50 episodes

Political Traction takes you behind the scenes for an insider’s look at what’s really going on when it comes to the country’s biggest political stories. Each Friday, host Amanda Galbraith sits down with an insider – from politicians to journalists, diplomats to political strategists – to guide listeners through the backroom machinations shaping the news cycle. Political Traction is powered by Navigator, Canada’s leading high-stakes public affairs firm.

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    • 4.3, 63 Ratings

Political Traction takes you behind the scenes for an insider’s look at what’s really going on when it comes to the country’s biggest political stories. Each Friday, host Amanda Galbraith sits down with an insider – from politicians to journalists, diplomats to political strategists – to guide listeners through the backroom machinations shaping the news cycle. Political Traction is powered by Navigator, Canada’s leading high-stakes public affairs firm.

    Season 6 Finale

    Season 6 Finale

    This week, on Political Traction’s season finale, host Amanda and Navigator’s Managing Principal and friend of the podcast Mike Van Soelen unpack the tumultuous year 2020 has been so far, and make predictions for what the rest of the year will bring. From Brexit and railway blockades, to the coronavirus and killer hornets, this year has been a nonstop sprint. The two will also discuss the political leaders who have risen to the occasion, and those who have fallen short.

     

    • 30 min
    Blackout

    Blackout

    This week on the “Blackout” edition of Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith speaks with Andria Barrett, President of the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, and what can be done to support the black business community. You can learn more about the CBCC by visiting www.blackchamber.ca

    • 24 min
    Save our Cities

    Save our Cities

    This week on the “Save our Cities” edition of Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith speaks with Toronto Beaches-East York City Councillor Brad Bradford to unpack the role of municipal planners when pandemics hit, and discuss what cities can do to prepare for unprecedented changes to urban life, including physical distancing circles and bike lanes.

    • 24 min
    We’re Just Not That Into You

    We’re Just Not That Into You

    This week on the “We’re Just Not That Into You” edition of Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith sits down with Queen’s University Professor Jonathan Rose to discuss the trials and tribulations of our former politicians in their political afterlives. Then, the two go head to head in our rapid fire round on Biden’s running mate, Netflix watch lists and the best place to grab a drink in Kingston.

    • 22 min
    Stocked and Loaded

    Stocked and Loaded

    This week on the “Stocked and Loaded” edition of Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith sits down with her good friend and political reporter Marieke Walsh to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic stockpile, or lack thereof. Then, the two will offer their thoughts on the May long weekend, Premier Ford’s cherry cheesecake and Canada’s Drag Race.

    • 25 min
    The Race For Second Place

    The Race For Second Place

    This week on the “Race for Second Place” edition of Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith sits down with her good friend and fellow Conservative strategist Jenni Byrne to unpack the federal Conservative leadership race and where it could go from here in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, the two will offer their thoughts on Tik Tok, Premier Ford’s tripi to the cottage and Trudeau’s flow.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

PoliticoTO ,

Rapid fire!

The new rapid fire section is fantastic! Love to hear the personalities of the guests beyond the regular interview!

1torio ,

Refreshing

It’s so nice to hear such a realistic look at CANADIAN politics from people who are in the know.

Deb456791 ,

Used to be about Can politics

Now it is just a cheerleading session for conservatives.

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