73 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

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