Surprising topics arise during the Alberta NDP convention, Victoria council cancels Canada Day celebrations, and a third of Green MPs cross the floor to the Liberals. Also, Trudeau faces a complicated relationship with both the US and China.
Direct Download – 64 Kbit MP3 (Full Show Notes)
Hosts: Shane and Patrick
“Is Canada prepared to stand up for the Australians who are subject to hostage diplomacy as we expect the Australians to stand up for our Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor? Are we prepared to actually engage in programming which will displease the Chinese government in concert with our allies? Or do we want to leave this to other powers and hope that if Canada stands relatively neutral, that we will be able to protect our market position in China?” – Former Canadian diplomat Charles Burton on dealing with the Chinese government.
- Notley announces plans to move Alberta’s electricity grid to net-zero by 2035 if elected
- Support us on Patreon
- Victoria votes to cancel virtual Canada Day broadcast, will produce reflection event later in summer
- Green MP Jenica Atwin crossing the floor to join the Liberals
- Biden says he wants to ‘confront’ China. Is Trudeau willing to go along?
- Word of the Week: Equity