Past Shows

EP 109 – Price Gouging, Election Campaigns, And Michael Moore

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September 24th, 2018

This Week: The Price gougers are out in the wake of hurricane Florence, we'll explain why price gouging is good. Then, questionable questions being asked of some political candidates, are some topics off limits to those seeking public office? Plus, If an MP crosses the floor, should there be a byelection?

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Toronto election proceeding with 25 wards after court sides with province

Article: Leona Alleslev leaves Liberals, crosses floor to sit as Conservative MP

Article: Libertarians considering a merger with Bernier's People's Party

Article: 500 price gouging complaints filed in NC; gas stations being investigated

Article: Quebec Liberal Premier doubles down on notion that $75 weekly grocery bill is possible

Article: Cambridge Chamber's personal questions come under fire by candidates

Article: Federal government to consult public on banning handguns

Article: Michael Moore plots Canadian escape ahead of new documentary taking aim at Trump

Article: CBC launches news service targeted at kids

EP 107 - NAFTA, Gender Equality, And Food

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September 3rd, 2018

This Week: Trump’s trade demands pin Canada’s auto sector and dairy industries against each other, who will Justin Trudeau side with? Then, California wants to mandate a woman on every company board, does this help or hurt the women’s movement? Plus, turns out money really does buy happiness.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Canada to rejoin NAFTA talks after US, Mexico agree to overhaul trade pact

Article: John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81

Article: California wants to mandate a woman on every company board

Article: North American diets require more land than we have: Study

Article: No, 48 Million Americans Are Not Going Hungry

Article: B.C. government launches lawsuit against opioid manufacturers to recoup overdose crisis costs

Article: Health minister moves to make U.S. EpiPen alternative available in Canada

Article: Ontario elementary school math scores down slightly in EQAO testing

Article: Ontario judge rules in favour of Tesla’s push for equal treatment in rebates

Article: Bernier’s closest caucus ally, Alex Nuttall, won’t join his new party

Article: Money Really Does Buy Happiness

EP 106 - Maxime Bernier, Racism, And PETA

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August 27th, 2018

This Week: Maxime Bernier quits the Conservatives and reactions are mixed, which side are YOU on? Then, Justin Trudeau calls out a heckler, since when does asking a question make you a racist? Plus, Turns out more Americans ARE moving to Canada since Trump, the the REAL reason might not have anything to do with politics.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Maxime Bernier Quits Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives To Form His Own Federal Party

Video: The Canadian Libertarian Party's Response To Maxime Bernier

Article: Conservative Convention Notebook: Saturday, August 25, 2018

Article: Trudeau formally announces he'll run again in 2019

Article: Justin Trudeau calls out immigration policy heckler: 'Racism has no place in Canada’

Article: Ottawa vows to work with Quebec to help alleviate refugee crisis

Article: About 2,000 more Americans than normal have moved to Canada since Trump’s election

Article: President’s Choice To Offer Buck-A-Beer In Ontario Starting August 27, 2018

Article: Animal Cracker Boxes Are Ditching the Cages After Pressure From PETA

EP 105 - Buck-a-Beer, Uber, And Climate Change

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August 20th, 2018

This Week: Buck-a-Beer is back in Ontario, we'll explain why the price of beer may actually INCREASE. Then, Quebec cab drivers are getting compensation because they can't keep up with uber, but uber isn’t the real problem. And in Calgary, the minimum wage goes up and employment goes down.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Trudeau to move forward to create residential schools holiday

Article: Buck a beer is back, but Doug Ford's plan for cheaper suds is falling flat with some brewers

Article: Tesla Motors Canada takes Ontario government to court over vehicle rebates

Article: One trillion litres of sewage leaked into lakes and rivers over last five years

Article: Quebec government to compensate taxi owners up to $45,700 each

Article: Rising minimum wage blamed as 25,700 jobs vanish in Calgary's service sector

Article: Low-income earners spending ‘absurd’ amounts on communications, says advocate

Article: Global warming can make extreme weather worse. Now scientists can say by how much

Article: NASA's Rubber Ruler: An Update

EP 104 - 3D Guns, Guaranteed Basic Income, And Healthcare

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August 6th, 2018

This Week: The TSA says it's has found four 3D guns at America's airports in recent years, but the actual number is zero. Then, remember those Canadians who said they would boycott US travel because of Trump? As usual, protests are all talk and no action. Plus, how much "Free" Healthcare really costs in Canada.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Ontario government scraps basic income pilot project

Article: Toronto council votes to oppose Ontario bill to cut number of councillors

Article: No end to hallway medicine possible with spending cuts; Ottawa hospitals stand to lose more beds and hundreds of staff

Article: Average Canadian family paying more than $12K to fund public health care: study

Article: Study: 'Medicare for all' projected to cost $32.6 trillion

Article: The TSA Has Found 3D-Printed Guns at Airport Checkpoints 4 Times Since 2016

Article: Why Canadians talk about boycotting the U.S. but are actually travelling there more

Article: Prices for canned goods about to go up in Canada as tariffs start to bite

Article: Lack of inheritance tax is making inequality worse, think-tank study suggests

EP 103 - Toronto Shooting, Marijuana, And Amelia Earhart

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July 30th, 2018

This Week: Ontario premier Doug Ford says he will slash the size Toronto council... I'll tell you the REAL reason behind this. Then, we heard last week that 50% of guns used in Canadian crimes are from within the country... we'll expose the flawed logic behind that statistic. Plus, do border guards have the right to search your cell phone?

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Two dead, 13 injured in downtown Toronto shooting

Article: No, 50% of guns used in crime are not from Canada

Article: Ontario premier to slash size of Toronto city council nearly by half

Article: Private sector to sell marijuana in Ontario once pot can be legally sold: report

Article: One in seven sexual assault cases in 2017 deemed ‘unfounded’: StatCan

Article: Privacy commissioner and advocates warn Canadians to keep data secure when crossing the border

Article: U.S. border guards can search your phone: here are some details on how

Article: Gluten-free foods aimed at kids not healthier than regular products: researcher

Article: Donald Trump’s star on Hollywood Walk of Fame completely destroyed

Article: Researchers Say Distress Calls Prove Theory on Earhart

EP 102 - Trump-Russian Summit, Food Waste, And Robots

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July 23rd, 2018 -

This Week: Trump meets with Russia and the world goes crazy, am I the only sane one here? Then, it’s not an easy ride for Uber in British Columbia, we’ll discuss the latest roadblock. Plus, are robots taking our jobs? A new report says robots are creating MORE jobs.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Trump sides with Russia against FBI at Helsinkisummit

Article: Starbucks to ban plastics straws in all stores by2020

Article: Doug Ford ends cap and trade in Ontario

Article: New national campaign launched to reduce householdfood waste

Article: Trash can to table: The rise of waste cafes

Article: Newfoundland and Labrador government to coverabortion pill as of Sept. 1

Article: Why I joined #WalkAway

Article: Court orders CRA to stop setting political limitson charities’ activities

Article: No easy ride for ride-hailing in B.C. as provincedelays implementation again

Article: Robots and AI will actually create more jobs than they take

EP 101 - Gun Myths 101

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July 16th, 2018

This Week: It's a special edition of the Political Paradox Podcast. It's episode 101, and we're talking gun myths 101.

Topics Covered:

- Does gun control work in other countries?

- Is America the only country that experiences mass shootings?

- How influential is the NRA?

- Can we trust gun death statistics?

- Can police prevent mass shootings?

- And much more!