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Jamie Schmale started his career covering news, municipal politics, and sports on FM Radio. Now, after entering politics he takes his seat behind the mic as host of Canada’s Conservative Podcast. Sit down with us and our host as we unpack Canada’s hottest topics, current events and discuss policy on the Blueprint.
 
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Left Turn, Canada

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Left Turn, Canada

Andy Borkowski & Christo Aivalis

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A new Canadian Politics podcast hosted by Christo Aivalis and Andy Borkowski. This weekly show aims to bring a left perspective to Canadian politics, media, economics, and culture that is far too lacking within mainstream print, audio, and visual media. Christo and Andy bring years of experience in both traditional and new media. Combining these experiences, along with a shared disdain with Canada’s capitalist status quo, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone who wants a Canada based on j ...
 
In this era of knee-jerk partisanship and decision-based evidence making, the currency of actual ideas has become sadly devalued in Canadian politics. Veteran broadcaster Jo-Ann Roberts is changing all that with People, Politics and Planet, a wide-ranging audio journey through some fascinating political terrain where you’ll meet some of the country’s most thought-provoking policy innovators. Sure, they mostly lean towards Green – but, as Jo-Ann finds out, that’s where the all interesting stu ...
 
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CPAC Today in Politics

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CPAC Today in Politics

Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)

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CPAC Today in Politics starts each weekday in Canadian politics with the latest news headlines, a summary of topical opinions from columnists, editorialists and pundits and a preview of the day’s events and activities. Hosted by veteran writer and broadcaster Mark Sutcliffe, CPAC Today in Politics provides you with the information you need to understand what’s driving public policy and political decision-making and tells you what to watch for in the day ahead. A broadcaster, writer and entre ...
 
Two Canadian podcasters, Taylor and Matthew, discuss shenanigans and hijinks in Canadian politics. We also talk about high-profile Canadians, and criticize them from a leftist perspective. Whether you're a toiling MP in a rural riding, or riding high in the Red Chamber—watch out! We will probably make fun of you.
 
Most readers of Stephen Leacock's works are familiar with his witty and humorous writings, but few may be aware that he was also a gifted teacher, political ideologue, economist and fiction writer. Though he wrote six books on Canadian history, none of them attained the status of a standard text on the subject and were regarded more as opinion pieces without much academic foundation. Yet, the Chronicles of Canada series by Stephen Leacock remains an interesting and entertaining read. In this ...
 
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The Prime Minister says Canada may need to do more in response to the Omicron variant; A request from South Africa’s envoy in Ottawa that Canada support a waiver on patent protections for COVID vaccines; And the opposition continues to hammer the government on housing prices.Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)
 
The summit comes after a five-year hiatus spanning the Trump administration. Despite the nations' strong relationship, disagreements over sensitive political issues have sometimes led to heightened tensions. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and international correspondent Carrie Kahn. Co…
 
An NPR analysis finds that people living in counties which strongly supported Donald Trump in the 2020 election could be three times more likely to die of coronavirus than those in counties which strongly supported Joe Biden. That difference appears to be driven by partisan differences in vaccination rates, as vaccine conspiracies spread among far-…
 
Confusion continues to surround the government's travel rules in the face of the Omicron variant; Opposition MPs get ready to grill Chrystia Freeland; And Maxime Bernier gets 96% approval from his own party.Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)
 
Congress passed a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown, but they only punted and they still have a long list of things to do before the end of the year. Plus, there's a lot of talk about Vice President Harris and Transportation Secretary Buttigieg. Will they or won't they run for president in 2024? This episode: White House corres…
 
The Finance Minister will present an economic update in less than 2 weeks; New pandemic travel measures leave Canadian travellers confused; And the US changes its requirements for COVID testing for visitors.Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)
 
The Supreme Court heard arguments for a case that challenges the foundation of Roe v. Wade, the decision that originally made abortion legal. In their questioning, the conservative justices seemed primed to overturn the fifty year old precedent. That decision would radically change abortion access in the United States. This episode: political corre…
 
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in one of the highest profile cases of the term. The question is whether Mississippi’s law banning most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy is constitutional. Senior writer and legal reporter Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux discusses how the Justices approached the question and what Americans think about…
 
MPs unanimously vote in favour of a fast-tracked bill banning conversion therapy; A supply of vaccine boosters will be available if experts call for it; The opposition continues its calls for a plan to fight inflation; And the interim leader of the Green Party outlines goals for the party’s future.Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)
 
Congressional districts are redrawn every ten years by state legislatures. In theory it is so populations are accurately represented when voting, but partisan gerrymandering means when you look at the map you'll probably see some really wonky shapes. We look at two states, Texas and Georgia, where redistricting will have major consequences for poli…
 
Justin Trudeau’s government continues to leave Canadians behind and refuses to take Canada’s economy seriously. The economic impact of the Liberal-NDP coalition signals what is to come and paints a grim reminder for those who are already struggling with the inflation crisis. While Conservatives returned to the House of Commons to focus on real issu…
 
Not to be overly dramatic... This week! We talk about The new Green party interim leader, Justin Trudeau blocking vaccines for the developing world, and Jagmeet Singh and the NDP still failing Indigenous people.Andy Borkowski & Christo Aivalis
 
Congress and, in particular, congressional Democrats have a long to-do list before the end of the year. But inter- and intra-party disputes threaten any kind of action. So what are the disagreements, and when push comes to shove can they get the job done? This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Deirdre Wals…
 
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about police violence in Quebec City, Hamilton and Wet'suwet'en and ask what it will take for people to demand and end to policing. Plus, they talk COVID variants and a peculiar CBC report. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The government faces more questions about pandemic travel restrictions; As the Omicron variant spreads, how is Canada contributing to global vaccination efforts?; A date is set for an apology to victims of sexual misconduct in the military.Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)
 
A new Covid-19 variant called Omicron is spreading throughout the world and public health officials are worried about its transmissibility. President Biden addressed the nation saying, "this variant is a cause for concern — not a cause for panic." But the variant is reigniting anxieties about the pandemic. This episode: White House Correspondent Ta…
 
Canada makes moves to try to limit the spread of the latest COVID variant; The federal and BC governments face the catastrophic flooding together; And the new chief of the defence staff talks about the challenges he’s facing.Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)
 
In order to resist a congressional investigation into the January 6th insurrection, former President Trump and his associates are claiming executive privilege. They say the communication between a president and his advisers should remain confidential. Congress says it wants to get to the bottom of what the president knew. So where does executive pr…
 
In a week that has seen Thirty-one people drown after a refugee boat capsizes in the English Channel, we ask has Boris reached his low point? Has the last week proved that the US Justice system is blind to race and ideology with the verdicts for Ahmaud Arbery and Kyle Rittenhouse cases? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Chrystia Freeland says Canada may retaliate against U.S. softwood lumber duty rates; General Wayne Eyre is appointed as the permanent chief of the defence staff; And the Environment commissioner’s report says Canada “has become the worst performer of all G7 nations” on climate change.Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)
 
Cokie Roberts was one of NPR's "Founding Mothers," a pioneering journalist whose career blazed a trail for generations of women at the network. NPR's Tamara Keith and Nina Totenberg talk to Cokie's husband Steve Roberts about the ways in which she was also a role model in her personal life. Steve Roberts new book about his wife is Cokie: A Life Wel…
 
The latest federal aid package proposes targeted support to business and workers affected by pandemic closures; Conservative MPs oppose a government proposal to return to a hybrid format in the House of Commons; And MPs hold an emergency debate on the flooding crisis in British Columbia.Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)
 
Though it has grown more popular with time, the Affordable Care Act was widely disliked by the public in 2010 and cost Democrats dearly in the midterms. Democrats failed to successfully explain the legislation's benefits in the face of Republican attacks. Could Biden's infrastructure plan and, should it pass, social programs bill face the same fate…
 
The Liberals put forward their vision for rebuilding Canada, as the country makes its way out of the pandemic; Will the priorities outlined in the Speech from the Throne be enough to get support from opposition parties?; And the Conservatives move forward with their challenge of the ruling that imposed the vaccine mandate in the House of Commons.…
 
Big Show today! We talk about Jagmeet Singh's silence on John Horgan and the BC NDP's assault on the Wet'suwet'en land defenders at the hands of the RCMP, and what this says for the Federal NDP's role in Canadian left politics. To support the land defenders give here https://go.rallyup.com/wetsuwetenstrong/Campaign/Details…
 
More than 100,000 people died from a drug overdose in the 12-month period beginning April 2020. Despite a growing consensus that recognizes addiction as a public health problem, many effective interventions like safe consumption sites and needle exchanges are politically unpopular and legally complex. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara …
 
Justin Trudeau’s insistence on ignoring public health experts when developing common sense and coherent policies has done nothing to alleviate the impacts on Canada’s tourism and border communities. Canada’s Conservatives continue to call on the Liberal government to remove the current pre-departure PCR testing requirements for fully vaccinated tra…
 
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about British Columbia: from fires to floods, from RCMP to a lack of climate action. Plus, they talk about Iqaluit activists fighting for suicide prevention measures and the COVID-19 vaccine for kids. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
A new Parliament begins with today’s Speech from the Throne; The NDP says it’s having ongoing discussions about fast-tracking legislation; And questions remain about vaccination numbers in the Conservative caucus.Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)
 
The crew discusses what the future of the Build Back Better bill might look like in the Senate and why the provisions in the bill are more popular than the bill itself. They also check in on where the redistricting process stands around the country and ask what the two parties should be thankful for this Thanksgiving.…
 
COVID-19 case numbers are once again rising in the United States ahead of the holiday season, but the country is in a much different place than it was this time last year. Fifty-nine percent of the country is now fully-vaccinated, and tests are widely available. Mandates, including one that took effect today for federal workers, are expected to spu…
 
After almost six months, Parliament resumes today; With some Conservative MPs unvaccinated, will the House of Commons have hybrid sittings or meet only in person?; And what will be the dynamics of this minority parliament?Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)
 
What has happened to Peterborough’s City Council over the past 4 years? What narrative could explain how we went from the top-down approach of the Bennett years to the optimism of a new, “progressive” council in 2018 to the apparent dissolution of the current season? Of course, there are many narratives that could take us from then to now. This had…
 
The two-trillion dollar package still needs to pass the Senate, where it is expected to undergo extensive changes. Also, a look at what issues are dominating campaigns in a central Virginia swing district. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, congressional producer Barba…
 
Today we are joined by Steve O'Neil in London, Paul Dudderidge in LA and Mike Holden in Burnley England. In a week that has seen the England team put 10 goals past San Marino? Can No 10 move on from the sleaze row? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Justin Trudeau and Joe Biden meet as Canada fights a proposed tax incentive that would apply to American-made electric vehicles; Approval is expected today for Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for children; And the federal government says it will help British Columbia rebuild after disastrous flooding.Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)
 
Nate Silver is back from his book research/poker trip to Las Vegas, and in this installment, he sits down with Galen Druke to answer listener questions and talk about what he learned on the strip.FiveThirtyEight, 538, ABC News, Nate Silver
 
The Prime Minister brings Canada’s concerns about protectionist policies to the U.S. president today; Erin O’Toole warns MPs that they risk the same fate as Denise Batters if they challenge his leadership; And reports emerge that the government will drop the PCR test requirement for fully-vaccinated Canadians taking short trips abroad.…
 
Democrats say they will prioritize sustained outreach to communities of color and clear messages about how they think they have improved people's lives. But, if history is any guide, there is plenty of reason for skepticism. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, political correspondent Juana Summers, and congressional correspondent K…
 
As businesses suffer from major supply chain interruptions, the Liberal government continues to ignore this serious issue. With inflation at its highest in almost 20 years, and Canadians facing a rapidly increasing cost of living from gas prices to grocery bills, it is clear that Canadians deserve better than Justin Trudeau’s policy of higher taxes…
 
Senator Denise Batters is kicked out of the Conservative Caucus; How will the government approach protectionist measures when the Prime Minister meets with the U.S. President this week?; And Moderna submits an application to Health Canada to approve its COVID-19 vaccine for children.Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)
 
President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met for a video summit this week. Both governments lauded the call as productive, but the economic and human rights issues driving tension between the two great powers are likely to persist for years. This episode: White House corrspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and Chin…
 
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the limits of vaccine mandates, and ask why politicians have not been forced to explain what happens when every Canadian who is willing to be vaccinated, is vaccinated. Plus -- we remind listeners that Iqaluit still does not have drinking water. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Erin O’Toole faces a revolt inside his party as a Conservative senator launches a petition for a leadership review; Jason Kenney faces the possibility of a leadership review earlier than expected; And Kenney accuses the Prime Minister of playing favourites when it comes to child care deals with the provinces.…
 
We speak with the director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, Patrick Murray, who wrote an article titled “‘I blew it.’ Maybe it’s time to get rid of election polls.” We also look at the future of inflation with economist Kenneth Rogoff.FiveThirtyEight, 538, ABC News, Nate Silver
 
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