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I chat with Chris Bostic, Policy Director at Action on Smoking & Health. In his current position, Chris oversees the development and implementation of ASH’s programs including human rights, tobacco endgame and legal liability. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Human Rights…

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Judith A. Curry is an American climatologist and former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Professor Curry discusses the issues with climate change modelling and what governments should focus on.

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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: https://www.pace-society.org/about-us/mis…

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Round two of my conversation with Rod Giltaca, CEO and Execuitve Director of the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights, involves us discussing some of the research on the psychological effects and impacts of gun violence. Rod does not shy away from answering all the questions I pose for him. I trul…

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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.
https://www.freethem.ca/

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My name is Christopher Balkaran, creator of the Strong and Free Podcast. I believe conversations are how we can sha…

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Check out all episodes on the Abortion Debate at:
www.thestrongandfreepodcast.com

Abortion Interviewees:
Cam Cote, CCBR
Joyce Arthur, Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada
Jakki Jeffs, Alliance for Life Ontario
Jill Doctoroff, National Abortion Federation

Lessons Learned: https://www.thestrongandfr…

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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-didst-expect-to-live-past-25-the-toronto-man-with-th…

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In July 2020, I sat down with Sgt. Jeff Zammit of the Toronto Police to discuss Community Policing in the City of Toronto. The Toronto Police has the Neighbourhood Community Officer Program, which seeks to build partnerships within the community. Find the Strong and Free Podcast wherever you strea…

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I sit down with Sgt. Henry Dyck (@TDotGayCop) to learn about the work the Toronto Police is doing with the LGBTQ2S community.
#cdnpoli #lgbtq2s #toronto #torontopolice

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May 27, 2019

Anti Vax Movement

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May 9, 2019

EDUCATION CUTS?

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April 27, 2019

WHY ARE WE SO ANGRY?

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April 20, 2019

SAFE SPACE FOR POLITICS

Welcome to Strong and Free! The SAFE SPACE for Politics on the internet, where ideas can be shared and discussed based on facts/information and not on conjecture!

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April 11, 2019

ISLAMOPHOBIA

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March 28, 2019

Left Meets Right!

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March 17, 2019

POLLUTION MATTERS!

CHECK OUT MY PODCAST ON CARBON PRICING!
https://anchor.fm/strongandfree/episodes/Carbon-Pricing-in-Canada-e2jles

RESEARCH:
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: t…

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WELCOME to The Strong and Free YouTube Channel. This will be an extension of my podcast (anchor.fm/strongandfree).

BIO: Who Am I? Christopher Balkaran, podcaster, blogger, writer, part of the anti-civil servant club.

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