Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: the outcome of the Alberta election and what it means for the feds, why the Ontario government is fighting back against Ottawa’s carbon tax plan, and reflecting on the devastating fire that engulfed the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral this week.
Host Alex Paterson speaks with one of Canada’s visionary dance educators, Mavis Staines, another recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. The two chat about the beginning of her career as a travelling ballet soloist, the importance of accessible arts programming, and what’s in store for Canada’s National Ballet School.
Host Alex Paterson chats with one of Canada’s top stage and screen actors, Colm Feore, another recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. The two chat about Feore’s American roots, his upbringing in Southwestern Ontario, his extensive career in theatre, TV, and film, and contributing to a larger artistic vision.
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and Tim Powers of Summa Strategies, to chat about the week’s headlines. Topics include: The welcoming of a Saudi teen fleeing her allegedly abusive family, the ups and downs of the Liberal’s cabinet shuffle, drama in the Burnaby South by-election, and Gillette’s new “toxic masculinity” ad that’s sparking controversy.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman, joins host Alex Paterson to discuss Trump’s impact on the Canada-U.S. allyship, and why he’s dedicated much of his time since leaving his post to preserving the relationship.
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Stuart Thomson of the National Post and Sarah Goldfeder of Earnscliffe Strategy Group. The group discuss: possible outcomes of the First Ministers’ meeting in Montreal and why tensions are already high, the passing of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, and the prime minister’s tweet to Trevor Noah.
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.