About This Show
Rob Silver and Jennifer Robson reveal the behind the scenes world of federal politics in Canada. Fun, fast and largely factual, Rob and Jen speak with the people who make decisions and the ones who influence the decision makers. This is not a news program. It's more like a guidebook to our democracy as it unfolds. Jen and Rob are the experts on this journey and this podcast is your compass.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 5: Ottawa is cleaner than you think
5 days ago
This week's podcast tackles two topics that have been making headlines over the past couple of weeks, but as Jennifer says, we do it Brief Remarks style. First up, a conversation with Howard Anglin on fundraising. Howard made sure ministers and MPs followed the ethics rules when he worked at the PMO in Stephen Harper's government. He gives us his inside perspective on the rules, the challenges of following the rules and the potential for corruption.(Hint: he thinks our system is very clean)
And, following on the sexist comments directed at MLA Sandra Jansen, we speak with Memorial University Associate Professor Amanda Bittner about the latest research into the challenges women, and in particular mothers, face when they enter politics.