I sit down with Warren Abbey for Part 2 of our conversation from March (link: https://anchor.fm/strongandfree/episodes/Youth-Hidden-in-Plain-Sight-Warren-Abbeys-Story-on-Guns--Gangs-and-Violence-ebb1lq) to discuss his time in prison and what changes could be made to provide hope for those in jail.
In this new series, we examine the federal government's response to COVID-19.
Our first episode examines the political landscape Justin Trudeau finds himself after the October, 2019 election. Three main issues are facing the Liberal Party of Canada:
- Alienation of Staunch Supporters
- Indigenous Protests (Wet'suwet'en)
Warren Abbey has spent over 11 yrs in prison and since, has written a Creative Writing book called "Honour Thy Brother" and is working to reform youth and help them make better choices in their lives.
Vanessa Lodge works with marginalized communities in the sport and recreation space. We sit down to discuss the impacts sport and recreation can have on young people.
Erin Kelly is President and CEO of Advanced Symbolics Inc,
Erin's article in the Globe and Mail:
Erin interviewed on TVO's The Agenda:
Petra Molnar, is Acting Director at the University of Toronto's International Human Rights Program.
Oliver Lane is a transgender athlete and recent graduate of the University of Guelph. A Rookie of the Year, MVP and Ontario University Athletics Athlete of the Year Oliver’s story is highlighted here:
Jacq Hixson-Vulpe is currently a Senior Consultant at the 519 and authored the "Creating Authentic Spaces" document:
Jamie Ellerton is Principal at Conaptus, Limited.
Medium Article on NY Resolutions:
Todd Anderson has over 20 years experience in the energy sector - specifically in wind and solar. I sit down with him to discuss the innovative ways industries are reducing their emissions. And, what governments can do to help.
Ann Nguyen sat down with me to discuss her interest in politics and her involvement in the Toronto Youth Cabinet - an organization that directly works with Toronto's City Councillors. Check them out at http://thetyc.ca/
For all the coverage of Wexit, surprisingly no one is talking about the Organization's Constitution. In this episode, I sit down with Peter Downing to discuss WEXIT's Constitution, which can be found here:
Gillian Smith is a tireless Volunteer, Consultant and former Progressive Conservative candidate in the 2018 Ontario Provincial Election. She has written an article about her experiences. Link below.
Join me as I discuss #strngnfr's ups and downs over the past year! What have I learned after one year of Podcasting? What can I improve upon? And most importantly - why I believe balanced discourse is more necessary than ever before!
In this episode, I discuss the 2019 federal election results and proportional representation! As well I examine the Wexit association more closely looking at their constitution. I end the podcast by discussing some of Wexit's demands and how these could potentially be resolved within our curreny Federal system !
Western alienation is real in Canada. You cannot open a newspaper without reading an article about it. Listen now to Heon and I, as we break down the underpinnings of western alienation that is rooted in our federal system. We explore Canada's federation, beginning with the near-immediate discontent by Provinces towards the federal government shortly after Confederation. What caused this? How did issues of the economy, taxation and the World Wars play a role?
This and subsequent episodes will be very important to continue having a conversation about Western Alienation. Perhaps the most important conversation facing Canadians and Canada today.
In my last episode on the "Canada Votes" series, I wanted to talk to someone who has worked on the inside of a political party. I had the chance to converse with my friend Emily, who's been involved in politics since University, herself becoming the President of her political riding association. I wanted to understand more about the flexibility inside parties, the openness to criticism and what keeps her going even if she disagrees with the leader and certain public policies. Listen to our conversation and let me know what you think. And as always, stay balanced, stay informed!
So I was a bit late uploading this. But better late than never! Listen to Heon and I discuss the Bloc Quebecois - examining the Party's history, its current platform and the major issues it is fighting for. An interesting aspect of the Bloc is their platform is quite interesting. While the Party is very much focused on fighting for the rights and freedoms of Quebec and Quebecois, the Bloc also pose interesting initiatives that could garner it support from outside Quebec. The Party's very much about fighting for the environment, ensuring big tech companies pay taxes in Canada and increased funding for Quebec artists and musicians. That said, the Bloc also are concerned about Multiculturalism and would like the French language to be a pre-requisite to citizenship in Canada. These and many other issues can alienate the Party from potential supporters both inside and outside Quebec. Listen to Heon and I debate and discuss this very important Party.
Nearly 50 percent of Albertans would support secession from Canada, according to an Angus Reid poll completed in 2019. In #strngnfr's first interview, we sit down with Peter Downing, leader of the Wexit movement out of Alberta to understand what is leading to this sentiment. Has Ottawa purposely disempowered Provinces? Or are the concerns of Alberta a result of our federal system that does not address regional issues appropriately? Listen to my conversation with Peter Downing and learn about some of the issues facing Alberta and Albertans. And as always, stay balanced, stay informed.
Join Heon and I as we discuss the rise in populism in Canada. We also discuss the history and the aspects of populism that are not normally covered in the news today. Let us know your thoughts. Do you think populism is on the rise in Canada?
The Peoples Party of Canada (PPC) is perhaps the youngest political party in Canadian federal politics. Many have characterized the Party as being xenophobic and anti-immigrant. Their leader, Maxime Bernier has been vociferous by openly rejecting Canada’s multiculturalism policy. There is however an underlying philosophy that is guiding the Party and its decisions. Join Heon and I as we try to uncover the PPC more. What are their strengths, weaknesses and threats? And why are they resonating with many voters?
We hope you enjoy listening to this podcast. It was very informative for us to research. Let me know what you think!
Our goal at #strngnfr is to explore political topics with a balanced view. Throughout our #elexn43 coverage, we couldn't help but cover Justin Trudeau's brownface-blackface scandal. Join us in hearing our perspectives and what this may have done to the Liberal Party.
The Green Party of Canada has always been intriguing to me. I didn’t know enough about the Party. Is their platform only about responding to the environment? What about their stance on the economy? Immigration? Taxation? What are the Party’s strengths? Weaknesses? What would a Canada look like under the Green Party? And what is the connection with other Green Parties throughout the world? Join us in our continuing Election coverage as we explore the Green Party in more detail.
In episode three of our coverage of the 2019 Canadian federal election, Heon and I discuss the Conservative Party of Canada's history, philosophy, guiding principles, policy objectives and the biggest weaknesses facing the Party. Tune in now!
In our second instalment leading up to the federal election, the Strong and Free Podcast examines the New Democratic Party (NDP). How was the Party formed? What principles does the Party fight for? What could explain the Party's meteoric rise in the 2011 federal election? And what are the Party's biggest challenges heading into the 2019 election? As always, we try our best to answer these questions providing you with as much information to continue having the conversation. Tune in now and let us know what you think!
In our new series, the Strong and Free Podcast will be looking at each major political party leading up to the October election. First up, the Liberal Party. What could explain Justin Trudeau's rise in 2015? How could the leader of the third party seemingly overnight become the governing party with a majority? What did the past 4 years under Trudeau look like and what can Canadians expect if the Liberals were to win in October? These questions and others will be answered! Tune in now and let us know what you think!
In our final episode on the Canadian Military, we explore the stories of returning soldiers and the types of government supports for returning Military personnel. Specifically, we examine the supports that help individuals transition back to life in Canada. The sense of duty our military has to defend our country and the values we espouse cannot be understated. This series has fundamentally changed our perspectives and we are forever grateful to the brave individuals that sacrifice their careers, livelihoods and wellbeing for the safety and security for all of us.
In this week's episode, The Strong and Free Podcast examines four main issues facing veterans:
Exposure to Chemicals; and
Lump-Sum Disability Payments.
As always, let us know what you think!
In this episode, Heon and I examine the perpetual issue of procurement in the Canadian military. What are the reasons behind procuring the best equipment for Canada's military? And why is military procurement always in the news? Listen now to learn more about military procurement in Canada!
Library of Parliament, The Evolution of Defence Procurement in Canada, February 2016: https://lop.parl.ca/sites/PublicWebsite/default/en_CA/ResearchPublications/201609E#a1
Report of the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence, Military Underfunded: The Walk Must Match the Talk, April 2017: https://sencanada.ca/content/sen/committee/421/SECD/reports/DEFENCE_DPR_FINAL_e.pdf
In this episode, Heon and I begin to explore the Canadian Military. We ask the tough questions of why the military is not front and centre for many Canadians.
Earnscliffe Strategy Group (2018): Views of the Canadian Armed Forces Tracking Study. http://cdacanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Views-of-the-CF-Exec-Summary.pdf
Current Canadian Operations : https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/operations/military-operations/current-operations/list.html
Liberal Part of Canada Strategy: https://medium.com/r/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.liberal.ca%2Frealchange%2Fstrategic-priorities%2F
Strong, Secure and Engaged: http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2017/mdn-dnd/D2-386-2017-eng.pdf
Sources used in this episode:
Hating Hate: Policy Implications of Hate Crime Legislation Author(s): Beverly A. McPhail Source: Social Service Review , Vol. 74, No. 4 (December 2000), pp. 635-653 Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Political Tolerance, Racist Speech, and the Influence of Social Networks Author(s): Allison Harell Source: Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 91, №3 (SEPTEMBER 2010), pp. 724–740 Published by: Wiley
The Limits of Tolerance in Diverse Societies: Hate Speech and Political Tolerance Norms Among Youth Author(s): Allison Harell Source: Canadian Journal of Political Science / Revue canadienne de science politique, Vol. 43, №2, Diversity and Democratic Politics (June 2010 juin), pp. 407–432 Published by: Canadian Political Science Association and the Société québécoise de science politique
DIGNITY, HARM, AND HATE SPEECH Author(s): ROBERT MARK SIMPSON Source: Law and Philosophy, Vol. 32, №6 (November 2013), pp. 701–728 Published by: Springer Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/24572423 Accessed: 22–07–2019 22:25 UTC
Welcome Heon Lee: Strong and Free's new co-host! In this episode we discuss Heon's background, and what made him decide to join the Strong and Free Podcast.
Encounters with Canada (https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub/en)
MP Mark Warawa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Warawa
In part two of our series on Identity Politics, Heon and I examine the Gender Gap. We tackle these four areas:
1) A history of the gender gap
2) Implications for today
3) What do current scholars believe 'cause' or contribute to the gender gap?
4) What can govts do to attempt to address this?
Complexities of the Gender Gap Author(s): Susan E. Howell and Christine L. Day Source: The Journal of Politics, Vol. 62, No. 3 (Aug., 2000), pp. 858-874 Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Revisiting the Gender Gap Author(s): James A. Rycik Source: American Secondary Education, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Summer 2008), pp. 98-101 Published by: Dwight Schar College of Education, Ashland University
The Gender Gap Author(s): Karen M. Kaufmann Source: PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul., 2006), pp. 447-453 Published by: American Political Science Association
Canadian Human Rights Act (1977)
Percentage of women among university graduates, by field of study (1992, 2008)
Statistics Canada—Women in Canada (Unpaid work, household activities)
Gender differences in post-secondary STEM programs
Identity Politics is a hot topic in today's politics. Listen to Heon and I debate the history of the topic and where the movement can go for the future.
Statistics Canada 2011 Report on Women and Education (1990-2009)
US Census Bureau — Historical Income
US Law School Performance Article (Link within the article to the particular study currently not available)
NCES — Fall Enrollment in Post-Secondary Institutions (Supplementary Statistics)
Civil Rights Act (1964)
Equal Pay Act (1963)
John F. Kennedy's Executive Order — Affirmative Action
Graduation Rates from 4 Year Post-Secondary Institutions NCES
Friends, this episode is quite special. Strong and Free's special guest, Heon Lee helps unpack the State of Alabama's ban on abortion, with detailed research on the Bill and implications. You don't want to miss this episode (and sorry for the poor audio quality!).
Canada's Prostitution Criminal Law Reform Bill-36
BBC Alabama women’s opinions on abortion (Video)
Kay Ivey election platform & stance on abortion
Polling data on abortion
25 of 27 Republicans are white, male legislators in a Republican dominated chamber/Four women against the bill are Democrats
Raising victims of rape and incest
Listen to my latest podcast on the psychological effects of abortion on women. Sources used:
M. A. Biggs, Ushma D. Upadhyay, Julia R. Steinberg and Diana G. Foster, "Does abortion reduce self-esteem and life satisfaction?" Quality of Life Research, Vol. 23, №9 (November, 2014), pp. 2505–2513 Published by: Springer
Julia R. Steinberg and Lisa Rubin, Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2014, 1.1: 239–247), “Psychological Aspects of Contraception, Unintended Pregnancy, and Abortion,"
Katrina Kimport, in her piece, “(Mis)Understanding Abortion Regret,” Symbolic Interaction, 2012.
This topic discusses the Anti-vaccination movement noted as one of the top ten threats to health in 2019 by the WHO.
Sorry for making my content Ontario-focused the last little while! Lots happening over here.
Medium Article and YouTube link below. Let me know what you think!
Sources used in this podcast:
Liberal Party 2018-19 Education Programs - Other http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/funding/1819/B07_EPO_memo_2018_19_gsn_en.pdf
Education Funding 2018-19 - http://www.opsba.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/2018-2019%20Education%20Funding%20Engagement%20Guide.pdf
2018-19 Ontario Budget - http://budget.ontario.ca/2018/budget2018-en.pdf
2019-20 Ontario Budget - http://budget.ontario.ca/2019/contents.html
Grants for Student Needs 2019-20 - https://efis.fma.csc.gov.on.ca/faab/Memos/B2019/B14_EN.pdf
Grants for Student Needs 2019-20 Projections - http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/funding/1920/GSNProjections2019.pdf
Priorities and Partnership Fund (PPF) - https://efis.fma.csc.gov.on.ca/faab/Memos/B2019/B15_EN.pdf
New YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5JKJC9prqNuvrcR844cLjw?view_as=subscriber
Medium articles - https://medium.com/strong-and-free
Sources used in this podcast:
Congressional Research Service, "Fifth-Generation (5G) Telecommunications Technologies: Issues for Congress", United States Government, January 2019: https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R45485
Huawei, "5G Network Architecture: A High Level Perspective," 2016: https://www.huawei.com/minisite/hwmbbf16/insights/5G-Nework-Architecture-Whitepaper-en.pdf
Kadri Kaska, Henrik Beckvard and Tomáš Minárik, "Huawei, 5G and China as a Security Threat," NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, 2019: https://ccdcoe.org/uploads/2019/03/CCDCOE-Huawei-2018-03-28-FINAL.pdf
NGMN, "NGMN 5G White Paper," February 17, 2015: https://www.ngmn.org/fileadmin/ngmn/content/images/news/ngmn_news/NGMN_5G_White_Paper_V1_0.pdf
GSMA Intelligence,"ANALYSIS Understanding 5G: Perspectives on future technological advancements in mobile," December 2014: https://www.gsmaintelligence.com/research/?file=141208-5g.pdf&download
GSA.Com, "The Road to 5G: Drivers, Applications, Requirements and Technical Development," 2015: https://www.huawei.com/minisite/5g/img/GSA_the_Road_to_5G.pdf
In this episode, I provide some insights on Confirmation Bias!
1) Present political issues online that invites conversations; not shuts them down.
2) Think about the sources used for the articles you post
3) Look at the comments, likes and engagement. Are people engaging with your content meaningfully, or at all?
In this episode, I explore the Province of Quebec's ban on religious symbols for certain public servants. Sources used in this podcast include the following:
Marie McAndrew and Mahsa Bakhsaei, "The difficult integration of Muslims into Québec since 9/11: International or local dynamics?" International Journal, Vol. 67, No. 4, (Autumn 2012), pp. 931-949
Mereille le Breton, "Laïcité in the French Public School System : an exception française?" Paroles gelées, 23(1), 2007: 1-27.
Raphael Liogier, "Laïcité on the Edge in France: Between the Theory of Church-State Separation and the Praxis of State-Church Confusion," Macquarie Law Journal 2009, Vol 9: 25-45.
Lori G. Beaman, "Battles over Symbols: The "Religion" of the Minority Versus the "Culture" of the Majority," Journal of Law and Religion, 28.1, 2013. pp. 67-104.
In this episode, I explore political sniping in our comments online and provide some tips on how to avoid it. Remember: we want to be conversation starters / continuers (is that a word?) NOT conversation enders!
Let me know your thoughts and feedback!
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Sources used in this podcast:
Donna Feir and Robert Hancock’s “A Guide to Reconciliation for Quantitative Social Scientists,"
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I’m excited to share with you a new podcast series (surprise!): “Before You Reply Online”! We’ve all been there: someone posts something on our social media feeds that we absolutely disagree with: maybe it’s just a difference of opinion - or maybe it’s something so deeply upsetting to us, we can’t even fathom to look! So what do we do? We reply! And looking back, it might not have been the most...thoughtful reply ;).
This series will be about giving you some tips, tools and tricks through trial and error that I am trying to employ to prevent the inevitable ‘flame war’ from happening. Using my own experience, I'll try to guide you through the mental steps necessary before hitting that reply button.
Don’t flame people, kids. Let’s keep this respectful! And as always, stay balanced, stay informed!
Sources used in this episode:
Defining and Researching Islamophobia Author(s): Erik Bleich Source: Review of Middle East Studies, Vol. 46, No. 2 (Winter 2012), pp. 182. Published by: Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA)
Islamophobia or Islamophobias: Towards Developing A Process Model Author(s): ZAFAR IQBAL Source: Islamic Studies, Vol. 49, No. 1 (Spring 2010), pp. 96 Published by: Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad
The Long History of Islam as a Collective “Other” of the West and the Rise of Islamophobia in the U.S. after Trump Author(s): LÜTFİ SUNAR Source: Insight Turkey , Vol. 19, No. 3, TRUMP'S AMERICA CHANGES, CHALLENGES EXPECTATIONS AND UNCERTAINTIES (Summer 2017),
Erik Bleich, “What is Islamophobia and how much is there? Theorizing and Measuring an Emerging Comparative Concept,” American Behavioral Scientist, 55(12), 2011
Ideology, identity, and law in the production of Islamophobia Author(s): Cyra Akila Choudhury Source: Dialectical Anthropology, Vol. 39, No. 1 (March 2015)
Shariah and Citizenship—How Islamophobia Is Creating a Second-Class Citizenry in America Author(s): Yaser Ali Source: California Law Review, Vol. 100, No. 4 (August 2012)
In the final instalment of the SNC-Lavalin mini-series, I examine Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs). What is missing is a real understanding of what DPAs are and its effects on the Criminal Code.
Sources used include the following:
Justifications and Purposes of Negotiated Justice for Corporate Offenders: Deferred and Non-Prosecution Agreements in the UK and US systems of Criminal Justice Federico Mazzacuva, 2014, Journal of Criminal Law: 249.
The Effect of Deferred and Non-Prosecution Agreements on Corporate Governance: Evidence from 1993-2013 Author(s): Wulf A. Kaal and Timothy A. Lacine Source: The Business Lawyer, Vol. 70, No. 1 (Winter 2014–2015), pp. 63 Published by: American Bar Association
Justice department's use of DPAs causes backlash Jaclyn Jaeger Compliance Week. 10.110 (Mar. 2013): p32+. Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2013 Wilmington Compliance Week, Inc https://www.complianceweek.com
What Happens to a Prosecution Deferred? Judicial Oversight of Corporate Deferred Prosecution Agreements Author(s): Benjamin M. Greenblum Source: Columbia Law Review, Vol. 105, No. 6 (Oct., 2005), pp. 1868. Published by: Columbia Law Review Association, Inc.
DOJ's Use of DPAs in Healthcare, Kathleen M. Boozang, and Simone Handler-Hutchison, American Journal of Law and Medicine, 2009, 89-124.
In Part 2 of the Mini-Series on SNC-Lavalin, I examine the legislative environment the company, as a multi-national finds itself in. I examine the Corrupt Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) and its limitations. Sources used in this podcast include the following:
Tired of all the information about SNC-Lavalin? Listen to Part 1 of a small mini-series on SNC-Lavalin! This first episode will focus on public governance and procurement. Sources used in this podcast include the following:
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Sources used in this podcast include the following:
TransMountain ULC, Project Description for the Proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project, May 2013: https://www.burnaby.ca/Assets/TMEP/Project+Description+for+the+TMEP.pdf
Sean Kheraj, "Historical Background Report: Trans Mountain Pipeline, 1947-2013," York University: 2014. https://vancouver.ca/images/web/pipeline/Sean-Kheraj-history-of-TMP.pdf
The National Energy Board, National Energy Board Report: The Trans Mountain Expansion Project, May 2016:
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, 2018 Crude Oil Forecast: Markets and Transportation, 2018: https://www.capp.ca/publications-and-statistics/crude-oil-forecast
Dmitry Zhdannikov, "OPEC raises U.S. oil supply outlook, sees lower demand for own crude," Reuters, September 23, 2018: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-outlook/opec-raises-u-s-oil-supply-outlook-sees-lower-demand-for-own-crude-idUSKCN1M30LZ
Veracity Plus Consulting, Why Canada Needs New Pipeline Capacity to Tidewater, July 2016
Government of Canada, "Canada's Pipeline Safety System," July 25, 2016:
Thomas Gunton et. al, Public Interest Evaluation of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, Simon Fraser University, May 2015:
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In the third episode of Food for Thought, I explore why we are so quick to judge a topic after reading a bullet point about it - as was the case with the Minimum Wage legislation in Ontario.
In this episode Strong and Free looks at the minimum wage debate in Ontario, by comparing Bill 148 introduced by the Ontario Liberal Party in 2017, and Bill 47 introduced by the Progressive Conservative Party in 2018.
Twitter: StrongnFreeCAD Instagram: strngnfree Facebook/LinkedIn: Strong and Free Podcast Tumblr: strongandfreecad Email: firstname.lastname@example.org In the second episode of Food for Thought, I explore the need for evidence-based policy decisions, which should translate into evidence-based protests - especially considering the recent changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
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Sources used in this podcast:
Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, “Post Secondary Education in Canada,” Federal Spending on Post-Secondary Education, May 5 2016: 7. http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/web/default/files/Documents/Reports/2016/PSE/PSE_EN.pdf
Gerard Walsh, “The Cost of Credentials: The Shifting Burden of Post-Secondary Tuition in Canada,” Royal Bank of Canada, June 2018: 2. http://www.rbc.com/economics/economic-reports/pdf/other-reports/Tuition_June2018.pdf
Canadian Federation of Students, “An Overview of Tuition Fees in Canada,” July 2015: http://dev.cfswpnetwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/71/2015/07/Fact-Sheet-fees-2013-Nov-En.pdf
Canadian Federation of Students, “Funding for Post-Secondary Education,” 2013: http://dev.cfswpnetwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/71/2015/07/Fact-Sheet-Funding-2013-11-En.pdf
Office of the Auditor General, “Ontario Student Assistance Program,” Chapter 3. 2018: http://www.auditor.on.ca/en/content/annualreports/arreports/en18/v1_310en18.pdf
OCUFA, “Reckless government announcement threatens education quality and students’ rights,” January 17, 2019: https://ocufa.on.ca/press-releases/reckless-government-announcement-threatens-education-quality-and-students-rights/
Welcome to a new series presented by Strong and Free: Food For Thought (FFT). Questions will be posed about how the government can be better. In FFT's first episode - why can't more government services happen online?
Sources used in this podcast: David A. Green and Christopher Worswick, “Canadian Economics Research on Immigration Through the Lens of Theories of Justice,” University of British Columbia, 2017: 4. https://econ2017.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2018/01/GreenPaper_CJE-Aug2-2017-2.pdf Paula Simons, “On point: Fifty years ago, Canada changed its immigration rules and in doing so changed the face of this country,” Edmonton Journal, June 29, 2017: https://edmontonjournal.com/news/insight/on-point-fifty-years-ago-canada-changed-its-immigration-rules-and-in-doing-so-changed-the-face-of-this-country Author unknown. “Points-based Immigration Systems: Canada”, Library of Congress, June 9, 2015: https://www.loc.gov/law/help/points-based-immigration/canada.php Vibha Kaushik and Julie Drolet, “Settlement and Integration Needs of Skilled Immigrants in Canada,” MDPI Social Sciences, 2018, 3. Jay Makarenko, “Immigration Policy in Canada: History, Administration and Debates,” August 12, 2010: https://www.mapleleafweb.com/features/immigration-policy-canada-history-administration-and-debates.html Daniel Hiebert, “What’s So Special About Canada: Understanding the Resilience of Immigration and Multiculturalism,” Transatlantic Council on Migration, June 2016: 4. Author unknown, “70 million children get no education, says report,” The Guardian, 2010: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2010/sep/20/70m-get-no-education James Bissett, “Immigration policy is out of control and needs an overhaul,” Ottawa Citizen, November 20, 2017: https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/bissett-immigration-policy-is-out-of-control-and-needs-an-overhaul Jason Markusoff, “Canada’s failing refugee system is leaving thousands in limbo,” Maclean’s Magazine, January 10, 2018: https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/canadas-refugee-system-is-in-chaos/ Sigal Samuel, “‘There’s a Perception That Canada Is Being Invaded’,” The Atlantic, May 26, 2018: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/05/theres-a-perception-that-canada-is-being-invaded/561032/
Sources used in this episode: Tracey L. Meares, “The Law and Social Science of Stop and Frisk,” Annual Review of Law and Social Science, 10(1), November 2014: 338. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268224149_The_Law_and_Social_Science_of_Stop_and_Frisk CBC News, “The Skin We’re In,” Date unknown: https://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/m_features/heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-carding Statistics Canada, “Homicide in Canada, 2017,” The Daily, November 21, 2018: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/181121/dq181121a-eng.htm?indid=3435-1&indgeo=0 US Department of Justice, “Stop and Frisk: Balancing Crime Control with Community Relations,” Urban Institute, 2015: 15. https://ric-zai-inc.com/Publications/cops-p306-pub.pdf Jamaican Canadian Association, “The Independent Street Checks Review,” February 22, 2018: 13-14. https://streetchecksreview.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Toronto-February-22-2018.pdf Anthony N. Doob and Rosemary Gartner, “Understanding the Impact of Police Stops,” A Report for the Toronto Police Board, January 17, 2017: A6. http://criminology.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DoobGartnerPoliceStopsReport-17Jan2017r.pdf Justice Michael Tulloch, Report of the Independent Street Checks Review, Government of Ontario, 2018: http://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/Policing/StreetChecks/ReportIndependentStreetChecksReview2018.html
Sources used in this episode: Evelyn L. Forget, “The Case for Basic Income in Canada,” University of Manitoba, 2012. David E. Thigpen, “Universal Income: What is it and is it Right for the US?” Roosevelt Institute, October 2016. David Macdonald, “A Policymaker’s Guide to Basic Income,” Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, October 2016. https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National%20Office/2016/10/Policymakers_Guide_to_Basic_Income.pdf John Kay, “The Basics of Basic Income,” ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, date unknown. https://www.ceps.eu/system/files/IEForum22017_1.pdf Ryan Meili and Danielle Martin, “The Health Case for Basic Income,” in Basic Income: Rethinking Social Policy, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2016. https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National%20Office%2C%20Ontario%20Office/2016/10/CCPA%20ON%20Basic%20Income_FINAL.pdf Kela FPA, “Platform for Basic Income Experiment,” From Idea to Experiment: Report on Universal Basic Income Experiment in Finland, 2015. https://basicincome.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/KELA_Preliminary_Report_UBI_Pilots.pdf Homeless Hub, “Homelessness and the Lack of Affordable Housing: What is the link?” The State of Homelessness in Canada, 2014.
Happy New Year!
Thank you for everyone tuning into Strong and Free. There are some major plans for 2019. It's going to be great! Tune into hear what I am thinking for the year ahead!
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This episode will focus on the carbon pricing system being proposed in Canada.
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