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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 12: The House of Commons, with Dale Smith

“They’ll be friendly for a couple of hours but they have a summers worth of pent up issues that they need to litigate in the House of Commons so they’re going to be as performative as they possibly can be in order to show everyone that they’re fuelled up and roaring to go.” Dale Smith, […]

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