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/Thread Episode 19: Climate, Cannabis, and Kanye West

“The idea that carbon taxes don’t work – I’m sure you could misdesign them and mess them up – but you’re arguing essentially that prices don’t affect behaviour, which is not the way I live and it’s not the way anyone else lives as far as I know.” Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by David Reevely, […]

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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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Wonk with Mike Episode 20: A Friend, a Job, and a Home, with Jodi Butts

“We really need to think about the means of attachment of our social safety net. Should it really by tied to traditional employment? I think we’re going to see more and more that we need to get away from that model.” Jodi Butts, former Chief Executive of Rise Asset Development and current Canada Goose board member, […]

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/Thread Episode 18: Trade Negotiation Hangovers, Sidewalk Labs Controversy, and the Kavanaugh Vote

“No matter which jurisdiction you live in, one of the most difficult areas of law is sexual assault law because it’s my word against yours…in this area you’re forced to perform or re-perform what has happened to you like you’re on stage.” Mary Anne Carter, senior consultant at Earnscliffe Strategy Group and /Thread regular Mike […]

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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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Wonk with Mike Episode 18: Immigrants and the Quebec Election, with Leslie Cheung

“It creates a pecking order. If Muslims are first on the list of not Quebecois or not Quebecois enough than who’s next on the list?” Host Mike Moffatt is joined by “recovering academic” Leslie Cheung whose research on second generation immigrant identity in Quebec – and sub-nationalism more broadly – provides a deeper understanding of […]

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/Thread Episode 17: Ford/Kavanaugh Hearings, Payette as Governor General, and Covering Polarizing People

“It’s the polarization that terrifies me. It’s the idea that democrats and republicans can’t do anything together in the United States anymore. This is a really vivid and highly intimate look into what polarization can do to human beings and to due process.” Host Sarah Turnbull chats with National Post reporter Marie-Danielle Smith and author, political commentator, […]

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Quality Content Episode 10: The Millennial Challenge, with Caro Loutfi and Jeremy Heimans

“There’s a lot to learn from these new decentralized movements. They don’t look like institutions, they don’t have formal structured leadership, but they do have many leaders and their capacity to change norms can be immense.” Caro Loutfi, executive director of Apathy Is Boring, and Jeremy Heimans, CEO of Purpose, join host Sarah Turnbull at […]

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