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This Being Human is a new podcast by the Aga Khan Museum. In every episode, host Abdul-Rehman Malik interviews an incredible person at the top of their game on Muslim art, culture, history, and society. They'll explore everything from prayer and pilgrimage, politics and pop culture, love and education, feminism, and film, sports and music, and so much more. Through deep, thoughtful conversation, this one-of-a-kind podcast hopes to bridge divides, dispel myths, and learn things we didn’t know ...
 
Join Colin Ellis and Nam Kiwanuka for this podcast on documentaries and the stories they tell. They'll introduce you to filmmakers who give us fascinating takes on people, perspectives and what it means to be human.
 
In recent years the intersection between law, technology, and policy has exploded as digital policy has become a mainstream concern in Canada and around the world. This podcast explores digital policies in conversations with people studying the legal and policy challenges, set the rules, or are experts in the field. It provides a Canadian perspective, but since the internet is global, examining international developments and Canada’s role in shaping global digital policy is be an important p ...
 
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The auditor general of Ontario and Ontario's integrity commissioner have both opened inquiries into recent changes to the Greenbelt. What does this mean for the provincial government? Doug Ford led the charge in calling for the federal government to makes change to the criminal code after an OPP officer was killed just outside of Hamilton. Will thi…
 
The battle over the Rogers – Shaw merger has continued to escalate in recent days with TekSavvy filing a complaint with the CRTC on the wholesale access implications of the deal, a campaign to urge ISED Minister François-Philippe Champagne to reject the transaction, and a forthcoming Industry committee hearing on the situation. The merger heads for…
 
For-profit, privately-run clinics in Ontario will see expanded power to perform surgeries covered by OHIP. But will privatizing medical procedures lead to shortages of doctors, nurses, and staff in already under-staffed hospitals? Then, Ontario's auditor general will decide this week whether to open an investigation into the Ford government's plan …
 
The start of a new year often means a fresh start and for the CRTC, it meant welcoming a new chair, as Vicky Eatrides officially took over as chair a few days into 2023. Eatrides comes to the Commission at a particularly busy time with wireless competition concerns top of mind for many Canadians and the government set to ask the Commission to play …
 
Leah V made her name as a Black, Muslim, plus-size model. She has worked on major campaigns for companies like Dove and Fitbit, while also being outspoken around issues she sees in the industry. Now, she's also a sci-fi author. She recently released her debut novel, The Union, a dystopian thriller that turns contemporary notions around race and bod…
 
Shanaaz Majiet was a promising young student on the verge of highschool graduation, when she was accidentally shot by a friend. The incident left her in a wheelchair. Throughout a difficult recovery, she pushed forward, determined to return to her goals. She has since become a leading voice for the rights of people with disabilities in South Africa…
 
Canadian digital law and policy in 2022 was marked by legislative battles over Bills C-11 and C-18, the Rogers outage, stalled privacy and AI reform, copyright term extension, and a growing trade battle with the U.S. over Canadian policies. For this final Law Bytes podcast of 2022, I go solo without a guest to talk about the most significant trends…
 
Did Premier Doug Ford field a more-critical-than-usual signoff from the King's representative? Polls also suggest criticism from the electorate as well. Then, TVO's affordability reporter Kat Eschner is back with the story of gentrification of a street in Sudbury. And finally, the new Ontario NDP Leader Marit Stiles joins co-hosts Steve Paikin and …
 
Artist and filmmaker Mariam Ghani joined AR in 2021 to talk about her movie "What We Left Unfinished," which explores Afghanistan's film industry during the Soviet Era. She also discusses "Index of the Disappeared," a long-running project focusing on people who went missing during the U.S.'s War on Terror, and a pre-COVID movie she made about pande…
 
The government’s two big Internet bills - Bill C-11 and Bill C-18, both made significant advances late last week. The Senate Transport and Communications committee concluded months of hearings on Bill C-11 by agreeing to about 25 amendments, notably including a change to the scope of user content regulation that is designed to limit the application…
 
Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk publishes her final report and itemized list of how tax dollars were spent - her main question being whether expenditures have had "value for money." An NDP leadership acclamation appears to be on the horizon. Premier Doug Ford promises to appeal Bill 124. And TVO's affordability reporter Kat Eschner joins co-hosts Stev…
 
The stunning collapse of FTX, one of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, has not only shaken the crypto world but called into question the future of blockchain and digital assets. In a year of repeated failures and crashes, the calls for increased regulation are getting louder. Ryan Clements is a law professor at the University of Calgary, where …
 
The prime minister says that the Ontario government wanted the federal government to wear the province's failure at Ottawa's convoy protest against public health mandates. Bob Rae returns to Queen's Park to receive a lifetime achievement award. And TVO's affordability journalist Kat Eschner joins Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath this week to d…
 
Charles Kettaneh and Nicolas Fayad are the founders of EAST Architecture Studio. Their work is innovative and intellectual, with projects that take into account local history, culture, and encourage a connection with nature. They are among the winners of the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. They won for their renovation of The Niemeyer Guest H…
 
Bill C-27, the government’s privacy and artificial intelligence bill is slowly making its way through the Parliamentary process. One of the emerging issues has been the mounting opposition to the AI portion of the bill, including a recent NDP motion to divide the bill for voting purposes, separating the privacy and AI portions. In fact, several stu…
 
Ontario avoids another education strike as the province and CUPE come to a tentative agreement. A new bill looks to empower certain municipal leaders to the point where ,majority rule, does not always apply to their proposed bylaws. And the right of residents not to be separated from their spouse in long-term care is one step closer to reality. MPP…
 
The end for Bill C-11 at the Senate is drawing near as this week, Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez is scheduled to make a long awaited appearance followed by clause-by-clause review of the bill. While the Senate was continuing its hearings last week, I was delighted to travel to Yale University to deliver a talk on the bill and the contro…
 
Anida Yoeu Ali's art mixes humour, public confrontation, and science fiction to explore issues of identity. As a Muslim Khmer woman, Anida is a minority whether she's in her native Cambodia or in the United States, where her family relocated to escape the regime of Pol Pot. She talks about her work across disciplines, from absurdist poetry to publi…
 
The Ontario government releases its Fall Economic Statement - a mini-budget of sorts - so a quick assessment on whether the government is putting money where its mouth seems warranted. Then, the government flip-flops on back-to-work legislation and almost flip-flops on mask mandates. Finally, a look at whether the promise of more housing requires r…
 
As Bill C-18 heads to clause-by-clause review later this week, the prospect that Facebook could block news sharing on its platform in Canada in response has attracted the ire of politicians and concerns from media outlets that rely on social media as part of their business model. But is this a bluff or, having just laid off 11,000 employees, an acc…
 
Colin Ellis and Nam Kiwanuka speak with director Stacey Tenenbaum about "Scrap," the stuff that gets thrown into landfills and the title of her latest documentary on how we need to rethink our waste-filled consumer culture. They talk about photojournalists like Saumya Khandelwal who are capturing the stories of those most affected by waste and the …
 
The Ford government vows to roll back their back-to-work legislation as the education workers union agrees to stop striking. Co-hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath break down how Ontario's opposition MPPs challenged this attempt at using the notwithstanding clause, and how its deployment was not like any other this province has seen so far.…
 
The hearings on the Online News Act – Bill C-18 - wrapped up last week with a final session in which I had the unexpected opportunity to appear and again raise concerns with the bill. My focus this time was on how the bill mandates payments for links and why that approach is a threat to freedom of expression in Canada. This week’s Law Bytes podcast…
 
Colin Ellis and Nam Kiwanuka watch HBO's "Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage" and Netflix's "Trainwreck: Woodstock '99," and discuss the disastrous concert that redefined a legendary music festival. Nam Kiwanuka clip from Woodstock '99 credit: MuchMusic/BCE Inc./YouTube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
This week, Ontario's education minister Stephen Lecce preempts a work stoppage by invoking the notwithstanding clause, Premier Doug Ford and Deputy Premier Sylvia Jones officially file their legal challenge to avoid testifying at the Emergencies Act inquiry, and provinces demand more money for health care from the feds. Co-hosts Steve Paikin and Jo…
 
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