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/Thread Episode 18: Trade Negotiation Hangovers, Sidewalk Labs Controversy, and the Kavanaugh Vote

“No matter which jurisdiction you live in, one of the most difficult areas of law is sexual assault law because it’s my word against yours…in this area you’re forced to perform or re-perform what has happened to you like you’re on stage.” Mary Anne Carter, senior consultant at Earnscliffe Strategy Group and /Thread regular Mike […]

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/Thread Episode 17: Ford/Kavanaugh Hearings, Payette as Governor General, and Covering Polarizing People

“It’s the polarization that terrifies me. It’s the idea that democrats and republicans can’t do anything together in the United States anymore. This is a really vivid and highly intimate look into what polarization can do to human beings and to due process.” Host Sarah Turnbull chats with National Post reporter Marie-Danielle Smith and author, political commentator, […]

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/Thread Episode 16: Floor-crossing, Muppet sexuality, and Kavanaugh…on a train

On this very special mobile edition of /Thread, host Sarah Turnbull and guests Mike Moffatt and Aaron Reynolds talk about now Conservative MP Leona Alleslev’s floor-crossing, the Twitter uproar over Bert and Ernie’s sexuality, and conspiracy theories about Brett Kavanaugh’s doppelgänger. Recorded live on VIA Rail train 34, travelling from Ottawa to Montréal. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Google Play

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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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