“For a long time, the anti-abortion movement in the United States was very deliberately and strategically incremental, very modest – just little gains here, little gains there. They now appear much more emboldened.”
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s, and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The three catch up after a week away to discuss the latest in the Mark Norman affair, how politicians at the federal and provincial level are pitching their climate plans, and the fallout from Alabama’s strict abortion ban.
“Canadians are proud of their healthcare system and we don’t need polls to tell us that…Yet we are not blind to our system’s fault, and one big fault is the access to prescription medication.”
Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, joins Alex Paterson in the Canada 2020 studio to discuss the future of Canada’s pharmacare plan just months before the release of the Pharmacare Advisory Council’s final report. The report will include specific recommendations on the program’s design and delivery. Listen to hear Minister Petitpas Taylor take questions from a live studio audience about the scope, shape, and goals of a national pharmacare plan.
“We felt that not only did education for First Nations have to be brought up to standard, but that it was important that it be education that they control.”
On the latest Quality Content, Alex Paterson sits down with the founder of The Martin Family Initiative, former prime minister of Canada, Paul Martin, and the organization’s Early Years Program Director, Chloe Ferguson to chat about MFI’s central program pillars, the importance of community involvement and leadership, and how lessons at the grassroots level can be applied to government decision-making.
“What that result does do for the Greens is perhaps start to, in other parts of the country, legitimize the party. It always seemed like a throw away vote…now it’s starting to seem, at least in some isolated places, a vote that could actually matter and get you and MP. “
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s, and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The three discuss the outcome of the P.E.I. election and what it means for the upcoming federal election, why Canada was paying close attention to the Ukrainian election, and the outcome of a report released by Canada’s privacy commissioner scrutinizing Facebook’s lack of privacy guidelines.
“We’re not too dumb for democracy, but we’re encouraged to be when our psychological shortcomings are exploited and because our environment encourages us to make less than ideal decisions.”
Host Alex Paterson sits down with David Moscrop, political theorist and author of Too Dumb For Democracy: Why we make bad political decisions and how we can make better ones. The two chat about David’s new book, how the brain works in partisan environments, and social media’s impact on democracy.
“They’ve talked a lot about saving the artifacts within the church itself, but the church is an artifact. It’s such a beautiful, perfect example of French gothic architecture.”
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: the outcome of the Alberta election and what it means for the feds, why the Ontario government is fighting back against Ottawa’s carbon tax plan, and reflecting on the devastating fire that engulfed the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral this week.
“This Senate is not your grandfather’s Senate, we are acting more independently, we are doing our best to improve bills, and we are doing it in away that I think respects our role as a complementary chamber.”
Senator Yuen Pau Woo, facilitator of the Independent Senators group (ISG), joins host Alex Paterson in the Canada 2020 event space to talk about what the ISG means for our parliamentary democracy, and how the chamber of sober second thought is working to rebuild trust with Canadians. Recorded live on March 6th, 2019.
“When people are angry and anxious and they see one party as the finger in the eye of whatever establishment is making them angry, off they go. Alberta might be in that moment.”
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: the reasons behind Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s lawsuit threat against Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, how the Alberta election is shaping up and the wedge issues at play, and Facebook’s decision to ban a handful of Canadian white nationalists.
“From a political perspective, it would be very problematic, not insurmountable but very problematic, for a leader to accept someone who is not a leader in his or her party setting conditions.”
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: the latest in the SNC-Lavalin affair, including the ousting of Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the Liberal caucus; reaction to Quebec Premier François Legault’s proposed secularization bill; and saying goodbye to the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.