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We live in a confusing world… so if you’ve ever stopped and asked yourself WHY something matters, we’re here to help. Every week Adam Toy and Dave McIvor will ask one big question and uncover the answer to help you truly understand what’s going on around you.

They'll try to get to the bottom of the issue by chatting with experts, journalists and even folks directly involved.

They may not have all the answers to climate change, world politics or the economy BUT you can join them on this weekly expedition as we get you some straight answers.

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We live in a confusing world… so if you’ve ever stopped and asked yourself WHY something matters, we’re here to help. Every week Adam Toy and Dave McIvor will ask one big question and uncover the answer to help you truly understand what’s going on around you.

They'll try to get to the bottom of the issue by chatting with experts, journalists and even folks directly involved.

They may not have all the answers to climate change, world politics or the economy BUT you can join them on this weekly expedition as we get you some straight answers.

    The Canadian Energy Centre's debut

    The Canadian Energy Centre's debut

    The Alberta government, led by Jason Kenney, vowed to fight a war of words to defend the province’s oil and gas industry. Dubbed the Canadian Energy Centre, the so-called energy war room has had a rocky first month, full of public gaffes.
    In this episode of This Is Why, we ask where the Canadian Energy Centre made their public mistakes and what they could have done differently.

    Contact:

    Adam Toy - @Adam_Toy on Twitter

    Dave McIvor - @d_mac1519 on Twitter

    Email us - thisiswhy@globalnews.ca

    Guests:

    Sean Mallen, communications specialist

    Max Fawcett, freeelance journalist and former editor of Alberta Oil magazine

    • 20 min
    Baby Mary and abandoned babies

    Baby Mary and abandoned babies

    Just before Christmas 1987, a young woman left 'Baby Mary' in a Calgary parking lot and walked away. Thirty years later, the same events played out in the same city.
    In this episode of This Is Why, we ask why someone would abandon a baby and whether an abandoned baby would want to be reunited with their birth parents.

    Contact:

    Adam Toy - @Adam_Toy on Twitter

    Dave McIvor - @d_mac1519 on Twitter

    Email us - thisiswhy@globalnews.ca

    Guests:

    Teanna Elliot a.k.a. "Baby Mary"

    Dr. Jessica Shaw, assistant professor, University of Calgary

    • 19 min
    Recreational hockey and the changing face of on ice injuries

    Recreational hockey and the changing face of on ice injuries

    Hockey is a game thousands of Canadians love to watch and play every day. But one hit in a 2012 beer league hockey game ended up costing one man $700,000 and the other man his way of life.
    In this episode of This Is Why, we ask why rec league hockey players across Canada should care about what happened in an Ontario courtroom, because what happens on the ice doesn't always stay on the ice.

    Contact:

    Adam Toy - @Adam_Toy on Twitter

    Dave McIvor - @d_mac1519 on Twitter

    Email us - thisiswhy@globalnews.ca

    Guests:

    Joseph Cescon, partner, McLeish Orlando LLP

    Lori Lopez, executive director, Canadian Adult Recreational Hockey Association

    • 19 min
    Season 3 trailer

    Season 3 trailer

    We live in a confusing world… so if you’ve ever stopped and asked yourself WHY something matters, we’re here to help. Every week Adam Toy and Dave McIvor will ask one big question and uncover the answer to help you truly understand what’s going on around you.

    They''l try to get to the bottom of the issue by chatting with experts, journalists and even folks directly involved.

    They may not have all the answers to climate change, world politics or the economy BUT you can join them on this weekly expedition as we get you some straight answers.

    • 1 min
    Announcement: Another year comes to an end

    Announcement: Another year comes to an end

    We're taking a break this December, but don't go anywhere!

    • 1 min
    The Bad Santa speaks out

    The Bad Santa speaks out

    This is why a bad santa was fired from the mall.

    • 19 min

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