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/Thread #54: CETA talks, Trump targets ‘The Squad’, and the obsession with FaceApp

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: moving ahead with the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement at the EU summit, the reaction to President Trump’s racist tweets targeted at four Democratic congresswomen, and why everyone can’t stop talking about the app that makes users look 30 years older.

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/Thread #53: China bans Canadian meat imports, Mark Norman retires, and Democrats kick off 2020 debates

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: China’s ban on Canadian meat imports after customs agents discovered fraudulent veterinarian certificates and traces of restricted feed additive in pork shipments, why Vice-Admirable Mark Norman has announced his retirement from the Canadian military, and the winners and losers from the first of two Democratic primary debates in Miami.

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/Thread 42: SNC-Lavalin updates, Scheer’s mass-text, aftermath of Mueller report, and Apple’s announcement

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: updates to the SNC-Lavalin controversy including, Liberal MPs pushing back against Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, committee investigations, and the company’s backtracking of their CEO’s comments about job losses; Andrew Scheer’s mass-text to throw shade on the Liberal’s carbon tax plan; fallout from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report; and Apple’s Monday announcement unveiling new subscription services.

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/Thread 38: JWR’s SNC-Lavalin testimony, Michael Cohen’s revelations, and Canada goes to the moon

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.

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2020 Live Episode 12: In Conversation with Sarada Peri

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.

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/Thread Episode 21: Polarization, Pipe Bombs, and Apologies

“Most of us live in a world that we know is complicated and we know things can’t be as simple as people are saying but it’s far too easy to turn the world into friends and enemies, all bad all good.” Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Toronto Star columnist and Ottawa bureau chief, Susan […]

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Wonk with Mike Episode 17: Stand Up and Run, with Jessica Post

“A lot of what we’re having to do to win is express the hard work and commitment to skills-based and trade-based education that many of these candidates have.” Host Mike Moffatt speaks to Jessica Post, executive director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee at the Global Progress Summit in Montréal about regaining the support of […]

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