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An in-depth look at the issues, culture and personalities shaping Canada today.

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An in-depth look at the issues, culture and personalities shaping Canada today.

    36 Days in 28 Minutes: A rapid recap of a frantic campaign

    36 Days in 28 Minutes: A rapid recap of a frantic campaign

    This was the shortest possible election Canada could have had — so why did it feel so long? Maybe because nobody really wanted it. As Canadians (at least those who haven't voted in advance) head to the polls today, we offer you a rapid recap of the highs and (mostly) lows of this campaign. If you have mercifully had other things to do all day, this will give you everything you need to know. If you have been paying attention this whole time, you will marvel at how long ago the beginning of a very short election feels...
    GUEST: Cormac Mac Sweeney

    • 27 min
    Where The Parties Stand: The Climate Crisis

    Where The Parties Stand: The Climate Crisis

    We asked our listeners what their key issues were in this election, and this week we'll tackle the top five. Every day we'll go deep on the major party platforms with an expert immersed in that field. Today, the climate crisis. This was our listeners' top issue, and it wasn't particularly close.
    For the first time in a federal election, every major party has a legitimate plan to deal with the climate crisis. But those plans are wildly different. Which plan is ambitious enough to be effective, but rational enough to be achievable? What do we know about the climate now that we didn't know in 2019? How much time do we have left to act, and where do our targets need to be to make a difference?
    GUEST: Fatima Syed, climate and environment reporter, The Narwhal Ontario

    • 30 min
    Where The Parties Stand: Truth and Reconciliation

    Where The Parties Stand: Truth and Reconciliation

    We asked our listeners what their key issues were in this election, and this week we'll tackle the top five. Every day we'll go deep on the major party platforms with an expert immersed in that field. Today, truth and reconciliation. A few months ago, when news of hundreds of unmarked graves at residential schools was horrifying Canadians, it seemed unimaginable that dealing with Canada's legacy of racism and implementing meaningful reconciliation would not be a leading issue in the next election. Now here we are and ... is it?
    Every party has a plan to tackle the darkest element of Canada's history and culture — but what are those plans, and how do they sound to Indigenous people who have been promised so many things, and let down so many times? And speaking of that: How many boil-water advisories are still in effect, and why should any party that has held power in the past four decades be taken seriously on this issue while they remain?
    GUEST: Jaida Beaudin, Indigenous journalist, currently at the Waniska Research Centre

    • 22 min
    Where The Parties Stand: Economic Recovery

    Where The Parties Stand: Economic Recovery

    We asked our listeners what their key issues were in this election, and this week we'll tackle the top five. Every day we'll go deep on the major party platforms with an expert immersed in that field. Today, the economy. How far back from pre-COVID levels has Canada's economy come? What do the parties propose to take us the rest of the way? In a world as rapidly changing and volatile is the current one, should we worry about balancing the budget? Is childcare the most important economic investment? And who is best suited to watch over an economy in transition?
    GUEST: Ben Dachis, Director of Public Affairs for the C.D. Howe Institute

    • 23 min
    Where The Parties Stand: Health Care

    Where The Parties Stand: Health Care

    We asked our listeners what their key issues were in this election, and this week we'll tackle the top five. Every day we'll go deep on the major party platforms with an expert immersed in that field. Today, health care. The pandemic has exposed what we thought were cracks in our health care system for the wide gaps they really are—does any party have a reasonable plan to fix it? What kind of leadership role can the federal government take in improving a system under massive pressure? Where does provincial jurisdiction end and how could a Prime Minister get around it—if they were committed to taking action?
    GUEST: Dr. Katharine Smart, President, Canadian Medical Association

    • 22 min
    Where The Parties Stand: The Housing Crisis

    Where The Parties Stand: The Housing Crisis

    We asked our listeners what their key issues were in this election, and this week we'll tackle the top five. Every day we'll go deep on the major party platforms with an expert immersed in that field. Today, the housing crisis. By now it's more than a bubble, and the lack of affordable of housing has spread from cities to small towns and everywhere in between. Each of the parties claims they can solve this. Can they? How do they propose to do it? And does anyone have a real solution?
    GUEST: Mike Moffat, Senior Director, Smart Prosperity; Assistant Professor, Ivey Business School

    • 21 min

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Kinnydreamy ,

Dan Carlin interview was GREAT!

The questions were good and he had time to answer and meander. The audience questions were especially well done; I usually do not like audience segments.

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