Episode 10: Fiscally Conservative, Socially Liberal + Bonus!

This week I am joined by Devin Cass. Devin and I discuss whether or not someone can truly be fiscally conservative and socially liberal. [15:36]

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Bonus Content [4:02]:

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You can’t be socially progressive and economically conservative 

Confessions of a self-loathing Tory 

Want millennial voters? Conservatives must change, researchers say

Episode 8: Conservative Party and Millennials – Special Guest Andrew Coyne

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Andrew Coyne from the National Post. Andrew and I discuss the Conservative Party of Canada, and whether or not there is a place for millennials (and some other things!)[20:19]

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Want millennial voters? Conservatives must change, researchers say

What young Conservatives really think about the candidates, Trudeau and “Canadian Values”

Episode 6: The Canadian Brain Drain

In this episode, I talk with Soheil Koushan from the University of Waterloo about why many of Canada’s brightest tech workers are moving to the states for work, and how we might be able to fix it. [18:39]
Apologies for the poor quality – tried a new recording room and won’t be using it again.

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Sources and Related Reading

Lake, S. (2017, April 18). Your turn, Toronto-Waterloo. Retrieved from Medium: https://medium.com/thalmic/your-turn-toronto-waterloo-50903b5819b

Scott, A. (2012, September 6). Lessons from Canada’s Silicon Valley diaspora. Retrieved from The Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-magazine/lessons-from-canadas-silicon-valley-diaspora/article2346666/singlepage/#articlecontent


Episode 5: Female Representatives

This week I am joined by Anson Chen, a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo Civil Engineering Program. Anson and I discuss an issue we both view as extremely important: the lack of female representatives in government. [14:32]

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Sources and Related Reading

Anderssen, E. (2015, October 20). We have a record number of female MPs, but hold the applause. Retrieved from The Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/we-have-a-record-number-of-female-mps-but-hold-the-applause/article26887164/

Hertz, N. (2016, October 24). Why Iceland is the best place in the world to be a woman. Retrieved from The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/oct/24/iceland-best-place-to-be-women-equal-gender-maternity

Inter-Parliamentary Union. (2017, March 1). Women in national parliaments. Retrieved from Inter-Parliamentary Union: http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm

Kurtzleben, D. (2016, June 11). Almost 1 in 5 Congress Members Are Women. Here’s How Other Jobs Compare. Retrieved from NPR: http://www.npr.org/2016/06/11/481424890/even-with-a-female-presumptive-nominee-women-are-underrepresented-in-politics

Litwin, A. (2017, January 9). Six Reasons Why We Need More Women in Government. Retrieved from http://annelitwin.com/six-reasons-why-we-need-more-women-in-government/

Moore, M. (Director). (2015). Where to Invade Next [Motion Picture].

Paikin, S. (2017, April 24). Is Wynne the target of sexism and homophobia? Turns out many readers aren’t keen on the question. Retrieved from TVO: http://tvo.org/blog/current-affairs/-is-wynne-the-target-of-sexism-and-homophobia-turns-out-many-readers-arent-keen-on-the-question

Paikin, S. (2017, April 19). Why is Kathleen Wynne so unpopular? It may not just be about policy. Retrieved from TVO: http://tvo.org/blog/current-affairs/why-is-kathleen-wynne-so-unpopular-it-may-not-just-be-about-policy

Young, L. (2015, October 2). More women are running in this election than ever before – 30 per cent of candidates. Retrieved from Global News: http://globalnews.ca/news/2256036/more-women-are-running-in-this-election-than-ever-before-30-per-cent-of-candidates/


Episodes 3 and 4: Reset & A Message to Friends

In these two short episodes, I reset the podcast, and explain to you, as my friends, my peers, and as all millennials the two reasons we need to start getting involved.

Episode 3: A Reintroduction [6:31]

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Episode 4: Millennial Political Discourse [9:15]

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For sources and related reading, please see Episodes 0 and 00

Episode 2: The Future of the Economy

This week I am joined by recent U of T Law graduate Adam Edgerley. The two of us talk about what the future of the economy might look like, and how it is closer than we may think.

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Sources and Related Reading

Cass, O. (2016, June 15). Why Universal Basic Income is a Terrible Idea. Retrieved from National Review: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/436621/universal-basic-income-ubi-terrible-idea

Coyne, A. (2017, January 9). The basics of a guaranteed basic income. Retrieved from National Post: http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/andrew-coyne-the-basics-of-a-guaranteed-basic-income

Delaney, K. J. (2017, February 17). The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill Gates. Retrieved from Quartz: https://qz.com/911968/bill-gates-the-robot-that-takes-your-job-should-pay-taxes/

Galeon, D. (2017, January 12). Universal Basic Income: What If the Problem Isn’t Automation but Work Itself? Retrieved from Futurism: https://futurism.com/universal-basic-income-what-if-the-problem-isnt-automation-but-work-itself/

Kulp, P. (2017, January 5). Could 2017 be the year people take universal basic income seriously? Retrieved from Mashable: http://mashable.com/2017/01/05/universal-basic-income-2017-year-ahead/#7n7RMdJ6HmqP

Tanner, J. (2017, January 2). Finaland to pay basic income of $797 per month in attempt to encourage unemployed to take short-term jobs. Retrieved from National Post: http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/finland-to-pay-basic-income-of-797-per-month-in-attempt-to-encourage-unemployed-to-take-short-term-jobs


Episode 1: Legal Weed

In the first episode of Mi Politics, I talk with UC Berkeley graduate student Mark Grady about the governments recent announcement of a plan to legalize marijuana in Canada. [18:39]

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Sources and Related Reading [Some Sources Missing]

Krishnan, M. (2017, April 13). Legalization Plan Is a Lot Harsher Than Expected. Retrieved from Vice: https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/the-canadian-governments-weed-legalization-plan-is-a-lot-harsher-than-expected

Tahirali, J. (2016, June 30). 7 in 10 Canadians Support Marijuana Legalization: Nanos Poll. Retrieved from CTV News: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/7-in-10-canadians-support-marijuana-legalization-nanos-poll-1.2968953