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Year End Scrum (w/Caroline Harvey, André Pratt and Michael Cooke)

This week on a very special year-end edition of Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith sits down with a team of former journalists who have run national newsrooms and know what it’s like to break, shape or kill a story. Caroline Harvey, former Executive Producer of CBC’s The National; André Pratt, former Editor in Chief of La Presse; and Michael Cooke, former Editor in Chief of the Toronto Star unpack the year that was. The panel looks at the best of, the worst of, and the political plays that shaped 2020.

Hold the Line (w/ Jen Gerson)

This week, host Amanda Galbraith speaks to Canadian writer and founder of The Line, Jen Gerson. The two unpack today’s media climate, the biggest issues facing Canadian writers and the motivation for breaking away from the norm to start The Line. Then, the two go head-to-head in our rapid fire round on the vaccine, lockdown and Jen’s… interesting… holiday recipe.

Wild West (w/ Jason Hatcher)

This week host Amanda Galbraith links up with Jason Hatcher to discuss the political environment in Alberta and what it means for its COVID response. Plus, a special announcement from our Calgary office. Then, the two go head-to-head in our rapid-fire round to discuss Trump’s pardons, the fate of Stampede 2021 and Jason’s favourite winter activity.

Closed for Business (w/ Dan Kelly)

This week host Amanda Galbraith sits down with Dan Kelly, CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business to unpack the impact of lockdown measures for small businesses across Canada. Then the two go head-to-head in our rapid fire round to discuss the potential demolition of the Rogers Centre, Black Friday and daylight savings time.

Lock It Down (w/ Laura Stone)

This week on Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith sits down with Globe and Mail Reporter Laura Stone to discuss the politics of lockdowns, including the challenges the Ford government is facing as they announce new measures. As COVID-19 case counts reach new heights, governments are forced to bring new rules and restrictions. The two go head to head in our rapid-fire round to discuss Rudy Giuliani, their favourite holiday movie, and the recent developments surrounding a potential COVID-19 vaccine.