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In the Loop with Mark Gerretsen
80 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Basic Income Guarantee Rountable
On today's episode, Ryan Turnbull, MP for Whitby, co-host's a Basic Income Guarantee roundtable discussion with us. We are joined by experts in the field: Dr. Bernhard Neumärker, The Honourable Hugh Segal, and Alvin Tedjo, to explain why BIG is beneficial, why it is a bi-partisan matter, and how we can shape it to be effective in Canada.
37 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
University During a Pandemic
On today's episode, we are joined by David Niddam-Dent, the President of the Queen's Arts and Science Undergraduate Society. We ask David how students are adjusting to remote learning, what support systems have been put in place by Queen's, how community Covid-19 guidelines are being enforced, and what the rest of the school year looks like.
34 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
Back to School During a Pandemic
On today's episode, we are joined by Mr. James Griffith, a social sciences teacher at Frontenac Secondary School. We ask Mr. Griffith what key differences there are in school this year, how teachers have adjusted their teaching, how students have been feeling, and what the next steps moving forward look like.
30 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Long Term Care Standards
On today's episode, we are joined by Jennifer O'Connell, Member of Parliament for Pickering-Uxbridge, to discuss Long Term Care (LTC) standards in Ontario. MP O'Connell was one of five MP's to advocate in favour of implementing federal LTC standards in Canada. We ask MP O'Connell how this would be implemented, what research needs to be considered, how long it would take to implement, and how much funding the federal government would provide.
28 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Minister Blair on Border Security
On today's episode, we are joined by The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. We ask Minister Blair how the Canada-US border restrictions are negotiated, why you may be seeing United States license plates in Canada, how the government is enforcing self-isolation, and what steps the government is taking to keeping Canadians safe.
36 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
The Past, Present, and Future of Politics in Canada
On today's episode, we are joined by The Honourable Bob Rae, who has held an elected position on 11 separate occasions since 1978. We ask Bob Rae how politics in Canada has changed over the past few decades, specifically regarding political polarization, political literacy, and universal basic income.
41 minutes | May 22, 2020
State of the City
On today's episode, we are joined by Mayor Paterson to provide our listeners with an update on the City of Kingston. He discusses how tourism will look this summer, the gradual reopening of the city, how students and businesses have been affected, and how life in the City of Kingston will look in the upcoming months.
27 minutes | May 19, 2020
On today's episode, we are joined by Professor Elaine Power, who is the head of the Gender Studies department at Queen's University, and also the co-founder of the Kingston Action Group for a Basic Income Guarantee initiative. Professor Power sits down with us to provide a better understanding of basic income guarantee and why it is beneficial to local communities.
54 minutes | May 8, 2020
Mark and Chris in the Afternoon
On today's episode, we are joined by MP Chris Bittle, the Member of Parliament for St. Catharines. Mark and Chris discuss how COVID-19 has impacted their local ridings, their thoughts on the new gun legislation, and what the next steps for our economy should be.
26 minutes | May 7, 2020
Chamber of Commerce and Businesses
In today's episode, we are joined by Wendy Bellamy, the President and CEO of Upper Canada Office Systems and the Chair of the Kingston Chamber of Commerce. She has been in the field of business for numerous decades, so she answers our questions on how businesses have been affected by the pandemic.
27 minutes | May 1, 2020
Braving the Pandemic
On today's episode, we are joined by MP Kamal Khera, who is the Member of Parliament for Brampton West. Kamal was diagnosed with COVID-19 a few weeks ago and has since fully recovered! We are excited to have her on the show to share her story and explain to us her experience fighting through COVID-19.
16 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
The Impact on Students
To understand how students have been impacted by Covid-19, in episode four we are joined by two Queen's University students who provide their insight on their transition to online learning, social distancing from friends, and their thoughts on the new government funding for students.
17 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
The Role of Non-profit Organizations
So just how important of a role do NPO's play within local communities? In episode 3, we're joined by Bhavana Varma, the President and CEO of United Way KFL&A, to provide us with her knowledge and expertise in the world of NPO's. We learn why we must work collectively as a community, especially during a pandemic.
24 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
The Toll on Businesses and Tourism
Hugh Mackenzie has been operating the Kingston 1000 Islands Crusises for the past three decades. He has a deep understanding of how small businesses work and the effects of a downturn in the economy. Listen to his take on COVID-19 and advice for getting through this pandemic.
21 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
COVID-19: What Does the Future Hold?
In our first episode, we are joined by Dr. Kieran Moore, the Chief Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health, to get the inside scoop on COVID-19 and how it has been affecting the lives of Canadians.
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