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Canada 2020 is Canada’s leading, independent, progressive think-tank. Founded in 2006, Canada 2020 has spent more than a decade hosting events, producing original research and starting conversations about Canada’s future. Our goal is to build a community of progressive ideas and people that will move and shape governments.

/Thread #56: Diplomat disputes, USMCA on hold, and Trump’s call for cheap drug imports from Canada

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: the House foreign affairs committee’s decision to squash a proposed investigation into alleged pressure by the Prime Minister’s Office to filter comments by former ambassadors over the Canada-China dispute, how the delay of USMCA ratification impacts Canada, and the probability, or lack thereof, of President Trump’s plan to import cheaper pharmaceuticals from Canada to the U.S.

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/Thread #55: Butts is back but is SNC?, BoJo takes the reins, and Mueller testifies

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s former principal secretary, joins the Liberal campaign team reigniting the SNC-Lavalin controversy, Boris Johnson gets sworn in as the UK’s new leader promising follow-through on Brexit, and former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the U.S. judiciary committee about his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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/Thread #54: CETA talks, Trump targets ‘The Squad’, and the obsession with FaceApp

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: moving ahead with the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement at the EU summit, the reaction to President Trump’s racist tweets targeted at four Democratic congresswomen, and why everyone can’t stop talking about the app that makes users look 30 years older.

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/Thread #53: China bans Canadian meat imports, Mark Norman retires, and Democrats kick off 2020 debates

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: China’s ban on Canadian meat imports after customs agents discovered fraudulent veterinarian certificates and traces of restricted feed additive in pork shipments, why Vice-Admirable Mark Norman has announced his retirement from the Canadian military, and the winners and losers from the first of two Democratic primary debates in Miami.

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