Episodes

Climate Change

Climate Change - the Pragmatic Approach with Professor Mark Jaccard

Jan. 19, 2021

I sit down with Professor Mark Jaccard to discuss his experiences The Citizens' Guide to Climate Success (Christopher's book of 2020!)

The Gun Violence Conversation: Cauldrick Woods, Amadeusz Toronto

Dec. 29, 2020

I sit down with Cauldrick Woods, a Peer Mentor at Amadeusz Toronto to discuss what drew him to a life of crime. Amadeusz Toronto Annual Report

The Gun Violence Conversation

The Gun Violence Conversation: Amadeusz Toronto

Dec. 22, 2020

I sit down with Kim and Tina from Amadeusz Toronto, which is a not-for-profit organization in Toronto, which supports young people who are incarcerated to create positive change in their lives through access to education, community supports, mentorship, and exceptional care. Amadeusz Toronto Look a…

The Gun Violence Conversation

The Gun Violence Conversation: Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns

Dec. 15, 2020

I sit down with Dr. Joshua Ng-Kamstra to discuss the Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns and what the organization is advocating governments do moving forward. Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns

The Gun Violence Conversation

The Gun Violence Conversation: Danforth Families for Safe Communities

Dec. 8, 2020

I talk to Ken Price from the Danforth Families for Safe Communities on gun violence and what governments need to do moving forward. The Danforth Families for Safe Communities (DFSC) The Danforth shooting in Toronto DFSC's National Call for Gun Ban

The Gun Violence Conversation

The Gun Violence Conversation: Amber Wardell, Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses

Dec. 1, 2020

I sit down with Amber Wardell, Communications Coordinator of the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH) to discuss gun violence as it relates to Intimate Partner Violence. https://www.oaith.ca/ www.thestrongandfreepodcast.com

The Gun Violence Conversation

The Gun Violence Conversation: Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights

Nov. 24, 2020

I speak to Rod Giltaca, CEO and Executive Director of the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights. Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights Civil Advantage YouTube Channel The Strong and Free Podcast

The Gun Violence Conversation: Ricky Atkinson, former leader of the Dirty Tricks Gang

Nov. 17, 2020

After over 30 years in prison, Ricky Atkinson shares his perspectives on growing up with gangs, firearms and provides recommendations on the pathway forward. This includes a multi-pronged approach to reaching youth, including working with former gang leaders and social programs. More info on Ricky …

The Gun Violence Conversation

The Gun Violence Conversation: Zero Gun Violence Movement (ZGVM)

Nov. 10, 2020

I sit down with Louis March, head of the Zero Gun Violence Movement in Toronto to discuss the objectives, aims and what the group wants to see happen from all levels of government. Zero Gun Violence Movement (ZGVM): http://zerogunviolence-movement.com/ Louis March: https://twitter.com/LouisMarchTO?…

The Gun Violence Conversation

The Gun Violence Conversation: The National Firearms Association

Nov. 3, 2020

I sit down with Sheldon Clare, the President of the National Firearms Association. Sheldon Clare - https://twitter.com/sheldon_clare?lang=en National Firearms Association - https://nfa.ca/ The Strong and Free Podcast - www.thestrongandfreepodcast.com

The Abortion Series

The Abortion Debate: Final Thoughts

Oct. 28, 2020

Listen now to my final thoughts on the Abortion debate. After four episodes, each profiling pro-life and pro-choice groups, I've gathered my thoughts and have put them here. Final Thoughts on Abortion: https://www.thestrongandfreepodcast.com/blog/ The Website: www.thestrongandfreepodcast.com

Society & Culture The Abortion Series

The Pro-Choice Perspective: A Conversation with Dr. Jill Doctoroff, National Abortion Federation Canada

Oct. 24, 2020

I sit down with Dr. Doctoroff, Canadian Director of the National Abortion Federation Canada to discuss access to clinics and education on abortion. https://nafcanada.org/

Society & Culture The Abortion Series

The Pro Life Abortion Perspective: A Conversation with Jakki Jeffs, Executive Director at Alliance for Life Ontario

Oct. 17, 2020

I sit down with Jakki Jeffs to learn more about the Pro Life movement and what the Alliance for Life Ontario's message is on the abortion debate.

Society & Culture The Abortion Series

The Pro Choice Abortion Perspective: A Conversation with Joyce Arthur, Executive Director at Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada

Oct. 10, 2020

I sit down with Joyce Arthur, Executive Director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC) to discuss her views on Abortion and what the goals of ARCC are. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strongandfree/support

Society & Culture The Abortion Series

The Pro Life Abortion Perspective: Cam Cote, Centre for Canadian Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR)

Oct. 3, 2020

In this episode, I sit down with Cam Cote of the Centre for Canadian Bio-Ethical Research (CCBR) to get a better perspective of their Pro-Life stance on abortion. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strongandfree/support

Inspiration

The Right Mindset: A Conversation with Sean Zahedi

Sept. 26, 2020

Sean and I talk about having the right mindset in being successful. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strongandfree/support

Community Policing

Community Policing with the LGBTQ2S Community: A Conversation with Sgt. Henry Dyck of the Toronto Police

Sept. 19, 2020

I sit down with Sgt. Henry Dyck (@TDotGayCop) to learn about the work the Toronto Police is doing with the LGBTQ2S community. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strongandfree/support

International Experiences

Digital Democracy with Minister Audrey Tang!

Sept. 12, 2020

I chat with Minister Audrey Tang, of the government of Taiwan about Digital Democracy. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strongandfree/support