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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.

Aftermath (w/Sean Speer)

With all eyes on our neighbours to the south, host Amanda Galbraith sits down Sean Speer to unpack the important lessons learned from this very significant election. Sean is an expert in political strategy in his role as a fellow-in-residence at the Public Policy Forum, and has recently published an op-ed in the National Post about the larger political implications of the election. Then the two face-off in our rapid fire round to discuss their election predictions, Ontario’s COVID approach, and the start of the holiday season.

Tall Hat, Clear Eyes, Can’t Lose (w/ Jaime Watt)

This week on Political Traction, host Amanda Galbraith sits down with Navigator’s Executive Chairman Jaime Watt to discuss the U.S. Election and how a group of disaffected Republicans have created one of the most creative and influential PACs: The Lincoln Project. Jaime and Amanda review just two of the organization’s many ads – GOP Cribs and Rats to unpack how they are working to defeat Donald Trump on November 3. Then, the two go head to head in our rapid-fire round to discuss Trudeau’s recent COVID remarks and the trend of majority elections across Canada.