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/Thread 42: SNC-Lavalin updates, Scheer’s mass-text, aftermath of Mueller report, and Apple’s announcement

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: updates to the SNC-Lavalin controversy including, Liberal MPs pushing back against Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, committee investigations, and the company’s backtracking of their CEO’s comments about job losses; Andrew Scheer’s mass-text to throw shade on the Liberal’s carbon tax plan; fallout from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report; and Apple’s Monday announcement unveiling new subscription services.

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Quality Content Episode 23: A Lifetime of Artistic Achievement, with Rick Mercer

Host Alex Paterson kicks off a series of interviews with the 2019 recipients of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards with a conversation with one of Canada’s most treasured political and social commentators, Rick Mercer. Rick will receive the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award on April 27. The two talk about his celebrated career as a broadcaster, his current endeavours, and the state of Canadian comedy.

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/Thread 41:Budget 2019, SNC-Lavalin updates, and Trump’s possible opponents in 2020

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: key takeaways from the Liberal’s pre-election budget; SNC-Lavalin updates, including the resignation of the Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, the justice committee’s decision to shutdown the investigation, and former Cabinet Minister Jane Philpott’s interview in Maclean’s. To cap it off, they look at the democrats hoping to take down President Trump in the 2020 U.S. election.

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Explain Like I’m Five Episode 31: Boeing 737 Max 8, with Larry Vance

Host Aaron Reynolds is joined by Larry Vance, former Government of Canada pilot, former investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, and the original author of the organization’s Manual of Investigations Operations. Vance shares what’s known about the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash last weekend that involved a Boeing 737 Max 8 plane, its similarities to the Lion Air plane crash in Indonesia just five months ago, and the role of automation in aviation.

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/Thread 40: Justice committee suspends mtg, Canada responds to Boeing plane crash, and the U.S. college admissions scandal

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: the special gathering of the House of Commons justice committee on Wednesday and why it adjourned earlier than expected, the federal government’s response to the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash that involved a Boeing 737 Max 8 model, and the ongoing U.S. college admissions scandal that’s rocked the country.

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Quality Content Episode 21: No Second Chances, with Kate Graham

Host Alex Paterson sat down with Dr. Kate Graham, researcher and senior fellow at Canada 2020, to discuss No Second Chances – a look at the rise and fall of Canada’s 12 female first ministers, the commonalities and differences in their experiences, and what their stories can teach us about women in politics at large. The multimedia project launched on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2019.

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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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Explain Like I’m Five Episode 29: The Justice Minister & Attorney General, with Solomon Friedman

In the wake of the SNC-Lavalin controversy, host Aaron Reynolds speaks with Ottawa-based criminal defence lawyer Solomon Friedman about the roles of the Justice Minister and the Attorney General, why in Canada they’re held by one person, and the pros and cons of the model.

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