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/Thread 46: P.E.I. votes, Ukraine gets a celeb president, and Facebook faces more criticism

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.

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/Thread 45: Alberta votes, Ontario fights carbon tax, and reflecting on the fire at Notre-Dame

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.

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Quality Content Episode 25: A Lifetime of Artistic Achievement, with Mavis Staines

Host Alex Paterson speaks with one of Canada’s visionary dance educators, Mavis Staines, another recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. The two chat about the beginning of her career as a travelling ballet soloist, the importance of accessible arts programming, and what’s in store for Canada’s National Ballet School.

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Quality Content Episode 24: A Lifetime of Artistic Achievement, with Colm Feore

Host Alex Paterson chats with one of Canada’s top stage and screen actors, Colm Feore, another recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. The two chat about Feore’s American roots, his upbringing in Southwestern Ontario, his extensive career in theatre, TV, and film, and contributing to a larger artistic vision.

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/Thread Episode 32: Welcoming refugees, Liberal cabinet reorg, and Gillette’s “toxic masculinity” ad

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and Tim Powers of Summa Strategies, to chat about the week’s headlines. Topics include: The welcoming of a Saudi teen fleeing her allegedly abusive family, the ups and downs of the Liberal’s cabinet shuffle, drama in the Burnaby South by-election, and Gillette’s new “toxic masculinity” ad that’s sparking controversy.

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/Thread Episode 27: First Ministers’ mtg, Remembering 41, and tweets to Trevor Noah

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Stuart Thomson of the National Post and Sarah Goldfeder of Earnscliffe Strategy Group. The group discuss: possible outcomes of the First Ministers’ meeting in Montreal and why tensions are already high, the passing of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, and the prime minister’s tweet to Trevor Noah.

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