Renewing Hamilton Through the Lens of Climate Action
31 min
Hamilton has a plan to tackle climate change, which is a good thing since last year it declared a climate emergency. But like many other cities around the world, how to make sure that plan includes issues of equity and accessibility can be tricky. In a city that has, over the years, dealt with loss of industry, reinvention, growth, gaps in equality, and poverty, we ask Hamilton city councillor Maureen Wilson; and Environment Hamilton project manager Beatrice Ekeko about planning for urban renewal and climate-change mitigation without leaving anyone behind.

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The Munk Debates Podcast
The Munk Debates Podcast
Antica Productions and iHeartRadio
Be it resolved: We should embrace, not fear, populist politics
Some proponents of liberal democracy are interpreting the US election results - and Donald Trump’s near win - as a warning sign that the pulse of populist politics still beats strong in the American body politic, an ill tiding for other liberal democracies currently trying to fend off populist insurgencies. Critics of populism say it is not inconceivable, if action isn’t taken to strengthen liberal democratic institutions and values, that the politics of Spain, France, the UK, and the US could end up looking a lot like those in Hungary, Turkey, Russia, and Brazil today. Defenders of populist politics say the recent US election is proof that the rough and tumble spirit of democracy is alive and well. They credit populism with turning out historic numbers of voters on both sides of the ballot. Thanks to populist politics, citizens have the power to articulate their interests and anxieties during a period of massive demographic and social upheaval. They argue that populist politics - both right-wing and left-wing - is key to renewing democracy and giving its values and institutions a new lease on life in the 21st century.  Arguing for the motion is Donald Critchlow, Katzin Family Professor at Arizona State University’s Faculty of History. He has recently published In Defense of Populism: Protest and American Democracy.  Arguing against the motion is Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies at Oxford University. He is the author of The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ‘89 witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin & Prague. Sources: MLive, Sky News, ITV News, WLKY Louisville, CBC, ABC, Al Jazeera, Daily Mail, Regan Library, Bedros Keuilen The host of the Munk Debates is Rudyard Griffiths - @rudyardg.   For detailed show notes on the episode, head to Tweet your comments about this episode to @munkdebate or comment on our Facebook page To sign up for a weekly email reminder for this podcast, send an email to   To support civil and substantive debate on the big questions of the day, consider becoming a Munk Member at Members receive access to our 10+ year library of great debates in HD video, a free Munk Debates book, newsletter and ticketing privileges at our live events. This podcast is a project of the Munk Debates, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to fostering civil and substantive public dialogue - The Munk Debates podcast is produced by Antica, Canada’s largest private audio production company -   Executive Producer: Stuart Coxe, CEO Antica Productions Senior Producer: Christina Campbell Editor: Kieran Lynch Associate Producer: Abhi Raheja
50 min
The Herle Burly
The Herle Burly
Air Quotes Media
Adrienne Spafford + the Political Panel #MailbagEdition
A Daily-Double episode. For Part 1, we have Adrienne Spafford as our guest. Adrienne is CEO of Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, and she has a long history as, not only a seasoned healthcare leader, but a senior advisor in government. We’re going to be talking about the impacts of COVID on mental health. We'll also chat more broadly about our system and strategy for addictions and mental health care. What are we getting right? And where can we do better? Part 2 of the pod is a special edition of the Political Panel, with our comms and campaign gurus, Jenni Byrne and Scott Reid! Today we're doing an ALL-MAILBAG show, answering all your burning political questions and sharing some questionable stories from our past. And don't miss our new segment at the end of the Panel we call, “HEY YOU!” ... Here’s how “HEY YOU” works: each of us will throw a single question out into the social media ether ... for a politician or public figure. Will it be entertaining? Yeah, I’m pretty sure it will. Will somebody take the bait and give us an answer? We’ll see. Will somebody else create a burner account, and masquerade as that public figure to try to fake us out? Seems like a lot of work, but sure. Go for it. Anyway, stick around for “HEY YOU!” 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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