The 2020 Network, presented by Interac, is a single-subscribe podcast channel home to multiple shows dedicated to the #cdnpoli nerd in us all. The network features smart, curious, and entertaining conversations that go deeper than the headlines. Produced in-house at the Canada 2020 studios.
Open to Debate: Election Special: What are the policy priorities of Canada’s political parties?
Canada’s 44th general election is underway. On September 20th, electors will return the members of Parliament who will decide who governs the country. When casting a ballot, however, voters typically think of political parties and their leaders. So, we ask: What are the policy priorities of Canada’s political parties?
On this episode of Open to Debate, David Moscrop talks with candidates from three of the country’s major political parties: Angella MacEwen of the New Democratic Party, Annamie Paul, leader of the Green Party, and Nathaniel Erskine-Smith of the Liberal Party. The Conservative Party was invited to participate but declined.
The interviews for this episode were recorded at different times and on different dates, beginning with the NDP, followed by the Green Party, and, finally, the Liberal Party. Changes during the writ period after recording will not be reflected in the interviews.
@Risk: The Kids Are Not Alright
It’s back to school time for children across Canada but don’t let all the social media posts of kids with smiles and backpacks fool you into thinking that the kids are alright.
For our season opener of the @Risk podcast, host Jodi Butts speaks with Sara Austin, world class champion for children and the Founder and CEO of Children First Canada, about why Canada is year over year a worse place for kids to grow up and what we can do to change that.
Open to Debate: What’s the state of Canada’s courts? With Beverly McLachlin
Let’s start with a little celebration: This is the 50th episode of Open to Debate! Thanks to each and every one of you for listening. We look forward to many episodes to come.
For this milestone moment, we are excited to welcome a special guest to help us navigate the question: What is the state of Canada’s courts? Plus, as a bonus, we get into the topic of...thriller novels and the virtues of Stephen King.
On this episode of Open to Debate, David Moscrop talks with the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, jurist, former and longest-serving Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, and author of three books, including the upcoming thriller Denial.
@Risk: Preparing for More than the Next Pandemic
Dan Gardner is the New York Times best-selling author of books about psychology and decision-making.
On the final episode of Season 1 of @ Risk, host Jodi Butts speaks with Dan Gardner to discuss whether preparing for the full array of low-probability high-consequence events is as important as preparing for another pandemic?
Open to Debate: What’s the case for employee-owned businesses?
The free market is notorious for its contradictions and inequities. Competition tends towards monopoly. Owners accrue capital at the top but extract it from labour at the bottom. Large enterprises enter, disrupt, and even decimate communities, often leaving workers holding the bag, worse off than they were before.
It doesn’t have to be this way. There are alternative economic systems to capitalism; there are also alternative market arrangements within capitalism--or something like it. One such model sees workers as the owners and beneficiaries of enterprise. So, we ask: What’s the case for employee-owned businesses?
On this episode of Open to Debate, David Moscrop talks with Jon Shell, managing director and partner of Social Capital Partners.
@Risk: Always in Fashion with Jeanne Beker
On this episode of @Risk, journalist, fashion entrepreneur, Canada Walk of Fame and Order of Canada inductee, Jeanne Beker speaks with host, Jodi Butts, about the future of fashion, staying relevant and aging in style.
Love The 2020 Network! They produce the best content. Always interesting, and I always learn something new.
No Second Chances got me hooked!
Learned about Canada 2020 from listening to the No Second Chances podcast with host Kate Graham. Great listening!
Kind of disappointed the host didn’t ask more in-depth questions in response to some of the information handed out by the guest. Too one sided for me.