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  •   Feature guests: Lisa Richmond, Vice-President of Research – Cardus & Brian Dijkema, Vice-President of External Affairs – Cardus After giving a “hard no” to COVID vaccine passports in Ontario over the summer of 2021, Premier Doug Ford did an about-face and imposed a passport system on the province in September. Was that a good and effective change? Is the […]
  • Feature Guest: Prof. Lydia Miljan, University of Windsor – Department of Political Science For the final Season 3 episode of The Long Way, we return to the theme of news media bias in Canada and getting better journalism. We can accept from the outset that there aren’t any easy answers. But we can at least make progress toward understanding what […]
  • Feature Guest: Melissa Mbarki, policy analyst in the Indigenous Policy Program at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute If you look for news on Indigenous reconciliation in Canada, you’ll find a lot of interesting stuff: A lot of talk about the legacy of colonialism and residential schools Environmental activist David Suzuki calling for a new approach to parks and governance Calls for Ryerson […]
  • Feature Guest: Michael Geist, University of Ottawa professor and the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law When the federal government introduced Bill C-10 to update broadcast regulations, here is the kind of headlines they likely didn't want: CBC: Your free speech is at risk with Ottawa’s push to regulate online content, experts warn National Post: Full-blown assault on […]
  •   Feature Guests: Andrea Mrozek, Senior Fellow at Cardus, and Brian Dijkema, Vice-President of External Affairs at Cardus There are many memorable lines from the movie The Princess Bride. But one especially notable line is the following: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. The word in question? Feminist. The federal […]
  • Feature Guest: Sean Speer, Editor-at-Large of The Hub Trust and social solidarity seem to be commodities in short supply these days. New polling suggests not just declining institutional trust among Canadians, but an undercurrent of anger that threatens our democratic life. That’s according to data published by The Hub, a new Canadian media outlet, which focuses on the work of […]
  • Feature guests: Carissima Mathen, law professor at the University of Ottawa, and Fr. Dn. Andrew Bennett, director of the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute You’ve seen the stories and you’re read the news about COVID public health orders that haven’t gone down very well with some faith communities. There have been charges, fines, and at least one arrest as a result. […]
  • Feature guest: Danielle Smith, a journalist and commentator based in High River, Alberta. Free speech in a toxic culture – communicating across political divides – these are among the biggest challenges of our times. It’s not just a problem in the United States. It’s a problem in Canada too. "In my first five years on radio, if I made an […]
  •                   Feature Guest: Jonathan Kay, a Toronto-based editor and podcaster for Quillette, a National Post columnist, and a book author. In 2019, he published "Your Move: What Board Games Teach Us about Life," co-authored with Joan Moriarity. Board games are seeing a surge in popularity as the disruptions of COVID-19 drag on […]