Radio/Front Burner

Podcast: The terrible, no good year for Quebec sovereignty

December 26, 2018

“For 40 years, sovereignty has been in elections by default because either the party in power or the party in opposition was a sovereigntist party … that is no longer the case,” says long-time Quebec journalist Martin Patriquin. While the question of sovereignty remains front of mind for many Quebecers, this year it wasn’t an […]

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How and why the ‘yellow vest’ protests spread

December 20, 2018

“If you look at the yellow vest movement in France, none of it has been about migration. It hasn’t been about cultural values.” Sophie Pedder, Paris correspondent for The Economist, says the ‘yellow vest’ protests in Canadian cities are in some ways different from the movement that inspired them in Paris. French protesters have been campaigning against […]

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Google, Alphabet and the fight over a controversial ‘smart city’ in Toronto

November 12, 2018

FRONT BURNER Sidewalk Toronto is being touted as the next-step in city development, but critics are concerned about issues related to privacy, intellectual property rights and data collection. CBC News · November 12 Sidewalk Labs wants to build pedestrian bridges, floating barges and outdoor projection screens in Quayside. (Sidewalk Labs) Listen to the full episode25:03 […]

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How Tony Clement ended up at the centre of a sexting scandal

November 8, 2018

Longtime MP Tony Clement has resigned as justice critic for the official opposition and is leaving the Conservative caucus after admitting that sharing sexually explicit images and video led to an extortion attempt. Power and Politics host Vassy Kapelos delves into how a seasoned politician known for being an early social media adopter ended up […]

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