Paula Simons did something that makes a lot of journalists cringe. She went into politics. The former Edmonton Journal columnist is now an independent senator. She speaks about crossing over, using social media to pull back the curtain on Canadian politics… and the Senate’s secret snack machine.
It now goes to the House, where Liberals will have to decide if they’re serious about journalistic freedom.
Should a politician’s voting record prevent her from speaking up about sexism? Why protestors were living inside the offices of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada across the country. And Mike Duffy’s acquitted. Jane Lytvenenko joins Supriya Dwivedi.
Senator Diane Bellemare quit the Conservative caucus, saying pressure to toe the party line is getting in the way of Senators doing their jobs.
A difficult interview in which Senator Anne C. Cools dismisses the need to audit senators’ expenses and denies that violence is a gendered problem.
Comedian/economist/”candidate” Scott Vrooman on the federal budget and CBC TV’s “get ‘er done” programming strategy.
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