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Elizabeth Rowley, leader of the Communist Party of Canada, joins Team Advantage in a busy community hall in Calgary. What does the Communist Party propose in the program in this election, particularly in terms of a response to the pandemic and growing inequality? Learn more about the CPC by contacting them at info[at]cpc-pcc.ca, 416-469-2446, and c…
 
CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the daily numbers and take a closer look at a regional breakdown of party support. As Nik explains, the numbers show the race tightening between the Liberals and Conservatives across the country, with the exception of the Greater Toronto Area and Montreal, where the Liberals hold a…
 
CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the daily tracking numbers and if a decline in support for NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh as the preferred prime minister indicates a drop in overall support may be coming. Also, Nik takes us through what he expects from each party as we enter the final week of the campaign.…
 
Lance gives us his insights on the Vladimir Tarasenko situation. He also goes in to depth on the Buchnevich and Saad signing, Robert Thomas, Zack Sanford. Also how Armstrong, some players, and Berube really feel about Tarasenko at this point in time. The post Episode #369 Will Vlad be traded soon. Buchnevich and Sadd’s fit with the Blues and much m…
 
CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the nightly tracking numbers and how they now show a definite advantage for Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole. Is it too late for the Liberals to turn things around? Also, Nik discusses a new survey that asked Canadians whether they felt this election was necessary.…
 
Support this podcast Team Advantage convenes to discuss a few pressing matters— like the pandemic, forest fire smoke, climate change, mass graves of Indigenous children, refugees, and billionaires in space. Given how these crises are being handled, what can we expect from the future? Cover art of the "This Is Fine Dog" stolen with gratitude from KC…
 
Aug. 30: CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the daily numbers and dive into the current seat count projection ("It's basically a rocket for the Conservatives"). Also, will the NDP have a breakout moment during the debates? Nik discusses in his breakdown of the NDP trend line so far.…
 
Aug. 27: CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the latest poll numbers ("an absolute dead heat") and whether there has been a change in the preferred prime minister numbers. Then, Nik breaks down party ballot support along gender lines. What he sees from the numbers is a "striking" difference between female and male su…
 
Aug. 25: CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the latest tracking numbers: are the results from today a one-off or is there a trend emerging? Also, with the NDP numbers dipping slightly, is there something the party can do to stop its support from shifting to the Liberals? Finally, Nik looks ahead to the coming school…
 
Aug. 23: CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the Nanos Daily Tracking Numbers that show the federal election race is in a dead heat between the Liberals and Conservatives. Nik also dives into a big takeaway from the preferred PM numbers: Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole has had a big jump from just a couple of weeks …
 
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has decided that Alberta should hold a Senate election— and Progress Alberta's Executive Director, Duncan Kinney, has answered the call. Duncan joins Team Advantage to discuss the rich history of Senatorial activism, declares his support for Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism, and weighs in on the important issu…
 
On this episode of Trend Line… CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the implications of the Nova Scotia election results on the federal campaign before diving into some of the issues (vaccines, the economy, Afghanistan) that could define the national political race.By CTV News
 
Support this podcast Peter Lougheed is often fondly remembered as Alberta's "good" Premier across the political spectrum. But what was so great about Alberta's first Progressive Conservative Premier, who kicked off 44 years of uninterrupted rule? Team Advantage digs into Peter Lougheed's fabled economic development and planning, his treatment of Al…
 
Support this podcast Filmmaker, climate activist, educator, and federal NDP candidate Avi Lewis joins Team Advantage to discuss his leap into electoral politics. Was the reaction to his work at the 2016 federal convention what made him decide to toss his hat in the ring? How does he expect to maintain his integrity and his outspoken voice within th…
 
Support this podcast. Cabins and cottages have come to represent summer in Canada-- even though most Canadians spend the summer in hot cities. What does the fascination with cabins and cottages reveal about class, inequality and colonization in Canada? This episode we welcome Tonya Davidson, a sociologist at Carleton University and co-editor of the…
 
On this episode of Trend Line… CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss where Canada stands on vaccine passports as travel options start to open up around the world. Also, with the prospect of an increased number of mail-in ballots being cast in a potential federal election, is there a party that stands to benefit? Nik we…
 
Support Sweater Weather! I’m joined once again by my friends from the Alberta Advantage podcast: Clinton, Karen and Joel. We conclude our epic discussion of FUBAR, the classic Canadian and Calgarian comedy franchise, by discussing FUBAR II: Balls to the Wall (2010) in which our protagonists, Terry and Dean, head up to Fort McMurray to work in the o…
 
Support this podcast For ten days every summer, Calgary's corporate office workers dress up like cowboys and enjoy a western-themed festival of settler colonialism. What work is the Stampede doing when it draws on the myth of the frontier— especially today, when it is largely funded by fossil fuel companies? Kimberley Williams, author of Stampede: …
 
CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos take a look at where each federal opposition leader stands going into a potential election later in the year. It's the challengers episode! (Complete with summer homework assignments.) Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole will need to perform a balancing act between keeping his party united in…
 
Support the show. This week I'm joined by my podcast comrades from the Alberta Advantage: Clinton, Joël and Karen, for a deep dive into the classic Canadian and Calgarian comedy franchise FUBAR. It’s been nearly 20 years since the first FUBAR film brought us the endearing headbangers Terry and Dean. In our discussion we appreciate FUBAR’s depiction…
 
Support this podcast Did you know that the Canadian state once funded the National Action Committee on the Status of Women Canada, funding salaries and projects that allowed for shelters, child-care and daycare centres, women's drop-in centres, bookstores, and crisis lines? Writer and activist Nora Loreto joins Team Advantage to discuss her book, T…
 
Lance discusses Pat Maroon, the Tampa Bay Lightning, the retirement of Gunnarsson, the Blues assistant coaching situation, and the recent twitter discussions about his post concerning Tarasenko. He of course gives out huge praise and congratulations to the under dog Montreal Canadiens and their run to the cup finals. The post Episode #368 A look at…
 
Guest host and seasoned newsletter-writer Clinton Hallahan sits down with writer, director, filmmaker, prankster, organizer and comedian Sean Devlin. In addition to joining The Yes Men in their exploits and storming the stage to frighten Stephen Harper, Sean Devlin is a seasoned stand-up comic, and his debut comedy album, Airports, Animals, is out …
 
Support this podcast The coal-mining town of Blairmore, Alberta elected a slate of Mine Workers' Union nominees to town council in 1933— resulting in Canada's first communist town council. With Mayor Bill Knight at the council's helm, they would proceed to implement a range of substantive measures. They gathered fame for abolishing Remembrance Day …
 
On this week's episode of Trend Line: Nik shares his insights into how large sporting events can be associated with a positive surge in the polls for incumbent governments. Will he or won't he? We're talking about Mark Carney, of course! Nik breaks down the potential political ambitions of the former banker. Catherine McKenna has announced she is s…
 
Support this podcast What can be gleaned from a lifetime on the Canadian left? Economist, policy advisor an author Andrew Jackson joins guest-host Aaron Giovannone to discuss Andrew's new book, The Fire and the Ashes: Rekindling Democratic Socialism. What fires might be taken from the altars of the past? How has the NDP changed since the 1960s? Wha…
 
I talk to author and journalist Marcello Di Cintio about the lives of people who drive taxis for a living. He tells their stories in his fascinating new book, Driven: The Secret Lives of Drivers. This is episode 15 of Sweater Weather with Aaron Giovannone. Visit the Sweater Weather website: https://www.sweaterweatherpod.com/ Donate on Patreon: http…
 
Support this podcast The COVID-19 pandemic has resurfaced a long-forgotten feature of economic planning: industrial policy. What should our economy look like? What infrastructures should we build? What technologies should we develop? And who should benefit from it all? Journalist and author Leigh Phillips joins Team Advantage to discuss why industr…
 
On this week's episode… Green Party Leader Annamie Paul faces political infighting – how can she move forward on the national stage? Nik's recommendation: focus on what the party is known for. And prime ministers often go on international tours, but is there something to read into Justin Trudeau's recent trip to the G7 and NATO summits? Finally, a …
 
On today's episode, I talk to ​Leah Cameron, a television writer in Toronto. She is creator, director and co-writer of The Communist’s Daughter, a comedy series loosely based on her left-wing family in Toronto in 1989, now available on CBC Gem. This is episode 14 of Sweater Weather with Aaron Giovannone. Watch The Communist’s Daughter: https://gem.…
 
Support this podcast The Alberta Federation of Labour held its 52nd Constitutional Convention over May 13-15 2021. In a somewhat rare development, two candidates vied for the Presidency of the AFL: challenger Susan Cake, and incumbent Gil McGowan. Cole Rockarts, union organizer and writer for rankandfile.ca, joins Team Advantage to discuss what hap…
 
Why do we need an honest portrayal of work and employment in literature? What is the point of poetry? How has postmodernism affected arts and education? Today we are visited by Tom Wayman, the author of more than 20 books of poetry and prose, as well as a professor emeritus at the University of Calgary. Today we talk about his collection of essays,…
 
CTVNews.ca Rachel Aiello and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos are back with another episode of Trend Line. On today's episode Rachel and Nik discuss how military misconduct and Canada’s vaccine rollout have intersected, and how it ranks as an issue of concern for Canadians. And, as economies around the world start to reopen, how do Canadians feel about t…
 
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