Past Shows

EP 113 – Marijuana, Hate Speech, Inequality

November 5th 2018

This Week: Cannabis is legal in Canada, and the word hasn't ended. Then, Statistics Canada wants your private banking data, why is the prime minister defending this action? Plus, What the term 'Revenue Neutral' really means?

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Federal Government Plain Packaging Regulations Completely Disregard Consumers and Limit Product Choice

Article: Bill to pardon past pot convictions coming before the end of 2018

Article: Scheer won't commit to keeping cannabis legal if Tories form government

Article: Edmonton girl guide sells out of cookies near cannabis store

Article: Florida man charged with sending 13 pipe bombs to Trump critics

Article: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect charged with 44 counts including hate crimes

Article: Hillary Clinton leaves door open for 2020 run: 'I'd like to be president'

Article: Stats Canada requesting banking information of 500,000 Canadians without their knowledge

Article: Trudeau promises rebates as Ottawa moves to levy carbon tax on provinces outside the climate plan

Article: Closing federal pay gap still years away under new equity plan

Article: Health Canada considering warning labels on individual cigarettes

Article: Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government anti-obesity plan

Article: Proper sexual education can help curb global overpopulation

Article: Here’s the trouble with Trudeau’s election debate plan

Article: Toronto police create first-ever missing persons unit

Article: The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Cuts Out Controversial Questions

Article: Kleenex to ditch Mansize tissues after gender inequality complaints

Article: Biological Male Wins World Championship In Women's Cycling

EP 112 - Legalizing Cannabis, Schools, and Climate Change

October 13th, 2018

This Week: The UN says we only have a few years left until climate change becomes irreversible, stop me if you've heard this one before. Then, the Ontario government exempts Sikhs from wearing motorcycle helmets, shouldn't all laws apply to everyone? Plus, as pot becomes legal, the list of rules has never been longer.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: As pot becomes legal. The list of rules has never been longer

Article: Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

Article: From 1989: U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked

Article: 18 spectacularly wrong predictions made around the time of first Earth Day in 1970, expect more this year

Article: Rand Paul: 'I Really Worry That Someone Is Going to Be Killed' in This Political Climate

Article: Ontario government to exempt Sikhs from wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle

Article: Manhattan DA drops part of Harvey Weinstein case

Article: Employers feel high schools not preparing youth for the workforce: CFIB report

EP 111 - NAFTA 2.0, Kavanaugh, and Hospitals

October 8th, 2018

This Week: Ontario increases hospital funding to address overcrowding, we'll explain why this funding won't make any difference. Then, California becomes first state to require women on corporate boards, how will these companies respond? Plus, why football fans won't like the new trade deal.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Canada and U.S. reach tentative NAFTA deal

Article: Buried behind the cows and cars: key changes in NAFTA 2.0

Article: New trade deal could result in resumption of Canadian Super Bowl ads

Article: Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Video: Three Minutes of Senate Democratic Hypocrisy on the FBI

Article: California becomes first state to require women on corporate boards

Article: Ontario increases hospital funding by $90 million to address overcrowding

Article: Father says Grade 10 worksheet was biased against right-wing views

Article: The CAQ Wins Historic Majority In Quebec election

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

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

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

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

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