Host Aaron Reynolds is joined by Larry Vance, former Government of Canada pilot, former investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, and the original author of the organization’s Manual of Investigations Operations. Vance shares what’s known about the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash last weekend that involved a Boeing 737 Max 8 plane, its similarities to the Lion Air plane crash in Indonesia just five months ago, and the role of automation in aviation.
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?
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 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.
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.
Dr. Danielle Martin, family physician and vice-president of Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions at the Women’s College Hospital, joins host Aaron Reynolds to explain how Canada’s health care system works, how it came to be, and what challenges it faces in adapting to changes in modern medicine.
Commissioner of Official Languages, Raymond Théberge, joins host Aaron Reynolds to discuss how and why Canada became a bilingual country, what it means to our national identity, and why it’s important to preserve those laws both federally and provincially.
On this special episode of Explain Like I’m Five, host Aaron Reynolds visits Parliament Hill to speak with the Curator of the House of Commons Johanna Mizgala about the history and significance of the Centre Block building, shortly before it closes for a decade-long renovation.