With Michael, Elliott and Sharon
Episode #144 - A "HIGH"level Showdown
October 17, 2018 08:01 PM PDT
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
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 #TrumpWatchEpisode #142 - USMCA and CAQ
October 03, 2018 07:30 PM PDT
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
We begin with a look at Justin Trudeau at the United Nations; has Canada done enough to regain a seat on the security council?
September 19, 2018 07:26 PM PDT
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
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 ..... #TrumpWatchEpisode #137 - We're Back!
August 28, 2018 08:55 PM PDT
Episode #137- We are back after our summer holidays!
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
On a special episode we take a look at the key political events at the end of the mid point of 2018.
June 19, 2018 08:45 PM PDT
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?
Finally it's... #TrumpWatch
Michael, Elliott and Sharon debate topics from across Canada that relate to Edmonton
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