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2020 Live Episode 15: In Conversation with the Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor

Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, joins Alex Paterson in the Canada 2020 studio to discuss the future of Canada’s pharmacare plan just months before the release of the Pharmacare Advisory Council’s final report. The report will include specific recommendations on the program’s design and delivery. Listen to hear Minister Petitpas Taylor take questions from a live studio audience about the scope, shape, and goals of a national pharmacare plan.

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Quality Content Episode 28: The Martin Family Initiative, with the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin and Chloe Ferguson

On the latest Quality Content, Alex Paterson sits down with the founder of The Martin Family Initiative, former prime minister of Canada, Paul Martin, and the organization’s Early Years Program Director, Chloe Ferguson to chat about MFI’s central program pillars, the importance of community involvement and leadership, and how lessons at the grassroots level can be applied to government decision-making.

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/Thread 46: P.E.I. votes, Ukraine gets a celeb president, and Facebook faces more criticism

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s, and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The three discuss the outcome of the P.E.I. election and what it means for the upcoming federal election, why Canada was paying close attention to the Ukrainian election, and the outcome of a report released by Canada’s privacy commissioner scrutinizing Facebook’s lack of privacy guidelines.

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Quality Content Episode 26: ‘Too Dumb for Democracy?’ with David Moscrop

“We’re not too dumb for democracy, but we’re encouraged to be when our psychological shortcomings are exploited and because our environment encourages us to make less than ideal decisions.” Host Alex Paterson sits down with David Moscrop, political theorist and author of Too Dumb For Democracy: Why we make bad political decisions and how we […]

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/Thread 45: Alberta votes, Ontario fights carbon tax, and reflecting on the fire at Notre-Dame

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: the outcome of the Alberta election and what it means for the feds, why the Ontario government is fighting back against Ottawa’s carbon tax plan, and reflecting on the devastating fire that engulfed the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral this week.

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2020 Live Episode 13: In Conversation with Senator Yuen Pau Woo

Senator Yuen Pau Woo, facilitator of the Independent Senators group (ISG), joins host Alex Paterson in the Canada 2020 event space to talk about what the ISG means for our parliamentary democracy, and how the chamber of sober second thought is working to rebuild trust with Canadians. Recorded live on March 6th, 2019.

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/Thread 44: Trudeau threatens to sue Scheer, Alberta election heats up, and Facebook bans white nationalists

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: the reasons behind Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s lawsuit threat against Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, how the Alberta election is shaping up and the wedge issues at play, and Facebook’s decision to ban a handful of Canadian white nationalists.

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/Thread 43: SNC-Lavalin updates, Bill 21 reaction, and the end of the CWHL

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 the ousting of Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the Liberal caucus; reaction to Quebec Premier François Legault’s proposed secularization bill; and saying goodbye to the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.

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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 40: Justice committee suspends mtg, Canada responds to Boeing plane crash, and the U.S. college admissions scandal

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.

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