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Welcome to Poutine Politics - Canadian Issues Served with Cheese Curds! Each week, hosts Adam and Mike will bring you their opinions on political and social issues that affect Canadians, whether here at home or around the world. Maybe you’ll agree with them, maybe you won’t. The intent is to bring back rational debate and discussion without the need for name calling and other insults. Listen alone or with family and friends - we encourage respectful discussion with us and your peers of all political stripes. Find us at poutinepolitics.ca and through our different social media connections!

Welcome to Poutine Politics - Canadian Issues Served with Cheese Curds! Each week, hosts Adam and Mike will bring you their opinions on political and social issues that affect Canadians, whether here at home or around the world. Maybe you’ll agree with them, maybe you won’t. The intent is to bring back rational debate and discussion without the need for name calling and other insults. Listen alone or with family and friends - we encourage respectful discussion with us and your peers of all political stripes. Find us at poutinepolitics.ca and through our different social media connections!
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Welcome to Poutine Politics - Canadian Issues Served with Cheese Curds! Each week, hosts Adam and Mike will bring you their opinions on political and social issues that affect Canadians, whether here at home or around the world. Maybe you’ll agree with them, maybe you won’t. The intent is to bring back rational debate and discussion without the need for name calling and other insults. Listen alone or with family and friends - we encourage respectful discussion with us and your peers of all political stripes. Find us at poutinepolitics.ca and through our different social media connections!

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Episodes

Episode 013 - The Rhinoceros Party of Canada

9/16/2019
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While the 2019 election period is underway...not everything has to be so serious. No one really talks about the fringe parties that much - and no, we're not talking about the Peoples' Party of Canada! The Rhinoceros Party of Canada! Have you ever been curious what they stand for and what some of their policy goals would be? Would proportional representation bring more Rhinos to the House of Commons? Mike and Adam have a light discussion on what it means to be a Rhino.

Duration:00:29:21

Episode 012 - Bill C-71, Gun Ownership & Gun Crime

9/9/2019
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Bill C-71, "An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms", passed into Royal Assent in June 2019 with relatively little fanfare in the media, but with much heated debate in Parliament and the Senate, as well as gun enthusiasts across Canada. There are many moving parts to these changes, as they make amendments to the "Firearms Act" and the Criminal Code based on gun-related issues. But does it address the problems of gun violence in Canada? Or is it just legislation...

Duration:00:40:28

Episode 011 - The 2019 Federal NDP Platform

9/2/2019
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Election season is ramping up, and we have our first official policy platform from one of the major parties - it's the NDP! Adam and Mike review some of the major points of the platform and provide their opinions. We're not pulling any punches here, and we believe you won't be disappointed (in us, not the platform). Find the NDP platform for yourself here: https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf

Duration:00:43:08

Episode 010 - The Ontario Health & Physical Education Curriculum

8/26/2019
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SEX! Now that I have your attention, here comes Episode 10 of Poutine Politics! When the Progressive Conservatives were elected in Ontario in June 2018, one of the items they ran on was to reform the health & physical education curriculum (including sexual education, which is basically the only part anyone focused on...) for the public school system. After a repeal process that left many people feeling bitter and a consultation process that left many people confused, the new curriculum has...

Duration:00:44:47

Episode 009 - Canadians for Tax Fairness

8/19/2019
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The Federal Government has shown sizable deficits since the 2008 worldwide financial crisis, with unfortunately no end in sight at this time. Liberals and Conservatives have both promised returns to budget surpluses in an attempt to win support from all corners of the country, but so far have very little or nothing to show for it. Continued efforts to cut taxes are popular with the populace at large, but either lead to increased federal debt or underfunded programs. Canadians for Tax...

Duration:00:42:12

Episode 008 - A Real Plan to Protect The Environment?

8/12/2019
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With climate change starting to dominate the discussion leading up to the 2019 election, the Conservative Party of Canada provided "A Real Plan to Protect The Environment", their climate change platform if they form our next federal government. Adam & Mike take a dive into the document (available at arealplan.ca) and give you their opinions on some of the highlights (or lowlights).

Duration:00:56:09

Episode 007 - Drawdown & Climate Change Solutions

8/5/2019
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CLIMATE CHANGE! Everyone's talking about it, or should be if they're not. The current existential threat of humanity. In episode 7 of Poutine Politics, Mike and Adam introduce us to "Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming" (drawdown.org), review some of the most effective methods to reduce and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and discuss some current political policy towards renewable energy.

Duration:00:37:34

Episode 006 - Gas Prices

7/28/2019
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The August long weekend is upon us! You know what that means? THE PRICE OF GAS IS GOING UP! But is it really that simple? Mike and Adam discuss what kinds of situations can have an effect on your wallet when you fill up at the pump.

Duration:00:24:12

Episode 005 - Green Party Town Hall (made with Spreaker)

7/22/2019
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Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, passed through our area recently and held a public town hall. Adam & Mike discuss some of the issues and questions that were covered during the town hall.

Duration:00:40:13

Episode 005 - Green Party Town Hall

7/21/2019
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Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, passed through our area recently and held a public town hall. Adam & Mike discuss some of the issues and questions that were covered during the town hall.

Duration:00:40:13

Episode 004 - Traffic

7/15/2019
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In episode 4 of Poutine Politics, Mike and Adam discuss traffic issues and methods to alleviate congestion and gridlock. Some griping on local mass transit ensues.

Duration:00:31:14

Episode 003 - Electoral Reform

7/9/2019
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In the third episode of Poutine Politics, Adam and Mike discuss their opinions (and maybe some facts as well...) on electoral reform in Canada.

Duration:00:31:16

Episode 002 - The Lottery

7/2/2019
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In Episode 2 of Poutine Politics, Mike and Adam discuss issues related to lotteries and gambling, including where some of the money actually goes.

Duration:00:23:11

Episode 001 - Social Media & Censorship

6/24/2019
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Episode 1 of Poutine Politics has Adam and Mike discussing their opinions on the pros and cons of censorship on social media.

Duration:00:30:03

Episode 000 - Welcome To Poutine Politics

6/16/2019
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Welcome to Poutine Politics - Canadian Issues Served with Cheese Curds! A brief introduction to co-hosts Adam and Mike, as well as a synopsis of the show. Stay tuned for our first episode, coming soon!

Duration:00:01:42