With Michael, Elliott and Sharon
Episode #113 - The UCP Manifesto
January 16, 2018 09:49 PM PST
We begin by looking at the UCP and their 'policy manifesto'. How much of the policy points will be kept ahead of the policy convention later this year?
Later freedom of speech and the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton's decisions regarding canceling a speaker's event. Infringement or within the theatre's rights?
Finally on #TrumpWatch..... cutting off aid money to Palestine. Is this another example of ill-advised policy, mean-spiritedness, and ignorance?Episode #112 - 2018 Begins
January 08, 2018 09:31 PM PST
We're back with Episode #112 where we take a look at events in motion in Alberta politics. The leadership of the Alberta Party, Jason Kenney's 'facts' and more.
Later looking at the Federal arena in Ottawa, what do each of the main parties have to do in 2018? How will leaders Andrew Scheer and Jagmeet Singh fare?
Finally, it's..... #TrumpWatch... adding to the deficit by eliminating healthcare coverage?Episode #111 - The Politics of 2017
December 20, 2017 12:14 AM PST
On our special year-end episode, the hosts take a look back at the political year that was in 2017.
Each presents their choices in categories like Best/Worst Politician, Best Episode, and The Political Story of the year. Plus a quiz on Trump and American politics!
Happy Holidays and New Year! See you in JanuaryEpisode #110 - Truth vs. Kenney
December 11, 2017 08:26 PM PST
This week we are short a co-host but push forward talking about the City of Edmonton decision to ban combative sports until the end of 2018.
The emergence of US-style politics in the UCP has led to some controversy as Jason Kenney continues to massage facts on social media. Is this becoming a trend?
Finally, we talk about US-Middle East policy and recent decisions made by Donald Trump in #Trump Watch.Episode #109 - Flynn Flips
December 04, 2017 08:42 PM PST
This week co-hosts Sharon, Michael and Elliott discuss recent news from Provincial Education Minister David Eggan that Alberta will once again be under a tuition freeze. While some students rejoice in the short term what about foreign students?
Later, the team discusses recent news from China and reports that Prime Minister Trudeau has run into a "Great Wall" while negotiating a free trade agreement. How will this set back play politically in Ottawa, and who will win the spin game?
Finally, in #TrumpWatch the gang reluctantly go in-depth and discuss the recent news that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has signed a plea deal with the FBI. While some of our hosts are still skeptical about what role this will play in the history of the Trump Presidency, another host thinks it might be an indication of the downfall to come.Episode # 108 - Bill Morneau, The Finance Guy
November 29, 2017 09:37 PM PST
We begin the 108th episode looking at allegations of harassment within City of Edmonton administration and whether or not the issue has been swept under the rug.
Later the ongoing controversy with Federal finance minister Bill Morneau and questions of conflict of interest. Will this hurt the Liberal government down the line? Then a historic apology to LGBT civil servants for years of systemic discrimination. Is
November 20, 2017 08:02 PM PST
The Alberta Party holds its AGM, with an unexpected showing of support. Is there a political 'coup' happening by former progressive conservatives?
Later discussing events in Zimbabwe and the seeming ouster of dictator Robert Mugabe? Is there a hope for a better tomorrow?
Finally on #TrumpWatch: taxing higher education.Episode #106 - Bill 24 and White Judges
November 14, 2017 08:19 PM PST
We begin by taking a look at the Alberta Party, and the resignation of its leader Greg Clark. Where is the party heading and can it be a significant player in the 2019 election?
Later Bill 24 in the Alberta Legislature, and the UCP's opposition to it. Is it a surprise and what gamble is Jason Kenney taking?
Finally on #TrumpWatch: appointing overwhelmingly white judges to the courts, that in many cases are underqualified for service. How profound of a legacy will this create?Episode #105 SPECIAL - On the ground in Iowa
November 07, 2017 09:31 PM PST
On this special episode, we look at the US Presidential Election of 2016, one year after the surprise results.
Elliott shares his personal experiences of campaigning in the state of Iowa for Hilary Clinton in the days leading up to the vote.
Listen as he shares some candid stories of whom he met and the reactions he encountered and more.Episode #104 - "K"rowning Kenney
October 30, 2017 07:59 PM PDT
Discussing Jason Kenney's victory for the leadership of the United Conservative Party of Alberta. What role will Brian Jean play in this opposition and what kind of attacks can we expect towards the NDP, and vice versa towards this new opposition party.
Later the latest developments in the Spanish region of Catalonia's quest for independence. What lessons can be learned?
Finally on #TrumpWatch: targeting consumers and the banking system, and running campaigns on misinformation, vitriol, and gross hyperbole.
Michael, Elliott and Sharon debate topics from across Canada that relate to Edmonton
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