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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.

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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.

    How to lose an Auditor General in 10 Days

    How to lose an Auditor General in 10 Days

    Alexi, Alvin, Chris and Sam talk about the wild week in Ontario Politics that we just had, including the government's response to the AG report on COVID, UberEats charges, performance based funding in higher education, and even some Charles McVety talk! Kory Preston joins to talk to us about the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing. 

    • 56 min
    OSAP & Chill

    OSAP & Chill

    Trapped in our homes once again, Alexi, Sam, and Chris reflect briefly on the lockdown and Mister Lecce's semi-public musing about temporarily closing schools. Later, they DIVE into Dive student aid - a story about the transformation of OSAP that Sam helped to create starring Deb Matthews, Sheldon Levy, Kathleen Wynne, Alex Usher, and many, many more. 

    • 49 min
    Covidiot Wind

    Covidiot Wind

    Chris, Alvin, Alexi and Garima vent about the new provincial COVID modelling, try to take apart what it is that brought us to this point, and where we could go from here. MPP Lucille Collard joins the pod to talk about issues facing Eastern Ontario.  

    • 53 min
    Uh, there was a budget last week?

    Uh, there was a budget last week?

    This week we are back to reality! Julia Drydyk joins from the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking to talk about the effectiveness of the government's work on this important file. We also take you through the 2020 Ontario Budget, or Doug Ford's big expensive gift to big business. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Ontario Loud US Election UnSpecial

    The Ontario Loud US Election UnSpecial

    Your nerves are frayed. You're watching the hours tick by. You're refreshing 538 a few times an hour. It's a big day. So we're promising a light dive into the potential impacts of the election in Ontario, a reflection on how we can strengthen our democracy here at home, and a mini Ontario Loud book club sesh. 

    • 35 min
    Meet the New Ford, Same as the Old Ford

    Meet the New Ford, Same as the Old Ford

    Dr. Shiri Pasternak joins the pod to talk about the history and structures behind land theft from indigenous people in Ontario and across the country. Alexi, Alvin, and Chris talk about Doug Ford's seeming return to his old self, overturning municipal democracy, protecting big business, and rewarding social conservatives. 

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

KaCaMcD ,

Good guests, humor, and topics

A great way for someone in alberta like me to get the downlow in ontario politics. Funny ppl, wide range of topics, good guests

cheneygs ,

Great new format

New format works. Like the front end discussion and back end deeper dive. Thanks for helping with the move in to the fall season. Looking forward the the next pod dropping.

Harman Mac ,

Fantastic

Fantastic pod. I just wish the episodes were longer

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