10 episodes

When You Can't Afford to Lose

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When You Can't Afford to Lose

    Closed for Business (w/ Dan Kelly)

    Closed for Business (w/ Dan Kelly)

    This week host Amanda Galbraith sits down with Dan Kelly, CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business to unpack the impact of lockdown measures for small businesses across Canada. Then the two go head-to-head in our rapid fire round to discuss the potential demolition of the Rogers Centre, Black Friday and daylight savings time.

    • 27 min
    Lock It Down (w/ Laura Stone)

    Lock It Down (w/ Laura Stone)

    This week on Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith sits down with Globe and Mail Reporter Laura Stone to discuss the politics of lockdowns, including the challenges the Ford government is facing as they announce new measures. As COVID-19 case counts reach new heights, governments are forced to bring new rules and restrictions. The two go head to head in our rapid-fire round to discuss Rudy Giuliani, their favourite holiday movie, and the recent developments surrounding a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

    • 20 min
    Aftermath (w/Sean Speer)

    Aftermath (w/Sean Speer)

    With all eyes on our neighbours to the south, host Amanda Galbraith sits down Sean Speer to unpack the important lessons learned from this very significant election. Sean is an expert in political strategy in his role as a fellow-in-residence at the Public Policy Forum, and has recently published an op-ed in the National Post about the larger political implications of the election. Then the two face-off in our rapid fire round to discuss their election predictions, Ontario’s COVID approach, and the start of the holiday season.

    • 24 min
    Tall Hat, Clear Eyes, Can’t Lose (w/ Jaime Watt)

    Tall Hat, Clear Eyes, Can’t Lose (w/ Jaime Watt)

    This week on Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith sits down with Navigator’s Executive Chairman Jaime Watt to discuss the U.S. Election and how a group of disaffected Republicans have created one of the most creative and influential PACs: The Lincoln Project. Jaime and Amanda review just two of the organization’s many ads – GOP Cribs and Rats to unpack how they are working to defeat Donald Trump on November 3. Then, the two go head to head in our rapid-fire round to discuss Trudeau’s recent COVID remarks and the trend of majority elections across Canada.

    • 26 min
    Confidence Game (w/ Matt Triemstra)

    Confidence Game (w/ Matt Triemstra)

    This week on Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith speaks with Matt Triemstra, the Vice President and General Manager of Navigator’s Ottawa office, Ensight. The two discuss the week that was in our nation’s capital, and break down exactly what happened with the various motions and votes that took place. Then, the two go head-to-head in our rapid-fire round to discuss Halloween, Borat, The Pope and Alberta’s new COVID test.

    • 23 min
    Left Coast (w/ Alex Shiff)

    Left Coast (w/ Alex Shiff)

    This week on Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith sits down with fellow Navigator colleague Alex Shiff, a Senior Consultant in our Vancouver office and political commentator, to discuss all things surrounding the BC election. Alex breaks down what exactly happened with “Zoom Gate” and the implications that 700,000 mail-in ballots will have for the timing of the BC election results. The two go head-to-head in our rapid-fire round to discuss Amy Coney Barrett, Amazon Prime Day, Lebron James and the championship win, and Twitter’s “Room Rater.”

     

    • 22 min

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