With Michael, Elliott and Sharon
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?
Michael, Elliott and Sharon debate topics from across Canada that relate to Edmonton
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