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/Thread 39: Philpott resigns, Butts testifies, the PM speaks out, and Google bans political ads

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; Jane Philpott’s resignation from cabinet, Gerald Butts’ testimony before the House of Commons Justice Committee, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s speech, and why Google is deciding to ban political ads during the upcoming election.

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/Thread Episode 22: StatsCan data, Facebook hearings, and Google walkouts

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by National Post reporter Stuart Thomson, senior consultant at Earnscliffe Strategy Group Mary Anne Carter, and producer Aaron Reynolds. The group unpacks Statistics Canada’s plan to obtain Canadians’ financial data from banking institutions, Mark Zuckerberg’s requested attendance from a joint parliamentary hearing, and Google employees’ global walkout.

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Wonk with Mike Episode 16: Data Obesity, with Dr. Hal Varian

“So much capital is intangible…today, the most valuable capital is the knowledge in your employee’s head or in the organizational structure. What that means is that kind of capital can sometimes be missed by national counts.” Dr. Hal Varian, Google’s Chief Economist and architect of the AdWords platform, joins host Mike Moffatt to chat about […]

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