21 episodes

David McKie of Canada's National Observer takes a deep dive into the issues you look to politicians to act on - the environment - health care - education - disinformation - political discourse. He talks to the experts and puts politicians on the spot.
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Hot Politics‪!‬ National Observer

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

David McKie of Canada's National Observer takes a deep dive into the issues you look to politicians to act on - the environment - health care - education - disinformation - political discourse. He talks to the experts and puts politicians on the spot.
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    Performance Politcis (Summer rerun)

    Performance Politcis (Summer rerun)

    To wrap up the first season of Hot Politics, host David McKie's guest is no other than Canada's National Observer's columnist and sister podcast Maxed Out's host, Max Fawcett.
    Recent days have witnessed politicians recognizing partisanship. Former leader of the Conservative Party Erin O'Toole and former Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney both delivered speeches about divisiveness and nastiness, particularly on social media.
    Max joins David to discuss how the divide is not just hurting the public perception of politicians but democracy itself.

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    • 30 min
    Special Episode: Protecting Haida Gwaii

    Special Episode: Protecting Haida Gwaii

    Haida Gwaii is a stretch of islands teeming with life just off the coast of British Columbia. The land, its skies, and the bodies of water around it have been protected for thousands of years by local Haida guardians. Protecting Haida Gwaii is a story about a First Nation that continues the fight for its rights, despite having inhabited the territory for thousands of years.
     
    Read more about Haida Gwaii at Canada’s National Observer.
     
    Written by Brandi Morin
    Edited by Zahra Khozema
    Cover art by Ata Ojai

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    • 36 min
    Seabed mining: The next frontier or the next disaster? (Summer rerun)

    Seabed mining: The next frontier or the next disaster? (Summer rerun)

    Harvesting critical minerals from the ocean bottom — five kilometers below the surface — is the newest frontier. The minerals found in rocks on the ocean floor are the lifeblood of solar, wind and electric batteries. But what do we know about the ocean bottom? Does anything live there? David McKie explores the issues around seabed mining. How important is it to the efforts to stop using fossil fuels? Can it be done without damaging the seabed? And with companies ready to start harvesting, do we know enough about the risks to the underwater ecosystem?
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    • 46 min
    David Suzuki Calls Out B******t (Summer rerun)

    David Suzuki Calls Out B******t (Summer rerun)

    There aren't many people in Canada unfamiliar with the name David Suzuki. The outspoken environmentalist and passionate educator is best known for hosting CBC's The Nature of Things. At the age of 87, he's still angry and calling on people to be better.
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    • 25 min
    An Update on Fighting for Green

    An Update on Fighting for Green

    Ontario's Greenbelt has been protected for more than 20 years. It includes some of the best farmland in Canada, and both Conservative and Liberal governments have worked hard to make it an environmental treasure. Now it seems, none of that matters. Premier Doug Ford has decided that developing the Greenbelt is key to the housing crisis and is even giving developers a tax break. We hear from municipalities who are not just upset about the environmental destruction, but angry that the tax break to developers could result in higher property taxes.
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    • 49 min
    Performance Politics

    Performance Politics

    To wrap up the first season of Hot Politics, host David McKie's guest is no other than Canada's National Observer's columnist and sister podcast Maxed Out's host, Max Fawcett.
    Recent days have witnessed politicians recognizing partisanship. Former leader of the Conservative Party Erin O'Toole and former Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney both delivered speeches about divisiveness and nastiness, particularly on social media.
    Max joins David to discuss how the divide is not just hurting the public perception of politicians but democracy itself.

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Goldenrguy ,

Great pod

Such a refreshing look at todays issues! Going to listen to the whole season and looking forward to next!

Andrew Eisenberg ,

Great topics, but the sound quality needs work

I’m loving the topics and the guests of this podcast so far. The discussions are deep and interesting. But I do hope the host can get a better microphone.

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