With Michael, Elliott and Sharon
Episode #90 - Constitutional Crises
June 26, 2017 08:37 PM PDT
It's Episode #90! We begin by discussing the Canadian Senate in response to its latest round of debate with the House of Commons. What were the initial reasons for the Senate's creation, and what kind of reasonable reform should we expect from the Upper Chamber?
Later the ongoing situation in BC and the looming fall of Premier Christy Clark's government. Will the election of a Speaker derail the NDP/Green plans to form
Finally on #TrumpWatch: is Trump learning how to better use Twitter, and the decision by the SCOTUS to temporarily uphold the travel ban.
On the 780, the greatness of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and National Geographic Channel's "Genius".Episode #89 - Donald's Damage
June 19, 2017 08:18 PM PDT
We begin by discussing the Alberta government's policy of more services for Francophone Albertans, and the continuing saga of the unification of Conservative parties in the province. Can internal struggles derail the whole process?
Later, the federal Liberals announcement of reducing times inmates spend in solitary confinement. Are the changes sweeping enough, and what else can be done in criminal justice reform?
Then #TrumpWatch: reverting to old policies on Cuba, Jeff Sessions and injustices towards racial minorities, and the Senate's moves into creating a replacement for Obamacare.Episode #88- "Pride" and Prejudice
June 12, 2017 07:37 PM PDT
We begin with a discussion of LGBT Pride and the stances and actions of the PC and Wildrose Parties of Alberta. Is there a stubborn resistance to accepting gay rights, and how will this issue be addressed in the potential United Conservative Party?
Later the retiring of Canadian Chief Justice Beverly McLaughlin and #TrumpWatch.....
Testimony by Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding the ongoing investigation into Russian interference.
Finally a look at the results of the UK Election. Can Theresa May's "coalition" survive, and what do the results say about how Britons want to proceed with Brexit?Episode #87 - Trump vs. the World
June 08, 2017 06:57 PM PDT
We welcome Sharon Mvundura on Episode #87, who will be joining us as a guest host in other future episodes.
On this jam-packed discussion, we look at Canada's foreign policy and a "new direction" announced by the Liberal government.
Later on #TrumpWatch: the decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement, the ongoing investigation into ties with Russia as well as James Comey's testimony, and Trump's comments towards the mayor of London.
Finally the UK election in the wake of Brexit and two terrorist attacks; can Theresa May's government survive?Episode # 86-Scheer Surprise
May 29, 2017 08:06 PM PDT
We begin by recapping the Leadership vote for the Federal Conservatives. How did Andrew Scheer pull off the victory, and what kind of leader will he be? Is he really just Stephen Harper "with a smile"?
Later the Alberta NDP and troubles in handling the interpretation of certain laws: the newest Labour Law as an example of having the narrative taken out of context and used by the Opposition for the attack.
Finally a look at the ongoing situation at the BC Legislature and the possibility of an NDP/Green 'coalition', and #TrumpWatch.....is the administration starting to understand how to operate and continuing questions about ties to the Kremlin.
Michael Vecchio and Elliott Tanti debate topics from across Canada that relate to their hometown... Edmonton
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