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Episode 12: Ontario Election Wrap Up

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Tara Mahoney and Kate Reeve, two millennial voters, are embarking on a journey of knowledge and exploration in an effort to decide who they will vote for in upcoming Canadian elections. Follow them in a weekly podcast as they tackle election issues with experts and other young people.
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Our Formula To Help You Make Your Municipal Voting Decision ✨
Tara and Kate are here to help you navigate the b*llshit with a 6-step formula to help you easily make your decisions in your municipal election on October 22nd. The steps and episode details can also be found here: https://undecidedpodcast.com/2018/10/21/the-magical-undecided-formula-for-figuring-out-who-to-vote-for-in-your-municipal-election/
37:29
October 20, 2018
WTF is a Schoolboard Trustee lol
Tara and Kate go through the (kinda depressing sry) news items from this week, which include: Ford government sitting on $1B in cap-and-trade money: environmental commissioner says by law it can only be spent on reducing greenhouse gases, but Ford is attempting to pass legislation to circumvent this: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/doug-ford-cap-and-trade-fund-revenue-1.4841483 PCs invest 90 million into healthcare before flu season (compared to 100 million last year by Libs): https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-hospitals-to-get-90-million-to-tackle-hallway-medicine-health-minister-1.4118535 Doug Ford vows to scrap key Liberal labour reform legislation: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-doug-ford-vows-to-scrap-key-liberal-labour-reform-legislation/ Tara also sits down with Samiya Abdi, candidate for TDSB Trustee in Scarborogh-Guildwood, who helps to explain what the heck a School Board Trustee is and her vision for her ward.  If you were looking for the name of the organization our friend Saad helps run, you can find it here: http://www.maxgala.com/
39:22
October 9, 2018
Right-Wing Rule
Tara and Kate discuss the Ford government's commitment to balancing the Ontario budget at any cost after they "discovered" that the budget deficit was greater than reported by the previous government. They talk about this phenomenon in the broader context of a trend demonstrated by right-wing governments around the world, focusing in on the United States and the Kavanagh hearing as an point of departure.
27:23
October 1, 2018
Undecided X Jennifer Keesmaat
Kate interviews Jennifer Keesmaat about her mayoral bid in the city of Toronto.
41:33
September 24, 2018
La Petite Saison: Where Do We Go From Here?
Tara and Kate discuss the impact of the Ontario election and give a sneak peak of what’s to come for the pod and the province, and how you can make change with your vote in the upcoming Ontario municipal elections on October 22nd. If you like the podcast, please consider contributing any amount to our patreon to help keep the wheels running: https://www.patreon.com/undecidedpod News resources and things we promised to link to in the episode can be found on our website at the following link (there were too many for the description character limit!): https://undecidedpodcast.com/2018/09/16/la-petite-saison-where-do-we-go-from-here/
45:27
September 16, 2018
Episode 12: Ontario Election Wrap Up
In their last episode of the season, Tara, Kate, and six other young women sit down for a glass of sangria, a run down of the highlights from the party platforms, and a discussion on their respective decisions in the Ontario election. If you are in Ontario and have yet to vote, you can find your polling station at https://www.elections.on.ca/ Resources: On declining your ballot: https://globalnews.ca/news/4225759/ontario-election-decline-to-vote/ Kathleen Wynne's concession: https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4690251 Ford's platform: https://www.ontariopc.ca/plan_for_the_people
1:08:20
June 4, 2018
Episode 11: Queer Issues (DYQWIQ Crossover)
Kate and Tara sit down with the hosts of 'Do You Queer What I Queer?,' a Toronto-based podcast which serves as a platform for diverse voices of politics and human interest in the LGBTQ community to educate, entertain, and expand world-views of listeners. In this crossover episode, Tara, Kate, Elliott, and Thom talk about queer issues in Ontario and what the three Ontario parties have to offer the community and its allies in the upcoming provincial election.
1:08:16
May 28, 2018
Episode 10: Poverty & Homelessness
On this special 10th episode, Tara and Kate chat with friend of the show Kiki Cekota about the news from Ontario politics this week, as well as the three party election platforms and how they rank in terms of the way they plan to address poverty and homelessness in this province. Tara and Kate also sit down with Jocelyn Helland, Executive Director at Eva's Initiatives for Homeless Youth in Toronto to understand the challenges facing some of our most vulnerable communities and what government can and should do help. Resources: 407 data breach story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/pc-doug-ford-stolen-data-allegations-1.4671063 LIberals promise to end auto-insurance discrimination: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/liberals-ndp-promise-end-to-auto-insurance-ratings-by-postal-code-1.4668052 Patrick Brown book: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/brown-book-pc-ontario-1.4665677
48:48
May 22, 2018
Episode 9: Public transit
Tara and Kate chat about why public transit is a social justice and a climate justice issue and what the three provincial parties are offering in terms of investment in transit. Tara and Kate also talk with people waiting for public transit at Kipling station in Toronto about what's lacking in public transit in Toronto. Watch the livestream of the three debates from this week: Laidlaw Youth Town Hall: https://twitter.com/laidlawfdn/status/993545797848346625 CityTV Debate: http://toronto.citynews.ca/cityvote-the-debate/ Northern Debate: https://globalnews.ca/news/4202000/northern-debate-day-3-ontario-election/
38:35
May 13, 2018
Episode 8: Education
Kate interviews two teachers to get a sense of the strengths and limitations of our education system and what the three provincial parties are offering in terms of education policy in the upcoming election.
49:32
May 9, 2018
Episode 7: Feminist Policy in Ontario
Tara speaks with Toronto creative Franceta Johnson about some of what the three parties have to offer in terms of policy that helps to combat the inequality between men and women in Ontario.
42:43
April 29, 2018
Episode 6: The NDP Platform
Kate and Tara discuss the highlights of the Ontario NDP platform, including the large social spending commitments like universal dental care and pharmacare and revenue-creating measures like tax hikes for the wealthiest Ontarians and a yearly tax on foreign home owners in the GTA. Resources: NDP Platform PDF - https://www.ontariondp.ca/platform
36:05
April 22, 2018
Episode 5: Healthcare
Kate and Tara chat with two nurses who help explain the benefits & limitations of our healthcare system and what they will be looking for in election platforms in June. Resources: News from this week - "Teacher's Unions File Complaint Against the Ontario Government" (https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/04/13/payout-to-catholic-teachers-unfair-other-unions-say-in-labour-board-complaint.html) and "March Home Sales Plunge" (http://business.financialpost.com/real-estate/newsalert-number-of-canadian-home-sales-plunges-22-7-per-cent-from-last-march-2)
37:25
April 14, 2018
Episode 4: Climate Change (but not doom & gloom)
Kate and Tara discuss climate change and what the three provincial parties have committed to doing to fight it. Kate interviews John Robinson, a Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and the School of the Environment at the University of Toronto; an Honorary Professor with the Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability at The University of British Columbia; and an Adjunct Professor with the Copenhagen Business School. He explains carbon pricing and his optimistic view of how the world can combat the effects of climate change.
56:34
April 7, 2018
Episode 3: Liberal Budget
Tara and Kate sit down with 6 other young people to discuss the highlights of the provincial budget released Wednesday.
52:22
March 30, 2018
Episode 2: Housing
Tara and Kate talk to Toronto Housing Matters founder Chris Spoke about the price of housing in the province of Ontario and what we are seeing so far policy-wise from the three parties
40:38
March 23, 2018
Episode 1: The Minimum Wage
In this introductory episode, Tara and Kate talk about the new minimum wage legislation that came into effect in Ontario in January. In addition to explaining what the legislation does and how it affects Ontarians, they also describe some common criticisms of minimum wage increases. In an effort to show the way the minimum wage has changed things for Ontarians, they also speak to a few minimum wage earners and a small business owners. Resources - Data on the 2015 election youth turnout: http://abacusdata.ca/the-next-canada-politics-political-engagement-and-priorities-of-canadas-next-electoral-powerhouse-young-canadians/ Minimum wage legislation rundown: https://www.ontario.ca/page/minimum-wage-increase
38:58
March 14, 2018
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