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Explain like I’m Five Episode 13: Governor General, with Philippe Lagassé

“The Queen and the governor general, as embodiments of the crown, are supposed to reflect Canadians back onto themselves, so they’re kind of there in an apolitical, non-partisan capacity.” Philippe Lagassé associate professor at Carleton University and expert on the Westminster system, spoke with Aaron Reynolds about the purpose and relevancy of Canada’s Governor General. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Google Play

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Explain like I’m Five Episode 11: Clean Tech, with Leah Lawrence

“Clean tech 4.0 will be this ability and democratization to really understand more locally what bigger environmental challenges mean.” Leah Lawrence, president and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, joins host Aaron Reynolds to explain what clean technology looks like in 2018.   Subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Google Play

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Explain like I’m Five Episode 10: The Phoenix Pay System, with Auditor General Michael Ferguson

“Another recommendation about another policy or another procedure – is that really going to solve this? That’s my biggest concern. I fundamentally feel that there is something more cultural at play that allowed Phoenix to happen.” Canada’s Auditor General Michael Ferguson joins host Aaron Reynolds to explain the role of the Auditor General and what went wrong with the Phoenix pay system.   […]

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Explain like I’m Five Episode 9: Guaranteed Basic Income

Miles Corak, professor of economics at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, joins host Aaron Reynolds to talk about the concept of guaranteed basic income, how it could work in practice, and the benefits and goals of the cancelled Ontario pilot program.

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