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A new Canadian Politics podcast hosted by Christo Aivalis and Andy Borkowski. This weekly show aims to bring a left perspective to Canadian politics, media, economics, and culture that is far too lacking within mainstream print, audio, and visual media. Christo and Andy bring years of experience in both traditional and new media. Combining these experiences, along with a shared disdain with Canada’s capitalist status quo, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone who wants a Canada based on j ...
 
Two Canadian podcasters, Taylor and Matthew, discuss shenanigans and hijinks in Canadian politics. We also talk about high-profile Canadians, and criticize them from a leftist perspective. Whether you're a toiling MP in a rural riding, or riding high in the Red Chamber—watch out! We will probably make fun of you.
 
Social Media and Politics is a podcast bringing you innovative, first-hand insights into how social media is changing the political game. Subscribe for interviews and analysis with politicians, academics, and leading digital strategists to get their take on how social media influences the ways we engage with politics and democracy. Social Media and Politics is hosted by Michael Bossetta, political scientist at Lund University. Check out the podcast's official website: https://socialmediaandp ...
 
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Taylor and Matthew continue their appraisal of Craig and Mark Kielburger, the founders of WE Charity and ME to WE. We talk how WE Charity has partnered with corporations who exploit and enslave children in their global supply chains; legal obfuscations; what does voluntourism actually accomplish; white saviours; regulatory mischief in Kenya; and th…
 
Where are you from? What do we really mean when we say, “I am a Canadian”? Or do we even say those words? Except for those of us who are not citizens, the rest of us could say, should we choose to, “I am a Canadian”. Or are we? If you are Indigenous, what do you say? The Inuit MP representing Nunavut, Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, in explaining why she is not r…
 
In this episode, for Global politics, we talk about the future of work after the pandemic - including how policies like CERB and UBI will play into how we live and work. For Federal politics, we talk about Erin O'Toole's speech on not canceling Canada Day. Will it be a much needed political winner for him? We'll discuss! For PodReport this week, Da…
 
This week we talk about Jagmeet Singh and the NDP rising in the polls, Justin Trudeau failing progressive voters, why minority governments are good, and how Harsha Walia is the only person being punished for Canada's residential school genocide! To join our little community go to www.patreon.com/LeftTurnCanada.com…
 
In this episode, for Canadian federal politics, we continue to observe the big moves being made by the major parties in our 'Election Watch' series. This week the Liberals announced a bunch of money for Quebec's aerospace industry - is it good politics/policy? We'll discuss! For provincial/municipal politics, we talk about the issues that will be p…
 
Taylor and Matthew take a deep dive into the now-concluded WE Scandal. We’ve already covered the Kielburgers in-depth, but now we address their latest scandal, which spanned nearly an entire year and resulted in investigations, destroyed careers, millions of taxpayer money wasted, and another blemish on the scarred face of Justin Trudeau and his Li…
 
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the federal government's recent decision to vet all scientific research funding as a matter of national intelligence agencies. Plus, they talk about tuition fees in Newfoundland and Labrador and the importance of physical space for activism and organizing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out info…
 
This week we talk about the upcoming 2021 Canadian Federal election, and what Jagmeet Singh and the NDP need to do to succeed. We also touch on Jagmeet's strong numbers with younger Canadians, but also the NDP's weakness with older voters, who are lining up with Justin Trudeau Finally, we touch on the Conservative collapse of Erin O'Toole and what …
 
In this episode, for Canadian Federal politics, we talk about the 'power moves' being made by Justin Trudeau and Erin O'Toole in the lead-up to the (increasingly likely) fall election. For Municipal (AKA Local) politics, we talk about how the developments in the big arena deal are playing in the Municipal election slated for October. Who is making …
 
CANADA IS ON FIRE and the Gulf of Mexico is summoning Cthulhu! Should we maybe do SOMETHING about Climate Change beyond giving tax breaks to billionaires? This week on Left Turn, Canada - Christo & Andy talk about the Gulf of Mexico catching on Fire, Canada burning too, and how recent Indigenous Tragedies got many Canadians to consider cancelling C…
 
Baroness Beeban Kidron, Chair of the 5Rights Foundation, guests to discuss the recently launched Twisted Toys campaign. We chat about the role of awareness campaigns for tech advocacy, how policymakers respond to children's data protection issues, and the creative design process behind the Twisted Toys campaign. Check out Twisted Toys here!…
 
In this episode, for US politics, we talk about the indictment of the Trump Organization's CFO. Is this the first step in the bringing-down of Donald J. Trump? We'll discuss! We follow this up with Canadian Federal politics and the sudden resignation of Liberal Cabinet Minister Catherine McKenna. What does this say about how good the job of an MP r…
 
Taylor and Matthew donate their time to appraise the ‘charitable acts’ of Craig and Marc Kielburger, the founders of WE Charity and ME to WE. We cover their lives from privileged wunderkinds to (allegedly) corrupt charity icons. We talk forbidden love with a donkey; the financial shenanigans that saw their charity (WE Charity) giving money to their…
 
Andrew Frawley, former Director of Marketing at Yang2020, shares his experience running marketing and digital strategy for Andrew Yang's 2020 campaign. Andrew discusses the role of social media for outsider campaigns, challenges in establishing growth on social media, and the role of podcasts for political campaigns. We also discuss campaign slogan…
 
We talk about 751 unmarked graves found at residential school in Saskatchewan, and how Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government are failing to address the racism and genocide against Indigenous Canadians. This includes a disgusting act by Carolyn Bennett in attacking an Indigenous MP. Let's Cancel Canada Day! Join the community https://www.patreon…
 
Taylor and Matthew talk Canadian news: We begin by acknowledging the tragic death of four members of a Muslim family by the hands of a hateful terrorist in London, Ontario. Also, the hypocrisy of Bloc and Conservative sentiments expressed to the media. Politics and religion intersect as churches thirsty for ‘persecution’ go against public health or…
 
In this episode Sandy and Nora talk about crime and punishment, and why society gets nowhere when it throws people into the criminal justice system. Plus, they talk about the Notwithstanding Clause and wtf is up with the Green Party? CW: discussion of child suicide in the second half of the episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inf…
 
In this episode, for Global politics, we discuss the G7 meeting that took place in England and also the bilateral meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. What came out of these get togethers and what is the politics behind it - we'll discuss! For Federal politics, Mike tries to convince David that the implosion of the Green Party (and its lea…
 
We talk about Mumilaaq Qaqqaq's powerful farewell speech in Parliament, and how Justin Trudeau super villain tactics failed indigenous peoples. We also talk about the Green party's implosion and look at early 2021 election polling. What is happening to Justin Trudeau? Clip 1: https://twitter.com/rdassaly/status/1405916166787379212 Clip 2: https://t…
 
Taylor and Matthew sigh at Annamie Paul, the newest leader of the Green Party of Canada. We cover her life from well-intentioned uber professional to bad-intentioned neoliberal hack. We talk her failures to achieve a seat in the House of Commons; how her limp centrist blathering defeated eco-socialists; a strong anti-TikTok stance; the emptiness of…
 
This week on Left Turn, Canada! Christo and Andy talk about the attack on a Muslim Family in London Ontario with Professor Adnan Husain. We follow up on the horrific story of 215 Indigenous children in a mass grave and we talk about Jenica Atwin leaving the Green Party for the Liberal Party Join us at Patreon.com/LeftTurnCanada…
 
Dr. Michael D. Cohen, CEO of Cohen Research Group and Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, discusses his new book Modern Political Campaigns: How Professionalism, Technology, and Speed Have Revolutionized Elections. We talk about how communication technologies have shifted political campaigns from being party-centered to candidate-centered. We als…
 
In this episode, for US/Global politics, we discuss the big spending bill that was passed in the US Senate to fund research in strategic areas where China has upped their game of late. What does this say about the US/China relations and is this further evidence of a new kind of Cold War? For provincial politics, David and Mike debate whether Jason …
 
Taylor and Matthew talk Canadian news: Liberal MP William Amos still doesn’t know how to turn off his webcam and urinates in front of his fellow virtual MPs. Taylor goes after Manitoba premier, Brian Pallister, for his numerous failures regarding COVID-19. Despite the efficacy of magic mushroom therapy, the Liberals make it hard for terminally ill …
 
Shoes & boots set up at Peterborough’s City Hall as a memorial to the 215 Indigenous children who died at Kamloops Indian Residential School, June 2, 2021 (Photo: Bill Templeman) The staggering news about the graves found at the Kamloops Indian Residential School broke across the country on the May 24 long weekend. The impact of this news continues…
 
Note: the audio quality of this episode isn't great as we recorded it from Mike's Backyard, we assure you that the audio quality will be better next time. In this episode, for Federal politics, we talk about the horrible discovery of 215 indigenous children's graves in the Kamloops Residential School. What does this mean and will it impact the Fede…
 
Tom Moylan, Communication Strategist at the Directorate-General for Communication at the European Commission, shares his personal reflections on EU digital communication. We discuss the value that social media can bring in communicating the European Union to citizens, as well as how EU institutions have evolved their communication strategy over tim…
 
Christo and Andy talk about the 215 Indigenous children found in a mass grave at a Kamloops Residential School. We talk about that dark history and about what can be done by the Justin Trudeau Liberal government to fix it. We also speak about how the history of Residential schools forms a part of Canada's genocidal present and current educational i…
 
Taylor and Matthew go mad for Maxime Bernier, the current leader of the People’s Party of Canada. We cover his life from free-trade acolyte and corporate lawyer to the non-rise and fall of his embarrassing federal party. We talk Maxime’s fear of being seen as gay; his lifelong battle with the Dairy Cartel; Stephen Harper’s weird diet; how Jordan Pe…
 
In this episode, Sandy and Nora examine how Residential Schools should be understood as a fundamental part of forming modern Canada, and discuss ways in which settlers can demand justice from their politicians. Residential school survivors who need support can call the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419. See acast.com/…
 
In this episode, for federal politics, we talk about NDP scion Avi Lewis getting into the family business, with a run in West Vancouver for the Federal NDP. What does this mean for the party and their likely future policy course? We'll discuss! For Alberta politics, we breakdown the policy and politics of Jason Kenney's aggressive re-opening plan f…
 
This week on Left Turn, Canada! Christo and Andy talk about Justin Trudeau doing nothing to fight anti-Black racism, Palantir coming to Canada which is bad, Jason Kenney killing Alberta with COVID with a June reopening, and the CBC silencing voices on Palestine. Support Nora Lorteo https://bit.ly/3oUO2Jc Join us at www.patreon.com/LeftTurnCanada…
 
Special episode! Taylor and Matthew ramble for over an hour on topics and issues of interest. We also ask the big questions: Why on earth would someone create yet another ‘leftist’ podcast? We talk about bête noire of socialists everywhere – capitalism; the ethics of problematic jokes; who will work the ‘bad jobs’ under a socialist system; is new m…
 
Andy and Christo talk about Canada's response to Israel's attack on Palestine, and how the media and politicians are sounding better on the issue, even as Justin Trudeau supports the attack. We also talk about Ed the Sock being terrible, and how Doug Ford continues to ruin Ontario. Join the community! Patreon.com/LeftTurnCanada To help support the …
 
Taylor and Matthew go bilingual and talk about Bloc Quebecois leader, Yves-Francois Blanchet. We cover his life from coked up record label guy to one of the most prominent French politicians in Canada. We talk partying with francophone rock stars at strip clubs, the pushing forward of a discriminatory, Islamophobic, and racist bill in Quebec, an ol…
 
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