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Youth, Politics, Action!

Youth, Politics, Action!

By Youth Political Assembly
YOUTH, POLITICS, ACTION! is a podcast created by the Youth Political Assembly to help youth across Canada connect with politics and government in a better way. Each episode, one of our hosts will interview a Canadian politician to find out their visions, aspirations, and advice they have for youth. Our podcasts are released every second Saturday - in between episodes, check us out on Instagram @theyouthpoliticalassembly for all the news stories, explanations, opinions, and opportunities you need to stay connected with politics and government.
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#14: Senator Kim Pate
In this episode, Podcast Director Sophie Yang speaks with Ontario Senator Kim Pate! Senator Pate is an alumnus of Dalhousie University Law School, and was previously an executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies. She was named a member of the Order of Canada in 2014 for her work and advocacy on behalf of women who are marginalized, victimized, or incarcerated, and for her research on women in the criminal justice system. In 2016, she was nominated to the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau where she has sat as an independent senator for Ontario ever since. Listen in to hear Sophie speak with Senator Pate about the Canadian Senate, Guaranteed Liveable Income (GLI), the prison system, environmental issues affecting Indigenous communities, and her advice for youth wanting to be an advocate and public servant like herself. YOUTH, POLITICS, ACTION! is a podcast created by the Youth Political Assembly to help youth across Canada connect with politics and government in a better way. Our podcasts are released every second Saturday - in between episodes, check us out on Instagram @youthpoliticalassembly and @ypaforeignaffairs for all the news stories, explanations, opinions, and opportunities you need to stay connected with politics and government.
47:42
May 02, 2021
#13: Green Party Leader Annamie Paul
In this episode, YPA Chief of Podcast Development Krystal Chan speaks with Green Party Leader Annamie Paul. Paul, who was born and raised in Toronto, worked in civic engagement, international affairs, and civil rights law before entering politics. She founded the Canadian Centre for Political Leadership, co-founded the Barcelona International Public Policy Hub, and worked in positions with the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court and with Canada's Mission to the European Union. Annamie Paul is now the first black Canadian and first Jewish woman to be elected leader of a federal party in Canada. Listen in to hear Krystal speak with Ms. Paul about the Green Party and her vision of the party's future, her life and career, and her advice for youth across Canada wanting to get involved in politics and with the Green Party. YOUTH, POLITICS, ACTION! is a podcast created by the Youth Political Assembly to help youth across Canada connect with politics and government in a better way. Our podcasts are released every second Saturday - in between episodes, check us out on Instagram @youthpoliticalassembly and @ypaforeignaffairs for all the news stories, explanations, opinions, and opportunities you need to stay connected with politics and government.
13:36
April 25, 2021
#12: Ontario MPP and NDP Education Critic Marit Stiles
In this episode, YPA Podcast Director Sophie Yang speaks with Ontario NDP MPP Marit Stiles, who represents the riding of Davenport at Queen's Park and is the Education Critic of the Official Opposition. MPP Stiles previously served as the president of the federal New Democratic Party between 2016 and 2018, as well as a trustee for the Toronto District School Board from 2014 until 2018. Listen in to hear Sophie speak with MPP Stiles about the NDP, Ontario schools and education, teachers unions, women in the workforce, and her advice for youth wanting to follow in her footsteps. YOUTH, POLITICS, ACTION! is a podcast created by the Youth Political Assembly to help youth across Canada connect with politics and government in a better way. Our podcasts are released every second Saturday - in between episodes, check us out on Instagram @youthpoliticalassembly and @ypaforeignaffairs for all the news stories, explanations, opinions, and opportunities you need to stay connected with politics and government.
21:27
April 11, 2021
#11: Minister of Transportation Omar Alghabra
In this episode, our President and Founder Jake Karpouzis speaks with the Hon. Omar Alghabra, who is the federal Minister of Transport. Minister Alghabra is the Liberal Member of Parliament for the Toronto-area riding of Mississauga Centre. Minister Alghabra previously served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of International Trade, the Deputy Prime Minister, and later to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Listen in to hear Jake speak with Minister Alghabra about the important work of the Ministry of Transport, what his role as Parliamentary Secretary was like, the backstory of his political career and immigration journey to Canada, and his advice for youth wanting to get involved in government. YOUTH, POLITICS, ACTION! is a podcast created by the Youth Political Assembly to help youth across Canada connect with politics and government in a better way. Our podcasts are released every second Saturday - in between episodes, check us out on Instagram @youthpoliticalassembly and @ypaforeignaffairs for all the news stories, explanations, opinions, and opportunities you need to stay connected with politics and government.
22:34
March 27, 2021
#10: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh
In this episode, our Chief of Podcast Development Krystal Chan speaks with Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who has led the New Democrats since 2017 and represents the riding of Burnaby South in the House of Commons. Jagmeet was born in Scarborough and started his career as a criminal defence lawyer before being elected to represent the Toronto-area riding of Bramalea-Gore-Malton in the Ontario legislature. Listen in to hear Krystal speak with Jagmeet about his career and political experiences as the first visible minority to permanently lead a major political party in Canada, the federal NDP, his vision for Canada and government, and his advice for all of the politically-avid youth who want to follow in his footsteps. YOUTH, POLITICS, ACTION! is a podcast created by the Youth Political Assembly to help youth across Canada connect with politics and government in a better way. Our podcasts are released every second Saturday - in between episodes, check us out on Instagram @youthpoliticalassembly and @ypaforeignaffairs for all the news stories, explanations, opinions, and opportunities you need to stay connected with politics and government.
15:40
March 13, 2021
#9: B.C. MLA & Minister of State for Child Care Katrina Chen
In this episode, our Chief of Podcast Development Krystal Chan speaks with British Columbia NDP MLA Katrina Chen, who represents the riding of Burnaby-Lougheed and serves in Premier John Horgan's cabinet as Minister of State for Child Care. Minister Chen was born and raised in Taiwan, where her father was a member of the Taichung City Council. She has previously served as a trustee on the Burnaby Board of Education, and she worked in both provincial and federal constituency offices for over 10 years before entering politics herself. Listen in to hear Krystal speak with Minister Chen about her career and role in government, the NDP, and her advice for youth wanting to get into politics. YOUTH, POLITICS, ACTION! is a podcast created by the Youth Political Assembly to help youth across Canada connect with politics and government in a better way. Our podcasts are released every second Saturday - in between episodes, check us out on Instagram @youthpoliticalassembly and @ypaforeignaffairs for all the news stories, explanations, opinions, and opportunities you need to stay connected with politics and government.
23:53
February 27, 2021
#8: Int'l Development Minister Karina Gould
In this episode, our Chief of Podcast Development Krystal Chan speaks with Ontario Liberal MP Karina Gould, who represents the riding of Burlington and serves in Prime Minister Trudeau's cabinet as Minister as International Development. Before entering politics, she worked with the Organization of American States in Washington D.C. as a consultant in the Migration and Development Program. She holds degrees from McGill University in Montreal and Oxford University in London. She was first elected to parliament in 2015 and served as Minister of Democratic Institutions before taking on the International Development portfolio after the 2019 election. Her nomination by Prime Minister Trudeau as Minister of Democratic Institutions in 2017 made her the youngest female cabinet minister in Canadian history.  Listen in to hear Krystal speak with Minister Gould about COVID-19 at home and abroad, how the government is helping young Canadians, her vision of Canada's future, and her advice for young people wanting to get into politics.  YOUTH, POLITICS, ACTION! is a podcast created by the Youth Political Assembly to help youth across Canada connect with politics and government in a better way. Our podcasts are released every second Saturday - in between episodes, check us out on Instagram @youthpoliticalassembly and @ypaforeignaffairs for all the news stories, explanations, opinions, and opportunities you need to stay connected with politics and government.
10:55
February 13, 2021
#7: Toronto City Council Candidate Renee Jagdeo
In this episode, host Dylan-Marie Butler speaks with Renee Jagdeo, who is running to represent Toronto's Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt at City Hall.  At just 19 years old, Jagdeo would become the youngest City Councillor in Toronto's history if elected. Jagdeo is a second-year university student studying urban planning and human geography at the University of Toronto. Listen in to hear Dylan-Marie speak with Renee about the city's green space, housing, and public transit, and her advice for all of you hoping to follow in her political footsteps. YOUTH, POLITICS, ACTION! is a podcast created by the Youth Political Assembly to help youth across Canada connect with politics and government in a better way. Our podcasts are released every second Saturday - in between episodes, check us out on Instagram @theyouthpoliticalassembly for all the news stories, explanations, opinions, and opportunities you need to stay connected with politics and government.
17:40
January 07, 2021
#6: Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly
In this episode, host Galicia Gordon speaks with British Columbia Green MP Paul Manly, who represents the riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith in the Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa. Before entering politics, Manly worked in the broadcasting and film industries. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Manly became just the second Green Member of Parliament ever to be elected in Canadian history, after Elizabeth May was elected in a riding also on Vancouver Island in 2011. Listen in to hear Galicia speak with Paul about his career before politics, the environment, life on Vancouver Island, and his advice to all of you wanting to get involved in politics.  YOUTH, POLITICS, ACTION! is a podcast created by the Youth Political Assembly to help youth across Canada connect with politics and government in a better way. Our podcasts are released every second Saturday - in between episodes, check us out on Instagram @youthpoliticalassembly and @ypaforeignaffairs for all the news stories, explanations, opinions, and opportunities you need to stay connected with politics and government.
28:31
December 17, 2020
#5: Victoria MP Laurel Collins
In this episode, host Jessica Wong speaks with British Columbia NDP MP Laurel Collins, who represents the riding of Victoria in the Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa. Collins, who was a city councilor for Victoria before entering federal politics in the 2019 election, now serves in two House committees on the environment. Listen in to hear Jessica speak with Laurel about the environment, gender equality, her life and career, the NDP, and her advice to all of you wanting to get involved in politics. YOUTH, POLITICS, ACTION! is a podcast created by the Youth Political Assembly to help youth across Canada connect with politics and government in a better way. Our podcasts are released every second Saturday - in between episodes, check us out on Instagram @theyouthpoliticalassembly for all the news stories, explanations, opinions, and opportunities you need to stay connected with politics and government.
25:18
November 28, 2020
#4: Fredericton MP Jenica Atwin
In this episode, host Bruce Yu speaks with New Brunswick Green MP Jenica Atwin, who made headlines in 2019 when she became Atlantic Canada's first-ever Green MP and the first-ever female MP to be elected to represent her riding. Listen in to hear Bruce speak with Jenica about her life and career, the Green Party, and her advice to all of you wanting to get involved in politics. YOUTH, POLITICS, ACTION! is a podcast created by the Youth Political Assembly to help youth across Canada connect with politics and government in a better way. Our podcasts are released every second Saturday - in between episodes, check us out on Instagram @theyouthpoliticalassembly for all the news stories, explanations, opinions, and opportunities you need to stay connected with politics and government.
15:20
November 15, 2020
#3: Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq
In this episode, host Jake Karpouzis speaks with Nunavut New Democrat MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, who made headlines in 2019 when she was elected to the House of Commons at a young age. Mumilaaq has gone viral for her compassionate and moving speeches in the House on the treatment of Indigenous persons in Canada. Listen in to hear Jake speak with Mumilaaq about these issues facing Indigenous persons today, how the government has failed to take action year after year, and what we can all do to help fight for equal rights. YOUTH, POLITICS, ACTION! is a podcast created by the Youth Political Assembly to help youth across Canada connect with politics and government in a better way. Our podcasts are released every second Saturday - in between episodes, check us out on Instagram @theyouthpoliticalassembly for all the news stories, explanations, opinions, and opportunities you need to stay connected with politics and government.
30:36
November 02, 2020
#2: MPP Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Ontario Green Party
In this episode, host Leena Han speaks with Ontario Green Party leader Mike Schreiner, who made headlines in 2018 when he became the first Green Party MPP elected to the Ontario legislature. Listen in to hear Leena speak with Mike about climate change, how youth can get involved in politics, and about the future of the Green Party in Ontario. YOUTH, POLITICS, ACTION! is a podcast created by the Youth Political Assembly to help youth across Canada connect with politics and government in a better way. Our podcasts are released every second Saturday - in between episodes, check us out on Instagram @theyouthpoliticalassembly for all the news stories, explanations, opinions, and opportunities you need to stay connected with politics and government.
27:31
October 17, 2020
#1: Niagara MPP Sam Oosterhoff
In this episode, host Palwashah Ali speaks with Ontario MPP Sam Oosterhoff, who made headlines in 2016 when he was elected to the Ontario Legislature for his riding of Niagara West at just 19 years old. Now, after four years of being in government, he is a part of the Ontario Progressive Conservative's majority government and is the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce. Listen in to hear Palwashah speak with Sam about issues facing youth today, how youth can get involved in politics, and about his role in the Ontario government and the Ministry of Education. YOUTH, POLITICS, ACTION! is a podcast created by the Youth Political Assembly to help youth across Canada connect with politics and government in a better way. Our podcasts are released every second Saturday - in between episodes, check us out on Instagram @theyouthpoliticalassembly for all the news stories, explanations, opinions, and opportunities you need to stay connected with politics and government.
15:41
October 03, 2020