Monthly archives

/Thread Episode 31: Trump’s address to the nation, Liberal cabinet shuffles, and Kim Campbell’s profanity

Host Sarah Turnbull sits down with Susan Delacourt, national columnist and Ottawa bureau chief at the Toronto Star and David Reevely, news editor at The Canadian Press to talk about the week’s headlines. Topics include: U.S. President Donald Trump’s address to the nation regarding the proposed wall at the U.S./Mexico border, the Liberal’s impending cabinet shuffle following MP Scott Brison’s retirement announcement, and former Prime Minister Kim Campbell’s profanity on Twitter.

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/Thread Episode 28: Geopolitical tensions, Goodbye Centre Block, and Oscar hosts

Host Sarah Turnbull invites in Marie-Danielle Smith of the National Post and Murad Hemmadi of The Logic to discuss: the geopolitical tensions brewing between the U.S., China, and Canada caused initially by the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, saying goodbye to Parliament Hill’s Centre Block building for a decade-long renovation, and Kevin Hart’s decision to step down from hosting the Oscars.

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/Thread Episode 27: First Ministers’ mtg, Remembering 41, and tweets to Trevor Noah

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Stuart Thomson of the National Post and Sarah Goldfeder of Earnscliffe Strategy Group. The group discuss: possible outcomes of the First Ministers’ meeting in Montreal and why tensions are already high, the passing of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, and the prime minister’s tweet to Trevor Noah.

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/Thread Episode 26: GM closures, Ontario’s climate plan, and romance on the Hill

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Tim Powers of Summa Strategies and David Reevely of The Canadian Press to discuss: General Motors’ closure of five North American auto plants and how USMCA ties into the discussion, Ontario’s proposed climate plan, and Green Party leader Elizabeth May’s engagement news.

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/Thread Episode 25: Tax competitiveness, media bailouts, and where hypermasculinity meets abuse

Host Sarah Turnbull sits down to chat about the week that was with Mary Anne Carter of Earnscliffe Strategy Group and Marco Vigliotti of iPolitics. The group dives into the fall fiscal update, delivered by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Wednesday, including tax breaks for corporate Canada and government media bailouts. Also discussed: the ongoing abuse scandal at St. Michael’s College School where six teens have been charged with sexual assault.

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/Thread Episode 24: Amazon HQ2 bid, Facebook drama, and Celine Dion’s clothing ad

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by National Post reporter Marie-Danielle Smith and The Logic reporter Murad Hemmadi to break down a few of the week’s top headlines. Topics include: Toronto’s failed Amazon HQ2 bid and tax competitiveness, alleged Facebook coverups, and Celine Dion’s bizarre TV advertisement promoting her new gender neutral kids clothing line.

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/Thread Episode 22: StatsCan data, Facebook hearings, and Google walkouts

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by National Post reporter Stuart Thomson, senior consultant at Earnscliffe Strategy Group Mary Anne Carter, and producer Aaron Reynolds. The group unpacks Statistics Canada’s plan to obtain Canadians’ financial data from banking institutions, Mark Zuckerberg’s requested attendance from a joint parliamentary hearing, and Google employees’ global walkout.

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