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My conversation with John Clarke, anti-poverty activist, is on his opposition to a Basic Income system. John raises a very compelling case as to why a Basic Income system is not ideal at addressing the issues poor people are facing.

Thank you John for your willingness to discuss this issue with me…

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I am so thankful to have Joyce Arthur, Executive Director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, on for a second time on this Podcast. Joyce has been very open with me answering all my questions!

In this episode, Joyce responds to the issues raised by Jakki Jeffs of the Alliance for Life Onta…

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Is there something to be said about our existence on earth and its link with work? What if governments took care of our basic necessities? How would this factor into this purpose? And could a Basic Income system be used as justification by governments to reduce spending on social welfare programs? …

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Most debates and conversations on Basic Income do not include voices of recipients of Basic Income themselves. I wanted to ensure that voice was incorporated in my series on the topic. Jessie Golem was the recipient of Ontario's Basic Income Pilot and has since been an advocate for its continuation…

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Critics of a Basic Income System usually point to its cost and question whether not such a program incentivizes people to work. To my surprise, there are many concerns emerging from those that are concerned about our social welfare institutions themselves.

Does Basic Income provide governments the…

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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 Abo…

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Hugh Segal, Former Senator and Canadian Political Strategist and was chief of staff to Ontario Premier Bill Davis and later to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. He helped design the Ontario Basic Income Pilot for Kathleen Wynne's government in 2016 and is an ardent supporter of a Basic Income System.

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Welcome to my series on Capital Punishment!

I chat with Lindsey Vann, Executive Director for Justice 360 in South Carolina, to discuss capital punishment. Specifically, Lindsey sheds light on some of the challenges in death row sentences and what gaps need to be addressed through greater education…

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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 s…

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A milestone in the Strong and Free Podcast's history - the first-ever panel discussion!

I discuss Tobacco Control and Harm Reduction Policies by examining three distinct themes:

- Engagement with civil society, specifically those that are currently addicted to tobacco products, and put these indi…

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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 Agai…

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May 2, 2021

5 Fun Facts About Me!

A friend of mine said I needed to create videos that were more personal, other than my Podcasts. Here are five fun facts about me!

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It took me some time, but I realized I know nothing! And it's liberating when trying to explore these topics on the Strong and Free Podcast!


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There still exists a very real stigma of those who smoke. These consumers may feel stigmatized as a result of tobacco control measures, which do not put the consumer at the centre of the policy. Cliff Douglas responds to these concerns.

Cliff Douglas --- https://sph.umich.edu/faculty-profiles/dou…

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A fascinating discussion with Cliff Douglas on whether we should compare tobacco rates from the 1940s to now, given the externalities happening in society, as well as the limited information at the time, of the effects of tobacco.

Cliff Douglas --https://sph.umich.edu/faculty-profiles/douglas-clif…

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Cliff Douglas explains the sharp increase in teen smoking the United States experienced in the 1990s.

Report cited: https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ash/initiatives/tobacco/tobaccostrategicplan2010.pdf

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