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Former political staffers Sam Andrey, Chris Martin, Alvin Tedjo, Garima Talwar-Kapoor and Alexi White used to give advice to Ontario cabinet ministers. Join them for a regular, open, and frank discussion on the policy and strategy behind current political events in Ontario.

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Former political staffers Sam Andrey, Chris Martin, Alvin Tedjo, Garima Talwar-Kapoor and Alexi White used to give advice to Ontario cabinet ministers. Join them for a regular, open, and frank discussion on the policy and strategy behind current political events in Ontario.

    Goodbye and Good Riddance (2020)

    Goodbye and Good Riddance (2020)

    Alexi, Sam, Garima, and Chris talk about the year that has been, good things that have happened, the most worrying of the bad things, over and under-reported stories - and we say goodbye to a friend. 

    • 41 min
    Is 2020 over yet?

    Is 2020 over yet?

    There's finally light at the end of the tunnel with a new climate change plan, and a vaccine rolling out in Ontario. We also dive into the FAO report on the Ford government's slow pace of pandemic spending, and their weird private paid testing system. 

    • 35 min
    Is Doug Ford finally getting less popular?

    Is Doug Ford finally getting less popular?

    Alvin, Alexi and Chris talk about Doug Ford's slipping poll numbers, the slipping economy, mass resignations on the Greenbelt Council, and problematic findings of the Long-Term Care Commission. Is the Honeymoon with Doug Ford, that we went on two years into our marriage, over?!

    • 40 min
    How to lose an Auditor General in 10 Days

    How to lose an Auditor General in 10 Days

    Alexi, Alvin, Chris and Sam talk about the wild week in Ontario Politics that we just had, including the government's response to the AG report on COVID, UberEats charges, performance based funding in higher education, and even some Charles McVety talk! Kory Preston joins to talk to us about the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing. 

    • 56 min
    OSAP & Chill

    OSAP & Chill

    Trapped in our homes once again, Alexi, Sam, and Chris reflect briefly on the lockdown and Mister Lecce's semi-public musing about temporarily closing schools. Later, they DIVE into Dive student aid - a story about the transformation of OSAP that Sam helped to create starring Deb Matthews, Sheldon Levy, Kathleen Wynne, Alex Usher, and many, many more. 

    • 49 min
    Covidiot Wind

    Covidiot Wind

    Chris, Alvin, Alexi and Garima vent about the new provincial COVID modelling, try to take apart what it is that brought us to this point, and where we could go from here. MPP Lucille Collard joins the pod to talk about issues facing Eastern Ontario.  

    • 53 min

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