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Face the Nation

This week on Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith sits down with her friend and fellow Navigator Principal Colin MacDonald. The two unpack this week’s Throne speech and share their thoughts on what we can expect in the months to follow. Then, the two go head-to-head in our rapid fire round to discuss Schitts Creek, Ellen, RBG and COVID testing.

Watch the Throne

This week on Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith sits down with leadership strategist and former speechwriter Siri Agrell.  Next week, in the 150th Speech from the Throne, the Trudeau government is expected to lay out its plan for national COVID recovery and an ambitious new policy agenda. Amanda and Siri go behind the scenes to look at what it takes to write such a major speech. Then, the two go head-to-head in our rapid fire round to discuss Mulan, the wildfires and the coming second wave.

Season 7 Premiere – I Can’t Believe What You Did This Summer

On the Season 7 Premiere of Political Traction host Amanda Galbraith sits down with Marieke Walsh, a reporter with the Globe and Mail and a good friend of the podcast. The two unpack the summer that was: how a global pandemic, changes in senior federal cabinet members and an unlikely relationship has shaped a political landscape that looks much different than it did 12 months ago. Then, the two go head-to-head in our rapid fire round to discuss three very important topics: politics, wine and sports.

Season 6 Finale

This week, on Political Traction’s season finale, host Amanda and Navigator’s Managing Principal and friend of the podcast Mike Van Soelen unpack the tumultuous year 2020 has been so far, and make predictions for what the rest of the year will bring. From Brexit and railway blockades, to the coronavirus and killer hornets, this year has been a nonstop sprint. The two will also discuss the political leaders who have risen to the occasion, and those who have fallen short.

Blackout

This week on the “Blackout” edition of Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith speaks with Andria Barrett, President of the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, and what can be done to support the black business community. You can learn more about the CBCC by visiting www.blackchamber.ca