37 episodes

Explain Like I'm Five Canada 2020

    • Education

    Canola Crisis, with Kelsey Johnson

    Canola Crisis, with Kelsey Johnson

    Kelsey Johnson, agriculture reporter at iPolitics joins Sarah Turnbull to talk about the significance of canola production in Canada and why the industry is facing major uncertainties due to a "scientific-based disagreement" with China.

    • 25 min
    Cyber Security, with Stephanie MacLellan

    Cyber Security, with Stephanie MacLellan

    Stephanie MacLellan, senior research associate at the Centre for International Governance Innovation joins Sarah Turnbull to unpack cyber security. The two discuss how cyber threats have changed over the years, who monitors suspicious behaviour online in Canada, how regulations are enforced, and why we should be prepared for interference in the upcoming federal election.

    • 21 min
    Debts and Deficits, with Helaina Gaspard

    Debts and Deficits, with Helaina Gaspard

    Last month the federal government unveiled their final budget before the fall election, and just last week Ontario's PC government unveiled their first budget since taking office. With all this talk about government budgets, we thought we would revisit Aaron Reynolds' conversation with Helaina Gaspard, director of governance and institutions at the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa. She explains debts, deficits, and how government spending actually works.

    • 24 min
    Pipelines, with Sean Kheraj

    Pipelines, with Sean Kheraj

    The Alberta election is heating up, which means we're hearing a lot about pipelines. So, today we're revisiting Aaron Reynolds' conversation with Canadian and environmental history professor at York University Sean Kheraj about their history, purpose and why they're so controversial.

    • 26 min
    Carbon Pricing, with Mark Cameron

    Carbon Pricing, with Mark Cameron

    Today we're recirculating host Aaron Reynolds' timely conversation with Mark Cameron, executive director of Canadians for Clean Prosperity, to unpack carbon pricing. The two chat about the origins of the concept, how CO2 emissions are measured, how tax mechanisms are enforced, and where the money ends up.

    • 22 min
    Blockchain, with Anne Connelly

    Blockchain, with Anne Connelly

    Anne Connelly, member of the blockchain faculty at Singularity University in Silicon Valley, explains to Aaron Reynolds what blockchain is, how it came about, and its real-world applications.

    • 22 min

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