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Full Comment is Canada’s podcast for compelling interviews, controversial opinions and fascinating discussions. Published by Postmedia, new episodes are released each Monday.

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Full Comment is Canada’s podcast for compelling interviews, controversial opinions and fascinating discussions. Published by Postmedia, new episodes are released each Monday.

    The truth in Xi's 'very naive' insult to Trudeau

    The truth in Xi's 'very naive' insult to Trudeau

    Agents of Beijing are reportedly meddling in our elections. Chinese spies have been caught infiltrating our institutions. China runs police stations on Canadian soil. When Chinese President Xi Jinping insulted Canada's prime minister recently, calling Justin Trudeau "very naive," he wasn't kidding, as Charles Burton, a long-time China scholar who served at Canada's embassy in Beijing, discusses with guest host Jackson Doughart. Xi will keep exhibiting his dominance over a Canadian government that has allowed itself to get played again and again by Beijing, explains Burton. But the Liberals might finally be ready to abandon their credulous China policy, if only because they have no choice. (Recorded November 24, 2022)

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    • 50 min
    Black people can be racist, after all. (Antisemitic, too.)

    Black people can be racist, after all. (Antisemitic, too.)

    Kanye West’s bigoted comments about Jews cost him his branding deal with Adidas. Kyrie Irving was suspended from the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets for promoting antisemitic conspiracies. No one should be surprised that Black celebrities are susceptible to spouting stupid, racist stuff, says Wilfred Reilly, author of the race-myth-busting book Taboo: 10 Facts You Can't Talk About. Reilly, a political science professor at Kentucky State University, joins guest host Jamil Jivani this week to discuss the bigotry that still thrives in parts of the Black community, why we avoid talking about it, and the effort to cover it up with inane claims that Black people can’t be racist. (Recorded November 9, 2022)
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    • 49 min
    Why Trump’s ‘new right’ politics are still a force

    Why Trump’s ‘new right’ politics are still a force

    The U.S. midterm elections didn’t deliver Republicans the “red wave” they expected. As easy as it is to blame Donald Trump, the reality of today’s American politics is more complicated, as Jai Chabria, a senior adviser to the successful Trump-backed Ohio Senate campaign of J. D. Vance, discusses with guest host Jamil Jivani this week. Although he’s not a Trump supporter himself, Chabria explains what he thinks some Republicans misunderstand about American voters, why Trump’s brand of politics can still win, and why he thinks Trump remains the prohibitive favourite for becoming the GOP’s presidential nominee for 2024. (Recorded November 9, 2022)
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    • 46 min
    A weaker Biden can be better for Canada

    A weaker Biden can be better for Canada

    The U.S. midterm elections on November 8 have consequences for Canadians. An end to Democratic control of Congress could push President Joe Biden toward more Canada-friendly policies on oil and alliances, as Christopher Sands discusses with guest host Adrienne Batra. Sands, the director of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute in Washington, D.C., explains how recent American ambivalence to energy security and asserting western power has impacted Canada’s foreign policy. And why younger U.S. voters, who now outnumber baby boomers, are starting to demand more realism from Washington. (Recorded October 26, 2022)
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    • 44 min
    The Emergencies Act inquiry exposes a broken system

    The Emergencies Act inquiry exposes a broken system

    Evidence at the inquiry into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act against this year’s Freedom Convoy in Ottawa has revealed that police and officials were unprepared and adrift. Politicians had left police ‘holding the bag,’ without resources and tools needed to deal with the protest, as Christian Leuprecht discusses in this week’s episode with guest host Adrienne Batra. Leuprecht, professor and author of Public Security in Federal Polities, explains why Canada’s policing system is poorly suited for a new era of mass public protest, and why Canadians will need real leadership to fix it. (Recorded October 26, 2022)
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    • 37 min
    How central bankers broke the economy

    How central bankers broke the economy

    Make no mistake: out-of-control inflation in the U.S. and Canada is the consequence of a radical experiment by the Bank of Canada and the U.S. Federal Reserve. The unfairness it has created for younger generations and the middle class has been devastating. Meanwhile, the wealthy have thrived, as guest host Sabrina Maddeaux discusses with Christopher Leonard, author of the recent bestseller The Lords of Easy Money. The economic and political consequences are roiling North America even as central bankers refuse to take responsibility. As Leonard explains, undoing the immense damage will be difficult and terribly painful. (Recorded October 12, 2022)
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

Dextrose100 ,

Excellent

Would expect nothing less than excellence in intellect from Anthony Furey.

largeboatingfan ,

Freedom convoy episode was a waste

They couldn’t find a more reasonable guest than a pro globalist professor from queens.

Malken15 ,

Touches the topics others won’t

Insightful and provocative. Great stuff.

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