What does the election of a right-leaning populist party in Quebec mean for the future of the province? And how do you pronounce USMCA? It sounds a lot like NAFTA.
They’re baaaaack! Jen and Justin catch you up on what’s been happening with NAFTA, Maxime Bernier, pipelines, and more.
Also, we reveal the real author of the NY Times op-ed.
Jesse talks to Graeme Gordon about his controversial interview with former Rebel personality, current Toronto mayoral candidate, and avowed white supremacist Faith Goldy. Plus Trump’s “off the record” drama with Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale.
The honeymoon for Trudeau’s honeymoon is over. We take a look at the batshit year that was, and leave things in a light and summery mood by discussing child detention.
Who invited Donald Trump to Justin Trudeau’s nice party? He arrived late and hung over, skipped meetings, vomited in the plants, hid a fish in the air ducts, left early, and then complained about it. How in all of God’s green pastures could he be right about any of his trade policy?
We have reached peak batshit in the Ontario election. Ford suing Ford, octogenarians in “physical altercations” with seventh-graders while illegally campaigning at schools, loopy NDP candidates – and that’s just this week.
And no one, NO ONE, can believe that Trump is following through on his campaign promise to dissolve NAFTA.
We tear into the Liberals’ “convention,” call the chaplain for NAFTA, finally solve Alberta’s David Suzuki problem, and sit down with Bill Browder, the man behind the Magnitsky Act.
Quebec’s racist bill, unveiled. Plus NAFTA explained by one of its founders, former Mulroney Chief of Staff Hugh Segal. Also, Quebec passes a bill restricting religious symbols, but mostly just the kind worn by brown people. And Vancouver? Commons is headed to your burg! Support us at patreon.com/CANADALAND and see this year’s goals and rewards.
Post columnists pen truly offensive shit; another media outlet lays off workers; Donald Trump has us all scrambling. Another day, another 81¢ (rounded for inflation). The team of our Commons podcast weighs in.
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