Best Canadian Politics podcasts (Updated November 2018; image)
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A politics show for people who hate politics.
 
CBC Radio's The House takes you behind the scenes in the world of Canadian politics. Parliament may take a summer recess but the business of national politics never stops; nor does The House.
 
The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program - devoted to exploring the social, political, cultural and economic issues that are changing our world, at home and abroad. The Agenda airs weeknights at 8:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.
 
Every week, the Maclean’s politics team and Cormac MacSweeney sit down to hash out the week’s news in Ottawa. Expect incisive analysis and commentary, as well as interviews with the biggest newsmakers of the last seven days.
 
Power Play, a daily look at Canada’s political landscape. Hosted by CTV's Don Martin, the program is a favorite for political insiders.
 
Welcome to Sorry Not Sorry, the Canadian politics and culture podcast where we discuss issues important to Canadians in an attempt to bridge the gap in an ever-polarizing society.
 
CPAC Today in Politics starts each weekday in Canadian politics with the latest news headlines, a summary of topical opinions from columnists, editorialists and pundits and a preview of the day's events and activities. Hosted by veteran writer and broadcaster Mark Sutcliffe, CPAC Today in Politics provides you with the information you need to understand what's driving public policy and political decision-making and tells you what to watch for in the day ahead. This podcast is only available ...
 
The Boys in Short Pants is Canada's newish political podcast, taking a second look at the goings-on of Canadian politics.
 
Canadian Patriot Podcast bringing together Canadians to discuss firearms, self reliance, and liberty
 
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Host Chris Hall discusses the most pressing global defence issues with leaders including NATO deputy secretary-general Rose Gottemoeller, Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance, and NATO military committee chairman Stuart Peach.
 
Premier Doug Ford campaigned on a promise to cut gas prices by 10 cents per litre and is now taking credit for recent savings at the pump. But is he actually responsible for fuel suddenly being less costly in Ontario? David Rockne Corrigan reports on lower gas prices around the province.
 
In 2015, on an otherwise typical evening in Paris, France, a spree of terror killed 130 people in six locations across the city. Ninety of those killed were attending a concert at the Bataclan Theatre. Survivors there were exposed to an indelible act of carnage. And for novelist and writer Erwan Larher, it became the unlikely focus of his next ...…
 
The elimination of the Ontario College of Trades, a look at the world economy 10 years after the global financial crisis, understanding Meyer's-Briggs personality testing, and Ontario's fall economic statement. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
 
The Prime Minister says he wants answers from Saudi Arabia. The fastest-growing segment of migrants seeking asylum in Canada...are Americans. And a major international security event begins in Halifax.
 
Vic Fedeli, Ontario's minister of finance, joins The Agenda to discusses the contents of the PC government's 2018 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review.
 
The Agenda discusses the contents of the 2018 Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review, released today by Vic Fedeli, the province's finance minister.
 
On a visit to Asia, the Prime Minister stresses the importance of looking ahead on trade. The Minister of Indigenous Services prepares to make an announcement about children's health. And former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown lashes out at his political enemies in his tell-all book.…
 
After just five years, the Ontario PC government is dissolving the Ontario College of Trades, created by the previous Liberal administration. The Agenda discusses what that means for tradespeople, the infrastructure they build, and ultimately the general public.
 
Like many things about the brain, the actual function of recollection is unseen and unknown for most of us. A new book, "Adventures in Memory: The Science and Secrets of Remembering and Forgetting," offers some remarkable insights. The Agenda welcomes the authors of the book - novelist Hilde Østby and neuroscientist Ylva Østby - to discuss thei ...…
 
We hear from two Calgary city councillors with differing opinions on the city's failed bid, and an Olympics expert weighs in on whether the golden allure of the games is too tarnished for taxpayers. Plus, U.S. congresswoman-elect Deb Haaland breaks down barriers as the first Indigenous woman elected to Congress.…
 
The Prime Minister says when it comes to trade, Canada is just getting started. The struggle over tariffs continues. The Finance Minister says he didn't know the media was excluded from an event he attended in China.
 
This week Sean and Random Dave both make an appearance on the show, joining Andrew, Tim, and Marty. The panel talk about most Canadians not understanding the significance of Remembrance day, Liberal poverty laws, another Liberal lottery winner suing for $65 million, Trudeau claiming attacks on the media threaten democracy, and Toronto security ...…
 
The Boys talk about the most dishonourable Member of Parliament of the last couple of weeks, the Budget Implementation Act and the value of partisanship.
 
The financial sector, Silicon Valley, and big pharma are lauded as great wealth creators, but, according to economist Mariana Mazzucato, they are often just shuffling around existing value or, worse, destroying it. It's time, she argues, to properly delineate between the makers and takers in the global economy. Mazzucato talks to Steve Paikin a ...…
 
China began its one-child policy in 1979 as a way to control population growth, the result of which is a generation of only children. Now, China is abandoning this strategy. As TVO's China: Here and Now documentary series continues tonight at 9 p.m. with "Only Me Generation," The Agenda discusses how Chinese society has been transformed by the ...…
 
Has the Tony Clement controversy hurt Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives? The Prime Minister continues to bring up steel and aluminum tariffs with Donald Trump. Canada's international trade minister says a free trade deal with China is not off the table.
 
In the eleven years that Marolyn Morrison was the mayor of Caledon, Ontario, she faced down deep-pocketed developers, mafia enforcers and corrupt federal officials. When millions of dollars are at stake, things get heated. To learn more: "Battleground Caledon" in Toronto Life by Kelly Pullen "Connected" in The Globe and Mail by Greg McArthur, K ...…
 
Merve Emre, author of "The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing," joins Nam Kiwanuka to discuss the origins, evolution, and ongoing importance of the world's most used personality test. How did a pair of American housewives take the theories of Carl Jung and transform them into a psycholo ...…
 
Recent changes to copyright rules in Europe are designed to better compensate artists whose work is fuelling the revenue earned by digital platforms, including YouTube. But anti-censorship advocates have concerns that the new regulations will stifle innovation and harm free speech. Should these new rules be a roadmap for Canada as it aims to up ...…
 
The UK's data watchdog blasts Canada's political parties for a lack of transparency around how they use voters' personal information, and a researcher walks us through how she uses data from Statistics Canada to do her job. The NDP's parliamentary leader Guy Caron reacts to Bombardier's massive job cuts, our In House panel tackles Tony Clement' ...…
 
A retired teacher is helping Ontarians discover an important piece of Canada's military past by conducting battlefield tours throughout Europe, where participants can retrace some of the most historic battles of the First and Second World Wars. Northeastern Ontario Hubs reporter, Claude Sharma, explains how one recent tour held special signific ...…
 
Retired Canadian Armed Forces soldier Bruno Guévremont spent 15 years in the military. During one of his two tours in Afghanistan, while serving with an elite squad of bomb technicians, he became the first person in Armed Forces history to disarm a live suicide bomber. Bruno Guévremont was medically released from the military following struggle ...…
 
The town of Cobourg is the backdrop of what some historians call the last battle of the Great War. It wasn't a war at all. It was a court case between Canada's top ranking commander in the First World War, and a Port Hope newspaper. As Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan reports, the town is reliving the trial to commemorate the 100th ...…
 
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. A new way of approaching dementia patient care. Former Ontario MPPs talk about being elected municipally. And, the practice of de-platforming outspoken people and businesses on social media. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.…
 
The government announces funding to fight guns and gangs -- and continues to look at banning some weapons. As more stories surface, Andrew Scheer says he's pleased Tony Clement is taking responsibility for a lapse in judgement. The debate continues over giving Statistics Canada access to banking information.…
 
In the lead up to Remembrance Day and the centennial anniversary of the end of the First World War, The Agenda examines the fighting, the home front, how Canadians young and old remember the sacrifice, and how to keep the collective history alive. We'll feature some of the newly-colourized photos found in the Vimy Foundation's latest book, "The ...…
 
Anthony Feinstein, a neuropsychiatrist who pioneered research into the effects of war and conflict reporting on journalists, joins Steve Paikin to discuss his new book, "Shooting War: 18 Profiles of Conflict Photographers." In it, he explores how the lives and careers of some of the most renowned frontline photojournalists are shaped by the wor ...…
 
Neither the dire warnings recently issued by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change nor the decades-long efforts of environmentalists have incited enough action on climate change. Why not? The Agenda welcomes Graham Saul, Metcalf Innovation Fellow, and executive director of Nature Canada, to discuss his research that show ...…
 
The Agenda welcomes former Ontario MPPs, Bill Mauro, Dipika Damerla, Granville Anderson, and Michael Harris. They'll discuss how being elected in last month's municipal contests breathed new life into their careers.
 
Suffering from a post-midterms political hangover? We've got your cure. Get a dose of positive politics with Guillaume Liegey, the organizer behind French President Emmanuel Macron's innovative campaign strategy, who shares his insights into improving politicians' ground games. Plus: UNHCR assistant High Commissioner Volker Turk on moving beyon ...…
 
Dr. David Sheard is transforming the culture of dementia care, one Butterfly Care Home at a time. The founder of Dementia Care Matters joins Steve Paikin to discuss how simple changes to long-term care centres can make a huge difference to patients, and their families.
 
For governments, families, and seniors themselves, the growing number of people living with dementia makes it an unavoidable challenge. The Agenda welcomes Dr. Samir Sinha, director of geriatrics at Mount Sinai, and the University Health Network hospitals; and Candace Chartier, CEO of the Ontario Long Term Care Association, to discuss what need ...…
 
As artificial intelligence and robotics make significant leaps, work is underway to see how such fields could help in caring for the growing elderly population, particularly those with cognitive impairment. The Agenda welcomes Dr. Goldie Nejat, Canada research chair in Robots for Society, the founder and director of the University of Toronto's ...…
 
This week Ian from Canadian Prepper Podcast joing Marty, Gavin, and Andrew on the panel. This week’s news covers government waste, fraud, and abuse. The panel covers identity politics of the straight pride flag, and whether or not it’s ok to be white. In guns this week we talk about smuggling, assault weapons bans, shooting at a hunter, and arm ...…
 
This week Gavin leads the show with Marty, Tim, Andrew, and Benny. The guys talk about a recent 22 rifle match. In the news the panel covers human trafficking, carbon tax, asylum seekers, ontario news, and gun news. Intro Hello to all you patriots out there in podcast land and welcome to Episode 156 of Canadian Patriot Podcast, the number one L ...…
 
The story of how political polarization is dividing America is well known. But this historical phenomenon has a multitude of individual facets. To discuss this, The Agenda welcomes Christina Hoff Sommers, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, who has become a controversial figure, especially on campuses, because of her critic ...…
 
Protests have been mounted. Fire alarms have been pulled. Controversial speakers such as U.S. President Donald Trump's former advisor Steve Bannon have been met with calls to cancel their events. They should not have a platform to share their ideas, critics demand. The Agenda examines de-platforming, if it should happen, and what are the limits ...…
 
This week on The House, we talk with Democrat Congressman Ted Deutch on the upcoming U.S. midterms and what a potential shift in the House of Representatives could mean for the House of Commons. Also, Chris Hall chats with former Prime Minister Paul Martin about the shift towards more protectionist leaders heading G20 nations.…
 
Former prime minister Jean Chrétien discusses his new book; a look at the advantages and challenges of family-run businesses; Ontario's employment challenges; and a new approach to live theatre. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
 
In October, The Owen Lab at Western University in London, Ontario released the results of the world's largest sleep study. As Steve Paikin learns from Dr. Adrian Owen, the study shows that, on average, people are getting fewer hours of sleep than they need for optimum brain functioning. John Peever, vice president of research at the Canadian Sl ...…
 
A new food lab at Dennis Franklin Cromarty (DFC) High School in Thunder Bay is setting an example in Ontario for eliminating processed and pre-packaged food from students' diets. The Agenda welcomes northwestern Ontario Hubs reporter Jon Thompson to explain how the food lab works.
 
Käthe Kollwitz is widely regarded as the most important female artist of 20th century Germany. Her life span paralleled the rise and fall of the German Empire, and her artwork captured the underside of that time. The Agenda welcomes Dr. Brian McCrindle, a pediatric cardiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and a serious collect ...…
 
It can be uncomfortable or even unpleasant to listen to views of people with whom you disagree, but it's probably necessary for a thriving democratic society. That's where a new theatrical offering steps up with something that's both engaging and entertaining. The Agenda discusses ,The Assembly,, an example of what's known as documentary verbat ...…
 
In a chilling Halloween episode, the BOOS in SPOOKY Pants talk about the Curious Case of Nicola di Iorio, the Story of the By-Election That Wasn't There, The Mystery of NATO Island, and the Long, Long Budget Implementation Act. OOOoooOOO!!
 
Does Donald Trump's interest in a better relationship with Russia stem from a genuine desire for a more peaceful world? Or is it because the Russians have something on him? The Agenda welcomes Craig Unger, who conclusively says it's the latter. He chronicles the reasons why in his book, "House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donal ...…
 
Calling the previous government's labour reforms "job killers" - including the final proposed hike that was to put the minimum wage to $15 per hour - the current Ontario government is setting a new course on the labour file. At the same time, the unemployment rate is hovering near record lows, and jobs in search of skilled workers often go want ...…
 
This week on the midweek podcast, Labour Minister Patty Hajdu walks us through the government's pay equity legislation and we talk to a former juror about a new mental health bill aimed at the justice system.
 
Jean Chrétien's moniker may have been the "Little Guy from Shawinigan," but that downplays the massive influence and legacy Canada's former prime minister left behind. He talks to Steve Paikin about his upbringing, his rise in politics, his time as Canada's leader, and his relationships with many other world leaders. It's the subject of his new ...…
 
Last month, China's President Xi Jinping announced that his country would invest another $60 billion across the African continent. Africa is now the third-largest destination for Chinese investment, trailing Asia and Europe. As TVO continues its "China: Here and Now" documentary series, The Agenda examines the reasons for the investment and wha ...…
 
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