“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
“They’ll be friendly for a couple of hours but they have a summers worth of pent up issues that they need to litigate in the House of Commons so they’re going to be as performative as they possibly can be in order to show everyone that they’re fuelled up and roaring to go.” Dale Smith, […]
“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
“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. […]
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.
Solomon Friedman, criminal lawyer and co-author of the only textbook on Canadian gun law, joins Aaron Reynolds to demystify the regulations around buying, keeping, transporting, and using firearms in Canada.
Helaina Gaspard, Director of Governance and Institutions at the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa, joins Aaron Reynolds in the Canada 2020 studio to explain debt, deficits, and how a government buying stuff actually works.