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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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/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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/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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/Thread 38: JWR’s SNC-Lavalin testimony, Michael Cohen’s revelations, and Canada goes to the moon

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. Topics include: key takeaways from former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony to the House of Common’s Justice Committee about the ongoing SNC-Lavalin affair, Michael Cohen’s revelations about his time representing U.S. President Donald Trump, and Canada’s plans to journey to the moon.

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/Thread #37: Justice committee studies SNC-Lavalin affair, United We Roll, and the Jussie Smollett investigation

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. Topics include: the resignation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s right hand man Gerry Butts, unpacking the House of Commons justice committee hearings, including testimony from the Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, the messages delivered by the United We Roll convoy on Parliament Hill, and the bizarre investigation of actor Jussie Smollett.

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/Thread #36: Updates on SNC-Lavalin affair, Lisa MacLeod’s apology, and bidding farewell to NASA’s Opportunity rover

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s resignation from the Trudeau cabinet following the SNC-Lavalin controversy, Ontario Social Services Minister Lisa Macleod’s apology to a behavioural analyst group claiming she threatened them to support the Tories’ new autism plan, and saying farewell to NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover.

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/Thread #35: The Globe and Mail’s bombshell report, SOTU, and ‘Thank God For Canada!’

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists David Reevely of The Canadian Press and Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s. Topics include: The Globe and Mail’s scathing report that puts the PMO in the spotlight for allegedly pressuring the former AG to intervene in the SNC-Lavalin case, the main themes out of the State of the Union address, and the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof’s latest op-ed ‘Thank God For Canada.’

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/Thread Episode 34: MPs back to business, fighting election interference, and Howard Schultz’s possible presidential bid

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press to break down the week that was. Topics include: The ongoing China dispute and other Question Period chatter, the federal government’s plan to stop electoral interference and fake news in the lead up to the October election, and former Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz hint at a 2020 presidential run.

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/Thread Episode 32: Welcoming refugees, Liberal cabinet reorg, and Gillette’s “toxic masculinity” ad

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.

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