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Episode #144 - A "HIGH"level Showdown
October 17, 2018 08:01 PM PDT
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We begin with a look at the historic legalization of cannabis in Canada; what are the consequences socially and politically?

Later highlighting new legislation from the federal government regarding solitary confinement in prisons; what rights should prisoners have and would a Conservative government repeal new measures for more prisoner personal interaction?

In #TrumpWatch: continuing coverage of the midterm elections for Congress, just a few weeks away.

The 780: Stephen Sondheim and the podcast Putting it Together, the anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, and acts of civil disobedience!

Episode #143 - Corrupt Cartel of Corruption
October 10, 2018 08:34 PM PDT
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On Episode #143 we look at consultation with Indigenous peoples in Canada, and whether new legislation will have a special consultation process. Then new developments in New Brunswick following the provincial election.

Later a discussion once again of Nicolas Maduro and his authoritarian rule of Venezuela; will the death of Fernando Alban (opposition critic) grab the world's attention? How can the international community react to dictatorships?

Finally looking at the upcoming midterm election in #TrumpWatch

Episode #142 - USMCA and CAQ
October 03, 2018 07:30 PM PDT
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We begin looking at the new version of NAFTA, the US-MEXICO-CANADA Agreement (USMCA). What were some of the concessions made and will there be lasting political consequences for Justin Trudeau?

Later discussing the results of Quebec's provincial election; what does Francois Legault's victory signal about Quebecois values?

Finally it's.... #TrumpWatch

In the "780", Nuit Blanche in Edmonton, the icon Charles Aznavour, and harm reduction strategies.

Episode #141 - Trudeau in NYC/Brixit Breakdown
September 26, 2018 08:30 PM PDT
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We begin with a look at Justin Trudeau at the United Nations; has Canada done enough to regain a seat on the security council?
Later a look at the results of the New Brunswick provincial election, and what it says about the Westminster parliamentary system. Then Brexit troubles in the UK; can Theresa May find a solution that will please everyone?

Episode #140 - Quebec Votes & Trumpian Tariffs
September 19, 2018 07:26 PM PDT
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Episode #140 begins with a look at Jason Kenney's recent visit to India; was he misrepresenting himself, and is it appropriate for an Opposition leader to court foreign officials?

Later a look at Quebec's provincial election on October 1. Why has immigration and the French language dominated the discourse? Is the CAQ on path to forming government?

Finally it's #TrumpWatch: Tariffs, China and the American farmer.

Episode #139 - Leadership Notwithstanding
September 12, 2018 06:27 PM PDT
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Beginning with a discussion of federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh; low poll numbers, fundraising problems, and a lack of a commanding presence continue to plague the party. Is Singh still the right choice as leader and what can he do to turn things around as Election 2019 approaches.

Then a look at Section 33 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms: the Notwithstanding Clause. What are Ontario Premier Doug Ford's real motives for invoking it? Does he have a vendetta against the city of Toronto and can we expect this sort of climate at Queen's Park moving forward?

Finally in #TrumpWatch: the PLO and the continued shift in foreign policy. What are the real lasting consequences?

Episode #138 - Pipeline Problems and Terrible Trade
September 05, 2018 08:32 PM PDT
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Beginning Episode #138 with a look at the latest legal hurdel facing the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Was Rachel Notley's reaction the right one? What should or shouldn't have she said? Can Justin Trudeau really get this project going?

Later discussing the ongoing negotiations for a new NAFTA deal; what are some of the key points and can a deal be realistically reached that will satisfy everyone?

Finally it's ..... #TrumpWatch

Episode #137 - We're Back!
August 28, 2018 08:55 PM PDT
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Episode #137- We are back after our summer holidays!
Beginning first with a look at the AB political landscape 10 months before Election 2019, and the "schism" within the UCP with Derek Fildebrant's departure
Later an actual schism at the federal level with rogue Conservative MP Maxime Bernier leaving the Tories, with threats to form a new party?
Should the right be worried? Can Bernier actually create a legitimate new party?

Then it's #TrumpWatch: Helsinki, Cohen, Manafort, Kavanaugh. What do these seemingly random names say about the president?

Episode #136 - 50%
June 27, 2018 02:10 AM PDT
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On a special episode we take a look at the key political events at the end of the mid point of 2018.
What were some of the big stories that defined the first six months of this year at the provincial, federal and international level?
How did Jason Kenney, Justin Trudeau, Rachel Notley, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un and of course.... Donald Trump perform and what challenges lay ahead?
We're off for the summer, and will return in late August. Have a restful vacation period!

Episode #135 - Pride Parade Protest
June 19, 2018 08:45 PM PDT
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Beginning with a look at Edmonton's Pride Parade,and protests that stalled the event; were the concerns of protesters totally articulated? How can this be addressed in the future?
Later a look at byelections! Does the federal Liberals loss to the Tories in a Quebec riding signify greater fortunes for the Opposition? In Alberta the riding of Fort McMurray Conklin and Innisfail Sylvan Lake, what should NDP expectations be?

Finally it's... #TrumpWatch

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