Episodes

Ontario

Analyzing the Coverage of the 2020 Ontario Teacher's Strike

March 15, 2020

Heon Lee and I analyze nearly 200 media articles over 30 days on the Ontario Teacher's Strike. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strongandfree/support

Community Policing The Gun Violence Conversation

Youth Hidden in Plain Sight: Warren Abbey's Story on Guns, Gangs and Violence

March 7, 2020

Warren Abbey has spent over 11 yrs in prison and since, has written a Creative Writing book called "Honour Thy Brother" and is working to reform youth and help them make better choices in their lives. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/02/10/i-didnt-expect-to-live-past-25-the-toronto-man-with-th…

Ontario

Getting Young People Active: Vanessa Lodge

Feb. 29, 2020

Vanessa Lodge works with marginalized communities in the sport and recreation space. We sit down to discuss the impacts sport and recreation can have on young people. https://www.guelphbasketball.com/ https://www.coachesontario.ca/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strongandfree/support

Artificial Intelligence: A Conversation with Erin Kelly, President and CEO of Advanced Symbolics Inc.

Feb. 22, 2020

Erin Kelly is President and CEO of Advanced Symbolics Inc, https://advancedsymbolics.com/ Erin's article in the Globe and Mail: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/how-our-company-called-trumps-win/article32843425/ Erin interviewed on TVO's The Agenda: https://www.tvo.…

Artificial Intelligence and Refugee Claims

Feb. 15, 2020

Petra Molnar, is Acting Director at the University of Toronto's International Human Rights Program. https://www.law.utoronto.ca/faculty-staff/staff/petra-molnar https://citizenlab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IHRP-Automated-Systems-Report-Web-V2.pdf --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stro…

LGBTQ2S

Oliver Lane and his Journey as a Trans Athlete

Feb. 8, 2020

Oliver Lane is a transgender athlete and recent graduate of the University of Guelph. A Rookie of the Year, MVP and Ontario University Athletics Athlete of the Year Oliver’s story is highlighted here: https://usports.ca/en/sports/field-hockey/f/news/2018/10/1354109896/oliver-lane-guelph-gryphon ---…

LGBTQ2S

The Barriers Still Faced by the LGBTQ2S community: A Conversation with Jacq Hixson-Vulpe

Feb. 1, 2020

Jacq Hixson-Vulpe is currently a Senior Consultant at the 519 and authored the "Creating Authentic Spaces" document: https://www.the519.org/education-training/training-resources/our-resources/creating-authentic-spaces The 519: https://www.the519.org/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stro…

LGBTQ2S

The LGBTQ Community and the Conservative Movement: A Conversation with Jamie Ellerton

Jan. 11, 2020

Jamie Ellerton is Principal at Conaptus, Limited. https://conaptus.com/team-members Medium Article on NY Resolutions: https://medium.com/@strongandfree2018/a-humble-plea-to-set-new-years-resolutions-341e2b93c5b7?source=friends_link&sk=0f6d1694b7f3c0a6575cc347c739ef35 --- Support this podcast: https…

How do we Restore Balance in our Conversations? End of Year/Decade Reflection!

Dec. 24, 2019

Listen to Munisha and I discuss how to restore balance in our conversations when it comes to politics. Happy Holidays and wishing you all the best for 2020 and beyond! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strongandfree/support

Climate Change: How Industries are reducing their Carbon Footprint

Dec. 14, 2019

Todd Anderson has over 20 years experience in the energy sector - specifically in wind and solar. I sit down with him to discuss the innovative ways industries are reducing their emissions. And, what governments can do to help. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strongandfree/support

Youth and Politics: the Generation after Milennials

Dec. 7, 2019

Ann Nguyen sat down with me to discuss her interest in politics and her involvement in the Toronto Youth Cabinet - an organization that directly works with Toronto's City Councillors. Check them out at http://thetyc.ca/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strongandfree/support

Peter Downing and WEXIT's Constitution

Nov. 30, 2019

For all the coverage of Wexit, surprisingly no one is talking about the Organization's Constitution. In this episode, I sit down with Peter Downing to discuss WEXIT's Constitution, which can be found here: https://wexitalberta.com/constitution.html --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strong…

Ontario

A Conversation with Gillian Smith

Nov. 23, 2019

Gillian Smith is a tireless Volunteer, Consultant and former Progressive Conservative candidate in the 2018 Ontario Provincial Election. She has written an article about her experiences. Link below. https://thewalrus.ca/what-i-learned-from-losing-the-ontario-election/ --- Support this podcast: http…

One Year Anniversary!

Nov. 15, 2019

Join me as I discuss #strngnfr's ups and downs over the past year! What have I learned after one year of Podcasting? What can I improve upon? And most importantly - why I believe balanced discourse is more necessary than ever before! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strongandfree/support

2019 Federal election results, proportional representation, and is western separation doable?

Nov. 9, 2019

In this episode, I discuss the 2019 federal election results and proportional representation! As well I examine the Wexit association more closely looking at their constitution. I end the podcast by discussing some of Wexit's demands and how these could potentially be resolved within our curreny Fe…

The West: Part 1 - Confederation and Western Alienation

Nov. 2, 2019

Western alienation is real in Canada. You cannot open a newspaper without reading an article about it. Listen now to Heon and I, as we break down the underpinnings of western alienation that is rooted in our federal system. We explore Canada's federation, beginning with the near-immediate disconten…

Canada Votes: Young People in Politics

Oct. 28, 2019

In my last episode on the "Canada Votes" series, I wanted to talk to someone who has worked on the inside of a political party. I had the chance to converse with my friend Emily, who's been involved in politics since University, herself becoming the President of her political riding association. I …

Canada Votes: Bloc Quebecois

Oct. 25, 2019

So I was a bit late uploading this. But better late than never! Listen to Heon and I discuss the Bloc Quebecois - examining the Party's history, its current platform and the major issues it is fighting for. An interesting aspect of the Bloc is their platform is quite interesting. While the Party is…