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The Take with Tom Clark
28 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
US Election Watch - Part Five: Ali Velshi
Is Donald Trump dangerous for democracy? In our final instalment of our U.S. Election Watch, host Tom Clark sits down with Ali Velshi of MSNBC. They discuss the final stretch of the campaign trail and what has driven Americans to such polar ends of their political spectrum. While some polls are predicting a Biden win, Ali Velshi points out that the information we take in depends on the media bubble we're in. As someone covering many of America's swing states, he sees the race as much tighter. And as for Canada? "Canada would do better under a more normal president." That's not necessarily democratic or republican, but either way, we are paying close attention.
28 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
US Election Watch - Part Four: Bruce Heyman
Former US Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman joins us on The Take as America inches closer to election day. What does either election result mean for trade and business across the border? The Democrats may be broadly aligned with our hearts, but are the Republicans better suited for our wallets? If a change in government should occur, how would this affect foreign relations for America on a broader scale? Listen to hear Bruce's take on the US-Canada relationship and what the outcome of this election spells for our country.
31 minutes | Oct 17, 2020
US Election Watch - Part Three: Neil Macdonald
As Trump and Biden simultaneously and separately present to the American people, it’s clear we are observing a steep divide, not a debate. Host Tom Clark turns to former CBC journalist Neil Macdonald, to discuss the situation from a Canadian perspective. Both Tom and Neil spent time covering Washington for different Canadian networks, and beyond the smart banter between the two, a really crisp perspective emerges on how Canada should respond to the populism and shocking conduct we are strangely becoming accustomed to.
23 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
US Election Watch - Part Two: Monique Smith
Vice Presidential debates are sometimes an afterthought, but not this time. With a record 57 million viewers, the Harris-Pence (+fly) debate was watched closely as America's contenders for second office communicated their messages. Canada was mentioned in the first minute of questioning, contrasted to the high death toll from covid cases in our neighbours to the south. Host Tom Clark and our US-Canada relations expert Monique Smith unpack what Canada should consider from the answers given by both candidates. Tune in to hear what we need to pay attention to within layers of government beyond the oval office.
26 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
US Election Watch - Part One: Christopher Sands
The Take shifts focus to the weeks leading up to the U.S. Election with a 5-part series on what this means for Canada. In this episode, host Tom Clark speaks to Christopher Sands, the Canada Institute Director at the Wilson Centre. What can we learn from the first presidential debate and how will the ideas play out in Canada-US relations? Is this the most important election of our lifetime, or will it facilitate a transition into a new era? Tune in to find out.
32 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Perdita Felicien has won 10 Canadian National Championships and her Canadian record for the 100 metres hurdles still stands. She is a celebrated Olympic athlete, national figure, author, and broadcaster, covering Canada’s major sports moments. The global pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented halt to many sports activities and the massive industry that surrounds it. As the industry reopens, now is the time to consider change and improvement. The Take turns to Perdita Felicien to talk about her experiences in Canada’s sport sector and her ideas for where we’re headed as a country.
58 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
While the Canadian economy slowly reopens, Canada’s largest company is moving at warp speed. In this episode of The Take, host Tom Clark invites Shopify’s CEO Tobi Lütke to discuss his recent declaration “digital by default” in this transformational time for his company, and beyond. Bold statements like this have kept us so keenly focused on Shopify’s every move. And Tobi walks the talk. What becomes so apparent in this interview is not how fast he is driving us into the future, but that he is most interested in building the roads to bring us along. Infrastructure is massively undervalued, as he points out. Tune in to hear Tobi’s take for the tech sector and beyond as 2020 continues to be the year of extraordinary change.
25 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
The Take with Mark Critch and Melissa Royle Critch
Season two of The Take resumes with beloved Canadians Mark Critch and Melissa Royle Critch for an uplifting segment on finding moments of humour and relief in a very stressful time. Host Tom Clark draws out the Eastern Canadian resilience that is hearty, sometimes dark humoured, and above all, demonstrates our strength in unity. The future of live entertainment may be uncertain, but Mark and Melissa remind us that our need for moments of laughter and wit has never been more clear.
13 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Special COVID-19 Edition Political Response: a study of contrasts
During this unprecedented time, The Take turns its attention to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The economic reality of the pandemic indicates a return to activities is needed as soon as it is safe to do so. Our leaders in government are tasked with the responsive effort, but how will they coordinate with each other? With industry? Will the approach be interventionist or will it involve incentivising programs? Our guest, former Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter discusses the patchwork response to the recovery effort, and how authorities must design a coordinated a way forward.
15 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
Special COVID-19 Edition with Monique Smith
The “America First” sentiment certainly sets a tone in a time of global crisis. The longstanding friendship between Canada and the United States is experiencing a moment. Fear, protection, and worry all contribute to the dialogue. Global’s Monique Smith, formerly Ontario’s first appointed Representative to Washington, joins Tom Clark to discuss the longer term outlook. Now, and in post-COVID-19 era, collaboration must prevail.
14 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
Special COVID-19 Edition with Pierre Alvarez
During this unprecedented time, The Take turns its attention to the COVID-19 global pandemic. As COVID-19 impacts the global economy, Canada’s oil and gas industry is also contending the collapse of world oil prices, in addition to reduced demand. Host Tom Clark sits down with GPA Vice Chair, Pierre Alvarez, to discuss the unique challenge Alberta faces and the bright spots of opportunity that lie ahead.
14 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
Special COVID-19 Edition with Randy Pettipas
During this unprecedented time, The Take turns its attention to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Host Tom Clark begins our series discussing a new chapter in public affairs. Global Public Affairs CEO Randy Pettipas describes how businesses contend under new circumstances. These are unfamiliar times and yet, within the struggle, collaboration and creative efforts will prevail.
31 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
The Take with Margaret Atwood
World-wide superstar and literary giant Margaret Atwood kicks off season two of The Take. In conversation with host Tom Clark, Atwood discusses discuss literature, Donald Trump, and her passion for the environment.
30 minutes | Nov 1, 2019
The Take on 3D Printing
How will cost-effective, efficient 3D printing of metals change the world? Tom sits down with Kevin Nicholds, CEO of Equispheres, to find out how their new technology will impact manufacturing, aerospace, and more.
27 minutes | Oct 19, 2019
The Mayors' Take
What ever happened to the city's agenda? In the leadup to the 2019 Federal Election, Tom sits down with two big-city mayors - Bonnie Crombie of Mississauga and Don Iveson of Edmonton - to talk priorities, revenue options, and civic engagement.
24 minutes | Oct 18, 2019
The Pre-Election Take
Susan Delacourt and Ed Greenspon are back for a Pre-Election edition of The Take with Tom Clark. Join Susan, Ed, and Tom as they review what may be the most unusual campaign in Canadian history. The scandal, the viciousness, the policy – or lack there of – and more. Tune in now.
31 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
The Take with Chuck Rifici
On the one year anniversary of legalization, Tom sits down with Chuck Rifici – pioneer of the Canadian cannabis industry. Now Chairman of Auxly, Chuck discusses what brought him to the sector, Canada’s global leadership on cannabis, and his take on what’s to come.
27 minutes | Oct 8, 2019
The Take with Barrie McKenna
Barrie McKenna joins The Take this week to discuss the Canadian economy. How are we doing as a country? How can Canada leverage international trade negotiations, particularly with our neighbours to the south? And of course, you can't talk about the economy without discussing Canadian energy. What does any of this mean for the election? Tune in to find out.
33 minutes | Sep 27, 2019
The Take on Atlantic Canada
This week’s episode of The Take with Tom Clark travels to Atlantic Canada to host Former Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter and former MP Mary Clancy. Tom sits down with these political titans of Nova Scotia to discuss the future of the NDP, the economies of the Atlantic, and whether the sweeping support for the Liberals in 2015 has meant benign embrace or benign neglect for these provinces.
27 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
The Take with Harley Finkelstein
Harley Finkelstein, Chief Operating Officer at Shopify, visits The Take with Tom Clark this week to talk technology, entrepreneurship, and how Shopify’s success is a product of starting up and remaining in Canada. But Harley also has some questions: has Canadian humility stifled our presence on the global stage? Is technology the solution to all of the big, global issues we are facing? Get Harley’s take now.
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