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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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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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Explain like I’m Five Episode 13: Governor General, with Philippe Lagassé

“The Queen and the governor general, as embodiments of the crown, are supposed to reflect Canadians back onto themselves, so they’re kind of there in an apolitical, non-partisan capacity.” Philippe Lagassé associate professor at Carleton University and expert on the Westminster system, spoke with Aaron Reynolds about the purpose and relevancy of Canada’s Governor General. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Google Play

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Explain like I’m Five Episode 11: Clean Tech, with Leah Lawrence

“Clean tech 4.0 will be this ability and democratization to really understand more locally what bigger environmental challenges mean.” Leah Lawrence, president and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, joins host Aaron Reynolds to explain what clean technology looks like in 2018.   Subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Google Play

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Explain like I’m Five Episode 10: The Phoenix Pay System, with Auditor General Michael Ferguson

“Another recommendation about another policy or another procedure – is that really going to solve this? That’s my biggest concern. I fundamentally feel that there is something more cultural at play that allowed Phoenix to happen.” Canada’s Auditor General Michael Ferguson joins host Aaron Reynolds to explain the role of the Auditor General and what went wrong with the Phoenix pay system.   […]

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