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Produced at the Canada 2020 Studios in Ottawa, the 2020 Network serves up new shows each week that dig deep into the big ideas shifting and shaping the political conversation in Canada. Home to shows like "Wonk With Mike", "Explain Like I'm Five", "/Thread" and more, the 2020 Network is for the #cdnpoli nerd in us all. Subscribe today.

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Produced at the Canada 2020 Studios in Ottawa, the 2020 Network serves up new shows each week that dig deep into the big ideas shifting and shaping the political conversation in Canada. Home to shows like "Wonk With Mike", "Explain Like I'm Five", "/Thread" and more, the 2020 Network is for the #cdnpoli nerd in us all. Subscribe today.

    Introducing the 2020 Network

    Introducing the 2020 Network

    Mike Moffat and Alex Paterson introduce The 2020 Network, presented by Interac. The 2020 Network is a new podcast channel for all things Canadian politics, policy and national affairs. Produced at the Canada 2020 Studios in Ottawa, the 2020 Network serves up new shows each week that dig deep into the big ideas shifting and shaping the political conversation in Canada. Home to shows like "Wonk With Mike", "Explain Like I'm Five", "/Thread" and more, the 2020 Network is for the #cdnpoli nerd in us all. This is the next step in the evolution of our podcast channel. Subscribe today.

    Open To Debate #11: Can Canada defend itself against foreign threats?

    Open To Debate #11: Can Canada defend itself against foreign threats?

    Canada’s national defence regime has long been bound up with the United States and our allies. For years, along with our partner states, we have been under various threats from the Cold War to terrorism and beyond. Most recently, challenges from Russia and China have become particularly significant while questions surround the future of American hegemony and the NATO alliance. That leaves us to ask:
    Can Canada defend itself against foreign threats?
    On episode 11 of Open to Debate, David Moscrop talks about the present and future of Canadian national defence with Richard Fadden, a retired civil servant who held a number of distinguished positions in the federal government, including Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Deputy Minister of National Defence, Director of the Canadian Intelligence Security Service, and National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada.

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    2020 Live: Progress Towards an Independent Senate

    2020 Live: Progress Towards an Independent Senate

    To help map out the path ahead, Canada 2020 welcomed back to our studio Senators Raymonde Saint-Germain and Yuen Pau Woo, facilitators of the ISG, to continue the discussion on progress towards Senate independence, what it means for our parliamentary democracy, and how it will function differently with Canada’s new minority government.

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    Open To Debate #10: Does Canada need a Monarchy?

    Open To Debate #10: Does Canada need a Monarchy?

    The Royal Family is once again front and centre in the news, this time thanks to two of its most prominent members, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, stepping back from their official duties. Whenever the royals take centre stage, the country is plunged headlong into a familiar debate:
    Does Canada need the monarchy?
    On episode 10 of Open to Debate, David Moscrop talks with Dale Smith, a freelance journalist in the Parliamentary Press Gallery, author of The Unbroken Machine, and contributor of the upcoming book Royal Progress: Canada's Monarchy in an Age of Disruption, about the monarchy and its role in Canada’s past, present, and future.

    • 39 min
    Open to Debate #9: What is the future of conservatism in Canada?

    Open to Debate #9: What is the future of conservatism in Canada?

    In June of this year, the Conservative Party of Canada will choose a new leader. Its last leadership race, in the spring of 2017, highlighted competing visions of conservatism within the party springing from different values, priorities, and approaches among the country’s conservatives. What is the future of conservatism in Canada? On episode 9 of Open to Debate, David Moscrop talks with Kate Harrison, Vice-President at Summa Strategies, about the directions that the Conservative Party, and the conservative movement, might take.

    • 44 min
    2020 Live #22: The Herle Burly Podcast

    2020 Live #22: The Herle Burly Podcast

    On December 16th, 2019, Canada 2020 hosted a LIVE event featuring the wildly entertaining and informative Canadian public affairs podcast: The Herle Burly. The Herle Burly podcast is an insightful, fast-paced show offering an insider’s peek behind the curtain of Canadian politics. Back-room strategist and pollster, David Herle was joined on this LIVE showing of the Herle Burly Podcast by conservative strategist Jenni Byrne and political commentator and media expert, Scott Reid. Tune in for an uncut and uncensored conversation with some of Canada’s most experienced politicos.

    • 59 min

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