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2020 Live Episode 16: On location at Collision tech conference in Toronto

Thousands gathered at the Collision tech conference in Toronto last week, the first time the global forum has taken place in Canada. The 2020 Network was there to capture the thoughts of entrepreneurs and tech gurus who spoke about where the industry is headed, how the tech sector is working to become more diverse, and how Canada, and specifically Toronto, is attracting innovators. You’ll hear from thought leaders like Toronto Mayor John Tory, the co-founder of Collision Paddy Cosgrave, and more.

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2020 Live Episode 15: In Conversation with the Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor

Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, joins Alex Paterson in the Canada 2020 studio to discuss the future of Canada’s pharmacare plan just months before the release of the Pharmacare Advisory Council’s final report. The report will include specific recommendations on the program’s design and delivery. Listen to hear Minister Petitpas Taylor take questions from a live studio audience about the scope, shape, and goals of a national pharmacare plan.

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Quality Content Episode 28: The Martin Family Initiative, with the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin and Chloe Ferguson

On the latest Quality Content, Alex Paterson sits down with the founder of The Martin Family Initiative, former prime minister of Canada, Paul Martin, and the organization’s Early Years Program Director, Chloe Ferguson to chat about MFI’s central program pillars, the importance of community involvement and leadership, and how lessons at the grassroots level can be applied to government decision-making.

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2020 Live Episode 14: In conversation with the Minister of Rural Economic Development, Bernadette Jordan

Hon. Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, joins Alex Paterson in the Canada 2020 studio to discuss the challenges and opportunities of improved connectivity infrastructure across the country. Listen to hear Minister Jordan take questions from the live studio audience about what is being done in rural parts of Canada to improve connectivity, and why it’s so important for the economy.

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/Thread 47: Canola crisis, managing spring floods, and the Caster Semenya ruling

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s, and David Reevely of the Canadian Press. The three discuss: the ongoing canola crisis in Canada and trade tensions with China, spring flooding relief and municipal infrastructure dilemmas, and the Caster Semenya court ruling and the implications for female athletics.

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Quality Content Episode 27: World Press Freedom, with Shawn McCarthy

“We need to be clear-eyed about the risks, while not getting bogged down or intimidated by the threats…no freedom is absolute.” Host Alex Paterson sits down with Shawn McCarthy, national business correspondent for The Globe and Mail and president of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom. Ahead of World Press Freedom Day on Friday […]

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/Thread 46: P.E.I. votes, Ukraine gets a celeb president, and Facebook faces more criticism

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s, and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The three discuss the outcome of the P.E.I. election and what it means for the upcoming federal election, why Canada was paying close attention to the Ukrainian election, and the outcome of a report released by Canada’s privacy commissioner scrutinizing Facebook’s lack of privacy guidelines.

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Explain Like I’m Five Episode 32: Cyber Security, with Stephanie MacLellan

Stephanie MacLellan, senior research associate at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, joins Sarah Turnbull to unpack cyber security. The two discuss how cyber threats have changed over the years, who monitors suspicious behaviour online in Canada, how regulations are enforced, and why we should be prepared for interference in the upcoming federal election.

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Quality Content Episode 26: ‘Too Dumb for Democracy?’ with David Moscrop

“We’re not too dumb for democracy, but we’re encouraged to be when our psychological shortcomings are exploited and because our environment encourages us to make less than ideal decisions.” Host Alex Paterson sits down with David Moscrop, political theorist and author of Too Dumb For Democracy: Why we make bad political decisions and how we […]

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