The Alliance for Life Ontario: Misinformation? Dangerous? My 2nd Conversation with Jakki Jeffs

July 8, 2021

Jakki Jeffs, Executive Director of the Alliance for Life of Ontario explains the organization's new research, website and addresses issues of being labeled as spreading misinformation and dangerous content. This is my second conversation with Jakki. My first conversation, part of my series on Abort…

My Conversation with Edwin Frondozo - @edwin100x

June 15, 2021

I had the privilege to have a conversation with my longtime friend Edwin Frondozo (@edwin100x) about all the great projects he has going on - most importantly "100x". I first met Edwin when we were doing Toastmasters together in Toronto. His energy and comfort standing up in front of a group of str…

Tobacco Control / Harm Reduction

Tobacco Control: Dr. Gan Quan and Omara Dogar, The Union

May 11, 2021

I chat with Dr. Gan Quan and Omara Dogar from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). We discuss why tobacco control is the best policy governments can pursue and what some of the dangers might be with vaping and e-cigarette products. The International Union Again…

Tobacco Control / Harm Reduction

Tobacco Control: Cliff Douglas, Director, University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network

May 4, 2021

I chat with Cliff Douglas, on tobacco control/harm reduction measures and the need for sensible policy on tobacco moving forward. Cliff Douglas is a long-time expert on a wide range of tobacco-related policy, regulatory and legal issues, ranging from federal regulation of tobacco products and the c…

Tobacco Control / Harm Reduction

Tobacco Control: Samrat Chowdhery, President, International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO)

April 27, 2021

I chat with Samrat Chowdhery, President of the International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organizations (INNCO) about the merits of a harm reduction approach to tobacco. INNCO -- https://innco.org/ Samrat Chowdhery -- https://innco.org/about-us/

Tobacco Control / Harm Reduction

Tobacco Control: Alex Clark, CEO, The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA)

April 20, 2021

I talk to Alex Clark, CEO of the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternative Association (CASAA). We discuss why harm reduction should be the preferred method of public policy. CASAA is a consumer advocacy nonprofit organization, dedicated to empowering consumers and representing their interests …

Tobacco Control / Harm Reduction

Tobacco Control: Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator, Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates

April 13, 2021

I chat with Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates to discuss the variety of tobacco/cigarette uptake globally and why harm reduction practices are the best policy for governments to pursue. The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm R…

Tobacco Control / Harm Reduction

Tobacco Control: Professor Brad Rodu, DDS, School of Medicine, University of Louisville

April 6, 2021

I chat with Professor Brad Rodu, DDS, School of Medicine at the University of Louisville. For twenty-five years Dr. Rodu has published research on tobacco harm reduction, involving the adoption of vastly safer tobacco products by smokers who are unable or unwilling to quit with conventional cessati…

Tobacco Control: Chris Bostic, Policy Director at Action on Smoking & Heslth

March 30, 2021

Chris Bostic is ASH’s Policy Director and has been working in global tobacco control since 2001 when he attended the negotiations for the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control as a civil society international law expert. ASH --- https://ash.org/ VIEW --- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5JKJC9pr…

Society & Culture

A Conversation with the Creators of "Better Left Unsaid", Curt Jaimungal and Desh Amila

March 16, 2021

I had a fascinating discussion with Curt Jaimungal and Desh Amila, the creators of a new documentary called "Better Left Unsaid". It is great to see more people concerned with our political polarization. Link below to the documentary. Better Left Unsaid Better Left Unsaid is an independent documen…

The Gun Violence Conversation

Gun Control Part Two: Rod Giltaca, the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights

March 9, 2021

My second conversation with Rod Giltaca, CEO and ED of the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights (CCFR), includes his responses to the psychological effects of gun violence. CCFR Civil Advantage My Podcast with Dr. Joshua Ng-Kamstra, Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns Research cited by Dr. J…

Sex Work

Sex Work: Lyra McKee, Co-Executive Director, PACE Society

March 2, 2021

Lyra McKee is the Co-Executive Director of PACE Society, a peer-driven organization located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver that provides support, advocacy, and education by, with, and for current and former sex workers of all genders. PACE Society

Sex Work

Sex Work: Shae Invidiata, Free Them

Feb. 22, 2021

I speak to Shae Invidiata, Founder and Executive Director of Free Them to discuss human trafficking and why we should all be concerned with this topic. Free Them

Sex Work

Sex Work: Kim Pyke and the Experiences faced by Sex Workers

Feb. 16, 2021

Kim Pyke discusses her experiences as a sex worker and many of the challenges faced. Kim featured in the Toronto Star Stepping Stone NS

Sex Work

Sex Work: Alex MacDonnell, Executive Director Stepping Stone NS

Feb. 9, 2021

Alex MacDonnell is the Executive Director of Stepping Stone, the only non-profit organization in the Maritimes that supports women, men, and transgender persons currently and formerly involved in the sex trade by contributing to their health, safety and well-being. Stepping Stone NS