Cost of Living
Cost of Living
Oct 16, 2020
Biden, Trump and what the U.S. election could mean for Canada's economy — plus why the Bank of Canada is looking at digital currencies
29 min
What would a Biden vs. a second Trump administration mean for Canada's economy? We can speculate a little based on clues from each candidate's platform, and we check in with a Canadian farmer to hear what's at stake for her sector.

Also in this episode: the Bank of Canada says it doesn't plan to roll out an e-Loonie anytime soon — but it just hired someone with expertise in that field? We look at what is happening when it comes to cryptocurrency, digital currencies and central banks.

And we launch our new series "Contact Tracing." The Cost of Living follows the lives of four Canadians as they navigate the COVID-19 economy. Hear from a bar owner in Montreal, an entrepreneur in Winnipeg launching her own business, a single parent and immigrant in Vancouver who can't afford to stay out of the workforce, and a projection designer whose entire industry got cancelled by the pandemic.
The Herle Burly
The Herle Burly
Air Quotes Media
Margaret MacMillan + the Political Panel
We’ve got a 2-parter for you today. For Part 1, I’m so pleased to welcome Margaret MacMillan. Ms. MacMillan is a Professor of History at University of Toronto and emeritus Professor of International History at the University of Oxford. She is the bestselling author of a great many works, specializing in British Imperial history and the international history of the 19th and 20th centuries. We’ll talk to Ms. MacMillan about her new book “War: How conflict shaped us” ... and we’ll also get into historical lessons relevant to figures like Trump ... and the worldwide pandemic. For Part 2 of the pod, it’s our ever-lovin, ever-cussin’ Political Panel, with Jenni Byrne and Scott Reid! We’ll going to have it out over yesterday’s Economic update from Freeland. We’ll talk about COVID vaccines in Canada. And for fun and story-telling, we’ll chat about a very prescient Trudeau issuing a read-out of his call with Erin O’Toole – before his call with Erin O’Toole even happened. Jeez, I almost forgot: We’ll also continue with our new segment “HEY YOU!”, where we all throw a question out into the void, for a politician or public figure.A Daily-Double episode. Thank you for joining us on The Herle Burly podcast. Please take a moment to give us a rating and review on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. iTunes  Spotify  Stitcher  GooglePlay Watch this conversation on YouTube. The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail and MDA Space. SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | YouTube | RSS
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