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Public health measures remain critical, but mass vaccination is how we end this crisis. On this episode, Nate is joined by Minister Anita Anand to discuss Canada's vaccine procurement efforts, where we are today, and what we can expect going forward. Anand and her team have worked around the clock for over a year now, towards procuring PPE, rapid t…
 
The Global Commission on Drug Policy was created in January 2011 to highlight the failure of the war on drugs and to call for a paradigm shift towards drug policies grounded in evidence, human rights, and public health. On this episode, Nate is joined by commissioner Louise Arbour to talk about domestic and global drug policy, the harms of prohibit…
 
Should governments be concerned about generational fairness? On this episode, Nate is joined by Paul Kershaw, professor at the UBC School of Population and Public Health, and founder of Generation Squeeze, a national research, education, and advocacy organization focused on fairness for younger Canadians. With the federal budget set to be released …
 
Experts are warning that Canada's housing market is overheated and unsustainable. On this episode, Nate is joined by John Pasalis and Mike Moffatt to discuss what's driven the surge in prices and what the federal government should do in response. John Pasalis is a specialist in real estate data analysis and president of Realosophy Realty, a Toronto…
 
Baroness Beeban Kidron joins Nate to discuss children's rights in our digital world, and why we need new rules to protect them. Kidron has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2012. Previously an award-winning filmmaker, her last documentary film InRealLife ultimately led her to become an advocate for children's rights online, which sh…
 
Our federal government has committed to end chronic homelessness, and Nate is joined by Adam Vaughan and Anne Babcock to discuss how we can best deliver on that commitment. Adam is the Liberal MP for Spadina-Fort York, and a former Toronto city councillor. His political career at both levels has been motivated by a passionate concern for housing po…
 
Dr. Paul Farmer joins Nate to talk about global health equity, both with reference to past health crises, and today's. In his recent book, Fevers Feuds & Diamonds, Dr. Farmer writes about his first-hand experience responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, and what we can learn from it. Dr. Farmer is professor and chair of the Department of Glo…
 
Carmen Rios and Anita countdown their favorite Winnebago episodes plus other storylines that involve travel. ‘RDWRER’ and ‘Voyage of the Damned’ made the cut, obviously! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesעל ידי More Banana
 
FYI: The Murphy Brown Podcast hosts Lauren Milberger and Jesi Mullins join Anita to decide which Murphy Brown characters would be friends with Frasier, Niles, Daphne, Martin, and Roz. They also theorize what it would be like if Murphy Brown and Frasier Crane had dated. Spoiler alert: It would be HOT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon…
 
Kevin Page joins Nate to discuss fiscal responsibility, stimulus and recovery spending, and fiscal anchors or what the Fall Economic Statement described as “fiscal guardrails.” Kevin is currently president and CEO of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa, but no doubt better known as Canada’s first Parliamentary …
 
Armine Yalnizyan joins Nate to discuss the need for a stronger federal role in creating a cross-Canada quality early learning and child care system. Armine is a labour economist and Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Work. She recently served as senior economic policy advisor to the deputy minister of employment and social development Canada, has wor…
 
In the last parliament, our government passed C-83 to address solitary confinement with new and supposedly improved “structured intervention units”, but a recent report found that 10% of inmates in these units continue to actually be in what we know to be solitary confinement and worse, for long enough to meet the UN’s definition of torture. That r…
 
Dr. Tara Moriarty is an infectious disease research scientist, director of the Moriarty research lab, and professor at the University of Toronto. She joins Nate on this episode to answer common questions about vaccine safety. Dr. Moriarty also hosts a regular Zoom Q&A that anyone can join to answer any questions related to vaccines and vaccine safe…
 
Arun Advani is professor of economics and a commissioner of the UK’s Wealth Tax Commission, and he joins Nate on this episode to discuss the Commission’s call for a one-off wealth tax, and what he thinks of the wealth tax motion Nate has proposed in Parliament. The Commission found that a one-off wealth tax could generate significant revenue, but a…
 
Jann Arden is a Canadian music icon and a fierce defender of animal rights. Jann joins Nate to discuss the cruelty involved in the live export of horses for slaughter and her work to end that cruelty through the HORSESHIT campaign and with the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition. Find out more and support the campaign at horseshit.ca…
 
This February marks the 25th anniversary of Black History Month, since then Liberal MP Jean Augustine led a motion to have it recognized. Writing in the Toronto Star recently, Minister Ahmed Hussen reflected on What Black History Month means in 2021. He joins Nate to discuss why he’s looking at that history through the lens of deeply troubling even…
 
The charities that serve those in need also need our help right now. Revenue has declined, demand for services has only increased, and a critical component of our social safety net is coming undone when we need it most. On this episode, Nate is joined by Maya Roy, Jocelyn Formsma, and Owen Charters to discuss how the federal government can and shou…
 
Sarah Perret is a tax economist and deputy head of unit at the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. Her role involves assessing countries' tax systems and advising them on tax reform. She is also the author of a number of studies on taxation, inequality and inclusive growth, including The Role and Design of Net Wealth Taxes in the OECD,…
 
Former Supreme Court Justice Michel Bastarache joins Nate to discuss the devastating effects of sexual harassment on women in the RCMP, and his scathing report "Broken Dreams Broken Lives." The report and claims process formed part of the historic Merlo-Davidson settlement, in the wake of two class action suits alleging that female members of the R…
 
With renewed optimism that the United States will now be a stronger partner than ever before in meeting the challenge of climate change, Saikat Chakrabarti joins Nate to discuss what comes next for the Green New Deal and more progressive politics in America. Saikat is former campaign manager and chief of staff to Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cort…
 
Dr. Samir Sinha joins Nate to talk about how we've failed to protect our seniors, and the changes we need to make going forward, including targeted vaccine roll-out to seniors at risk, national standards for long-term care, and action to help seniors stay in their homes. Dr. Sinha is a geriatrician, co-chair and policy director of the National Inst…
 
Dr. David Naylor is a physician, medical researcher, and former president of U of T. He's also uniquely placed to discuss pandemic response, as the co-chair of the federal COVID-19 Immunity Task Force, and as past chair of the National Advisory Committee on SARS and Public Health in 2003. On this episode, Dr. Naylor and Nate discuss vaccine roll-ou…
 
Dr. Joeri Rogelj is an expert in climate science. He is currently Director of Research at Imperial College London, he's been a long-time lead author of the UN Emissions Gap annual reports, and he's also a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, including its 1.5 degree report and its upcoming 6th assessment report. Dr. Rogelj…
 
In this episode, Nate is joined by professor Miles Corak to discuss how to strengthen our social safety net and, more specifically, what an EI system for the 21st century should look like. Miles is currently an economics professor at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and senior scholar at the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Cen…
 
Brett House is vice-president and deputy chief economist at ScotiaBank. Among a long list of past roles, he's served as principal advisor in the office of the UN Secretary-General and as an economist at the International Monetary Fund. In this episode Nate and Brett discuss Canada's fiscal response to the pandemic, whether the significant size of n…
 
Now chair of the World Refugee Council, Lloyd Axworthy held a number of cabinet roles over the course of a 27 year parliamentary career. As Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, he led efforts towards a global landmines ban (which earned him a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize), and he's one of 56 notable signatories on an open letter calling on…
 
Eric Duncan represents the rural Ontario riding of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, he was first elected to the House in October 2019, he’s only in his early 30s but has already somehow served over a decade in municipal office, and he’s also our country’s first openly gay Conservative Member of Parliament. On this episode, Eric and Nate discuss Con…
 
Justin Ling is a journalist, author, and one of the most prolific users of Canada's access to information system. He has also been critical of how broken the system now is. In this episode, Justin explains why access to information matters for accountability and transparency, what makes the system so broken, and how the government has failed to ful…
 
Chelsea Rochman is a marine ecologist whose research focuses on plastic pollution in freshwater and marine ecosystems. She is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a scientific advisor to the Ocean Conservancy. In this episode Nate and Chelsea discuss Canada's zero waste strate…
 
David Morley is the President and CEO of UNICEF Canada. With millions of kids around the world still out of school, and with vaccine efforts central to our recovery, UNICEF has a unique role to play. David has long been dedicated to issues of global justice, with over thirty years of experience advancing children’s rights and sustainable developmen…
 
Carla Qualtrough is the Liberal MP for Delta BC, and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Disability Inclusion. She will lead efforts in this parliament to strengthen Canada's social safety net, through EI reform and a new disability benefit. On this episode, Minister Qualtrough discusses the work that lies ahead, the challenges o…
 
Victor Madrigal-Borloz is a Costa Rican lawyer and the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Earlier this year, he published a report that called for a global ban on conversion therapy. Our federal government here in Canada is moving forward with amendments to the Cr…
 
It's been two years since Canada legalized cannabis and, while there is much to celebrate, we haven't done enough to right the historical wrongs of cannabis prohibition. Annamaria Enenajor joins Nate to discuss why this matters and what should be done about it. Annamaria is a criminal and constitutional lawyer, a powerful advocate, and the founder …
 
The federal government has introduced Bill C-7 to fix our assisted dying laws and address the unconstitutionality of its past legislative effort. But there remain problems with the law as drafted, and Professor Jocelyn Downie joins Nate to discuss those problems and how to fix them. Professor Downie is an expert in the law of assisted dying in Cana…
 
Isha Datar is a food pioneer. She's the CEO of New Harvest, a research institute that funds and conducts public research on cellular agriculture, and she's co-founder of companies making milk without cows, and eggs with chickens. Nate and Isha discuss the potential for cell ag, how close we are to a reality of animal products without animals, and w…
 
Senator Ratna Omidvar has dedicated her life to strengthening migration, diversity, and inclusion, through roles as president of the Maytree Foundation, the head of Ryerson's Global Diversity Exchange, and her continued work with the World Refugee Council. On this episode, Ratna and Nate discuss what was missing in the throne speech, reasons to bet…
 
Professor Joe Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize winning economist, former chief economist at the World Bank, and former chairman of the US president's Council of Economic Advisers. He's also a profilic author. He's recently co-written a report that makes the case for a green recovery, he's a leading voice for both measuring success differently and addressi…
 
Shoshana Zuboff is a Harvard professor, philosopher, and author of the book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. Nate and Shoshana discuss the mass collection of personal information and data in our digital world, its consequences for individual autonomy and democracy, and what we can and should do about it.…
 
Leah Gazan is the NDP MP for Winnipeg Centre, and she is the sponsor of Motion 46 calling for a guaranteed livable basic income. Leah joins Nate to discuss her motion and to call for action to end poverty as a matter of human rights and dignity. Read the full text of Motion 46 here.על ידי Nathaniel Erskine-Smith / Leah Gazan
 
Jim Balsillie is a philanthropist, businessman (former co-CEO of Blackberry's RIM), and he has led efforts in calling for a new innovation agenda in Canada. On this episode, Jim joins Nate to discuss a report from the Council of Canadian Innovators, how Canada lags our peer countries on innovation, why Canada needs national IP and data strategies, …
 
From our food supply, to frontline healthcare, migrant workers are often essential workers. Yet they are both undervalued and subject to systemic exploitation through our temporary immigration work programs. That migrant workers are predominantly racialized raises additional concerns about the exploitative nature of these work programs, as our fede…
 
Dr. Jane Goodall is a world famous primatologist and anthropologist best known for her work with chimpanzees, 60 years ago in Tanzania. Her life's work is focused on conservation and animal welfare issues. In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute which does important work in nearly 100 countries around the world, including engaging young peo…
 
Irwin Cotler is a giant in the field of human rights, most recently as founder and chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights. He's also a former McGill professor, parliamentarian, Minister of Justice, and he has dedicated a great deal of his life to defending political prisoners, including as Canadian counsel for Nelson Mandela. In this…
 
Parents and educators are rightly concerned about a safe September in our schools and for our kids. More, a failure to open schools safely has the potential to increase community transmission and affect us all. On this episode, Nate is joined by expert epidemiologists and professors Ashleigh Tuite and Amy Greer to discuss provincial plans, the frus…
 
In July, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police published a report calling on governments to treat drug use as a health issue, including action to decriminalize all drugs and create options for a safer drug supply. In this episode, Waterloo Police Chief Bryan Larkin joins Nate to talk about why police in Canada want to decriminalize all drugs…
 
Senator Murray Sinclair has accomplished much in his career, including as a judge in Manitoba and as the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Nate is joined by Senator Sinclair to discuss the government's reconciliation efforts to date, the slow pace of change, and how we can improve efforts going forward.…
 
China has arbitrarily detained Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, weaponized tariffs and trade, violated international law and human rights in Hong Kong, and continues to commit mass atrocities against the Uyghurs. In this episode, Nate is joined by national security expert and professor Stephanie Carvin to discuss Canada’s relationship w…
 
In 2019, Jaime Battiste was elected as the MP for Sydney—Victoria, and he's the first Mi'kmaw MP in Canada. He's been a professor at Cape Breton University, a senior advisor to Eskasoni Band Council, a citizenship coordinator for KMKNO and Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief. In addition to his MP role, Jaime is also the Chair of the Liberal I…
 
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