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We live in a confusing world… so if you’ve ever stopped and asked yourself WHY something matters, we’re here to help. Every week Adam Toy and Dave McIvor will ask one big question and uncover the answer to help you truly understand what’s going on around you. They'll try to get to the bottom of the issue by chatting with experts, journalists and even folks directly involved. They may not have all the answers to climate change, world politics or the economy BUT you can join them on this weekl ...
 
CBC Radio's All In A Day is Ottawa's number one afternoon drive program -- and covers all of Eastern Ontario and West Quebec. Join Alan Neal each weekday for a fresh take on the news you need to know, regular weather and traffic updates, an overview of the best cultural events the area has to offer, and insightful interviews with politicians, musicians, thinkers and more. Contact the show at allinaday@cbc.ca or follow along on Twitter @cbcallinaday
 
Toronto is home, but how well do you really know it? Host Dani Stover brings you in-depth interviews and stories about the wild, random, important, and under-appreciated places, people and things that shape the city. Regular episodes shine a light on the corners of Toronto you never knew existed and the ones you've always wanted to know more about.
 
RezBirds is a team of four Indigenous men that are tackling the hard hitting issues of modern society with eloquent lunacy. If you like deep issues but would rather they went off the deep end than into an ivory tower, then this podcast is a must listen. The team uses adult language and themes and it is not a PG program. Listener discretion is advised.
 
Inside Property is a bi-monthly podcast presented by Richard Blanco in collaboration with Share Radio. The programme aims to provide commentary and analysis on a wide range of property and housing related issues. The new 15 minute NLA Podcast is available here (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nla-podcast/id1441951844?mt=2) . Richard Blanco is a landlord and developer based in East London with properties across six London boroughs. He is London Representative for the National Landlords As ...
 
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A new brief from the Yellowhead Institute has shone a light on yet another Canadian government attack on the spirit if not the letter of a human rights order demanding equity for First Nations kids. Issued by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, the order supports the right of First Nations children to access the same essential public services as an…
 
Punishment for Pretendians: the back half of our extended look at colonial cosplay. And if part one was all about the problem, this part’s all about solutions. Just what is to be done about all these faux First Nations actors, authors and academics? What mechanisms might we use, and by whose authority? Does it make sense to target all the players, …
 
Forty per cent of the country's manufactured goods come from Toronto and regions surrounding it. But with the city in extended stay-at-home orders, what are the consequences for the rest of the province and country when the city is out of order. Jan De Silva, CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade; and Toronto City Councillor Joe Cressy discuss t…
 
Conservation organizations such as the National Conservancy of Canada and the Thames Talbot Land Trust worry about the toll on greenspaces of increased usage by people seeking relief and exercise during the pandemic. Southwestern Ontario Hub journalist Mary Baxter reports on the challenges of protecting precious ecosystems from a sudden large volum…
 
Our review of the week begins with a look at why it's not a foregone conclusion that Black voters always lean left. Then, does Canada still need it provincial equalization policy? What is the future for pipelines in the country? And, why the pandemic is not hitting all demographics equally. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
PUBLISHED: 26/02/2021 Is there anything else that fires up Canadians more than gun legislation? There is no middle ground. Both sides of the debate are entrenched in their views. Almost two years ago, one of the worst shooting attacks on Canadian soil saw 22 people killed in Nova Scotia over a 16 hour period. The guns in question were illegal in th…
 
This week we brought you stories of people using the old art of letter-writing to stay in touch in the pandemic, including Brian Barnes, who wrote 300 letters to his wife Joanne in her locked-down care home. Those stories prompted listeners to share their own. We hear your tales of embracing slow correspondence.…
 
After weeks of civil unrest, violence, and refusals to back down, Myanmar is facing some of its largest protests to date. We talk to Aye Min Thant, a reporter in Myanmar covering the protests; Kyaw Win, founder and executive director of the Burma Human Rights Network; and Damien Kingsbury, who led the Australian election-observer mission to Myanmar…
 
Agnès Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, released a scathing report this week on Iran's shooting down of Flight PS752. She calls into question who made what decisions, and when, and tells Matt Galloway the Canadian government has been "too passive" in the fight for answers.…
 
On Sunday, Hollywood will celebrate the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards. The event is considered influential, even as it is dogged by persistent jokes that it's out of touch, and even corrupt. When this year's nominations were announced, many were puzzled that the fluffy Netflix series Emily in Paris received two nods, while the critically acclaime…
 
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected low-income neighbourhoods and essential workers. Vulnerable neighbourhoods are densely populated, are comprised of crowded housing arrangements, and bursting bus routes. Essential work is not the type of job that allows for telecommuting, and many workers are disproportionately Black, Indigenous and people o…
 
While Canada lags in the international vaccination effort and is dealing with outbreaks of COVID-19 variants, Steve Paikin speaks to Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam. They discuss what must still be done in the next stage of virus containment in the country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
International travellers returning to Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic now face a mandatory 72-hour quarantine in designated hotels, and a potentially longer stay at a government isolation facility. The National Post’s Tyler Dawson joins Dave to discuss what these centres are like, why there’s so much secrecy around them, and why people are concer…
 
In our latest instalment of Canada's Road Ahead, we hear from people in Sudbury, Ont., who are helping those experiencing homelessness during a harsh pandemic winter, and looking for lasting solutions. Denise Sandul works with Street Outreach Sudbury, and has been working with people affected by the opioid crisis, after her son died last year. And …
 
In the conclusion to our series on treating mental illness with psychedelic drugs, Dr. Bruce Tobin discusses his work on anxiety and psilocybin, which is found in magic mushrooms. We hear from Mona Strelaeff, who says she finally found relief through psychotherapy done with psilocybin. But while studies into psychedelics show promise, robust resear…
 
Canada's vote to call China's treatment of Uyghurs a genocide exposes an online wave of China apologists on the far left. And the New York Times brings back Cortland Cronk in an attempt to prove that Canadians are actually not very nice. Author and retired journalist Jan Wong co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by The Rotman School of Manageme…
 
This week, filmmaker Stephanie Welch explores the role that racist, unscientific propaganda has played in promoting white supremacy in the U.S. She traces the history of the Pioneer Fund, the primary funding source for research that claims to demonstrate that people of color are genetically and intellectually inferior.…
 
Pipelines were once considered to be a barometer for Canada-U.S. energy relations and energy security. But it seems times are changing. What is the future of Canada's oil and gas sector, largely dependent on pipelines? We look at the economic and political implications of President Joe Biden's cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, and the uncer…
 
Canada's equalization program has been in place for six decades, yet few people understand how it works. To discuss "the glue that keeps Canada together," we welcome journalist Mary Janigan; Massey College principal Nathalie Des Rosiers; and University of Calgary economics professor Trevor Tombe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
With issues of identity reaching a fever pitch of late, we thought we’d take its temperature. From Michelle Latimer’s contested claims to Indigeneity, to an ever-growing, quasi-underground list of Alleged Pretendians, not to mention a Twitter tempest over light-skin privilege, we’ll break down what’s at play, what’s at stake and—in part two—what mi…
 
We speak with British writer and language expert Eley Williams about her new novel, The Liar's Dictionary, which explores fake words that are deliberately inserted in written works. It raises questions about how language changes over time, and who gets to change it. Williams tells us more about the power of defining words, from the perspective of a…
 
Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau joins Matt Galloway to talk about China-Canada relations, and break down the first bilateral meeting between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden. And our national affairs panel weighs in on what it all means. Our guests are Emily Rauhala, foreign affairs correspondent for the Was…
 
We continue our series on the use of psychedelic drugs in treating mental illness, with a look at a ketamine-assisted therapy study at Vancouver Island University. The program is run by Shannon Dames, a nursing professor at the university, and resilience researcher. And Stephanie Hug is an operating room nurse and one of the participants in the stu…
 
When people look for great design in a city, they're often looking up, and while some skyscrapers involve incredible designs, the wonder can really be found everywhere, according to podcast host and author Roman Mars. He describes how design affects behaviour, and why urban dwellers should appreciate the mundane but brilliant designs in the city. S…
 
When SSRI medications were introduced in the 1980s, there were hopes they could forever change mental-health treatment. Since then, many are still not as effective as they could be. Now, attention is focusing on psychedelics, such as magic mushrooms and LSD. In December, Health Canada approved some exemptions to the ban on these drugs. We look at t…
 
Canadian parliamentarians voted Monday to declare that China is conducting a genocide against its Muslim minorities. The prime minister and his cabinet abstained, but what will this vote mean for Uighurs in China, and Canada? We ask Mehmet Tohti, the co-founder and the Canadian representative for the World Uyghur Congress, and executive director of…
 
The Ontario government has tabled legislation to curb human sex trafficking, including measures that would give police greater access to the guest registries of hotels and Airbnbs. Matt Galloway discusses the move — and what other supports are needed — with survivors Michelle Furgiuele and Karly Church, who works as a counsellor with Victims Servic…
 
This week, we're airing a three-part series about research into using psychedelic drugs as a breakthrough tool in treating mental illness. We start today with renowned addictions researcher Dr. Evan Wood, who joined us to talk about therapy trials with the drug MDMA, and what concerns still exist.
 
With less than a year before the 2022 Beijing Olympics, there is a growing chorus of voices calling for a boycott of the next Winter Games. Will it happen? Boycotts aren’t new when it comes to the Olympiad. Western nation’s boycotted the 1980 Moscow Games. The ’76 Games in Montreal were also boycotted. The collateral damage in a boycott are the ath…
 
Steve Paikin speaks to veteran former deputy minister Charles Pascal, who was responsible for much of Ontario's early childhood education system, helping to introduce full-day kindergarten. He shares wisdom from his five decades in the educational trenches, the topic of his book, "Leading from the Inside Out: Hard-Earned lessons from Education, Gov…
 
Do Black voters generally lean toward liberal ideologies? Our panel discusses and perhaps dispels that concept. We welcome the Ontario government's Advocate for Community Opportunities Jamil Jivani; a former candidate for the federal conservatives, Lilly Obina; political advisor Frances Bradshaw; and Carmen Wilson, of the Conservative Black Congres…
 
The Trudeau government has followed through on more of its gun control plans, with legislation that will allow cities to effectively ban handguns. But do these measures actually achieve the stated goal of making Canadians safer? National Post columnist Matt Gurney joins Dave to discuss issues with delegating bans to cities, why the legislation is t…
 
The crew of the MT Iba — an oil tanker abandoned by its owners — are set to return home after years stranded aboard. We discuss ship abandonment and helping sailors with Andy Bowerman, regional director for the Middle East and South Asia with The Mission to Seafarers; Peter Lahay, Canadian national co-ordinator with the International Transport Work…
 
Would you allow yourself to be infected by COVID-19 for science? University of Oxford student Lauren Thomas hopes to do just that as part of the world's first human challenge trial for the virus. We talk to Thomas about her motivation, as well as Dr. Andrew Catchpole, chief scientific officer for hVIVO, one of the partners in the U.K. trial. And we…
 
The pandemic has inspired a surge of applications to nursing schools, but there are fears that won't be enough to solve Canada's nursing shortage. Rosemary Barton talks to professor Elizabeth Saewyc, director of the University of British Columbia's nursing program, and Tim Guest, president of the Canadian Nurses Association.…
 
LifeSiteNews may be the biggest Canadian news outlet you’ve never heard of — a kind of Breitbart for traditionalist Catholics. A new investigation published by the Canadian Anti-Hate Network shows how LifeSite, which has its roots in an anti-abortion lobby group, has grown. It’s become a megaphone for an anti-LGBTQ+ movement. And as it has collided…
 
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