2018 Shows

EP 086 - The Florida Shooting, The Olympics, And Cassette Tapes

March 5th, 2018

This Week: The democrats introduce the assault weapons ban of 2018; let's be honest, this is pretty much a ban on ALL firearms. Then, some want the CRTC to ban piracy websites; I think the government may have a place here. Plus, nine things you may have missed in last week's federal budget.

Articles and Links Mentioned:

Article: Democrats Introduce the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018

Article: Anti-piracy group urges CRTC to create website-blocking system

Article: Nine things you may have missed in the federal budget

Article: Jagmeet Singh Promises Next Election Will Be Last Under First-Past-The-Post System

Article: Politicians Deserve Oscars, Too

Article: Cost of TV licence will rise by £3.50 to £150.50 a year from April 1

Article: Commuters can soon order groceries online and pick them up at GO stations

Article: NBC's $12BILLION Olympic gamble backfires as viewers go cold on Pyeongchang Winter Games

Article: Cassette tape sales had their best year since 2012

EP 088 - Affordable Housing, Identity Politics, And Gun Reform

April 2nd, 2018

This Week: The federal government wants to declare housing a human right... I'll tell why it's not. Then, Ontario's sunshine list is out... we'll explain why the $100,000 threshold is still relevant. Plus, is Facebook listening to your conversations?

Articles and Links Mentioned:

Article: Liberals establish road map for talks to legislate a right to housing

Article: Ontario ‘Sunshine List’ grows, now includes 131,741 workers

Article: No opting out: Canadians to get emergency alerts on their phones soon

Article: Facebook could be listening through your smartphone microphone, whistleblower says

Article: Kathleen Wynne: Vote or Some Old White Person Will

Article: Laurier campus divided after alarm derails speaker

Article: CRTC orders national wireless carriers to offer lower-priced, data-only plans

Article: White House announces ban on most transgender service members

Article: Russia: Asking permission before taking organs is 'inhumane'

Article: Goodale’s gun bill targets a problem that doesn’t exist

EP 089 - Elite Politicians, The Ontario Election, And Coffee

April 9th, 2018

This Week: It's been quite a week for arrogant politicians... we have two audio examples. Then, president Trump claims Amazon is costing the post office money... we'll explain the REAL reason for the losses. Plus, coffee causes cancer... but only in California.

Articles and Links Mentioned:

Article: McKenna has ‘no time’ for climate change deniers

Article: Recording confirms MPP Bob Delaney's comments of pride in tripling debt after he denies them

Article: Trump: Post Office loses a 'fortune' on Amazon deliveries

Article: Catherine Tait to become CBC president, the first woman to hold role

Article: Judge rules coffee sold in California needs cancer warnings

Article: Report finds Canadians waste a lot of food; calls for action

EP 090 - Electromagnetic Pulse Attacks

April 16th, 2018

This Week: It's been another slow week in politics so this week we'll be talking about EMP Electromagnetic pulse... you'll be in for a shock.

Articles and Links Mentioned:

Book: Pulse Attack: The Real Story Behind the Secret Weapon that Can Destroy North America

EP 093 - The Ontario Election, Minimum Wage Policy, And Fake News

May 7th, 2018

This Week: Doug For flip flops again on another issue, does this guy have ANY principals? Then, some Families say minimum-wage changes are cutting jobs for people with disabilities. Plus, the three economic fallacies that just won't die.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Doug Ford assured developers he plans to open up Greenbelt to housing development

Article: Why Socialism Causes Pollution

Article: Doug Ford creates simulated news to counter media that ‘isn’t going to give us a fair shake’

Article: Families say minimum-wage changes are cutting jobs for people with disabilities

Video: Jeffrey Tucker - Liberty is personal

Article: How to Sniff Out Fake News

Article: 3 Economic Fallacies That Just Won’t Die

EP 094 - The Debate, Distracted Driving, And Government Handouts

May 14th, 2018

This Week: The first Ontario leaders debate is in the books, we have the highlights... and the lowlights. Then, a new scalper bot law is coming soon, will this measure put an end to online ticket gauging? Plus, did you get that emergency alert on your phone this week? No... you're not the only one.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: The First Leaders Debate

Article: Ford moves to appease social conservatives, vows to replace sex-ed curriculum

Article: Trudeau: $1.4B Toyota investment 'tremendous' for Southwestern Ontario

Article: Toyota posts record profit

Article: Emergency system fails first test in Quebec, hit and miss in Ontario

Article: Ontario Woman arrested in Georgia for driving with a Canadian license

Article: Connecticut is set to join a popular-vote pact that could make the Electoral College irrelevant

Article: New scalping law may not protect consumers, critics warn

Article: Texters who distract drivers could be held liable in accidents: insurance expert

EP 096 - The Election, The Debate, And Coffee

May 28th, 2018

This Week: Debate analysis... we've got your debate analysis. Then, Polls have the NDP winning the popular vote... but will this translate winning enough seats? Plus, you think your coffee habit is expensive... wait till you hear the federal governments latest expense on java.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Ontario Liberal, PC and NDP leaders square off in final TV debate

Article: NDP tied with PCs as Ford’s Tories tumble in Ontario election: Ipsos poll

Poll: NDP (37%, +2) Now Tied with PCs (36%, -4) as Two-Horse Race Intensifies, Liberals (23%, +1) Well Behind

Link: Laurier Lispop

Article: Ontario NDP leader pledges end to long-weekend gas pump ‘gouging,’

Article: NDP Candidate Would Not Be Sad to See “Gun Nuts” Blown Apart In Drone Strikes

Article: Doug Ford says he’ll release fully costed platform before the election

Article: 6 Liberals Spend $548 On Coffee

Article: There’s technology available to fix ‘Alert Ready’ flaws, experts say

Article: Tim Hortons falls to 67th in reputation rankings

EP 097 - The Election, Free Trade, And Libertarians

June 4th, 2018

This Week: The Liberals give up the on the race, the NDP do an about face and the conservatives are still in first place.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Wynne acknowledges election is lost, urges voters to ensure NDP or PC minority

Article: Andrea Horwath won't rule out possibility of coalition

Article: PC platform includes ban on cellphones in classrooms

Link: The Ontario Libertarian Party

EP 098 - The Election, Climate Change, And Wedding Cakes

June 11th, 2018

This Week: The PC's win a majority, what's next for the province of Ontario? Then, alarmists claim that deadly hurricanes have doubled due to climate change, but the real reason is a lot simpler. Plus, declining your ballot isn't the protest you think it is.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives win majority government

Article: Ontario election results 2018: Poll-by-poll riding vote map

Article: Ontario PC communications adviser says Doug Ford speech mix-up ‘not intentional’

Article: Doug Ford's PC government will move on these 5 promises quickly

Article: Declining Your Ontario Ballot Isn't The Protest You Think It Is

Article: Supreme Court Overwhelmingly Rules in Favor of Colorado Baker in Wedding Cake Case

Article: Calls mount for probe of Wynne government casino contracts that ‘smelled of backroom deals’

Article: Alarmists Claim Major Hurricanes Have Doubled Due To Global Warming, But The Real Number Is ‘Closer to 0%’

EP 101 - Gun Myths 101

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!

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

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 103 - Toronto Shooting, Marijuana, And Amelia Earhart

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

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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 115 - Electoral Reform, The Olympics, The Conners

November 19th, 2018

This Week: Calgary residents say NO to bidding on the Olympics, and I say YES to that decision. Then, are you ready for another Trump-Hillary battle in 2020? Some say, it's a very real possibility. Plus, How is Rosanne's show doing without her? We have the numbers, and they're not good.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Ontario PC Party passes resolution to not recognize gender identity

Article: Calgary votes ‘no’ on 2026 Olympic bid in non-binding plebiscite

Article: First province past first-past-the-post? B.C. votes on electoral reform

Video: BC Electoral Reform Referendum Debate 2018

Article: Scientists Made A Mistake: The Oceans May Not Be Warming Faster After All

Article: White House has to give CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass back: judge

Article: Former Clinton adviser says Hillary will run in 2020

Article: United Kingdom knife crime growing to epidemic levels

Article: 'The Conners' Drops Double Digits in Post-Midterms Return

Article: New $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond goes into circulation next week

The Best of 2018 - Part 2

December 31st, 2018

This Week: We continue our look back at some of our favourite moments on the show. It's the Best of 2018 Part 2.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Nearly half of Canadian kids live in 'child care deserts': report

Article: Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice

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

Article: Death toll rises to 9 in school stabbing attack in China

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