Vaccine Passports are finally being unveiled in Ontario. However, after being requested by public health for the summer, the rollout has been typical of the Ontario PC government. It’s messy and uncoordinated. However, they are here now and what does that mean for avoiding a possible fourth lockdown in the 905?
We livestreamed election night, focusing on the 905 of course.
We had a great time, with some terrific questions answered live on the podcast. Thanks to everybody who joined us.
Not an election that will go down in the history books as being particularly memorable, when all is said and done, but we talked a lot about the way this election was run, and just why the opposition parties, above all the CPC, couldn’t seem to make any significant headway against Trudeau and the Liberals.
Adam van Koeverden is seeking re-election in Milton for the Liberal Party. He joins us to discuss the Liberal platform and track record in government. Don‘t miss this episode as we challenge him on the government‘s record on climate change, electoral reform, First Nations reconciliation, the COVID recovery plan and much more in a wide-ranging conversation.
Keith is Programs Director at Environmental Defence where he seeks to advocate for a cleaner environment and a greener economy. We do a deep dive into the current election, what the platforms need to say, and whether they‘re saying it, as Canadians pick a government that must set our path for 2030.
Every CPC candidate in Canada is gagged—forbidden from talking to podcasts—or so we were told by a party operative. As some of the worst aspects of modern political campaigns dominated headlines and anti-vax PPC supporters threw stones, we searched in vain for a CPC candidate willing to take a free 30 minutes to talk about their platform in depth.
There is no party like a victory party that actually happens after a victory. Especially if the previous one was in the 1940s.
But hardly any Canadians take an active role in local party politics beyond voting. Doing so leaves parties exposed to special interest groups, wealthy donors and the small number of unrepresentative people who come forward to pick leaders and choose party direction. Is it any wonder we don’t feel they reflect our priorities?
In the first of our 905 candidate interviews, we speak to Roberto Henriquez, who is running for the NDP in the Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas riding. Henriquez moved to Hamilton as a student, and now practices law where he represents ‘everyday Hamiltonians’.
We dive into the NDP’s platform and look in particular at the housing affordability crisis that is a concern for millions of people across our region, as well as First Nations reconciliation and the the NDP’s environmental and climate change platform.
Joel and Roland give their free advice on what they think the parties should be doing to inject some life into this election. Are they right, or are they talking a lot of nonsense? Decide for yourself by listening and then let us know! The best comments may get shared and discussed on air in future episodes.
We kick off our election coverage with the return of Mike Moffat, Senior Director, Smart Prosperity and Assistant Prof, Ivey Business School, as we look at one of the issues dominating the early days of federal campaigns – housing affordability. Today we’ll be looking at what an expert like Mike thinks the parties should be doing. In future episodes we’ll putting those points directly to party representatives as we explore their platform promises.