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The Hot Room is a podcast by The Hill Times, Canada's all-politics, all-the-time newspaper in the heart of Parliament Hill. We talk to politicians, experts, and other reporters about the biggest stories of the day and bring you behind the scenes of the reporting process.

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The Hot Room is a podcast by The Hill Times, Canada's all-politics, all-the-time newspaper in the heart of Parliament Hill. We talk to politicians, experts, and other reporters about the biggest stories of the day and bring you behind the scenes of the reporting process.

Music by Kevin MacLeod "Faster Does It" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Acid Trumpet" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Common

    Will the Liberals' approach to drug decriminalization work?

    Will the Liberals' approach to drug decriminalization work?

    The government introduced a new bill taking steps towards drug decriminalization in the face of the ongoing opioid crisis. The bill doesn't go all the way towards decriminalization, but will these interim measures achieve the goals of reducing overdoses and overrepresentation of Black and Indigenous people in Canadian prisons? Liberal MP Arif Virani and University of Windsor professor Bill Bogart walk us through it all.

    Music by Kevin Macleod

    • 33 min
    How common is vaccine hesitancy in Canada?

    How common is vaccine hesitancy in Canada?

    As Canada's vaccine supply slowly ramps up, should policy makers be worried about how many people are willing to take it? Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs, joins The Hot Room to walk us through his research on vaccine hesitancy in Canada and how we compare to other countries. 

    Music by Kevin Macleod

    • 10 min
    Should Alzheimer's patients qualify for medical assistance in dying?

    Should Alzheimer's patients qualify for medical assistance in dying?

    Senator Pamela Wallin's mother and grandmother had Alzheimer's. She knows firsthand the pain the disease can bring to an person and to their family. That's why she's an outspoken advocate for amending the assisted dying law, currently before the Senate, to allow those suffering from the disease to make an advanced request for medically assisted death. She joined The Hot Room for a candid conversation on a deeply personal issue for hundreds of thousands of Canadians. 

    Music by Kevin Macleod

    • 22 min
    Why scheduling and tracking are essential to the COVID vaccine rollout

    Why scheduling and tracking are essential to the COVID vaccine rollout

    You may have heard that Canada’s been having some issues with vaccine supply in the  past few weeks. Getting enough doses into the country is just one issue the vaccination drive will face. 

    Dr. Kumanan Wilson, a physician scientist at The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa professor, and CEO of CANImmunize, joined The Hot Room to discuss how the technologies used to schedule and track the rollout are essential to ensuring the vaccine rollout runs smoothly. 

    Music by Kevin MacLeod

    • 17 min
    Senator Murray Sinclair on his Senate tenure, Reconciliation, and white supremacy

    Senator Murray Sinclair on his Senate tenure, Reconciliation, and white supremacy

    Senator Murray Sinclair said he has no interest in the Governor General post but is interested in being part of the appointment process. He joined The Hot Room to talk about the role of the Governor General in an evolving Canadian society, his Senate tenure, Reconciliation, and white supremacy. 

    Music by Kevin MacLeod

    • 19 min
    Derek Sloan is out. Is a new conservatism in?

    Derek Sloan is out. Is a new conservatism in?

    Derek Sloan is out of the Conservative caucus. Mr. Sloan has been a thorn in the side of Conservative leader Erin O'Toole since Mr. O'Toole won the leadership in August. How does this move affect the direction Mr. O'Toole is trying to take the party? Will Sloan and his brand still be a presence in Canadian politics?
    Conservative strategist and Hill Times columnist Tim Powers joins The Hot Room to walk us through it all. 
    Music by Kevin Macleod 

    • 15 min

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