27 episodes

Covering Alberta and Canadian politics, current events, policy, and news. Hosted by Robbie Kreger-Smith and Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean

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Covering Alberta and Canadian politics, current events, policy, and news. Hosted by Robbie Kreger-Smith and Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean

    Ep23 - The Hangover is Real

    Ep23 - The Hangover is Real

    • 52 min
    Ep22 - Electile Dysfunction

    Ep22 - Electile Dysfunction

    No, we didn't die, it just felt that way with this election campaign. We're back again with our highlights, lowlights, and a prediction of the outcomes and tricks and treats we can expect from the election today. 

    • 35 min
    Ep21 - (Bill) 21 May be Legal... But it's a Gamble

    Ep21 - (Bill) 21 May be Legal... But it's a Gamble

    Deirdre and Robbie are joined by lawyers Ishat Reza and Humera Jabir to discuss Quebec's Bill 21 - the so-called "religious symbols" bill that restricts the wearing of religious symbols in Quebec's public sector.

    • 51 min
    Ep20 - Burn it to the Ground

    Ep20 - Burn it to the Ground

    A cabal of stale, pale, and male journalists share their thoughts on politics in Canada. Some hits, some miss, all entertaining. We look at the collection of five op-eds from the last week of August. 

    • 33 min
    Ep19 - You've Got It... The Right Stuff

    Ep19 - You've Got It... The Right Stuff

    The UCP Government has been using "expert" panels galore to inform some of its more contentious policy decisions. We dig into the details of why.

    • 43 min
    Ep18 - Born This Way

    Ep18 - Born This Way

    Robbie & Deirdre discuss the topic of conversion therapy which has been making news at all three levels of government recently. We discuss what the practice is, how it affects people, where it is being practiced, and why it's newsworthy, as well as responses by the federal, provincial, and municipal governments.

    • 50 min

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