Former political staffers Sam Andrey, Chris Martin, Alvin Tedjo, Garima Talwar-Kapoor and Alexi White used to give advice to Ontario cabinet ministers. Join them for a regular, open, and frank discussion on the policy and strategy behind current political events in Ontario.
Election Night 2021
We're back baby! Temporarily! Recording an election night pod is just so damn fun that we put one together to talk about the new Liberal Minority government, despite the fact that we will continue to be on break for just a little bit longer while our hosts get their lives together to be able to do this again.
Pod's. Out. For. Summer!
You all sent us so many questions to answer in our END OF SEASON MAILBAG! We talk about catholic schools, electoral reform, ranked ballots, Kyky's Kookies, affordable housing, civility in politics, and so, so much more. Thank you to all of you for a wonderful season, and we will see you in the Fall.
Ford quietly shuts down prison oversight
We took a bit of a breather this week, but Chris did sit down with Rebecca Jesseman, former chair of the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre Community Advisory Board (CAB), which was a community-led oversight body that had access to the facility and recommended ways to improve conditions. Naturally this was unacceptable to the Ford government. Sigh.
A very badly made cabinet
Sam, Chris, Alvin and Garima dive into all the politics that are underway as we head into summer. Between cabinet shuffles, election platform planks and new attack ads, it's clear Ontario's political parties are gearing up to take the fight to the streets in Hot Vax Summer.
Notwithstanding this government... amirite?
While most Ontarians were out enjoying nice weather and the company of other humans, Doug Ford recalled the legislature to pass a bill to make more favourable campaign conditions for himself. Sigh. We also talk racism in the OPS, Maxine Bernier, floor crossings, and more. Big week. Big pod.
We have to talk about Arthur
We talk about the pending cabinet shuffle, Doug Ford's negotiations over school closures with a child, pride, and so much more.
Not a big fan of the name but I am a fan of the content and their earnestness 😌Great to hear their take on today’s stories and getting into the weeds. Keep bringing the experts - I love to learn.
Love the podcast!
It’s great to have a podcast like this focused on Ontario.
Keep up the good work!
Great podcast..for someone who doesn’t enjoy politics this podcast is funny, witty, and insightful! Great topics and easy to listen to while on the go!