Dick Fadden, former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and national security advisor to the Prime Minister, joins host Aaron Reynolds to explain what CSIS is, how it operates, what it’s comparable to internationally, and why security threats look a lot different today.
Host Alex Paterson is joined by Falen Johnson and Leah-Simone Bowen, hosts of the indie turned CBC hit podcast The Secret Life of Canada. They talk about where the idea for the show came from, how they go about taking a look between the lines of Canadian history, and why it’s important to prioritize Indigenous and racialized stories.
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.
Andrew Griffith, former director general of citizenship and multiculturalism at Citizenship and Immigration Canada, joins host Aaron Reynolds to talk about how the Canadian immigration system works, the pressures it faces, and the philosophies that shaped it.
Wayne Swan, former Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer of Australia during the Great Recession, joins Mike Moffatt to discuss Australia’s response to the financial crisis with the benefit of a decade of hindsight.
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.
Sean Kheraj, associate professor of Canadian and Environmental History at York University, joins host Aaron Reynolds to explain energy pipelines in Canada: what they do, why we have them, and how the conversation around them has changed in the last fifty years. Recorded live at Central Cafe in Toronto.
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by iPolitics reporter Marieke Walsh and Buzzfeed’s news curator and social media editor Elamin Abdelmahmoud to discuss political sex scandals, the U.S. midterm elections, and the Maclean’s “resistance” photo shoot.