The 905er is a news, politics and discussion podcast for the GTHA region focusing on the region outside central Toronto where 4 million people live, but where news coverage and discussion hardly exists. Presented by Roland Tanner and Joel MacLeod, long-time activists, volunteers and sometimes even wannabe-politicians, we aim to provide a lively weekly podcast featuring interviews with people in the news, round-table discussions, analysis and more. It aims to be intelligent, though-provoking, lively and entertaining.
The 905 Round Up - Vaccine Passports are finally here, and what the Election results tell us about Hamilton
Vaccine Passports are finally being unveiled in Ontario. However, after being requested by public health for the summer, the rollout has been typical of the Ontario PC government. It‘s messy and uncoordinated.
905er Election Night Special!
We livestreamed election night, focusing on the 905 of course.
We had a great time, with some terrific questions answered live on the podcast. Thanks to everybody who joined us.
Election 2021: Adam van Koeverden on the Liberal Party‘s Record in Government and Platform for the 905
Adam van Koeverden is seeking re-election in Milton for the Liberal Party. He joins us to discuss the Liberal platform and track record in government. Don‘t miss this episode as we challenge him on the government‘s record on climate change, electoral reform, First Nations reconciliation, the COVID recovery plan and much more in a wide-ranging conversation.
Keith Brooks of Environmental Defence Reminds Us Why Climate Change is Important This Election
Keith is Programs Director at Environmental Defence where he seeks to advocate for a cleaner environment and a greener economy. We do a deep dive into the current election, what the platforms need to say, and whether they‘re saying it, as Canadians pick a government that must set our path for 2030.
Thursday Roundup - Who‘s afraid of the 905er? Why won‘t CPC candidates speak about their platform?
Every CPC candidate in Canada is gagged - forbidden from talking to podcasts. As some of the worst aspects of modern political campaigns dominated headlines and anti-vax PPC supporters threw stones, we searched in vain for a CPC candidate willing to take a free 30 minutes to talk about their platform in depth.
Election 2021: Roberto Henriquez Discusses the NDP Platform
We dive into the NDP‘s platform with Hamilton candidate Robert Henriquez, and look in particular at the housing affordability crisis that is a concern for millions of people across our region, as well as First Nations reconciliation and the the NDP‘s environmental and climate change platform.
BEST NEW PODCAST IN 2020!!
I have been a loyal listener since the launch earlier this year. Every episode is current, interesting and insightful. You deliver a much needed focus on the 905 even as traditional media backs away.
I really enjoyed your interview with Dylan Buskermolen in Episode 26. I must admit that my eyebrow raised when you said in the introduction that you were going to focus on positive stories for the holiday season, starting with Dylan talking about his ongoing battle against cancer. But the interview was so well done, poignant and uplifting at the same time. Dylan is a remarkable person. His positivity is encouragement for us all in these dismal days of COVID. I wish Dylan the very best in his battle.
And I wish Joel and Roland and their associates at the 905er “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”. I can’t wait to see what you do in 2021!
Finally bringing attention to the 905 and Halton Region
Only a few episodes in and this has been an absolutely fantastic podcast. The two hosts are clearly well informed on the topics they discuss and are very easy to listen to - keeping their talking points easy to understand. The guests they have brought on are great too and the hosts do a great job of letting them speak on the topic of the episode, rather than talking over them or making their own points and steering the guest to simply agree or disagree. But mostly, it’s great that the hosts present each topic in an apolitical format, letting guests or facts speak for themselves rather than present a biased or disingenuous perspective.
As someone who spent much of their life in Halton, it’s great to see someone bringing attention to the issues and concerns that affect this region, and even going as far as to say keeping the region informed of what’s going on in our own community. Definitely worth subscribing to if you’re a resident of the 905 or even if you’re interested in how various social and political issues are affecting communities outside of the Greater a Toronto Area.