“For a long time, the anti-abortion movement in the United States was very deliberately and strategically incremental, very modest – just little gains here, little gains there. They now appear much more emboldened.”
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s, and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The three catch up after a week away to discuss the latest in the Mark Norman affair, how politicians at the federal and provincial level are pitching their climate plans, and the fallout from Alabama’s strict abortion ban.
“As far as tech, Canada has a number of things going for it right now. We’re in a really good position to go out to the world and say ‘we’re probably your number one place to come.'”
Thousands gathered at the Collision tech conference in Toronto last week, the first time the global forum has taken place in Canada. The 2020 Network was there to capture the thoughts of entrepreneurs and tech gurus who spoke about where the industry is headed, how the tech sector is working to become more diverse, and how Canada, and specifically Toronto, is attracting innovators. You’ll hear from thought leaders like Toronto Mayor John Tory, the co-founder of Collision Paddy Cosgrave, and more.
“Canadians are proud of their healthcare system and we don’t need polls to tell us that…Yet we are not blind to our system’s fault, and one big fault is the access to prescription medication.”
Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, joins Alex Paterson in the Canada 2020 studio to discuss the future of Canada’s pharmacare plan just months before the release of the Pharmacare Advisory Council’s final report. The report will include specific recommendations on the program’s design and delivery. Listen to hear Minister Petitpas Taylor take questions from a live studio audience about the scope, shape, and goals of a national pharmacare plan.
“We felt that not only did education for First Nations have to be brought up to standard, but that it was important that it be education that they control.”
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.
“I believe that building our nation’s high speed internet is as important as building our roads, and has the power to be as transformational as the national electric grid was in the 19th century. “
Hon. Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, joins Alex Paterson in the Canada 2020 studio to discuss the challenges and opportunities of improved connectivity infrastructure across the country. Listen to hear Minister Jordan take questions from the live studio audience about what is being done in rural parts of Canada to improve connectivity, and why it’s so important for the economy.
“We need to not necessarily cast the Caster Semenya story as a human rights issues in line with our much greater consciousness and open thinking about gender differences, we need to think about it as a competitive issue. “
Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s, and David Reevely of the Canadian Press. The three discuss: the ongoing canola crisis in Canada and trade tensions with China, spring flooding relief and municipal infrastructure dilemmas, and the Caster Semenya court ruling and the implications for female athletics.
“People want to know what is being talked about at the kitchen tables in farm houses across Western Canada…it’s this.”
Kelsey Johnson, agriculture reporter at iPolitics joins Sarah Turnbull to talk about the significance of canola production in Canada and why the industry is facing major uncertainties due to a “scientific-based disagreement” with China.
“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 May 3rd, the two talk about the state of Canadian journalism, what challenges journalists are facing, and what it means to achieve a free press.
“What that result does do for the Greens is perhaps start to, in other parts of the country, legitimize the party. It always seemed like a throw away vote…now it’s starting to seem, at least in some isolated places, a vote that could actually matter and get you and MP. “
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.