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.
Daphne Gilbert, law professor at the University of Ottawa, joins host Aaron Reynolds to explain the genesis of Canada’s abortion law, how it’s changed over time, and its parallels to Roe vs. Wade in the United States.
Dick Fadden, former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and national security advisor to the Prime Minister, joins host Aaron Reynolds to explain what CSIS is, how it operates, what it’s comparable to internationally, and why security threats look a lot different today.
Andrew Griffith, former director general of citizenship and multiculturalism at Citizenship and Immigration Canada, joins host Aaron Reynolds to talk about how the Canadian immigration system works, the pressures it faces, and the philosophies that shaped it.
Sean Kheraj, associate professor of Canadian and Environmental History at York University, joins host Aaron Reynolds to explain energy pipelines in Canada: what they do, why we have them, and how the conversation around them has changed in the last fifty years. Recorded live at Central Cafe in Toronto.
Bill Owens, former U.S. congressman and now senior advisor in the public policy and regulation practice at Dentons, joins host Aaron Reynolds to explain the United States’ midterm elections while providing a crash course on the structure of the American government.
Mark Cameron, executive director of Canadians for Clean Prosperity, joins host Aaron Reynolds to demystify carbon pricing, including the origins of carbon tax and cap-and-trade, how C02 emissions are measured, how these mechanisms are enforced, and where the money ends up.
“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
“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 […]