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Some Politics is Local is the podcast where two guys from Calgary, Alberta, Canada (David and Mike) provide a fun, original and (always) irreverent perspective on all things political. The podcast covers global politics, US politics, federal politics, provincial politics and, of course, some local politics.
 
The "Magpie Brûlé Podcast" is the podcast portion of the politics and current events blog "Magpie Brûlé". "MB" focuses on Canada and the issues of the day. The Editor-in-Chief of “MB” is Cam Holmstrom. Theme Song for Season Three: "Big Boy Pants" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
 
Dig into Canadian politics from the best seats in the House with host Fatima Syed and our rotating roster of panelists from across the country - Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Jason Markusoff, Drew Brown, Emilie Nicolas, Jaskaran Sandhu, Murad Hemmadi, Leena Minifie, and Stuart Thomson. Stay on top of things through sharp commentary and incisive analysis. Drops every other Tuesday.
 
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In this week’s episode, we have our second (and, sadly, last) installment of Municipal (Calgary) ELECTION WATCH! For this one, we go through a scorching hot take of the last candidates debate that just happened on Thursday night. We also go into Predictorama-mode and offer our pronouncements on who will occupy the big seat of mayor. Finally, we go …
 
In this week’s episode, we talk about the Liberals vaccine mandate plan of action released this week. Is it a political and/or public policy winner? What will the Conservatives say as a rebuttal? We'll discuss! We also have Municipal (Calgary) ELECTION WATCH, where we give you the latest info on the polls and also a play-by-play for how David actua…
 
Trudeau drops the first apology of his third term and has us wondering how reconciliation can go beyond symbolic actions. And as the Two Michaels make it home, what have we learned from this whole saga? This week's contributors: Joanna Chiu, Stuart Thomson, Riley Yesno Links: Riley's piece on the spring federal budget More on what Land Back & Cash …
 
In this week’s episode, we get back to the dumpster fire that is the COVID situation in Alberta (oh how we missed it...). We talk about the situation and whether Kenney's leadership/the UCP will be able to survive from it. We then talk about the Calgary mayoral race, which is on October 18th (don't forget to vote!). We strategize about how anyone c…
 
This week, we bring you something different: an in-depth chat with a People’s Party of Canada supporter. Derek Taylor emailed Fatima after she called the party racist. He agreed to an interview. Derek gets into how he heard about the party, why he supports them, and the direction the party has taken since its creation in 2018. This is the extended …
 
In this week’s episode, it's...wait for it (one last time)...Election Watch! In the pod, we examine the federal election results to see how close we were in our seat/popular vote Predictorama! Of course, we also talk about the politics driving why we were so right/wrong. We then dive deep into the future of each of the party leaders after all the v…
 
At the time of recording this episode, #elxn44 literally has yielded the same number of seats (give or take several seats) for all of our federal parties. Here's a coast-to-coast-to-coast chat on what this outcome suggests and where Canadian politics goes from here. This week's contributors: Drew Brown, Jason Markusoff, Leena Minifie, Jaskaran Sand…
 
In this week’s episode, it's...wait for it (once again)...Election Watch! In the pod, we review the CBC Face to Face episodes, in which each of the National Party Leaders faced questions from undecided voters (not to mention the wrath of Rosemary Barton)! Also, we hypothesize about the potential impact of the dumpster fire that is going on in Alber…
 
What issues did the federal leaders not speak on throughout the campaign? We get into some of them. And a look into what pandemic debts and costed platforms tell us. This week’s contributors: Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Murad Hemmadi feat. Pam Palmater Links: Murad’s past Maclean’s piece on why the ethnic vote isn't real; The Institute of Fiscal Studi…
 
In this episode, Cam & Alise talk about the latest developments from the 44th General Election, the last leaders’ debates, how they went down, the tone of the campaign as we enter the final week and a couple last words about the campaign & social media attacks on Indigenous women who speak the truth. Theme Song for Season Three: "Big Boy Pants" by …
 
In the pod, we have a smoking hot take on the third and final federal election leaders debate - in English! Also, we talk about the winners and losers of the 2nd French language debate (yes, that's right, there are two in French and only one in English), which took place on Wednesday. For PodReport, David listened to the Dan Carlin 'Common Sense' p…
 
The show after Labour Day warrants a look at federal parties' commitments to workers and how they say they will grow our economy. And when it comes to climate change proposals, will voters respond to ambition or reality? This week's contributors: Caroline Elliott (Welcome!), Murad Hemmadi, and Jaskaran Sandhu UPDATE: The Green Party released their …
 
This week on Down to Business, Wendy Wong, a professor of political science at the University of Toronto where she is also a research lead at the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society and Canada Research Chair in Global Governance and Civil Society, discusses the ways that facial recognition technology has changed the world. Wong is…
 
In this week’s episode, it's...wait for it...Election Watch! In the pod, we have a smoking hot take on the first federal election leaders debate, en francais! Also, David dug through the party platforms in painstaking detail - we discuss his findings and try to ID the policies that could indeed move the electorate. For BookReport, David read (with …
 
In this episode, Cam & Alise talk about the latest developments from the 44th General Election, the tone of the campaign as it hits the midway point, the Liberal platform release, the upcoming party leader debates and a couple last words about those protests at campaigns, both for the protesters and the protested. Theme Song for Season Three: "Big …
 
With the Federal Election around the corner, leaders are rolling out their political platforms, including promises on housing and affordability. This week on Down to Business we talk to John Pasalis, president of Realosophy, about whether government can do anything about this persisting problem and what's ahead for Canada's housing market.…
 
In this week’s episode, it's (once again) all about Election Watch! In the pod, we talk about how the latest developments in Afghanistan will shape the race, how the shift the centre has worked out for O'Toole and the Conservatives, and the impact of polls on the media election narrative. Also, we both try to channel Trudeau's "former" political Sv…
 
In this episode, Cam & Alise talk about the latest developments from Afghanistan, the questions being asked of the current government, how this might impact the ongoing election, the state of play in the campaign itself, where the parties stand and a couple last words for Elections Canada. Theme Song for Season Three: "Big Boy Pants" by Shane Ivers…
 
This week on "Down to Business," Deloitte chief economist Craig Alexander talks with Financial Post's Larysa Harapyn about the election issues dominating Canada's economic landscape: the recovery, underinvestment in business and infrastructure, and where post-pandemic prosperity is going to come from.…
 
Liberals scramble to respond to the crisis in Afghanistan amid the first week of campaigning. And Trudeau says he wants life to be more affordable while also suggesting it's not his job. This week's contributors: Drew Brown, Jason Markusoff, and Jaskaran Sandhu Links: Kevin Newman's piece for The Line Noah Richler's piece for The Globe and Mail Sho…
 
In this episode, Cam & Alise talk the start of the 44th General Election, the attempts at wedge politics at the start of this campaign (and the wedgies it brought), what the current state of polling tell us about how things are going at the beginning, the effect of Tuesdays election result in Nova Scotia and a couple last words with some rare prais…
 
In this week’s episode, it's all about Election Watch! We breakdown the interesting and sometimes overlooked issues in this first week of the federal election, including: who is winning on mandatory vaccination, how much of an issue will daycare be, what does the PC Nova Scotia election win portend for the Liberals, and, most importantly has David …
 
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