedly pressuring the former AG to intervene in the SNC-Lavalin case, the main themes out of the State of the Union address, and the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof’s latest op-ed ‘Thank God For Canada.’
On Wednesday, January 30th, Canada 2020, alongside the Ryerson Leadership Lab, welcomed former senior speech writer to President Barack Obama, Sarada Peri to Ottawa for a discussion about today’s current political climate both in the U.S. and Canada, how to respond to the rise of populism, and her experiences working alongside the former commander in chief.
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press to break down the week that was. Topics include: The ongoing China dispute and other Question Period chatter, the federal government’s plan to stop electoral interference and fake news in the lead up to the October election, and former Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz hint at a 2020 presidential run.
Colin Robertson, former Canadian diplomat and current Vice President and Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, joins host Aaron Reynolds to explain what the work of an ambassador looks like, their role on the international stage, and the fine line between politics and diplomacy.
Host Alex Paterson sits down with longtime Nova Scotia MP Scott Brison to chat about his decision to retire from public service after 22 years in politics, representing the riding of Kings-Hants. The two reflect on the ups and downs of his journey, the importance of legislators in Canadian society, and what he hopes to achieve in his next phase of life.
BuzzFeed’s Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Vocal Fry Studios’ Vicky Mochama join host Sarah Turnbull at Toronto’s Lakeview Diner to talk about the mixed messages surrounding Meng Wanzhou’s extradition, Canada’s new food guide, and the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards.