Episodes

Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline - Meaningful Engagement with Indigenous Peoples

Feb. 10, 2019

Twitter: StrongnFreeCAD Instagram: strngnfree Facebook/LinkedIn: Strong and Free Podcast Tumblr: strongandfreecad Email: strongandfree2018@gmail.com Sources used in this podcast include the following: TransMountain ULC, Project Description for the Proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project , May 201…

FFT03: Taking a Deep Dive on Issues

Feb. 7, 2019

Twitter: StrongnFreeCAD Instagram: strngnfree Facebook/LinkedIn: Strong and Free Podcast Tumblr: strongandfreecad Email: strongandfree2018@gmail.com In the third episode of Food for Thought, I explore why we are so quick to judge a topic after reading a bullet point about it - as was the case with …

Minimum Wage in Ontario

Feb. 3, 2019

In this episode Strong and Free looks at the minimum wage debate in Ontario, by comparing Bill 148 introduced by the Ontario Liberal Party in 2017, and Bill 47 introduced by the Progressive Conservative Party in 2018. Sources used: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2018/09/27/fords-move-to…

FFT02: OSAP and Evidence-Based Protests?

Jan. 30, 2019

Twitter: StrongnFreeCAD Instagram: strngnfree Facebook/LinkedIn: Strong and Free Podcast Tumblr: strongandfreecad Email: strongandfree2018@gmail.com In the second episode of Food for Thought, I explore the need for evidence-based policy decisions, which should translate into evidence-based protests…

Changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Jan. 27, 2019

Twitter: StrongnFreeCAD Instagram: strngnfree Facebook/LinkedIn: Strong and Free Podcast Email: strongandfree2018@gmail.com Sources used in this podcast: Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, “Post Secondary Education in Canada,” Federal Spending on Post-Secondary Education , May 5 2016: 7. h…

FFT01: E Government in Canada?

Jan. 22, 2019

Welcome to a new series presented by Strong and Free: Food For Thought (FFT). Questions will be posed about how the government can be better. In FFT's first episode - why can't more government services happen online?--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strongandfree/support

Canada's Immigration System

Jan. 20, 2019

Sources used in this podcast: David A. Green and Christopher Worswick, “Canadian Economics Research on Immigration Through the Lens of Theories of Justice,” University of British Columbia, 2017: 4. https://econ2017.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2018/01/GreenPaper_CJE-Aug2-2017-2.pdf Paula Simons, “On poin…

Carding

Jan. 13, 2019

Sources used in this episode: Tracey L. Meares, “The Law and Social Science of Stop and Frisk,” Annual Review of Law and Social Science, 10(1), November 2014: 338. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268224149_The_Law_and_Social_Science_of_Stop_and_Frisk CBC News, “The Skin We’re In,” Date unk…

Basic Income!

Jan. 6, 2019

Sources used in this episode: Evelyn L. Forget, “The Case for Basic Income in Canada,” University of Manitoba, 2012. David E. Thigpen, “Universal Income: What is it and is it Right for the US?” Roosevelt Institute, October 2016. David Macdonald, “A Policymaker’s Guide to Basic Income,” Canadian Cen…

Thank you!

Jan. 1, 2019

Happy New Year! Thank you for everyone tuning into Strong and Free. There are some major plans for 2019. It's going to be great! Tune into hear what I am thinking for the year ahead! As always, stay #strgnfr --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strongandfree/support

Cannabis Legalization!

Dec. 24, 2018

Sources used in this podcast: Armina Ligaya, “Cannabis legalization named top Canadian business news story of 2018,” Global News, December 16, 2018: https://globalnews.ca/news/4767649/cannabis-legalization-business-canadian-press/ Vanmala Subramaniam, “Canadians still split on cannabis legalization…

U-S-M-C-A !

Dec. 17, 2018

Sources used in this podcast: Statista, “Breakdown of BMW Group's worldwide automobile sales in FY 2017, by region,” 2017: https://www.statista.com/statistics/267252/key-automobile-markets-of-bmw-group/ Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, “Trade Policy Under President Trump: Implications for the US and t…

Free Trade!

Dec. 17, 2018

Sources used in this episode: Thieb Peterson, “Globalization Report 2018: What about the NAFTA Countries?” Global Economic Dynamics Blog, June 13, 2018: https://ged-project.de/ged-blog/improving-public-understanding-of-economic-globalisation/globalization-report-2018-what-about-the-nafta-countries/…

Towards a Civil Discourse!

Nov. 26, 2018

Sources used in this episode:American Psychological Association, “Managing Stress Related to Political Change,” apa.org, 2017: https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress-political-change.aspxMythili Sampathkumar, “Thanksgiving: Most Americans want to avoid discussing politics at dinner, poll finds,” Ind…

Carbon Pricing in Canada!

Nov. 19, 2018

This episode will focus on the carbon pricing system being proposed in Canada.Sources used:Nicholas Rivers, “The Case for a Carbon Tax in Canada,” Canada 2020, November 2014.Justin Worland, “How the Recession Accidentally Helped the Planet,” Time, July 22, 2015: http://time.com/3966553/recession-em…

Strong and Free: Episode 1!

Nov. 15, 2018

Welcome to Strong and Free! A podcast dedicated to providing you the information you need on the topics of the day!Sources used in this episode:Dr. Chloe Carmichael, “Political Polarization is a Psychology Problem,” Huffington Post, August 11, 2017: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/political-po…