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/Thread Episode 15: Notwithstanding motivations, Max’s new party, and pot at the border

“Can the constitution withstand political actors who don’t respect it?” Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Mike Moffatt and Aaron Reynolds for a look back at the week that was. Topics include: understanding Premier Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause, with special guest Vanessa MacDonnell; Max Bernier’s political party branding; and pot regulations at the […]

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/Thread Episode 14: Trade negotiations, NYT op-ed reaction, and Nike’s Just Do It campaign

“I found the op-ed interesting to read, a fascinating read, but I also felt a bit betrayed by the process…to me it seemed a bit like journalistic gamesmanship.” Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Sarah Goldfeder, principle at Earnscliffe Strategy Group and expert in U.S.-Canada trade relations, and Kelsey Johnson, iPolitics agriculture and trade reporter, to […]

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/Thread Episode 13: NAFTA “Bombshells”, Trans Mountain, and Episode Picks

Just like regular /Thread, only smaller: producers Sarah and Aaron are on vacation, so Alex and Mike take a condensed look-back at the current state of NAFTA negotiations, discuss the political mess that is the TransMountain pipeline, and then give their picks for their favourite episodes that you might have missed on the 2020 Network so far – enjoy!

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/Thread Episode 12: Conservative shake-up, Ford speeches, women in sport

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Mike Moffatt and journalist Dale Smith to chat about Quebec MP Maxime Bernier’s departure from the CPC, Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s appearances across Canada, and Hayley Wickenheiser joining the Toronto Maple Leafs leadership team. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Google Play

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/Thread Episode 5: hot metal slide (week of June 6)

Sarah Turnbull and Alex Paterson are joined by human rights lawyer Amy Kishek in the Canada 2020 studio to answer the three questions of the week: what did the news cycle miss, who had the best or worst take, and what are we done with? This week’s topics include the debate over who is and is not a feminist; the conversation between Doug Ford and Justin Trudeau on asylum seekers; and the very Canadian habit of complaining about the weather. Recorded June 6th, 2018.

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