“The final act kind of landed like a deflated balloon. Everyone was so built up for this report to land. You could sense Democrats going ‘ok he doesn’t recommend further indictments, he didn’t find evidence of collusion, but it’s still good.'”
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: updates to the SNC-Lavalin controversy including, Liberal MPs pushing back against Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, committee investigations, and the company’s backtracking of their CEO’s comments about job losses; Andrew Scheer’s mass-text to throw shade on the Liberal’s carbon tax plan; fallout from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report; and Apple’s Monday announcement unveiling new subscription services.
“One legitimate read on this is that Canada made a more considerate decision than some other places did.”
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: the special gathering of the Hose of Commons justice committee on Wednesday and why it adjourned earlier than expected, the federal government’s response to the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash the involved a Boeing 737 Max 8 model, and the ongoing U.S. college admissions scandal that’s rocked the country.
“It doesn’t matter what political party these women are from, they all want to see more women in politics. They know how important this is to making good decisions in this country.”
Host Alex Paterson sat down with Dr. Kate Graham, researcher and senior fellow at Canada 2020, to discuss No Second Chances – a look at the rise and fall of Canada’s 12 female first ministers, the commonalities and differences in their experiences, and what their stories can teach us about women in politics at large. The multimedia project launched on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2019.
“[Jane Philpott’s resignation] expanded the blast radius of this issue beyond the original players who were involved in the core story.”
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; Jane Philpott’s resignation from cabinet, Gerald Butts’ testimony before the House of Commons Justice Committee, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s speech, and why Google is deciding to ban political ads during the upcoming election.
“All the things he was illuminating about Trump or proving in some way are things you kind of already had to know or assume but yet seeing it laid out in specifics still has the power to shock.”
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. Topics include: key takeaways from former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony to the House of Common’s Justice Committee about the ongoing SNC-Lavalin affair, Michael Cohen’s revelations about his time representing U.S. President Donald Trump, and Canada’s plans to journey to the moon.
“It goes back to this confirmation bias idea; because someone isn’t feeding the narrative you want to hear doesn’t mean they’re partisan. I think we all need to remind ourselves of that.”
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. Topics include: the resignation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s right hand man Gerry Butts, unpacking the House of Commons justice committee hearings, including testimony from the Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, the messages delivered by the United We Roll convoy on Parliament Hill, and the bizarre investigation of actor Jussie Smollett.
“It’s a pretty bald thing to say, it’s hard to interpret the meaning of what she said in any way other than some sort of strong-arming to get a quote.”
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s resignation from the Trudeau cabinet following the SNC-Lavalin controversy, Ontario Social Services Minister Lisa Macleod’s apology to a behavioural analyst group claiming she threatened them to support the Tories’ new autism plan, and saying farewell to NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover.
“[This plan] is really set up well if we face the exact same threats the Americans did in 2016…but I think we’re probably going to face new stuff this time, some of it the government really can’t protect us from.”
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press to break down the week that was. Topics include: The ongoing China dispute and other Question Period chatter, the federal government’s plan to stop electoral interference and fake news in the lead up to the October election, and former Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz hint at a 2020 presidential run.
“The play is about the nature of leadership, the question of principle versus expediency in politics. It’s also about red Toryism and the concept of leading everybody in the country regardless of who voted for you.”
Canadian playwright and actor Michael Healey joins guest host Aaron Reynolds to chat about his play 1979 and how it reflects Canada’s politics today through the lens of Joe Clark’s brief term as prime minister 40 years ago.