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Plugged In connects you to the ever-expanding Canadian electric vehicle network, featuring in-depth interviews with experts, engineers and everyday EV owners from across the country and from around the world. Hosted by Postmedia Driving senior editor Andrew McCredie, Plugged In updates once a week.
 
Defence Watch is a limited series hosted by the Ottawa Citizen’s David Pugliese, who’s covered the Canadian military for more than 30 years. Through a number of wide-ranging interviews with insiders, experts and military personnel, Pugliese takes an in-depth look at a variety of subjects involving the Canadian Forces.
 
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He served jail time in Mississippi for defying racial segregation laws. He was there at the founding the NDP. And he once believed that private property was a crime. But Michael Audain has come a long way since then, becoming one of the most successful players in B.C.’s torrid housing sector. And he’s made a massive fortune — his foundation recentl…
 
Amid rising cases of the Omicron variant, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced renewed restrictions to try to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These latest moves were met with stiff criticism, notably the switch to online learning for students to start the new year. National Post columnist Randall Denley joins Dave Breakenridge to discuss the new re…
 
After NHLers sat out the winter Olympics in South Korea four years ago, there was a lot of hype surrounding their return next month in Beijing. But rising COVID-19 cases in the league, and the postponement of games forced the league and the players association to pull the plug on the professionals’ Olympic plans. Postmedia national sports writer Ro…
 
We’re the safest we’ve ever been from COVID: The vast majority of us are vaccinated and the highest-risk people have boosters. The virus has mutated into its mildest version ever. Yet, in Canada, governments are once again closing schools, locking down businesses and deploying the same fearful, knee-jerk responses they’ve always used. Dr. Sumon Cha…
 
2021 was an eventful year in Canadian politics. On top of COVID-19 and a federal election, we had a new cabinet, a scandal in the armed forces, and heightened tensions with China. And that’s not even the half of it. Tasha Kheiriddin, a columnist for the National Post and principal with Navigator Ltd, joins Dave Breakenridge to discuss the biggest s…
 
McGill University scientist Patanjali Kambhampati is on the cutting edge of laser research, but government funders refuse to support him — simply because he doesn’t believe in “diversity, equity and inclusion.” As a minority who has experienced racism himself, Kambhampati joins Anthony to discuss why he believes science is a true meritocracy, and w…
 
Just as the COVID-19 pandemic was hitting Canada, Saskatchewan was rocked by a huge spike in overdose deaths, driven by the appearance of fentanyl in the drug supply. At the same time, the province has also been grappling with the highest rates of HIV infection in Canada. Zak Vescera from the Saskatoon Star Phoenix joins Dave Breakenridge to discus…
 
The word capitalism evokes strong feelings in some, not all of them positive. But the guiding values behind the notion — freer markets and innovation — have been integral in societies stretching back millennia. National Post politics editor Mick Higgins joins Dave Breakenridge to discuss the history of capitalism, why it gets a bad rap, and how it …
 
Canada’s reaction to the new COVID-19 variant suggests we haven’t yet learned from our past mistakes, Dr. Neil Rau tells Anthony in this episode of Full Comment. The flight bans to stop Omicron will prove pointless, explains Rau, an infectious-diseases expert and medical microbiologist in Toronto. Meanwhile, officials’ outdated attitudes about case…
 
While Canada is still contending with the delta variant, attention has shifted to Omicron. While there is some suggestion cases of it could be milder than past variants, there are indications it is much more transmissible, and researchers are still studying how serious it actually is. National Post Health Reporter Sharon Kirkey joins Dave Breakenri…
 
As countries around the world move to limit fossil fuel use and reduce carbon emissions, coal is an obvious target. Despite efforts in Canada to reduce its own coal use, the world is a way off from moving past coal as a way to generate heat and electricity. Financial Post reporter Bianca Bharti joins Dave Breakenridge to discuss why coal use is up,…
 
Desperate to get out of the pandemic, Canadians have rushed to give up their privacy. We offer our sensitive digital health information to go out in public. Contact tracing, COVID-19 apps and QR codes trace our movements. Meanwhile, we’re building an information network that can give governments vast surveillance powers that remain long after the p…
 
The dismissal of misconduct charges against Calgary police officers have some calling for changes to how cases are investigated. The case follows another incident in which the Crown opted not to lay charges against an officer after a prisoner at the arrest processing unit was injured. Calgary Herald reporter Bill Kaufmann joins Dave Breakenridge to…
 
In the second of a three-part series on Down to Business exploring issues related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, Andreas Park, an economist and a professor of finance at University of Toronto, who co-authored a design proposal for a digital currency for the Bank of Canada, breaks down what blockchain means for the financial system. …
 
As the world scrambles to contain and study the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, Canada has reported its first few cases. As of Monday morning, there were two confirmed cases and four possible instances of Omicron in Ontario, discovered after the federal government announced a travel ban from several countries in Africa where the variant has spread…
 
This week Rob and Murray are joined by the legendary Bob Irving, play-by-play commentator for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The crew talks about Irving’s storied career, Loucheiz Purifoy being detained by police after a disturbance at a local restaurant and what we can expect when the Riders face Winnipeg in the western final. Learn more about your ad…
 
There’s something funny about the attempts by woke warriors to cancel “problematic” comedians like Louis C.K. and Dave Chapelle — because it never works. Legendary comedy-club impresario Mark Breslin joins Anthony this week to tell stories about the comic wars he’s been through since he opened his first Yuk Yuk’s in 1976. And he explains why the sc…
 
One of Canada’s most well-known environmental activists, known for spouting off against governments of all stripes and our use of fossil fuels, is back in the news again for comments he made. Critics have accused David Suzuki of condoning or inciting ecoterrorism when he suggested we could see pipelines blown up because people are frustrated by the…
 
The devastation of flooding in B.C. is on a scale unlike anything Canada has ever seen. Major infrastructure has been destroyed, supply chains have been cut off and ecological systems have been disrupted. National Post columnist Terry Glavin joins Dave Breckenridge to discuss how the disaster showed gaps in the province’s emergency preparedness, wh…
 
North American elites wish we were all a bit more European. From work-life balance to climate progressivism, Europeans seem to embody the paragon of sophistication that liberals dream of. In real life, however, Europe is a mess. Outside its fashionable capitals lie sprawling impoverished suburbs. Unemployment haunts millions of unassimilated immigr…
 
Facing scrutiny amid a massive sexual misconduct scandal, the Canadian Forces will be reviewing how it trains and interacts with foreign military personnel after it was revealed officials met with a unit with ties to neo-Nazis. The review was sparked after concerns were raised by Jewish groups of the alleged involvement of Canadian troops training …
 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an emissions cap for Canada's oil and gas sector as he looks for the country to get to net-zero by 2050. But what does that mean for Alberta's oil patch as big players plan their own transition to net-zero, and does it set up another political battle between Alberta and Ottawa? Calgary Herald, Business Column…
 
The Riders have clinched a home playoff game, so why are the fans unimpressed? Murray and Rob discuss whether fans have been spoiled with a good season, if Cody Fajardo is appreciated enough, which players should rest when the team faces Hamilton and picks for the CFL player awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
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