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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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/Thread Episode 20: Three Days of Weed, Twitter Blocking, and Louis C.K.’s comedy comeback

“Police essentially have the right to stop just about any driver they suspect of intoxication which is much freer reign than police have had and history shows us that we ought to worry about how that discretion is going to be used.” On the 20th episode of /Thread, host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Shannon […]

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/Thread Episode 19: Climate, Cannabis, and Kanye West

“The idea that carbon taxes don’t work – I’m sure you could misdesign them and mess them up – but you’re arguing essentially that prices don’t affect behaviour, which is not the way I live and it’s not the way anyone else lives as far as I know.” Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by David Reevely, […]

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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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