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Quality Content Episode 28: The Martin Family Initiative, with the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin and Chloe Ferguson

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.

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Quality Content Episode 27: World Press Freedom, with Shawn McCarthy

“We need to be clear-eyed about the risks, while not getting bogged down or intimidated by the threats…no freedom is absolute.” Host Alex Paterson sits down with Shawn McCarthy, national business correspondent for The Globe and Mail and president of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom. Ahead of World Press Freedom Day on Friday […]

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Quality Content Episode 26: ‘Too Dumb for Democracy?’ with David Moscrop

“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 […]

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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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Quality Content Episode 23: A Lifetime of Artistic Achievement, with Rick Mercer

Host Alex Paterson kicks off a series of interviews with the 2019 recipients of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards with a conversation with one of Canada’s most treasured political and social commentators, Rick Mercer. Rick will receive the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award on April 27. The two talk about his celebrated career as a broadcaster, his current endeavours, and the state of Canadian comedy.

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Quality Content Episode 21: No Second Chances, with Kate Graham

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.

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