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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

Save our Cities

This week on the “Save our Cities” edition of Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith speaks with Toronto Beaches-East York City Councillor Brad Bradford to unpack the role of municipal planners when pandemics hit, and discuss what cities can do to prepare for unprecedented changes to urban life, including physical distancing circles and bike lanes.

We’re Just Not That Into You

This week on the “We’re Just Not That Into You” edition of Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith sits down with Queen’s University Professor Jonathan Rose to discuss the trials and tribulations of our former politicians in their political afterlives. Then, the two go head to head in our rapid fire round on Biden’s running mate, Netflix watch lists and the best place to grab a drink in Kingston.

Stocked and Loaded

This week on the “Stocked and Loaded” edition of Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith sits down with her good friend and political reporter Marieke Walsh to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic stockpile, or lack thereof. Then, the two will offer their thoughts on the May long weekend, Premier Ford’s cherry cheesecake and Canada’s Drag Race.