Host Alex Paterson sat down with Luke Gordon Field, one of the co-founders of The Beaverton to chat about the platform’s humble beginnings, its current place in Canadian media, and what it’s like working in satire in the age of misinformation.
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: the special gathering of the House of Commons justice committee on Wednesday and why it adjourned earlier than expected, the federal government’s response to the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash that involved a Boeing 737 Max 8 model, and the ongoing U.S. college admissions scandal that’s rocked the country.
Since 1867, only 12 women have served as either premier or prime minister in Canada. There have, in fact, been more than three times as many First Ministers named John than there have been women. Furthermore, when women have served in Canada’s senior-most political roles, they do so in more challenging circumstances, serve roughly half as long as their male counterparts, and when they stand for re-election, they lose.
The Trudeau budget is set to land March 18th, so host Aaron Reynolds sat down with former Finance Minister John Manley to get a better sense of how a federal budget is made, what items are weighed more heavily than others, how it’s rolled out, and what’s with the new shoes tradition?
Host Alex Paterson sat down with Dr. Kate Graham, researcher and senior fellow at Canada 2020, to discuss No Second Chances – a look at the rise and fall of Canada’s 12 female first ministers, the commonalities and differences in their experiences, and what their stories can teach us about women in politics at large. The multimedia project launched on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2019.
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss the latest in the SNC-Lavalin affair including; Jane Philpott’s resignation from cabinet, Gerald Butts’ testimony before the House of Commons Justice Committee, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s speech, and why Google is deciding to ban political ads during the upcoming election.
In the wake of the SNC-Lavalin controversy, host Aaron Reynolds speaks with Ottawa-based criminal defence lawyer Solomon Friedman about the roles of the Justice Minister and the Attorney General, why in Canada they’re held by one person, and the pros and cons of the model.
Host Alex Paterson chats with Executive Director of Evidence For Democracy, Katie Gibbs about the prevalence of misinformation, how to spot it, where Canada stands in relation to other countries, and the importance of evidence-based policy.
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. Topics include: key takeaways from former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony to the House of Common’s Justice Committee about the ongoing SNC-Lavalin affair, Michael Cohen’s revelations about his time representing U.S. President Donald Trump, and Canada’s plans to journey to the moon.
Host Alex Paterson sits down with Anthony Wilson-Smith, the president and CEO of Historica Canada, the company behind the beloved Heritage Minutes. The two chat about the function of the organization, its production arm, and what goes into the making of their 60 second videos – including the latest on the Vancouver Asahi.